A local woodsman featured on Discovery Channel’s “American Loggers” program has died.David McLaughlin of Milo suffered from a severe diabetic condition.He was diagnosed at age 14.It was a disease that would sideline McLaughlin from time to time according to Rudy Pelletier, co-owner of Gerald Pelletier Incorporated of Millinocket.Some said his humor helped him through.
A job fair with an extra emphasis on education was held on the U Maine Farmington campus on Tuesday.About twenty organizations focusing on education were available to graduating seniors and alumni in Maine, as well as any certified teacher or teacher candidates.Organizers tell us it’s one of the few education-specific job fairs held in northern New England.
The issue of human trafficking brought people together at a conference in Orono on Tuesday.Those in attendance included local and state police, criminal justice students from Husson University, and concerned citizens.Organizers are trying to spread the word that human trafficking exists everywhere, even here in Maine.They say it’s a global problem, that requires local action.
A man from China has been arrested in connection with breaking into cars in the Waterville area.Police say evidence led them to believe 23-year-old Nicholas Dudley was involved with some smash and grab vehicle burglaries.Waterville police say there have been about twenty of those types of break-ins this year.Police say they found a stolen wallet and a hammer in Dudley’s home that they believed was used to break vehicle windows.Stereo parts were also found at another man’s home.
Some new female graduates are looking to break-in to a profession that has always been predominately run by males.Tuesday was the first graduation of the Women Building Futures Program.The program consists of 160 hours of construction basics.And let’s incarcerated females learn a trade.These graduates can now be a carpenter’s helper, use power tools and pound a nail correctly.Organizers say they hope the new graduates leave the program with more self confidence.” I think just believing in themselves that they can complete something.
The man accused of holding a Stockton Springs elementary school classroom hostage in 2008 made another appearance in a Waldo County courtroom Tuesday.It’s Randall Hofland’s tenth appearance since September, all related to a series of pre-trial motions.
A former State Representative and long-standing member of the Maine troop greeters has passed away.As Meghan Hayward tells us, the folks that had the privilege of working alongside Catherine “Kay” Lebowitz have nothing by kind words to say about her.” She was a wonderful lady.
Delta flight 237 en route from Paris to Atlanta was diverted to Bangor International Airport Tuesday after a passenger, 26-year-old Derek Stansberry, claimed to have a bomb in his luggage.Officials say the former Air Force Intelligence Specialist from Florida became disruptive during the flight, forcing an air marshal to take Stansberry into custody until the plane landed.None of the 235 passengers or 13 crew members were injured.