An inmate at the Piscataquis County Jail pleaded guilty to terrorizing for threatening Governor LePage in a note he wrote in his jail cell.District Attorney Chris Almy says 29-year old Leroy Dunn entered the plea in Dover-Foxcroft District Court.A police report says Dunn described in detail how much he hated the governor and his plans to kill him.Dunn slipped the noted under his cell door.Dunn will be sentenced at a later date in Bangor, when he answers to drug charges against him.
A public hearing to determine a date to hold an election for or against the construction of a new arena at Bass Park has been postponed due to weather.The hearing will be held in council chambers Wednesday evening at 7:30.At the end of the meeting, the City Council will set a date.May 4th has been mentioned as a possibility.Staff say waiting much longer may result in delayed construction.
State Police are investigating a shooting in Baileyville.State Police spokesman, Steve McCausland tells us the shooting took place sometime over night and a young man has been taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound.McCausland says the injury appears to be non-life threatening.No further details are available at this time.
State Police say the young woman killed in Monday’s accident on I-95 in Etna struck a parked truck on the side of the highway.22-year old Lydia Parker of Westport, Massachusetts was driving home after taking her boyfriend to a job in Nova Scotia.Police say weather conditions played a role in that crash.
A family of six is homeless after fire ripped through their Pittsfield home while they were away.Pittsfield Fire Chief Bernard Williams says the couple and their four children will be staying with a relative.No one was injured in the fire, which was reported at about 2:50 p.m.
A Brewer man is facing criminal charges that he threatened a tow-truck driver who was repossessing his pickup truck.Police in Brewer say that after a short, but intense verbal dispute Friday, 48-year-old Christopher Grindle told the tow-truck driver he was going to go inside to get a shotgun.The driver reportedly called police.
Governor Paul LePage ordered flags in Lewiston and New Gloucester at half staff Sunday to honor Private Jordan Chase.Chase was born in Lewiston and a member of the Maine Army National Guard.Private Chase was attending basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina when he passed away earlier this week.His mother says her son had pneumonia and the H1N1 Flu.His funeral was held in New Gloucester Sunday.
The car of a man reported missing from Fredericton, New Brunswick was found at the Roque Bluffs State Park.Thirty-six-year-old Torray Wallace was reported missing by his wife on Wednesday.He’s described as a black male, six feet tall and 180 pounds and wears glasses.
The trial of a teenager accused of killing another teenager last year is set to begin Monday.Zach Carr’s trial was originally scheduled for the end of January but was pushed back to allow both sides to review new evidence that came into play.Carr is facing murder charges in the shooting death of John “Bobby” Surles.Surles died at Eastern Maine Medical Center after being shot in January of last year on Cumberland Street in Bangor.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor decided to get creative with their fundraisers.They held a five dollar fiber swap.Organizers say they felt it was a great opportunity to help out the greater Bangor community by having an inexpensive way to get new stuff.With it being the first year, they were happy with the turn out.” It’s green.
A New Hampshire man died late Saturday morning when he hit a snowmobile that was parked on a trail.Thirty-nine-year-old Adam Russell of New Market, New Hampshire was the fourth snowmobiler in a group of four, all family members or friends, traveling on Tim Pond Road in Tim Pond Township, near Eustis.Officials say the three snowmobilers stopped on the trail ahead of Russell, who apparently did not see them due to low visibility on the trail because of blowing snow and wind.Russell was wearing a helmet.
Labor groups converged on the State Capitol in Augusta Saturday afternoon in support of Wisconsin workers.The rally was one of many that were held across the United States.They came to the State Capitol braving the frigid temperatures for worker rights.Waving signs that said “Wisconsin Maine Stands by You,” the demonstrators took to the steps in support of Wisconsin workers.On Friday, Wisconsin’s state Assembly approved Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to cut public sector unions of most collective bargaining rights.These protestors believe it will weaken the labor movement.Patty Kenny is a former teacher and union worker who came to Augusta from Old Town.”Unions created the middle class I firmly believe that I think our history proves that and to give up collective bargaining is to risk losing the middle class,” she said standing in the crowd wearing a sandwich board with facts about Governor Walker.Joining them was State Representative Diane Russell who most recently traveled to Wisconsin to protest the bill.”You know how cold it is right now, my toes are frozen those people have been there day after day after day and they will be there,” Russell told the crowd of more than one hundred people.Russell says she fears Governor LePage will make similar cuts in his efforts to change labor reform, but others like Liz Walker disagree.”He’s not trying to put people out of work, he’s not trying to take people’s jobs he’s trying to do a good as he calls it bipartisan budget,” she said.She participated in a counterprotest to show support for Governor Walker.No matter which side of the issue they stood, these citizens practiced their First Amendment right, “Freedom of Speech.”