An Augusta man is in jail after his girlfriend says he kidnapped and abused her for three days.Fifty year old Robert Horr was arrested Tuesday night following a 911 call made by the woman.According to a court affidavit, she had burns, bruises and cuts all over her body, and she told an officer that Horr had repeatedly burned her with cigarettes.Police say she was able to escape their Water Street apartment when he fell asleep Tuesday.She ran to a neighbor’s house to call for help.Horr is being held at the Kennebec County Jail.He faces multiple charges, including domestic violence terrorizing and criminal restraint.The District Attorney’s office says there was already a warrant out for his arrest for a probation violation.
The search continues for a missing woman from Hampden.Sergeant Ralph Hosford of the Game Warden Service says they’re looking for 65-year-old Judy Kellogg-Markowsky.She went missing from the Avalon Village Retirement Community and was last seen Tuesday night.Game Wardens are helping Hampden police look for her.On Thursday, search dogs probed the woods.
A man from Bangor is free on bail after police charged him with unlawful sexual contact.Police say they arrested 21-year old Christopher Emery on July 20th after a complaint was filed by a 14-year old boy and his mother.They say the alleged incident with the boy took place on July 16th at Emery’s residence.
A Milo police sergeant is back on the job, after he was accused, then cleared, of domestic assault.42-year-old Damien Pickel was arrested in March after his then-wife reported he had attacked her a month earlier.The charges were dismissed by the district attorney.After his arrest, Pickel was placed on administrative leave without pay and later resigned.Last month, Pickel held a press conference expressing his desire to be back on the force.Tuesday night, the Milo Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed to reinstate him.We’re told that Sergeant Pickel returned to work Thursday morning.
Maine and the rest of New England have had a second straight year of mild red tide outbreaks, bringing a sigh of relief to the clamming industry following two straight years of widespread clam flat closures due to red tide.Clam diggers were hurt in both 2008 and 2009 when red tide outbreaks resulted in extended closures of hundreds of miles of clam flats in Maine.Red tide is caused by naturally occurring algae that produce a toxin that can make clams and mussels unsafe to eat when toxin levels are high.Darcie Couture of the Department of Marine Resources, says only small numbers of clam flats have been shut down this summer because of red tide.(The Associated Press)
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A Bangor man who took his family to the state fair says he won’t be going back.He wishes to remain anonymous, but told us he ran into problems with the fair’s no re-entry policy.He says last night when it started to rain his family tried to get their umbrellas from the car.On the way out, fair officials told him they wouldn’t be allowed back in.He says his family was wearing the wristbands given to them upon entry, but the attendant didn’t care.They decided to go home, calling the $30.00 they paid ‘a waste.’The fair does offer parking inside its grounds for $5.00.Anyone with a spot has access to their car at all times.And the Civic Center has been kept open for anyone who wants to keep dry.
A local pet boutique is helping out the SPCA of Hancock County.The Walkin’ The Dog Shop in Bar Harbor is raffling off two prize baskets worth more than $75.00 each.One of the baskets is filled with items for dog owners, and the second for cat owners.Tickets are a buck each or you can buy six for $5.00.They’re on sale at Walkin’ The Dog on Main Street in Bar Harbor.Te drawing will be August 22nd.
Maine blueberries are at the center of a food fest coming up this weekend.Blue Hill will host its third annual Blueberry Festival.It starts with a blueberry pancake breakfast.There will be lots of food vendors, as well as games for the kids too.The Blue Hill Blueberry Fest is Saturday from 7am to 3pm.It takes place on the grounds of the Blue Hill Congregational Church on Tenney Hill and across the street at the Legion Hall.
As a singer, Maine resident Gene McDaniels had pop chart success in the early 1960s, including his biggest hit “A Hundred Pounds of Clay.”He was versatile, transitioning to jazz and soul, composing the anti-war soul classic “Compared To What.”He kept writing songs, including Roberta Flack’s number one hit in the seventies, “Feel Like Makin’ Love.”Others who sang his songs include Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis and Ray Charles.McDaniels died Friday as his home in Kittery after a short illness.He leaves behind his wife and six children.Gene McDaniels was 76.