AUGUSTA - The Pine State Trading Company of Augusta will become the new wholesale spirits distributer and warehouse in Maine effective July 1.
A former cross country coach has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his students. 45 year old Benjamin Hodgdon the second was arrested and charged with gross sexual assault. Authorities say the victim was 13 when the alleged assaults took place back in 1999.Hodgdon was a coach at Tremont Consolidated School at the time. The district attorneys office says he had sex with the girl 30 or 40 times. He was also her sixth grade teacher. Authorities says he also admitted to having sex with a girl who was in her senior year in high school, but he hasn't been charged in that case.Hodgdon is free on bail and will appear in court on feburary 4th.
A Bangor man is facing charges following a low speed police chase. Officials say they tried to stop a vehicle for driving erratically on Forest avenue, but they say the driver refused to stop--even after his tires had been flattened with spike mats. Lights and sirens were blaring as the man traveled at 25 miles per hour. 26 year old Bryan Worcester eventually stopped in the Kohl's parking lot on Stillwater avenue where he was arrested. Police say they found a white powdery substance in the car that later tested positive for the drug bath salts. Worcester is now facing charges including oui and refusing to stop for law enforcement. Officials have located his dog which bolted from the car during the arrest.