The Greyhound bus driver arrested for allegedly robbing the Bangor Saving Bank in Orono earlier this week is now charged with a bank robbery in Rhode Island.Warwick Police said an arrest warrant was issued for 47-year-old Robert Ferguson of Lowell in connection with a robbery at the Pawtucket Credit Union in Warwick on May 27th.Ferguson was caught after police released a surveillance photo, and an employee at the Days Inn on Odlin Road in Bangor recognized him as a Greyhound bus driver who stayed there regularly.Ferguson is also being investigated by the FBI under suspicion that he is the “Burly Bandit” who is believed to be responsible at least ten bank robberies in five states.Ferguson is being held without bail at the Piscataquis County Jail.
Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft says there’ll be no disciplinary action for staff following an overdose death in its emergency room.The hospital completed an internal investigation into the death of a 51-year-old man who arrived in the emergency room suffering from an allergic reaction on June 4.Hospital officials say Timothy Harvey of Atkinson died after receiving 10 times the normal dose of epinephrine, commonly known as adrenaline.
Bob Bangs of Windswept Gardens on Outer Broadway in Bangor was on the TV 5 Morning News Friday.He showed us some green cabbage worms and how they destroyed the vegetables in our garden.He also answered our question of the week regarding how to get rid of potato bugs.If you’d like to get a hold of Bob, you can email him at [email protected]
Folks flocked to Orono this evening for the annual Kiwanis Charity Auction.There was a crowd of people waiting for the cannon to go off and the gates to open at 5:00pm.Folks were looking for deals on everything from furniture and antiques to books and Christmas decorations.
”The Way We Get By”, a documentary featuring the Troop Greeters at Bangor International Airport is once again being honored.The film has been nominated for an Emmy Award.It’s being recognized in the category “outstanding continuing coverage of a news story — long form”.
Andrew and Beverly Busque got a permit to hold a peaceful protest.Northeast patients group has picked the former KFC building on Water Street as a possible location for their dispensary.The Busque’s carried signs Thursday with hopes to get the word out that the location isn’t appropriate.”We did vote for them to pass that to use that for medical purposes.
Portions of Route 3 in the Bar Harbor area will be shut down to regular traffic this weekend.Due to the visit of the First Family, folks will be re-routed through Acadia National Park from Friday until Sunday.Eden Street from West Street Extension to Hulls Cove will be closed off to through traffic.Residents and hotel guests will be able to use the closed off roads.Travelers will have to use the Paradise Hill Road section of the Park Loop Road.All of the changes in routes will be marked.
The First Family is scheduled to arrive in Maine late Friday morning.President Obamas vacation to Mount Desert Island marks the first time in a century that a sitting president has stayed there.On July 18, 1910 President Taft vacationed on Mount Desert Island.”We have pictures here at the historical society of President Taft’s visit, and that was before cars, so it shows him coming up Main Street in a horse and buggy,” said Debbie Dyer, Curator of the Bar Harbor Historical Society.Almost 100 years to the exact date, President Obama will be vacationing in the same community.”They contacted me a couple of weeks ago.
Members of a young professionals group in Bangor met with republican candidate for governor Paul LePage Thursday.Organizers of Fusion Bangor plan to host meet and greets with all the major candidates.Members of Fusion say it’s important to have an opportunity like this and learn what the different candidates stands for.And LePage says he prefers smaller venues like this.” So the small groups we can get more into some factual details about who I am and what I represent and why I want to be Governor.”” It’s one of the great things about being in Maine is that we have the opportunity to have these relatively intimate forums with the candidates for Governor.
It was a battle of the quickest Thursday.The Bangor and Brewer Fire Departments raced against each other to cut a house structure in half.As Meghan Hayward tells us, it’s all about bragging rights.”They beat us last year so we’re looking for some pay back.””So we wish them the best of luck.”With that, both fire departments grabbed the saws and got going.It’s all part of an open house held by NH Bragg in Bangor.”But all in all, it demonstrates how durable our blade is and how it lasts.”The house they had to cut through was loaded with metal and wood, but the same saw could be used.The firefighters didn’t know what they were dealing with and didn’t have any strategies.”We’ve never had this particular type of a building with the stuff they have on it.
After nearly a year of work, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Dvelopment Foundation released their recomendations on how to boost the Maine economy.Their 12-step plan called, Making Maine Work, was unveiled today at the University of Maine.The committee surveyed more than 1000 business owners in Maine.