The closing arguments in the trial of Raymond Bellavance, Junior were heard Friday morning.He is charged with arson in connection with a fire at a topless coffee shop in Vassalboro.The state told jurors they needed to answer the question who by finding out why.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A plane has landed safely at Bangor International Airport, after a cockpit warning light came on shortly after takeoff.An airport spokeswoman says the Philadelphia-bound plane took off from Bangor on Friday morning and quickly turned around and landed after the indicator light came on.The spokeswoman did not immediately know what caused the light to come on.No other information was available.
A former volunteer firefighter in Maine has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at a Mechanic Falls restaurant that caused an estimated $30,000 in damage.Joshua Michaud pleaded guilty to arson Thursday in Androscoggin County Superior Court but sentencing was delayed until June so he can complete counseling.Authorities say Michaud, a volunteer with the Minot department, was 18 when he started the fire in July 2010.
A coastal Maine ocean research laboratory is to receive a federal grant of more than $600,000.Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins say the National Science Foundation has awarded the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay Harbor a $603,631grant to conduct biological oceanography research.
A three car collision on Route 1A in Dedham shut down the road for a little while Thursday afternoon.Traffic was backed for miles as officers worked to clean up the scene.Police say 47-year-old Michelle Taylor of Dedham went to turn down Pine Trail when 23-year-old Micah Wall of Orono slammed into the back of her mini-van.Taylor’s van was then thrown into the east bound lane and hit by a truck driven by 55-year-old William Jackson of Lubec.All three drivers were taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.State police say all of the vehicles involved in the accident were totaled.Authorities say driver inattention appears to be the cause of the crash.
Monday through Friday we bring you five and a half hours of live, local news every week.On the weekends we add another hour each day.We do our best to bring you the stories that matter, but sometimes we have moments that aren’t our best.Wayne harvey continues his look back at some of our Bloopers from 2011.
A local charity is helping finance the future of young musicians.The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra just received $4,500 grant to support its upcoming season.The funding’s from the Maine Community Foundation, which aims to strengthening communities statewide.The Bangor Symphony Orchestra says the money will help make the dreams of its youngests musicians come true.
Wednesday’s gusty winds knocked down power lines throughout Maine.They also toppled a shed in North Berwick, causing an external fuel tank to fall over, spilling about 200 gallons of kerosene.Crews from the Department of Environmental Protection are removing contaminated soil.
An Orrington man accused of threatening another man with a crossbow was in court Wednesdayday via video.Michael Henderson, 55, is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.In November police went to Joy Lane after a man there said he was being threatened by an upstairs tenant.Henderson didn’t enter a plea and bail was set at a $1,000.
Kids in Bangor had a chance to put their creativity to work Thursday at the Maine Discovery Museum.Turns out, we might all be able to learn a little something from them.The imagination is a pretty powerful thing and yet at some point, for some reason, most of us begin to ignore it.That is, until a bunch of kids, remind us all why we can’t underestimate it.”He can slice a sword pretty fast like this, except a lot faster,” said Seth Welch, a visitor at the museum.You give them worn fabric and cardboard, they’ll make you a cape and sword.Because at this age, you can be anything, including your favorite superhero.”Become a ninja, become a pirate, become a princess or superhero because you can’t do that when you’re an adult, you can’t do that in the workplace, you can’t do that in college,” said Abby LeBlanc, a museum employee.But why not, if all it takes is ignoring what people say you can’t do and focusing on what your own creativity can.
A Bangor man faces several charges after police responded to a stolen vehicle complaint.Thirty-year-old David Harris is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapons, operating after suspension and violation of bail.Police say Harris took a friend’s vehicle but didn’t return it.An officer located it at the Ranger Inn in Bangor, along with Harris.