The Penobscot County grand jury indicted a woman from Waterville who lead police on a high speed chase that ended in a crash in Bangor.35-year-old Courtney Quinn is charged with reckless conduct, eluding an officer and criminal mischief, among other charges.In October, state police say they had another car pulled over on I-95 near Etna when Quinn sped past them.
For college sophomore, Lindsay Beauregard, the realities of life after graduation were made clear the moment she entered high school.”I have to pay for my own education and tuition.”She knew back then that a four year degree would require a lot of work.”I babysat all through high school and then I worked as a waitress.”Until recently, it’s paid off.”Luckily, I get grants from Bentley, but it’s still coming up to quite a bit.”Her remaining semesters are now outweighing the balance in her checking account.”It’s been very expensive.”But rather than take out a loan from a bank, she’s borrowing from a real life experience and banking on her story to help fund the rest of her education.”My sister was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was a baby.
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has named two new people to its administration.Michael Brown is the director of the Fisheries Division and James Connolly is the director of the Wildlife Division.Brown worked for 23 years at the Department of Marine Resources, focusing on the sustainability of fish species in Maine and New England.He started work Tuesday.
An accident on Route 1 in Stockton Springs slowed traffic down for awhile Wednesday afternoon.And sent a local man to the hospital.Authorities say when they arrived on scene, 66-year old Clair Fraser was outside his van.They are not sure if he was ejected or crawled out.LifeFlight was called in but because of the weather could not land.The man was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, officials say there was a doctor onboard.”Witnesses said he swerved and over-corrected and went off the road.
Bangor police are investigating thousands of dollars worth of damage done to local stores.Sometime after midnight Friday, police say someone went from store to store throwing rocks through the front windows of area businesses.Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, Bull Moose, Books-a-Million and Edge Video were all left with shattered storefronts.Police believe the vandalism is connected to a string of similar cases that have been popping up since the summer.”We have other cases of just smaller acts of criminal mischief with the same exact MO.
Some windows were smashed at businesses in Bangor and Brewer.Police say the reports came in on December 23rd and 24th.Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant, Books-A-Million, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft and Bull Moose near the Bangor Mall, as well as Edge Video on Main Street all had some sort of damage.
The man behind the wheel of car that hit and killed a man in Shirley earlier this month, will most likely not be charged with a crime.Piscataquis County District Attorney Chris Almy tells the Bangor Daily News that he does not think charges are warranted in the case.67-year-old Norman Pelletier was struck and killed on December 17th.It happened around seven in the evening.Authorities say Pelletier was walking on the shoulder of Route 15The driver of the car reportedly fell asleep at the wheel.
A number of businesses in the Bangor and Brewer area have had their windows smashed.The complaints all came in sometime between December 23rd and December 24th.In Bangor, police are investigating reports from Miguelâ€™s Mexican Restaurant, Books-A-Million, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft and Bull Moose, all of which are located in the Bangor Mall area, and Edge Video on Main Street.Damage estimates ranged from $1,000 to $1,200 from each complaint and could be much higher, according to police.A tracking dog from the Bangor Police Department was brought to assist Brewer Police, but so far no arrests have been made.If anyone has information as to the identity of the suspect(s) they are urged to call Bangor PD at 947-7382 and press 6 if you wish to leave an anonymous message on our Tip Line, or call Brewer Police at 989-7000.
The thought of swimming in Maine’s waters right now might give you the chills, but students in Washington County are trying to round up a brave few to do it for a good cause.The twelfth annual Polar Bear Dip is in February.Students at Washington County Community college have hosted the event each year, raising nearly $200,00 for the Ronald McDonald House of Bangor.It’s a facility unlike any other in eastern Maine and it runs solely on donations.”When they have a seriously ill child or premature baby at Eastern Maine Medical Center, maybe Acadia Hospital or CancerCare of Maine, there is no similar facility in this part of the state.
A family in Parkman will have to replace the roof of their home after a fire Monday, but it could have been much worse.Firefighters were called James Estes’ home on Wellington Road around 1 a.m.The fire started in the chimney and then spread to the walls.Estes and his wife made it out of the house okay.The Guilford Fire Chief says crews were able to contain the fire to the attic and the roof.
A Bangor official is saying goodbye after seven years of service to the city.City clerk, Patti Dubois, is leaving that job to become Waterville’s city clerk.She tells us she’s been commuting from the Waterville area to Bangor every day for work and the new job will be easier on her family.While excited about what lies ahead, she says it won’t be easy to leave the Bangor community.”It’s been a fantastic opportunity here in Bangor.