Folks in Dexter will pay tribute to the victims of Monday’s triple murder-suicide.Amy Lake was shot and killed by her estranged husband.He killed their two children, Coty and Monica, then killed himself.On Saturday, everyone’s invited to attend a purple balloon release to honor Amy, Coty and Monica.It’s scheduled for 5pm at Dexter Public Beach.The color purple is used to help highlight domestic violence awareness.Funeral services for the family are also planned for Saturday.
An agriculture lab in Orono will be funded for at least another year.That’s according to Senator Susan Collins who says the New England plant, soil and water laboratory was slated for closure by the Secretary of Agriculture.The sixteen workers there were told it would close next month.But Collins says the White House has assured her there will be money through 2012.
There will be a vote recount in Hermon.Tuesday, the town voted to fill two council seats.Initial results show a one vote difference between the candidates that finished second and third, with 319 votes for Donald Pelletier and 318 for Anne Freeman.Freeman requested the recount which will take place Monday.
A Bangor man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a man on Fourth Street.Police had issued an arrest warrant for 29-year-old William Hall two days ago.Hall is accused of killing 28-year-old Melvin Abreu, who lived on Indiana Avenue in Bangor.Court documents say several neighbors said they were awoken to sounds of fighting coming from Hall’s apartment around 4:30 am.The documents say they heard racial slurs being made.The affadavit says Hall admitted he choked Abreu and threw him out the second floor window.Police say they found Abreu lying on the paved driveway behind the residence and noted obvious facial trauma.An autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s Office is consistent with this.
The Old Town City Council is holding a workshop Thursday night.Interim City Manager, Bill Mayo, says they’ll be discussing the money they receive annually from the landfill.Mayo says they’re currently looking at a 7.6% property tax increase, but he expects that number to go down.Mayo says Thursday’s meeting is to discuss how much money can be taken from what they receive from the landfill to lower property taxes.The meeting starts at 6 pm at City Hall.No final decisions will be made Thursday night.
Low hanging utility wires could be to blame for a fire in Bradford, Thursday morning.Bradford Fire Captain, Matthew Stevens, says his crew found electric wires on the roof when they arrived at a Main Street home.The blaze broke out around nine o’clock in the morning.Resident, Joseph Nunez, tells WABI that he was downstairs when the lightbulbs throughout the home started popping.Nunez said he went upstairs and found the second floor engulfed in flames.Authorities say a large truck struck utility wires across the street from the house.Capt.
A former kindergarten teacher from Jackman has admitted to producing child porn involving some of his students.41-year old Rob Mocarsky pleaded guilty in federal court in Bangor yesterday.He faces 15-30 years in prison.Mocarsky was arrested in January after a parent complained he made one of his students dress up in a racy costume and took photos of her.Court records say a search of his school and personal computers revealed he took sexually explicit photos of four of his students.