We’re learning more about Monday’s robbery at a Bangor Rite-Aid.Police say the robber handed a pharmacist a note demanding drugs and claimed he had a bomb.It happened at the Rite-Aid at the intersection of Union and Fourteenth streets.Police say a man was at the drive thru window and handed the worker a note demanding drugs and saying he had a bomb.We’re told the robber took off with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, a blue/gray sweatshirt backwards with the hood up over the face.
An accident tore down support wires in Glenburn Wednesday morning.It happened at around 8 at the intersection of Phillips Road and Ohio Street.Maine State Police say the driver of a Time Warner Cable utility truck missed a stop sign approaching Phillips Road.The truck hit a dump truck that was turning off of Phillips Road.Police say this should remind drivers to pay attention on the road.”Check to see what signage is available, whether it’s a yield sign or a stop sign.
Pittston’s animal control officer says two raccoons in town this spring have tested positive for rabies.Officer Ross Boardman said the first incident occurred on March 2 and the second on May 14.He tells the Kennebec Journal, that no humans were exposed in either case.In the first incident, a raccoon went into a barn.
In an effort to avoid a repeat of last winter when the lack of natural snow kept skiers off the slopes, Sugarloaf ski area has announced plans to install 300 new energy-efficient snow-making machines.Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin says a $300,000 grant from Efficiency Maine will help the $1 million project.He tells the Morning Sentinel, that with improved snowmaking, Sugarloaf will be able to prevent low snowfall totals from harming not only its own business but dozens of others that rely on the tourists who visit the Carrabasset Valley resort each year.He said Sugarloaf normally has 40 to 60 trails open by Christmas.
A realty group says home sales in Maine have gone up for the ninth straight month.The Maine Association of Realtors says home sales rose by nearly 9 percent in April while the median sales price increased more than 4 percent, to $167,950.The group says home sales nationally rose about 10 percent in April, while the median sales price also increased by about 10 percent.For the three-month period from February through April, Cumberland County had the highest median sales price in Maine, at $215,500.
This Memorial Day Monday, May 28th, Sunbury Village will host a day “Honoring Our Heroes.”The festivities kick off at 11am with an honor guard, and continue until 4pm with various activities including speakers, a bounce house for the kids from The Maine Jump, and live music.Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children.For more information, call 262-9600.
A Kennebec County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy was alledgedly dragged about 35-feet when his hand got caught in a car window in an attempt to arrest 33-year-old Angie May Soucy of Belgrade at a traffic stop.Deputy Nathan McNally had Soucy pull over after he noticed the car she was driving had illegally attached plates.According to police, after discovering Soucy had given him a false name, she refused to get out of her vehicle.When the deputy reached through the window to unlock the door, Soucy sped off, dragging deputy McNally with her.The deputy managed to free himself from the vehicle, then arrested Soucy at gunpoint after her vehicle got stuck in a ditch.After the arrest, Soucy was found to have a total of ten outstanding warrants.She now faces several new charges, including reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.Soucy is being held at the Kennebec County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.Deputy McNally was not seriously injured.
Small businesses found out ways to protect themselves against identity theft at a seminar in Bangor.Michael Magalski hosted the seminar at Husson University, he’s a 29-year veteran of the United States Secret Service.The agency is working with the office of the Secretary of State to help business owners and managers learn how to be alert to risks and how to respond to security breaches.Magalski says cases of identity theft are on the rise.According to the National Association of Secretaries of State, criminals commit identity theft crimes by gaining access to bank accounts and credit cards.
Police divers found the body of a missing man in Portland Harbor Tuesday.Nathan Bihlmaier, 31,was a native of Kansas living in Cambridge, MA and was about to graduate from Harvard Business School.He was in Portland celebrating with friends when, police say, he was kicked out of bar early Sunday morning in Portland’s Old Port District for being drunk.His body was found around noon Tuesday.Bihlmaier’s wife is pregnant with their first child.He was due to graduate Thursday.
Eight people in Central Maine accused of running a cocaine and oxycodone drug ring pleaded not guilty in federal court in Bangor Tuesday.Two others charged in the case are scheduled to appear Wednesday.They are:Maurice McCray – age 31 – Waterville/FarmingtonTara Pelletier – age 31 – WatervilleRodney Lacroix – age 23 – WatervilleJustin Lacroix – age 25 – Waterville Jesse Jones – age 24 – WatervilleJoshua Blodgett – age 20 – SkowheganSaul Hernandez – age 24 – AugustaPatrick Hanson – age 21 – WinslowBenjamin Lemieux – age 30 – WinslowCassandra Ware – age 22 – FarmingtonThe U.S.