The Maine Warden Service is investigating the third hunting related shooting since Friday.46-year old Peter Kolofsky of Sebago was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while deer hunting.The Maine Warden Service says he was shot by 61-year old William Briggs of Windham.Kolofsky was wearing the required hunter orange when he was killed, which is a colored fabric worn as a safety measure.
Police responded to Joy Lane in Orrington Saturday night, after a report of a man threatening with a criminal weapon.Authorities say as a precaution, they closed a portion of Brewer Lake Road in Orrington at the intersection of Long Hill Road.The victim reported he was being threatened by an upstairs tenant with a cross bow.Police say they were able to get everyone out safely.They say 55-year-old Michael Henderson eventually came out without incident.Henderson was arrested and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.The Penobscot Sheriff’s Department were assisted by State Police and the Brewer and Holden Police Departments.
Folks got a jump start on holiday shopping Saturday.The Phillips Strickland House hosted a holiday fair.They invited seven outside vendors in, also on sale, crafts residents made.There was live music and dancing.They even had a cafÃ© where folks could find lobster rolls, chili and haddock chowder.” This is very important for our residents because they don’t get out as much, so this is their way off doing some holiday shopping and bringing the outside fair atmosphere into them.”This is a big fundraiser for the home.
A craft show in Bangor is helping out a local organization.It was the 17th annual arts and and crafts show, hosted by Designing Women.They are a state art and craft guild of primarily Maine women artisans.More than 20 vendors were at the fair with jewelry, pottery, paintings and more.All the proceeds benefit Spruce Run Domestic Violence project.” They do a lot in the community to help with domestic violence and abuse and they help the families.”Organizers say hope to raise up to $2,000 for Spruce Run.
Volunteers belonging to the Yes on 1 Campaign were going door to door Saturday.They were talking to voters about same day registration.A yes vote on question one protects same day voter registration.Members of the campaign say mainers are busy, often working multiple jobs so it’s important for them to be able to register and vote on election day.” Same day voter registration is high popular.
A Maine Sheriff’s Deputy has served a one day suspension, after striking a deer with his police cruiser while driving more than 90 miles per hour.Officials say Christopher Sargent struck the deer in October while driving on Route 172 in Ellsworth.An on-board camera recorded his speed at 92.Policy requires officers to operate their cruisers safely and properly in full compliance with all traffic laws.(Associated Press)
Police say speed was a factor in a crash that took the life of a Wells man.They say 22-year-old Nathan Spring was driving on Oliver Road when he lost control of his car, which went off the road before crashing into a tree and a telephone pole.Officials say Spring was pronounced dead at Maine Medical Center in Portland.(Associated Press)
The Maine Warden Service says two men were injured in separate shooting incidents Friday.Officials say 60-year-old Mark Mattson of Portsmouth, New Hampshire was shot in the stomach by 29-year-old Travis Wood of Windham.They say Mattson was target practicing in the woods off Quaker Ridge Road in Casco.He was about 300 yards from a logging road, they say Wood was hunting in the area with another person.Mattson was transported by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and is listed in critical condition.In the second incident, 26-year-old Steven Hutter of Hebron was hunting with 47-year-old Linton Thompson in Oxford.Officials say after shooting and wounding a deer in a field, the two men began tracking the deer, when they say Thompson shot Hutter in the lower leg.They say it was a single gun shot wound and Hutter went into surgery at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.
Some Bangor Hydro customers will lose power tonight.It’s for upgrades to the electrical system.It impacts customers on Cumberland Street between French and Harlow streets and Newton street from 34 Newton to Spring street.The Bangor Public Library will lose power as will the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building and residences nearby.The power will be shut off at 11 tonight.For more info call Bangor Hydro at 1-800-499-6600.
Folks in Augusta took time to honor Maine’s women veterans at a ceremony today.Fifty-five women from all branches of the service were recognized for their efforts.The women honored today served their country from World War II, right up to the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A man accused of brutally assaulting and stealing money from his elderly father was in court on Friday.31-year-old Frederick Ward is facing several charges including kidnapping, aggravated assault, and burglary.Bangor police say he assaulted his 72-year-old father and used his father’s ATM card to steal money.
Homecoming for a soldier was made extra special Friday afternoon in Bangor.Before Kyle Eaton went overseas he bought a home, but what he didn’t know was that while he was in Qatar, his family was fixing it up.When Eaton stepped off the plane in Bangor, family and friends were standing by with posters and cameras to welcome him home.Eaton had been oversees for six months.He walked inside his home to discover it had been remodeled.He had bought the property through the city of Bangor’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program.Eaton says the first thing he wants to do in his new home is get a good night’s sleep.
Four people connected to a drug raid on Ohio Street in Bangor made their first appearance in court on Friday.46-year-old Edward Cogswell, 43-year-old Christopher Mullins, and 30-year-old Christine Thetonia are charged with aggravated trafficking of cocaine.
Benjamin Harrison was President of the United States when Beal College was founded.Fast-forward 120 years and the school celebrated Friday with an open house.The career training college showcased the programs it has to offer.Beal prides itself on small classrooms and hands-on training.Beal College President Allen Stehle says career focused degrees are in high demand in today’s job market, which has boosted enrollment.In May, the school had its largest graduating class ever.”Unfortunately or fortunately the way you want to look at it, it puts a lot of people in transition so that brings people to reevaluate how they are doing, what they could be doing and most of the time it comes up with an educational need.
Folks in Augusta took time to honor Maine’s women veterans at a ceremony Friday.55 women from all branches of the service were recognized for their efforts.The women honored today served their country from World War II right up to the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.