Judy Harrison

Courts Reporter

 
Members of the defense and prosecution take a site tour of 201 Center Street in Bangor Wednesday. The murder trial of Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson began at the Penobscot Judicial Center following a site visit to 201 Center Street, where the shooting took place.

Victim shot 6 times on Center Street unsure who pulled the trigger

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2017, at 7:12 p.m.
The survivor of a 2015 double shooting on Center Street that left one man dead testified Wednesday that he was shot six times but was unsure which of the two alleged gunmen pulled the trigger.
Antoinne "Prince" Bethea

Man indicted for murder in Ohio Street shooting on Easter

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea was indicted Wednesday for murder by the Penobscot County grand jury in connection with a shooting outside a Highland Avenue apartment on Easter.
Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson (left) talks to his attorney Jeffrey Silverstein during the beginning of Ferguson's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center following a site visit to 201 Center St., where shooting took place. The murder trial of Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson began at the Penobscot Judicial Center following a site visit to 201 Center St., where shooting took place. Robert "Rocco" Hansley, 28, and Ferguson, 38, both of Brooklyn, New York, were arrested Nov. 27, 2015. Earlier that morning, they allegedly shot and killed Robert Mark Kennedy, 38, of Bangor and wounded Barry Jenkins, 41, who was visiting from Brooklyn, New York. The survivor, Jenkins is expected to testify but not sure yet which day. Ferguson and Hansley are being tried separately after Ferguson opted to be tried by a judge.

Trial begins for man accused of fatal Bangor shooting

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2017, at 1:13 p.m.
Thomas “Ferg” Ferguson was one of two men who burst into a Center Street apartment the day after Thanksgiving 2015 and started shooting, the prosecution said Wednesday in its opening statement.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Man wanted in Bangor shooting on Easter arrested in Ohio

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
A suspect sought in connection with a shooting in Bangor last month that left one man dead was arrested Sunday in Ohio during a traffic stop, according to Bangor police.
Xavier Watson

Man gets 10 years for armed robbery of Maine medical marijuana provider

By Judy Harrison on May 18, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
By pleading guilty, Watson admitted he and four other men drove from New Hampshire to Lyman on Jan. 15, 2016, and broke into the home of the caregiver.
Toni Richardson, an ed-tech employed by the Augusta School District, filed charges of religious discrimination and retaliation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Augusta ed tech claims she was told not to say, ‘I will pray for you’

By Judy Harrison on May 17, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
“I was shocked that my employer punished me for privately telling a coworker, ‘I will pray for you,’” Toni Richardson of Augusta said in a press release issued Tuesday.

Lawsuit: Woman died of pneumonia after clinic diagnosed her with shingles

By Judy Harrison on May 17, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Neil Rolde

Politician, author, philanthropist Neil Rolde dies at 85

By Judy Harrison on May 16, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
Former Democratic politician, author and philanthropist Neil Rolde died Sunday at the age of 85.
Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson

Men charged in Bangor shooting death to be tried separately

By Judy Harrison on May 16, 2017, at 4 a.m.
Two men charged with a November 2015 homicide on Center Street in Bangor will be tried separately but most likely won’t testify against each other.
An image of the "Topless Cleaning" flyer found in Megan McGraw's possession.

Purveyor of ‘Topless Cleaning’ service charged with stealing lingerie

By Judy Harrison on May 12, 2017, at 3:50 p.m.
A Bradford woman who advertises “Topless Cleaning” picked up some “naughty underthings” without paying for them, according to the Bangor police.
Wade Robert Hoover

Maine high court considers if defacto life sentence too harsh in sex assaults on children

By Judy Harrison on May 11, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
“Twenty-five to 30 years in prison would have been sufficient to meet the goal of public safety,” Scott Hess, whose client is serving a 60-year sentence, told the justices.
Justin Pillsbury

Court rejects idea that ‘green-eyed monster’ statement unfairly swayed jury

By Judy Harrison on May 11, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
Attorney Caleb Gannon of Augusta, argued that Assistant Attorney General Donald Macomber’s reference to a “green-eyed monster” that was “uncaged” prejudiced the jury and amounted to prosecutorial misconduct.

Augusta woman admits to stealing cash, gift cards while working at post office

By Judy Harrison on May 11, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
An Augusta woman admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court that she took cash and gift cards totaling at least $400 intended as gifts from mail between April 1 and Aug. 1, 2016.
Lucas Richman conducting the Bangor Symphony Orchestra

BSO feast of music leaves audience satiated, satisfied

By Judy Harrison on May 10, 2017, at 4:13 p.m.
Richman has successfully transformed what for more than 100 years was a community orchestra into a professional one.

Police: Baby who died was in foster care at day care center

By Judy Harrison on May 10, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.
Maine State Police said Wednesday that a 16-month-old who died at a Raymond day care center Tuesday was there in foster care.

High court leery of overturning jury verdict to release man charged in 1969 slaying

By Judy Harrison on May 09, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
“If you are correct, the jury was wrong,” Chief Justice Leigh Saufley said. “We cannot accept that.”

Hermon woman admits getting thousands in fraudulent money orders

By Judy Harrison on May 09, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
A Hermon woman waived indictment and pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to fraudulently issuing more than $4,000 in postal money orders she deposited in her mother’s account.

Priest at Waterville church removed over sexual abuse allegation

By Judy Harrison on May 08, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
A priest at a Waterville church was removed Sunday after a report of sexual abuse of a minor about 15 years ago was substantiated.

Sunshine expected to break through the rain Sunday

By Judy Harrison on May 06, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine -- 05/06/2017 - Members of the community head out during the inaugural Steps for Souls: Suicide Awareness Walk at Bangor High School Saturday. The walk was sponsored in part by Bangor High School Student Council as well as many other local businesses. The event appears to be the first time students, rather than teachers and administrators, have organized a community event aimed at educating people about suicide prevention. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Bangor students lead hundreds in walk to remember teens lost to suicide

By Judy Harrison on May 06, 2017, at 4:07 p.m.