Saturday, March 8, 2014
From staff and news services
Suspect in teen's killing also faces burglary charge
Police say a 20-year-old man who is charged in the disappearance and death of a 15-year-old girl now faces charges in an unrelated burglary.
Police said a search of Kyle Dube's Orono home revealed a gun stolen from a home in Kenduskeag and items that matched descriptions from another break-in.
WABI-TV said Dube now faces charges of burglary and theft by unauthorized taking.
He has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Nichole Cable of Glenburn.
He is accused of creating a fake Facebook profile and using it to set up a meeting with Nichole before killing her and hiding her body on May 12.
Riverside plans to open South Course clubhouse
The city plans to officially open the Riverside Golf Course's new South Course clubhouse Friday morning.
Nicole Clegg, the city's spokeswoman, said the clubhouse will have a pro shop, public restrooms and a function room.
She said a ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. For opening day, golfers will be able to play nine holes at reduced rates of $10 from 7 to 11 a.m. and $15 from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The new clubhouse is the latest effort by the city to improve its municipal golf course.
Riverside Golf Course opened in 1932 and was expanded to 18 holes in 1937. It now has the nine-hole South Course and the 18-hole North Course.
Prosecutor suspended from practice for 30 days
A state prosecutor has been suspended from practicing law for 30 days, but her suspension won't happen if she completes additional legal training.
The Maine Board of Overseers announced the suspension Thursday against Hancock County Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett in the first disciplinary proceeding ever filed against a Maine prosecutor.
At a hearing Monday, Kellett admitted making improper statements in her closing argument, withholding evidence and interfering with defense subpoenas while prosecuting a former Gouldsboro man in 2008 and 2009 on a charge of raping his wife.
Under an agreement with the Board of Overseers, Kellett's suspension has been suspended on condition she complete additional legal education on prosecutorial ethical and professional responsibility issues.
Powerball jackpot winner buys home in Jacksonville
The retiree from Maine who won a $590.5 million Powerball jackpot in May has bought a 6,322-square-foot, five-bedroom home in a gated golf course community in southeast Jacksonville.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that Gloria MacKenzie, 84, has remained in the shadows since coming forward to claim the prize, which she took in a lump sum of $370.9 million that totaled $278 million after taxes. She bought her winning ticket May 18 in Zephyrhills, where she lived in a rental apartment.
Property records show the deed to the $1.175 million Jacksonville home was transferred to Melinda MacKenzie, trustee, on June 21. Gloria MacKenzie has a daughter by the same name. Her son, Scott, who had a standing agreement to split the prize with his mother, also lives in Jacksonville.
Ex-nurse charged with violating bail conditions
A former emergency room nurse who was free on bail after being indicted on numerous drug and theft charges was arrested by York police Wednesday.
Det. Sgt. Thomas Cryan said Michael T. Worrick-Soule, 34, of York was charged with violating his bail conditions.
Worrick-Soule was indicted on 75 counts related to the alleged theft of drugs from York Hospital in November.
York police said they went to his home on Windmill Acres Road for a bail condition search and found that Worrick-Soule had drugs, a large amount of ammunition, knives, alcohol and a firearm that had been disassembled.
He is being held in the York County Jail, with a court appearance scheduled for Friday in Biddeford District Court.
Citizens for Clean Elections to kick off petition drive
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections said it is prepared to begin a citizens initiative campaign aimed at reducing the role of special interest money in state elections and government.
Executive Director Andrew Bossie said the proposed legislation would strengthen Maine's Clean Election Act by increasing transparency and closing loopholes in campaign finance laws.
Bossie said more specifics will be presented at a news conference Friday morning in Augusta.
Once petition language has been approved by the secretary of state, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections will have to collect at least 57,000 signatures of registered voters to get its initiative on the ballot.
Bossie said he hopes that a ballot question can be presented to voters by 2015.
Police sergeant disciplined for abusing homeless man
A Waterville police sergeant has been disciplined by the department because of a complaint from a homeless man who said the officer mistreated him.
Brian Charette said in his complaint to police that Sgt. Brian Gardiner used disparaging terms and profanity, threatened to use force against him, and sprayed saliva in his face during a confrontation in May.
Following an internal investigation, police substantiated Charette's complaint. In a letter to Charette, the department apologized for falling short "of the mark of professionalism that we all strive for."
Charette, who has a criminal record, says he has had difficulty sleeping since the incident.