Central Maine News: Nov 25, 2015
These are some of the stories central Maine is talking about today.
(AP/KJ) — Police say they have charged a 25-year-old New York man with murder as part of their investigation of the death of a man found inside an Augusta apartment. State and Augusta police are still investigating the death of Joseph Marceau. They are treating the death as a homicide. Police have arrested Damik Davis, who is being held at Kennebec County Jail. Augusta police responded to the apartment for a disturbance call at 8 p.m. on Monday. Davis was taken into custody after a search. Police say they are also looking for two occupants of the apartment for questioning and a well-being check.
(AP/KJ) — Police are looking for a man who robbed a credit union in Augusta. Authorities say a man wearing dark sunglasses and a head band covering his face robbed the Trademark Federal Credit Union around 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. Police say he was wearing a knitted hat, dark colored hooded sweat shirt and a brown jacket.
(WABI) -- Maine Drug agents removed hazardous material from a home on Wilson Street in Brewer Tuesday. Brewer Police say they found a meth lab there last night. Officials responded to the home after reports of a fire. Once inside, police say they found evidence of meth making. According to WABI, this is the 50th meth lab bust in Maine this year. Maine DEA tells us there’s no connection between the recent meth lab busts in the Bangor / Brewer area. No arrests have been made. The investigation continues.
(WABI) -- A former Oakland couple is accused of sexually assaulting the woman’s young children while they were living in Maine earlier this year. 37-year-old Stephen Smith and 26-year-old Sarah Conway were arrested last week in New Hampshire and brought back to the state. According to WABI, in court documents, an Oakland police detective said Conway told New Hampshire police she let the abuse happen because she didn’t know how to say no to Smith. Conway’s two children are with now child services in New Hampshire.
(AP) — A small crowd of protesters is snaking through streets near Chicago's downtown following the release of police dash-cam video that shows the shooting death of a black teen by a while police officer. Seventeen-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times last year in October. In Minneapolis, protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by police have been camped out since the Nov. 15 shooting of Jamar Clark.
(AP) — Pope Francis has begun a pilgrimage to three African nations. The plane carrying the pontiff and his entourage left Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport Wednesday, bound for the first stop in Kenya. Francis is also scheduled to visit Uganda and Central African Republic before he is due back in Rome on Nov. 30.
(AP) — Nearly 47 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train and travel at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend. Triple-A says that would be an increase of more than 300,000 people over last year, and the most travelers since 2007. Among the reasons given for the increase: an improving economy and the cheapest gasoline for this time of year since 2008.