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Bowdoin students disciplined for party


BOWDOIN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bowdoin College is disciplining students, including some members of the men's lacrosse team, after a Pilgrims and Native American party called "Cracksgiving" where several students dressed up in headdresses and warpaint.

In a letter to the student body, the Dean of Student Affairs addressed the culturally inappropriate party and said that cultural appropriation is "conduct unbecoming of a Bowdoin student.

The letter said that just before Thanksgiving, students living at 83 1/2 Harpswell Rd., known as the "Crack House," threw a party that encouraged students to dress up as Pilgrims and Native American party. Some members of the college's men's lacrosse team rent the home and about 14 of the members wore costumes to the party.

Plans to outsource jobs at BIW raises concerns


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Plans to cut costs by outsourcing work out of state is raising big concerns at one of the state's largest private employers.

Bath Iron Works, which employs nearly 6,000 people, is one of the Navy's primary shipyards. The General Dynamics owned company is in the running to build Coast Guard offshore patrol cutters in 2017. The company said it must cut millions of dollars to be competitive. The union's contract requires BIW to show that farming out work to other shipyards would result in significant cost savings. Union leaders have been pouring over hundreds of documents and said the numbers don't add up.

Harpswell crash kills Brunswick man


HARPSWELL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Cumberland County Sheriffs say one man is dead following a two vehicle accident Saturday night.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Lt. Donald Foss says 28-year-old Eric Allred of Brunswick, died from injuries caused by the crash.

Officials say Allred was traveling northbound on the Harpswell Islands Road and lost control and went into the southbound lane and crashed into a second vehicle. The second vehicle was driven by Lauren Caswell, 39-year-old from Vermont. Caswell, her husband and two young children escaped the crash with minor injuries.

Foss says alcohol does not appear to be a factor, but that speed was.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the crash.


Customers line up for new Goodwill store


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some potential Black Friday shoppers got a head start on the crowds and the crunch on Wednesday, as close to a hundred people lined up for the grand opening of a new Goodwill store in Brunswick.

The store, located in the busy Cook's Corner retail area, was packed inside with customers hunting for bargains. As with all Goodwill stores, most of what's sold is donated by individuals or other businesses. The profits from the sales pay for a range of social programs run by Goodwill. The company's President of Retail, Randy Finamore, calls it their "triple bottom line".

"It's about people, about the planet and then to round it our we generate the working capital that supports our programs," said Finamore.

He called the retail stores the engine that drives their social programs.

Bath Police looking for convicted sex offender


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Bath Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a convicted sex offender.

Police said 54 -year-old Stephen McIntire failed to meet his registration requirements since August 2014. McIntire is also suspected of committing violation of privacy and criminal trespass.

In late October and early November, Bath Police responded to the Hyde School Campus on multiple occasions for reports of an adult male looking in dorm windows. A hidden video camera captured images of the man as he peered into one of the windows. The man was identified by police as Stephen McIntire.

Man allegedly leads police on chase around Bath


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police arrested a man after he led an officer on a high speed chase Wednesday.

Around 8 p.m. an officer saw a vehicle allegedly driving through the Brackett's Market parking lot at a high speed and in an "erratic" manner, with its tires spinning as it turned onto Commercial Street. The officer pursued the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle allegedly accelerated, and then turned onto Lambard Street.

The officer recognized the vehicle and knew the Gray 2005 Cadillac STS belong to Rayon Wilson. About 45 minutes earlier, police said they had dealt with Wilson after he got kicked out of a local bar. Police said they had warned him not to drive because it appeared he was intoxicated at that time.

Chief of Naval Operations to tour Zumwalt


BATH, Maine (AP) - Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William Greenert is slated to tour the first of the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyers in Bath, Maine.

Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King will accompany Greenert on the tour at Bath Iron Works on Wednesday. The 610-foot warship will be the first electric-drive surface combatant built for the Navy since the 1940s. The Zumwalt's two main generators and two auxiliary units can produce 78 megawatts, enough electricity for about 10,000 homes.

The Zumwalt's pricetag of more than $3.5 billion almost caused the Navy to scuttle the program. Instead it reduced the number of ships from more than 30 to three.