Turkey burn workouts

PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) -- The holiday season is here! Before all the gluttony begins, we know a way you can help save your wasteline. Adam Tielinen of OA Performance Center helps us figure out just how much it takes to burn off that delicious holiday meal. (See Video)

How about helping others as you work up a sweat? Thanksgiving workouts have been a growing trend over the past couple years. Some even make it a family event to work up a sweat before all the over indulgence. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, these workouts help raise money and donations for local charities.

Here's a look at some of the charity turkey burn workouts across the state. If you know of one near you, please feel free to share in the comment section below.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission begins hearings on Indian child welfare

PLEASANT POINT RESERVATION (NEWS CENTER) -- Long awaited hearings are now underway for The Maine Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

PHOTOS: Opening ceremony for Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The first of a series of hearings opened this morning at Sipayik, the Passamaquoddy Reservation at Pleasant Point. 

Fill the Cop car event

Fill the Cop car event

Bangor Police Department’s “Cops for a Cause” & Eastern Area Agency On Aging/ Furry Friends Food Bank

Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Shaw’s Supermarket, 353 Main Street, Bangor

Volturnus Wind Turbine put to test by November Storm

CASTINE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Head of Umaine's Offshore Wind Laboratory, Dr. Habib Dagher, says the prototype Floating Wind Turbine in Castine Harbor withstood a storm earlier this month that packed high winds and waves that put its design to the test.

At 65 feet tall, the Volturnus Floating Wind Turbine is a one eighth model of the Wind Turbines that Umaine and it's partners want to put out in the Gulf of Maine in 2017.

Dr. Dagher says the one eighth prototype withstood a storm on November first that had waves reaching nearly 8 feet high. The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts at nearby buoys in the 40 mile an hour range. Dr. Dagher, says that with full scale turbines in the Gulf of Maine that would be the equivalent of a 50 year storm with waves 60 feet high. Umaine plans to hold a press conference next week to share those findings in greater detail.


Two injured in Warren crash

WARREN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Knox County Sheriff's Office says two people were injured in a crash Friday morning on U.S. Route 1.

The accident happened at 10:50.

Deputies say Edward Wason, 47, of Union, was almost stopped in the northbound lane to make a turn into a driveway. His Toyota truck was stuck by a Dodge Caravan driven by Elizabeth Priebe, 81, of Warren. The crash put the Toyota on its side.

Deputies say evidence showed no brake marks at the scene where the collision happened. U.S. Route 1 was shut down for 45 minutes before the road was cleared.

Wason and Priebe were taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Local group rallies to save Windjammer Days

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- People in the Boothbay area are pulling together to save a half-century tradition: Windjammer Days.

The annual festival in late June celebrates Maine's sailing heritage and marks the start of summer in the tourist town. It also brings thousands of people to fill local shops and restaurants and hotel rooms in Boothbay Harbor.

Last week, the local Chamber of Commerce announced it can no longer be the manager of Windjammer Days. Chamber leaders said they had been having problems getting enough financial donations and volunteers to run the event. So a group of local business owners and festival volunteers is holding a meeting Friday night to come up with a plan to keep Windjammer Days going.