A Garland man is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after several animals were removed from his farm. State Officials seized 7 cows and 2 pigs from Rollins Orchard on Route 94 this week and summonsed Ernest Rollins. The animals have been moved to a secure location where they will be cared for.

Rochester, New York resident Rashaad McKinney was sentenced in Maine to 77 months in prison, on drug trafficking and firearms charges. Court documents state that the man, who was also known as Dawson or D, would bring heroin and crack from New York into Maine to sell. He was paying for the drugs by hiring people in Maine to buy firearms, which he then sold to his supplier in New York.

Former Governor Paul Lepage said in a radio interview on Thursday that he's considering running for Governor when Janet Mills’ term is up. He said he wants to see how this year's election goes before committing to anything. LePage said he plans to return from his home in Florida in the spring and stay until winter.

A Bangor church will once again host a dinner to show appreciation for first responders in the Greater Bangor area. The dinner is planned for March 6th at Crosspoint Church on Broadway and is free to attend. This is the second year the church has paid tribute to first responders.

A program that aims to provide a free book every month to every 1st grader in Maine is in need of additional sponsor dollars, to expand beyond the 6 schools it currently serves. Co-founder Dan Cashman says they hope to add 20 more schools in September, but that will take more funding. Find more information on our Sunday morning program, Maine Concerns.

Residents who are getting sick of winter are invited to join in on the Cabin Fever Reliever in Lincoln this weekend. Saturday's festivities will include ice skating, a chili cook-off, an ice bar, live music, and more. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Cabin Fever Reliever.