A Machiasport man faces several charges after police took a look inside his camper.Acting on a tip, Washington County deputies went to conduct a bail check on 25-year-old Jon Wright, who’s accused of drug trafficking.We’re told deputies and game wardens forced their way into the camper after Wright refused to let them in.Authorites say they found several firearms, drugs, and deer parts inside, as well as a live raven.Now Wright is facing several more charges and is being held without bail.
A plan to move an historic statue in downtown Bangor tok another step forward Thursday night The Downtown Bangor Partnership is working to relocate the silver sculpture in West Market Square to the Bangor Waterfront.The sculpture titled “Continuity of Community” was created in 1969 and donated to the city.
Riders who use a state-run van service are asking the Maine Department of Transportation for a yearlong extension of the service.Transportation officials plan to end the GoMaine program on May 1 because there’s no money to replace its aging passenger vans.About 225 people use the service, which provides rides between various towns and cities around the state.More than 100 GoMaine riders have signed a letter asking the state to reconsider its decision.
A 50-year-old Maine man has been found guilty of stealing more than $90,000 in federal welfare benefits over 15 years by claiming he lived alone when he actually lived with his wife.Judge John Woodcock on Wednesday found Anthony Dinsmore, of Columbia Falls, guilty of stealing Supplemental Security Income benefits, which help low-income elderly, blind, and disabled people.
The city of Bangor is giving residents a chance to voice their concerns about a neighborhood revitalization plan at a meeting Thursday night.The city is creating a strategy area from Union Street to Buck Street and Main Street to Third Street.The first of two sessions is being offered Thursday night in the Doughty School Auditorium on 143 Fifth Street.It starts at 6.If you have any questions, call 992-4200.
The man accused of murdering a Florida man whose body was found last week in Newburgh will try to get out of jail.There’s a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Belfast for 24-year-old Daniel Porter.Police say 31-year-old Jerry Perdomo of Florida came to Maine to collect drug money from Porter.Perdomo disappeared on February 16th.His body was found last week on property police say is owned by Porter’s relatives.Porter’s lawyer says his client was acting in self-defense.
A spokeswoman for Governor Paul LePage says the state will withhold about $216,000 in aid from Millinocket because town officials broke an agreement to share landfill operating costs.The spokeswoman says East Millinocket and Millinocket will each get about $504,000 in Sudden and Severe Impact funds for the loss of taxable value the towns suffered with the sale of the two Katahdin region paper mills last year.Millinocket would have received about $720,000 but the town opted out of an agreement to allocate $50,000 to the landfill.
Two Augusta men have pleaded guilty to their roles in an armed home invasion in Manchester in which a woman was awakened by a man holding a knife to her throat.Michael Jo Ruth II and Benjamin David Pilsbury entered their pleas on Wednesday in connection with the home invasion on Sept.
A former state lawmaker charged with pulling a loaded gun on a news photographer has reached a plea deal with the state.A local newspaper is reporting that deal is contingent on approval from the alleged victim.59-year-old Frederick Wintle has agreed to plead guilty to Class C Crimnal Threatening Charges.Police said Wintle pulled a gun on a man in a waterville parking lot last May, 2011.Wintle stepped down from the house of representatives in September.Wintle’s attorney told TV5 Wintle suffered a mental breakdown that led to the incident.He has remained free bail.
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Some concerned citizens spoke out about a propane gas tank coming to town.The group “Thanks But No Tank” says if the project is approved, it could have detrimental effects on the area.People at a Wednesday night meeting say they’re concerned about a number of things, including safety.According to one report, if the tank were to explode, the initial impact would be felt up to three and a half miles away.DCP Midstream wants to build the 22 million gallon propane tank at mack point…