A Dexter man is charged with aggravated reckless conduct after allegedly shooting at a police officer just after midnight on Monday. The officer went to the area after a woman called to say there was a man she didn’t know behind her house. When the officer arrived, Robert Chandler allegedly fired at him from inside a different house. The officer was not hurt.

A Bangor man was arrested on Saturday after taking a stroll on the runway at Bangor International Airport. Bangor Police say it was around 2:30 in the afternoon when airport officials saw Jesse Nochella walking on the runway, with planes still taxiing on the tarmac. He ran when they tried to stop him, but police caught up to him near Pine Grove Cemetery and arrested him on multiple charges, including trespassing. 

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Anyone with breathing problems, or who will be exerting themselves outside today should be aware of an air quality alert in the state. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says smoke from western wildfires is once again hanging in the state’s atmosphere. Officials say the haze should move out overnight.

Some people who collected unemployment in Maine and elsewhere will have to submit proof that they were employed when they lost a job due to the pandemic. The federal government is requiring the proof of employment by August 4th for anyone who has received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. The rule applies to anyone who has received benefits beginning with the week that ended January 2nd.

Everyone donating blood at the American Red Cross Donor Center in Bangor through Thursday, this week, will receive a free pass to the Bangor State Fair. The same offer will be in place August 2nd to the 6th.

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