A heavy thunderstorm Friday caused extensive damage to Colby College athletic buildings.School officials say water leaked into the gymnasium, getting under the gym floor.Work crews are assessing the damage and say it looks like a significant portion of the floor, which is only five years old, needs to be replaced.Summer sports camps at Colby are still going on as scheduled.
Damages from stormy weekend weather is likely to top $4 million according to officials who have looked at it.Work crews are fixing roads wiped out by flooding which was blamed for the death of a man in Milo.The rain also railroad tracks in the Brownville area.Governor LePage says Maine’s Emergency Management Agency is working to document the damage, which needs to total at least $1.8 million for the state to see federal disaster funds.
Rockland police are optimistic about the recovery of a 5-year-old boy who lost his hand in a freak accident.It happened Tuesday night.Police say the boy was riding in the back seat of a car and wrapped a jump rope around his wrist.
After the fatal hit-and-run accident on Main Street in Bangor in June, the city took a look at the area to determine how to make it safer.Public Works Director Dana Wardwell says they decided to install a new crosswalk with signal posts on each side of the street near Shaw’s Supermarket.Streetlights were also added to improve visibility.The crosswalk should be fully operational by this weekend.
As the country continues to push its way out of hard times, business in Bangor is booming.”Bangor is the quintessential Maine town but it also has the resources and the infrastructure to support large scale events and you can’t find that anywhere,” says Doug Higgons of Global Spectrum, the operator of the new Bangor arena.Higgons along with Alex Gray and John Osborne are the minds behind the events and venues that they say have transformed Bangor into a destination.Just three years ago, the Waterfront Concert Series made its debut.”It was a pipe dream, a lot of people doubted it,” says Gray, the President of the operation.
Two men accused of robbing another man in Bangor last month have been formally charged.Adam Freeman, 25, of Bangor and Scott Macomber, 44, of Lagrange are both accused of robbery and aggravated assault.Police say the victim was in a car with the two men when Freeman choked him and knocked him out.They say when he came to he discovered he was missing cash and his cell phone.
A man accused of stabbing another man to death on First Street in Bangor last month was indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury, Wednesday.Jason Trickett, 41, is charged with manslaughter.Last month, Andy Smith, 38, was stabbed on First Street.Witnesses say a group of people attacked him after Smith attacked a woman.
A Fairfield man has been cleared of robbing a credit union in Skowhegan, but was found guilty Wednesday of being an accessory to that crime.Forrest Goodwin Jr., 33, was one of two men accused of stealing more than $9,000 from a Taconnet Federal Credit Union three years ago.In April, Paul Garland of Oakland pleaded guilty to the robbery.A jury in Bangor decided Goodwin didn’t help rob the bank, but did help Garland get away afterward.Goodwin told police he drove Garland to the bank on his motorcycle, but said he didn’t know Garland robbed the place until they took off.Goodwin’s attorney, Stephen Smith, asked that both sides stipulate to the jury that Garland robbed the credit union.Smith said he did that in order to make one thing abundantly clear.”Garland was the individual who actually committed this robbery.
A Penobscot County Grand Jury has indicted a Bangor man, accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend and her friend.William Cocci, 32, is charged with criminal threateningPolice say Cocci fought with ex-girlfriend and her friend on Hammond Street in March.They say he sliced the second woman with a boxcutter while she tried to protect her friend.They say he also pulled the blade on an officer, surrendering when the officer drew his gun.Cocci says he didn’t do what he’s accused of and was hurt protecting himself.
A woman from Bangor who’s accused of stealing from Eastern Maine Healthcare Charities has been indicted by a Penobscot County Grand Jury.According to a spokesperson at EMHS, 46-year old Laurena Cunningham was employed by Healthcare Charities, and an investigation revealed shediverted gifts between November 2011 and March of this year.
A woman from Brewer accused in a deadly hit and run was indicted by a grand jury in Penobscot County today.51-year old Patricia Giles is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and falsfying physical evidence.Giles turned herself in earlier this month after police were investigating an accident that happened June 2nd near Shaw’s on Main Street in Bangor.Giles allegedly hit 37-year old Joshua Constantine of Bangor, killing him, and drove away after she struck him.Athorities say they found the car involved in the crash shortly after the accident, which led to Giles’ arrest.
A man was taken to a hospital after being burned in an apartment fire in Brewer last night.An investigator with the Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire was accidental, caused by a candle left unattended.Crews were called to the corner of Somerset and Center Streets around 7.Authorities tell us a man who lived in a unit on the second floor was in a breezeway of the building for about 15 minutes.When he went back inside, flames flared up, burning the man in the face when he opened the door.We’re told his is doing okay.The man’s name has not been released.
A Boston-based filmmaker is planning a feature film based on the story of Donn Fendler, who as a 12-year-old boy survived nine days lost and alone in the Maine wilderness.Ryan Cook, a Waterville native, plans to audition young actors in Waterville on Thursday to play the role of Fendler in the movie based on the 1992 book “Lost on a Mountain in Maine.”Fendler became separated from other hikers on Mount Katahdin in 1939.