Police have released the identity of a 14-year-old Ellsworth boy who’s charged with solicitation to commit murder. Police say Koda Sinclair and a 16-year-old Brewer boy, whose name has not been released, made threats of violence against another teen in a Facebook chat group. Sinclair is currently under house arrest with restrictions to include only supervised access to the internet.

A man who was accused of stealing a police cruiser while handcuffed and then leading police on a high speed chase through Penobscot County is going to prison for five years. Tyler Tibbetts reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, that includes a three-thousand dollar fine that he’ll have to pay to the owner of the car he stole and crashed, after he ditched the cruiser.

The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express jet didn’t slide off the runway in Presque Isle, but rather missed the runway altogether. A preliminary report released yesterday says the plane plowed through deep snow between the runway and the taxiway before coming to an abrupt stop. Of the 31 people on board, only one crew member and two passengers were hurt in the crash.

The American Cancer Society is looking for people who are willing to volunteer as drivers, taking cancer patients to their treatments. Currently, there are four drivers, but officials say they could really use 10. Anyone interested in helping can find more information on the Road to Recovery website.

Sunday is Maine Maple Sunday, when people can tour the local sugar houses and sample their treats. But in Skowhegan, the festivities get started earl, with a breakfast on Saturday morning, followed by a maple leaf scavenger hunt, maple marshmallow roasting, and other family friend activities. Find more information on the Skowhegan Maple Festival Facebook page.

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