On Thursday, April 26th, Geaghan’s Pub on Main Street in Bangor is hosting an event they call Dawna’s Day, in honor of a local woman battling cancer.10% of all profits collected on Thursday will be donated to the greater Bangor Bark for Life, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
The New Hampshire-based investor that bought two Katahdin region paper mills has announced plans to turn the Millinocket site into an industrial park and launch a national marketing campaign to draw industry to the region.Officials with Cate Street Capital of Portsmouth, N.H.
Police and officials with the Maine State Credit Union are warning customers of a scam in which someone tries to pry personal information from them so they can raid the customer’s account.In the so-called “phishing” scam, cellphone users from Portland to Waterville reported receiving an automated message Tuesday telling them their credit union-issued debit card had been frozen and they should call back and enter their 16-digit personal identification number to solve the problem.The credit union’s president tells the Kennebec Journal about a half-dozen of the 25,000 Maine State Credit Union members fell for the scam, but they didn’t lose any money.Their accounts were immediately closed and they were issued new cards.Police say the lesson is never give out personal information over the phone.
The grand jury indicted a man from Carroll Plantation, accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy.Gerald Wakeling, 59, is charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.Penobscot County District Attorney Chris Almy says Wakeling committed the crime in his home in July of 2010, binding the boy with duct tape and assaulting him.Wakeling is also charged with terrorizing.Almy says Wakeling threatened to kill the boy and his family if the boy went to police.
A Milford man accused of leading police on a high speed chase in March was indicted Wednesday on several charges.21-year old Zachary Ladd was reportedly driving in a stolen SUV when police began pursuing him.Police say the chase ended when Ladd crashed the car on Essex Street in Bangor.He’s facing several charges including eluding an officer and criminal speed.
Police have arrested a woman they believe robbed a pharmacy in Corinth in January.38-year-old Tanya Strout of Kenduskeag is charged with robbery and theft of drugs.TV 5 aired surveillance video from the night of January 4th at Whitney’s Supermarket on Main Road.Authorities say Strout gave a note to a clerk saying she had a weapon and would shoot if the clerk went near a phone.She got away with a large amount of prescription medication.District Attorney Chris Almy tells us State Police received a number of phone calls from people who identified strout based on this video.Authorities found Strout’s getaway car from the night of the robbery.Almy says a piece of paper believed to have been the note she handed the clerk was inside the car and investigators found her fingerprints on it.”State Police were very diligent put a lot of energy into making sure they had the right person, you know they had witness statements but they also has physical evidence which was key in making sure they had the right person in Tanya Strout,” he said.Strout could face up to ten years in prison on the robbery charge and five years on the theft of drugs charge.If she does not make bail, she could appear in court later this week.
A Lincoln man, accused of carrying bath salts and counterfeit inspection stickers, was indicted Wednesday.55-year old Joseph Mansur was arrested by Bangor Police in early April after officials say they found the drugs, stickers and an illegal knife on him.Mansur is facing charges for criminal forfeiture and drug possession.
A simple swab of the mouth could end up saving a Maine Game Warden’s life.Major Gregg Sanborn was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma last year.The cancer has since ravaged his body, but there is hope.A successful match could lead to a potentially life saving stem cell transplant.A swab of the inside of your cheek is all it takes to check to see if you’re a potential donor.Wednesday, people lined up at an event in Orono in hopes of being a match for Gregg, or others in a similar situation.Sanborn could get a transplant as early as May 7th, providing a donor is found in time.
A man from Prentiss Plantation charged with setting a state fire marshal investigator’s car on fire is now accused of starting fires at two camps and damaging woods operation equipment.Wednesday, the Penobscot County Grand Jury indicted 54-year-old John Weckerly for arson, criminal mischief and burglary, among other counts.District Attorney Chris Almy says Weckerly was upset about noise from woods operators in the area, so he tried to burn two of their camps.He’s also accused of vandalizing other camps, as well as woods operating equipment.The cases date back to the beginning of 2010.Last August, Weckerly was arrested for allegedly setting Sergeant Tim York’s car on fire.York was investigating three other fires near Weckerly’s land at the time.
Law enforcement and friends of Dean Levasseur continued searching Wednesday morning.With an end result no one had hoped for.”This morning at around 10 o’clock, one of our canine teams discovered a male deceased in the woods.
One of three people arrested after drug agents say they found almost 200-thousand dollars worth of bath salts in a raid earlier this month was indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury Wednesday.29-year-old Kristy Harris of Bangor is charged with aggravated trafficking of drugs and possession of drugs.Authorities say discovered more than 300 oxycodone pills at Harris’s house.
Maine authorities are trying to find out who’s been jamming the radio transmissions of several southern Maine fire and rescue departments, a problem that could lead to dangerous situations and even criminal charges.Jason Cole, assistant chief of Lebanon’s rescue department, said his transmissions were blocked Sunday when he responded to an emergency, delaying ambulance response by a few minutes.He says transmissions have also been jammed in North Berwick, Acton, Shapleigh and Limerick in the past several months.Emergency responders have been working around the blocked transmissions by using cellphones.Cole told The Portland Press Herald he has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission and was told that if jamming were to result in a person’s death, the jammer could be charged with manslaughter.