Fire fighters in Knox County battled a garage fire early Wednesday morning.Crews were called to Skidmore Road in Washington a little before 1 a.m.We’re told at least five departments helped to keep the flames from spreading to a nearby home.There were no injuries reported and fire fighters cleared the scene around 3 a.m.The building was destroyed.Authorities believe a wood stove is to blame for the blaze.
Bangor Police are looking for a missing Florida fire fighter after finding his abandoned car in a Walmart parking lot.Investigators say 31 year old Jerry Perdomo was last seen Thursday night.His car was found friday morning at Walmart off Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.Perdomo is described as a Puerto Rican man, about 5’11”, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, army fatigue shorts, and black sneakers.If you have any information on the case, you can call Bangor Police at 947-7382
Maple syrup season has arrived early in Maine.Warm temperatures are letting syrup providers tap trees now and get the sap running.Syrup producers say the temperatures need to be in the 20’s at night, and the 40’s by day.That usually happens during late winter and early spring.Even though they’re tapping the trees two weeks earlier than usual, producers believe they’re in for a good year.”When the sun like today hits the trees, it will warm it up, it will start that process of the sap moving up.
Governor LePage approved a request to rename two bridges in Harmony after a family killed in Dexter last year.As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Day, the Governor signed a resolve Tuesday that will officially name one bridge the Amy, Coty Monica Bridge, and another the Remember Me Bridge.The family was shot to death by Amy Lake’s estranged husband, Steven Lake.The Governor also touched upon the domestic violence legislation he plans to unveil Wednesday.He said the bill aims to change, among other things, state bail codes, making it tougher for an abuser behind bars to get out.The law could also require an abuser to wear a monitoring device, which is something that Amy’s parents said could have saved the lives of their daughter and grandchildren.”The monitor system is the only way that will save these victims from this because once he got there nobody could do anything different.
It will be a whole different game for the players inside Hollywood Slots, as the guests will have a new variety and the staff, potentially, new business.The state’s Gambling Control Board unanimously approved a casino license for the facility Tuesday following two months of background checks done by both the board and the Department of Public Safety.”There is a lot of excitement with our customers and with our employees.
Services are being expanded to make travel a little easier for people with disabilities.Penquis’s Lynx program in Bangor was awarded more than 200-thousand dollars in federal funds.The grant will let Penquis provide disabled individuals in the Bangor area transporation at a reduced rate of $2.50 per trip.”For $2.50 each way with the price of gas, I think most residents will be able to afford that but with anything if finance is a problem, give us a call we’ll see what we can do,” said Marcia Larkin, Director of Community Support for Penquis.The grant is good for two years, but Penquis says it intends to renew it to enhance the program down the road.
A Mississippi man accused of attacking a Bangor bowling alley employee with a tire iron was in court Tuesday.30-year-old Randy Barner is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and unlawful possesion of drugs.He was arrested outside of the Family Fun Bowling Alley early Sunday morning.Police say he approached an employee as he was leaving work and demanded to be let inside.Police say when the worker refused Barner took a tire iron from the man’s truck and swung it at him.Corrections officers say they found cocaine on Barner at the Penobscot County Jail.He is being held on 5-thousand dollars bail.
One of the suspects of last week’s deadly home invasion in Hermon was in court Tuesday.Philip McIntyre, 19, is accused of forcing his way into an apartment with Robert Dellairo, 30, and a woman Thursday morning.State police say the man who lived there, Daniel Williams, 24, shot Dellairo in the hip.
It’s that time again for Mainers to enter the moose permit lottery.Applications are now available online at MEFishWildlife.com.You can print out an application to mail in or just enter online through the website.The deadline for paper applications is April 2.
A 24-year-old Maine man says he was in a fight for his life when he shot two Bangor men who forced their way into his apartment, mortally wounding one of them.Daniel Williams says a woman and two men he didn’t know burst into his Hermon apartment about 9 a.m.
Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would exempt police, emergency medical personnel and firefighters from the state’s ban on texting while driving.The Legislature’s Transportation Committee is holding a public hearing Tuesday on the proposal.Maine’s ban on texting while driving went into effect in September.The bill under consideration is sponsored by House Speaker Robert Nutting, who submitted it at the request of law enforcement officers.Nutting’s spokesman tells MaineToday Media he isn’t necessarily sold on the idea, but thinks it’s worth consideration.