The weather has put a damper on plans in Belfast.The third annual street party was scheduled for Monday but the rain has pushed that back to Tuesday (August 9th).All of the plans will stay the same, it starts at 4pm on High Street.There will be music, food vendors and rides, including a mechanical bull.There will also be a free bounce house for the kids.The admission is free but donations are accepted.
The sentencing date has been set for a former Searsport music teacher who was convicted of sexually abusing a 12 year old girl.William Wiley will find out his fate September 29th.He was found guilty in April on 10 of the 11 counts unlawful sexual contact charges against him.The not guilty verdict came back on the most serious charge of gross sexual assault.Wiley was released on $10,000 bail the day after his conviction.The incidents took place during a six month period in 2004, while the victim was in 7th grade.
Police and hospitals in Maine have been seeing a surge of people acting delusional and violent after taking so-called “bath salts,” a synthetic drug that goes by names such as Monkey Dust, Monkey Mess and Vanilla Sky.For the first six months of the year, the Northern New England Poison Center says it received 110 calls from hospitals and individuals in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont reporting instances of people in need of help after taking the drug.Eighty-seven of those calls were from Maine.
A 64-year-old man charged with helping conceal evidence in a triple slaying in northern Maine is back in jail for allegedly selling oxycodone to his 24-year-old grandson.Robert Strout of Orient was in the Aroostook County Jail on Sunday on a charge of aggravated furnishing of oxycodone.The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested Strout on Thursday for allegedly giving 170 tablets of the pain killer to his grandson, Craig Strout-Desmond, and 24-year-old Brianna Bonness,both of Ellsworth.
A Rockland man who police believe robbed a Camden Rite Aid last week has been arrested in Connecticut.Twenty-nine-year-old Sean Higgins was taken into custody in Norwich, Connecticut on Saturday.Camden Police had issued a warrant for Higgins’ arrest last week after receiving a tip that he was the person who had robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy.Police say a male entered the pharmacy and approached the prescription counter.They say he passed a note to the pharmacist, demanding drugs.The pharmacist complied and police say Higgins left on foot out the back door.Higgins could be extradited to Maine to face robbery charges.
The Bangor State Fair closed up shop early.It was suppose to come to an end Sunday at 8 pm, but the weather made them decide to close down early.Bass Park Director, Mike Dyer says some of the rides can not operate safely in the rain.He says their numbers were down starting the beginning of the week but started to creep up.Dyer says they have had to close down early in past years, but it’s not a common thing.” We’ve lost a couple days.
Kayakers and swimmers hit the water at Jenkins Beach in Dedham Sunday.All to help raise money for Caring Connections.It’s called Beach to Beach Swim for Breast Cancer and it’s in it’s 11th year.” It’s a big fundraiser for Caring Connections which is a great support group.
(Associated Press)A Jay woman has been charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to her mobile home, a day after it was heavily damaged by another fire.Twenty-seven-year-old Amanda Morey was arrested on Friday.Firefighters first put out a fire in the living room of Morey’s home on Thursday.Accroding the to Sun Journal of Lewiston crews were called back to the mobile home shortly after 9 am Friday and found the bedroom on fire and flames spreading through the living room and out the front door.Morey is being held at the Franklin County Jail, on $5,000 bail.
Two children have been returned home after being reported missing.A 13-year-old and 6-year-old from Corinth left their home around 3 am Saturday morning.The Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police assisted with the search.Authorities say they kids were found about 2-and-a-half miles away from their home around 10 Saturday morning.Both kids are fine.