The trial for one of the men accused of torturing and killing a Winter Harbor pug named Franky is set to begin today. Justin Chipman faces multiple charges, including burglary and aggravated cruelty to animals. Nathan Burke is also charged and awaiting trial.

OSHA has opened investigations on LEAP, Incorporated, and three other companies after a massive explosion in September that destroyed the company's Farmington location. The investigation into the explosion that was caused by a propane leak includes CN Brown, Techno Metal Post ME, and Cornerstone Plumbing and Heating.

Bucksport Police are asking for the public’s help locating a 56-year-old woman who hasn’t been seen since leaving her house Monday morning. Officials say Aza Jerome doesn’t speak fluent English and may be timid if approached. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the Bucksport Police Department.

The Bangor Water District is offering reminders on how to keep pipes in your home from freezing, including draining and shutting off outdoor faucets. When temperatures drop below freezing, you should open cupboard doors to make sure air circulates around the pipes, and open the faucets a little to keep the water moving.

The OHI Brewer area food pantry got a special delivery on Wednesday afternoon when a dump truck loaded with donations stopped by their facility. This is the seventh year that local construction company, Nickerson and O'Day has made the contribution. The donations will be distributed to area families over the holidays.