Bangor police say they arrested a man for drug possession after they found him in a church parking lot.An officer responded to the parking lot of the Abundant Life Church on Broadway Monday afternoon to the report of a man acting strangely.32-year-old Corey Roi told the officer a man was in the backseat of his truck with a gun and that the man had just killed two people.The officer search the vehicle and did not find anyone inside but instead found drug paraphrenalia, white powder residue, syringes and pills including Oxycodone.Roi was arrested on three separate charges.
Amtrak’s Downeaster train is rolling again between Maine and Boston, a day after a fiery collision left a New Hampshire man dead.On Monday, a Downeaster train hit the tractor trailer truck of 35 year old Peter Barnum of Farmington, New Hampshire at a crossing in North Berwick, Maine, killing Barnum.The locomotive and a tractor-trailer both caught fire.There were 112 people on the train.
Bangor’s Government Operations Committee has a full plate in front of them for Tuesday night’s meeting.On the agenda, a proposed transit agreement between BAT Community Connector and Husson University.The agreement would provide students and staff free rides in exchange for a total payment of $10,000.Members will also be updated on the Homeless Initiative group’s work to create a plan to end homelessness.
Two Waldo County brothers have plead guilty to conspiring to bring five hundred grams of cocaine into Maine.Twenty-nine year old Christopher Hurley and twenty-six year old Matthew Hurley plead guilty in Bangor to the federal drug charge.The U.S.
Maine veterans are entitled to a host of benefits following their service, but claiming what they’ve earned can be a confusing and lengthy process.That’s why the Disabled American Veterans group wants to help.The non profit organization has sent a mobile office throughout the state to provide counseling and assistance.The office will be setup in Presque Isle Tuesday, and will visit Millinocket, Bangor and Machias by Friday.The service is free to all veterans and their families.For more information, contact the organization at 623-5725.Site Locations:Tuesday, July 12:Walmart781 Main St.
Crews were on the scene of a mobile home fire in Newport early Tuesday morning.A neighbor on Downwind Boulevard reportedly called authorities when they noticed flames though the trees at 2:30a.m.Crews from Newport arrived on the scene minutes later to find two cars in the driveway, and the mobile home nearly destroyed by the flames.There has been no word yet if there was anyone in the home at the time.The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.Crews from Corinna, Plymouth, Etna, Pittsfield, and Detroit assisted in putting out the flames.
Fire crews were busy in Hudson very early Tuesday morning.The call came in at thirteen minutes past midnight that a home on Pine Grove Road was on fire.We’re told that the home sits far back on the property, well away from the road, and the fire went unnoticed for a time.When crews arrived, the home was already too badly burnt to be saved.There were no injuries reported in the fire.Crews cleared the scene at 3:15 Tuesday morning.The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.
Volunteers with a little time and who don’t mind getting their hands dirty are needed at one of Maine’s historic sites.The Bureau of Parks and Lands says a week-long, annual archaeological dig will be held next week at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in New Harbor.
Several thousand Bangor Hydro customers will be without power for a few hours because someone stole copper wiring.The emergency repairs will take place in the Brooksville area.Crews hope to have power restored by Monday night, but Bangor Hydro says that it could take longer, depending on the severity of the vandalism.Hydro officials want to remind everyone that not only is it illegal to steal copper wiring, it’s also very dangerous.If you see any suspcious activity in your area, Bangor Hyrdo would like to hear from you.
Bangor City Councilors will get together Monday night to talk about the possibility of table games coming to Hollywood Slots.It’s the only casino in the state but that will change when a new one is built in oxford that will allow table games as well as slot machines.Penobscot County voters will have the final say on table games.
A man from Bath died after falling into the Androscoggin River in Brunswick while fishing.It happened around 3pm Sunday afternoon.Divers recovered the body of 39-year-old William Clark just before 7pm last night.Police say he was fishing with a woman on a sandbar when he fell in.She tried to rescue him but got caught in the current.A kayaker came to her rescue.
Maine’s attorney general has voided the state’s sale of a property near the former state prison in Thomaston to the current prison warden.William Schneider says the sale violates state law and suggests both sides start unwinding the deal.The property was sold a month ago to Warden Patricia Barnhart and Sheehan Gallagher for $175,000.