A father and son are dead following a drowning in Ripley Sunday evening.Authorities received a call around 5:30 of two swimmers who had gone underwater.State Police have identified the father as 40-year old Christopher Zoeller and the son as 7-year old Bravin Zoeller.
Dinosaurs are no longer extinct, at least at the Maine Discovery Museum.They have a new exhibit called Dino Dig, which they have been preparing for more than a month.It features more than ten stations, including a dino dig, fossil making and fossil identification.The folks at the museum say the kids are enjoying the exhibit and it’s even a hit with the adults.” It’s something kids aren’t exposed to as much anymore.
There’s something new in Bangor, that allows folks to buy and sell stuff.It’s called the Bangor Festival Flea Market.They have about thirty vendors, besides crafts, folks will find food vendors and live entertainment.They say the event is catching on and more and more people are coming out to check the flea market out.
The annual Memorial Day parade will take place in downtown Bangor Monday at 10:30am.The parade will stage on Exchange Street in the Kenduskeag Plaza parking lot beginning at 9:30am.Exchange Street will be closed at nine as the parade vehicles and pedestrians begin to line up.Main Street and Central Street will be posted as no parking after 8:30.
Police are investigating an armed robbery in Hallowell.They say two men robbed a couple at gunpoint inside an apartment on Second Street.Hallowell officials believe the incident was drug related.Police say the couple had brought hundreds of dollars with them to the home.But were interrupted when the two men walked into the apartment.Police say one of the victims was attacked before the men made away with the money and jewelery.The couple couldn’t see their faces, which were masked by bandannas.But police say the suspects are 5 foot 8 and six feet tall.They’re also looking for the tenant of the apartment.They say he took off just after the robbery, and could be considered a suspect.
A car crash in Surry last night killed one man and injured three others.Twenty-seven year old Caleb Foster of Stonington died after the car he was riding in rolled over several times on Newbury Neck Road.Foster and three others were heading north on the road around 9:30 last night.Police say the driver lost control of the car, and was tossed from the vehicle along with two passengers.Foster was found dead inside the car.The driver and other passengers were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.Police say no one was wearing a seatbelt, and they’re still investigating a cause.
A 6-year-old Texas boy’s grandmother told funeral mourners that his mother who’s charged in his death didn’t kill him out of malice but something snapped.As more than 100 mourners gathered at Camden Pierce Hughes’ funeral Saturday, his grandmother LuRae McCrery said she prays her daughter gets help.Julianne McCrery of the Dallas suburb of Irving is being held without bail on second-degree murder charges in New Hampshire.She’s accused of killing her son there two weeks ago and dumping his body in South Berwick.
Maine’s Catholic Diocese has a new priest.John “Jack” Dickinson was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland Saturday.It’s the diocese’s only priestly ordination this year.The 26-year-old dickinson attended Theological College at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.Bishop Richard Malone performed the ordination.
An man is in jail after authorities say he barricaded himself inside his apartment creating a twelve hour standoff in Augusta.State police say 47-year-old Wayne Thompson was taken into custody at around one Saturday afternoon.Police responded to a domestic disturbance complaint where a victim was injured on Penobscot Street.When officers arrived to Thompson’s apartment, they say he barricaded himself inside and threatened police with a knife.
An elderly couple from Tremont is dead after a fire swept through their one story home on Mount Desert Island.The State Fire Marshal’s Office has identified the victims as 83-year-old Edmund Branch and his 78-year-old wife, Eileen Branch.Â Branch’s body was found in the rubble of the basement of the house Friday afternoon.
A celebration of punk music and video games will be taking place in Orono Sunday.Punkfest III is an all-ages chem-free community event featuring local music, video game contests and area vendors.There will be two stages, with more than 15 area bands performing throughout the day.The festival will be held at the Keith Anderson Community Center in Orono starting at 2 p.m.
Last summer was the first time in 112 years the oven at Fort Knox in Prospect was put to use to bake food.Now the bakery that is big enough to feed an army will be used to feed visitors to the park this weekend.It will be in operation from 9:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday.The brick oven was originally built in 1863 and can bake up to 400 loaves of bread at the same time.Before 2010, it was last used in 1898.When it was reopened last year, it drew a lot of interest from visitors.This weekend you can take home some of the baked goods after your visit to the fort.
State lawmakers are considering a plan to screen people for weapons as they enter the State House in Augusta.Security has been a concern for lawmakers since January, when Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson.House Speaker Robert Nutting says about a half million dollars would be added to the capitol police budget to pay for the screenings.
Classic cars, bikes and planes are on display in a big way in Owls Head over the weekend.Saturday and Sunday, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will host the Ford and Chevy auto spectacular and antique Aeroplane show.Anyone who owns a car, truck or motorcycle older than twenty years old is welcome to display their rides on the museum’s runway.The museum will also be showcasing some of its vintage Fords and Chevies, and giving rides in a Model-T.Weather permitting: the antique aeroplane show will begin when the doors open at 9:30.For more information, call the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 594-4418 or log on to owlshead.org.
A man accused of murdering a man at a metro train station in Boston was returned to Massachusetts from Maine to be in court Friday.Police say Nhu Nguyen shot a 19-year-old man to death earlier this month.He was arrested in an apartment in Portland on May 12th.