A fuel truck carrying more than four thousand gallons of gasoline rolled over on Route One in Northport Friday morning.State Police say a vehicle pulled out in front of the truck, causing it to veer off the road and roll over into a ditch.No one was injured, but nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution.Police say the driver of the truck did the right thing.”Thankfully the driver of the fuel truck took evasive actions and while the two vehicles did collide slightly, it certainly would have been a lot worse had he not taken evasive action,” said Lt.
A Frankfort woman whose daughter was killed by the family’s dog in April has pleaded not guilty to endangering the welfare of a child.29-year-old Katrina Mitchell appeared in a Belfast court Friday via video.Her 7-month-old daughter, Annabelle, was fatally mauled by the family’s rottweiler in their living room while Mitchell slept on a couch.The dog was later shot to death by a Waldo County deputy at the request of the child’s father and the local animal control officer at the scene.Mitchell is being held on a thousand dollars cash bail.Her trial is expected to begin next month.
A former Augusta firefigher and paramedic is going to prison for a year-and-a-half for sexually abusing a girl.40-year-old Robert MacMaster had sex at his home in Manchester in 2007 and 2008 with a then-15-year-old girl.He was convicted by a jury two weeks ago and sentenced Friday.Assistant District Attorney James Mitchell Junior says MacMaster will be put on probation when released from prison, will be restricted from having unsupervised contact with girls under sixteen and will undergo sex offender counseling.He’ll also have to register with the state’s sex offender registry for ten years.
Here’s an idea for a nice Summer day, visit a lighthouse.The Little River Lighthouse will hold an open house on three saturdays this summer, including this weekend.If you can’t make it there Saturday, the lighthouse will welcome you with open doors and open arms July 30th and August 13th.You need a boat to get there, but don’t worry, free boat rides between the Cutler Town Boat Launch and the island lighthouse are offered at 10 in the morning.If you bring kids, you’ll need to bring along life jackets for them.The open house will be held weather permitting.For more information you can call 259-3833 or visit their website www.littleriverlight.org.
A Rockland man accused of hitting his wife over the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff in Camden has been indicted on an attempted murder charge by a Knox County Grand Jury.68-year old Charles Black is also facing five assault charges and two counts of domestic assault.Court documents say Black attempted to kill his wife in April on Mt.
Mercedes-Benz at Quirk Auto Park celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Bangor with a ribbon cutting ceremony.The location is on Hogan Road, just one lot over from the old one.The new dealership includes free wireless internet and a quiet lounge for customers.Jack Quirk, the President of Quirk Auto Group, believes the new amenities add something extra to the customer service experience.”It’s a very relaxing area kind of like walking into a lobby of a hotel like a Ritz or something like that very very relaxing,” he said.Quirk purchased the Mercedes-Benz franchise back in 1994, this is the company’s 19th year with the automaker.
Folks who started off their morning with breakfast at Dysarts where served by some local celebrities.Disc jockeys Mike and Mike from Kiss 94.5 played the parts of waiter for a good cause.The duo broadcasted live from Dysarts to raise awareness for the Champion the Cure Challenge, an event where participants can walk, run or ride their motorcycle in the fight against cancer.The challenge raises money for the Lafayette Family Cancer Center.Dysarts was chosen as a champion because of their support for the challenge, the restaurant donated all proceeds of its sales Friday morning to the cause.Cancers hits close to home for Mike Elliott.”It’s important to me personally because I lost my mom to breast cancer 11 years ago with the technology and the way things have developed over the past 10/11 years there’s a very real possibility she could still be alive today so we had to keep that momentum going and this is one way you can do it,” he said.The Champion the Cure Challenge will be held August 20th at the Lafayette Cancer Center.Organizers say they will need volunteers for the day of the event.
A judge is reducing the restrictions on a Maine woman who starved her 5-year-old daughter to death and claimed she turned up her radio to mask the screams.In 1995 Tonia Kigas Porter of Bangor, now 46, was committed indefinitely to the then-Augusta Mental Health Institute after being found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity in the November 1993 death of her daughter, Tavielle Kigas.The girl was starved to death over a 30-day period.
A lady from Hermon received the Boston Post Cane Thursday evening.Ninety-six-year-old Linnet Archer has lived in Hermon since 1947.She still lives in the farmhouse she and her husband bought back then.Four generations of her family were on-hand to see her receive the cane.Since the early 1900s, the Boston Cane has been given to honor the oldest member in a community.” Well it’s quite an honor in a way.