A Maine man has agreed to plead guilty to charges he emailed death threats aimed at the hosts of the National Public Radio Program “All Things Considered.”Court documents say 38-year-old John Crosby, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, threatened to torture and kill the hosts of the program.The messages started in November and became more threatening.Officials say a search of his car turned up a shotgun and ammunition.Crosby was to go on trial in Federal Court in May.But his attorney filed a notice with the court saying that he intends to waive his right to trial and change his plea to guilty.A hearing on Crosby’s change of plea is scheduled for next Friday.
Police say excessive speed may be to blame in a car crash that killed two teenagers and sent two young adults to the hospital in Mechancic Falls.Police spokesman Steve McCausland says 19-year-old Adam Nile of Wentworth and 18-year-old Britney Lee of Poland were killed when a car, driven by Nile crashed into some trees on Elm Street Friday night.McCausland says two witnesses reported seeing the car speeding.Twenty-one-year-old Zachary Sutton of South Paris and 19-year-old Rodney Westleigh of Auburn were taken to a Lewiston hospital for serious injuries.
(Associated Press)Police say a Bangor man is in intensive care for a gunshot wound after being shot while eluding officers.Twenty-nine-year-old Jonathan Mitchell was taken to Maine Medical Center on Sunday morning.Authorities say he is charged with criminal trespass, operating after revocation, eluding police, theft and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.Police say they were called to a burglary in progress on Allen Avenue a little after 4:30 Sunday morning.
A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to burglarizing a number of homes in 2009 and 2010.Twenty-nine-year-old Sarah Vitale of Augusta was sentenced Thursday to at least three years of prison.She also has to pay back more than $49,000.She and her boyfriend, Luke Greenlaw, were charged with dozens of burglaries and thefts.Police say they were arrested in 2009 after trying to pawn jewelry at a store.Once free on bail, they fled the state.They were arrested in Chelsea, Vermont in March 2010, following a car chase.Greenlaw was sentenced to at least five years in prison last month.
(Associated Press)Police in Mechanic Falls say two people were killed and two others severely injured in a car crash.Authorities say the car carrying the four was headed north on Elm Street when it skidded out of control and struck some trees around 9:30 Friday night.The crash happened at the end of a curve, with the car landing in a clearing next to a camper trailer.The names of the crash victims have not been released.The accident is being investigated.
Future college students got a jump start to their college savings, about 18 years ahead of time.The Harold Alfond Challenge hosted a casting call for babies at the Bangor Mall.The program offers $500 dollar grants for Maine resident babies.Parents who stopped by got a free portrait if their child.Some of the photos will be used for marketing purposes for the campaign.” Mr.Alfond really wanted to leave this legacy gift.
Spring is on it’s way,but the season is already in full bloom at the Bangor Auditorium.The 20th annual Garden Show features eight gardenscapes, over 50 vendors, and a must see “art in bloom” display.Even though this isn’t the first year of the event, show coordinator Judy Perkins say it never gets old.The Garden Show will be in full swing at the Bangor Auditorium Saturday, April 9th from 10 until 8 and Sunday, April 10th, from 11 until 4.Tickets are $5 dollars for adults and children twelve and under are free.
The University of Maine had a few more students on campus Friday afternoon, but they were a little younger than your typically college-aged kid.Two-hundred 5th graders from across the state got a first hand look at what it’s like to be a Black Bear athlete.From taking a tour of the campus, to talking with coaches and players, students got to see what a day in the life of a UMaine athlete looks like.It was all part of a weight watchers sponsored program called Black Bears of Tomorrow.This was the first year of the program, but it was such a success, they hope to do it again next year.
Cianbro says it has finished an electrical room module created for an international mining company.Last September, the company announced it won a contract with Brazilian based company Vale.The modulem, which was built in Brewer, is the first of 22 steel structures that will be installed in a nickel processing plant in Canada.Cianbro Vice President Joe Cote says the 6-hundred ton module will be sent off sometime next week.”It’s electrical work, piping, mechanical work, structural steel but as fabricated obviously these look a little different then rages you’d typically see in the past,” he said.Cote says construction is on schedule for the other 21 modules.
The former Augusta Hall on the UMA Bangor Campus is gone.It came down Friday to make way for an outdoor meeting area.Earlier this month the school officially changed its name from University College of Bangor to UMA Bangor.Most recently Augusta Hall was used for storage.School officials say besides clearing more outside space for students to enjoy, they’ll save on operating costs.
The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is hoping for nice weather Saturday as it prepares to host its largest fundraiser, the annual Hike for the Homeless.Hikers will step off at four different spots: Brewer, Veazie, Hampden and Husson University and end at the Bangor Waterfront.Executive Director Dennis Marble says the trek symbolizes how folks come to the shelter from all areas of Maine.More than a thousand people walked last year.