Waldo County sheriff’s deputies say speed played a part in a pick up truck that wrecked in Winterport and sent one man to the hospital.Deputies say 61-year-old Michael Jordan was heading north on Monroe Road, near the intersection of Route 69 about 11 o’clock this morning.
A Husson University Security Officer has been busted by Bangor Police.29-year-old Kimberly Bailey of Bangor is accused of possessing pot and drug paraphernalia.Bangor Police Officer Mike Brennan saw an unattended briefcase in the Husson University Security Office.Police say he opened it checking to see to whom it belonged and spotted the pot.Bailey was charged after Brennan concluded the briefcase was hers.
Stolen merchandise showing up in pawn shops isn’t anything new, but one Central Maine shop owner is speaking out to let folks know it’s a crime.Everyday Al Shell of “Val Shell’s Pawn Shop” in Waterville sends a report to local police on everything that comes into his store.In Maine, pawn shops are required to keep a copy of the persons driver license, or state ID on file when that person pawns an item.Shell urges folks who have been burglarized to check in with local pawn shops so they can give the owners a heads up about the stolen property.Recently, that’s what one local woman did and she got her guitar back.The police were notified and the guitar was returned to the rightful owner.
Medical professionals from across the country gathered in Bowerbank Thursday to learn how to rescue people in the wild.As Diana Bosch reports the program showed students how to deal with medical emergencies when dialing 911 is not an option.”It’s a matter of getting them out of the woods today instead of in two days when we have to wait for a helicopter, definitely life saving,” said Helen Weber-McReynolds, a student in the course.Weber-McReynolds traveled all the way from Indiana for the Wilderness Medical Training Course.
Speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in a two-vehicle accident in Route 9 in Newburgh Thursday, according to police.Authorities say a witness told them a pick up, driven by 25-year-old Kim Cunningham, had passed at a high rate of speed shortly before the accident.They say Cunningham was ejected from the vehicle.She is in good condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center.Police say testing shows Cunningham was driving drunk and her license had been suspended.Police say both vehicles involved in the accident were traveling from Dixmont toward Hampden.And it appears that Cunningham’s truck struck the car, driven by 63-year-old Diana Cram, from behind.”I’m not sure if the truck had started into a skid and then struck the Cobalt.
Hundreds of folks from local businesses and organizations walked the track at Bass Park in Bangor Thursday.It’s the kick-off for this year’s United Way Campaign, “Super Hero’s Live United.”Prizes were donated by some area businesses.Including a 2010 Ford Fiesta from Darlings Ford, and 500 gallons of heating oil from R.H.
A family of seven in Corinth has lost its home.It was a fire that started in the kitchen of their home on the Cushman Road Wednesday morning.The Corinth Fire Department says Jason and April Jerome lived there with their five children.Right now they’re all staying with a friend.Tammy Michaels, April’s best friend, asked others to help the Jerome family by posting a message on her Facebook page.
A Belfast man was arrested for drunk driving while picking up his children from elementary school.Forty-two-year-old Jason Slaughter was is accused of operating under the influence and was also summoned for possession of pot and for sale and use of drug paraphernalia.Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton says a local probation officer saw Slaughter staggering out of an elementary school as he was picking up his kids.Slaughter was released from the Waldo County Jail on $300 bail Wednesday.He’s expected to appear in court in November.
The University of Maine at Augusta’s dental clinic on the Bangor campus is getting an upgrade.As Meghan Hayward tells us, it’s been a long time coming.The University of Maine Board of Trustees approved a renovation project for the dental clinic on the Bangor campus.
Two men from Skowhegan have been arrested and charged with burglary.Police say 33-year-old Ronney Lang and 46-year-old Harold Parker stole scrap metal from a barn in Athens.The owner of the barn says he caught the two in the act and temporarily detained them.He says he had them unload their truckload of the stolen stuff, then let them go.The owner told police about it, leading to the arrests.
The second of two men charged with setting fire to an abandoned paper mill in Gardiner has admitted to the crime and is going to prison.21-year-old Joshua Lund of Gardiner pleaded guilty to arson Tuesday and was sentenced to a year-and-a-half behind bars.He was also ordered to pay $5,000 restitution.
Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputies say speed may have played a part in a pick up truck that wrecked in Winterport and sent one man to the hospital.Deputies say 61-year-old Michael Jordan of Winterport was heading north on Monroe Road, near the intersection of Route 69 about 11 o’clock this morning.