For the second time in less than 6 months the Bangor branch of the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union has been robbed.This time, an Augusta man has been charged for the crime.32-year-old Thaddeus Justice McDonald has been charged with robbery.Bangor police responded to the facility at Merchant’s Plaza just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.Police say they got a description of a suspect, and a witness told them they saw a person matching that description get into a cab in Pickering Square.”Within a few minutes after that we made contact with Town Taxi.
Governor LePage joined lawmakers, and members of the military, to honor Maine troops who have died in the line of duty during the war on terror.The families of those soldiers were seated in the Hall of Flags Wednesday.11 troops from Maine have died while serving in the war on terror.
A man from Knox accused of killing his friend last month has been indicted.19-year old Luke Bryant is charged with manslaughter.Police say 19-year old Tyler Seaney of Glenburn died of a gunshot wound to the neck.Court documents say Bryant told police he was trying to scare Seaney by pulling the trigger on what he thought was an unloaded gun.Bryant is due in court tomorrow.
One year ago you might have been complaining about shelling out $2.83 a gallon for gasoline.I bet you’d like those prices back now.According to MaineGasPrices.com the average price in Maine Wednesday is $3.89 a gallon – more than a buck steeper than last year.We’ve used all the puns…
Autopsies performed Wednesday on the bodies of an elderly couple from Skowhegan show the couple died from gunshot wounds.The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirms Tuesday’s police report that their deaths are a murder-suicide.The bodies of 86-year old Barbour Flewellen and his 75-year old wife, Marie, were found in their bed by police Tuesday.Police went to the home on Alder Street after they say Barbour called them to report “two mercy killings”.Detectives say a revolver was found near the bodies and it appears that Flewellen shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
Police are investigating a robbery at the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union at 1 Merchants Plaza in Bangor.It happened just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.As units converged on the area to search for the suspect a witness told police they saw a man fitting the description of the suspect get into a taxi cab at Pickering Square.Within a few minutes police learned a Town Taxi was headed south on I-95 with the person of interest.
Police are on the scene of a reported robbery at a Bangor credit union.According to Sergeant Paul Edwards with the Bangor Police Department someone robbed the Bangor branch of the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union.Last month, 20-year-old Donovan Steen pleaded guilty to robbing the same credit union.
A man accused of unlawfully possessing guns will be released on bail.According to a federal court clerk, 43-year-old Michael Demaria of Parkman will be released today.The FBI found no illegal firearms at Demaria’s home during a raid last week.But a court affidavit shows police did find weapons concealed in the walls of his home when it was searched back in January.He was supposed to have turned over all firearms following an order of protection against him.Demaria’s attorney argued that his client’s most recent charges are from January and he has had no issues since then.
A Bangor man has been found guilty of causing a standoff with police.In US District Court Tuesday night, a jury decided 34-year-old Shawn Nobrega was guilty as charged.Police say he was the center of a 6 hour standoff last October on Main Street, near the Hampden town line.Nobrega was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.His sentencing will take place sometime this August.
The Maine woman who found the body of a 6-year-old boy beneath a blanket on a South Berwick back road is going to help officiate at his funeral in Texas.Linda Gove, who has worked as a missionary in Africa, will reportedly officiate Saturday at the funeral of Camden Hughes at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, along with Pastor Bill Skaar.Gove discovered Camden’s body May 14.Camden’s mother, 42-year-old Julianne McCrery, of Irving, Texas, was arrested in Massachusetts on May 17 and charged in New Hampshire with second-degree murder in her son’s death.
There are some new patients at the Houses School of Nursing.Thanks to a Federal Grant, the school was able to purchase a new family of patient simulators.The equipment was showcased Tuesday to a packed house of healthcare professionals and members of the community.From expectant mothers…
RSU 20 union teachers and school board members aren’t seeing eye to eye on contract negotiations.The union representing RSU 20 teachers issued a public statement earlier this month claiming that contract negotiations between the parties had come to a stand still over $16,000 dollars.But the school board negotiating committee says that number is way off.The school board says the difference between the two sides for the three year contract they are negotiations is more like $590,000 dollars.The next step in the negotiation process is the fact finding phase, which will take place on June 2nd.
House democrats fought today to pass a measure to raise the minimum wage by $.50, but were defeated by a 77-69 vote against the measure.The current minimum wage is Maine is $7.50 an hour, or about $15,600 a year.The bill would have raised the rate by $.25 in October and an additional $.25 a year later.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 34% of Maine workers earned minimum wage or slightly higher in 2008.Republicans rejected the measure, saying workers were not barred from asking employers for a raise and suggested that the increase would be damaging for low-wage payers.