In Bangor state police are investigating a hit-and-run on I-95 this afternoon.
Trooper Brian Bean says a blue Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound around 12:15 when it lost control…presumably due to road conditions…and rear-ended a 15-passenger van.
Mid-morning snowfall caused slick roads and accidents across the state Sunday.
State police report accidents both on I-95 and on secondary roads–but say there have been no major injuries.
The snow didn’t stop extreme sports enthusiasts from coming out to the annual Northeast Winter National Ice Drag Races in Medway.
“They just love the racing, and the spectators just love to watch it–it’s a lot of noise, a lot of excitement,” said Brian Wiley, President of East Branch Sno-Rovers, which puts on the event.
With cold weather returning Governor LePage has signed a limited emergency proclamation for a third time this winter.
He says it allows fuel transport and delivery truck drivers to spend extra hours working.
People lined up on the waterfront in Bangor Saturday.
They weren’t there for a concert, but it was quite a show.
An essential service was performed by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources closed six areas for scallop fishing along the coast this morning. The closures take effect immediately and for the remainder of the season.
There were reports of a helicopter fire in Houlton Friday night.
According to Houlton Police, the call came in a little after 8:40 Friday evening and a Border Patrol helicopter was involved.
Marine Resources is concerned Cobscook Bay could be in danger of over fishing. But scallop fishermen tell us the science is flawed and they should be allowed to fish. Marine Resources met with fisherman in Whiting, Friday to discuss the issue.
BRISTOL, Maine (AP) – The Coast Guard has ended its search in the waters off Bristol, Maine, after officials determined that a 911 call about a sinking boat was a hoax.
AP-A Nebraska man has been convicted of sexually abusing an 8-year-old relative in Maine nearly a quarter century ago.
Clarence Cote of Nemaha, Neb., was found guilty Friday of two sexual assault counts.
Somerset County deputies are searching for a man they suspect tried to rob a Bingham bank today.
Dispatch logs show that deputies were alerted to a robbery at the bank just after 11 am.
A Brewer couple had a scare early this morning when they thought someone was breaking into their home.
Brewer police were called to an attempted burglary around 1:30 am.
The homeowner’s wife had woken up for a glass of water. She noticed the motion lights were activated in the driveway.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The deadline has arrived for interested parties to bid on the bankrupt, Maine-based railroad responsible for a disaster that killed 47 people in Canada.
If bids are submitted by Friday’s deadline, then there will be a closed-door auction next week for the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railways.
Suzanne Smith Elementary School in Levant is closed today.
There is no water in the school.
All other schools in RSU 87 will go as scheduled, the only closure is the Suzanne Smith Elementary School.
As far as snow and ice goes, few would dispute it’s been a rough winter, and salt and sand are at a premium these days.
The town of Norridgewock has taken the step of restricting sand to residents, which has angered many.
Lawmakers got their first look today at a bill that some say protects the religious freedoms of Mainers. Critics of the measure are calling it a license to discriminate.
A Nebraska man defended himself in court today, more than 20 years after his alleged crime.
65-year-old Clarence Cote is charged with two counts of gross sexual assault in the summer of 1990 in Lincoln, Maine.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — City public safety officials in Bangor, Maine, have closed a plaza due to potential flooding concerns.
People have been advised Thursday morning to move their vehicles from both the east and west side of the Kenduskeag Plaza in downtown Bangor as soon as possible.
The Marine Patrol christened their new boat, the Dirigo II, Wednesday.
“Will be one of our major tools, enforcement tools that we’ll use and safety tools that we’ll use within this area to enforce boating laws and commercial laws associated with our fisheries,” said Patrick Keliher, Commissioner, Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Politicians have spent the past year sparring in the media over whether or not to expand the MaineCare program. It was the public’s turn to weigh in.
Shortly after maine speaker of the house mark eves introduced his bill that he says would expand the MaineCare program under Obamacare to cover 70,000 uninsured Mainers, including thousands of veterans, members of the public got to chime in.