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Acadia Hospital has created a new eating disorder program.


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Acadia officials said there has never been an eating disorder treatment to exist north of Portland except for individual treatment, until now. Eating disorders are complex and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. This new eight-week series of intensive outpatient group therapy will help young adults ages 16 and up struggling with eating disorders or eating issues. Medical experts said the disorders can affect a person's emotional and physical health.

C&L Aerospace adds new operation, creates jobs


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- C&L Aerospace at Bangor International Airport opened its new aircraft painting hangar on October 16th and is now looking to fill 20 new positions.

The aircraft part and maintenance company spent two years and $2.5 million equipping the 17,000 square foot hangar with the painting system. It can hold up to two regional aircrafts at one time and each requires 13 to 14 workers to paint and maintain each one. According to the C&L Aerospace CEO, Chris Kilgour, the company has paint orders booked through the end of the year and need to bring on a larger crew to handle all the business.

Domestic Violence Chat


If you don't feel comfortable talking with an advocate on the phone, or if it's not safe for you to call, this live chat is a safe way to connect with an advocate based out of Spruce Run.

Four advocates from Spruce Run will be available Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. to talk with you about domestic violence.

24 hour hotline: 1-800-863-9909

FMI: http://www.sprucerun.net/


Fire fumes sends 9 first responders to hospital


Prentiss, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – UPDATED 1:25p.m. - Maine State Fire Marshal officials say 8 firefighters and one state trooper had to be hospitalized after a camp fire in Prentiss early Sunday morning.

Sgt. Joel Davis of the Maine State Fire Marshal's office said a fire on Tucker Ridge Road was very smoky and filled with some though was "toxic" fumes. Davis said all people sent to hospitals have been treated and released and that there were no serious injuries.

NEWS CENTER spoke with several volunteer firefighters that were on scene and said they believe their treatment was for "precautionary" reasons and that there has been no confirmation of any toxic fumes during the fire.

Fire officials said initial reports indicated a potential meth lab fire. After investigation, officials determined that was not the case.

Join WLBZ 2 for Make a Difference Day 2014


Make a Difference Day is Saturday, October 25 and WLBZ 2 and the United Way of Eastern Maine are asking you to join in and work on a project in your area.

WLBZ 2 is spending the day helping to put in a healing garden at Sarah's House-- a cancer patient hospitality house in Holden.

For a project you can get involved in, visit the Volunteer Maine website or give the United Way of Eastern Maine a call at 941-2800.


Ride For A Reason raises awareness of veteran suicide


MACHIAS, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- An average of 22 U.S. veterans take their own lives every day. That's according to the organization Active Heroes, a nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans struggling with depression.

On Saturday in Machias, a local army veteran and an advocate for the Active Heroes held Ride For A Reason to raise money for the nonprofit's Carry The Fallen campaign.

The A.T.V. riding event drew more than 150 people and raised more than $4,500 for the campaign which will help pay for the treatment of veterans suffering from depression and other mental illnesses.

Local veteran Shawn Goodwin organized the event when he learned about veteran Army Captain Justin Fitch and his road to recovery after dealing with depression. Now Fitch strives to help other veterans get the help they need and know that it's okay to ask for it.

UMaine to cut $7 million from budget


ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- On Thursday, the University of Maine announced it will cut $7 million from its $242 million budget in the next fiscal year.

According to the Vice President of Administration and Finance Ryan Lowe, the roughly three percent cut will not eliminate any academic programs. The university will also try to avoid any layoffs, but details are still being worked out. UMaine's goal is to disrupt student affairs as little as possible, but with a little more than three million dollars being cut from academic affairs, the Maine Education Department is skeptical.