The investigation into the September death of a Skydive New England instructor who was killed while on a tandem dive with a student has determined that he committed suicide. State Police say 41-year-old Brett Bickford intentionally loosened his harness in midair, separating himself from the student, who landed safely. Bickford was an instructor at Skydive New England.

A New York man is facing charges after allegedly pulling a handgun on a cab driver at the Brewer Walmart before exiting the vehicle without paying. Johnathan Guiterrez-Gomez of Amityville, New York is charged with robbery, criminal threatening, and assault. An investigation determined the weapon was a BB gun pistol designed to look like a real gun.

Brewer Police are looking for a man they believe violated a protection order and allegedly poured gasoline inside a North Main Street house on Monday. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Rahsaan White is asked to contact the Brewer Police Department.

The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter will be opening its lobby as a warming center for anyone who either can’t stay in a shelter or that makes the choice to stay outside. While the cold temperatures have filled the Main Street shelter to capacity, the staff wants to do more to help the area homeless survive the winter. So from December 16th to the end of February, they will open the lobby to anyone who wants to sit for a while, have some coffee, and get warm.

Donations are needed to help make it a happier holiday for more than eighteen hundred kids across the state. The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers puts together boxes that include pajamas, outfits, boots, mittens, and hats, as well as toys for the children. Find a list of needed items at on the website for the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers.

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