Day two in the trial of Randall Hofland was marked by delays before the first witness was called.Monday started with a courtroom discussion about the location of papers and documentation that Hofland said he needed to use in his own defense.Testimony was delayed and the jury was released until 1:30p.m., while the papers were brought from Somerset County, where Hofland has been held.Steven Saucier, a former Searsport Sergeant and now Penobscot County Sheriffs Deputy, was the first witness called Tuesday.He was asked about the night of October 23rd 2008, when Hofland allegedly pulled a gun on an officer, then left the scene in his car, causing an eight day manhunt.He was arrested at Stockton Springs Elementary School on Halloween, after allegedly holding a classroom full of students hostage.”These two events were both violent,” says Geoffrey Rushlau, District Attorney for Waldo County.
Putting a musical production together typically takes weeks…if not months.Students at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook are doing it all…in five days.Joy Hollowell tells us about this musical adventure.=======”Let’s have this line stand up please”Auditions started a little after nine.”More, I’ll give you more, more work is what you’ll get.”Just an hour later, the cast was being assembled.”I think it might be the best one in the whole crowd.”Things are moving fast at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook.
This morning a group of Maine’s farmers delivered an open letter to Governor Paul LePage and the legislature asking for their help.The group, called “Food For Maine’s Future”, are calling on state officials to take specific actions to help Maine’s remaining farms.In the letter they ask governor LePage and state lawmakers to enact a one year moratorium on farm foreclosures.
Day 2 in the trial of Randall Hofland was marked by delays before the first witness was called.The day started with a courtroom discussion about the location of papers and documentation Hofland said he needed to use in his own defense.The testimony was delayed and the jury was released until 1:30 p.m.
An Augusta man has pleaded not guilty to killing another man in what police say was a fit of jealousy.30-year-old Peter Bathgate pleaded not guilty this morning in Kennebec County Superior court to intentional or knowing murder in the death of 47-year-old Paul Allen.Allen’s body was found last month along a road in Hallowell.A state police affidavit says Allen had been stabbed and a broken cane was found near his body.
Lincoln needs a new garage…that much just about everyone agrees on.But just how much it should cost has been up for debate.In October, the town rejected a $2.4 million dollar proposal, as well as a scaled down $1.5 million bid.The latest figure comes in a third of a million cheaper than that.Town leaders held a public hearing Monday night on the proposal.They approved the plan,which means residents will now vote March 1st on whether to approve up to $1.15 million to build a new public works garage.
‘Tis the time of year when folks in Maine can start getting cabin fever.But there’s an event coming up in Bangor that will give you a good excuse to get all dressed up and out of the house for some helpful fun.The annual Red Ribbon Ball takes place the first Saturday in February.It raises money for Eastern Maine Aids Network.There will be live music, food and a silent auction.TV 5’s Joy Hollowell and Wayne Harvey will host it.The ball is Saturday, February 5th from 7 p.m.
A Bangor woman who allegedly stabbed her husband in the back says she couldn’t stand him.Assistant District Attorney Greg Campbell says fifty-four year old Cynthia Dorion allegedly told police her husband drove her nuts.Police say they received a call around seven p-m on Thursday night about a stabbing.
The 70th annual Agricultural Trades Show kicks off in Augusta on Tuesday, January 11th.More than five thousand people are expected to attend the week long event.It’s hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture and is free to get in.Organizers say dozens of lectures, demonstrations, and meetings will be featured, along with more than 100 exhibits featuring the newest in agricultural products, equipment and services.