(AP) A Windham man who’s charged with terrorizing after a gun-waving incident that cleared an Augusta Wal-Mart last week is to appear before a judge tomorrow at the earliest.
Forty-two-year-old Philip Urquhart has been held at the Riverview Psychiatric Center under an involuntary commitment order since Saturday, the day after the incident at the Wal-Mart.
(AP) Patrick Fleming, who heads the Maine State Police liquor licensing, gaming and weapons unit, won a strong vote of legislative support this afternoon to become the state police chief.
Fleming, a 23-year state police veteran who holds the rank of lieutenant, won an eleven to one vote of support from the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The committee’s strong recommendation heightens Fleming’s chances of being confirmed by the Senate.
A Bar Harbor man accused of stabbing a woman over the weekend made his first court appearance Monday. 62 year old Zenith Cote is charged with elevated aggravated assault.
Police say the assault started when 40 year old Lisa Curtis of Bar Harbor drove Cote to his home. Police say Cote hit Curtis over the head with a metal tool while they were still inside the car.
Lots of sun this weekend, but there was plenty of wind as well…that has firefighters concerned about grass and woods fires.
On Saturdaynight, Waterville fire crews responded to several grass fires on the County Road.
Among the apparent victims of the storm, two newly hatched eagle chicks that had become stars of the internet. Researchers at the BioDiversity Research Institute believe that the two chicks featured on an eagle cam project perished in coastal Hancock County.
(AP) Beware of flood-repair scams.
That word from Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe, who advises property owners whose homes were damaged in last week’s coastal storm to be cautious if door-to-door contractors show up asking to make repairs.
The folks who run nurseries and greenhouses are thrilled with this weekend’s warm weather…they’re now trying to make up for lost time.
Tim Davis is the grower at Sprague’s Nursery in Bangor…he says this spring has been a tough one for growers in Maine.
Maine Maritime Academy says Senator Susan Collins will be the principal speaker at the school’s May fifth
commencement in Castine.
Academy President Leonard Tyler said Collins will receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of her public service, including her advocacy of port and maritime security.
Lots of sun this weekend, but there was plenty of wind as well…that has firefighters concerned about grass and woods fires.Last night, Waterville fire crews responded to several grass fires on the County Road.Bangor Assistant Chief Scott Bostock says now is the time for homeowners to start their cleanup…that means plenty of folks are doing their spring burning.Bostock says it’s important that folks get the proper permits before burning anything…and you always need to keep an eye on the wind.Assistant Chief Bostock says Bangor fire is now issuing season-long permits for outdoor fireplaces, now that they’re so popular.All you have to do is call the Department at 992-4700…they’ll send someone out to inspect the fireplace and the site, and will then issue a permit for the summer.
It’s a sure sign of spring in Bangor…the horses were running at bangor raceway Sunday.
Rarness racing began its 124th year Sunday at Bass Park.
Racetrack officials are getting ambitious…they’ve increased the number of race dates this year to 54.
The man charged with rolling a pig’s head into a Lewiston mosque killed himself Saturday morning…
Police say 34-year-old Brent Matthews called them threatening to kill himself.
Police found him in the parking lot of Marden’s on Main Street.
A man is in custody after a standoff with police at an Augusta Wal-Mart.
It happened Friday night, shortly before 9 pm.
Police say 42-year-old Philip Urquhart of Windham entered the store armed with two handguns, and began telling customers to get out.
Local Army National Guard soldiers who’ve recently returned from deployment were given a hearty thanks Saturday.
A special welcome home ceremony was held at the Army facility in Bangor.
Troops from different units were honored for their recent work, both overseas and here at home.
The damages here in Maine from last week’s spring noreaster have been estimated at nearly thirty million dollars.
Federal emergency management officials spent yesterday visiting the hardest-hit parts of the state, including Camp Ellis in Saco.
That’s the sentence given to 31 year old Daniel Boles on Thursday for killing a woman in a motel room.
Boles told police that he and two other men intended to rob 57 year old Jacqueline Shorey in December of 2005.
Just as crews cleaned up the scene of one house fire, fire fighters were called to another.
The first one broke out around 3 o’clock Thursday morning at one Dow Avenue.
Governor Baldacci has declared Friday a day of mourning in Maine. Bells around the state will ring at noon, to honor the 32 students who were killed at Virginia Tech.
It was an emotional scene at the University of Maine Thursday night as people gathered for a vigil to honor the murder victims.
The accident occurred on Route 4 near the Farmington-Strong town line.
Chris Chase was riding in the passenger seat of the cruiser when the car came in contact with two bovines. He suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.
School officials say a male caller made the threat from a campus phone outside a dorm just after seven thirty Wednesday morning. The caller said there was a bomb on campus, but didn’t say where.
Many areas in Maine are trying to recover from flooding rains earlier this week.
On Wednesday, lawmakers looked at a bill that would help minimize flooding across the state in the future by allowing the Maine Emergency Management Agency to determine water levels based on flood risk.