A man facing charges in connection with a robbery in Old Town last week was ordered to be held without bail Monday.Matthew Jones, 22, of Milford is one of three men police believe robbed and assaulted a man at an apartment complex last Tuesday.Officers say they found a man staggering in the road, who had been attacked and hit with brass knuckles.An investigation led them to Jones, who was out on a post-conviction bail.
Democrats and Republicans, and some Independents, are gearing up for an epic battle over the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Olympia Snowe.The old saying is, “as Maine goes so goes the nation.” With the retirement of Snowe, majority control of the United States Senate could be up for grabs in November.
The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine has jumped another nickel and now stands at $3.84.Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the price in Maine is 13 cents above the national average.Gas has now jumped by nearly 25 cents per gallon in the past month and is about 30 cents higher than at the same time last year in Maine.The local trend follows a national trend of higher prices, and a company analyst says even steeper prices are likely on the way.
A burglar was shot during a home invasion in Eddington in January.In February two men were shot after police said they broke into an apartment in Hermon.As a result, some homeowners are now arming themselves against potential intruders.And gun sales are on the rise in Eastern Maine.”People are basically just sick and tired of the crap that’s going on and deciding that their protection is their responsibility now,” said Rick Lozier of Van Raymond Outfitters in Brewer.
Police in Lewiston say they caught a man stealing copper from a vacant city home red-handed.Police and the city’s code enforcement officer went to the home on Friday to put a condemnation sticker on it and heard someone inside sawing through copper pipes.After calling for backup, police forced their way into the home, and after a short search, found the alleged thief hiding under a work bench in the basement.
Two men were arrested last week on drug and robbery charges in Old Town, and police are still looking for another suspect.The arrests stemmed from an incident on February 28th.Old Town police reportedly found a man staggering in the road holding his throat.The officers investigated and determined the man had been attacked and hit with brass knuckles and maybe even a club and then choked until he lost consciousness.When he came to, he was missing a large amount of cash.20-year-old Corey Georgia of Milford was arrested with brass knuckles and oxycodone on him.
Some Classic Rock bands will be rolling into Bangor this summer.Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent will appear on the Bangor Waterfront, Sunday July 8th as part of the Midwest Rock ‘n Roll ExpressTickets go on sale on Friday, March 9th at 12 noon and can be obtained at venue box office located at Mark’s Music in Brewer, through Ticketmaster, or online at waterfrontconcerts.com
The Executive Director of the ACLU is the latest to enter the race for Maine’s First District Seat in the US House of Representatives.Shenna Bellows a democrat from Manchester has started collecting signatures for her petition.Bellows says she is exploring a run, but hasn’t committed 100 percent.But she has taken a voluntary leave of absence from the ACLU while collecting signatures.Bellows says she is passionate about civil rights and making a difference.Former State House Speaker Hannah Pingree also spent the weekend gathering signatures for her petitionState Representative Diane Russell was also collecting signatures.
A Maine based tidal energy company is ready to install its underwater power system on the floor of Cobscook Bay for the first time.Ocean Renewable Power Company hopes to start installation in mid March at a sixty acre site in the waters off Seward Neck in Lubec.
Get moving and get active, that’s what the folks from Eastern Maine Healthcare System are trying to accomplish.Sunday was their Move and Improve kick off event.It’s a twelve week long program that encourages people to look at their physical activity and try to challenge themselves to do more.They started with a stretching seminar, then took part in a thirty minute walk and finished it off with Zumba.” Actually people are really encouraged to drive on what they enjoy themselves.