Bangor Police are investigating two robberies this week within a five hour span at ‘On the Run’ stores on Union and State Streets. In each case, police say no weapon was shown and no one was hurt, but a man made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with any information about the robberies is asked to call Bangor Police.

The cold case murder trial of Philip Fournier is now in the hands of a judge who will render a verdict at a later date. Fournier is accused of killing 16-year-old Joyce McLain in East Millinocket back in 1980. Prosecutors say he admitted to the killing at the time, but his defense attorneys say there’s not enough forensic evidence to convict.

LL Bean is reducing its workforce through an employee buyout plan and other belt tightening measures that should result in the dissolution of 500 full-time jobs. Any employee who has worked for the company at least 15 years and is at least 55 years old has the option to take a buyout. The changes will include the elimination of its pension plan.

Two game wardens and two hunters rescued a moose that was stuck in mud in a spring hole and couldn’t move her legs. They got her front legs out of the muck but found her back legs were stuck on some tree roots. After creating a winch in a tree, the men were able to pull the moose out unharmed.

Folks in the Augusta area can send singing valentines, courtesy of a barbershop quartet known as ‘Heart n Soul.’ The four women  help fund their good works with this annual fundraiser. Anyone interested in this special Valentine’s treat can email the quartet at hug a book 4 @yahoo dot com.

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