The Bangor Fire Department mixed halloween treats with fire safety tips Saturday.They held their annual open house, which ties in with fire prevention month.This year’s theme was, keeping warm this winter shouldn’t be scary.Kids got to go through a smoke house and learn how to survive a fire in their own home and also check out other safety tips.At this time of year, fire officials are asking folks to take a minute to check the batteries in their smoke detectors and make sure heaters and stoves are in proper working condition.Bangor Fire Department’s Public Education Officer, Jake Johnson says they hope the kids leave with a better understanding of fire safety.” And if you can teach children young that’s really the perfect opportunity to teach them about fire safety.”Several free door prizes were being given away, including a Nintendo Wii, some bikes and a chance for a Bangor school child to ride to school on a fire engine.
The four day police search for a Newport man wanted for murder finally came to an end early yesterday morning.Forty-five-year-old Perley Goodrich Junior appeared in court yesterday, accused of killing his father and attacking his mother.Meghan Hayward spoke to Goodrich’s mother, Sandra.” It isn’t real yet.
The man accused of holding an elementary school classroom hostage last Halloween was back in court Friday.55-year old Randall Hofland defended himself in the courtroom.Meghan Hayward joins us in the studio with the details.Hofland has filed a number of motions, related to suppression of evidence.Friday in court, Hofland said the envelopes he’s receiving in jail are being taken away and thrown out by jail staff.He says that’s a suppression of evidence, because it makes it difficult for him to keep all the information about his case organized.District Attorney Geoff Rushlau says it’s a security issue to avoid people smuggling in contraband.There was a week long manhunt for Hofland last October, before he allegedly went into Stockton Springs Elementary School.
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The four-day police search for a man from Newport is over.It ended just before one Friday morning, when a waitress spotted Perley Goodrich, Junior having a cup of coffee at the Irving station in Newport, and called authorities.The 45-year-old man appeared in court this afternoon.Goodrich has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father and elevated aggravated assault against his mother.Police had been searching for him since the incident Monday night.Goodrich stood in court today as the charges were read against him, saying only, ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘Yes, your honor,’ when asked if he understood.
Every year, the employees at the Bangor Y raise money for the United Way of Eastern Maine, which provides them with a lot of support for their local programs.On Thursday, during a Halloween costume party, their fundraising took a creative turn– when suddenly, Superman appeared.”Superman,” also known as Bangor Y CEO, Mike Seile, was quickly captured by villains and taken to the roof of the Y, where he was to be kept until the employees raised more money for United Way.Folks say it was all in good fun, but also say it’s important to support the United Way since they do so much to help children, families and seniors with basic needs.”Without that money, we couldn’t reach as many people as we do in the community,” says Lacey Wright with the Bangor Y.”And we’re staying up here until we get 10 percent more participants over last year.
There weren’t any ghosts or goblins, but there were a few scary faces to be seen Thursday.There was also a Hannah Montana, and a pink crayon.It was a parade of costumes as youngsters from the Hill Top kindergarten made their way to the Sylvia Ross Home in Bangor.They shared stories with the residents and gave them gifts.
Real life practice to get ready for natural disasters.That’s what folks in Waldo County and elsewhere in Maine were doing today.As Meghan Hayward tells us, communications is a big key to success.”Update, Colonel Martin we’ll work on filling this request and get back in touch with York County EOC.”Folks at the Waldo County Emergency Operation Center and other counties across the state are holding mock disaster drills.Dale Rowley, Director of the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency, is busy doing what would need to be done if the disaster scenarios were real.