National Child Passenger Safety Week

NATIONWIDE - A new study released by Safe Kids Worldwide finds an alarming number of parents allow their children to use seat belts, without a booster seat, before they should. This week officials speaking about certain guidelines that should be followed, a majority of them not based on age as previously assumed.

Maine Fall Foliage Update

AUGUSTA - State officials say we're right on track for a vibrant fall foliage season.

Fire department grant money

Two Maine fire departments are getting some financial help from the federal government.

Senators King and Collins announced today that $500 thousand dollars will be given to the Bangor Fire Department and Dover Foxcroft Fire and Rescue.

Most of it, more than $498 thousand dollars will help Bangor's fire department fill four firefighter positions.

More than $63 thousand will help Dover's fire department buy protective gear and for an air refill station.

The money is being distributed through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (safer) grant program.

Man charged with molesting child

A Bangor man has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with a child.

66 year old Herbert Conway was arrested yesterday following an investigation that began last week.

Police say the alleged victim's guardian reported the child disclosed being touched inapropriately by the suspect.

Officials have not reported the age or gender of the victim.

Conway is now charged with unlawful sexual contact.

Bangor police hope to hear from anyone who has had contact with Conway or has information that could assist in the investigation.

Maine Hockey to be Broadcast on ABC 7 & FOX 22

ORONO - We are pleased to continue our partnership with University of Maine Athletics and its multimedia rights partner, Black Bear Sports Properties, to broadcast seven live hockey games on WVII/WFVX.

State Lawmaker Facing Criminal Charges

WEST GARDINER - A state lawmaker is facing criminal charges. This, stemming from an incident involving a van , a park and ride lot, and woman who was not his wife.

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