A convicted sex offender was arrested after police say he didn’t update his information in the state’s sex offender registry.Forty-one year old Harold Leathers of Morrill is charged with failing to comply with the registration.The Waldo County Sheriff’s office says Leathers’ picture on the registry was outdated.When they tried to contact him, police say he didn’t respond.Leathers was arrested Monday and taken to Waldo County Jail.He was released on bail, and is scheduled to appear in court in August.
The remains of Sergeant First Class Jason Sargent will arrive back in Maine Thursday evening.A motorcade will travel from Bangor to the Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home in Ellsworth between 5 and 6 Thursday night.Calling hours for Sargent will be Saturday, July 2nd from 4pm to 6pm at the Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home.
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A part of the Oceanarium in Bar Harbor was up in flames Wednesday night.Fire fighters from Bar Harbor, Trenton, and MDI responded.The Maine Lobster Museum section of the Oceanarium was destroyed in the fire.That building housed historical artifacts related to lobstering and even contained live lobsters.The other two buildings that are part of the Oceanarium were not damaged.
A Graduation Ceremony took place in Ellsworth Wednesday evening….and the students had to battle flames to get there.The Hancock County Firefighters Association held it’s Fire Academy graduation in Ellsworth Wednesday.Family and friends gathered to say congratulations to the graduates.It wasn’t an easy road to this diploma.Students had to commit to training every weekend from January until May.That training included everything from live burns to first aid.
A bill to protect military funerals from protestors sailed through the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today.Senator Olympia Snowe is the bill’s sponsor.It would require demonstrators to abide by an increased buffer zone around military funerals, and would increase the quiet time before and after such funerals from one hour to two hours.The legislation was inspired by recent Searsport High School grad Zach Parker who lobbied the senator to do something about protesting at military funerals.
Two harbor seal pups are taking a tour of some of our state’s central inland waterways.Authorities say one harbor seal, estimated to be about six weeks old, appears “fat and happy” and has been feasting on fish in the Sebasticook River in Benton, about 60 miles from the ocean.
The “bake house” oven at Fort Knox is undergoing some much needed repairs.The oven is about 150 years old and was once used to feed soliders staying at the coastal fort.It can cook up to 400 loaves of bread at once.Richard Irons General Contracting and Restoration is working on the project under a contract with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.The company says the most important part of the restoration is keeping history intact, especially since this is the last oven of its kind in the country.Because of the work being done, it is unlikely that the oven will be fired up for the Fourth of July weekend
Big bucks are coming to Bangor for a military project.About $15 million in federal money will be used to build an Army National Guard training center.The project is part of a recently approved military construction bill.$23 million will be spent on an Armed Forces Reserve Center in Brunswick.
USDA Rural Development is recognizing those who help Mainers become home owners.Today Northeast Bank was honored as the “Homeownership Partner of the Year.” The bank partners with the USDA to help provide affordable housing to Mainers.”Without banks, we couldn’t have these guarantees issued.