There was quite a match on Indian Island Sunday.The Harlem Rockets came to town to face the Penobscot Nation’s Boys and Girls All Star Team.Organizers hope to build community togetherness and healthy activity.All the money raised from the game will support their youth programs.” I think it’s important for them to see positive role models doing active things and not participating in delinquent acts.
Years ago, a man from Rockland noticed a need in his community and both he and his wife decided to fill it.Today, their efforts have helped hundreds from the city and surrounding areas, and now the community is showing their gratitude.When you sit down for lunch with George Robishaw, you can expect a plate full of food and an ear full of stories.”I worked on the railroad quite awhile, but my longest job was in the banking.”Only one of them, though, can explain how it is this railroad worker, bank teller and Navy vet made a name for himself in the kitchen.”I was up on the lake there on Thomaston Street there skating and over the hill was a bunch of ladies.”You see, years ago, George was on track to become a priest in the Catholic church.”One of them was a brunette.
Child endangerment charges have been brought against a Lewiston man.Police say the 3-year-old son of 28-year-old Michael Roy was hospitalized after overdosing on prescription painkillers.Authorities say it appears the boy found a pill inside the home where he lives with the father.As of Saturday night, the boy was listed in serious condition.Roy is being held on $2,000 bail at the Androscoggin County Jail.
A man is behind bars after attempting to set fire to a Bangor Police Department cruiser parked outside the station.Sixty-one-year-old Ian Bodger was charged with arson after allegedly setting a fire under the cruiser Saturday.Authorities say the car was moved before major damage occurred and the fire was extinguished.Bodger was taken to Penobscot County Jail and faces up to thirty years if convicted.
Brewer Fire was called to a residence on Washington Street Sunday morning.Officials say flames and heavy smoke were showing when they arrived.They say the fire was mostly contained to the corner of the garage, but did get into the attic.The occupants were home at the time and were able to get out safely.Fire crews were able to rescue their pet dog too.They were able to knock down the fire quickly.” Actually we had a crew, an extra crew in the fire station doing some training today so we had more man power then we normally would, which was a big help,” said Brewer Assistant Fire Chief, Chris Dore.The Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate.
Police say failing to stop at an intersection is to blame for an accident in Old Town.It occurred at the intersection of Fourth and Center Street.Center Street was blocked off for a period of time.Police say a female minor didn’t make a complete stop and broadsided another vehicle.No serious injuries were reported.The accident is under investigation.
Ayla Reynolds’ father is now offering an explanation of why his 21-month-old daughter has a broken arm.Justin DiPietro says the accident happened when he tripped and fell while carrying Ayla and landed on top of her.DiPietro told the Morning Sentinel that he was carrying a bag of groceries and Ayla when he tripped and fell on the stairs leading into the kitchen and landed on top of the toddler.He says he took Ayla to the hospital the following day when her arm began to swell.DiPietro reported Ayla missing from his mother’s home in Waterville where he and his daughter were living on December seventeenth.
A man has been charged with burglary after a homeowner caught him breaking into his home.Authorities say a family returned to their Eddington home Saturday afternoon and discovered 30-year-old Darren Seidell inside.They say the homeowner confronted Seidell and shot him in the foot as he fled.He was later located in a house across the street.Police say Seidell has a criminal history.He was taken to the hospital and is now being held at Penobscot County Jail on $20,000 bail.
Maine Youth Leadership is doing their part to teach high school sophomores about volunteering.They teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive.It’s part of their Holiday Huddle.The program aims to teach leadership, volunteerism and character.” The American Red Cross always needs volunteers.
A Lewiston teenager is facing charges after allegedly punching a police officer in the face at a high school basketball game.Police say the teen assaulted Lieutenant Adam Higgins after objecting to Higgins searching the bag of another teenager who was entering the school gym.The boy, whose name is not being released, was charged with assaulting a police officer, refusing to submit to arrest, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.Higgins received minor injuries but did not require treatment.The boy was taken to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.(AP)
An arrest warrant has been issued by the York Police for a New Hampshire man.Officials say it’s in connection with the November 23rd robbery of the Savings Bank of Maine on route one.They say 43-year-old Bernard Subocz of Manchester is currently in custody on an unrelated charge.Police say they also have another suspect.(AP)
A Mercer woman is paralyzed from her waist down following an accident on December 30th.State Police Trooper Scott Duff says he was heading home when he met a vehicle on Wilder Hill Road in Norridgewock that was crossing the center lane.Duff says the vehicle, being driven by 20-year-old Katie White, sped up after passing him and disappeared onto a side road.He was able to locate the truck, but didn’t find anyone inside.
Police say four young people were returning to an underage drinking party at the time of a crash that killed two teenagers in West Paris, and seriously injured two others.Authorities say 18-year-old Kristina Lowe had been drinking and was texting when her car went off the road, became airborne and struck some trees early Saturday.Nineteen-year-old Logan Dam and 16-year-old Rebecca Mason were killed instantly.Lowe remains hospitalized.
A Mars Hill man that was on the run from police for about a month before being caught has been indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury.30 year old Chad Walton was indicted on charges of assault and obstructing the report of a crime.That indictment is in connection with a domestic violence assault that took place in November.Police say the victim had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for serious facial injuries.