The father and children that lived in that house were out for a snowmobile ride when they got the call that their house was on fire.
Departments from five towns had responded to the fire on N. Dexter Road just after 4 o’clock Monday afternoon.
FairPoint officialssaid the company got about 6,000 calls Saturday, 4,500 Sunday and fewer than 3,000 Monday. That doesn’t count people who couldn’t get through because of busy signals.
Customers with Verizon e-mail accounts were supposed to be switched over to FairPoint e-mail addresses beginning Saturday, but when the switch was made, many customers couldn’t set up new accounts because of technical problems.
Police say Timothy Woods, Joshua Clark, and Justin Clark started the crime spree Thursday night.
They’re accused of stealing from Best Buy, Toys-R-Us and Target on Thursday. Then robbing K-mart on Friday.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) – A 53-year-old Dover-Foxcroft man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of his older sister. Michael Toby entered his plea Monday in Piscataquis County Superior Court. He is charged with killing 70-year-old Rosalie Shedd in her apartment in Dover-Foxcroft in October. Police say Toby told them he struck his sister repeatedly on the head, strangled her with a vacuum cleaner cord and put a plastic bag over her head after they got into a fight. Toby’s defense attorney, Christopher Smith, says he’s waiting to get more evidence from prosecutors before deciding how to proceed with the case. Toby is being held without bail in the Piscataquis County Jail.
It happened at E.M.M.C. Family Medicine of Brewer in the Twin City plaza.
The call came in at about one o’clock Sunday afternoon.
Brewer fire captain Brent Melvin says he was alerted that there had been a spill of a chemical called Phenol, which is a corrosive.
Police have arrested three Bangor men in connection with a string of robberies near the Bangor Mall.
Timothy Woods, 25, Joshua Clark, 23, and Justin Clark, 26, have been all been charged with felony theft.
Actual prices ranged from a low of $1.94 in southwestern Maine, to a high of $2.55 in the northern region.
The statewide kerosene price average is $2.81 per gallon.
Thousands of Mainers will qualify for extended unemployment benefits because of the state’s high unemployment rate.
The Maine Labor Department says the rising unemployment rate, which rose to 7 percent in December, has triggered a 13-week extension of federal benefits.
The company, owned by Swiss food giand Nestle, will be opening a new manufacturing plant.
Poland Spring currently employs more than 800 people in Maine, providing about $40,000,000 to the Maine economy.
The public works department in Machias is still cleaning up the snow and ice left behind.
Town manager Betsy Fitzgerald says Machias got about 8 inches of snow and about an inch and a half of ice on Wednesday.
Customers with Verizon e-mail accounts were supposed to be switched over to FairPoint beginning Saturday, but when the switch was made, many customers couldn’t set up new accounts.
FairPoint last year paid $2.3 billion for Verizon’s land lines in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It has 285,000 customers in the three states with Verizon e-mail addresses.
Motorists are digging a little deeper in
their pockets to drive on the Maine Turnpike.
Effective today, tolls go up on the 106-mile highway. Turnpike
officials say it’s the first toll increase since 2004.
State officials are cautioning home owners
that ice and snow can trigger spills of heating oil from outdoor
The Department of Environmental Protection says falling ice from
roofs and snow compaction around the tanks can sever lines and
A 21-year-old Rumford man was treated for
hypothermia after riding his snowmobile into open water on the
Androscoggin River in western Maine.
The Maine Warden Service says Michael Thurston was snowmobiling
Police have made arrests in connection with three robberies around the Bangor Mall on Thursday night.
Detectives aren’t releasing many details at this hour, but they will say at least one person has been arrested.
The 36-year-old man who shot his
father to death during his 65th birthday party in Lewiston wants
his sentence reduced.
Scott Poirier of Sabattus was convicted last January of manslaughter in the
With bald eagle populations on the
rebound, there’s a move afoot to remove the American symbol from
Maine’s list of endangered and threatened species.
The move follows federal action to take the eagle off its
She was robbed by a man who had just bought a cup of coffee.
Police say the cashier at the Corner Country Store on Union Street was making change for the man, when he suddenly reached over the counter and grabbed some cash.
The recall involves Stabilicer Lite cleats, model number BNX9, which are worn over shoes or boots for traction in winter conditions.
L.L. Bean recalled the product after receiving two reports of breakages of the elastic harness system to the cleats. The company has not received any reports of injuries.
The House of Flavors ice cream company says it’s the 64 ounce square packages. One allergic reaction has been reported.
The problem occurred when cartons of chocolate chip ice cream were filled at the plant after a run of maple walnut ice cream.