The lawyer for a man convicted in a machete attack on a Pittston family says the life sentence meted out is too much.Daniel Fortune was convicted of attacking William Guerrette and his 10-year-old daughter, nearly killing them during a home invasion in May of 2008.Fortune’s attorney told the State Supreme Court the sentence is unconstitutional, but prosecutors say the harsh sentence is justified because of the terrible nature of the crime.The Supreme Court heard the arguments Friday in front of students at Lisbon High School.
Fire trucks and police cars crowded the Bangor Mall parking lot Friday afternoon for this year’s Penobscot County Triad event.As part of Public Service and Senior Appreciation Day, community service groups, law enforcement, and seniors were all working together to help keep Mainers safe.Outside, people could take a look at the Sheriff’s mobile crime scene unit.While inside the mall, vendors were on hand to talk with seniors about how to protect themselves against crimes such as identity theft.
If you’re looking to buy an RV and help fight cancer…head on over to Webb’s RV in Bangor.The business will be donating up to $500 dollars on every unit sold over the weekend to the Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer.For owner Danny Webb, this fundraiser holds a special meaning.Webb is a prostate cancer survivor himself.On Sunday, a jam session will also be taking place on the Webb’s RV lot, with the band from Peak’s Hill Lodge performing.All donations from that event will also be going to prostate cancer.
A man from Augusta and Boothbay Harbor will spend nearly a year in prison for operating a loan scheme that targeted financially strapped businesses.The Attorney General’s office says 66-year-old Donald Shields was sentenced to 11 months behind bars for one count of theft.Prosecutors say Shields’ scheme was aimed at business owners that couldn’t get conventional financing and were looking for commercial loans.
The link between chemicals, overweight kids and diabetes was discussed in Waterville Friday.The Environmental Health Strategy Center and Colby College environmental studies program hosted the event.Organizers say there is new research that suggests household chemical exposure could be playing a big role in childhood obesity.They tell us a big culprit is BPA.They want policy makers to continue pushing forward with things like the Kids Safe Act.” The human health impacts and the social and economic monetary costs of obesity and diabetes in this country are huge.
It’s one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the folks at the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville.The freinds organization has been supporting programs at the Maine Children’s Home through a series of fundraisers since 1961.
On Saturday, October 15th, the non profit Penobscot Valley Ski Club will be holding its annual ski and snowboard equipment sale to benefit the club.The sale will take place at the Bangor Armory, 647 Main St., in Bangor.Doors open at 9a.m., and the sale ends at 4p.m.To learn more about the club, click HERE.