A Turner man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting his wife because he thought she was having an affair.Brian Nichols apologized and asked for forgiveness in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Thursday for killing Jane Tetreault in their Turner home in May 2010.
Outer Union Street on the Bangor/Hermon town line is closed to traffic at this hour while emergency crews attend to a car crash that has cost the life of at least one person.Inbound traffic is being diverted onto the Billings Road, while outbound is being sent down the Davis Road.Authorities said just before 8 a.m.
More than 300 Key Bank employees took a half day from work to give back to their communities.Branches closed at noon Thursday throughout the state so employees could volunteer for community service projects…11 employees from the Bangor branch volunteered at the Penobscot Theatre.They helped the company clean, paint and reorganize the theater.This was the 22nd year for Key Bank’s neighbors make a difference day.
The Hannaford Supermarket chain says all seafood sold in its stores in the northeast is now documented as sustainable.The Scarborough-based chain has a fairly new policy to document seafood as coming from fisheries governed by science-based management plans.A company official says the policy has led to the removal of dozens of seafood products from its store shelves because the suppliers didn’t meet the sustainability guidelines.
Senator Susan Collins says she doesn’t believe the secret service prostitution scandal was an isolated incident.She’s the ranking republican of the Homeland Security Committee.At a hearing Wednesday, she questioned Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan about the scandal that broke in Colombia last month in advance of a visit to that nation by the president.Nine secret service members have been dismissed from the agency.Collins says she’s concerned because two of them were supervisors with years of experience.Senator Joe Lieberman says records show 64 instances of complaints of sexual misconduct made against secret service employees in the last five years.
A Milford man accused of leading police on a high speed chase says he’s not guilty.Zachary Ladd, 21, was in court Thursday.Police say he led them on a chase from Orono to Bangor in March and wound up being seriously injured when he crashed the jeep he was driving.Charges against him include OUI, criminal speeding, driving to endanger, and eluding police.He’s due back in court July 9th.
Seven cars were involved in two separate accidents between Union Street and Broadway on I-95 in Bangor Thursday night.State Police tell us traffic was slow moving at the off-ramp on Broadway when a blue Pontiac abruptly stopped causing a chain reaction involving two other cars and a pick-up.The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital for neck pain.No charges were filed.While State Police were dealing with that accident, a second accident happened near Union Street when the driver of a pickup truck rear-ended a car sending it into a second car.The husband of the occupent of one of the cars was charged with assault after he arrived on scene and got into an altercation with the driver of the pickup.No one was injured in that crash.
Oakland Police have determined that a device believed at first to be a pipe bomb that was left on the steps of a church yesterday, was left there accidentally.Oakland Police Captain Rick Stubbert said they now know who left it there and they’ve determined there was no malicious intent.