(Associated Press)Police have identified the construction worker who was killed after falling off scaffolding while removing bricks from a building in Auburn.Police say 51-year-old John Ledue of Portland died after falling about 10 feet while working on the former Webster School, which is being converted into residential housing.He was employed by Hascall and Hascall of Portland.The accident remains under investigation.
It’s open water fishing season here in Maine, and this weekend families had a chance to do it for free.Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offered its annual Family Free Fishing Days.Families could hit the water Saturday and Sunday free of charge.Game Warden, Rick Ouellette, says the Department wants to encourage more people to get their fishing license.”Gets the chance for people to get out and enjoy the weekend.
The Waterfront Concert Series is doing their part to help out the Children’s Miracle Network.Yesterday “A Tribute to the Beatles,” accompanied by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra performed on the waterfront Saturday night.A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to CMN.Waterfront Concerts President, Alex Gray says the organization is a big part of his life, his god-daughter was involved with them.Gray says he’s happy to be able to give back to them.
the annual Children’s Miracle Network telethon kicked off on TV-5 Saturday.The CMN helps provide pediatric care for kids.Statewide, CMN raises money to make sure kids in eastern, central and northern Maine have quality healthcare close to home.The telethon was held at center court in the Bangor Mall.
(Associated Press)Maine State police are investigating the severe beating of an inmate at the state prison who is serving a life sentence for killing two women in 1995.Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman, Stephen McCausland, says a team of detectives have been working the case since the assault on Lloyd Franklin Millett occurred last month.He says they have not charged anyone yet.Millett was convicted of killing two women over the course of a weekend in November 1995, while he was a farmhand in Turner.
Authorities are once again warning parents in Hermon to be on the look out for a suspicious vehicle.Two weeks ago, we told you about a man who reportedly tried to lure a 9-year-old girl into his car while she was waiting for the bus in Hermon.Officials say Friday evening, a man in a car fitting the same description tried to get an 11-year-old boy to get into his vehicle on the corner of Route 2 and Billings in Hermon.Authorities tell us they are looking into the possibility of the two cases being connected.The boy told police that the man appeared to be younger than his father, who is 47.The vehicle is described as a white sedan with red racing stripes.If you have any information, you are urged to call the Penobscot Sheriff’s office at 945-4636.
The American Folk Festival in Bangor is less than three months away.Festival directors need help to pull off the late-August event.They’re looking for volunteers.There are nineteen different jobs you can volunteer for.Training is provided.If you’d like to get involved, contact Debbi Belnikas at 992-2630.
Maine’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community is hosting a film festival in Ellsworth.”It Gets Better” is being held at the Grand Theater.Saturday, there will be a panel to discuss the impact of movies on the LGBT community.Executive Director of the Stonington Opera House Linda Nelson will moderate.Tt starts at 5:00 p.m.
More protection is on the way for older Mainers.Governor LePage has signed a bill that lets adults 60 or older, who are incapacitated or dependent, to seek protection from abuse orders from any family member or unpaid care provider.The previous law had restricted protection orders to include only household members.
Saturday is the Children’s Miracle Network telethon day here on TV5.It’s your chance to help look after the children of Eastern, Central and Northern Maine.Donations made locally, stay local to feed a network of health care facilities and programs which help injured and ailing children, keeping them close to home for care.The national portion of the telethon can be seen on TV5 from 6:00 a.m.
During the war of 1812, the city of Bangor was sacked by British soldiers.Now, 199 years later, another “British invasion” will hit the shores of the Penboscot river Saturday night.The Beatles tribute band, Yesterday, will be playing as part of the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series.Gates open to the Waterfront Pavillion at 5 p.m.
The live music scene in Downtown Bangor continues over the weekend.The 4th Annual West Market Festival is Saturday.Sponsored by Bangpop!, the event is free to the public.It begins at noon and runs until 8:00.Music, art and fashion will be part of the lineup.For a list of which bands are playing and when, or for more on the fashion photo shoots, logon to westmarketfestival.com.
Baileyville Police have arrested three men after a month long investigation into the theft of industrial wire at Woodland Pulp LLC.The wire was valued at more than $10,000, which make the theft a felony.Wlliam Berube,44, Marcus Townsend,40, and Devon Brown, 30, all of Baileyville, are charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, and criminal trespass.Berube and Townsend were arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail in Machias.
Three men from Northern Maine are accused of holding up a gas station in Presque Isle.Police arrested Daniel Masters, 23, of Westfield, Dennis Tardie, 23, of Mapleton and Paul Hafford, 25, of Sheridan on Thursday.They’re accused of robbing a Daigle Oil Company service station on Main St.