The fate of a Bangor man accused of causing a standoff with police is in the hands of a jury.34-year-old Shawn Nobrega is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.The jury is deliberating right now.Police say he was the center of a six hour standoff last October on Main Street, near the Hampden town line.He pleaded not guilty to a federal gun charge.We’ll bring you a verdict as soon as we have it.
Fire crews from four departments battled a fire in Indian Township this afternoon.Chief Roger Brown says the call came in around 12:30 for an abandoned building fully engulfed in flames on Rose Lane.Firefighters from Indian Township, Princeton, Topsfield, and Baileyville responded.
Two people are facing theft charges stemming from a robbery last month in Bangor, one of them worked at the store that was robbed.In April, Bangor police were called to the Big Apple convenience store on State Street.A female employee told police a male entered the store with a gun and demanded money.22-year-old Alicia McClure-Perkins of Mars Hill was the store clerk who reported the incident.She’s been charged with theft and filing a false public report.19-year-old Jay Carter of Bangor was also charged with theft.Both are expected to be in court June 15th.
Maine ranks 30th in the nation in childhood obesity rates and Somerset County has the highest number in the state.Thanks in part to a grant from New Balance, the folks at KVCAP are doing their part to try and bring those numbers down.The program is called “I am moving, I am learning.” The goal of this nationwide initiative is to promote physical activity and good nutrition.
Trash is the topic of discussion in Bangor Tuesday night.The city is hosting hearings to decide whether or not Bangor should go to a single stream recycling system, or a pay per bag approach to get rid of trash.The third and final session is scheduled for Tuesday night at 7 at the James Doughty School on Fifth Street.For more information, log on to the city’s website, www.bangormaine.gov.
Some Bangor Hydro customers will lose their power Wednesday.The electric company is doing routine system upgrades that will effect some of its service area.Customers in Costigan, Greenbush, Greenfield and Grand Falls plantation will see the interruption between 8-a-m and noon, Tuesday.If the rainy weather persists, the upgrades will be rescheduled for Thursday.
The State Education Commissioner continues his listening tour with stops in Washington County tonight and tomorrow.Stephen Bowen will meet with the public from 6-8 tonight at Machias Memorial High School.Tomorrow morning, Bowen meets with superintendents from Washinton County and will visit Rose Gaffney Elementary School in Machias.After visiting Beatrice Rafferty School on Pleasant Point Reservation in the afternoon, Bowen will hold another public forum at Downeast Heritage Museum in Calais from 6-8 tomorrow evening.
Maine is famous for its lobsters, and the bibs and extra napkins that come along with eating the crustaceans.but there’s a new invention on the market that’s making the meal a lot cleaner, and benefiting the Lobster Institute at UMaine at the same time.We break open the story.=====Dr.
Maine police say a Bangor man wanted for failing to pay fines accidentally helped officers find him when he repeatedly “pocket dialed” 911 while doing yard work.Police say 29-year-old James Green was using a backpack leaf blower Saturday when he kept calling 911 without realizing it.Police Lt.
A plan to renovate the field house and a gym at the University of Maine is getting a big boost courtesy of a $5 million donation from the Boston-based athletic products company New Balance.In return for the $5 million gift, the field house will be renamed the “New Balance Field House” and the student recreation and fitness center will be known as the “New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center.”It is reportedly the largest corporate gift in school history.The deal was approved Monday by the trustees of the University of Maine System.The school has a year to raise $2 million as part of a matching grant.
The state Legislature has approved a bill to ban text messaging while driving, sending the proposal to Governor Paul LePage for his signature.After several weeks of delays, the House unanimously approved the bill on Monday, and the Senate followed suit with final approval hours later.The bill’s sponsor, Senator Bill Diamond, a Windham Democrat, says Maine would become the last New England state to ban texting if the governor signs the bill.Two years ago, Maine lawmakers approved a distracted-driving law sponsored by Diamond that targeted a variety of activities, but Diamond said it didn’t go far enough.
Governor Paul LePage says 11 oil-to-wood heating projects will receive $3,200,000 from the federal government in the final round of heating conversion grants.Grants ranging from $25,000 to $500,000 are going to Maine institutions, including four schools, four towns, one college, one university and one hospital.The grants are expected to support around 110 jobs through the construction phase of the projects.LePage says it’s all about harvesting, processing, transporting, and consuming more Maine wood.
Governor Paul LePage has nominated a retired chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to lead the Maine Turnpike Authority Board.Daniel Wathen had served 20 years on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, including 10 years as chief justice.LePage said yesterday that Wathen would bring integrity and impeccable credentials to an authority whose reputation is recovering from revelations of fiscal impropriates.The Legislature’s accountability office uncovered lavish spending and more than $160,000 in gift cards that couldn’t be accounted for.