Maine woman sentenced for intent to distribute bath salts

BANGOR, Maine(AP) -- A Maine woman will spend two years in prison for possession with intent to distribute bath salts.
Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Krystal Bell of Corinth will also spend three years in supervised release and must pay a $1,000 fine. She pleaded guilty in February.
Court records say law enforcement agents stopped Bell at a post office in St. Albans, Maine, in May 2014 when she was picking up a package mailed from China. Records say Bell told agents the package contained Alpha-PVP and she intended to deliver it to someone else.
Prosecutors say Alpha-PVP is a controlled substance that is among a group of illegal street drugs commonly called bath salts.

Bangor Councilor Baldacci to run for Congress

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci has announced that he's running for Congress.

Baldacci filed papers to run for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maine's Second District Wednesday. He is the brother of former Governor and Congressman John Baldacci.

His entry into the race means he'll be running against Democrat Emily Cain. The seat is currently held by Republican Bruce Poliquin.

Baldacci said his Maine roots, and his experience as a small business owner and a lawyer, would both help him be a good representative for the second district.

"I've lived and worked in this district almost my entire life. I know people all across here and I know their concerns about the economy, about jobs, about opportunity for the kids and we need to address those concerns in realistic ways," said said Baldacci.

Maine schools benefit from Music Matters program

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some Maine schools will getting a boost at the end of the summer to help their music programs continue to grow.

That program that offers the funds is called Music Matters and gathers returnable bottles to raise money.

"What better way to raise some money then with an obvious solution like returnable, so with that kind of start, we worked with Darling's, Machias and myself to implement this program...right now it's $12,000 dollars, we'd like to put $1,000 into 12 different schools this year, and then grow that number and change out the schools and try to spread the wealth throughout the state," said Chris Rudolph of Waterfront Concerts.

With Bangor State Fair, safety comes first

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Bangor State Fair is back in town! It's a more than 100 year old tradition in the Queen City.

This year's fair will feature more than 30 rides provided by Fiesta Shows. After some ride accidents at other fairs around the state this year with other companies, safety expectations are especially high. The Bangor Fire Department and investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office were out at the fair site all day, starting at 7 a.m., to make sure that every ride is up to safety standards.

"They'll be back doing spot checks throughout the fair like they do any of them when they're in the area, or if we have any complaints or there's any concerns, they'll certainly stop by," said Bangor Fire Chief Tom Higgins.

Chik-fil-A coming to Bangor

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor will soon be the home of Maine's first Chik-fil-A, if plans follow through.

The fast-food chain has plans to open a location at the Bangor Mall. An agreement is still being finalized but, according to mall management, a site plan has been developed.

Bangor's Chik-fil-A would be located across from the Chipotle on Stillwater Avenue and have a driveway leading to the Bangor Mall Boulevard.

Mall officials do not have a timeline for its construction.

Although one mall restaurant is opening another is closing. The owner of the Arby's says he's ready to retire but was unable to sell his business.

That restaurant will close Friday

Judge hands down sentences in Bangor triple homicide

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The two men connected to the 2012 triple homicide a Bangor courtroom were sentenced Tuesday. Randall Daluz will serve life in prison for the murders of Daniel Borders, Nicolle Lugdon and Lucas Tuscano. Nicholas Sexton was sentenced to 70 years in prison for the murder of Lugdon and 20 years for arson, of which he will serve consecutively.

"Mr. Daluz is disappointed that he received a life sentence. We feel like we gave the judge some mitigating circumstances that were significant that could have supported a sentence that would allow him to be released from prison at some point," said defense attorney, Hunter Tzovarras.

2 men set for sentencing in Maine car fire deaths

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Two men convicted of murder in a drug-related triple slaying followed by a car fire are due to be sentenced in a Bangor courtroom.

A jury convicted 36-year-old Randall Daluz of Brockton, Massachusetts, to three counts of murder and one count of starting a fire in the trial in May. Thirty-three-year-old Nicholas Sexton of Warwick, Rhode Island, was convicted of one murder count and arson. A jury deadlocked on two other murder charges against him. The pair are scheduled to sentenced Tuesday.

The bodies were discovered burned beyond recognition in a car in a Bangor parking lot in 2012. The victims were 24-year-old Nicolle Lugdon, of Eddington, 26-year-old Daniel Borders, of Hermon, and 28-year-old Lucas Tuscano, of Bradford.

Both men face maximum sentences of life in prison.