A 42-year-old lobsterman from Friendship has pleaded not guilty to charges he assaulted two other fishermen in a dispute over lobster traps.Toby Powell is accused of attacking two men because of allegations that Powell had cut lines to their lobster traps.According to court documents, Powell allegedly attacked one of the men with a drill and the other with a pipe wrench.The Maine Marine Patrol says it has been investigating a number of trap-cutting reports this season along the Maine coast.
The ferris wheel is up, and while it’s not spinning yet, many parts of the Bangor State Fair are already in motion.Bass Park director Mike Dyer is hoping to see about 75-thousand people this year and says there are plenty of new attractions for them.The Aussie Kingdom and the Swampmaster will run daily shows.
A man from Machias is going to prison for three years for an online scam involving the sale of baseball cards.66-year-old David Anderson was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to theft.Prosecutors say he offered items for sale on-line, including a large collection of baseballs card he had inherited from his father.Some customers complained they never received the cards, or the items weren’t in the condition described.
More than 100 folks fathered in Bangor to say happy birthday to Medicaid and Medicare.Consumers for Affordable Healthcare, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, and the Maine Primary Care Association hosted the luncheon to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the programs becoming law.
With all the support being given, you’d think the kids at Acadia Hospital’s Adventure Camp have been friends forever, but most of them just met this week.They’re facing a big challenge together.” It can be pretty anxiety provoking, and the kids go through it.
After a two day trial, an Ellsworth man authorities say stole nearly $600,000 from investors was found guilty on all charges.Eric Murphy Junior will spend five years in jail, followed by probation and restitution.A jury found him guilty of two counts of theft by deception, one count of security fraud, and one count of forgery.Murphy originally pleaded guilty back in March as part of a plea deal, but after a judge threw out the plea bargain, saying he would have to spend more than 18-months behind bars, Murphy withdrew his guilty plea, and instead opted for a jury trial.He is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail.