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Local News 3-7-14
Man arrested in infant death
(Bangor) – A baby sitter is charged with manslaughter in this week’s death of the 5-month old boy he was caring for. Bangor police arrested 25-year old Samuel Moore yesterday after an autopsy on little Korbyn Antworth. An ambulance rushed the baby from a residence on Griffin Road to Eastern Maine Medical Center where he died. Moore is held at the Penobscot County Jail.Tremont Cops
(Tremont) – Folks in Tremont have a chance to share their opinion on police coverage. The town currently buys patrol time under a contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. Selectmen are considering a similar arrangement with the Southwest Harbor Police Department. An on-line survey at the town’s website asks folks which option, if any, they prefer. Selectmen will take the results into consideration as they develop next year’s budget.
Sex Crime Plea
(Bangor) – A Holden man faces sentencing after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a minor. 21-year old Allen Richmond appeared yesterday in a Bangor courtroom. Authorities say he tried to lure young girls into sending nude photos over Facebook. He is expected to plead guilty to possessing sexually explicit material next month in return for a 6-month jail term.
(Ellsworth) – A career criminal and notorious art thief from the Boston area visited the old Hancock County jail this week with cameras rolling. The Bangor Daily News reports Myles Conner Jr. broke out of the old lockup about 50-years ago and hid in the attic of the Ellsworth Public Library for a couple of days before authorities caught up with him in Hancock. He used shoe polish and a bar of soap to carve a fake gun to help the jail break. A film crew is creating a documentary of his life.
Darlings/Dow Motors to remain as vacant lot
(Ellsworth) The former Darlings/Dow Motors building will soon be no more. Maine Coast Mall Manager Carl Seaskin tells WNSX, the mall owners decided it was time to tear the building down after the city asked that the “eyesore” be gone. Seaskin says for now, the lot will remain empty and there are no plans for a new business to move in. He also says no new businesses are planned to move into the mall anytime soon as well.
Bangor car thief at large
(Bangor) Police in Bangor say a man stole a car from the Odlin Road Holiday Inn yesterday morning then crashed it a short ways away. Police are asking for the public’s help funding the suspect. Sergeant Cathy Rumsey says the thief swiped the Pontiac GTO from the parking lot, and headed out I-395 at a fast clip, striking another vehicle at the Farm Road exit. The driver of the other car suffered injuries. Police are asking anyone with information about the thief or the person who picked him up after the crash to contact them.
Brown to run for sheriff
Hancock Sheriff’s Detective Alan Brown says he wants to see the department continue
to grow in its services if he’s elected as sheriff. Brown, who will run as
Republican candidate, tells WNSX he has spent 25 years in law enforcement. He
felt because current Sheriff William Clark and Chief deputy Dick Bishop will
not seek election, now was a good time to try for the seat. Brown was born and raised in Hancock, but currently lives in Ellsworth with
his wife and son. He also says he’d like to see the department
participate actively in social media and work on emergency preparedness in
schools. Brown faces Deputy Scott Kane in the GOP primary.
(Gouldsboro) Sumner Memorial High School students staged a protest to express their displeasure over part of a mural that was painted over. The Ellsworth American reports most of the student body refused to leave the gym-cafeteria after their mid morning break on February 25th until the principal explained why a faceless image of a teacher holding a soda bottle with his hand on a female student’s shoulder was painted over during their February vacation. Principal Marianne DeRaps says several adults commented they didn’t like that portion of the mural, taking issue with the soda bottle, the hand on the shoulder, and having just one teacher depicted. The painting was done by two seniors in 2013.
Concession contract under
Sealander to seek County Comissioner
Searsport man out on bail for sex
Searsport man steals beer from former work place
Woman receives benefits from DHHS while working for them
Ellsworth charged with dumping out water bought with EBT ,
returning for deposit
Candidate list narrowed down for Bucksport town manager position
(Bucksport) The candidate list for Bucksport’s open town manager position has been shrunk down from 50 to about 25 candidates. The Ellsworth American reports an executive session is planned for Monday to get town councilors up to date on interview questions. 2 councilors were out of town on vacation. After the meeting, they hope to have the list narrowed down to six to eight candidates. Mayor David Keene says the current list is made up of applicants from all the over the country and state.
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