It’s day three in the trial of 23-year-old Garrett Cheney of South Berwick.Laura Roberts has been following the trial and joined TV5 News at Noon over the phone with the latest details.He’s accused of killing a University of Maine student with his pick up truck while driving drunk, then taking off.Twenty-year-old Jordyn Bakley of Camden was killed in Orono in January of last year.In court Thursday, the jury heard from two members of the state police evidence response team who found pieces of plastic at the scene of the crime.They believe those pieces belong to the vehicle that struck Bakley.The jury also heard from the staff of two auto shops who say those pieces could have come from the same kind of truck belonging to Cheney.
A Detroit man was arrested early Friday morning and is facing charges of killing his father.According to Maine State Police 33 year old Angelo Licata was arrested at the Waterville Police Department where he was being questioned by detectives.Around 9 Thursday night, the wife of 63 year old Alfred Licata called the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office to report her husband was missing.Police reportedly went to the Licata’s home on Ham Hill Road in Cambridge and found the body of Alfred Licata outside the home on the lawn.Angelo is being held at the Somerset County Jail in Skowhegan.
Let the music begin!KahBattle of the Band takes place Friday night at Peakes Auditorium in Bangor High.It’s the second year for the event.Seven area bands will be competing for an opening spot at the KahBang Music and Arts Festival August 13th.They are Astro Slideshow, Beyond Goodbye, Most of Us Can Stand, nerVzero, Northern Exposure, Legend Has It and The Running Gags.A panel of local celebrity judges as well as shout outs from the audience will determine the winner.The show starts at 7 p.m Friday night Tickets are $5 and all the proceeds go to the United Way of Eastern Maine.
How do you react when disaster strikes?Some area students got the answer when they were told there was a plane crash and they needed to help.Kids participating in Camp Survivor at EMCC this week had a chance to be a part of the simulated disaster.This was the last event in a week packed full of hands-on activities for students interested in pursuing healthcare as a career.Campers had no idea this mock-catastrophe was coming to give a real-life feel to the situation.Camp Survivor wraps up Friday with closing ceremonies, but invites all area students in grades eight and nine to consider attending the week long camp next year.
A local serviceman is being honored at a ceremony in Washington.Gannett Government Media Corparation announced five distinguished honorees today, one from each branch of the armed forces.Capt David CotÃ© of Bangor was nominated as marine of the year.All five honorees are nominated by their peers for embodying the finest qualities of honor, community service, professional performance and dedication representative of the servicemen and women.The other nominees include Soldier of the Year 1SG Monekia Y.
The board of directors of the Finance Authority of Maine approved a $750,000 loan to Lobster Web, LLC to aid with the refurbishment of the former Stinson Cannery in Prospect Harbor.The company acquired the former cannery facility from Bumble Bee Foods, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Hancock County invites you to listen to the sounds of the Mini-Pops.Students of the Pierre Monteux School will will perform a variety of pieces, including a brass rendition of the musical “West Side Story.”The concert is scheduled for Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Maine State Police say it’s sheer luck no one was seriously injured or killed by three teenagers who threw rocks at vehicles on the interstate in Clinton.One driver was injured by broken glass that got into his eyes.Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance says there were five separate rock throwing incidents over the past few weeks, with rocks breaking windshields and side windows.The boys involved are 15, 16 and 17 years old.
Investigations to figure out just why a truck collided with an Amtrak train in Southern Maine could take months to complete.Two probes are under way, one led by the Federal Railroad Administration and one led by the North Berwick Police Dept.The F.R.A., meanwhile, says its investigations typically take six to nine months to complete.The trucker, 35-year-old Peter Barnum of Farmington, New Hampshire was killed in the fiery collision.Investigators say his tractor-trailer left more than 200 feet of skid marks before hitting the train.
It’s day three in the trial of 23-year-old Garrett Cheney of South Berwick.He’s accused of killing a University of Maine student with his pick up truck while driving drunk, then taking off.Twenty-year-old Jordyn Bakley of Camden was killed in Orono in January of last year.In court Thursday, the jury heard from two members of the state police evidence response team who found pieces of plastic at the scene of the crime.They believe those pieces belong to the vehicle that struck Bakley.The jury also heard from the staff of two auto shops who say those pieces could have come from the same kind of truck belonging to Cheney.
After seventeen years on Belfast’s waterfront, an organization will have to find a new home.The Belfast Maskers will be moving out of their building by next summer.The theater group’s home is in need of some major repairs, and the building’s owner, the city of Belfast, doesn’t think it’s a safe place to hold public functions.The Maskers only use it as a storage space now, and say it has too many problems to fix.”It really doesn’t have a foundation.
A spokesman for Governor LePage is calling some of the comments made by former Commissioner of Marine Resources Norm Olsen absurd.Olsen resigned yesterday after meeting with governor sighting in his letter of resignation as one of his reasons that LePage didn’t want to work in the best interest of Portland.LePage spokesman Adam Fisher tells TV-5 that notion is absurd.