A Burnham man is behind bars, accused of holding his wife and three children hostage Monday morning.Shawn Sigston, 40, is charged with domestic assault, domestic criminal threatening, domestic terrorizing and kidnapping.Authorities were called to North Horseback Road around 5 a.m.
The mother of two Rumford toddlers who fell about 16 feet out of second-floor window of their home says neither child suffered any serious injuries.Angela Malchisky tells the Sun Journal that other than a few scratches from the icy snow bank they landed on, 3-year-old Madison and 2-year-old Aiden were doing fine Tuesday evening.She says both children are autistic.Malchisky said she put the children down for a nap at about 3:30 p.m.
A 37-year-old Brownville woman has gone on trial for allegedly giving marijuana and alcohol to her daughter’s 13- and 14-year-old friends.Tanya Donnelly is being tried on charges including aggravated unlawful furnishing of marijuana, furnishing of alcohol to minors, and endangering the welfare of a child.The Bangor Daily News reports that the girls testified in Piscataquis County Superior Court on Tuesday that they were attending a birthday party last March when Donnelly talked them into walking to her house, where three of the girls smoked marijuana.
Maine state officials say an internationally recognized bicycle touring organization is planning a big tour in Maine next year.The Department of Economic and Community Development says VDelo QuDebec DEvDenements is headed to Maine in August 2013 to host a grand tour of about 2,000 participants traveling more than 600 miles by bicycle over a seven-day period.Every year the group selects a new destination and this will be the first in Maine.
French music will be playing and French food will be on the menu as Maine’s Franco-American community is recognized during the state’s 11th annual Franco-American Day.Festivities at the state capitol Wednesday include French music being performed in the halls of the State House, a Franco-American breakfast menu in the cafeteria, and historical and cultural displays from Franco-American organizations.Presentations are scheduled by Franco-American veterans from Lewiston and dignitaries from France, Canada and province of Quebec.
Maine Democrats are criticizing Governor Paul LePage for taking a weeklong trip to Jamaica while the legislative session is in its final weeks.Democrats say the governor leaves Wednesday for vacation – his second trip to Jamaica during a legislative session.
Police have released the findings of their investigation into the September accident in Mars Hill that left 51-year-old Nathan York of Medway dead.According to police, a pick-up truck driven by 51-year-old William Barton of Mars Hill collided head on with a station wagon driven by 21-year-old Jerome York of Medway.Jerome York and Barton were transported to a local hospital where both men were treated and released.Nathan York was declared dead on the scene.After the investigation, police arrested Barton for operating under the influence and possession of methamphetamine.
A part of Route 1 was shut down for a little while Tuesday night after two cars collided in Littleton.Police say Sheri Pryor of Monticello was pulling out of a driveway when her car was struck by another car being driven by Taylor Hartley of Caribou.A passenger in Hartley’s car went to the hospital…no word on that person’s condition.Both cars were totaled in the accident.
Ticks were the topic of discussion at the Community School in Brewer Tuesday night.With the warmer weather, the tiny bugs become active and can cause a lot of problems…including lyme disease.Doctors at the tick talk went over symptoms of lyme disease, as well as how to properly remove a tick if you find one on your body.Dr.
Before jurors found 24-year-old Lynn Crossman guilty of assaulting her infant son they heard her side of the story, which painted a much different picture of what happened on November 6th 2010.”We believe her story has been consistent the whole time,” said Defense Attorney Steve Smith.Crossman testified she smacked her son after he kicked his brother in the face days before.But an Orono police officer testified Monday that Crossman admitted to hitting her son on November 6th because she was having an argument with her parents on the phone and he wouldn’t stop crying.The child suffered a broken leg.”She told us, she told Detective Whitehouse, she told Karen Dawson back on November 6th, 2010, that she hit that child the morning of November 6th, 2010,” said Assistant District Attorney Alice Clifford who prosecuted the case.Crossman said she did not recall any of that.Smith says caregivers who looked after crossman’s son should have been called to the stand.”There were two witnesses who were caring for this child in the two days prior while my client was at work, full time at work and the state never bothered to interview those folks.
Because excavators were used to help battle a house fire in Lamoine Monday, fire investigators say that caused too much damage to figure out a cause.About fifty firefighters battled the blaze.It broke out around eight in the morning on Douglas Highway.Crews arrived to find the house in flames.Lamoine’s Assistant Fire Chief told us since it was an old house, that added to the difficulty of fighting the fire.No one was hurt and fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to a garage.
A judge has ordered a convicted sex offender from Hampden to stay in jail.Walter Mosher, 64, was in a federal courtroom Tuesday for a detention hearing.He’s accused of having pictures and video of child porn on his computer.Mosher is expected to be back in court sometime in May.
The Director of the Maine State Housing Authority has resigned.Dale McCormick held that job for seven years.Tuesday she said she reluctantly resigned but it was for the good of the agency, which she says has been subjected to a systematic attack that has brought its work almost to a halt.Peter Merrill will serve as acting director.McCormick is a democrat and former state senator.She says the republican-led housing authority board is taking the agency in a new direction.
The Hammond Street Senior Center got a boost to their budget Tuesday.A big donation was presented to the organization.FairPoint Communications presented a $2500 dollar check to the center Tuesday morning.That money will be used to help keep the senior center up and running.If you’d like to help out the center, you can check out their website at Your text to link…or mail a check to the center at 2 Hammond Street, Bangor, 04401.