A Winslow man who police say caused a 6 hour standoff has surrendered and is in custody.Police tell us 40-year-old William Dolley locked himself inside his home on the North Pond Road in Winslow with several firearms for most of the day.Winslow Police Chief Jeffrey Fenlason says they received a call from Dolley’s wife around 9:00 Thursday morning.She told authorities she had been arguing with him since Wednesday morning.Dolley’s wife also told police he had been drinking heavily and ordered her to take their two children and get out of the house.When police arrived, they say they couldn’t make contact with Dolley.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irene and giving mainers helpful safety tips.They say it’s important for families to think about what they would need to get through the storm, especially if there are power outages.MEMA is in daily contact with the National Weather Service and response partners.They say the biggest thing is to make sure everyone is informed.” If they are asked by local authorities to evacuate, to take that seriously.
The Secretary of State says it appears no personal information was compromised after a security breach of the state’s voter registration database.Charlie Summers says the problem generated from a remote computer at the town clerk’s office in Millinocket.It was infected with malicious software while it was being used to access the Central Voter Registration system.Summers says officials are working with the State Police Computer Crimes Unit to investigate the affected computer equipment and determine how the system was breached.
Travelers flying out of Bangor International Airport now have the option of soaking up the South Florida sun.Thursday morning, Allegiant Air announced it will soon offer non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale.The starting price is $84.99.Allegiant says the Florida market has done very well for its service and is excited for this new destination.Allegiant offers non-stop flights in Florida to Tampa and Sanford.”It’s one of our top markets, it’s one of the reasons why we’re back here obiously you guys are filling up our planes into the Sanford, the St.
For lifelong Bangor resident Barbara Simpson, flood waters and strong winds aren’t what she’s used to.”I can remember way back when I was a kid there were a couple of really good ones but not for a long time,” she said.The threat of Hurricane Irene brought her to Fairmount Hardward in search of items to strap down plants in her garden.While Irene’s path remains uncertain, Simpson plans to monitor the situation carefully.”Other than that and just bucking down and trying to stay safe.”Also keeping close eyes on Irene’s track is the staff at the store.Manager Reed Thurber says customers are coming in looking for the essentials and expects it will pick up as people try to remain calm before the storm.”I think we will get more traffic probably by Saturday or Friday as it gets closer but other than that we’ll be good.”With Hurricane Irene making its way up the Coast are you prepared?
A Swanville man, injured when he was shot by a Belfast police officer in June, has been indicted by a Waldo County Grand Jury.27-year-old Benjamin Thompson is facing charges from that incident including criminal threatening with a weapon and failure to stop for police.Police say in June he refused to stop for Searsport police and when he finally did, police say he got out of his car with a shotgun.Police say he wouldn’t put it down and was shot by a Belfast officer.