The sentencing date has been set for a former Searsport music teacher who was convicted of sexually abusing a 12 year old girl.William Wiley will find out his fate September 29th.He was found guilty in April on 10 of the 11 counts unlawful sexual contact charges against him.The not guilty verdict came back on the most serious charge of gross sexual assault.Wiley was released on $10,000 bail the day after his conviction.The incidents took place during a six month period in 2004, while the victim was in 7th grade.
Police and hospitals in Maine have been seeing a surge of people acting delusional and violent after taking so-called “bath salts,” a synthetic drug that goes by names such as Monkey Dust, Monkey Mess and Vanilla Sky.For the first six months of the year, the Northern New England Poison Center says it received 110 calls from hospitals and individuals in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont reporting instances of people in need of help after taking the drug.Eighty-seven of those calls were from Maine.
A Rockland man who police believe robbed a Camden Rite Aid last week has been arrested in Connecticut.Twenty-nine-year-old Sean Higgins was taken into custody in Norwich, Connecticut on Saturday.Camden Police had issued a warrant for Higgins’ arrest last week after receiving a tip that he was the person who had robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy.Police say a male entered the pharmacy and approached the prescription counter.They say he passed a note to the pharmacist, demanding drugs.The pharmacist complied and police say Higgins left on foot out the back door.Higgins could be extradited to Maine to face robbery charges.
The Bangor State Fair closed up shop early.It was suppose to come to an end Sunday at 8 pm, but the weather made them decide to close down early.Bass Park Director, Mike Dyer says some of the rides can not operate safely in the rain.He says their numbers were down starting the beginning of the week but started to creep up.Dyer says they have had to close down early in past years, but it’s not a common thing.” We’ve lost a couple days.
Kayakers and swimmers hit the water at Jenkins Beach in Dedham Sunday.All to help raise money for Caring Connections.It’s called Beach to Beach Swim for Breast Cancer and it’s in it’s 11th year.” It’s a big fundraiser for Caring Connections which is a great support group.
(Associated Press)A Jay woman has been charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to her mobile home, a day after it was heavily damaged by another fire.Twenty-seven-year-old Amanda Morey was arrested on Friday.Firefighters first put out a fire in the living room of Morey’s home on Thursday.Accroding the to Sun Journal of Lewiston crews were called back to the mobile home shortly after 9 am Friday and found the bedroom on fire and flames spreading through the living room and out the front door.Morey is being held at the Franklin County Jail, on $5,000 bail.
Two children have been returned home after being reported missing.A 13-year-old and 6-year-old from Corinth left their home around 3 am Saturday morning.The Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police assisted with the search.Authorities say they kids were found about 2-and-a-half miles away from their home around 10 Saturday morning.Both kids are fine.
A man has been transported to a local hospital, following a motorcycle accidentThe call came in around 3:30 from the Lancaster Brook Road in Glenburn….Glenburn Fire, State Police, Penobscot Sheriff and G & H Ambulance responded.Traffic was reduced to one lane for a short time following the accident.Fifty-five-year-old William Saucier of Glenburn is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center for a head injury and other minor injuries.Authorities say Saucier drifted off the roadway on a sharp corner and went into the trees.The accident is still under investigation.
There was a whole lot of scrambling going on in Dexter Saturday, it was a pig scramble.Close to 500 kids ran around trying to get a pig, with a total of 80 pigs up for grabs.It was held in a field next to the P & L Country Market.The pigs come from Sabattus.They say folks look forward to it every year.” We get people from all over.
Some folks were revving up their motorcycle engine’s for a good cause Saturday.It’s the annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Bike Run and it started at the Augusta Lion’s Club.There were about sixty people taking part and they had four stops along the way.Their goal is to raise around $6,000, which is enough to grant one kid a wish.” It helps make their dreams come true.
(Associated Press)Ellsworth Police say masked gunmen, who may be impersonating police officers, stole money and drugs from four youths.Authorities say it happened early Friday, when the two wearing ski masks reportedly walked into a garage where the four teens were partying..Police say they apparently made off with a small amount of marijuana and some cash.The victims said at least one of the gunmen was wearing a ballistics vest, similar to those worn by police, and that they used walkie talkies.They say one of the men fired at least one shot.
The town of Sullivan recognized the heroes of its fire and rescue department at the 20th Annual Sullivan Daze celebration Saturday morning.The day started with a parade through the community.Grand Marshal the Marden’s Lady herself, Birdie Googins, led the way.Some familiar faces also took part in the parade including TV 5’s own Joy Hollowell with photojournalist Suzanne Laidman driving the TV 5 live truck.Parade Director Becky Sutherland says this is the town’s biggest fundraiser for the local fire and rescue department.”It’s good for the community to raise money.