A Greyhound bus driver charged with bank robberies in Maine and Rhode Island was in a Bangor courtroom today, where he waived his detention hearing.Meanwhile, the FBI continues to investigate to see if Robert Ferguson is the so-called “burly bandit” wanted in nearly a dozen bank robberies throughout new england.The 47-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts man had a detention hearing this afternoon in federal court in Bangor.
A group of local radio stations is doing their part to make sure some local kids have everything they need when they head back to school this fall.This morning some local DJ’s from WTOS were broadcasting live from the Dunkin Donuts in Orrington urging listeners to donate school supplies.
A two vehicle accident in Orrington sent one man to the hospital this afternoon.Penobscot County Sheriff’s say 38-year-old Aarron Baer of Orrington was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after the accident around 1:30 this afternoon.Police say a white Chevy Avalanche driven by 55-year-old David Hawes of Holden smashed into Baer’s car after Hawes ran a stop sign.The accident happened right in front of Bob’s Kozy Korner Store.Police say it was reported by a bystander who witnessed the accident and ran next door to the fire department.
Joline and Wayne Scovil of Carmel have four children, two of them are grown and have started their own families.It’s a very typical family.But that all changed last July when their, then 15 year old daughter took off.”I found out,” said Joline, ” The day that she left we had no idea there was any man, any boyfriend, nothing we didn’t realize it until the day that she left, and her friend told us.”Told them she had left the state with 42 year old Eddie Monroe of Brewer.
A consultant to former Republican candidate for Governor Les Otten has acknowledged paying for automated phone calls targeting rival Paul LePage on the eve of Maine’s primary election in June.Michael Dennehy says he didn’t consult Otten or his campaign manager about his messages.
A family in Belfast is one step closer to their dream home.Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County had a ground breaking for their first home.It was an event three years in the making.A local church and many other members of the community are involved in the program and will help with the construction of the house.The family who will be living there will also pitch in.The house is going to Christina Johannes and her three children.She says she is blessed to have so many people willing to give so much to help her family.
Maine’s Office of Securities is spreading the word about a new online service that aims to inform and protect investors.Maine Securities Administrator, Judith Shaw, says the new service allows investors to electronically access information about people who work for financial planning, money management, and other investment advisory companies.Folks can access background information that includes customer complaints, criminal and regulatory disclosures, professional qualifications and employment history.You can find out more at www.adiverinfo.sec.gov
Police are investigating a fatal accident in Anson, it happened late Saturday night.According to police, 28-year-old Dan Briggs, was driving eastbound on Brown Road when he lost control of his car.At this time authorities believe driver inattention and poor road conditions caused the crash.Briggs was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the 98 Ford Explorer he was driving.He was pronounced dead at the scene.Police are reconstructing the accident.
Two boaters are safe after capsizing in Belfast Bay Saturday night, thanks to the quick response of a local restaurant owner.Just after 7 o’clock Saturday night patrons at Young’s Lobster Pound in Belfast noticed a boat tip over and saw a man and a woman in the water.They alerted Raymond Young, owner of the lobster pound, and he grabbed his boat to go help.”Get them in the boat as fast as you can.
In 1983 the loon population began to decline in New Hampshire, that’s when folks decided it was time to keep track of loons in Maine.Dwight Gates has always been fascinated with the animal, and he started counting loons the third Saturday in July, 27 years ago.Saturday, he tracked loons on Toddy Pond in Orland.He says the count helps protect the loons: animals he hopes never leave Maine.”It adds so much to the atmosphere around the northern states that it’s so interesting to watch.
Folks enjoyed lots of Strawberry treats for a good cause Saturday.Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care Community hosted a Strawberry Festival at its facility in Bangor.Everyone was welcome to stop by and enjoy strawberry goodies, as well as childrens games, activities, and music for everyone.Admission was $5 for adults, and proceesds went to the Children’s Miracle Network.”Everytime we have activities that benefit the community, the better.
A man from Maine was involved in a fatal car crash in Massachusetts early Saturday morning.Trooper Matthew Topping of the State Police in Newbury, Massachusetts, says 21-year-old Kelsey Richardson of Atkinson, New Hampshire lost control of her car and left the roadway, striking a guardrail.Her car spun back into the roadway and struck a tractor-trailer operated by Fredrick Botting of Houlton.Richardson was ejected from the vehicle and was struck by another tractor trailer operated by Stefan Fabian of Connecticut.Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene.