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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.

Police arrest woman for OUI, children allegedly in the vehicle


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police arrested a Bath woman on multiple charges after she allegedly drove intoxicated with children in the car.

On Tuesday afternoon, a motorist called 911 to report someone driving dangerously on Route 1 heading southbound. The caller said the car was passing dangerously and swerving on the roadway. The person also said the vehicle was taking the Bath exit onto Front Street.

An officer saw the vehicle, a beige Toyota Corolla, approach the exit. He saw the vehicle pass stopped cars waiting at the stop sign on Front Street. Police said the Corolla continued to travel down Front Street at a high speed and passed more cars. The officer tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver continued down the street and passed more vehicles near Water Street. It accelerated toward Linden Street, said police, but then stopped when it struck the curb.

Brunswick Police looking for missing Portland teen


BRUNSWICK, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- Brunswick Police are looking for a missing teen from Portland.

18-year-old Arik Elwell, of Portland, was last seen on Oct. 23 boarding a bus to Brunswick from Portland.

Elwell was reported as a missing person by the Portland Police Department.
According to his parents, Arik never arrived in Brunswick, where he was to be picked up by his girlfriend.
Elwell has several medical conditions and this behavior is not typical for him.

If you see him, or know where he may be, please contact the Brunswick Police Department at 725.5521.

Customers say appliance store closed before filling orders


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After 80 years in business in Bath, Gediman's Appliance has apparently closed, and customers are filing complaints with the Maine Attorney General's Office.

The stores in Bath and Lewiston have closed without explanation. A closed sign is on the front of the Bath store, and in Lewiston, a sign reads: "Gone to appliance training. See you Wednesday September 17." It's past that date and the doors are still locked and the phones go straight to voicemail. According to the Maine Attorney General's Office, nobody has been able to reach the owner.

"We haven't heard from the business owner," said complaint examiner Martha Currier. "We don't see abrupt closures like this for small businesses that rise to the level of a lot of folks calling our office."