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BANGOR - Hundreds of individuals have auditioned for various plays and musicals at The Penobscot Theatre, but none have had quite the look, confidence and strut of Zuzu. This Olde English Bulldogge from Brewer will be playing Sandy, the lovable sidekick of little orphan Annie in the musical of the same name. The production will run from Dec. 5-29 at the theater on Main Street.

"We didn't have our heart set for Zu to be Sandy; it was just something fun [to do]," said Brian Sturgeon, Zuzu's owner. "I was surprised how well she did [during auditions] being only 2 or 2 years old and having gone through obedience class."

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:30

October 17, 2012

Diamonds patron arrested for drug trafficking

BANGOR - A Massachusetts man was arrested at Diamonds Gentlemen's Club on Harlow Street Friday night after allegedly dropping a bag of cocaine on the floor.

Police say Lakeem S. McFadden, 29, of Brockton, Massachusetts, was inside the club on Oct. 12 when someone reportedly saw him accidentally drop a bag containing a white substance from his pocket while en route to the restroom. Authorities say an employee walking right behind McFadden picked up the baggie and turned it into the office. Management thought it looked suspicious and contacted Bangor police to come check it out.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 19:51

Hopping to the rescue

Lamoine resident creates rabbit rescue

LAMOINE - A Lamoine resident has created a hopping business out of her home that's purely dedicated to rescuing abandoned, neglected or surrendered rabbits. Jenny Nichols began Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue over the summer, and now she is hoping to find homes for approximately 20 rabbits she currently has available for adoption.

"I didn't know that much about rabbits a couple years ago," Jenny Nichols admitted. "I started doing research and found out they are as smart as dogs."

BANGOR - Eastern Maine Medical Center is quickly becoming one of the most popular hospital sites among medical students looking for locations to fulfill their rotation requirements. Just ask Mary Blish, EMMC's enthusiastic clinical education specialist.

"We do what is called a showcase at the University of New England [each year]. It's for students looking for rotations in the next year. Every clinical site is down there and we all get a certain amount of time to talk about our location. I always like to be different and stand out," explained Blish.

Seats set up at Bangor Mall for viewing & testing

BANGOR - The new Bangor Auditorium is one step closer to completion now that the seating inside the new Cross Insurance Center has been selected. Hussey Seating Company, a family-owned company in North Berwick, will be supplying and installing 8,000 of its seats inside the new arena next month. However, the public can test them out this month when they stop by the Bangor Mall. That's where a couple of the chairs are currently on display.

"I think it's important for people to get a firsthand view of what the new seats are going to look like," said Adam Pearson, director of sales operations at the Hussey Seating Company.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:04

October 10, 2012

Two men arrested in Bangor triple homicide

BANGOR - A Massachusetts and Rhode Island man are currently behind bars in connection with a homicide that took the lives of three Penobscot County residents back in August.

The bodies of Daniel Borders, 26, of Hermon, Nicolle Lugdon, 24, of Eddington and Lucas Tuscano, 28, of Bradford were discovered in a burned-out car located in the parking lot of a Target Industrial Circle business on Aug. 13.

Thursday, 04 October 2012 15:52

Survivor's youngest player gets voted off

The 25th season of 'Survivor' is already becoming predictable. For the third week in a row, viewers watched as the Kalabaw and Tandang tribes dominated the immunity challenge, leaving the Matsing tribe to face tribal council once again. With just four players remaining on that tribe, the choices of who to send home were limited. Both Russell Swan and Angie Layton offered very little during the challenge, but when confronted both claimed they were more valuable than the other and should remain in the game.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:57

Styling with purpose

Salon Bonifacio gives back to Bangor community

BANGOR - A Washington County man gave himself a 38th birthday present he will never forget. In August, Guy Ortega opened his own business - a hair salon on Ohio Street in Bangor that he's named Salon Bonifacio.

"I wanted to use all my life experience and create my dream come true," Ortega explained. "I wanted to be in a field that made you happy."

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:35

October 3, 2012

Eastbrook man arrested following Bangor pharmacy robbery 

BANGOR - An Eastbrook man is behind bars for allegedly robbing the Rite Aid pharmacy on Union Street in Bangor on Sunday.

Authorities say at 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 30 they received a 911 call that the Rite Aid at 556 Union Street had just been robbed and the suspect had fled in a 1995 gold Pontiac Bonneville. Sgt. Robert Bishop and officers Jim Dearing and Dan Sanborn spotted the vehicle behind a maintenance building near the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. They attempted to stop the motorist, who drove onto the golf course instead with the police in pursuit. The suspect, later identified as Jeffrey Macy, 46, of Eastbrook, drove on and around the 17th and 18th fairways before eventually hitting Bishop's Chevy Tahoe in the left front fender.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 12:07

Fireball Run races to completion in Bangor

Eight day road rally crosses finish line at Hollywood Casino racetrack

BANGOR - Car shows are a popular summer pastime in Maine, and this weekend Bangor hosted a show unlike any other. Fierce Ferraris, muscular Mustangs, lovely Lamborghinis, cruising Corvettes and dashing DeLoreans zoomed into the Queen city, the finish line for the 2012 Fireball Run adventure rally on Saturday afternoon, turning heads on every street they traveled.

"That was amazing. I had thoughts in my head how it would be, but to spend that many days with the same people traveling across the United States, we got to see amazing things that a lot of people wouldn't get to see and do in a race situation," explained "Timber Tina" Scheer of the Bangor Riverdrivers.

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