One Year Later: Mainer Prepares for Return to Boston

BAR HARBOR - A little more than a month remains until the 118th Boston Marathon. The 2014 race comes with a number of enhanced security measures after 3 people were killed and hundreds more injured, last year.

Former top cop arrested

A man who once served as Maine's top cop is now an accused child molester. 73 year old Andrew Demers was arrested this morning and charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a child younger than 12 years old. Demers was once the chief of the Maine State Police and held that position from 1987 to 1993. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Demers was arrested after detectives investigated reports that Demers had “an ongoing unlawful sexual contact situation” with the alleged victim.

The current Chief of the Maine State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, released a statement today.

It reads:

"The State Police are stunned at the allegation, and saddened for the victim and their family.  Our thoughts and concerns are with them.  We learned of the allegations last Monday and immediately referred the case to the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office.  To avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, we suggested that the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office investigate and we have had no further involvement in the investigation.

Demers served 26 years with the State Police. He joined the department in 1967.  



Police Identify Body Found Near Bangor Walmart

Bangor Police have identified the body that was found by the entrance sign of Walmart, as 27 year old Derek McLeod of Bangor.  An autopsy was conducted by the medical examiner’s office and the cause of death is pending as they wait for toxicology test results.  This is still an active investigation.  Anyone who saw or had contact with McLeod on the evening of March 12 into the morning of March 13 and feels they may have helpful information is encouraged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384 ext 5714.

 

Pubs Prepare for St. Patty's Day

BANGOR - Pubs around the state are preparing for the famous Irish holiday that will no doubt bring an influx of customers through its doors tomorrow.

Open for Business: Bodies by Badger

BREWER - It's no longer about sticking with your resolution. It's about shaping up in time for the summer season.

A local fitness instructor is behind a calorie blasting business in Brewer that's helping hundreds of folks get in shape, fast.

Gifford's Ice Cream Opens for the Season

BANGOR - It's a sign that Spring is right around the corner, and the heavy winter storm this week did not hold customers back for opening day at a favorite, local ice cream shop.

EMMC Facing Financial Shortfall

BANGOR - At the start of their fiscal year, Eastern Maine Medical Center anticipated fairly significant growth in procedures and reduced reimbursement.

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