Firefighters from Deer Isle are on scene of a structure fire at this hour.We’re told the fire in on Church Lane, just off Route 15.Power is out for some folks in the area, and at least one other department has been called in to help fight the fire.We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
For a quarter of a century, Deb Soule has made a living off the earth.Her Rockport business sells medicinal herbs and alternative health products around the globe.As Joy Hollowell tells us, Avena Botanicals is a thriving business that still manages to stay true to its roots.=========”There’s probably 200 different plants and trees and shrubs growing here in the garden,” says Deb Soule, pointing to various spots around her 3 acre garden.
The trial of Michael Chasse entered it’s second week in Rockland Monday.He’s accused of kidnapping and assault at the Maine State Prison where he’s an inmate.Prosecutors say Chasse held a prison worker and an inmate hostage for seven hours in the office of the prison library in June of 2008.Chasse has pleaded not guilty.
An improperly extinguished campfire is being blamed for a camp fire on an island on Pushaw Lake in Hudson.It happened Sunday afternoon.Private boats and Glenburn Fire Department’s boat were used to shuttle fire crews and equipment to the scene.A Forestry Service helicopter dropped water from the air.A recently remodeled camp burned to the ground.Three-quarters of an acre burned, as well.Authoritied say someone who is not being named at this time will be charged with failure to extinguish an outside fire.
Three people were injured in a car crash in Garland late Sunday afternoon.According to James Kennedy with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, 80-year-old Hanford Burten and his passenger, 75-year-old Diana Burten were turning in to a residence on a hill on Dexter Road when they were hit by an on-coming pick up truck.The pick-up, driven by 23-year-old Dustin Frost collided with the passenger side of Burten’s Buick Le Sabre.
The KahBang Music, Art and Film Festival wrapped up for the year, and organizers say the crowd was amazing.Communications Director, Chris Michaud, tells TV 5 6,000 people attended Saturday’s music portion of the festival.B.o.B and OK Go headlined the event.Last year, the festival was only a day long and comprised of national and local music acts.This year, organizers say they’re glad they expanded the event to 9 days and incorporated music, art and film.Organizers say they’ll be taking a few weeks off and then will begin planning KahBang 2011.
A Maine man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing an $11,000 diamond ring from a New Hampshire jewelry store in what police are calling a “grab and run”.Police say 31-year-old Travis Mullen of Sanford turned himself in to police on Saturday, two days after he allegedly swiped the ring from a Kay Jewelers store in New Hampshire.Investigators say a video surveillance camera shows Mullen snatching the ring and running out of the store without paying for it.
An Intertribal Pow-wow took place at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley this weekend.The Maine Forest and Logging Museum hosted the two-day event.The Host Drum for the event was Two Feathers from Maine.Music, dancing and storytelling took place.Vendors were on hand providing beaded, leather and feather goods, as well as native foods.The tribes used this as a gathering and teaching time.This was the first time the pow-wow was held at Leonard’s Mills and participants say it’s a great location.”The land here is very, very powerful.
Three people were hurt, two with life-threatening injuries, when their all-terrain vehicle went airborned and into some hemlock trees Saturday evening.According to the Maine Warden Service, 20-year-old Tasha Barnes of Baileyville, an 9-year-old girl from Danforth, and a 13-year-old girl from Princeton, were injured in the crash.It happened at 5:45 Saturday evening.Barnes and the 8-year-old were ejected from the vehicle.