A man who caused a standoff at the Indian Hill Trading Post and Supermarket in Greenville will spend 120 days behind bars.54 year old Lonnie Gould was sentenced Wednesday in Piscataquis County Superior Court.In August of 2008, Gould walked into the store with a shotgun and threatened to kill himself and others.He pleaded guilty last March to charges of robbery and criminal threatening.In addition, Gould was placed on probation for four years.
John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor is hoping to welcome students from around the world.They’re launching a boarding program and hope to welcome their first students in the fall of 2011.They did some research on private schools in New England that offer dorms for students.
A new study says Maine ranks eighth in the nation when it comes to children at risk of hunger.The study was done by the group Feeding America.The ConAgra Foods Foundation has partnered with Feeding America for more than 15-years in the fight to end hunger.ConAgra recently committed 10-million more dollars to help fight hunger in children.
If you’ll be traveling through old town Friday morning you might be delayed.A funeral for Staff Sergeant Brandon Silk, who was killed in Afghanistan last week, is being held at 10 am.Portions of Fourth Street will be blocked off between Center Street and Stillwater Ave between 8 and noon.You’re advised to take an alternate route during that time if you can.
Michael Littlefield, the Brooks man charged with murdering his wife last week, continues to be held without bail in the Kennebec Jail.Littlefield appeared in a Belfast courtroom Thursday for what was supposed to be a bail hearing.His attorney, Richard Hartley, asked the court to continue the hearing on a day-to-day basis.Hartley says he needs time to learn more about Littlefield, his family, and the case in general before he can think about asking for bail.”I think it’s fair to say he’s subdued and beyond that I look forward to learning more about him and getting to know him a little better as I get to know more about the case,” said Richard Hartley, attorney for Littlefield.Court records show Littlefield admitted to killing his wife, 49-year-old Debbie Littlefield to his sister and a friend.An autopsy shows Debbie Littlefield died from a gunshot wound to the head.Michael Littlefield is expected to be in court again sometime in August.
Owen Bucklin pleaded not guilty in a Waldo County courtroom Thursday to charges that he threatened to kill a woman over money.According to police, Bucklin, 48, pushed in an apartment door while looking for a man he who reportedly owed him money.When Bucklin found that the man wasn’t home, police say he threatened to kill the man’s girlfriend, who was in the apartment at the time.Bucklin requested a court appointed attorney Thursday.
The Isaac Farrar Mansion will not be available for the public to rent for the next three years because of the consolidation of the Bangor Y’s Hammond and Second Street locations.The Second Street location does not have enough space for offices.So the mansion will now house the finance and administration offices.The Care and Comfort Connections group will remain in the mansion as it always has.CEO Mike Seile says all businesses that use the mansion were notified last December so they could make other plans.Seile says because the mansion is on the National Historic Preservation they will not alter the building in any way.Once construction on the new facility on Second Street is complete, the Isaac Farrar Mansion will open back up to the public.
A Pittsfield man pleaded not guilty to a cultivation of marijuana charge in Somerset County District Court Wednesday morning.Jim Fowler suffers from degenerative disc disease.Currently, with a signed note he is able to legally grow six marijuana plants.He also claims he is a legitimate caregiver who provides marijuana to three patients.During a raid of Fowler’s home in May, 19-plants were taken because police say fowler failed to provide adequate documentation for having the marijuana for his patients.Six plants were left with fowler because he did provide his medical information.Fowler’s trial is set for August 18th.