The woman accused of robbing the Bangor Savings Bank on State Street in Bangor Tuesday appeared in federal court this morning, but she didn’t have much to say.25-year-old Matisha Marie Pitts from the Bangor area didn’t respond to federal judge John Woodcock when he asked her direct questions.Her lawyer, Virginia Villa, told the judge Pitts does have a history of treatment for mental illness.
One man is dead and another listed in critical condition after a car crash in Unity on Wednesday morning.According to Chief Deputy Bob Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Waylonhawk Milliard of Unity fell asleep while driving on Route 202 just after 5 o’clock Wednesday morning.Milliard struck a guard rail, overcorrected, and crashed into the vehicle driven by 51-year-old John Canavan of Freedom.
Fire investigators were in Canaan Tuesday, trying to determine what caused a house fire overnight on the Nelson Hill Rd.Crews from eight towns were called in to battle the flames after the fire was reported shortly after 10:00 p.m.The house belongs to Victor Hartley, who lived there with his 17-year-old daughter.Nobody was home at the time, but we’re told two cats may have died in that fire.Two dogs did survive, one of which alerted neighbors.It was the second fire in Canaan Monday.
It was a reunion more than 50 years in the making.A Bangor woman was reunited to the son she gave birth to back in 1953.Etta Mae Buckley was a single woman in Charleston, West Virginia when she gave birth to a baby boy, April 16, 1953.”I wanted him to have a better home than I could have gave him.”So Etta Mae gave him up for adoption.
A Cumberland County jury has returned a $7.3 Million emotional distress verdict in favor of a businessman who contends he was double-crossed by a law firm he hired to represent his interests.Peter Redman of Old Orchard Beach claimed Bernstein Shur of Portland worked against his interests in a dispute with his brother over control of Northern Mattress and Furniture Company, which has since gone out of business.
Earlier this year we told you about an Otis woman who was starting a horse therapy program, to help teach children with autism and special needs.Last week the non-profit Springy Pond Farm kicked off its “Ride to Read” program, and welcomed its first official students.Today was seven-year-old Zach’s second visit to Springy Pond Farm in Otis.
The heat and humidity is here to stay for bit.Officials from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are advising folks to use caution during the hot weather, and keep and eye out for heat related illnesses.There are certain groups of people who are more susceptible to the heat, like young kids and those over 65.Officials say while the high temps are here folks should try to stay cool, drink lots of fluids, and try to take it easy.For more tips on how to stay cool go to http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp.
A Bangor man who sexually assaulted an underage girl was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday.Forty-two-year-old Arthur Joseph Junior pleaded guilty to nine counts of gross sexual assault.The incidents took place between September of last year and May of this year.The victim is a minor.Joseph waived his right to a jury, telling the judge he didn’t feel he had a strong enough defense against the charges.
Bangor Police are looking for a suspect they say robbed Bangor Savings Bank on State Street Tuesday morning.Police say a woman robbed the bank just after 9:30 and left in a taxi cab, which dropped her off in the lower Kenduskeag Avenue area.Police say the woman is African-American, between 5’10 and 6′ tall, and heavy set.