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The Matsing tribe could really use a win. The tribe of five was reduced to just four players after losing its second straight immunity challenge on the CBS reality show 'Survivor: Philippines'.

Roxy Morris of Brooklyn, New York tried convincing teammates Russell Swan and Denise Stanley that Angie needed to be sent home because she and fellow tribe mate Malcolm were getting too close. During the second episode, viewers saw the duo often cuddling at night in the camp which annoyed Morris. However, that wasn't enough to convince the remaining members to write down Angie's name. Instead, the team unanimously voted Roxy off the island; ultimately ending her chances to win the one million dollar prize.

BANGOR - Will Mosebach and Kristen Creech left the comforts of home this month in order to hike from Maine to Florida to raise funds for military families and veterans in need. It's a trek that is expected to take the couple almost seven months to complete and one that's been worth every step they've taken so far.

"Maine is amazing and the people are amazing," said Creech. "I have learned there are so many people who are willing to help the troops. As long as they know, they are so willing to help."

Creech and Mosebach, who served in the army as a paratrooper medic before being honorably discharged in 2005, set out on their journey from Calais on Sept. 8.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:56

Fired up for Fireball Run

Maine team competes in 8 day road race to recover missing children

BANGOR - The Fireball Run is officially underway and rolling. Forty teams took off on this eight day, 2,500-mile adventure rally last weekend in Ohio and they'll come to a screeching halt in Bangor, which is the finish line of the event, on Saturday, Sept. 29. But this outing is so much more than a road race - it's a race to recover America's missing children.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:06

September 26, 2012

Ellsworth motorist arrested for failing to brake for police 

TRENTON - A motorist traveling along Oak Point Road in Trenton on Saturday night kept at least one resident from getting a good night's sleep.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says that just after 1 a.m. on Sept. 22, they responded to a complaint made by an Oak Point Road resident that a vehicle was squealing its tires. While two deputies were in the resident's driveway, they saw the suspect's vehicle and immediately activated the emergency blue lights. Instead of coming to a stop, however, authorities said the vehicle sped toward Dep. Chris Sargent on Route 3.

Jason Hinckley, of Ellsworth, eventually stopped at the Trenton IGA where he was arrested for failure to stop for a police officer, operation of a motor vehicle with a prior habitual offender conviction, OUI and violation of bail. Hinckley was then transported to Hancock County Jail.

Friday, 21 September 2012 13:40

Let the drama begin on Survivor Philippines

It appears the contestants on this season's Survivor: Philippines aren't waiting for things to happen, but instead taking matters into their own hands and forming alliances, searching for hidden immunity idols and establishing which tribe mates are worth keeping and which are worth sending home. And they're only three days into this 39 day experience.

BANGOR - Thousands of people gathered for the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the Bangor waterfront last Sunday. Cancer survivors, their friends and even complete strangers who wanted to help support the efforts to find a cure for the deadly disease walked or ran in unison along the race route all donning the designated color for breast cancer awareness - pink.

"This is the most phenomenal event I've ever participated in," said Madelene Desmond of Presque Isle. "I'm a survivor. My sister-in-law is battling it right now and I lost my mom to breast cancer."

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 17:28

Unwanted K-9s turned into Frisbee catching stars

BLUE HILL - I love dogs. I adopted my black lab mix, Lindy, from the Bangor Humane Society almost four years ago. She's made me smile, laugh, shout and cry over and over again. I'm sure all you dog owners (especially those training puppies) can certainly relate. That being said, I don't regret bringing her home. She's a goofy girl that is always happy to see me and steal any crumb that falls from my dinner plate.

However, I know there is a stigma attached to 'pound puppies' or 'shelter dogs.' People assume they're problematic, damaged, unwanted or even untrainable. But a couple from Florida is proving those assumptions wrong. Lawrence and Jodi Frederick have turned these abandoned and unwanted pooches into Frisbee-catching show dogs. I recently had the pleasure of watching their 'Disc Connected' K9 show at this year's Blue Hill Fair. The duo began rescuing dogs in 1992. With a little bit of love, attention, countless vet bills and a whole lot of obedience training they've been able to turn these homeless, sheltered, rescued or abandoned dogs into talented, four-legged, Frisbee-catching superstars.

LEVANT - Turkey day may be a couple months away, but that's not stopping a Levant business from celebrating the famous Thanksgiving bird a little early. The great gobbler was the inspiration for this year's corn maze design at Treworgy's family orchards on Union Street, and it's attracting quite a flock of visitors.

"We come up with the theme around the dining room table," explained Robin Pellerin, retail manager at Treworgy's. "It's my parents that started the farm and we run it as a whole family. We sit around the table and come up with a theme usually at the end of the season. It's my uncle that did the maze design."

BANGOR - She's one of Maine's funniest ladies, if not the funniest, and now Birdie Googins, also known as the 'Marden's Lady,' is bringing her one-woman comedy act to Spectacular Events in Bangor. Her one-hour routine is all part of Grace United Methodist Church's annual auction fundraiser.

"I do so many fundraisers because there is so much need out there," said Googins. "Fundraisers really like the 'Marden's Lady' because she's so visible and they get a good turnout. And it's rewarding to help with that and keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening in the state."

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:12

Can you survive another season of 'Survivor'?

CBS reality show begins 25th season

'Survivor' is back. This time the CBS reality hit show will take place in the Philippines with 18 contestants divided into three separate teams. These participants try to outwit, outlast and outplay one another over a 39-day period in this social and strategic game of literal survival on a remote island. Frequently, they must fend for themselves when it comes to food and water, but during reward challenges the teams can receive the modern comforts and conveniences of home, including food. It's a game that has captured the attention of viewers for years, and the producers are hoping this 25th season will do the same.

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