A Brewer man accused of shooting up his father’s pickup truck has been charged with reckless conduct.Twenty-nine-year-old Javier Salinas is also charged with refusing to submit to arrest and possession of pot.Holden Police Chief Gene Worcester says a fight between Salinas and his father led to Salinas pulling out a handgun and firing five rounds at his dad’s truck.Worcester says the father was not in vehicle at the time.Salinas made his first court appearance yesterday and was released at court.
The carriage roads in Acadia National Park are closed.All 45 miles of the broken-stone roads will remain off limits for at least two weeks.It happens every spring, and is done so that the roads are not damaged during the spring thaw.The carriage roads run throughout the interior of the park and are popular among hikers and bicyclists.
Boothbay Region High School went into lockdown on Monday because a student brought a gun to school, according to police.The Boothbay Harbor police chief said two students alerted teachers after discovering a boy carried a gun to school Monday.The school principal called 911 and ordered the lockdown at 11:15 in the morning.Police apprehended the boy and took him to a local hospital, there he told police he intended to harm himself and not others.The boy’s name has not been released, and no charges have been filed yet.
It will be Franco-American day at the state capitol Wednesday…with an irish twist.The 9th annual Franco-American Day will be observed Wednesday, which just happens to be Saint Patrick’s Day.The celebration will include french music and dance and the playing of the French, Canadian, and American national anthems.There will be French as well as Irish food available at the capitol complex cafe.The newest inductees to the Franco Hall of Fame will also be announced on Wednesday.
The field of candidates for governor of Maine will not include anyone from the Green Party.On Monday, Lynne Williams announced she is dropping out of the race, after being unable to gather enough petition signatures in time for Monday’s 5 pm deadline.A dozen Democratic and Republican candidates did make it in under the deadline, and will be in the primary ballot in June.The list also includes all four of the announced candidates for Maine’s two congressional seats.
University of Maine trustees met Monday in Bangor.System Chancellor Richard Pattenaude gave status reports on tuition and financial aid and updated the board on a market study that is under way.Pattenaude also discussed the new challenges, new directions initiative and a long-term plan focused on the student-faculty ratio…Trustees were also updated on several special projects throughout the UMaine system.
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.