Childhood Obesity Conference in Bangor on Monday November, 8

Studies indicate that some forty percent of Maine's youth entering kindergarten is overweight or obese. In addition to hindering healthy lifestyles, obesity costs the American people billions in medical expenses every year. The EMHS Youth Healthy Lifestyle Project, Let’s Go! - EMHS is partnering with schools, communities and others to find ways that together we can curb childhood obesity. Many of these folks will gather in Bangor next Monday.

The theme of the 2010 Maine Childhood Obesity Community session, hosted by Let’s Go!  - EMHS is to inspire, invigorate, educate, and collaborate. The “share and learn” session, beginning at 9am on Monday November 8, at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn seeks to bring together individuals and organizations working in their communities to combat childhood obesity.

Hazardous rail training held in Old Town

OLD TOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Imagine if a train carrying hazardous material derailed in Old Town.  That's what emergency responders learned Thursday at a rail safety course.

The training, sponsored by Maine Operation Lifesaver, includes hands-on activities and real-life scenarios. Norman Griffith of Operation Lifesaver says says a rail accident is a lot different than most of the calls received by police, fire and EMS.

Norma Griffith with Maine Operation Lifesaver said, "They are learning about boxcars and hazmat cars and all the dangers they are going to face out in the field. How to approach it, where to get the information about what is on the cars. The unique hazards that they present. "

Griffith says they have taught the course to about fifty departments over the past year. It is also available for schools.

River Music - The Music of Paul Sullivan

We'll be in Ellsworth at the Grand on December 3rd,
Bath at the Chocolate Church on December 4th,
Unity at the Performing Arts Centre on December 11th,
and in Bangor at All Soul's Church on December 12th.


Holland found guilty in double murder trial

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A jury in the Rory Holland murder trial has found the 56-year-old guilty on two counts of murder.

Holland, who is from Biddeford, was on trial in Bangor in the death of 19-year-old Gage Greene and his 21-year-old brother, Derek, on the early morning of June 30, 2009. Holland's attorneys claimed he was fearful for his life that morning and fired in self-defense when the brothers and others passed by his South Street home after a night of drinking.

Prosecutors, who rested their case on Monday, said Holland was not justified in pulling a handgun from his waistband and shooting the brothers. Holland's attorneys finished their defense on Tuesday afternoon. Holland did not testify on his own behalf.

General to visit Maine's 101st Air Refueling Wing

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- The commander of the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is visiting the Maine National Guard's 101st Air Refueling Wing as part of an assessment that will determine the future of the so-called air bridge program.

The program that provides in-air refueling of military aircraft headed to and from Iraq, Afghanistan and Europe has been targeted for cuts. About 400 personnel in Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are only assured of continued service through the end of November.

Gen. Raymond Johns is scheduled Thursday to tour the 101st in Bangor along with Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Gov. John Baldacci.

Collins has said she hopes the general's visit will lead to the vast majority of personnel being retained through the coming year.








Emergency communications system test Nov. 10

The University of Maine will conduct a full-scale emergency communications system test on Wednesday, Nov.

Gas leak at Maine school sends 7 to hospital

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Officials are blaming a malfunctioning heating unit for a gas leak at a Bangor beauty school that resulted in seven people seeking hospital treatment.

Officials said the victims were treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital and released after yesterday's gas leak at Empire Beauty School.

According to the Bangor Daily News, several students complained of nausea and lightheadedness, but nobody reported being seriously ill.

Assistant Fire Chief Daryl Cyr said the leak was traced to a heating unit on the roof of the school.

School spokeswoman Angela Watson said the school is scheduled to reopen today.