State Police have charged a teenage boy with murder in connection with the death of a Bowdoinham woman. There’s still no word on cause of death for Marie Sylvester but police say she died after being found badly injured in her home earlier this week.

A bus driver was treated for smoke inhalation but none of the Hermon High school students or staff were injured yesterday when their bus caught fire as it was leaving the University of Maine. Passersby were able to extinguish the flames before crews arrived.

Brewer Police arrested three people in a raid on Tuesday that was part of an investigation into the trafficking of heroin and cocaine. The arrests came after the execution of search warrants at North Main Street apartments during which drugs and multiple weapons were seized.

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced yesterday that will no longer sell assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines, and has raised the age to purchase a gun in their stores to 21, in response to the Parkland Florida shooting. While a similar response to the Sandy Hook shootings was temporary, the CEO says this is a permanent move caused, in part, by the fact that the shooter in Florida had purchased one of his guns at a Dick’s sporting goods store.

Downeast Toyota in Brewer is holding a Doggy Drive today, to benefit the Bangor Humane Society. Folks are encouraged to drop by between 10 and 4:30 and leave donations of pet food, blankets, toys, and other things to help care for the shelter animals. In addition, there will be treats for any pups who stop by, games, and a photo booth, all for the dogs.

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