A bank robbery suspect in Bangor is also being charged with a stabbing in the city.Bangor police say 39-year-old Donald Turner was being questioned about his role in a Saturday bank robbery when he was arrested in connection with a stabbing on Market Street.Police say a woman says turner stabbed her in the arm Sunday night.
It may not feel like summer outside just yet, but warmer weather is on the on way, and that means summer camps will be filling up fast.The University of Maine and the United Way of Eastern Maine joined forces to put on a Summer Camp Fair Wednesday evening.Parents and kids gathered at UMaine to take a look at what different camps around the state had to offer.From science to roller-skating, there was something for everyone.While many kids may think the ideal summer break would be vegging out on the couch all day, that does get boring after awhile.While summer camps are fun, they can also get a little pricey.Parents can call the the United Way of Eastern Maine at 941-2800 for a full list of camps that are offering scholarships for kids to attend.
This squad, called The Mighty Motivators, is cheering on over two hundred athletes.They’re hoping to get the competitors of the Central Maine Special Olympics Basketball Tournament pumped up and ready to play.Some experienced athletes are competing in a five on five tournament, while others are working on individual basketball skills.Coach Frank Theriault says the teams work hard practicing for this tournament.”We practice for 2 hours every Saturday working on individual team skills as well as teamwork and just playing five on five,” he said.Volunteer Scott Cryer has been helping out with the Special Olympics since he was a kid.
Authorities say a heat lamp is to blame for sparking a fire at a barn in Athens overnight.Crews from five towns were called to Brighton Road a little after midnight.The Athens Fire Chief tells us the heat lamp caught fire which then spread to the home.Both structures were destroyed.Crews were able to get animals out safely except for one that died in the blaze.No one was injured.
A Vienna man accused of shooting a gun inside his home is in jail.Police say charges against 28-year-old Alan Stebbins will include reckless conduct with a firearm and driving after suspension.The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department says Stebbins shot off a gun inside his home on Townhouse Road, which prompted a police TACT team to respond.We’re told Stebbins called his father to pick him up, then the father called the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to report his son.Authorities were able to locate Stebbins shortly after.
Governor LePage helped to kick off the start Maine’s maple syrup season.this morning the governor tapped a maple tree on the lawn of the Blaine House.He told folks gathered there that Maine produced more than 300-thousand gallons of syrup last year.
An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board will have to determine if a plane that went down in a remote section of Somerset County can even be hauled of the area to be examined.One person was killed that crash.The plane went down Monday with two people on board near the Maine-Quebec border.Maine State Police say 31-year-old Ryan Isaac and his passenger, 53-year-old Paul Oberman, both from Toronto, were on board.Oberman died in the crash, Isaac was taken to a Quebec hospital with a broken arm.A family friend says Oberman was the president of a real estate company in Toronto.Issac radioed for help after the plane began icing up and was looking for a place to land when he lost contact with officials.The crash site is in a remote spot near Depot Lake.Rescuers used snowmobiles and snow shoes to get to the site, which has been covered with two feet of new snow from Monday’s storm.A spokesperson for the NTSB says an investigator has not reached the crash site yet.
The man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of toys from Toys for Tots, made his first court appearance in Bangor, Wednesday.57-year-old Jim Nickerson of Bangor was a volunteer for the organization when police seized stolen toys from his home last December.Caroline Connolly was in the courtroom and joins us live from the newsroom with the latest.Nickerson is facing a felony theft charge because police say the toys they found in his home were valued at more than a thousand dollars.Nickerson pleaded not guilty today, and accepted a court appointed attorney.
The state’s former top drug prosecutor will be sentenced Thursday, on child pornography charges.48-year old James Cameron will learn his fate in a federal courtroom in Bangor.The Associated Press says federal prosecutors plan to ask a judge for at least 21 years in prison.But an attorney for Cameron says the Hallowell man should spend no more than five years behind bars for his crimes.Last summer, Cameron was found guilty on 13 counts of sending and receiving child pornography.The crimes happened in 2006 and 2007.Cameron has been in custody since his conviction.