Memorial Day parades are being held throughout the country to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.In Orono, folks gathered to pay tribute.The parade was sponsored by Orono-Old Town Kiwanis Club and Orono Village Association.Cars and floats rode along Main Street to honor and give thanks to our troops.A wreath was thrown into the river to remember our nation’s fallen heroes.
The sunshine and warm weather came just in time for the Memorial Day parades.Ceremonies are taking place all throughout the state, and Ellsworth is no exception.The city hosted its annual holiday parade, Monday morning.Everyone from local law enforcement to girl scouts took part.Leading the pack were members of VFW Post 109.Quartermaster, Louis Tonero, says the day is an important reminder of those who have given their lives for their country.”We can’t forget the freedoms that we have and how they were earned.
Bangor police say the body of an elderly woman was found in the Kenduskeag Stream this morning around 9:45 a.m.The victim was floating face down in the area of Central Street and the State Street bridge.The body was taken from the scene in a Bangor Fire rescue boat a short time later.An eyewitness told TV-5 the woman appeared to be in her mid-50’s.Her name is not being released right now, while police notify family members.
A father and son are dead following a drowning in Ripley Sunday evening.Authorities received a call around 5:30 of two swimmers who had gone underwater.State Police have identified the father as 40-year old Christopher Zoeller and the son as 7-year old Bravin Zoeller.
Dinosaurs are no longer extinct, at least at the Maine Discovery Museum.They have a new exhibit called Dino Dig, which they have been preparing for more than a month.It features more than ten stations, including a dino dig, fossil making and fossil identification.The folks at the museum say the kids are enjoying the exhibit and it’s even a hit with the adults.” It’s something kids aren’t exposed to as much anymore.
There’s something new in Bangor, that allows folks to buy and sell stuff.It’s called the Bangor Festival Flea Market.They have about thirty vendors, besides crafts, folks will find food vendors and live entertainment.They say the event is catching on and more and more people are coming out to check the flea market out.
The annual Memorial Day parade will take place in downtown Bangor Monday at 10:30am.The parade will stage on Exchange Street in the Kenduskeag Plaza parking lot beginning at 9:30am.Exchange Street will be closed at nine as the parade vehicles and pedestrians begin to line up.Main Street and Central Street will be posted as no parking after 8:30.
Police are investigating an armed robbery in Hallowell.They say two men robbed a couple at gunpoint inside an apartment on Second Street.Hallowell officials believe the incident was drug related.Police say the couple had brought hundreds of dollars with them to the home.But were interrupted when the two men walked into the apartment.Police say one of the victims was attacked before the men made away with the money and jewelery.The couple couldn’t see their faces, which were masked by bandannas.But police say the suspects are 5 foot 8 and six feet tall.They’re also looking for the tenant of the apartment.They say he took off just after the robbery, and could be considered a suspect.
A car crash in Surry last night killed one man and injured three others.Twenty-seven year old Caleb Foster of Stonington died after the car he was riding in rolled over several times on Newbury Neck Road.Foster and three others were heading north on the road around 9:30 last night.Police say the driver lost control of the car, and was tossed from the vehicle along with two passengers.Foster was found dead inside the car.The driver and other passengers were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.Police say no one was wearing a seatbelt, and they’re still investigating a cause.
A 6-year-old Texas boy’s grandmother told funeral mourners that his mother who’s charged in his death didn’t kill him out of malice but something snapped.As more than 100 mourners gathered at Camden Pierce Hughes’ funeral Saturday, his grandmother LuRae McCrery said she prays her daughter gets help.Julianne McCrery of the Dallas suburb of Irving is being held without bail on second-degree murder charges in New Hampshire.She’s accused of killing her son there two weeks ago and dumping his body in South Berwick.
Maine’s Catholic Diocese has a new priest.John “Jack” Dickinson was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland Saturday.It’s the diocese’s only priestly ordination this year.The 26-year-old dickinson attended Theological College at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.Bishop Richard Malone performed the ordination.
An man is in jail after authorities say he barricaded himself inside his apartment creating a twelve hour standoff in Augusta.State police say 47-year-old Wayne Thompson was taken into custody at around one Saturday afternoon.Police responded to a domestic disturbance complaint where a victim was injured on Penobscot Street.When officers arrived to Thompson’s apartment, they say he barricaded himself inside and threatened police with a knife.
An elderly couple from Tremont is dead after a fire swept through their one story home on Mount Desert Island.The State Fire Marshal’s Office has identified the victims as 83-year-old Edmund Branch and his 78-year-old wife, Eileen Branch.Â Branch’s body was found in the rubble of the basement of the house Friday afternoon.
A celebration of punk music and video games will be taking place in Orono Sunday.Punkfest III is an all-ages chem-free community event featuring local music, video game contests and area vendors.There will be two stages, with more than 15 area bands performing throughout the day.The festival will be held at the Keith Anderson Community Center in Orono starting at 2 p.m.