A New Sharon teen accused of breaking into Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner in Bangor Tuesday morning is being held on $5,000 bail.Michael Reis, 19, appeared in a Bangor courtroom via video conference Wednesday afternoon.Police say Reis and a 17-year-old Bangor man broke into the restaurant and Reis kicked out the back windows of a police car.
The Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville and Penobscot Bay Regional Chambers of Commerce could be consolidating.Members of the two chambers will vote Wednesday night on whether or not to join forces.Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville’s chamber director tells TV 5 consolidation will be a move forward for the regional economy and will help better serve its members.If the consolidation passes, there are no plans to change any staffing.
Country music singer Andy Griggs will take to the stage in Machias next monthGriggs will be the headliner at the Down East Country Fest, Saturday July 23rd.This is the second year for concert at the Down East Fairgrounds, which features more than half a dozen bands.Tickets for adults range from $20 to $45.
A South Dakota man accused of murdering a homeless man in Bangor five years ago made his first court appearance, Wednesday.Twenty-six year old Kenneth Bruning pleaded not guilty in a Bangor courtroom.Bruning is accused of killing Trevor Sprague in 2006.Sprague’s body was found on fire beneath the Kenduskeag Stream Bridge on Harlow Street.Bruning’s not guilty plea could change within the next sixty days.His attorney, Jeff Silverstein, says they may change the plea based on Bruning’s mental state.”There are some concerns that mental health played some sort of role in whatever the events were because I understand that he does have some mental health issues.
A former social worker from Hallowell has been fined $4,500 and publicly reprimanded for smuggling illegal drugs and pornography, including nude pictures of herself, to an inmate at the Maine State Prison.The Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure sanctioned 34-year-old Jaime Dale Semple Harnett for ethics violations after a hearing last month.
A newly enacted law that ends Maine’s Election Day voter registration policy is being challenged.Opponents say they filed a challenge Tuesday with the secretary of state’s office seeking a people’s veto vote on whether to repeal the law.League of Women Voters of Maine President Barbara McDade says same-day voter registration has been part of Maine elections for 38 years and has helped almost 70,000 people participate during the last two general elections.Supporters of the law say same-day registration overburdens municipal clerks with paperwork as elections are being held.In order for the people’s veto question to go to voters, signatures totaling 10 percent of the votes cast for governor in 2010 must be submitted.(The Associated Press)
The Beatles are coming to Camden…well at least a musical tribute to the Beatles is coming to Camden.”A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience” will be held at the Camden Opera House this weekend.The event will benefit the Northport Music Theater.Cast members say Beatles fan or not, the multimedia celebration is something to get excited about.A Day in the Life is set to hit the stage this weekend, Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th at 7:30 pm.For more information on pricing, or to purchase your tickets, you can visit www.northportmusictheater.com
The death of a Dexter family last week shocked the community.Police say Steven Lake shot and killed his estranged wife, Amy Lake, and their two kids before turning the gun on himself.Since then, the community has come together to honor and remember the family.
Maxine Gilbert lives near Fairbanks Road in Farmington and could not believe what she heard early Tuesday morning.”We heard it over the scanner and I said that’s Grace!”81-year-old Grace Burton was pronounced dead just hours after police say a person forced his way into her home at the Margaret Chase Smith Apartments and brutally attacked her.”We do believe the assailant was injured in the attack and may show cuts to the hands and to the fingers,” said Lt.
Police say vandals have caused thousands of dollars of damage to the Big Squaw Mountain Resort ski area in Big Moose Township.According to investigators with the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department, someone smashed televisions, tossed chairs through windows and chopped doors with axes.We’re told it happened sometime over Memorial Day weekend.
A Dover-Foxcroft man has been released on bail after being arrested for reportedly hosting under age drinking parties.Graham Long, 42, was arrested Friday night after police say they busted a group of teenagers drinking in his house.He pleaded not guilty Monday to all of the charges.Long had been under police surveillance after receiving complaints from local parents.Friday night police say they found alcohol, drugs and empty packages of cough medicine in his house.Police say some of the teens were charged with possession of alcohol.