The woman accused of robbing Bangor Savings Bank on State Street in Bangor back in July was also indicted by the grand jury on charges she assaulted an officer.The Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office says 25-year-old Matisha Pitts of Bangor assaulted a corrections officer while in jail on the bank robbery charge.In addition to the federal armed robbery charge, Pitts is facing a charge of assault and assault on an officer.
An Eddington man arrested last month after a three-hour manhunt was also indicted by the Grand Jury.Police were called to a main road home in Eddington after receiving a call that 47-year-old Richard Hart was arguing with his wife.Police were told he had a rifle.Police say Hart left the scene and was found later in the day.He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, and criminal mischief.
A 25-year-old Bangor man who allegedly fired a gun in the direction of police at his grandmother’s house in Holden, has been indicted by a Penobscot County Grand Jury.Daniel Day is charged with armed robbery, aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm, and criminal mischief.His attorney told a judge Day is an Army Veteran and a diagnosed schizophrenic.According to Holden police, a family member called police last month, saying Day had numerous guns and was distraught.Police say when they approached Day, shots were fired in their direction.
A local business in Bangor will turn 85 on Thursday.To celebrate Bangor Floral’s anniversary, the shop on Center Street is giving away a dozen roses to the first two hundred customers.Nicole Frederick, manager of the store, is asking each person keep two roses for themselves, then pass out the other ten to friends and family.Frederick believes this is the perfect way to give back to customers.”We’ve had clients that have been with us since before we purchased it thirty years ago that were original customers of the original Bangor floral, the oldest one I can think of is around 98 years old,” she said.Bangor Floral opens Thursday morning at 8:30.
With flu season here, area nurses are getting ready to staff flu shot clinics, including one this weekend.The Camden Area District Nursing Association will host its first clinic on Saturday at the Tranquility Grange on Route 52 in Lincolnville.The clinic will begin at 9 on saturday morning.The shots are free for people enrolled in Medicare and are twenty five dollars for all other adults.
Folks in Dover-Foxcroft got a rare glimpse into the history of their town when they gathered outside the Post Office Wednesday.As Diana Bosch reports, a time capsule that had been buried inside more than seventy years ago was opened.”I kept thinking, don’t I wish this could be open while I’m living and see what it’s like.”Dot Gray was there in the summer of 1938, when a time capsule was put in place during the construction of the Dover-Foxcroft Post Office.One of the items she put in the capsule was a school newspaper from her days at Foxcroft Academy.”They’d tell events that would happen in the year and I’m sure there is stuff in them,” Gray said.Gray contacted postmaster Rita Page and together they decided to figure out a way to open the copper box.”Because we have the newspaper articles from when it was built, we knew it existed but we didn’t know when it was supposed to come out,” Page said.Among the items in the box were old documents, including papers from when the town was incorporated, and old photographs relating to pioneer days.”I didn’t know they could look so old,” Gray said.The items will be given to the Dover-Foxcroft historical society where they’ll be preserved in their archives.
A federal jury has found a man from Stockton Springs guilty of 13 counts of wire fraud, involving more than $10,000.50-year-old Todd Denson was convicted of scamming several people out of several thousand dollars in an international moneymaking scheme.According to court paperwork, three people in the case say they gave Denson money with the promise he’d give them even more back.
Republican candidate for governor Paul LePage says he won’t be afraid to tell President Obama to “go to hell.”Lepage made the comment at a fisheries forum in Brooksville over the weekend.He said it during a discussion of federal regulations that critics say are driving Maine fishermen to poverty.
Film lovers have the chance to check out nearly 50 documentaries from around the world this week.The 6th annual Camden International Film Festival kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday.Named one of the top 25 international film festivals for documentaries, the event will showcase festures and short films from across the world.