Mainers are encouraged to check their storage units after a 37-year-old resident was arrested for allegedly stealing from locked units in Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc counties. Joshua Vandine of Thomaston was charged with burglary and having a stolen gun after a spree that lasted about two years and involved cutting padlocks from units and replacing them with his own locks. Anyone who believes they were victimized should call state police.

An Ellsworth mother who allegedly sold off all her guns to prevent police from finding them has been charged with hindering apprehension. Police went to the home of Alice Allen after her 19-year-old son Michael allegedly threatened to shoot people at his high school. The teen was charged with terrorizing when the company that owns the gaming site where he made the alleged threats called the FBI.

The recent snowstorms have had a negative impact on Maine’s blood supply as at least two dozen blood drives have had to be canceled. American Red Cross officials say that means donations are down by 700 units, which could negatively affect over 2000 patients. Find more information on how and where to donate at the American Red Cross website.

Habitat for Humanity of Bangor is looking for low income families interested in moving into a new project in Old Town that will involve three condo-type residences. Construction is expected to begin in the fall, but that will depend on when the needed funding is in place. Find more information and apply for the housing at Habitat Bangor's website.

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