Two people accused of breaking into Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner in Bangor early Tuesday morning are charged with burglary.19-year-old Michael Reis of New Sharon is also charged with aggravated criminal mischief and refusal to submit to arrest, after police say he broke out the windows of a cop car.A 17-year-old man from Bangor was arrested, too.
The Bangor Theological Seminary has a new leader.The Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Reverend Doctor Robert Grove-Markwood as president.Grove-Markwood has been a member of the seminary’s Board of Trustees for the past five years.He is the pastor of the Presque Isle Congregation Church, United Church of Christ.His appointment is effective July 1st.
Folks at the Brewer Federal Credit Union are looking for donations for their annual yard sale.Items can be dropped off at 229 Dirigo Drive or 77 North Main Street.This year’s event will take place on June 24th at the credit union’s North Main Street location.All proceeds go toward the Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign.
’Parents who host, lose the most.’That was the sign hanging in the home of a Dover-Foxcroft man arrested for hosting under age drinking parties.Forty-two year old Graham Long was arrested Friday night after police say they busted a group of teenagers drinking in his home.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.Long is facing several charges for illegally distributing drugs, giving alcohol to minors and providing a place for them to drink.He pleaded not guilty, Monday, to all of the charges.He’s being held at Piscataquis County jail on one thousand dollars bail.
State and Farmington police are investigating the death of an elderly woman in Farmington.Police are calling the death a homicide and a home invasion.According to state police Grace Burton, 81, died about 7 o’clock Tuesday morning at a Lewiston hospital.Police say she was attacked at the Margaret Chase Smith Apartments on Fairbanks Road by a male intruder who entered her first floor apartment.We’re told Burton called 911 just after 1 o’clock Tuesday morning to report the attack.Police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity along Fairbanks Road and Route 4 between midnight and 2 a.m..
The Holden man pushed off a second story balcony in Bangor Sunday is getting better.Police say the victim is still hospitalized at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, but his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair.32-year old Lucas Glidden is charged with felony aggravated assault, in connection with the incident.Police arrested glidden Sunday morning at an Essex Street apartment.They say they found blood at the bottom of a second floor landing, and witnesses led them to an apartment.Inside, police say they found a 20-year old man covered in a blanket and in what they call poor physical condition.Glidden appeared in court via video from the Penobscot County jail on Monday.He’s being held on $5,000 bail and is scheduled back in court in August.
If you live within ear shot of Bangor International Airport you may be hearing some frightening noises in the next few days.Training started this morning and throughout the week, small explosions, and plumes of red smoke may coincide with the exercises.At times announcements, sirens, or warnings will be heard from the outdoor loudspeaker system, but again it’s all part of the training going on at the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor.Near the end of the week the activities will ramp up with simulated attack scenarios in and around the airport.
Officials say the truancy rate in the schools in Maine’s capital city dropped by about 36% in the just-ending school year.Officials say the effort to curtail truancy in Augusta schools was aided by creating a position to work with parents and students to keep students in school and, when all else fails, force parents of truant students into court.The first “reintegration specialist” at Augusta’s Cony High School, Chad Strout, was hired last September.Strout reportedly monitors student absences and works with students and families to encourage attendance when students reach the state-mandated limit for unexcused absences.The state describes a habitually truant student as an individual who reaches the equivalent of 10 full days, or seven consecutive days, of unexcused absences.(The Associated Press)
One teenager is is dead, another hospitalized after a car crash in South Thomaston late Monday night.Authorities were called to Spruce Head Road, or route 73, just before midnight.police say the 17-year-old driver lost control of the car, rolling over multiple times.Aleisha Sonksen, also 17, from Owls Head was a passenger in the car.
There was a vote recount in Hermon Monday.Last week, the town voted to fill two council seats.After last Tuesday’s election, it was reported that Ann Freeman was only one vote behind Donald Pellitier…So Freeman submitted a request for the recount.After Monday’s recount, Anthony Reynolds still lead all candidates with the most votes at 368 and Ann Freeman came in second with 323 votes.
If you’re an animal lover in Hancock County, a local animal welfare and advocacy group needs your help.Protecting Animals Welfare, also known as P.A.W., is looking for new members interested in volunteering.Its next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 7pm in the community room of the Sullivan/Sorrento Recreation Center building.That’s on US Highway 1 in Sullivan, right across from the volunteer fire department.If you’d like more information, contact Marie Swicker at 460-8920.
A Bangor man accused of pushing a man off a second story balcony was in court Monday.Thirty-two year old Lucas Glidden is charged with felony aggravated assault.Police arrested him early Sunday morning at an Essex Street apartment.They say they found blood at the bottom of a second floor landing, and witnesses led them to an apartment.Inside police found a twenty-year old Holden man covered in a blanket and in what they call poor physical condition.Bangor police say the man remains in the hospital in critical condition.Glidden appeared in court via video from the Penobscot County Jail.He’s being held on five thousand dollars bail and is scheduled back in court in August.
A local student will reverse roles with teachers next month.Kristopher Redman is a sophomore at Nokomis High School, but he’ll be teaching teachers at Google Academy.It’s an annual Google conference that educates teachers worldwide on how to use that search engine in the classroom.Redman has been using Google tools to help him with school work.His teacher went to the academy a few years ago, and has taught at the events ever since.He convinced Google that hearing from students would be key for its success in schools.”Teachers are able to see from their eyes using these tools, or using this technology.
An Augusta man convicted of raping a woman in her home last June has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.45-year-old Bradley Lemay was found guilty, earlier this month, of gross sexual assault, eluding a police officer and tampering with the victim after the crime.