A man and woman from Brewer were arrested after police say they received an electronic device that contained graphic photos of child pornography.Terrence Pinkham and Katie Dube, both 27, are charged with gross sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a minor.Police say the victim is under the age of twelve.Pinkham’s bail was set at $100,000 and Dube’s is $50,000.The case is expected to go before the grand jury this month.
A lawyer for a Maine home heating company that declared bankruptcy told people who paid for fuel they never received they can expect restitution, but exactly how much is up in the air.At a bankruptcy hearing on Tuesday, David Pinkham of Pinkham’s Corner Fuel in South China laid out his assets, including delivery trucks, propane tanks and even his home.His lawyer told people who prepaid for fuel that a bankruptcy trustee will sell Pinkham’s property and distribute the assets.When that will be and how much they will get is not yet known.The Kennebec Journal, reports that some of Pinkham’s customers expressed sympathy for him, but said their financial situation is just as important as his.Pinkham’s declared bankruptcy last month after years of declining income.
Police are investigating another robbery at an Augusta pharmacy.Police say a man entered the CVS on Stone Street Tuesday night and demanded prescription drugs.They say no weapon was displayed and he fled on foot.This is the second time this year that store has been hit.The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties.
A man from Stockton Springs is in jail on $5,000 bail after police say he fired a gun at a car with two women and at least one small child inside.23-year old Kirt Damon, Jr., is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and wreckless conduct with a firearm.
A public referendum on Auburn’s school budget has ended in a tie.Acting City Clerk Sue Clements-Dallaire says unofficial results for Tuesday’s vote on the $35.9 million budget for the 2012-13 year ended in a 349-349 dead heat.She tells the Sun Journal that if the results hold up, a recount will be held, and if there is still a tie, voters will head back to the polls.The budget included a $66 hike per year in property taxes for a home worth $150,000.Superintendent Katy Grondin called it a “fiscally responsible budget.”Grondin has said that Auburn spends $8,050 per pupil, below the state average of $9,623.
Teams of high school and middle school students will demonstrate their work with robotics and wind-blade design for hundreds of Maine manufacturers.The teams from South Portland, Farmington, Falmouth, Jay, and Livermore Falls area will showcase their skills at the Manufacturers Association of Maine summit, which is being held Wednesday and Thursday at the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum.The Manufacturers Association of Maine represents more than 400 members including industry, associate and affiliate members and students.
Fire destroyed a business in Brooks overnight.Crews from 9 department were called to Baldwin Apple Ladders a little after 11:30 p-m.When they arrived at Hall Hill Road, authorities say the structure was completely engulfed in flames.We’re told it was an old daily barn that had been converted into a shop.
A utility fee plan could soon have Bangor taxpayers seeing an increase in their bills.Tuesday night, Bangor’s Infrastructure Committee got together to talk about the proposal.Under the Clean Water Act, cities and towns across the country have to keep up with guildlines put in place by the federal government.In the 2013 budget, the wastewater treatment plant is asking for a 9.5% increase to the sewer user rate.That money would be used to help the city comply with the Clean Water Act.Councilors say it’s also likely that in the future a stormwater utility fee would be put in place.That fee would depend on how large your property is.Councilor Geoffrey Gratwick explains “If youre the owner of the mall and you have 12 acres of tar, you’re putting much more pollution out than the owner of a small house with a driveway.”Councilors are still discussing what their next step should be.
Letter carriers hope to find much more than mail in mailboxes this weekend.The National Letter Carriers Association, AARP of Maine, and the United Way of Eastern Maine have teamed up once again for their “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.This Saturday, letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food items left at your mailbox or at the post office.The goods will then be donated to local food banks.Food pantries need donations such as canned vegetables and pasta.All you have to do to help out is leave your donation by your mailbox this Saturday, May 12th.
Letter carriers hope to find much more than mail in mailboxes this weekend.The National Letter Carriers Association, AARP of Maine, and the United Way of Eastern Maine have teamed up once again for their “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.This Saturday, letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food items left at your mailbox or at the post office.The goods will then be donated to local food banks.”There’s a lot of help at Christmas because the season brings out the best in people, but then stocks and supplies start to dwindle and so this is an excellent way to refill these shelves so that we are able to give that hand up,” says the Salvation Army Program Director, Mary Mackay.Food pantries need donations such as canned vegetables and pasta.All you have to do to help out is leave your donation by your mailbox this Saturday.
Ten years ago Tuesday, 17-year-old Patty Corbin – a junior at Lee Academy — was killed in a car crash.Since then, the memory of the cross country runner has continued to live on in a yearly event called Patty’s Race.That race has reached a milestone — one her parents call bitter sweet.”Bandanas.
The calendar says summer begins about three weeks into June.In Maine, it begins Memorial Day weekend, especially for businesses hoping to cash in on summertime tourism.In mind your own business, Deb Neuman helps get you ready.Tips:Make sure:-you set your business/financial goals -your marketing strategy is ready to roll- you have the right people on your team, and they are well trained in service!-you plan time for YOU (in advance!)- you have back-ups to cover for you- You remain positive and nimble – adapt as needed!
The Maine Veterans Hospital in Augusta has launched an investigation after patients records were dumped, unshredded into the trash.Hospital spokesman Ryan Lilly told TV5 the Tuesday the documents never left the premises and no personal information was disclosed.
A conference room in Bangor is a far cry away from the streets of Iraq where Randall Liberty spent part of his 24 years in the army, but it’s actually now the ideal setting for him to make a difference from here at home.”We’ve sent a lot of folks off to war, and when they return I think it’s our duty to help them in their transition back,” said Liberty.Liberty, who is now the Kennebec County Sheriff, joined in on a panel discussion focusing on veterans’ issues across the state and country.”If somebody becomes involved in the criminal justice, as a result of their service and trauma that they experienced, they can get consideration for that,” said Liberty.His talking points honed in on the experience he’s had with veterans who wind up behind bars, but the conversation covered much more territory.”We’re actually getting the federal representatives involved, besides local representatives,” said Julie Wilcock of Volunteers of America, the non profit group that organized the event.