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Two Bangor area women arrested for drug trafficking

Two Bangor area women arrested for drug trafficking

Two Bangor area women were arrested Thursday morning and charged with distribution of drugs, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno confirmed.

The two women were identified as 24-year-old Monique Nichols of Hudson and 53-year-old Wanda Wyman of Bangor. State drug agents seized half a pound of heroin from the women that they brought from New York to sell in Bangor.

Arno explained that half a pound of heroine was equivalent to 2,300 doses, valued at around $60,000. Both women are now facing a charge of aggravated drug trafficking, which is a Class A felony.

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Maine marijuana legalization attempt fails

Maine marijuana legalization attempt fails

Marijuana legalization activists’ attempt to ask Maine voters in a Nov. 2016 referendum whether they want to legalize the recreational drug or not has collapsed, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s office announced on Wednesday.

The measure required at least 61,123 valid signatures to be placed on the Nov. ballot. Petitioners for An Act to Legalize Marijuana submitted a total of 99,229 signatures, but the secretary of state’s office could validate just 51,543 of those signatures. Dunlap said that his office found nearly 48,000 invalid signatures.

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Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan stops in Bangor to energize Clinton’s supporters

Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan stops in Bangor to energize Clinton’s supporters

Two-time Olympic skating medalist Michelle Kwan stopped by Hillary Clinton’s Bangor campaign office on Tuesday to express her support for the leading Democratic presidential candidate and energize other supporters.

Kwan, who is surrogate outreach manager for the Hillary for America campaign and who served as former first lady’s senior advisor for public diplomacy & public affairs, said she was very glad to be Bangor to support Clinton.

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‘Food waste’ documentary to be screened in Bangor this Thursday

‘Food waste’ documentary to be screened in Bangor this Thursday

With a sincere aim to promote awareness about food waste and encourage sustainability, the Natural Resources Council of Maine has just started hosting screenings featuring the “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” documentary.

The 74-minute documentary, produced by Peg Leg Films, shows where does food products that farms, homes, restaurants, grocery stores and schools discard go. It highlights the fact that a big fraction of the food that goes waste can be saved and consumed by people.

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Bangor police to clean up Harlow Street

Bangor police to clean up Harlow Street

Bangor police will clean up ‘trenches of Satan’ on Harlow Street, which has become the latest war zone in the city’s fight against vice.

Previous year, Bangor Police Chief Thomas O’Donohue had to shut down as many as fifteen notoriously disorderly houses and eject the proprietors from the city.

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New York man pleads not guilty to Nov. 27th Bangor shooting charges

New York man pleads not guilty to Nov. 27th Bangor shooting charges

A 27-year-old New York man charged with murder and elevated aggravated assault in connection with Nov. 27th Bangor shooting pleaded not guilty.

When produced before a judge at the Penobscot Judicial Center on Friday, Robert Hansley denied that he fatally shot one man and wounded another in the early morning hours on that day at a Center Street apartment in Bangor.

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Navy launches investigation into who flew drone over Bangor submarine base

Navy launches investigation into who flew drone over Bangor submarine base

A spokesperson for the U. S. Navy has confirmed that earlier this month's incident of a drone flying in prohibited airspace over Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor is under investigation.

The drone was spotted over the prohibited Bangor submarine vase by a Navy employee on Feb. 8, 2016. Confirming the incident in a written statement, Navy spokesperson Silvia Klatman said the investigation was launched in coordination with civilian law enforcement.

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