A hearing for a Pakistani man living in South Portland who was was arrested in the fallout from the attempted bombing of Times Square has been pushed into next week.34-year-old Mohammad Shafiq Rahman is accused of staying in the US longer than his Work Visa allowed.His lawyer says Rahman asked for the postponement and plans to file for a change in immigration status because he married an American in March.He remains in custody in South Portland.
Emergency crews responded to a crash on the Coldbrook Road in Hermon Wednesday afternoon.Deputy Jay Hallett with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department says a car was headed west when the driver had an unspecified medical issue.The car crashed into some mailboxes then crossed the road and struck a tree.The driver suffered only minor injuries.
Penobscot Nation Police are investigating a shooting on Indian Island.Police Chief Robert Bryant says shortly after 1 Tuesday morning police received a call to a house where a person had been shot.Bryant says they called Old Town police in to assist.He says the victim was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for a gunshot wound.
An aggressive vision for the city of Bangor is in the works by members of Mobilize Maine.They have crafted a regional vision of what they think Bangor should look like by 2020.Members say it’s a plan they hope the entire business community can get behind.They have found assets they believe make Bangor competitive to other areas and that could attract people and businesses to locate here.One of the goals is to get the region’s median household income at, or greater than, the national average.Currently median income in the Bangor region is about 10-thousand dollars below the nation’s.”Our region in order to grow by $10,000 over 10 years is a pretty significant jump.
A budget workshop will be held in Bangor Thursday night.Bangor City Council Chair Richard Stone proposed a 10 percent cut to the Bangor Fire Department budget.That could result in the closure of Station 5 on the Hogan Road and the elimination of nine positions.Stone says taxpayers can’t afford a property tax increase.”How can you go to these people and say give me more money?
A Brewer man arrested for burglary earlier this week remains in jail on five thousand dollars bail.29-year-old Eric Becker appeared in court today after an incident Monday in Bangor, when a couple who live on Birch Street say they arrived home to find Becker inside.Officials say Becker confronted the homeowners and suggested he was armed before running from the house.
Teens have a lot on their minds these days, and some students at Brewer High School say they want to make sure keeping healthy and safe stays at the top of the list.That’s why they organized a high school health fair, specially designed to reach their peers.In the halls of Brewer High, Collin Darby was working on 60 pushups.
Carol Higgins-Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging brought up many good tips for keeping your purse safe while walking around town.For more tips, or any other information, give EAAA a call at 1-800-432-7812, or check out their website at www.eaaa.org
The man accused of killing a 19-year-old woman from Old Town along the Bangor waterfront last year was in court Tuesday afternoon.The hearing Tuesday for 34-year-old Colin Koehler was regarding a motion to suppress information in the case.Koehler is accused of stabbing 19-year-old Holly Boutiler last September and leaving her body along the banks of the Penobscot River in Bangor.The defense is exploring whether the statements Koehler made to police during questioning were voluntary and if Koehler was clear on his Miranda Rights.Bangor Police Detective Timothy Cotton testified Tuesday that Koehler said he understood every paragraph read to him.An audio recording of his Miranda Rights being read was also played, you can hear Koehler responding with a yes.The defense asked cotton if he believed koehler could have been under the influence of marijuana….cotton said no.”We filed a motion to suppress these statements and we filed a number of legal grounds and one of the ground we were looking at is whether or not his statements were voluntary.