It didn’t matter how many baskets were being made at a 3-on-3 tournament in Orono Sunday.The purpose behind the competition was to raise money for Strong Mind, Strong Body.It’s a summer program for the youth that promotes nutrition wellness and participation in athletics.” Often times the kids are left with no where to go in the Summer due to low income households.
As if National Pie Day and National Chocolate Cake day weren’t enough, kids in Bangor celebrated National Popcorn Day Sunday.The Maine Discovery Museum hosted the event.While they couldn’t tell us the origins of the day, they said it’s a great excuse for kids to eat some popcorn and have some fun.”We are just celebrating everything about popcorn.
Police have located the man who fled from a snowmobile accident in Patten on Thursday.Authories say the crash happened at the intersection of Heald Ave and Pleasant Street.They say 39-year-old Ronald McGraw had struck a parked tractor trailer.His passenger, 27-year-old Michael Grant sustained a possible broken leg in the accident.
State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland has confirmed to TV5 that sometime in the week and a half following the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds investigators found blood in the basement of the Waterville home where she was last seen.
Catch some fish and do something nice for military families, that’s what folks could in Aurora Saturday.It was the second year for the House in the Woods Ice Fishing Derby on Great Pond.It’s a retreat for military families.The House family in Lee started it, in honor of Sergeant Joel House who was killed in action in Iraq five years ago.Those staying at the house are treated to all sorts of outdoor expeditions.Saturday’s derby will help with some of the costs.” We’re able to help more veterans because of this.
It’s the year of the dragon and the Chinese New Year was celebrated Saturday night in Bangor.Husson University and the Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine teamed up for the event.It featured traditional and modern performances and activities, dance, Chinese calligraphy and much more.” Dragon they have good luck through their whole life.
Some local girls got to learn a few hockey skills from the UMaine women’s team.It was all a part of the Adventure Girls Program, put on by Hardy Girls, Healthy Women.The program aims to educate young ladies about non-traditional female careers.These group of youngsters took a tour of the Alfond Arena and then did some floor hockey with the team.” It’s awesome.
A 63-year-old man has been acquitted of charges that he set his own house on fire to collect insurance money.Alan Crocker was found not guilty of two arson charges by a Kennebec County Superior Court jury.The charges stemmed from a fire at his home in January 2010.Prosecutors say Crocker was the only person at home at the time of the fire and he had financial problems after filing for bankruptcy protection in 2009.
Prosectuors say a Maine man will be sentenced Monday for strangling his girlfriend to death in 2010.Forty-one-year-old Dennis Edgecomb, formerly of Belfast will be sentenced for murder in Waldo County Superior Court, in the death of 42-year-old Pamela Green of Morrill.Bangor daily news is reporting he will change his plea to guilty.
So far, so good when it comes to signs of Ash Borers.A recent workshop geared towards checking for the tree-killing bugs, found no evidence of them.Ash-tree owners in Central Maine have created tree traps to look for the invasive insects.The Emerald ash borer has already killed millions of ash trees across the nation.
Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are criticizing the president’s request to close more military bases.The two senators say it doesn’t make sense, either from a defense perspective or an economic one.They say the costs associated with base closings ordered in 2005 were greater than what was originally projected.
A website devoted to a Waterville toddler who’s been missing for six weeks says the girl’s uncle and maternal grandmother have taken polygraph tests.Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from her father’s home on December 17th.The website, aylareynolds.com, says Ayla’s uncle took and passed a polygraph Thursday and her grandmother took a test Friday, but couldn’t complete it because her prescription medication interfered.A state police spokesman says investigators won’t comment on details of the investigation including polygraph tests.
A man from Fairfield is facing criminal threatening and domestic violence terrorizing charges after police say he dragged his girlfriend by the hair and held a knife to another woman’s throat.Police say David Gordon, 29, was arrested Wednesday night at his Summit St.
An Augusta man is going to jail for 45 years for killing another man more than year ago.31-year-old Peter Bathgate pleaded guilty on Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court to murdering 47-year-old Paul Allen, whose body was found in December 2010 along a road in Hallowell.A state police affadavit says Allen had been stabbed and a broken cane was found near his body.
A new bill targets gang activity in Maine.The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held a public hearing on LD 1707, “An Act To Define, Prevent and Suppress Gang Activity in the State” at the State House on Friday.Representative Amy Volk of Scarborough worked with the Maine Gang Task Force and the criminal law advisory council to put it together.It would require police agencies to come up with their own definitions of criminal street gangs and street gang activities and to inform one another when those activities take place.”I was presented with a lot of evidence by the president of the Maine Gang Task Force, and some of which came from the FBI, that gangs are moving into Maine.