State Police is asking for the public’s help identifying a man whose body was found in Stacyville on November 4th.The badly decomposed body was found by deer hunters in woods off Route 11.The State Medical Examiner’s Office says there are no signs of foul play and estimate the man may have died in early September.The man is believed to be in his 50’s, about 5’9” and weighing 150 pounds.He was wearing a blue and white knit cap with the name Chris knitted into the designHe had khaki pants, a blue and white plaid button down, long sleeve shirt and white New Balance sneakers.Also with the body was a black briefcase with three empty juice and water bottles inside, bug spray anda brown sweater.Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call Maine State Police in Houlton at 532-5400.
A woman accused of robbing a bank in Bangor pleaded guilty to the charges on Wednesday.25-year-old Matisha Pitts has been held without bail since her arrest last July.Last week, Pitts entered a not guilty plea in a US District Court.On Wednesday, she pleaded guilty in a federal court.According to court documents, Pitts handed a note to a teller at a Bangor Savings Bank on State Street.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month.According to the March of Dimes, one in eight babies are born prematurely each year.We take you inside the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit at Eastern Maine Medical Center, where babies are cared for in their most vulnerable moments.”Leaving the hospital and having to leave your child there, that’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my whole life,” said Amanda Pate, who had two sons born premature.
Drug officials say they’ve uncovered evidence of a methamphetamine laboratory in northern Maine.The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency removed garbage bags full of items used to make methamphetamine from a wooded area in Houlton.Agents then searched two nearby homes where they seized chemicals, solvents and other items used to make the drug.Two arrests have been made.
Tonight Brewer welcomed some familiar and new faces to its city council.The council swore in two members, and announced who will replace Archie Vearow as mayor.Vearow passed the torch on to Joseph Farris, and then became a council member along with newcomer Kevin O’Connell.O’Connell won the most votes in the City Council election earlier this month.
Old Town City councilors have a new place to call home, and this time it’s permanent.After nearly twenty years of moving around, Old Town City Hall can call the former Bangor Savings Bank building home.Something officials are excited about.City Hall used to only occupy the second floor of the establishment.Old Town bought the building in November of 2009 and renovated and expanded to the first floor as well.
A recount on the casino question on this month’s ballot will have to wait until next month.The Secretary of State’s Office says election recounts for legislative seats will be tackled first, then the casino issue.Two anti-casino groups called for the recount.The numbers from election day show the casino question passing by about 5,000 votes.
A local radio personality is camping out in the Hannaford parking lot in Brewer for a good cause.Z-107.3 is collecting turkeys for Manna Ministries as part of the “Free the Z” turkey drive.Tuesday morning’s rain didn’t stop people from helping the community.
An Adult Treatment Program in Washington County is helping folks turn their lives around.Monday night we went behind the scenes at drug court.Meghan Hayward now shares some success stories from the program.Several graduates of the program say they can’t thank drug court enough.They say it saved their lives.Bobbi-Sue Kierstead started using drugs and alcohol at a young age.Kierstead says it eventually led to stealing and landed her in jail.”While I was in jail, I heard a young woman that came in and she had been in drug court and was praising the program.
Bangor Hydro Electric crews noticed something missing from city streets this week.The copper ground wires attached to several utility poles throughout Brewer and Orrington were stolen.The company says tampering with the wires is unsafe.It will cost about $150 to replace each wire.Bangor Hydro is still counting up just how many wires were stolen.
Low income households in Maine are expected to receive an average of $553 in heating assistance this winter.Maine Housing Director Dale McCormick says about 64,000 households are expected to be helped by the federal government’s low income home energy assistance program, or LIHEAP.This year’s benefit is far below last winter’s average payout of $844, but McCormick says it’s more in line with historic levels of funding.28-Million dollars in LIHEAP funding is budgeted for Maine this winter.
Passenger traffic was up 19% at Bangor International Airport last month, compared to a year ago.Airport Director Rebecca Hupp says nearly 3,900 passengers went through the airport in October.She says airlines added capacity to and from Bangor.Hupp says Bangor’s numbers are in line with airport passenger counts nationwide, which have been slowly growing in recent months.