A former youth minister for a Lewiston church has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a boy during a camping trip.23-year-old Joshua Williams struck a deal with prosecutors that downgrades the felony to a misdemeanor in a year providing he avoids trouble.He pleaded guilty to one count of gross sexual assault.Prosecutors say Williams molested a 15-year-old boy during a First Assembly of God church camping trip to Bar Harbor in August 2009.
Folks passing through downtown Bangor Wednesday may have been surprised to see a couple pilgrims.They are PETA pilgrims, passing out tofurkey.They hope folks consider saving a turkey this Thanksgiving.”We just want people to think twice about what’s on their plates and to give animals something to be thankful for this holiday season,” said PETA campaigner Hayden Hamilton.Bangor was their first stop, next is Portland and then they will head to Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
There have been only two bids so far for nearly 1,500 acres and several large buildings in Moscow that was once home to the Air Force’s Over-the-Horizon-Backscatter radar system.The Morning Sentinel reported that as of late Tuesday, one bidder had offered $110,000 in the online auction held on the U.S.
A Maine farmer is headed for a showdown for ignoring state law and following a local ordinance that exempts farmers from state and federal regulations if they sell their products directly to consumers.Dan Brown, owner of Gravelwood Farm in Blue Hill, was issued a summons last week for selling milk and other food products without state licenses from his farm stand and at farmers’ markets.Blue Hill voters passed a local ordinance this year allowing small-scale farmers like Brown to bypass state and federal regulations on foods sold directly to consumers.
Rockland will be home to a methadone clinic again.Last night, the city’s planning board approved an application for metro treatment of maine to move into a property on New County Road that used to house the Turning Tide drug treatment clinic.Now site work needs to be completed.The deadline for that is the end of next June.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are at Twin Super Buffet on State Street in Brewer at this hour.Agents tell us they are executing a federal search warrant.The restaurant is closed while agents conduct their search.WABI has a crew on scene, we’ll have more information for you as it becomes available.
A school district in eastern Maine is considering installing cameras on buses in the wake of recent troubles on the sometimes long trips to school.SAD 29 board members decided to take advantage of an offer by a camera company to install cameras on one or two school buses on a trial basis in the coming weeks to gauge their success in reducing problems for students and drivers.The Bangor Daily News reports that Superintendent Mike Hammer says the idea came up during the last school year after problems with behavior on long bus rides and negative interaction between younger and older riders.
A Lewiston couple has proven that true love knows no age limits.Eighty-eight-year-old Paul Walker married his longtime sweetheart 87-year-old Ann Thayer in a Lewiston rehabilitation center Tuesday in front of a small group of family and friends.The couple had dated 17 years after meeting at church but decided to tie the knot after some gentle teasing from the staff at the Marshwood Center where Walker is rehabilitating.Thayer visits every day.Both have been married before.Thayer says she has had some “beautiful years” with Walker.Center administrator Sheri Nadell tells the Sun Journal it was the facility’s first wedding.Thayer says they have been talking about a honeymoon in Bermuda once Walker feels better.(The Associated Press)
A billionaire who recently built a $24,000,000 waterfront mansion in Mount Desert has been ordered by the town to remove a small shed from the property because it was not approved by the planning board.Code Enforcement Officer Kim Keene sent a certified letter to Mitchell P.
Maine is joining the list of states that will consider a law requiring prompt reporting of missing children in response to the public outrage in the Casey Anthony case.Representative Kimberly Olson’s has submitted a “Caylee’s Law” bill that was inspired by the case of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, whose mother didn’t report her missing in Florida for about a month.
(AP) A former youth minister at a Lewiston church has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a camping trip.Under terms of a plea agreement, Joshua Williams, 23, will be allowed to change the felony plea to a misdemeanor in a year if he stays out of trouble.Williams was scheduled to stand trial on three counts of felony gross sexual assault and other charges but agreed to the deal before a jury was picked.