A former kindergarten teacher from Jackman who admitted to using some of his students to make child porn was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday.41-year old Rob Mocarsky entered a guilty plea in federal court over the summer.He was arrested in January after a parent complained he made one of his students dress up in a racy costume, then took photos of her.Court records say a search of his computers revealed he took sexually explicit photos of four of his students.
State Police say speed is the cause of a deadly car crash in Carmel.Two teenagers were killed Monday night.Police say 14-year old Richard Picken of Carmel and 16-year old James McPhearson of Levant died at the scene.We’re told the boys were about to become step-brothers.They were traveling along Irish Road when the car hit a utility pole near the Fuller Road intersection, knocking down power lines.The Irish Road was shut down while crews cleaned up the scene.Hermon High School provided counseling for students and staff Tuesday.
Two people from Waldo made it out of their house safely last night after noticing flames coming out of the walls in their living room.It happened around 9:30 on Waldo Station Road.Waldo’s fire chief says everyone made it out safely, including a cat.There is minimal damage to the home.The fire chief says the fire started in the chimney area of the woodstove.
A man from Belfast is in critical condition from an accident last night in Searsport.Searsport’s police chief says 22-year old Jonathan Carlson was driving along Brock Road when he lost control of the car, flipping it several times.21-year old Thorin Robbins of Northport was a passenger.Both men were taken to a Belfast hospital.Robbins was treated and released.
State police say the deaths of an elderly couple from Carmel is a murder suicide.State police have identified the victims as 69-year-old Patricia Johnson and her 74-year-old husband, Laurel Johnson.Detectives say Johnson shot his wife and then turned a gun on himself.When a hospice worker for the couple arrived at the home on Route 69 Tuesday morning, the door was locked.They called relatives who went to the home and found the two bodies inside.The couple was last seen alive about 7 pm Monday night.
Two teenagers were killed last night, after their car crashed in Carmel.Police say 14-year old Richard Picken of Carmel and 16-year old James McPhearson of Levant died at the scene.We’re told the boys were about to become stepbrothers.They were traveling along Irish Road when the car hit a utility pole near the Fuller Road intersection, knocking down power lines.The Irish Road was shut down while crews cleaned up the scene.The accident is still under investigation.
At least two people are dead following a single car accident in Carmel.The vehicle was traveling along the Irish Road near the intersection with Fuller Road when it struck a utility pole and knocked down the lines.When emergency crews arrived on the scene they could not get to the vehicle due to the downed lines.Officials are not identifying the victims until the families can be notified, but did say that there were at least two people in the vehicle.The Irish Road will be shut down until crews can clean up the scene.State police are investigating the cause of the crash.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is coming up about $70 million dollars short.Commissioner Mary Mayhew says many factors contributed to the shortfall, including hikes to Medicare premiums.She says the department is working on changes to minimize future budget gaps.
The case a Gardiner woman accused of stealing more than $150,000 from her employer is heading to trial.Bettysue Higgins,53, of Gardiner is charged with embezzling $166,000 from the Maine Trial Lawyers Association over a four year period.Monday in court her attorney told the judge Higgins has opted to stand trial rather than plead guilty.
A man accused of attacking a Rockland police officer while possibly under the influence of bath salts remains behind bars after his first court appearance Monday.A judge ordered David Carver,36, of Rockland to be held without bail for a probation violation.
Main Street in Downtown Waterville is closed at this hour.It follows a robbery at a Bank of America branch, which was held up a few hours ago.Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey tells us the robbery happened shortly after 3-oclock Monday.Rumsey says Waterville police do have a suspect detained, but there’s a suspicious package still inside the bank.Waterville Police have been joined by a State Police bomb team on the scene.Rumsey says he expects lower Main Street to remain closed for the next few hours until they secure the scene.
Two women accused of having more than 18-thousand dollars worth of bath salts were in court Monday via video.Veazie Police say they pulled April Kane,26, over Thursday for speeding.They say they found bath salts, Methadone, hundreds of prescription drugs, pot and more than $1,500 in cash in her car.Kane did not enter a plea Monday.
An Orrington man accused of threatening a man with a crossbow made a video conference court appearance Monday.55-year-old Michael Henderson is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.Police responded to Joy Lane Saturday night after a man said he was being threatened by a tenant living upstairs.Henderson did not enter a plea.Bail was set at one thousand dollars.