A man’s body was found in Stockton Springs Harbor Friday morning.Officials were told a skiff overturned in the harbor next to a boat owned by a local fisherman.The fisherman noticed the skiff owner’s vehicle in the parking lot.The Stockton Springs Fire Department immediately started a shore search.The Maine Marine Patrol and State Police dive team were also called in.They found the body on the western shore of the harbor, about 500 yards away from the man’s boat.They say he was wearing a life jacket.”We believe he was out the evening before alone and we can just surmise that with the overturned skiff tied to the sailboat, something obviously happened,” said Maine Marine Patrol Specialist, Colin MacDonald.An autopsy will be performed on the body.Local sources say the victim and his wife do have a home in Stockton Springs.
College students are used to pulling all-nighters but recently they did a different one for the kids.UMaine hosted its first ever bearfest.The event is one of a series of college dance marathons across the country to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.More than 3-hundred students and supporters stood on their feet for 12 hours.They raised 30-thousand dollars exceeding their original goal by ten-thousand dollars.They presented the money to Eastern Maine Medical Center.”Even though it’s 12 hours of dancing we were all so pumped to do it because it’s for the kids and we’ve seen people that it’s saved their lives and we’ve met with the families that have been severely impacted by this and that’s what it’s all about like Josh said standing for those who can’t,” said Brittany Cote, the Co-Chair of the event.It took 28 gallons of coffee to keep students awake and 100 pizzas to keep them fed.
Tigers and clowns can only mean one thing, the Anah Shrine Circus is in town.The shriners set up their big top at the Bangor Auditorium for the 49th annual Anah Shrine Circus.”The circus has a very long history it’s part of human history, it’s great tradition,” said Ring Master Charley Van Buskirk.This year’s event features exotic animals and performers from all over the world.
A 47-year-old Maine man charged with murder in the 2010 shooting death of his wife is expected to plead guilty in a plea agreement that calls for a sentence of 25 to 42 years in prison.Brian Nichols of Turner is scheduled to appear in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn on Friday.Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Nichols shot his wife, Jane Tetreault, because he thought she was having an affair.The attorney general’s office says the agreement calls for Nichols to plead guilty in exchange for a prison sentence of no more than 42 years and no less than 25 years.
Governor LePage visited a couple of businesses in Penobscot County Thursday.It was all part of the Governor’s “Capitol For A Day” program.The event wrapped up with a Town Hall meeting at Nokomis High School in Newport.The Governor and some of his commissioners were on hand to answer any questions the public might have.It was a pretty tame crowd, with only a few issues being raised.Governer LePage talked about the Aroostook County mining bill he signed this week, as well as the East West highway issue.The Governor also took the opportunity to make a dig directed toward US Senate candidate Angus King saying, “And I will take it a step further, the king of the wind cartel is running for the US Senate.”The next stop on Governor LePage’s “Capitol For A Day” program is Kennebec County.
A Greenville man accused of attacking a woman in Greenville Wednesday night, has turned himself in.John “Cheeto” Johnson, 42, turned himself in to police at around 8:00 pm Thursday night.Johnson is facing multiple charges, including kidnapping and sexual assault.He is being held at the Piscataquis County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.
It was an evening of fun and friendly competition for a good cause Thursday night in Bangor.The 2nd Annual Auction For Hope took place at the Hollywood Casino.There was a silent and live auction to benefit the Hope House Homeless Shelter in Bangor.There were quite a few in attendance placing bids in both auctions.Items up for grabs included Bangor Symphony Orchestra tickets, as well as rooftop Red Sox tickets.Sll of the proceeds will go directly towards giving Hope House guests better care.”It will go to help the guests.
A sapling from one of the last living apple trees planted by Johnny Appleseed now has a home in Unity.It was planted at an apple orchard at Unity College.The tree was presented to the college by John Chapman a distant relative of the man known as Johnny Appleseed.Chapman hopes the tree will spread Appleseed’s love of nature and hopes it will remind us that “without it we can’t survive.” “We’ve got to go back to our fore fathers and get back to when we were less political I guess you could say and more caring for other people and nature, just care for nature,” Chapman said.Chapman graduated from Unity College in 1974.
An Oakland man has admitted to holding up a credit union in Central Maine.Paul Garland pleaded guilty to armed robbery in federal court in Bangor Thursday.He was accused of robbing the Taconnet Federal Credit Union in Skowhegan in June 2009.Garland was arrested in November.
A Penobscot County Sheriff’s car was involved in an accident in Hermon Thursday afternoon.It happened on Route 2.Witnesses say it looked like the Deputy was making a U-urn to come back around and help out some people who ran out of gas on the side of the road.Katherine Burrill was on scene and saw the accident happen, “A car behind him didn’t have enough time to stop and went to go swerve around and they collided, like the cop ran into him, but the way I see it, I don’t think it’s either ones fault.”Since the accident involved a Penobscot County Sheriff’s cruiser, State Police are investigating the accident.The Deputy driving the car was taken to the hospital to be checked out for minor injuries.
TV5 has learned some new information that could be related to the case of missing Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds.State Police spokesman Steve McCausland tells TV5 news that investigators recovered some items that might be connected to the case.
Usually it would take an emergency to bring several fire departments together, but Thursday they met in Orono to complete a training exercise on moving water.Not every neighborhood has fire hydrants, so they need to be prepared to transfer water to the site of an emergency.Crews from Orono, Old Town, Bangor, Glenburn and Indian Island took part.”We work with all these agencies on a regular basis and it’s just important for us to know each other, to know how eachother will work and make sure that we’re interoperable so when an emergency does happen, we can respond effectively,” said Lt.