Police in Lewiston say they caught a man stealing copper from a vacant city home red-handed.Police and the city’s code enforcement officer went to the home on Friday to put a condemnation sticker on it and heard someone inside sawing through copper pipes.After calling for backup, police forced their way into the home, and after a short search, found the alleged thief hiding under a work bench in the basement.
Two men were arrested last week on drug and robbery charges in Old Town, and police are still looking for another suspect.The arrests stemmed from an incident on February 28th.Old Town police reportedly found a man staggering in the road holding his throat.The officers investigated and determined the man had been attacked and hit with brass knuckles and maybe even a club and then choked until he lost consciousness.When he came to, he was missing a large amount of cash.20-year-old Corey Georgia of Milford was arrested with brass knuckles and oxycodone on him.
Some Classic Rock bands will be rolling into Bangor this summer.Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent will appear on the Bangor Waterfront, Sunday July 8th as part of the Midwest Rock ‘n Roll ExpressTickets go on sale on Friday, March 9th at 12 noon and can be obtained at venue box office located at Mark’s Music in Brewer, through Ticketmaster, or online at waterfrontconcerts.com
The Executive Director of the ACLU is the latest to enter the race for Maine’s First District Seat in the US House of Representatives.Shenna Bellows a democrat from Manchester has started collecting signatures for her petition.Bellows says she is exploring a run, but hasn’t committed 100 percent.But she has taken a voluntary leave of absence from the ACLU while collecting signatures.Bellows says she is passionate about civil rights and making a difference.Former State House Speaker Hannah Pingree also spent the weekend gathering signatures for her petitionState Representative Diane Russell was also collecting signatures.
A Maine based tidal energy company is ready to install its underwater power system on the floor of Cobscook Bay for the first time.Ocean Renewable Power Company hopes to start installation in mid March at a sixty acre site in the waters off Seward Neck in Lubec.
Get moving and get active, that’s what the folks from Eastern Maine Healthcare System are trying to accomplish.Sunday was their Move and Improve kick off event.It’s a twelve week long program that encourages people to look at their physical activity and try to challenge themselves to do more.They started with a stretching seminar, then took part in a thirty minute walk and finished it off with Zumba.” Actually people are really encouraged to drive on what they enjoy themselves.
Folks laced up their running shoes for the Chamberlain March.They were running for the service men and women who have died in combat.All the money raised will help fund scholarships for the children of those service members.” There’s a lot of folks from Maine both active duty and reserve or guard who have paid the ultimate price, given the ultimate sacrifice in support of their country.
Crockpots are an easy solution for a quick and cheap meal.The Unitarian Universalist Church in Bangor held a class Saturday.Someone from the UMaine Extension Department taught the class.Members of the church recognize people are in need more than ever.They want folks to learn how to cook economically and effectively.So many people registered for the class, the church has to turn some away.”I’m very pleased that we were able to have an open and warm event and I think people learned and I think they enjoyed the food as well,” said Church Minister, Becky Gunn.They cooked two different meals: spaghetti and chili.
Three airmen from the 101st Refueling Wing in Bangor received a huge honor Saturday.Sergeants Christopher Cowan and Richard Fish and Master Sergeant Michael Jewett received the combat action badge.All three were on the front lines in Iraq in 2005.To be eligible for the award, a person has to put their life in harms way.Those with the Air National Guard say it’s a prestigious award.”It’s not for good conduct, it’s for bravery.
The public came together again for a vigil for missing Ayla Reynolds.The toddler was reported missing on December 17th.Participants were asked to bring teddy bears which will be delivered to a shrine near the Violette Ave home she was reported missing from, or they will be donated to police or other agencies that help children in emergencies.The hope is to keep her name in the public.”Just loosing sight of exactly what we’re here for.
Two Livermore Falls residents have been charged with arson in connection with a convenience store fire last summer.Officials say 29-year-old Ericka Poland-Rolfe and 21-year-old Miguel Cedeno were arrested Friday.They say Poland-Rolfe owner the JP Corner Store, which was heavily damaged in the fire which was started with a flammable liquid.Investigators say she hired cedeno to set the fire.Poland-Rolfe was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail and is being held on $300,000 bail.
Bangor Hydro crews are currently working to determine the cause of a power outage affecting customers in Bangor.Officials say more than 1,100 people are affected.Areas affected include Main Street, Union Street, Ohio Street and Hammond Street, as well as surrounding streets.Repairs will be made once they isolate the problem.Customers can report outages by calling 1-800-440-1111.
A Skowhegan man charged with stabbing another man during a fight on Wednesday made his first court appearance Friday afternoon.Nathaniel Knight, 34, is charged with elevated aggravated assault, burglary, and theft.Knight was being held on $100,000 bail.