A federal judge is due to hear arguments in a lawsuit asking a federal judge to intervene to ensure redistricting is completed in time for next year’s congressional elections in Maine.The Maine attorney general’s office is siding with the plaintiffs who contend there’s no reason to delay redistricting until the 2014 elections.
The state senate killed a bill that would have restricted transgender people from using restrooms of the sex with which they identify.It was defeated in a 23 to 11 vote.Representative Ken Fredette of Newport sponsored the bill which was inspired in part by a case in Orono in which a boy who self-identifies as being a girl wasn’t allowed to use the girls’ restroom in school.
Testimony continued today in the trial of a convicted sex offender, accused of rape.Bradley Lemay, 45, is charged with gross sexual assault, tampering with a victim after the crime and trying to escape the Knox County Jail.Wednesday, the jury heard testimony from a Camden police officer who responded to the call on the night of the alleged crime.Lemay is accused of coming into a woman’s home in rockport last June, threatening her with a knife and raping her.His attorney says the woman let Lemay inside and the sex was consensual.
Golfers and volunteers are still needed for the Larry Reynolds Charity Golf Tournament.It’s the fourth year for the tournament, which takes place at the Hermon Meadows Golf Course.They are hoping to raise more than $5,000.All the proceeds benefit Camp Rainbow, a place where kids diagnosed with cancer meet other kids and participate in fun, traditional camp activities.” For kids that have been diagnosed with cancer this is a fun week for them and their families.
A Dexter man accused of running from police and leading them on a high speed chase remains in jail.He was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, but didn’t.Forty-five-year-old Henry Murdoch the Fourth elected to not appear via video conference, but a lawyer representing him did.Murdoch was taken into police custody at a Waterville hospital early Monday morning.Police say they tried to take him into custody Friday morning in Dexter, but instead he led them on a high speed chase that ended in St.
An Augusta man accused of holding up a credit union in downtown Bangor is now being held without bail.Thirty-two-year-old Thaddeus McDonald made a court appearance Wednesday via video from the Penobscot County Jail.He’s accused of holding up the Penobscot Federal Credit Union at Merchant Plaza last month.Initially his bail was set at $15,000 for that.But the new charges against him constitute a violation of bail conditions for previous charges, so Wednesday his bail was revoked.He’s due back in court in August.
Thursday is the kick-off for the Outdoor Market and Cool Sounds in downtown Bangor.The ten week event takes place every Thursday through August 11th.The outdoor market is in partnership with the cool sounds free concerts in Pickering Square, starting at 6.The market will feature more than 35 vendors selling Maine-made fine arts, select crafts, specialty food items and produce.The events take place rain or shine.For a list of the vendors go to www.downtownbangor.com.
”You’ve got airplanes, you’ve got people there…I don’t have half of them (laughs),” says Barbara Marshall as she looks at her collection of salt and pepper shakers.She may not have half of them but try at least 25-hundred.Marshall started collecting salt and pepper shakers nearly forty years ago when she was given a set as a gift.From a tiny teaset to Lucy and Ricky Ricardo you can find just about anything in her collection.It’s so big you can’t just look at it once and that’s why Marshall is sharing it with the world.”To have so many of them and I had them upstairs in my house.