A town councilor from Glenburn is facing an OUI charge after crashing his vehicle into some mailboxes.Police say 48-year old Kevin Paschal of Glenburn was arrested after they received a call around midnight of an erratic vehicle on the Pushaw Raod.While police were responding to the complaint, the Sheriff’s Department received another call, saying the vehicle had gone off the road, and hit some mailboxes.Paschal was taken to Penobscot County Jail, and was released on bail.He’s due in court on September 23.
The Bangor Waterfront Concert Series has announced another big name that’s coming to Bangor.Country music singer Miranda Lambert will perform Saturday, October second, with special guest Eric Church.Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 9 am at Mark’s Music in Brewer or you can go online to www.waterfrontconcerts.com.The show will start at 7 pm and the gates will open at 5.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate a fire in a building in the Bates Mill complex.The fire was called in around 11:00 Monday night.Lewiston firefighters called in additional help from Auburn.The building is on the corner of Canal and Chestnut Streets.Firefighters remained on the scene putting out hotspots into early Wednesday morning.There is no word on a cause.
Kris Long, administrator for Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, was in our studio on Wednesday to talk about a fun fundraiser for the Alzheimerâ€™s Association.Thursday, August 125:30 â€“ 7:30 p.m.Come join us for a Hawaiian buffet, dancing and music by the University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Club!$5 admission benefits the Alzheimerâ€™s Association Memory Walk in BangorWinterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care Community is located at 932 Ohio Street in Bangor.For more information, give them a call at(207) 942-6002
A Pennsylvania fur trapper will go on trial in federal court, for allegedly trapping a threatened Canada lynx in a remote part of northern Maine.40-year-old William McCoy pleaded not guilty last week in Bangor, to charges he violated the Endangered Species Act by killing the lynx As well as a protected bird in 2008.
The Augusta City Planning Board heard from the public Tuesday night about a zoning change that could allow for a medical marijuana dispensary to open in the city.City leaders are considering expanding Augusta’s medical district along Old Belgrade Road.In that proposed zone is a building at 10 Middle Road.The company Northeast Patients Group has tagged that a possible spot for a dispensary.The city’s Deputy Development Director says the council has discussed the zone change for the area for a couple of years, well before the idea of a medical marijuana dispensary came up.Board members voted to table the issue until their next meeting.
A little more than $39,000,000 is headed Maine’s way to support 700 education jobs in our state.It’s part of a $10,000,000,000 bill that President Obama signed into law Tuesday night.In total, it will help an estimated 160,000 education jobs nationwide.Another $16,000,000,000 has been allocated to help states fund Medicaid budgets.
The city of Caribou has been found guilty of discrimination by the Maine Human Rights CommissionOn Monday, the commission unanimously agreed that a former Director of Community Development for the town was unlawfully fired while she was on medical leave.In 2006, Mary Walton returned to work on a temporary part-time basis following brain surgery related to an on-going condition.When she attempted to do the same two years later, the City Manager imposed conditions on Walton’s return.When she and her doctor appealed to the manager, she was fired.The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled that the City Manager had motive to get rid of Walton, because of a report she made to the City Council regarding wage discrimination.If the case goes to trial, the city could be forced to re-hire Walton with back pay of more than $100,000, as well as paying damages and legal fees.
While there is already a moratorium in place preventing marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop in Brewer, city councilors met tonight to take the issue one step further at their city council meeting.The councilors passed 4 to 1, a moratorium that would prevent the cultivation of marijuana for dispensaries in the city of Brewer.
A 10-year-old girl who was critically injured at a campground in the town of Lebanon when a tree top fell on a tent she was in, is doing better tonight.Authorities say her condition has been upgraded to serious.She and five other family members were taken to the hospital after strong winds sheared off a tree top which fell on their tent and minivan.The family is from Massachusetts.It took six people to lift the tree and free the girl from the tent.She is part of quadruplets.
A Pakistani man continues to be detained in Maine on an immigration violation while authorities investigate the attempted Times Square car bombing.Mohammad Shafiq Rahman was expected to appear before an immigration judge today in Boston via video link from Portland, where he’s in jail.The immigration hearing was rescheduled for August 24.Rahman, of South Portland, was one of three Pakistani men in New England charged with immigration violations, during the bombing investigation.
Next month, a teenager from Milo will help represent Maine in a national horse riding competition.Fifteen-year old Ashley Shaffer will make the trip to Georgia with her family, and riding partner, “Dixie.”Meghan Hayward has more.” We got her five years ago.