A Maine man has pleaded guilty to two counts in what authorities in western Pennsylvania alleged was a kidnapping and sexual assault on a couple in Allegheny National Forest.The Erie Times-News says 37-year-old Mike Beaulieu, of Anson, Maine, pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence in the August 2010 attack on a couple visiting the Kinzua Point Information Center.The paper says he faces a possible sentence of 37 years to life according to federal sentencing guidelines detailed in court in Erie.U.S.
Mayors of 10 of Maine’s largest cities are announcing a coalition to push for jobs and economic development.The mayors of Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, Portland, Saco, South Portland, Waterville and Westbrook plan to announce their coalition Thursday in the State House.They will also present a statement of principles that will be a guide for their work and set forth an agenda for the remaining weeks of the legislative session.Mayors have already been vocal on at least one topic: the state budget.They say Governor Paul LePage’s proposal to change the way general assistance money is distributed would shift costs to property taxpayers and increase homelessness.Portland Mayor Michael Brennan says the plan calls for the most far-reaching change to Maine’s General Assistance funding in two decades.
Maine Realtors say homes sales were up by nearly 30 percent in February, compared to the same month a year ago.Figures from the Maine Real Estate information System, a statewide multiple listing system, show 624 single-family homes were sold in February, a 29.5 percent increase over the number sold in February 2011.Meanwhile, the median sales price dropped by nearly 6 percent, to $149,900 last month.
An 18-year-old Owls Head man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a June car crash that claimed the life of his 17-year-old passenger.State police say Evan Altiero was the driver of a sports car that crashed on Route 73 in South Thomaston shortly before midnight on June 20.
One man was taken to a hospital and could be facing several charges after a high speed chash that led to a crash in Bangor .Police say they responded to an accident in Orono around 2:30 Wednesday morning.We’re told the driver, 21-year-old Zachary Ladd of Milford, led police on a high speed chase into Bangor until he lost control of what we’re told is a stolen SUV on Essex Street.Police say Ladd totalled the vehicle and was only semi-conscious when he was found.
With all of the beautiful weather this week, the folks at Nickyâ€™s Cruisin’ Dinner in Bangor decided to start one of their spring traditions early this year.Antique car owners came out to this year’s first Cruise Night.This is the earliest that Nickyâ€™s has cleared the parking lot for car owners to roll in and show off their toys.The weekly event normally starts in May, but with the weather as nice as it was, it just seemed like the right time to get the show rolling.Everyone is welcome to join in the fun every Wednesday night, starting at 4:30.
The premiere of a movie about teen depression was held at Husson University’s Gracie Theater Wednesday night.The film “The Road Back” stars local students and was written and directed by Hermon High School Sophomore Faith Bishop.She got help from the non-profit group “Project Aware” and Acadia Hospital, which produced the film.Bishop says it’s been a long road, but she’s happy to finally see the movie on the big screen.Wednesday’s premiere was a sold out show, but you can catch the movie on TV-5 on Saturday April 14th at 7PM and then again on Sunday April 22nd at 10 in the morning right on the CW.
A man from Norridgewock is facing drug trafficking charges after police raided his home Tuesday.Police say they found more than a pound of marijuana, 15 marijuana plants, oxycodone, suboxone, guns, drug paraphernalia and cash at 19-year old Dakota Turcotte’s home on Rt.
Fire officials say there is too much damage to the Emery Lee and Sons Cement Plant to determine a cause.The East Millinocket family business went up in flames Friday.Officials say the back of the building was already on fire by the time they got on scene.
FAA Officials are investigating a plane crash in Belfast.The pilot decided to try an emergency landing on Route 52 Tuesday night.Authorities say flight instructor, 31-year-old Nathan Jordan, and a 17-year-old student were enroute from Bar Harbor to Portland when the Cessna developed engine and electrical problems.We’re told Jordan took over for the student with the intention of landing at Belfast Municipal Airport.He fell short and touched down on Route 52 instead.Belfast Police Chief, Mike McFadden says it attracted several spectators.”There were some people that were curious.
While many are happy with the summer-like weather, gardening experts worry it could push things along too fast.They fear everything will start to blossom and then be hit with a frost.They say it’s a great time to do some spring pruning and soil testing.
Greyhound is pulling out of the Bangor bus terminal.A manager at the Bangor depot says they got a letter in the mail Tuesday from Greyhound in Dallas, Texas, notifying them April 15th would be the last day at the Main Street location.Greyhound has used that terminal for more than sixty years.
A jury in Dover-Foxcroft has found a woman from Brownville guilty of giving marijuana and alcohol to her daughter’s 13-year-old friends.37-year-old Tanya Donnelly was convicted on seven counts Wednesday afternoon, including aggravated furnishing of marijuana, furnishing of alcohol to minors and endangering the welfare of a child.Donnelly took the stand Wednesday, along with her daughter, to deny the charges.
A man from New York arrested on drug charges in Somerset County made his first court appearance Wednesday.Police say Donald Banks, 25, is believed to have brought drugs into the Skowhegan-Waterville area.Police arrested Banks Tuesday night after they say they found oxycodone and crack cocaine on Banks as he was getting out of a taxi on East Front Street in Skowhegan.Banks is charged with possessing and selling oxycodone and crack.