A Greenbush man will spend three and-a-half years behind bars for robbing a bank.Albert Harnois was sentenced in a Bangor courtroom Thursday afternoon.In February Harnois robbed the People’s United Bank inside the Mobil on the Run in Milford.When he’s out of jail he’ll be on probation for four years.
A Bangor woman has been charged with murdering her husband.Roxanne Jeskey, 48, was taken into custody Wednesday night.The body of Richard Jeskey, 53, was found in his Ohio Street apartment on June 13th.Police say he was naked in the bathtub.According to court documents, Roxanne Jeskey admitted to assaulting her husband with various weapons, including pliers, a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat, after she says he was on the phone with an ex-girlfriend.The medical examiner found extensive multiple blunt and sharp force injuries on Richard Jeskey, including loss of an eye, rectal wounds, rib and nose fractures and internal hemorrhage.
A man from Milo accused of inappropriately touching a young girl and assaulting her and a young female relative has been indicted by the Piscataquis County Grand Jury.51-year-old Daniel Renner is charged with domestic violence assault, assault, unlawful sexual touching and refusing to submit to arrest.
Members of the Maine Army National Guard have been spending some time at the Winthrop YMCA camp.As Meghan Hayward tells us, they’re not attending the camp, but making improvements to it.Members of Maine Army National Guard 136 Engineer Company have been in Winthrop making improvements to the YMCA cabins.”This is phenomenal.
The Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville and Penobscot Bay Regional Chambers of Commerce will be consolidating.Members of the two chambers voted Wednesday night to join forces.Members also vote on a new name for the chamber, Maine Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce.The change legally takes effect August 1st.
A Bangor woman accused of trying to suffocate a 97-year-old woman at a nursing home is scheduled to enter a plea Friday morning.Jodi Lynn Holmes is charged with aggravated assault.Prosecutors say in February she walked into the room of a patient at Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation and tried to smother her with a pillow, then ran away.The woman wasn’t seriously hurt.
Statistics show a child in the United States is abused or neglected every 36 seconds.National and local child abuse experts were in Orono Thursday providing information on identifying and preventing child abuse.Topics discussed include investigation and prosecution of child abuse, tools for engaging families and social work ethics in child welfare.
A man from Dover-Foxcroft accused of shooting his brother to death has been indicted by a Piscataquis County grand jury.22-year-old Steven Mayo is charged with murder.He’s accused of shooting 20-year-old Ryan Mayo in the head in May.The two brothers lived next door to each other on French Road.Court documents say the night of the shooting Steven called his father and said Ryan wouldn’t stop doing donuts in his driveway on his ATV.Steven told his father he later went to Ryan’s house to disable his brother’s ATV and Ryan fired at him with a shotgun.The documents say Steven then got a rifle and shot at Ryan as he was heading back in his house.Steven Mayo is due back in court next month.
Friday, June 24
Equality Maine Movie Night: SAVING MARRIAGE,The True Story of the Massachusetts Struggle to Win Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Brief discussion following the film, hosted by EqualityMaine When: Friday @ 6pm Where: EQME office, 46 Betton Street Brewer Â
Saturday, June 25th at Market Square
noon toÂ 6 PM – Speakers, musicians, informational booths of groups serving the LGBTA community in Maine, bouncy castle and activities for children, family friendly and open to everyone.
Opponents of a newly enacted law that ends Maine’s Election Day voter registration policy will outline the reasons they are challenging the law.Opponents plan a news conference Thursday at the State House.They filed a challenge Tuesday with the secretary of state’s office seeking a people’s veto vote on whether to repeal the law.League of Women Voters of Maine President Barbara McDade says same-day voter registration has been part of Maine elections for 38 years and helped almost 70,000 people participate during the last two general elections.
On Thursday Maine Treasurer Bruce Poliquin will talk about state borrowing, the budget and other financial matters at a press conference as the state prepares to close its books for fiscal 2011.Poliquin will discuss the state’s credit rating, recent sale of $108 million in bonds that had previously been authorized, and the $6.1 billion state budget that was signed Monday by Governor LePage.Proceeds from the bonds sold June 2 will be used to fund highway and railway construction, research and development and other capital projects.Poliquin’s update comes a week before the June 30 end of fiscal 2011.
Governor Paul LePage has signed into law three bills expanding the rights of concealed weapons permit holders in Maine.One of the bills, signed Tuesday, would bar businesses from prohibiting employees who have concealed firearms permits from keeping a firearm in their vehicle, as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.Another bill allows a law enforcement officer from another state to carry a concealed firearm in Maine, provided the officer also has proper police identification.The third bill will allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry weapons in state parks and historic sites.
A Bangor woman is in custody, charged with the murder of her husband.Authorities say they have arrested Roxanne Jeskey,48, of Bangor and charged her with murder.The body of Richard Jeskey was found in an apartment on Ohio Street in Bangor on June 13th.Officials say they expect Roxanne Jeskey to be arraigned Friday morning.The Jeskey family has issued a statement saying they are shocked and sadden by their loss and ask for their privacy to be respected.