Bangor police say a search warrant was interrupted by a woman who tried to remove evidence from the crime scene.Officers were searching an apartment on State Street last week to recover items that were stolen from a home on Broadway.Police were told the suspected burglar, 28-year-old Joshua Sparacio, was staying at the State Street apartment.During the search warrant, officers discovered he had been driving a stolen vehicle.Officers say 25-year-old Cassandra Alexander of Hampden asked if she could go inside the apartment to get her purse.
The state medical examiner’s office has ruled that the death of a Dover-Foxcroft man police say was killed Sunday night by his older brother, is a homicide.State Police say 20-year old Ryan Mayo was shot outside his home.An autopsy showed that Mayo died from a gunshot wound to his head and brain.His older brother, 22-year-old Steven Mayo, lives next door.
Union nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, have voted on a new agreement with the hospital.Tuesday night, union officials notified hospital administrators that they had endorsed the one-year contract put forth at last week’s bargaining session.EMMC’s Board of Trustees will take a look at the agreement Wednesday.
Officials with Baxter State Park say they expect the park will open later than usual this year.They say park roads are still covered by snow and ice in some areas and are estimating the opening of the campgrounds may be delayed until after the May 15th opening date.Deep snows could also delay the opening of Chimney pond, which is scheduled for June 1st.For more information, you can log onto their website at baxterstateauthority.com or call park headquarters at 207-723-5140.
The City of Bangor has announced plans for road construction this summer.It includes new pavement and curbing on Hammond Street from the Union Street intersection to Norway Road.If you’d like more information on this project the city is holding a public informational meeting.It’s set for 3:30p.m.
A bill to allow the sale of fireworks in Maine is still alive in the legislature.Members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted eight to five yesterday on a bill that would allow people 21 and older to buy fireworks from authorized stand-alone fireworks stores in Maine.Opponents say fireworks are too dangerous.Supporters believe it would be good to give the state more control over the sale and use of fireworks.The bill now heads to the full legislature for consideration.
Five protesters arrested during a rally against a wind project will not face any charges.More than thirty people gathered in Lincoln in November to protest First Wind’s turbine project slated for Rollins Mountain.Police took the five into custody, saying they were blocking trucks headed to a construction site and refused to leave.The state has since dropped all charges against them.Court documents say the state felt it was an unwise use of public funds to take them to trial.
A forgotten Maine veteran who was laid to rest more than a century ago has a new headstone.Benjamin Gross fought in the Revolution, and spent much of his life living along the Penobscot River.A local historian stumbled on to Gross’s resting place while visiting Riverview Cemetery in Bucksport.Emeric Spooner was visiting the grave of another war veteran when he noticed Gross’s broken headstone.Spooner had actually been looking for the resting place.Spooner said he wanted to leave a U.S.
The Camden man accused of pushing his wife off a cliff earlier this month appeared in a Knox County Superior courtroom today for a hearing regarding his bail.68-year-old Charles Black had planned to use the home he shared with his wife as collateral for his $240,000 bail on a charge of aggravated assault.But the prosecution says the court should amend the terms of the bail based on new information.
Maine Game Wardens say a missing Smithfield man has been found dead near his home.Phillip Golding, who would have turned 88 on Tuesday, was last seen by a neighbor around 8:30 Monday morning.Wardens found his body around 12:45 Tuesday afternoon after a Forest Service helicopter spotted something from the air.
A ground breaking ceremony was held at the University of Maine in Orono Tuesday afternoon.The UMaine Forest and Bioproducts Research Institute is celebrating plans to build an addition to Jenness Hall.The new 3,300 square foot space will give technical staff the room to work with visiting researchers and collaborators.