Forty-four-year-old David Bowen of Portland pleaded guilty yesterday to the murder of Kenneth ":Butch": Conrick of Gary, Indiana. As part of a plea agreement, Bowen faces up to 50 years in prison. He’ll be sentenced October 7th.
Commercial harvesters are being barred from landing Atlantic herring in the western half of the Gulf of Maine during certain periods of September, a move aimed at averting an early closure of the area.
Bangor’s planning board OK’d a plan to build a new parking garage on the State St. campus.
The plan calls for a four-story garage that would add about 650 parking spaces next to the current garage.
The plan is being published in Wednesday’s Federal Register.
It calls for applying the endangered species designation to Atlantic Salmon from the Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Penobscot Rivers.
The fish are already listed at the Dennys, along with Cove Brook and the East Machias, Machias, Pleasant, Narraguagus, Ducktrap, and Sheepscot Rivers.
Theyinstalled motion detectors and surveillance equipment at several power substationsdiscovering several copper wire thefts in recent weeks at power substations in northern Maine. The utility said thieves have also targeted copper grounding wires attached to homes.
One of the options being considered is shortening the school week from five days to four.
Under the current guidelines, Maine students have to go to school at least 175 days a year, but Senator Nancy Sullivan has introduced emergency legislation that would change that measurement from days to hours.
The Katahdin paper company has halted production, making it’s last ton of paper Tuesday morning.
Company officials have been talking about closing the mill for some time, due to high oil prices. They say it’s simply become too expensive to run the mill.
Police say Richard Dunham and his family discovered a safe was stolen when they came home Monday morning.
Dunham’s family owns Merl Sam Dunham well drilling of Corinth.
Dunham is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
A law passed by the Legislature earlier this year is modeled after a Bangor ordinance.
Maine’s statewide law outlaws smoking in cars while youths under 16 are present. The law authorizes $50 fines for violations, but for the first year police may issue only warnings.
Town Councilor Scott Gonya, who’s also a millworker, says the town should consider using eminent domain to seize the mill and its generators, and turn the generators into a public utility.
As of Monday, fees increased by $10 for vehicle registrations, vanity license plates and titles.
Don Cookson of the secretary of state’s office said the added fees will generate revenue to support bridge and road maintenance.
Once again, TV5 teamed up with the muscular dystrophy association for our yearly effort to raise money for Jerry’s Kids.
Locally, you contributed $308,74 to fight the disease.
In all, the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day telethon raised a record $65 million across the country.
Nearly two dozen former prisoners of war from Maine are being honored this weekend with Silver Star Honorable Service Medals.
Gov. John Baldacci presented the awards to 17 former POWs from World War Two, the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Southbound traffic’s going to be heavy as holiday weekend tourists head out of Maine.
The turnpike says about 158,000 vehicles are expected to travel the toll highway on Monday, with a large share of them exiting the state between noon and 8:00 p.m.
Searchers have found an 8-year-old girl who was missing after wandering into a rugged region of western Maine.
State Warden Service spokeswoman Deb Turcotte says Leah Cuetara, who had been missing since Saturday morning, was found at about 1:50 p.m. Sunday.
Alittle girl reported missing in Bangor Friday has been found safe and sound.
9-year old Haley Stratton was reported missing Friday evening.
She hadn’t been seen since 4pm on Clinton street in Downtown Bangor.
A man from Oakland is in jail after police say he fired a shotgun into a Waterville home where four people were sleeping.
It happened just after 4 am.
Police received calls that a man was outside a house on Kennebec street and had fired a gun several times.
Members of a team of forensic experts
looking into a 28-year-old murder case say they have found
unspecified items worth following up on by re-examining evidence
and the body of a 16-year-old girl that was exhumed Thursday.
More than 100 school districts in 16
states have decided to go with four-day school weeks. Now, a Maine
legislator is pushing the idea in hopes of cutting heating and
NOAA’s Fisheries Service announced Friday that the conversion date has been pushed back, from October until April 5, 2009. The rule change is intended to protect whales from becoming entangled in the ropes.