Officials with the Maine Department of Corrections said yesterday that escaped convict Arnold Nash, who was a year away from being released, was in minimum security because he was in a pre-release situation. Commissioner Fitzpatrick said that it's common procedure for long term inmates to be stepped down into minimum security as they near the end of their sentence. The convicted murderer who escaped last Thursday remains at large this morning. UPDATE: Nash has been taken into custody.

FEMA will be sending an alert to people's cellphones on Thursday as part of National Preparedness Month so they’re warning folks ahead of time. The message will be sent at around 2:18 in the afternoon.

A Maine man is suing Betty Crocker for a quarter million dollars, claiming that the company’s red measuring spoons made him sick. WGME-TV reports Greg Violette claims the logo came off the spoons as he used them to measure his food every day and a doctor told him it was from the spoons. General Mills has asked that the case be dismissed.

The City of Bangor is offering a new round of grant funding for certain area businesses that want to make improvements to their façade. The program offers grant funds, up to five thousand dollars, that must be matched by equal or greater investment of funds. Find more information at Bangor Maine dot gov slash façade grant.

The President's plane was spotted in the skies over Bangor yesterday, as the 747 did a series of touch and go's. President Trump was not on the aircraft as it made several passes at BIA. Known as Venus during these types of training flights, the plane is only called Air Force One when the president is on board.


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