Bangor Police arrest man for stabbing

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor Police arrested a man in connection to a stabbing in Bangor that happened around 10:05 p.m. Thursday night. 

Witnesses told police that Terence Lawhorn, 40, and Janae Tapley, 23, were fighting before the stabbing and Lawhorn hit Tapley. Lawhorn allegedly slashed the tires on Tapley's vehicle to prevent her from leaving, and then Tapley used a razor scooter to break the windows out of the truck. Witnesses said Tapley ran into the house to get away from Lawhorn, and then Lawhorn tackled Tapley and then they heard Tapley yell, "he just stabbed me," according to documents. 

Man who murdered wife on Christmas to be sentenced

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Christopher Saenz, the man found guilty of murdering his wife, Hilary Saenz back on Christmas day 2013 will be sentenced Friday. 

Back on July 6 a judge weighed all of the factual findings and determined Hilary Saenz did not have a seizure disorder, like the defense team had stated.

"The court carefully considered all of the facts and she understood what was going on in that household. We are very satisfied with the verdict. The family is glad that Hilary's death was seen for what it was. This was an act of domestic violence, multiple acts of domestic violence and they're very happy with the results," said Assistant Attorney General, Deborah Cashman.

Bangor PD issue arrest warrant in connection to Motel 6 robbery

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor police have issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Caleb D. Church. According to police a person they believe to be Church entered a Motel 6 in Bangor asking for a bag of ice and then reached under his clothing and indicated he had a gun and demanded money from the register.

Police say the clerk complied with the robbers demands and the robber ran out of the building toward Hammond Street. 

According to police, Church is described as a transient from the Bangor area. Church is a white male, 5’10” tall and has brown hair and blue eyes and is wanted and will be charged with robbery. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Church is asked to call the Bangor Police Department. 

Man who killed teacher in fatal crash sentenced to 2.5 years

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Scott Ramsdell, the man who pleaded guilty to OUI and manslaughter charges back in March for killing Denise Golding in a car crash has taken a plea agreement. 

In January of 2014, officials said Ramsdell struck and killed the East Millinocket teacher on Route 9 in Eddington.

Ramsdell's plea deal states he will serve about two-and-a-half in prison with four years of probation. He must also pay $2,100 in fines and his license will be suspended for six years. 

Before the sentencing, Ramsdell addressed the court stating he was sorry and there was nothing he could do about the accident. Golding's family sat in court Tuesday morning with tears running down their faces. Her daughter said, "there is no justice in a case like this." 


Startup "accelerator" program comes to Bangor

(NEWS CENTER) --  The University of Maine and the Maine Technology Institute are teaming up to help people who want to develop a startup company.

They've created a program called scratchpad, known as a "seed accelerator," to get entrepreneurs money and provide them with mentors.

Similar to other business accelerators around the country, companies chosen by Scratchpad will be eligible for up to $25,000 for their business.

They'll also have daily meetings with mentors and the scratchpad team. The program is targeted at companies in fields that use local resources and have high growth potential, like forest products or IT.

Entrepreneurs also have to keep themselves and their company in Bangor for the duration of the program.

Harkins is hoping more applications come in before the deadline later this month, just not too many.

Bangor police investigating reported Motel 6 robbery

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --  Bangor Police Department are currently investigating a report of a robbery at a Motel 6 in Bangor Thursday night.  

Police say the male suspect had threatened the motel employee by saying he had a weapon, but did not display a weapon. According to police the suspect left the motel on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a white male, approx. 5’7” tall, heavy set , with dark hair and a beard. He was described as wearing a red t-shirt and a baseball hat.

Anyone who thinks they have information about this case is asked to contact Bangor Police. 

Last year expected for Hammond St Senior Center garden

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Hammond Street Senior Center is moving, and with it, its extensive roof top garden.

The greenery, made up of decorative and crop bearing plants, has been under the care of senior center and master gardener volunteers for years. In 2009, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension stepped in to help them expand the garden and even create an irrigation system.

The center's staff says they are still searching for a new building to move into.