An Augusta woman who started a fire at the Dollar Tree Store in Augusta last spring won’t be going to jail.60-year-old Linda Capano admitted to setting fire to a cardboard sales display in the store.In exchange for pleading guilty to aggravated criminal mischief a judge dropped the arson charge against her.The prosecutor says Capano lit the fire so she could be ‘praised for alerting people about the danger’.
Lubec high school has lost more than $600,000 in state aid and may have to close, that’s according to superintendent Brian Carpenter.There’s a meeting scheduled for 6:30 Wednesday night in the schools cafeteria to talk about it.Carpenter tells TV 5 if the school closes the district will pay to have students transported to any school of the parents’ choosing, within one hour of Lubec.The town will vote on whether or not to close the school next Wednesday.
The selectboard in Newburgh says they will sign a promissory note later this afternoon that will put a lien on their former deputy treasurer’s home until she pays back money she admitted stealing from the town.A fraud examination report released last week claims Cindy Dunton took almost $200,000 from January 2006 to March of this year.
After a crash on route 1A in Ellsworth, one man was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.The driver was headed toward Bangor when his pick-up reportedly went off the road.Police are trying to piece together what happened.When rescue crews got to the scene, the driver was not responsive, but he was breathing.He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
A woman fromm Harmony died and her husband is in serious condition, after the couple was flown from the scene of an accident in Parkman.State Police say a motorcycle ridden by Steve and Kim Hall struck a car on Route 150 a little after 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.Both victims were LifeFlighted: Kim Hall to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, and Steve Hall, to Eastern Maine Medical Center.The driver of the car was reportedly uninjured.
Hundreds of veterans are homeless in Maine, but six of them now have a place to call their own.A celebration was held in Oakland Tuesday at a newly renovated six unit apartment building that will house veterans who have lived on the streets for years, some for more than a decade.The project is a partnership between Community Housing of Maine and the Department of Veterans Affairs.