A former student who was assaulted at the Job Corps center in Maine and his mother have sued the company that operates the school over the student’s dismissal last year.Gregory Poindexter and Chevonne Handy of Stamford, Conn., allege Poindexter was assaulted by three other students when he was 17, then kicked out of school because of alleged gang activity.The suit was filed earlier this month against Career Systems Development Corp.
Here’s an easy way for you to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs.Bangor Police and the Penobscot Sheriff’s office are hosting a drug take back this Saturday.There will be three drop off spots: 250 Main Street, Cascade Park and at the Griffin Road side of the Airport Mall.Drugs will be collected from 10 to 2, no liquids or needles will be accepted.There will be other drop offs across the state, you can check with your local police.
Maine State Police say a South Portland man has died in an early morning car crash on Interstate 295 in Falmouth.Police say an SUV driven by 42-year-old Christopher Black was headed north on Wednesday morning when his vehicle left the highway, rolled over and came to rest about 100 yards into the woods.A passing motorist reported the accident at 2:30 a.m.Police say Black’s SUV may have been in the woods for some time before it was spotted.Black was the only person in the vehicle.
Two state universities in Maine are getting new presidents.University of Maine System trustees on Tuesday approved the appointments of new presidents at the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Presque Isle.Kathryn Foster, who is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will become president of the Farmington school.
An inmate who wrote a threatening note to President Obama changed his plea in Federal Court in Bangor Wednesday.Leroy Dunn pleaded guilty to threatening to kill the president.Dunn had previously pleaded guilty to writing a threatening note to Governor LePage.A judge is considering whether Dunn should undergo a second mental health evaluation.He could be sentenced up to five years in prison and fined a quarter million dollars.
A former student who was assaulted at the Job Corps center in Maine and his mother have sued the company that operates the school over the student’s dismissal last year.Gregory Poindexter and Chevonne Handy of Stamford, Conn., allege Poindexter was assaulted by three other students when he was 17, then kicked out of school because of alleged gang activity.
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.
Time is money so you might not be given a lot of time when explaining what your business can do to benefit others.Deb Neuman explains how to perfect you Elevator Pitch in “Mind Your Biz”Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch: When you’ve only got minutes to make an impression!1.