A Maine man accused of abducting a 13-year-old girl in Kentucky and setting off an amber alert has been indicted in federal court.The indictment accuses 43-year-old Archie Whalen, who is from Hancock county, of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity.The 13-year-old girl disappeared last month, triggering a nationwide amber alert.Police say they found her with Whalen the next day as he was pulling into a hotel parking lot in Wisconsin.If convicted on the federal charge, Whalen faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A local congregation is celebrating a Jewish holiday by teaming up with Habitat For Humanity.They’re putting their building skills to work.Meghan Hayward explains.Volunteers in Bangor are helping Habitat for Humanity by putting the power tools to work.But they weren’t building your average house.”Doing a project with Habitat for Humanity and they’re building what is called a can house, which is one of their fundraising projects and we’re very excited to do this joint project with them.”The can house will be used to collect cans and plastic bottles.All the proceeds will be used to help build homes for low-income families in the Bangor area.The project coincides with the celebration of the Jewish holiday called Sukkot.During the week-long celebration, a Sukkah is built, which is a temporary dwelling that is flimsy and represents the fragility of life.Rabbi Darah Lerner, of Congregation Beth El, says they’re happy to help Habitat for Humanity.”The importance of getting out the message of housing instability and the good work the habitats are doing to help people.”Valerie Marsh of Habitat for Humanity says the collaboration means a lot to them.”I was thrilled that Rabbi Lerner and the congregation Beth El were willing to reach out to us.
About half of all Americans are either directly or indirectly affected by Diabetes.To help educate the public on Diabetes, Rite Aid stores are now hosting their annual Diabetes Solutions Day clinics.Folks can stop by to talk with a pharmacist and learn more about the widespread condition.Rite Aid will also provide blood pressure screenings, along with Flu shots for 30 dollars, and pneumonia shots for 45 dollars.
The hunt for a great Halloween costume can be a bit scary when you’re on a budget.But here’s a shopping trip that can calm those fears.From wicked witches to devilish doctors, workers at the Goodwill store in Bangor can create Halloween costumes that are fun and frugal in a matter of minutes.
A Winslow woman is in serious condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center from an accident Tuesday morning.Naomi Clark was riding in a jeep with her husband, 93-year-old Kenneth Clark.Officials says clark went through a stop sign.Witnesses say the vehicle was going around 60-miles per hour when it went off the road and down a steep embankment, into a brook.There is no word on the husband’s condition.
46,000 children in Maine live in poverty.Nearly 20,000 do not have health insurance.State and local officials, along with parents, turned out in Bangor as mayor Gerry Palmer declared Wednesday “step up for kids day”In a ceremony at the Bangor Public Library a group of kids were treated to a variety of activities including sing-alongs and finger painting.The purpose of the day, besides having some fun, was to raise awareness of childhood poverty, and stress the importance of early childhood education.
Police in western Maine say someone broke into the home of Olympic snowboard cross gold medalist Seth Wescott and stole digital videos he made of events he’s attended.Chief Scott Nichols of the Carrabassett Valley Police Department tells the Portland Press Herald it’s believed the burglary occurred sometime in September while Wescott was out of the country.
The grand jury has indicted a 38-year-old Surry man on Wednesday.Jerome Millay is accused of unlawful sexual contact with a minor.His accuser says it happened in Millay’s home eight years ago.Millay is free on bail, but is to have no contact with the reported victim or anyone under the age of eighteen.
A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a 66-year-old man, who led police on a high speed chase through three towns last month.Kent Hanson is also a convicted murderer from Vermont.He’s charged with theft, speeding, and driving to endanger, among other offenses for this latest incident.Hanson was arrested in Brewer after police laid down spike mats to stop the car he allegedly stole in Bucksport.Hanson served 20 years in a Vermont prison for murdering a woman in 1985.He spent six years in a state hospital after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1964 killing of his wife.
A young man from Harrington is now off life support, after undergoing a lung transplant on September 28.When he was just 2 months old, Brandon Beal was diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, a condition that limits him from being very active.Friends and family of Brandon have been raising money for him through several fundraisers.A family friend tells us Brandon was taken off a ventilator last Friday.
The rainy weather didn’t keep some Ellsworth students from walking to school today.About 650 students from the elementary and middle schools celebrated International Walk and Bike to School Day.Meghan Hayward caught up with the kids along their route.Ellsworth students in kindergarten through eighth grade hit the streets on foot in celebration of International Walk and Bike to School Day.They all met at two locations, one being the high school, then headed to either the elementary or middle school.”We really want to raise awareness about walkable communities.
The Hancock County grand jury handed up an indictment of a woman from Milbridge, accused of stealing from purses during a high school graduation.Police say in June, 35-year-old Erica Atcherson was caught rifling through purses left in the Ellsworth High School cafeteria while seniors received their diplomas elsewhere in the building.School staff members called police after spotting her in the cafeteria.