Law Enforcement officials are warning residents not to abbreviate the year 2020 when filling out legal documents or signing checks. It would be very easy for the number to be manipulated by adding numerals to the end of it, so the abbreviated 20 could become 2010 or even 2021, resulting in fraud.

Presque Isle students were dismissed just after 9 Thursday morning, after the high school principal found a threat in his email. Officials say the email specified a threat against the high school on January 2nd. While school is back in this morning, there is an increased police presence while officials investigate the origin of the note.

Governor Janet Mills has directed all American and Maine state flags to fly at half staff today, in honor of a member of the Bangor Fire Department. Former Bangor Fire Chief Jeffrey Cammack passed away recently of cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Anah Shrine building on Broadway.

Milo Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man who hasn’t been seen since Sunday night. 24-year-old Cevonte Johnson was last seen around 6:30 Sunday night on Park Street, near Pat’s Pizza in Milo. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Milo Police.

The National Park Service is offering a limited number of households the chance to collect wood rounds piled in a designated part of Acadia National park. The wood is mixed soft and hard, in unsplit rounds of 16 to 20 inches in diameter. Anyone wishing to be considered for the wood should send an email to the Acadia Park dispatcher. Acadia underscore dispatch at NPS dot gov before the 13th of the month.

Maine turns 200 years old in March, and a number of events have been planned around the state, throughout the year, to celebrate the bicentennial. Find a complete schedule of events on the Maine bicentennial website.

The American Red Cross will collect donations for the Bangor Humane Society today, as well as donations of blood. Folks are encouraged to drop by the Red Cross blood donor center at 900 Hammond Street today between 9 and 2 to give blood, but also to donate items like used sheets and blankets, towels, pet food and toys, which will be used with the shelter animals.

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