The Maine CDC reports 25 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 25 more people who have recovered. Since the pandemic hit in mid-March, nearly 460 thousand coronavirus tests have been administered in the state.

A Queens, New York man has been found guilty of killing a New Gloucester woman in 2017. Carine Reeves was convicted of murder in the death of Sally Shaw, whose body was found on the side of the road in Cherryfield. Reeves faces 25 years to life in prison.

Two escaped inmates from the minimum-security Maine Coast Memorial Reentry Center in Belfast were taken into custody after New Hampshire police found a truck they allegedly stole from Searsport. A K9 unit was called in and found Dakota Raven of Knox and Cameron Dana of Owls Head sitting in a stream. They now face additional charges of escape, receiving stolen property, and resisting arrest.

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is encouraging drivers and pedestrians alike to be safe. Drivers turning right at a red light should do so with great caution as there could be pedestrians crossing with a walk light. In addition, pedestrians should strive to make eye contact with drivers before stepping out into a crosswalk.

Tea and Tarts in Downtown Bangor is taking part in the Clothesline Project, by hanging shirts made by victims of domestic abuse. Partners in Peace will hold events over the next few weeks, in recognition of Domestic Violence Activism Month. Anyone who's experiencing domestic abuse is encouraged to contact Partners in Peace or call their 24/7 help line at 1-800-863-9909.

In celebration of Maine's outdoor recreation scene, a new adventure license plate is being proposed by Maine Outdoor Brands. The plates will feature a lake view, with a canoe, bird, and fish. It will take 2,000 people signing up for the plates before the proposal can be presented to the legislature for approval.

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