A cool and soft spoken Colin Koehler took the stand today and offered a very different version of his whereabouts the day 19-year-old Holly Boutilier was murdered.Under questioning from defense attorney Richard Hartley, Koehler told jurors he met Boutilier for the first time the night before she died.
Nearly 100 people attended a workshop in Bangor Thursday afternoon focusing on putting together grants.The National Endowment for the Arts conducted the free workshop in an effort to raise awareness of federal funding that’s available to arts and cultural institutions in Maine.The goal is to let folks know about the opportunities available to them.Organizers say the community response is greater than expected.”We are overwhelmed, but very happy.
A flower shop in Bangor turned 85 on Thursday and celebrated by giving back to its customers.Diana Bosch has more on the birthday for Bangor Floral.When Nicole Frederick arrived at her store, Bangor Floral, she couldn’t believe what she saw.”We had a line of people standing at the door going all the way around the building, the earliest customer I believe was here at 6:30,” she said.Bangor Floral marked 85 years in business by giving away a dozen roses to the first two hundred customers.
Powell jumped over the pharmacy counter, threatened the clerk and demanded drugs.A customer in the drive-thru saw him and called police.Deputy Chief of Police, Wally Tower, says when they arrived, powell still had the machete.He says officers drew their guns and Powell dropped the weapon.Powell is charged with robbery.He was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center for a mental evaluation and has since been transported to the Knox County Jail.
Girl Scouts of Maine held its inaugural “Pearls of Wisdom” event at the University of Maine Orono on Thursday.The luncheon featured, Brenda Garrand, the president of Garrand, a full service communications agency.She received Girl Scout of Maine’s 2009 Woman of Distinction Award, an honor that recognizes women who serve as role models.The Pearls of Wisdom luncheon represents the pearls Girl Scouts founder Juliette Low sold in order to form the organization back in 1912.”I think it’s important to get a lot of women who are like minded together and men who are here as well to really focus on making sure girls have good mentors and can really further the efforts of girl scouts in the state,” said Samantha Lott-Hale with the Girl Scouts of Maine.If you’d like more information about the Girl Scouts of Maine, you can visit their website at girlscoutsofmaine.org.
The Spruce Run Association is holding a candle light vigil for victims of domestic abuse, some living and some whose lives have been taken away.The vigil will be held Friday, October 1 in the Veteran’s Park in downtown Millinocket at 5:30.If it’s raining they will move it inside the First Congregational Church on Katahdin Avenue.Spruce Run has a 24-hour hotline for anyone affected by domestic abuse.
A Levant man wanted by Brewer Police in connection with an investigation into stolen checks has been found…Twenty-seven-year-old Mitchell Tilley was arrested Wednesday by Bangor Police at Cash X-Press on Main Street in Bangor.The employee of the place recognized Tilley and contacted the police.Tilley is facing charges of receiving stolen property, forgery and violating conditions of his release from a prior arrest.Tilley remains at the Penobscot County Jail.
Folks will have the chance to view and purchase local artwork while helping out the Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center this weekend.For the second year in a row, the auxiliary of Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is sponsoring an art show, silent auction, dinner and live auction.Funds raised will be budgeted towards a long list of auxiliary projects at the facility.”The auxiliary helps out with these projects that just enhance the lives just a little bit more, make it a little bit more homey for these people,” said Kathy Cheverie, event coordinator.
Folks can take to the bowling lanes and bowl a strike for the Ronald McDonald House of Bangor.This Sunday they’re hosting their second annual bowl-a-thon at the Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes.It starts at 2 pm.Folks can get a team together and get pledge sheets.To sign up cal 942-9003.The Ronald McDonald House provides homelike, temporary lodging for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby facilities.
A group of Bangor area health care agencies called “The Bangor Beacon Community” has just received a three year federal grant.As Meghan Hayward tells us, they say it will help them continue making strides in efficient healthcare.The Bangor community is in the spotlight again.The Bangor Beacon Community has received a three year federal grant totaling almost 13-million dollars.The group is made up of 12 healthcare partners within the Bangor community.”One of the qualifications to be competitive in this grant application was that the communities needed to be tight.
A man from Augusta is charged with Possession of Sexually Explicit Material of a Minor Under the Age of 12, after police say they discovered he downloaded hundreds of images of child pornography.Police say 26-year old Michael Nelbach shared a residence with a woman and her child.
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.