Maine’s Jackson Laboratory and the University of South Florida plan to create a new research center in Florida’s Sarasota County.Jackson Lab-Florida will be about the size of a typical Wal-Mart.Its focus will be genetics-based treatments for heart disease, alzheimer’s and diabetes.
A Bangor man accused of threatening police with a knife has been indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.Police say 46-year-old Baljinder Singh refused to leave the Summer Street Clinic last month.When police arrived, they say Singh was yelling about something, while holding an 8-inch knife, which he wouldn’t drop, so one of the officers used pepper spray to disarm him.Singh is charged with criminal threatening.
A Bangor man was indicted by the Grand Jury on unlawful sexual contact, two counts of sexual misconduct with a child, two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and possession of sexually explicit material.According to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Michael Emerson showed pornography to three kids last year, then touched two of them.We’re told one of he children was 14 years old, the other two under 14.
A man from South Portland arrested after a police chase in Bangor and Brewer was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday for OUI and eluding police, among other charges.Police say in January, 42-year-old Phillip Hudson, Junior ran a red light in a pick up in downtown Bangor.
A Bangor man accused of a robbery in Palmyra that took place more than two years ago has been indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.Police say 46-year-old Dennis Wood confessed to a home invasion and robbery in Palmyra in July of 2008.That robbery took place at the home of a 65-year-old woman, who was wrapped in duct tape and left lying on a bed.He’s charged with robbery and aggravated assault.
A Bangor man charged with robbing a credit union in downtown Bangor has been indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.20-year-old Donovan Steen is accused of holding up the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union in January.Police say he ran off with an undisclosed amount of money.Tips from the public led to his arrest.
The Brewer Federal Credit Union has come through again for the Good Shepherd Food Bank.This time with a check for more than $2,100 as part of the credit union’s Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign.The money was raised through several events, including bake sales and dress down days.This is the fifth year Brewer FCU has partnered with Good Shepherd.”We see people coming in.
A University of Maine program to help women is getting a big boost.The AT&T Foundation is donating $10,000 to Maine NEW Leadership.The 6-day summer program teaches women college students about politics, public service, leadership and networking.Registration deadline for the summer’s sessions is Thursday, March 17th.For more information search Maine NEW Leadership online.
A large number of students in SAD 4 in Piscataquis County receive free or reduced lunch.School lunch covers the kids Monday through Friday, but not on the weekends.Now, there’s a new program giving kids food to take home for Saturday and Sunday.You probably expect backpacks to be filled with school supplies, but in Guilford, more than 20 backpacks are being filled with food to make sure kids eat on the weekend.” Some of them don’t have the means to have a full belly on Monday morning, so this is going to give them food to be able to eat over the weekend,” said Roxanne Chase, food services director for SAD 4.
Investigators say a fire in an apartment complex in Bangor this morning was accidental, caused by a tenant smoking while on oxygen.A number of tenants were evacuated after the fire broke out at Sunset Meadows on Sunset Avenue just after 1 a.m.Bangor Assistant Chief Vance Tripp says the fire was contained to just one apartment, but when they arrived, flames were shooting out the front windows.Firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly and the damage was contained to that one unit.