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Labor Day weekend fun in your area


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Labor Day is known as the unofficial end of the summer season.

No one is ready to say goodbye to warm weather, but everyone is ready to take advantage of the three-day weekend and enjoy the last few days of summer.

There are plenty of events going on locally. Steely Dan will be playing at the Waterfront Friday, August 29th. Country band Lady Antebellum will take the same stage on Saturday, August 30th. Then another country start, Jason Aldean, will rock the Waterfront Sunday, August 31st to close out the weekend. Doors open at 6pm for each show.

There are also several fairs and festivals going on now through Labor Day, September 1st.

- Blue Hill State Fair

- Windsor Fair

- Harmony Free Fair

- Springfield Fair

Bangor man arrested for unlawful sexual touching


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor Police arrested a man for unlawful sexual touching and possession of sexually explicit material.

42 year old Roger Severance of Bangor was arrested Friday as the result of a month long investigation by the Bangor Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. The investigation began in July after a referral was made to detectives from the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force. Severance has been charged with Unlawful sexual touching with a child under the age of 14 as well as Possession of sexually explicit material.

Severance was taken to the Penobscot County Jail where he is currently being held. Anyone who might have additional information regarding the activity of Severance is asked to contact Detective Beaulieu at 207-947-7384 ext. 5735.


Bangor Police said a Berlin, New Hampshire man was arrested and charged with assault Thursday.


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor Police said a Berlin, New Hampshire man was arrested and charged with assault Thursday.

27-year-old Adam Morton of New Hampshire was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault. The incident, in which a young child was seriously injured, occurred in Bangor on August 2. A household appliance was used in the assault.

Morton will be extradited to the State of Maine in the a few weeks.


Police watching for school zone speeders


HAMPDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Summer vacation is over and that means school zones are crammed with cars, kids, and buses in the morning and afternoons. Some drivers may forget to plan for the extra traffic and slower speed limit in these zones during their post summer commute, but Hampden Police say that's no excuse to speed over the 15 mile an hour limit. Sergeant Dan Stewart with the Hampden PD says during the first few weeks of school, students are not used to the changes in traffic, so paying attention when behind the wheel of a vehicle in a school zone is critical.

"The kids have been off all summer so now we have kids that are now walking to school, they're riding their bikes, get a lot of kids who like to skateboard and they're not always thinking about looking," said Sergeant Dan Stewart of the Hampden Police Department.

Bangor daycare closing leaves parents and teachers upset


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Bangor daycare will be closing its doors in two weeks, leaving parents and teachers both upset and scrambling. Parents at Life Academy Daycare were shocked Tuesday morning when they were told the daycare would be closing. The reason given was that Grace Church, which houses the daycare, can no longer afford to keep its doors open.

"It was a complete shock, honestly, unexpected. It was very hard for all of us," said Kerrie Knaide, whose 3-year-old son attends the daycare said,

On Wednesday, parents and teachers were still processing the news. The closure will leave more than 100 kids in need of a new daycare and 19 staffers in need of a new job. For some parents, this closure is like losing their second family.

Bangor daycare closing leaves parents & teachers upset


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Bangor daycare will be closing its doors in two weeks, leaving parents and teachers both upset and scrambling. Parents at Life Academy Daycare were shocked Tuesday morning when they were told the daycare would be closing. The reason given was that Grace Church, which houses the daycare, can no longer afford to keep its doors open.

"It was a complete shock, honestly, unexpected. It was very hard for all of us," said Kerrie Knaide, whose 3-year-old son attends the daycare said,

On Wednesday, parents and teachers were still processing the news. The closure will leave more than 100 kids in need of a new daycare and 19 staffers in need of a new job. For some parents, this closure is like losing their second family.

Drivers reminded to stop for school buses


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Back to school means more school buses back on the road that drivers need to pay attention to.

John T. Cyr & Sons bus company alone will have about three thousand school buses on the roads across the state. Drivers are reminded that they must watch for the blinking lights when driving behind a shcool bus- yellow lights mean slow down and red lights and the bus's stop sign mean stop until the school bus starts moving again. Not stopping for a school bus could put children boarding or exiting the bus in danger.

"So a child whose waiting for the bus, the bus arrives and the red lights come on, may often just run a cross the road without looking both ways. And awful things happen if a driver coming the other way in their automobile fails to stop or see that child," said Rick Soules, General Manager of John T. Cyr & Sons bus company.