A Canadian woman has died following a crash on Interstate 95 near Sherman.State Police say 51-year-old Elizabeth Snow, of New Brunswick, was travelling South when she hit the guardrail.It happened Thursday morning at around 11:30.The collision ripped off the driver’s side door, as well as a rear sliding door.Investigators believe Snow was wearing her seatbelt, but she was ejected from the vehicle.Snow was seen lying in the passing lane by fellow drivers, who alerted the authorities.Snow was taken to Millinocket Regional Hospital, then life-flighted to E.M.M.C.
Two men are behind bars, charged in connection with a burglary spree that spanned five Counties in Eastern and Central Maine, and netted more than $20,000 in items.The arrests came after a joint investigation between the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and State Police.42-year-old Randy Millay of Machiasport, and Richard “Twitch” Merritt are accused of stealing wood splitters, generators, outboards, tools, a boat as well as other items.We’re told some of the property has already been returned to its owners.Authorities believe the men hit close to 40 different locations, and they say the investigation is expected to link the two men to other crimes as well.
Folks from all over Maine have come together in a big way to help out an 11-year-old girl from Stacyville who was struck by a live power line.Allison Botting is in a hospital in Boston where she’s undergone multiple surgeries on her injured leg.Thursday night, Craig’s Clam Shop in Patten, along with its sister restaurant, Craig’s Maine Course in Island Falls, hosted a fundraiser for Allison and her family.According to the shop’s Facebook account, they raised more than $8,000.And Modern Woodmen, a non-profit investment firm, has pledged to match up to $2,500.
One young man is in jail after hitting another man with his car on Thursday.21-year-old William Panzino of Auburn is being held at the Androscoggin County Jail on $15,000 bail.He was driving the car that struck 21-year-old Kyle Karkos.Police said Karkos had been involved in a fight with one of Panzino’s friends at the carnival being held in Great Falls Plaza.
An escaped prisoner has been arrested in Owl’s Head Light State Park.60 year old Wayne Collamore was serving a sentence on a Firearms charge when he walked away from a halfway house in Portland last week.Since then Collamore was spotted in several midcoast towns.He was arrested by Deputy U.S.
Smith’s Ceramics no longer stands on the corner of Main and Cedar Streets in Bangor.Demolition started this morning on the home and business that had been there for more than 50 years.Last year, the owners were told they’d have to move under eminent domain laws, as the city reconstructs the traffic pattern in the area.While Teresa Wong and her family have since moved, she says it was still an emotional day to watch it all come down.”It’s like saying good-bye to a loved one, you know.
Five young women of the teen-parent education program at Bangor’s Good Samaritan Agency were recognized Thursday.Each of them received their high school diploma.The program offers the women a 2-year alternative high school education while caring for their children through the licensed daycare center on site.The graduates say they’re leaving the program with more than a diploma, some with more confidence.” That I can do it.
A group of people are spreading comfort to cancer patients.And they’re doing that one blanket at a time.Comforting Blankets is a non-profit organization that gives blankets to local cancer patients.Thursday, they were outside Sam’s Club in Bangor collecting blankets and other donations.The organization is trying to round up 500 blankets of any type–homemade or store bought.But the blankets need to be new and unused.Founder, Bobbie Dumond says a blanket can really lift a patient’s spirits.”When they have their cancer treatments they bring them back with them time and time again.
If you have e-Waste lying around your house, here’s your chance to get rid of it.The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Universal e-Waste Recycling Day.They are accepting everything from computer equipment and tv’s to batteries and fluorescent bulbs.It’s being held Friday, June 11, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
State police arrested an Eddington day-care operator Wednesday on charges of child pornography.39-year-old Walter Ramsdell III was taken into custody at his Main Street home, where he and his wife run the “Care-A-Lot” day care center.Police say only one child was there when they searched the house and Ramsdell’s computer, on which they say they found child pornography.