Power will be out in some parts of downtown Bangor over night Thursday.It’s so Bangor Hydro can work on the underground electrical system.The power will be turned off around midnight and could be out until 6am Friday morning.It will affect some downtown businesses along Water and Broad Streets including the Key Bank Plaza and the Pickering Square Parking Garage.Street lights and traffic lights in that area will be out too.
A former Maine school bus driver is accused of molesting a disabled 6-year-old boy he drove to a camp for children with special needs.The arrest of 45-year-old John Wright of Milton, New Hampshire is linked to videos stored in his computer.Authorities say the sexual assaults took place in July.Kittery police think there might be a second victim from that town.They’re trying to enhance a video to indentify that child.
Old Town High School Students got a jump start to their future Wednesday.The school hosted their fourth annual college and career fair.”We have colleges and careers in the gym and outside for the kids to explore and get some ideas about what they want to do when they leave high school.”More than 40 presenters were on hand for the students, including TV-5.”We have so many graduates that leave and don’t have a plan.
Maine’s Secretary of State released his findings Wednesday from an investigation into potential voter fraud and that report shows barely any evidence of wrongdoing.Secretary of State Charles Summers says his investigation of possible voter fraud didn’t turn up much.
Elder abuse was the topic of a seminar in Bangor Wednesday.Folks from Winterberry Heights, Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the Hammond Street Senior Center took part.Representatives from Spruce Run gave a presentation, pointing out the warning signs of abuse.They say often senior citizens are afraid to ask for help because of the perceived consequences.”The amount of violence against seniors is pretty great.
Investigators say it appears a fire that destroyed two apartments and damaged four others in Bangor’s Capehart neighborhood began outside the rear of two of the units.They’re still looking for the cause of the fire that broke out around 10:30 yesterday morning at the complex on Moosehead Boulevard.Fire officials say it spread to multiple units through a common attic space the apartments share.19 people were displaced by the fire.No one was hurt.
A former plant manager claims Jack DeCoster wanted him to hire Mexican-Americans for his egg operations in Maine because they were willing to do dangerous and demeaning tasks.In his lawsuit, 56-year-old Homero Ramirez, who was born in Mexico and lives in Lewiston, says DeCoster discriminated based on age, race and national origin.
Divers with the Maine Warden Service recovered the body of a man in Big Wood Pond in Jackman this morning.The Warden Service began looking for 59-year old Stephen Coleman of Dennistown after an empty boat was found floating on the water yesterday.Officials say Coleman’s body was found around 9:30 this morning in eight feet of water.Coleman was not wearing a life jacket, although there was one found in the boat.Coleman’s body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a cause of death.