A couple of US Senate candidates took part in a forum in Bangor Tuesday.Rick Bennett, Debra Plowman, Bruce Poliquin, and Scott D’Amboise fielded a variety of questions at Bangor Baptist Church.The forum was put on by the Maine Christian Civic League, Maine Right To Life Committee, and Concerned Women For America In Maine.Some hot topic issues of the evening included abortion rights and same-sex marriage, which all four candidates voiced their opposition.
A live webcam has captured a Peregrine Falcon egg hatching at a nesting site in Maine.There are three other eggs in that nest which is being monitored by the Maine-based Biodiversity Research Institute’s Peregrine-Cam.It offers two around-the-clock views of the nest, with a camera that can work in extremely low light.
Maine Game Wardens and State Troopers continued their search for a missing Freeport man Tuesday in Howland.24-year-old Dean Levasseur was last seen Saturday at an outdoor college party known as Chickenfest, that’s thrown by University of Maine students.He and his band were invited to perform at Chickenfest but when it was time for them to take the stage, he was nowhere to be found.He was reported missing at around 9:30 Saturday evening.Crews searched both on the ground and in the air in the woods off of Route 155 in Howland.Family members and friends also combed the area walking through trash left over from the party.Levasseur’s Uncle JP describes him as reserved and quiet and says his disappearance caught him by surprise.”This is uncharacteristic, the whole circumstance is very strange,” he said.Game Warden Sgt.
The Hope House Homeless Shelter in Bangor is known for helping others, but now it could use some extra assistance.The shelter will host its second annual auction this Thursday.There will be hundreds of items for sale, with all proceeds going directly to help fund the shelter’s services.”It’s extremely important for us.
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State police say they’ve arrested a man in connection to the Old Orchard Beach stabbing death this weekend.On Tuesday afternoon, 44-year-old Michael Swenson of Old Orchard Beach was charged with murder.Police say Swenson was a friend of 49-year-old Roger White, whose body was discovered outside of a bar called The Whaler on Saturday morning.
Bangor Firefighters had to pull a pooch from the Kenduskeag Stream on Tuesday.Torro got away from his owners in Downtown Bangor and jumped right into the Downtown Kenduskeag Stream.Although he now has all four paws on dry land, it could have been much worse.By the time firefighters arrived, Torro was nearing the Penobscot River.Lt.
A woman accused of drug and weapons charges has changed her plea to guilty.41-year-old Sherri Mancos admitted in US District Court in Bangor on Tuesday to possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it and illegally possessing guns.She pleaded not guilty in June.Authorities say they found nearly 10 pounds of pot and four firearms in a house Mancos shared with her boyfriend.Her boyfriend, 32-year-old William Quirion was sentenced back in January to more than six years in prison.A sentencing date for Mancos hasn’t been scheduled yet.
Students at Eastern Maine Community College are looking back on a semester of hard work and looking forward to graduation.At the school’s Tech Day held on Tuesday, they were able to show off what they’ve learned.Diesel mechanics student Blaine Goodrich demonstrated his knowledge of a diesel engine.”We have a computer hooked up to it and so when we’re running it, we can check engine pressure, oil pressure, oil pressure coolant,” said Goodrich.Business management students lined the halls presenting inventions they created for a class assignment.”My invention basically came from having two kids, bringing them both up and they both enjoyed being rocked and having their bottoms tapped.
More than 500 people are expected to pack the Augusta Civic Center over the next two days for the Maine Emergency Preparedness Conference.Those in attendance will learn more about how other states handle emergency preparation and response.First responders, government officials, and school administrators are just a few of the people who are registered to attend.Peter Coffey from the Vermont Emergency Management Agency delivered the keynote address Tuesday.Coffey discussed his state’s preparation for and response to Hurricane Irene that devastated parts of Vermont.
Tuesday, Governor Lepage signed into a law a bill that allows Maine’s mining regulations to be revised, paving the way for JD Irving Company to mine for gold, copper and other metals on Bald Mountain in Arrostook County.The bill’s supporters say that could mean hundreds of jobs in that area.