Articles from Bangor Daily News

More than a third of American adults take prescription drugs that may increase risk of depression

More than a third of American adults are taking prescription drugs, including hormones for contraception, blood pressure medications and medicines for heartburn, that carry a potential risk of depression, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Baby moose, dog become fast friends in Aroostook County

A Wallagrass family was surprised to find last week that their German Shepherd, Leo, became fast friends with a week-old moose.

Shannon Lugdon, whose family owns and operates Lugdon Lodge, an adventure camp on Eagle Lake, spotted a moose calf on her property the morning of Saturday, June 2. She quickly named the moose Maggie, then called wardens to ask them what to do.

One easy, cost-free thing Trump can do to ease the opioid crisis

President Donald Trump declared the opioid addiction epidemic a public-health emergency in October, but more than seven months later, he and his administration have yet to take the steps that would help those fighting the epidemic on the front lines. Addressing a crisis that is devastating communities across the country and killing more Americans than gun violence or car crashes requires the federal government to take difficult actions — including providing robust resources and aggressively challenging the stigma associated with addiction.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Stop bear baiting, CMP project good for Maine, join climate caucus

CMP project good for Maine

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is proud to support the proposed New England Clean Energy Connect power line from Quebec to Maine for several reasons. The single most important explanation is that the Central Maine Power Co. project will put Mainers to work.

Woman’s body found in Portland

A woman’s body was found in the stairwell of a building on Portland’s Commercial Street early Tuesday morning, according to a local news report.

Portland police were called to an apartment building at 125 Commercial St. around 6 a.m., where a woman was found dead in a stairwell, WMTW reported.

Police are not investigating her death as suspicious, the station reported. The woman’s name and cause of death were not released.

Trump again scolds Trudeau, says his criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money’

President Donald Trump reprised his criticism of Canada’s prime minister Tuesday, threatening that Justin Trudeau’s tough exchanges with him over trade policy would “cost a lot of money for the people of Canada.”

Trump said he departed the Group of Seven summit that Trudeau hosted in Quebec late last week on “very friendly” terms with his six counterparts, including the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Britain.

Limington man, 42, dies in motorcycle crash

A Limington motorcyclist died Monday in Cumberland County when he rear-ended a turning car, then swerved into the path of an oncoming truck, police said.

Morris L. Watson, 42, was riding his motorcycle closely behind a 2016 Ford Focus that was traveling west on Route 113 when that car, operated by Javon S. Weathers, 21, of Baldwin, slowed to make a left turn along the Standish-Baldwin town line, according to Capt. Donald Goulet of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought.

National forests and parks in Arizona and New Mexico have already been shut down as precautions.