A Brewer man charged with several counts of sexual molestation was sentenced Tuesday.Meghan Hayward was in the courtroom.Forty-two-year-old Eddie Monroe was sentenced to nine months in prison and will have to register as a sex offender.Monroe left the state with a 15-year-old girl last July.After a few days, the girl’s cell phone was traced to Maryland, where she was found and brought home.Monroe was located later in Florida and brought back to Maine.The state had agreed on a plea deal which the judge accepted.The victim’s mother requested that Monroe receive the highest punishment he could get, but she understands the plea deal.”More emotional than what I thought.
A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says the propeller wasn’t spinning when a small plane crashed after taking off from the Portland International Jetport, killing two men.42-year-old Mark Haskell of Brunswick was reportedly maintaining his pilot certification with a flight instructor when his YAK-52 apparently lost power after taking off on Saturday.Officials say the plane reached 300 feet, wobbled, turned left and lost altitude.The plane went down at a steep angle, and the cockpit caught fire.
Another big name will be coming to the Bangor Waterfront as part of the concert series sponsored by Hollywood Slots.Jason Mraz will be performing on the waterfront on Saturday, September 11th.Tickets for this show go on sale this Friday at Mark’s Music.
A car accident caused some power outages on Route 15 in Orland Monday night.The accident involved a single vehicle that left the road and knocked down some power lines.It is not known how many people were in the vehicle, but a single person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Maine’s high school graduation rate for 2008-2009 is 80.4% under a new calculation method.On Monday the State Department of Education released the graduation rate using a newly required federal method of calculation.The new method totals the graduation rate based on the number of students who entered 9th grade at the same time and graduated in no more than four years.Because it only counts students who graduate in four years or less, the rates for most schools and for the state overall will be lower than in the previous year.
A group of kids from around the Bangor area spent part of their afternoon learning how to build birdhouses at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor today.The Friends of Holbrook Island were on-hand to help teach the kids how to do it.It’s part of a series of public programs, aimed at kids of course, put on by the Maine Discovery Museum.
When you think playground, perhaps swings and monkey bars come to mind.But the All About Me childcare center is getting back to the basics when it comes to playing.Two sisters have built their own “all-natural” play space.You won’t find any pressure treated wood, instead there are climbing trees.And the slide is built into the ground, which eliminates the danger of falling.Terry Saucier and Donna White had a typical playground for about eight years before deciding to make the change.According to the state it’s one of few “all natural” playgrounds in Maine.
It’s never too early to try to figure out what you want to do when you grow up.Some middle school students in the Bangor area have a chance this summer to check out careers in the field of engineering and transportation.They’re taking part in the Maine Summer Transportation Institute through the University of Maine.”The purpose is to have a new generation of people who will be interested in the transportation industry, it doesn’t matter what.
There have been a bunch of burglaries in Lincoln in recent weeks.Local police want residents to know what’s being done to find the thief or thieves.Lincoln Police will hold a community meeting Thursday night at seven in the cafeteria of Mattanawcook Academy.Police Chief Scott Minckler will preside.
A Greyhound bus driver charged with bank robberies in Maine and Rhode Island was in a Bangor courtroom today, where he waived his detention hearing.Meanwhile, the FBI continues to investigate to see if Robert Ferguson is the so-called “burly bandit” wanted in nearly a dozen bank robberies throughout new england.The 47-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts man had a detention hearing this afternoon in federal court in Bangor.
A group of local radio stations is doing their part to make sure some local kids have everything they need when they head back to school this fall.This morning some local DJ’s from WTOS were broadcasting live from the Dunkin Donuts in Orrington urging listeners to donate school supplies.
A two vehicle accident in Orrington sent one man to the hospital this afternoon.Penobscot County Sheriff’s say 38-year-old Aarron Baer of Orrington was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after the accident around 1:30 this afternoon.Police say a white Chevy Avalanche driven by 55-year-old David Hawes of Holden smashed into Baer’s car after Hawes ran a stop sign.The accident happened right in front of Bob’s Kozy Korner Store.Police say it was reported by a bystander who witnessed the accident and ran next door to the fire department.
Joline and Wayne Scovil of Carmel have four children, two of them are grown and have started their own families.It’s a very typical family.But that all changed last July when their, then 15 year old daughter took off.”I found out,” said Joline, ” The day that she left we had no idea there was any man, any boyfriend, nothing we didn’t realize it until the day that she left, and her friend told us.”Told them she had left the state with 42 year old Eddie Monroe of Brewer.
A consultant to former Republican candidate for Governor Les Otten has acknowledged paying for automated phone calls targeting rival Paul LePage on the eve of Maine’s primary election in June.Michael Dennehy says he didn’t consult Otten or his campaign manager about his messages.