A Brunswick man accused of robbing a bank has been arrested on federal charges.30-year-old Travis Leeman was arrested Monday following an investigation by the York County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.According to a criminal complaint, Leeman stole more than 7-thousand dollars when he held up the Infinity Federal Credit Union in Arundel at gun point.The complaint also states investigators were led to a store in Biddeford a half hour later.
A group of young professionals from France is spending the next two weeks in Maine.They’re from Southeastern France and are here through a Bangor Rotary Club program, which is an exchange between nations of young professonals.The group includes bankers and teachers.The visitors will tour local businesses to see how their professions are being practiced in the US.”The story they tell when they go back home is part of the program.
Four local high school graduates were awarded for their hard work by the Bangor Rotary Club.Mary Carmack and Shayne Anderson of John Bapst Memorial High School, Audrey Cliff of Hermon High School and John “Jack” Bjorn of Hampden Academy received scholarships at Tuesday afternoon’s rotary meeting.The Youth Merit Scholarships recognize exceptional students who go above and beyond in the classroom and outside of school.A total of nine-thousand dollars was awarded.”The scholarship you guys have given me today, thank you so much for it.
Maine’s newest casino is hosting an invitation-only sneak preview before it officially opens its doors for business.The owners, managers and staff of the Oxford Casino are hosting a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon for business, community and municipal leaders.The casino, located on Route 26 in Oxford, will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week after it opens to the public.The facility has more than 500 slot machines and a dozen table games including blackjack, poker, craps and roulette.Maine’s other casino is located in Bangor.
Police say a Winslow man won’t face charges for killing the family dog after it attacked his 14-month old granddaughter.Animal Control Officer Charles Theobald says the girl and her father were letting two dogs outside on Sunday evening when the 4-year-old black Labrador retriever bit the girl on the head and wouldn’t let go.The girl’s father and grandfather pried the dog off the girl.The grandfather took the dog outside and shot it when it continued to be aggressive and he feared for the family’s safety.Police tell the Morning Sentinel the girl was treated at a hospital for lacerations to her ear and head.
If you’d like to learn more about the pet Bobbie Fowler introduced us to Tuesday morning, check out the Old Town Animal Orphanage’s NEW website at www.animal-orphanage.com give them a call at 827-8777, or stop by their location at 71 Airport Road, in Old Town.
Maine’s Department of Labor is launching a new program this month aimed at keeping workers on the job while their employers experience temporary slowdowns in business.A program called WorkShare allows workers to stay on the job with reduced hours and still collect limited unemployment benefits to partially offset their loss in wages.Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass says WorkShare helps businesses and employees.The initiative allows companies to keep their workforce during tough times, while workers can retain their benefits and job seniority while collecting benefits so they can stay on the job and not have go elsewhere for work.
It was a sweet evening for some local dads and their daughters Monday night.It was the first Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Tim Horton’s on Broadway in Bangor.The night was put together by Lighthouse Radio Network.Dads and daughters came out to enjoy a treat and just take some time to spend a special evening together.”It’s been a great night.