A man from Lubec is under arrest following a home invasion that left a man in the hospital.Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith says 25-year-old Dylan Lord is charged with robbery, burglary and theft.Lord is being held at the Washington County Jail in Machias on $100,000 bail.Deputies responded to a report of a home break-in in Lubec around 1:45 Thursday morning.The victim reported two men entered the home, tied him up, held him at gunpoint and beat him.He says they made off with some money and medication.Authorities say the victim was taken to Down East Community Hospital in Machias where he is being treated for serious injuries.Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 255-4422.
Bangor Police have summonsed two men for Failure to Comply with the Sex Offender Registry Act.Police say 28-year old Eric Hasenbank, formerly of Alton, was found not to be residing at 179 Indiana Avenue in Bangor since at least June of this year.65-year old Wallace Moran also reported the same address, but was found not to be residing there since at least September 6th.This is a first offense for Hasenbank, and Moran’s third offense.
A Bangor woman who admitted to sexually abusing a man, then burning him with hot water while he was passed out, will be sentenced tomorrow.27-year old Laura Smith pleaded guilty last June to aggravated assault and gross sexual assault.Police say her 43-year old victim suffered burns on his back, a broken ankle, and a perforated bowel.He told police he awoke with injuries after getting drunk at a party last November.
A journalist who’s covered Mexico’s drug wars, will receive Colby College’s 2010 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.Alfredo Corchado serves as Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News.Corchado says he’ll accept the award Sunday in memory of his courageous Mexican colleagues and “dedicate it to those who continue to risk their lives to document one of the most important stories of our time.”
New finance reports filed with the state show that the five candidates for Maine Governor have passed the $3,000,000 mark in spending for their campaigns.Independent Eliot Cutler leads the way in spending, having doled out $1,200,000.Democrat Libby Mitchell, who is taking public funding, is reporting about a million dollars in spending on her campaign so far.Republican Paul LePage has spent a little more than $400,000.Independent Shawn Moody has spent a little less than that, about $382,000.And Independent Kevin Scott has spent about $17,000.
Starting October 2nd, the Green Sneakers Project will be coming to a town near you with bags full of energy saving goodies.to learn more about this project click, or log on to www.coolmaine.org, or give them a call at 761-5616.For other questions regarding winterizing your home, or other energy saving tips, Russ Van Arsdale recommends checking out these websites as well:www.efficiencymaine.com (1-866-376-2463)umaine.edu/ext-energy/homeowners/
The 5th Annual Brenda Sibley Memorial Ride takes off from the Old Town McDonalds this Saturday, September 25th.All donations from the 100 mile motorcycle ride will go directly to theLafayette Family Cancer Center, home to Eastern Maine Medical Centerâ€™sCancerCare of Maine, and a new state of the art patient focused treatmentand research center in Brewer.Registration begins at 8am, a fee of $10 is required upon registration.Ride leaves at 9:30 am and concludes at Riverfest in downtown Old Town.
Thousands of Mainers will be getting some help paying their heating bills this year.The State is expected to receive 1.4 million dollars in Federal money for folks who meet certain income requirementsThe money is part of the low-income home energy assistance program, also known as LHEAP.It serves about 48-thousand households in the state.