A Levant man has been indicted by a Penobscot County Grand Jury, accused of assaulting and robbing his elderly father.Fred Ward, 31, is charged with burglary, robbery, aggravated assault and kidnapping.Police say he was taken into custody in November, when officers went to check on Ward’s father.The man was found with serious injuries to his head and face.Ward remains behind bars on 100-thousand dollars cash bail.
(AP) A lawyer for the Maine man accused of burning down a coffee shop that employed topless servers has asked a judge to dismiss the charges.Raymond Bellavance’s attorney asked a judge in Kennebec County Superior Court on Wednesday to dismiss arson charges because prosecutors had not disclosed all the evidence gathered about the fire at the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro in June 2009.
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Hot chocolate may be the drink of choice for winter, but kids are already looking forward to a refreshing summer time staple.After a successful year in Portland, the entrepreneurial program, Lemonade Day Maine, is moving to Bangor.Wednesday, the group held an informational session for both kids and community leaders.Lemonade Day is an event that teaches kids how to become the next generation of entrepreneurs.This year’s Lemonade Day will be Sunday, June 3rd.
Jackman is getting federal money for its health center.The money comes from the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Affordable Care Act.The planning process on where to direct those funds will begin Wednesday night at a community forum.Representatives from the Maine Primary Care Association and the Health Reach Community Health Centers will be speaking.The forum is Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Forest Hills Consolidated School on Main Street in Jackman.
Dozens of UMaine graduate programs were on display Wednesday.The University held it’s first ever Graduate and Professional School Fair.It was a chance for those interested in pursuing a Master’s degree to check out some of the programs UMaine has to offer.With the economy the way it is now, the Dean of the Graduate School says they expect an increase in enrollment.For more information, you can head over to the University’s website at umaine.edu and click on graduate school.
The panel assigned to reforming the Land Use Regulation Commisson will meet again Thursday in Bangor.It will be the sixth meeting to discuss the future of the LURC.It will take place at Wellman Commons at the Bangor Masonic Center on Union Street starting at 10am and should wrap up by 4pm.This is the last of the scheduled meetings.The 13 member reform commission needs to wrap up its work by the middle of December and its recommendations are due by January 4th.The public is welcome to attend Thursday’s meeting.
Wednesday was a big day for the Maine Community College System.The system acquired the Brunswick Naval Air Station property.The property has five buildings and twenty acres of land and is home to the new midcoast campus of Southern Maine Community College.SMCC is one of the fastest growing community colleges in New England.School officials say this expansion will let them enroll even more students.” As a campus, a chance to attract new businesses that come in there.
It took police less than two hours Tuesday night to locate a psychiatric patient who escaped from a Bangor hospital.Officials say Ananda Corey, 36, was arrested for theft in Aroostook County, then was taken to the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor.He complained of chest pain and was taken to the emergency room at St.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the theft of home heating oil.Adam Gray, 23, of Swanville, Jonathan McCue, 23, of Knox and Joseph Bailey, 25, of Knox were arrested after Belfast Police were told about a suspicious vehicle at the home of a woman who recently died.Police say when they arrived on scene the three men ran into the woods, leaving some of their belongings behind, including a collection of five gallon gas cans.All three are free on bail.
A Monroe man has been arrested after police say he dragged a woman with his car Tuesday afternoon in the Belfast co-op parking lot.Timothy Moody, 20, is charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct and driving to endanger.Police say a 24-year-old woman was leaning into Moody’s car window when he began calling her names, grabbed her arm then drove off.The woman suffered bumps and bruises to her arm and right side.Moody was taken to Waldo County Jail.
A man convicted of robbing a Bangor Savings Bank in March is headed to prison for eight years.Donald Turner, 41, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.Turner was on probation for two robbery convictions from 2006 when he robbed the bank on Broadway in Bangor.A federal judge sentenced Turner to six years behind bars for the most recent robbery, and two more for violating his probation.He was also ordered to pay more than $3,000 in restitution for what he did.
Some modern day teaching methods don’t require a teacher at all.”It’s definitely something about ten years ago you would just dream of seeing,” said Dustin Howard, a student at Penobscot Job Corps Academy.Howard came to find out that, in some cases, a learning environment with no books can teach the best lessons of all.”I didn’t know a thing about welding when I got here.”Welding 101 isn’t really an option at Penobscot Job Corps.Instead, the vocational school puts you right to work by simulating what a day on the job would be like.”It shows people who do not know how to weld exactly what the main idea is.
Staff and volunteers at the Hospice Volunteers of Waterville will be helping folks honor the lives of loved ones who have passed at a special ceremony.The public is invited to their Lights of Life and garden lighting ceremony Thursday night.The event runs from 4:30-7:30 at the Hospice Community Center located at 304 Main Street in Waterville.Anyone who makes a donation of any amount will get to write the name of their loved one on a snowflake that will be displayed in the facility.For more information or to buy a snow flake you can call 873-3615.