A police affidavit says a 45-year-old Turner man confessed to fatally shooting his wife, because he thought she was having an affair.Brian Nichols made his first court appearance in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Monday.He is charged with murdering 38-year-old Jane Tetreault early Saturday morning.Court documents say one of Nichols’ teenage sons told detectives that his father had recently been stalking his mother because he thought she was cheating on him.A judge has ordered Nichols to undergo a mental examination.
The foster brother of a man on trial for attempted murder, took the stand in Skowhegan Monday, but said very little.19-year-old Leo Hylton testified as a defense witness for 22-year-old Daniel Fortune.The two are accused of breaking in to a Pittston home and wounding a father and daughter with a machete two years ago.When asked repeatedly about the attack, Hylton simply said, he could not recall what happened.Fortune’s attorney claims Hylton is responsible for the attack that left William Guerrette and his daughter permanently injured.Hylton has already pleaded guilty for his role, and has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Paul Sullivan will be in Concert on Thursday, May 13th, 6-9pm, at Minsky Recital Hall on the University of Maine campus.This concert is to benefit the UMaine Upward Bound Program.Prior to the concert, meet Paul Sullivan at a reception and silent art auction from 6-7 p.m.
Next week, new Maine unemployment numbers will come out.When it comes to joblessness, Somerset county has been one of the hardest hit areas in the state.A job fair was held today at the Skowhegan Career Center where a handful of employers were available to chat with job seekers.Maine’s current unemployment rate is 8.2% percent.However, the state labor commissioner says there are three thousand jobs listed on Maine’s career center job bank.
If you’ve been to downtown Bangor lately, you may have noticed some new shops on Main Street.At least four new businesses have opened since December.As Joy Hollowell tells us, it’s all about location.==========(Russ Gillen, Owner, Computer Solutions)”We’d been driving through town and looking for a location that was visible, saw this spot and decided to give it a try.”In December, Russ Gillen opened Computer Solutions in the former G.M.
After a difficult growing season last year, many gardeners were a little anxious with the warm spring and started their crops early this year.But growers need to be aware of the same problem that caused so many issues at this time last year, says Jim Dill of the UMaine Cooperative Extension.
A former caretaker in the Moosehead Lake Region has been arrested in Tennessee.46-year old Bruce Moore is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from stores and properties along the east coast.The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department says they found some of the items last week in a storage unit owned by Moore in the town of Shirley.Sheriff John Goggin says there are several warrants in various states for Moore, and the extradition process could be lengthy while authorities continue to file charges against him.
An Augusta man died Sunday when his tractor rolled over while he was mowing his lawn.Police say 64-year-old Armand Dostie was mowing an embankment on the West River Road when the John Deere tipped over.The tractor rolled about 30 feet down the hill and came to rest on top of the man.Police say he died instantly.
Unity College held its commencement ceremony on Saturday.In all, 87 degrees were awarded.A law enforcement chaplain and best-selling author from Maine received an honorary Doctor of Environmental Citizenship from Unity College.Four other people received citations from the college for their environmental work.