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Brunswick man charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals

Brunswick man charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals

A 29-year-old Brunswick man has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly throwing his dog against a wall and abusing the pet on at least two occasions, police officials announced.

Brunswick police Cmdr. Marc Hagan said the suspect, Robert LaChance, was issued criminal summons last Friday after he assaulted Buddy, his male black Labrador retriever mix dog.

Hagan explained that the assault left the dog with multiple wounds, including a broken leg. When police took custody of the pet, he was in a bad condition, with a lot of pain and suffering from broken leg.

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Professional Bull Riders’ BlueDEF Tour coming to Bangor

Professional Bull Riders’ BlueDEF Tour coming to Bangor

The much-awaited Professional Bull Riders' BlueDEF Tour is all set to come to Bangor, thanks to efforts made by the Cross Insurance Center's Joe Imbriaco and others to attract the 'high-energy' bull riding tour to the city.

The Professional Bull Riders' BlueDEF Tour is coming to Bangor at 8 p. m. on Friday and 7 p. m. on Saturday. The Cross Insurance Center's general manager Imbriaco said he worked on attracting the tour to the city for a couple of years.

Bangor author’s new children’s book blends historical facts and creative fiction

Bangor author’s new children’s book blends historical facts and creative fiction

Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs' new children's book "Therese Makes a Tapestry" blends historical facts and creative fiction to produce a really engaging tale.

The storey takes the reader back to the Gobelins Manufactory in 17th century Paris, where young Therese lives with her family engaged in winding yarns for artisans to apply in tapestries.

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Two of three people arrested in Bangor on drug charges remain jailed

Two of three people arrested in Bangor on drug charges remain jailed

Two of three people arrested last Thursday in Bangor on drug charges remained as of Tuesday at the Penobscot County Jail as they failed to post cash bails.

Wanda Wyman, a 53-year-old resident of Bangor and Monique Nichols, a 24-year-old resident of Hudson, were arrested and charged with aggravated heroin trafficking, a Class A felony. In a separate case, 24-year-old Eric Maia of Waterbury, Connecticut, was arrested in the city on drug charges.

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Mars Hill woman pleads guilty to federal charge of bath salts distribution

Mars Hill woman pleads guilty to federal charge of bath salts distribution

A Mars Hill woman accused of selling bath salts pleaded guilty on Monday to a federal charge of conspiracy to possess and distribute bath salts, a sort of synthetic drugs with mood-altering and stimulant properties.
U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced on Monday that 45-year-old Leda Giggey pleaded guilty the federal charge in U.S. District Court in Bangor, admitting that she possessed the banned substances with intent to sell them.

Prosecutors told the judge that Giggey ‘knowingly’ and ‘intentionally’ participated in the conspiracy.

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Strong voter turnout for GOP Caucus in Bangor

Strong voter turnout for GOP Caucus in Bangor

Republicans from nearly three dozen towns and cities packed the Peabody Hall of Husson University on Saturday to cast their votes for the Republican presidential nominee.

The Penobscot County Republican Committee’s chairman, Lee Jackson, said it was a ‘strong’ turnout, adding that he was really excited to witness such a large number of voters coming to support the GOP presidential candidate.

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Therapy pig Snuffles delights senior citizens at Bangor facility

Therapy pig Snuffles delights senior citizens at Bangor facility

Therapy pig Miss Snuffles’ recent arrival at an assisted living facility in Bangor was met with unprecedented eagerness and hope.

More than one and a half dozen senior women and residents at of the Bangor Phillips-Strickland House watched the 185-pound porker with rapt attention as the household pet made her leisurely way across the dining room floor and into the circle of chairs in the activities room.

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