Operation cookie drop rolled into town today, supplying our troops with girl scout cookies.Forty four-thousand boxes of cookies were on the freight truck.The cookies were delivered to the Maine Air National Guard Base in Bangor.The Girl Scouts of Maine donated the cookies to men and women in the armed forces.
An exciting Tuesday morning for two students at the Glenburn School.They took two of the top three spots in a state-wide poster contest.Students at the Glenburn School are winning at Tar Wars.It’s a tobacco-free education program for fourth and fifth graders.This year two state winners in the poster contest are from the Glenburn School.” We were very excited to be notified that we had two winners and we have one that’s going to the national competition,” said Tammy Campbell, the school nurse.Fourth grader Olivia Sharrow took top honors for her poster.” I decided to do tobacco free is the way to be.
A Winslow woman shot and killed by her husband made a 911 call just before she died last Monday.But police were delayed when a dispatcher sent them to the wrong address.Police say thirty year old Sarah Gordon called for help from a cell phone.Cell calls are answered at the state police call center in Augusta.The information taken there was transferred to a Waterville call center, which then dispatched police in winslow to the wrong street.Nathaniel gordon, who later killed himself, shot his wife outside their home on Marie Street.But police went to Murray Lane instead.”The dispatcher from Waterville sent us to number four Murray Lane, and that’s where the officers responded.
The man who police say shot and killed his family in Dexter Monday before killing himself was scheduled to be tried on charges related to a different incident.Steven Lake was out on a bail order that prohibited contact with his family.According to District Attorney Christopher Almy, Lake was set to go to trial this July.
Federal regulators are proposing new protections for the Gulf of Maine sturgeon population until a decision is made whether to list the fish as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday it is proposing banning the taking of any sturgeon except for scientific research, assisting stranded fish and salvage purposes while officials consider a proposal listing the population as threatened.
Maine regulators are warning consumers about a scam involving a company that’s offering consumer loans by phone and over the Internet.The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection says a company using the name North Lake Equity Group has been telephoning consumers in several states offering personal loans if the customers make several payments in advance.Bureau officials say the company representative claims the business is located on Sanford Road in Wells, but that a check reveals the address is fictitious.
Department of Corrections’ officials say six workers have been laid off at the Maine State Prison.Associate Commissioner Jody Breton said a deputy warden, four captains and a staff development specialist were let go last Friday from the state’s maximum-security prison, in Warren.The job cuts were reportedly part of the department’s efforts to keep staffing levels consistent across all Corrections Department facilities.(The Associated Press)