The man charged with killing two men and a young boy in Amity last month continues to be held without bail at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.20-year-old Thayne Ormsby pleaded not guilty, Wednesday, to the stabbing deaths of Jeffrey Ryan, Ryan’s 10-year-old son Jesse, and Ryan’s friend and neighbor, Jason Dehahn.Ormsby also pleaded not guilty to an arson charge for allegedly setting Jeffrey Ryan’s truck on fire.Ormsby will continue to be held without bail.
A man from Camden has been arrested on cocaine charges.The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, along with several other police departments, conducted a search at the home of 55-year old Edward Tosswill on July 7th.In addition to 20 grams of cocaine, police found oxycodone pills and more than $15,000 in cash.Tosswill was arrested that same day for trafficking in cocaine, and made bail at $2500.
The Waldo County Sheriffs Department and the Maine State Police are investigating the death of a Morrill woman.According to reports, Dennis Edgecomb, 39, of Morrill called Waldo County Communications at around noon and told them that he had just killed Pamela Green, 42, after the two had an argument.When the police and EMS crew arrived at the home on on North Main St.
Independent candidate for Governor, Eliot Cutler, now has a campaign office in Bangor.Friends and supporters gathered at the new headquarters on Central Street for the grand opening today.Cutler says he’s pleased to open this office because it’s in his hometown.He tells us he’s been busy touring the state this summer, and says his campaign has been going well.
A federally funded project is trying to counter the affect acid rain has had on maine’s rivers and streams and the fish that live in those rivers.A group of high school and college students working in Township 37 are part of Project Share, a non-profit conservation group, made up of state and federal agencies, that specializes in habitat improvement.Their latest project is an attempt to make the offshoots of the Machias river more liveable for the fish that call this river home.
Bangor City Councilors will be voting on whether to bring in an outside consultant to review police and fire department operations.This after a heavy overtime bill from those departments.Council Chair Richard Stone says both departments represent a major portion of the city’s budget and during budget discussions, it became apparent it wasn’t fair to ask them to cut all overtime, which totalled more than $800,000 last year.Police Chief Ron Gastia says he’s keeping an open-mind, but if a consultant is brought in, they need to take into consideration the size of the department.He says their call volume and work load changes day to day.Stone says a consultant would bring fresh eyes to the budget.”The idea is to provide savings obviously because next year is going to be very difficult.
A Brewer man charged with several counts of sexual molestation was sentenced Tuesday.Meghan Hayward was in the courtroom.Forty-two-year-old Eddie Monroe was sentenced to nine months in prison and will have to register as a sex offender.Monroe left the state with a 15-year-old girl last July.After a few days, the girl’s cell phone was traced to Maryland, where she was found and brought home.Monroe was located later in Florida and brought back to Maine.The state had agreed on a plea deal which the judge accepted.The victim’s mother requested that Monroe receive the highest punishment he could get, but she understands the plea deal.”More emotional than what I thought.
A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says the propeller wasn’t spinning when a small plane crashed after taking off from the Portland International Jetport, killing two men.42-year-old Mark Haskell of Brunswick was reportedly maintaining his pilot certification with a flight instructor when his YAK-52 apparently lost power after taking off on Saturday.Officials say the plane reached 300 feet, wobbled, turned left and lost altitude.The plane went down at a steep angle, and the cockpit caught fire.
Another big name will be coming to the Bangor Waterfront as part of the concert series sponsored by Hollywood Slots.Jason Mraz will be performing on the waterfront on Saturday, September 11th.Tickets for this show go on sale this Friday at Mark’s Music.
A car accident caused some power outages on Route 15 in Orland Monday night.The accident involved a single vehicle that left the road and knocked down some power lines.It is not known how many people were in the vehicle, but a single person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Maine’s high school graduation rate for 2008-2009 is 80.4% under a new calculation method.On Monday the State Department of Education released the graduation rate using a newly required federal method of calculation.The new method totals the graduation rate based on the number of students who entered 9th grade at the same time and graduated in no more than four years.Because it only counts students who graduate in four years or less, the rates for most schools and for the state overall will be lower than in the previous year.