A man who teamed up with his father to tie up and rob a woman at gunpoint is sentenced to seven years in prison. The judge encouraged John Michaud the second to get an education in prison and not to follow in his father’s footsteps.  John Michaud Senior was sentenced to fifteen years with five years suspended.

Maine’s new attorney general is a state representative from Bangor. Lawmakers elected Aaron Frey on Wednesday, after the newly elected were sworn in. Frey will take over for Janet Mills when she takes the office of Governor.

St Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor has lighted its Christmas tree, that doubles as a way to remember loved ones who have passed on. Lights of Remembrance ornaments can still be purchased and hung on the tree, bearing the name of the loved one. Find more information on the website for St. Joseph Hospital.

The Holden Police Department has brought back its 24 days of Kindness event, that sees officers doing random acts of kindness throughout the community. Police Chief Chris Greeley says, last year, one of the officers snuck into the parking lot at Sarah’s House and cleaned all the snow off all the cars that were parked there. In addition, they will be delivering toys and food to families in need.

It may seem too cold to run a marathon for many of us, but some hearty folks will take to the streets in the Katahdin area on Saturday. More than 2 thousand runners are expected to take part in the annual Millinocket Marathon, that offers free admission is acts as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Find more information on the Millinocket Marathon and Half Facebook page.