Organizers of a charity snow softball tournament say plans are still in place even though mother nature has thrown them a curveball.Due to the lack of snow, they’ve had to postpone the event twice.”The original date was February 11th, it got postponed because we just didn’t get the snow, set it up for March 3rd didn’t get the snow again, had to postpone it,” said organizer David Huffstutler.The proceeds from the tournament will go to the Autism Society of Maine.Huffstutler says he was inspired to put on the event by his nephew who has Autism.In addition to the game, there will be activities for children, raffles and food prepared by Penobscot Job Corps.”It’s more and more prevalent in 2009, the prevalence for Autism was 1 in 110 and just recently it’s been raised to one out of 88,” said Heather Wheaton, a member of Huffstutler’s softball team, Snowball Bruisers.The snow softball tournament is scheduled for May 19 at the Union Street Athletics Sports Complex in Bangor.There are spots for two more teams available.
The Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in downtown Bangor was evacuated Tuesday morning because a fire alarm went off.It happened just before nine.Firefighters searched the building and tell us smoke from the ongoing construction set off the alarm.
Saint Joseph’s College has canceled afternoon classes and athletic contests so students can attend a memorial service in Bangor for a varsity basketball player who died in a weekend car crash.The Bangor Daily News reports that a public service for Clark Noonan is scheduled for 6 p.m.
A Jewish organization has sued a Maine-based organic dairy for alleged unauthorized use of the group’s symbol that certifies that its milk is kosher.The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America is asking a judge to order Maine’s Own Organic Milk Co.
Law enforcement officials say the cost of the four-month search for missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds could be as much as half a million dollars.Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey says his department has spent money on overtime, increased office supplies and even fiber-optic cable to support FBI transmissions and other data.State police and the state Warden Service have also been intensely involved in the investigation.Ayla was 20 months old when she was reported missing Dec.
One person is dead after being hit by an Amtrak train in Biddeford Monday afternoon.According to an Amtrak Spokesperson, the person was trespassing on the tracks when the crash happened around 3:30PM.None of the 55 passengers or crew on board were injured.The train was headed from Portland to Boston and was delayed for about 2 hours.The cause of the accident is still being investigated.The victims name has not yet been released.
Friends of Fort Knox is looking for a little help from its friends.Saturday the 21st is the 13th annual Park Day.It’s a nationwide effort to clean and restore civil ware era sites.Fort Knox is one of the locations this year.From 10-noon, volunteers will be doing maintenance on the grounds.You are asked to bring work gloves with you.
The Orient man found guilty last week of stabbing three people to death in Amity in 2010 will be back in court Tuesday for phase two of his trial.21-year old Thayne Ormsby was convicted of murdering 55-year old Jeffrey Ryan, 30-year old Jason Dehahn and 10-year old Jesse Ryan.Ormsby was also found guilty of arson.Because he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, the jury will now have to decide if he should be held criminally responsible for his actions.Friday, a jury in Houlton heard closing arguments before returning a verdict about three hours later.A key part of the state’s evidence was a police video of Ormsby confessing to the murders, which was played for jurors Thursday.During the interview, Ormsby said after he stabbed Jeffrey Ryan, he felt like he had to kill the other two victims to eliminate witnesses.”At this point, I’m in a mode I’m scared and I have to finish what I started.
Local softball teams are gearing up for their league play and a number of charity events around the area.One will take place Mother’s Day Weekend.And it’s being done on that special date to honor the grandmother of the organizer.11 Year old Tommy Hosmer of Bangor is like many other sixth graders.
Bangor Police are warning motorists to lock their doors after a series of recent car burglaries.Sergeant Paul Edwards with the Bangor Police Department says car burglaries are up by 20 percent this year.The warm weather means more people are out and about so it’s important to remember to keep your windows up and store your valuables in a place where they won’t be seen.The same applies to your home.”We must change our way of thinking, Maine isn’t that sleepy hollow state anymore where you can leave things unlocked, You’ve got to lock up things and take care of your possessions,” he said.Edwards says Bangor’s drug problem and the economy are reasons thieves are driven to desperate measures.