A State Police Trooper is facing an arraignment Thursday on 13 charges.Gregory Vrooman was indicted in February on charges stemming from four different incidents that happened between May and December of 2010, involving a girl under the age of 14.The 24 year police veteran was indicted on one count of tampering with a witness and four counts of unlawful sexual touching, which face a maximum sentence of five years.
Three people escaped injury in Hallowell Wednesday when the roof of the Kennebec Ice Arena collapsed.The arena was built in 1970.Witnesses say the entire 240 foot long roof collapsed a little after three Wednesday afternoon.The initial belief is heavy snow and ice on the roof is to blame.The three people inside told investigators they heard a loud vibration before the collapse.The force of the collapse was so severe that there is debris everywhere including insulation stuck in nearby trees.The arena is used by high school and club hockey team along with public ice skating sessions.
Bangor city councilors have sets dates for two public votes: one on a new arena, and the other on combining dispatch services.At Wednesday night’s meeting, May 4th was chosen as the date for Bangor residents to head to the polls and decide whether they want a new arena in Bangor.A group of local citizens pushed for the referendum.
THERE IS A ROAD CLOSURE IN SKOWHEGAN THURSDAY MORNING.THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 104, 201 AND ROUTE 2.ACCORDING TO THE ROAD COMMISSIONER, DRIVERS CAN’T GET THROUGH THE SOUTHBOUND LANE ON 201 AS OF 7 O’CLOCK THURSDAY MORNING.HE EXPECTS THE ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR MOST OF THE THRUSDAY.SO IF YOU CAN AVOID THAT AREA, PLEASE DO SO.
Upgrades have been made at Penobscot Valley Hospital to improve patient safety.PVH in Lincoln just installed their first set of state of the art hospital beds.And these beds have all the bells and whistles…from an ultra low bed height to an alert system that allows nurses to responded quickly if a patient is getting out of bed.But beds aren’t the only new technology the hospital now has on hand.They’ve also improved their medication tracking and dispensing systems to ensure patients get the correct medications.The hospital is hoping to get more donations to buy more beds through their Adopt-A-Bed program.If you’d like to donate, you can visit their website, pvhme.org for more information.
Maine’s Jackson Laboratory and the University of South Florida plan to create a new research center in Florida’s Sarasota County.Jackson Lab-Florida will be about the size of a typical Wal-Mart.Its focus will be genetics-based treatments for heart disease, alzheimer’s and diabetes.
A Bangor man accused of threatening police with a knife has been indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.Police say 46-year-old Baljinder Singh refused to leave the Summer Street Clinic last month.When police arrived, they say Singh was yelling about something, while holding an 8-inch knife, which he wouldn’t drop, so one of the officers used pepper spray to disarm him.Singh is charged with criminal threatening.
A Bangor man was indicted by the Grand Jury on unlawful sexual contact, two counts of sexual misconduct with a child, two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and possession of sexually explicit material.According to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Michael Emerson showed pornography to three kids last year, then touched two of them.We’re told one of he children was 14 years old, the other two under 14.
A man from South Portland arrested after a police chase in Bangor and Brewer was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday for OUI and eluding police, among other charges.Police say in January, 42-year-old Phillip Hudson, Junior ran a red light in a pick up in downtown Bangor.