A man accused of unlawfully possessing guns will be released on bail.According to a federal court clerk, 43-year-old Michael Demaria of Parkman will be released today.The FBI found no illegal firearms at Demaria’s home during a raid last week.But a court affidavit shows police did find weapons concealed in the walls of his home when it was searched back in January.He was supposed to have turned over all firearms following an order of protection against him.Demaria’s attorney argued that his client’s most recent charges are from January and he has had no issues since then.
A Bangor man has been found guilty of causing a standoff with police.In US District Court Tuesday night, a jury decided 34-year-old Shawn Nobrega was guilty as charged.Police say he was the center of a 6 hour standoff last October on Main Street, near the Hampden town line.Nobrega was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.His sentencing will take place sometime this August.
The Maine woman who found the body of a 6-year-old boy beneath a blanket on a South Berwick back road is going to help officiate at his funeral in Texas.Linda Gove, who has worked as a missionary in Africa, will reportedly officiate Saturday at the funeral of Camden Hughes at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, along with Pastor Bill Skaar.Gove discovered Camden’s body May 14.Camden’s mother, 42-year-old Julianne McCrery, of Irving, Texas, was arrested in Massachusetts on May 17 and charged in New Hampshire with second-degree murder in her son’s death.
There are some new patients at the Houses School of Nursing.Thanks to a Federal Grant, the school was able to purchase a new family of patient simulators.The equipment was showcased Tuesday to a packed house of healthcare professionals and members of the community.From expectant mothers…
RSU 20 union teachers and school board members aren’t seeing eye to eye on contract negotiations.The union representing RSU 20 teachers issued a public statement earlier this month claiming that contract negotiations between the parties had come to a stand still over $16,000 dollars.But the school board negotiating committee says that number is way off.The school board says the difference between the two sides for the three year contract they are negotiations is more like $590,000 dollars.The next step in the negotiation process is the fact finding phase, which will take place on June 2nd.
House democrats fought today to pass a measure to raise the minimum wage by $.50, but were defeated by a 77-69 vote against the measure.The current minimum wage is Maine is $7.50 an hour, or about $15,600 a year.The bill would have raised the rate by $.25 in October and an additional $.25 a year later.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 34% of Maine workers earned minimum wage or slightly higher in 2008.Republicans rejected the measure, saying workers were not barred from asking employers for a raise and suggested that the increase would be damaging for low-wage payers.
A Chelsea selectwoman accused of organizing a kickback scheme appeared in court today.Carole Swan is charged with aggravated forgery, improper compensation for services and attempted theft.Prosecutors say she organized a kickback involving the purchase of road sand for the town.People who live in Chelsea voted to pay for an investigation into allegations of misconduct at the town office after her arrest.Swan says she was conducting her own investigation of the town contracts.
An Augusta man accused of rape and several other charges in Knox County will have them all handled in one trial.According to the District Attorney, a Superior Court justice has decided that Bradley Lemay will have all of his crimes heard together.Among the charges are gross sexual assault, tampering with the victim after the crime, and trying to escape from jail.The D.A.
For Kristy Huff and the hundreds of millions of users on Facebook, it’s redefined the way she communicates with her friends but for some people it’s the only way they do.”I have a couple of friends and we’ll just be sitting in the middle of lunch or something and they’re on Facebook.