Articles from Bangor Daily News

UMaine football team lands offensive lineman from Texas

University of Maine head football coach Joe Harasymiak has begun rebuilding his offensive line by landing a community college transfer from Texas.

Migel Garcia, a 6-foot-4, 289-pound tackle from Uvalde, Texas, has decided to attend UMaine this fall after spending the last two seasons at College of the Canyons Community College in Santa Clarita, California.

He will be a scholarship athlete.

Garcia was the starting left tackle for the 9-2 Cougars, who averaged 37.8 points and 481.9 yards per game.

Martinez hits 20th, Wright pitches Red Sox past Tigers

BOSTONJ.D. Martinez hit his 20th home run, Steven Wright pitched seven sharp innings in his first start of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Tuesday night.

Xander Bogaerts also homered for the Red Sox, who have won six of eight and hold the best record in the majors at 42-19.

Wright (2-0), the knuckleballer who served a 15-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, allowed only two hits and struck out six with three walks.

Madawaska displays offensive versatility in softball prelim victory

MARS HILL, Maine — What started out with an inning of small ball evolved into a multi-faceted offensive attack as the Madawaska Owls overpowered the Central Aroostook Panthers, 22-13, in a Class D North softball preliminary contest Tuesday.

As a result, ninth-ranked Madawaska (8-7) earned a quarterfinal date against No. 1 Southern Aroostook on Thursday in Dyer Brook. The No. 8 Panthers finished the season with a 5-10 record.

‘We begin our fight now’: Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty

NEW YORK — The battle lines in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal case grew sharper on Tuesday as the movie mogul pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York and his lawyer promised a fight.

A lawyer for Weinstein signaled he would use legal challenges to try to derail the case before it reaches trial, even as signs surfaced that prosecutors are showing their own resolve by continuing to interview potential victims.

Trump could soon pardon 63-year-old woman after meeting with Kim Kardashian

President Donald Trump is privately telling aides that he is strongly considering pardoning Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman serving a life sentence, after meeting with Kim Kardashian to discuss her case, as he becomes increasingly fixated on his ability to issue pardons.

The pardon for Johnson could come as early as Tuesday, and the paperwork was being finalized Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Trump’s aides and associates see Kardashian’s celebrity imprimatur as crucial and alluring to the president.

Owner of Pomeranian found dead on a Delta flight last month still doesn’t know how dog died

An 8-year-old Pomeranian named Alejandro was found dead on a Delta Air Lines flight last month, one of the latest cases involving animals dying in transit. His owner is still awaiting an explanation of what happened.

On May 30, Alejandro was found dead in his carrier in a cargo facility at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. He was on a flight from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey, en route to meet one of his owners who was moving from Arizona to New Jersey, according to a lawyer for the dog’s family.

35-year-old found dead on Portland sidewalk

A 35-year-old man was found unresponsive in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood by a passerby Tuesday and later pronounced dead, police said.

Assistant Portland Police Chief Vernon Malloch told the Bangor Daily News police are investigating the death, but said it’s “not considered suspicious at this time.”

In a series of emails, Portland police said the man was reportedly not breathing when he was discovered on the sidewalk along Somerset Street between Chestnut and Elm streets by an individual walking to his car just before noon Tuesday.

Bangor man charged with manslaughter in fatal May crash

A Bangor man was charged with manslaughter in connection with a single-car crash in May that left one passenger dead and two others injured.

James M. McBride, 44, was arrested Tuesday, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office. He also was charged with aggravated operating under the influence of intoxicants and aggravated driving to endanger.

McBride is being held at the Penobscot County Jail. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday by video conference at the Penobscot Judicial Center.