Police say a 14-year-old male suspected of solicitation to commit murder is under house arrest. So far, police have only said that the felony charge stems from threats of violence made among juveniles in a social media chat group. A judge dismissed a separate conspiracy to commit murder charge against a 16-year-old Brewer student and have charged him and an Ellsworth teen with terrorizing

A Waterville man told police he drove cross-county to California to confront Google officials over the fact that his YouTube channel had been shut down. Kyle Long was arrested Sunday on suspicion of making criminal threats. When police stopped him, he had three baseball bats in the trunk of his car.

A special election is being held in Bangor and Orono today, to fill the vacant seat of Aaron Frey, who was chosen by Governor Mills as Maine’s new Attorney General. Running in today’s election is Republican Thomas White and Democrat Joe Perry. The winner will represent House District 124, which includes the east side of Bangor and part of Orono.

A blood drive is being held in Ellsworth on Wednesday and donors are needed to help boost the state’s supply. Sponsored by the VFW Post 109 Ladies Auxiliary, the blood drive will take place from noon to five Wednesday at the VFW post on Main Street. Find more information about scheduling a time to donate at Red Cross Blood dot org.

A lobster stew supper this Saturday in Sullivan will collect donations of dog or cat food for local food pantries, in memory of a dog that was stolen from his owner and killed. Nathan Burke of Steuben and Justin Chipman of Winter Harbor have been charged with cruelty to animals for the death of Franky the pug. The supper starts at 4:00 Saturday at the Sorrento Sullivan Recreational Center.