Utility companies are prepared to deal with today's storm and ready to repair any lines taken down by the expected high winds. Residents are reminded not to clear branches off lines, but to let the professional line crews deal with it. In addition, they should allow extra time on the morning commute, and be ready for possible downed branches or debris in the road.

A 78-year-old pilot was taken to the hospital by LifeFlight with serious injuries after his plane crashed at Dexter Regional Airport. Officials say the plane is a war replica and appears to have crashed while practicing.

The father of a baby who overdosed on fentanyl has been arrested for possession of meth. Shane Smith was arrested for violation of his bail conditions related to his pending charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Police say they found Smith face down in the grass near I95 in Howland.

As part of its current renovation project, the Bangor Humane Society has removed its incinerator. The current euthanasia rate is less than 3 percent, so shelter employees say it's not cost effective to use anymore. Improvements will include cat condos, a new lobby, and an expanded parking lot.

Challenger Learning Center in Bangor will host a family science night on October 24th, which will focus on engineering. Families are invited to the free event that will feature hands-on activities with the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation. Find more information on the school's website.


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