State Police say they're investigating the death of a Richmond man as a homicide. A friend found Andrew Sherman's body earlier this month in his Kimball Street home. Police hope to hear from anyone who had any contact with Sherman after September 25th.

About 305 thousand Maine homeowners are due to receive at least 100 dollars from the state in direct property tax relief, under the Homestead Exemption. The program allows eligible homeowners to exempt the first 25 thousand dollars of assessed value from local property taxation, up from the previous $20,000 exemption.

Brewer residents are invited to bring their demolition debris to an open house on Thursday at the Brewer Transfer Station. From 11:30 to 2, the newly reopened facility will also be accepting refrigerators, stoves, and anything with Freon. The station is open to the general public.

First responders now have their own app that will notify them of emergencies, and can answer questions like nearby water supplies or best landing zones for LifeFlight. The ‘I Am Responding’ App will help speed coverage for areas where the police radios have poor reception.

The Maine Discovery Museum will host its annual Up, Up, and Away auction, Friday, November 25th. Some of the items up for bid at the party being held at the museum this year will be artwork, jewelry, and prize packages, including a helicopter ride over Bangor. Find more information and purchase tickets on the museum's website.