Police are investigating a scam that duped a central Maine couple out of nearly a quarter million dollars.A Bank of America branch contacted police over concerns about a husband and wife from Randolph who had made some large withdrawals.The couple told detectives they had been contacted by mail and phone by a man who said they had won a $5,000,000 contest, but would need to pay processing fees.
After a six month hiatus, the Manna Bus is back on the road.The bus usually travels through Bangor to pick people up for evening meals at Manna’s soup kitchen.It had been out of commission while repairs were made, but now they’re ready to start picking folks up again.
Two town officials in Newburgh have been put on paid administrative leave, and Monday morning, an independent audit began on the town’s finances.This, after some residents raised concerns about the accuracy of the town’s records.For several months, Chris Yountz, Michael Burns and a handful of other Newburgh residents have been going over the town’s financial documents.”The sheet over here had a balance, this sheet had a balance, that one had a balance and all three were different.
Eric Murphy Jr was accused of stealing 570-thousand dollars from investors in the Ellsworth area.He had agreed to plead guilty on two counts of felony theft.Monday was supposed to be sentencing To seal the deal Murphy had struck with prosecutors.But, it didn’t turn out that way.On March 2nd, the state and the defense for Eric Murphy Junior agreed to a plea deal that would have him serve 18 months behind bars.
Some folks in Bangor will lose power for about a half hour Tuesday morning as Bangor Hydro upgrades a substation.The outage will take place from 4 to 4:30 Tuesday morning in the little city neighborhood and surrounding areas.Anyone with questions are urged to call Bangor Hydro’s Customer Service Center at 947-2414Here’s a list of what streets are affected:Broadway from Alden Street to St Joseph Hospital to Center Street, Congress Street, McKinley Street, Madison Street and all side Streets.
Art in the Heart, a group of teachers in Maine that have been together for about 20 years, have set up works from grades kindergarten through 12th for the annual student art exhibit.Displayed are oil, water color, pastel as well as paintings employing other mediums, all painted by students from the greater Bangor area.The art will be on display at the Bangor Mall until the 27th.
The body of a missing New Hampshire woman was found Saturday afternoon in Clinton.Maine State Police say the body of 29-year-old Sarah Rogers of Barrington, New Hampshire was found a short distance from where her abandoned car was found on I-95 in December.Police say the body was found by nearby neighbors who were looking on their property for any signs of the missing woman.The body was located off the southbound lane of the interstate, near the Mutton Lane overpass.They say there were no signs of foul play, but the cause of death will await an autopsy scheduled for Monday.
Some kids from Prince Edward Island are spending their March break helping beautify Bangor.Members of the Sumerside Baptist Church youth group are raking leaves and sweeping outside the Manna Ministries building.THey will also be attending a youth service at the Bangor Baptist Church Sunday.Youth pastor Justin Able says they were glad to have such nice weather on their clean-up day.And he says the folks at Manna Ministries have been great to them and they’re happy to help.” Once you get down here and into it as you can see they’re happy doing it.
A sendoff ceremony for the 1136th Transportation Company was held Saturday in Orono.The soldiers will be deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.Meghan Hayward reports.Over 1,600 people packed the Collins Center for the Arts on the UMaine campus to show their support for the members of the 1136th Transportation Company, part of the Maine Army National Guard.” I am so proud that the State of Maine supports our troops.