The Augusta Police Department is warning residents of a recent rash of car thefts, with vehicles being taken out of people’s driveways and some more public locations. In most cases, authorities say the vehicles were unlocked with the keys left inside. Anyone with information about the thefts is encouraged to contact police.

A man wanted in North Carolina in connection with a homicide was arrested yesterday at Bangor International Airport. Police say Brewer resident Javon Richardson has a warrant out for his arrest for Obstructing Justice and was taken into custody as the got off a plane. He’s being held pending extradition to North Carolina.

A job fair in Bangor on Wednesday will offer employment positions in the University of Maine’s office of facilities management. Campus officials will be there talking about how trades employees work behind the scenes to keep the Orono campus so beautiful, with openings in fields like carpentry, custodial, electrical, and plumbing. The job fair is being held Wednesday afternoon from 5 to 7 at the UMaine campus facilities complex off the Rangely Road.

A hearing in Bangor on Thursday will address an effort to lower individual health insurance premiums for Mainers. The program is in response to a law passed last year that would reduce premiums for individuals who don’t qualify to subsidies under Obamacare. The public hearing will start at 5:00 Thursday evening in the Board Room at Husson University.

A day of free spa treatments is being offered to cancer survivors, caregivers, and those with a cancer diagnosis, who are currently going through therapy next weekend in Bangor. A doctor’s written permission and document of diagnosis will be required to receive the spa and wellness treatments fore free at the Sacred Core Wellness and Retreat, including foot detox soaks, massage therapy, and reiki. Find more information at the website for the Purple Iris Foundation.

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