A man from South Dakota accused of setting a homeless man on fire in Bangor five years ago is back in Maine to face a murder charge.Twenty-five-year-old Kenneth Bruning was indicted in November 2010 for murder, intentional or knowing, which stemmed from the homicide investigation of Trevor Sprague.Sprague’s body was found on fire underneath the Kenduskeag Stream bridge on Harlow Street in March 2006.Bruning arrived at the Penobscot Jail just after 10 pm Friday night.
The victims of the tragedy in Dexter were laid to rest Saturday.On Monday, Amy Lake and her two children were killed by her estranged husband before he took his own life.Saturday those who knew Amy and her family came together to pay their last respects.Hundreds of people gathered in Dexter to say goodbye to Amy, Coty and Monica Lake.
The city of Brewer is marking Juneteenth day.It’s to commemorate June 19th, 1865 when union soldiers arrived in Texas with the news that the civil war had ended and that slaves were free.The Maine Human Rights Coalition says it’s important to reflect on the past while celebrating Juneteenth.It’s also important to realize that discrimination is still a problem today and we really should respect one another.The Maine Human Rights Coalition is working on trying to make Juneteenth an official Maine holiday.
Carmel is celebrating a big birthday with a lot of events over the weekend.The bicentennial celebration kicks off Friday with a musical about the town performed by kids at Carmel Elementary.The school began rehearsing in May, and throughout the long hours of memorizing lines and lyrics, they learned a thing or two about Carmel’s origins.There’s also a big parade in town on Saturday.To check out all the bicentennial events this weekend, log onto townofcarmel.org.
After years of hard work and dedication, a new affordable housing complex is calling Ellsworth home.The Cindy Cookson House held an open house celebration and dedication ceremony Friday.Cookson was a tireless advocate for affordable housing for the homeless and his development was one of her dreams, but her life was cut short by cancer.There are 8 units in the new development, which houses everyone from single tenants to families
A Cornville man is living proof that one man can make a difference.After losing his first wife and his daughter, Pamela, to cancer, 80-year-old Lee Turcotte set out to raise as much money as he could for the Somerset County Relay For Life.In one year Turcotte has raised more than $12,000 by collecting bottles and cans door-to-door.Turcotte’s wife Lois says her husband was up at dawn and was out collecting seven days a week, weather permitting.Lee Turcotte says he still remembers the first house he went to when he started out.
State police are investigating an accident in Plymoth involving a dump truck.It happened around eight Friday morning on the interstate.Police say the dump body raised while the driver, 43-year-old Malcolm Moon of Bangor, approached the route seven overpass.The truck struck the overpass.
People came out in droves at the Bangor Mall Cinemas Thursday night, many of them wearing green “bling.”They were there for the midnight showing of the new 3-d movie, “Green Lantern,” in which Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan– a gifted test pilot who just may be the missing piece to saving the universe.A mystical green ring selects Hal, making him the first human member of the green lantern corps.The movie is based on the comic book.
The Bangor Firefighters want to give back to dads on this Father’s Day.The firefighters will be hosting a Father’s Day breakfast on Sunday at the Hose 5 Fire Museum on State Street in Bangor.For five dollars you’ll get a breakfast with all the trimming and the money benefits the Hose 5 Fire Museum.The breakfast is from 7 am to 10 am.For more information, call the museum at 945 – 3229.
A local non-profit group with a love for greyhounds is inviting you to visit its new facility this weekend.The Maine Greyhound Placement Service is hosting an open house at its new building on Old Belgrade Road in Augusta.The open house is happening Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.If you’d like to attend, you can visit their website at greyhoundplacement.com