DNA testing shows a woman’s body found in a Lewiston storage locker in October is Kitty Wardwell, who disappeared almost 30 years ago.The Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled Wardwell’s death a homicide, but they’re not releasing the cause of death.Wardwell’s body was found in an unplugged freezer in the storage locker, which had been rented by Frank Julian.
WIth all of the holiday celebrations taking a place around town, there’s one you and your furry friends can both enjoy.This Sunday, you can get special holiday themed photos with your pet and enjoy other activities at the Pawliday Fundraiser at the Parks and Rec Building in Bangor.The event raises money for the friends of Bangor Dog Park.It runs from 10 am until 3 pm.
A Christmas tree in Carmel will light up during a special ceremony this weekend.It’s happening at the Simpson Memorial Library at 4 pm, Sunday.The tree was donated by Piper Mountain Christmas Tree Farm in Newburgh.It will be harvested by students from Carmel Elementary School.
Santa is in town and he wants to help the town of Guilford get into the holiday spirit.As part of Guilford Hometown Holidays, Kris Kringle himself will be having brunch at the Masonice Hall on Hudson Avenue from 8 am until 10 am on Saturday.After that, guests can listen to the gingerbread man read a story and even decorate their own gingerbread cookies.There will also be a special tree lighting ceremony in downtown Guilford at 5:45 that night.
The Bangor Police Department is cracking down on drivers operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol.Officers will be conducting roadblocks at various locations around the Bangor area.They advise drivers to be responsible if they plan on consuming alcohol, by finding a designated driver or using public transportation.
Several people are facing charges after a reported kidnpapping in Farmington in what police are describing as a drug deal gone bad.Police say the victim claims to have been held at gunpoint for several hours Wednesday at a residence on the New Vineyard Road, then was released at another location.22-year old Dahlon Campbell, 25-year old Shane Webber, and 41-year old Sandi McAlpine are all facing charges of kidnapping and criminal threatening with a firearm.Police say 26-year old Tyrell Gorham is charged with criminal restraint and criminal threatening with a firearm for a separate but related incident.The investigation continues and additional charges may be pending.
An apparent dispute over silly string has landed a Holden man in jail.Michael Bragdon, 21, was arrested on Wednesday, after police say he pulled a gun on another man.It all allegedly stemmed from a confrontation over silly string.Police say there were accusations that someone connected with Bragdon sprayed the material over the car of another man.
Beer drinkers gathered at Nocturnem draft haus in downtown Bangor Thursday night.It was the release of the winning draft in the first Maine Home Brewers Competition.There were more than seventy entries.First prize went to Nate Engelberth’s rye i.p.a., which was bottled by Penobscot Bay Brewery in Winterport.The competition was created by the owners of the Central Street Farmhouse, Bangor Wine and Cheese, as well as the owner of Nocturnem draft haus, Gene Beck.
Folks in the town of Frankfort held a vote Thursday on an ordinance to distance a proposed wind turbine project from local residences.The returns are in, and it seems that ordinance passed by the narrow margin of only 22 votes.The final tally had 244 in favor of the ordinance…222 opposed.
Two people are in the hospital after being pinned under an ATV.Authorites say the accident happened around 5 Thursday afternoon off the Littlefield Road in Newburg.Police say it looks like the pair was hauling wood on a trailer behind an ATV when the vehicle started to fish tail and flipped over.No word yet on the condition of the ATV driver or rider.
An event held in Augusta Thursday was designed to help lay a solid foundation for the future of Maine roads.The Maine Transportation Conference touched on topics like improving our states infrastructure and policy issues too.It was also a chance for transportation businesses to get their products out there.This was the 61st year for the Maine Transportation Conference.