LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against one of the two boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed three apartments last spring in Maine’s second-largest city.
The Sun Journal, reported Tuesday that the decision to dismiss the charges came after a judge dismissed the boy’s confessions.
Maine’s Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a convicted double murderer to require more DNA tests he claims would show someone else was the killer.
Jeffrey Cookson wanted additional tests on clothes worn by another man who claimed responsibility for the killings, but later took that back.
While it’s just a typical day for these biologists, for many a trip to a black bear den is a once in a lifetime experience.
“So, today we have our field crew, our bear crew , going into a bear den , a study den and pilots have preliminary located the den and the female has a GPS color on, so, we do an aerial survey, and give a rough idea of where the den is, then the field crew will go in, and locate the den, and immobilize the female,” said Judy Camuso, the Director of Wildlife for the department.
Lawmakers in Augusta got their first look at a bill that could make life a lot easier for industrial wind developers to operate in Maine.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was in the cross hairs of Senate President Justin Alfond who told lawmakers that when it comes to permitting industrial wind projects, the DEP lacks transparency and consistency. Alfond claims that by holding multiple public hearings and disregarding certain “expert” public testimony, the DEP is making their own rules and ignoring state laws when it comes to permitting wind projects. But when pushed by Representative Larry Dunphy, an Embden Republican, Alfond stopped short of saying the DEP was breaking the law.
“I woke up at 10 minutes to seven with flames above my head in my bedroom.”
Phillip Burgin’s home on Ginn Road in Frankfort was destroyed in a blaze last Thursday.
The fire chief in Sangerville has resigned.
Town manager David Pearson confirms Charles Beane submitted his letter of resignation Friday.
Pearson says the letter came after Beane was asked about quote “certain things,” but he wouldn’t say what they were.
In recent years, some high school sports fans have thought kids went to high schools in different towns for strictly athletic purposes.
At the Eastern Maine Class D tournament Monday morning there was one player who went to a different high school than her middle school class mates.
We now know the name of the man accused of shooting a woman then killing himself in Jonesport.
The Washington County Sheriff’s department got a call around 9pm Saturday from a woman saying she’d been shot by Michael Robinson-Tarr, 26.
In the early 1900s, thousands of Native American children were taken from their tribes and shipped to boarding schools to “Americanize” them.
Years later, many Native Americans in Maine still distrusted our education system.
A former Winslow woman has been indicted on charges of bilking two local sports organizations.
41 year old Wendi Willette had pleaded not guilty in November to charges of stealing more than $10,000 from the Winslow Wrestling Booster Club over three years while she served as treasurer.
An Orono man hurt his back after falling about 20 feet while ice climbing in Acadia National Park Saturday.
According to Ranger Richard Rechholtz, the 33-year-old-man was lead climbing to set ice screws on the east side of Champlain Mountain around noon.
A Prentiss Plantation man is facing more charges of sexually abusing children.
49-year-old Timothy Hayes was indicted Friday on 14 more counts. Charges include gross sexual assault on a person younger than 12, violation of conditions of release, violation of the Sex Offender Registry Act, as well as multiple charges of prohibited contact with a minor. Authorities say some of those occurred in a safe zone.
We are learning more about a shooting that happened Saturday evening in Jonesport.
State Police say a man shot and killed himself after shooting and injuring a woman.
Police will not say who was involved or where exactly the shooting happened.
Yesterday’s winter weather stopped one young man from surprising his valentine with song. But Saturday, the Barbershop Quartet known as, Out on a Whim had no problem singing the love songs a day late.
Students from area robotics teams spent their Saturday inside and exercised their brains. It’s the 6th annual Maine State VEX Robotics Championships.
30 teams competed for one of three slots at the world championship competition in California. Teams navigated their robots through a variety of obstacles, the competition tests and trains students science and technology skills.
Several inches of snow with rain dropped on top left a mess not just on roads, but on the runway at Bangor International Airport.
“We want to get as much water removed from the airfield as we can before it freezes and creates slippery conditions for the pilots,” explained Robbie Beaton, airport Superintendent of Operations.
Monday is Presidents Day and also marks the beginning of one of the busiest weeks of tax season.
The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers they may encounter heavy call volume during this peak time.
There’s more help for those who may have a problem with casino gambling.
The Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Maine Gambling Control Board have joined with Hollywood Casino and Oxford Casino to provide the assistance.
The fierce debate about whether to expand MaineCare services through the Affordable Care Act has been raging in Augusta for nearly a year. Democrats say the plan would cost the state nothing for the first three years, but Republicans and the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services say that not only is it not free, but expanding Medicaid could swallow up state money that could be used to help Maine’s most vulnerable citizens.
Christopher Walker was going to check get his mail when he saw a car hit his mailbox.
“Hit the mailbox, hit the snow bank that’s solid because it’s been there all winter, they went airborne, and white snow everywhere, I yelled in the house to my mother, I grabbed the first aid kit, came running out knowing somebody had to be hurt, by then the gentlemen across the street come running.” said Walker.