The Bangor Roller Derby wants to take you back to the seventies.Friday, the roller derby is hosting a special benefit concert featuring the disco band Motor Booty Affair.There will also be a silent auction with a variety of items up for bids including artwork, a signed baseball by a major league player, gym memberships and adventure packages.The proceeds from the event will benefit the Spruce Run women’s shelter.”I just think that us getting together with them is a good way to continue to get their name out there especially in connection with a concert like this.
Authorities in Piscataquis County are looking for a man believed to have viciously attacked a woman in Greenville Wednesday night.Police got the report around 11 p.m.They aren’t releasing many details of the assault other than to say the victim is still hospitalized.The suspect has been identified as 42-year old John Johnson.
Last month, residents in Glenburn and Veazie voted to begin the process of withdrawing from their current school district, RSU 26.Wednesday night the process moved forward at a special committee meeting.Withdrawal committees for both towns met in orono.They appointed chairs for both committees and voted in favor of negotiating with the RSU simultaneously, with the understanding they can work independently down the road.The committees will create plans which will be submitted to the department of education.Once approved, residents will take anoter vote.A two-thirds majority is needed to pass.The lengthy process could be completed by July of next year.Wednesday, May 9th, there will be a regular school board meeting in Glenburn.Michael O’Conner (Chairman of Glenburn Town Council) “We’ll continue to meet as a committee our four members of glenburn in our committee and then we’ll meet with the RSU peiodically to try and come up with an agreement oh how to withdraw, how services in the interim and make sure the students are served appropriately in the interim so that everyone’s financial obligations are covered appropriately.”
The co-owner of several Mexican restaurants in central and southern Maine has pleaded not guilty to charges that he hired illegal immigrants.Hector Fuentes pleaded not guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to harbor undocumented aliens for profit, aiding and abetting document fraud, and three counts of harboring undocumented aliens for profit.The charges stem from immigration raids at three restaurants in September.
The body of missing 24 year old Dean Levasseur has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Augusta for an autopsy to be performed Thursday.State Police detectives have taken charge of the investigation after the Freeport man’s body was found Wednesday just a short distance from where Levasseur was last seen Saturday Night at a party off Route 155 in Howland.Crews returned to the area Wednesday morning to resume their search, and found the body in just a few hours.
Officials with fire departments in rural and coastal areas of Maine say it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find volunteer firefighters.Rockland Assistant Fire Chief Adam Miceli says it’s always been difficult to find volunteers, but the current situation is the worst he’s seen in a 26-year career.
On Thursday, April 26th, Geaghan’s Pub on Main Street in Bangor is hosting an event they call Dawna’s Day, in honor of a local woman battling cancer.10% of all profits collected on Thursday will be donated to the greater Bangor Bark for Life, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
The New Hampshire-based investor that bought two Katahdin region paper mills has announced plans to turn the Millinocket site into an industrial park and launch a national marketing campaign to draw industry to the region.Officials with Cate Street Capital of Portsmouth, N.H.
Police and officials with the Maine State Credit Union are warning customers of a scam in which someone tries to pry personal information from them so they can raid the customer’s account.In the so-called “phishing” scam, cellphone users from Portland to Waterville reported receiving an automated message Tuesday telling them their credit union-issued debit card had been frozen and they should call back and enter their 16-digit personal identification number to solve the problem.The credit union’s president tells the Kennebec Journal about a half-dozen of the 25,000 Maine State Credit Union members fell for the scam, but they didn’t lose any money.Their accounts were immediately closed and they were issued new cards.Police say the lesson is never give out personal information over the phone.
The grand jury indicted a man from Carroll Plantation, accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy.Gerald Wakeling, 59, is charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.Penobscot County District Attorney Chris Almy says Wakeling committed the crime in his home in July of 2010, binding the boy with duct tape and assaulting him.Wakeling is also charged with terrorizing.Almy says Wakeling threatened to kill the boy and his family if the boy went to police.
A Milford man accused of leading police on a high speed chase in March was indicted Wednesday on several charges.21-year old Zachary Ladd was reportedly driving in a stolen SUV when police began pursuing him.Police say the chase ended when Ladd crashed the car on Essex Street in Bangor.He’s facing several charges including eluding an officer and criminal speed.
Police have arrested a woman they believe robbed a pharmacy in Corinth in January.38-year-old Tanya Strout of Kenduskeag is charged with robbery and theft of drugs.TV 5 aired surveillance video from the night of January 4th at Whitney’s Supermarket on Main Road.Authorities say Strout gave a note to a clerk saying she had a weapon and would shoot if the clerk went near a phone.She got away with a large amount of prescription medication.District Attorney Chris Almy tells us State Police received a number of phone calls from people who identified strout based on this video.Authorities found Strout’s getaway car from the night of the robbery.Almy says a piece of paper believed to have been the note she handed the clerk was inside the car and investigators found her fingerprints on it.”State Police were very diligent put a lot of energy into making sure they had the right person, you know they had witness statements but they also has physical evidence which was key in making sure they had the right person in Tanya Strout,” he said.Strout could face up to ten years in prison on the robbery charge and five years on the theft of drugs charge.If she does not make bail, she could appear in court later this week.
A Lincoln man, accused of carrying bath salts and counterfeit inspection stickers, was indicted Wednesday.55-year old Joseph Mansur was arrested by Bangor Police in early April after officials say they found the drugs, stickers and an illegal knife on him.Mansur is facing charges for criminal forfeiture and drug possession.