A Milford man accused of leading police on a high speed chase says he’s not guilty.Zachary Ladd, 21, was in court Thursday.Police say he led them on a chase from Orono to Bangor in March and wound up being seriously injured when he crashed the jeep he was driving.Charges against him include OUI, criminal speeding, driving to endanger, and eluding police.He’s due back in court July 9th.
Seven cars were involved in two separate accidents between Union Street and Broadway on I-95 in Bangor Thursday night.State Police tell us traffic was slow moving at the off-ramp on Broadway when a blue Pontiac abruptly stopped causing a chain reaction involving two other cars and a pick-up.The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital for neck pain.No charges were filed.While State Police were dealing with that accident, a second accident happened near Union Street when the driver of a pickup truck rear-ended a car sending it into a second car.The husband of the occupent of one of the cars was charged with assault after he arrived on scene and got into an altercation with the driver of the pickup.No one was injured in that crash.
Oakland Police have determined that a device believed at first to be a pipe bomb that was left on the steps of a church yesterday, was left there accidentally.Oakland Police Captain Rick Stubbert said they now know who left it there and they’ve determined there was no malicious intent.
Maine students are turning their laptop computers into musical instruments and performing an original musical competition as part of an annual student laptop computer conference.About 1,000 students and 200 teachers are gathering Thursday in Orono for the ninth annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative conference.The event brings together students to share how the Maine Learning Technology Initiative – which puts laptops in the hands of all seventh- and eighth-graders and most high school students – is being used in schools across Maine.The musical performance includes 12 live musicians on stage and two New World Symphony members from Miami.
A New Hampshire man is scheduled to plead guilty in the disappearance and death of a Maine mother last year.Attorney General Michael Delaney says Anthony Papile will enter a guilty plea and be sentenced in Carroll County Superior Court.Papile is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Krista Dittmeyer of Portland, Maine.Dittmeyer’s car was found idling in the parking lot of a North Conway ski area in April 2011 with her 14-month-old baby unharmed inside.
An Augusta man who went on a drug-fueled, nine-day crime spree last year has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison and pay more than $21,000 in restitution to his victims.Ricky Allen Lane pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kennebec County Superior Court to participating in an armed home invasion in Manchester, a pair of convenience store robberies, two home burglaries and two break-ins at a taxi company between August 28 and Sept.