A teenager out riding his bike was killed along Route 1 in Orland Wednesday night.According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened around 6:30 in the evening.Police say 14-year old Mark McDonald of Orland rode out from Narramissic Drive onto Route 1 on the West side of the Narramissic River Bridge.He was hit by a pick up truck.Authorities say McDonald had major head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.The section of Route 1 from Duck Cove Road to Route 175 in Orland was closed off to all traffic while authorities investigated.
Most folks are in agreement, something needs to be done to fix up the current building the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Emergency Management Agency use in Belfast.Not everyone is happy with the proposed solution of building a new $1.4 million facility behind the current location.Wednesday night, the planning board will decide whether or not to give final approval to the plan.The proposed new building that will house the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Emergency Management Agency will be behind its current location.
Three people have been arrested in connection with a burglary in Canaan early Wednesday morning.The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a burglary in process on the Whitten Road in Canaan.Authorities say the caller said there were people inside a barn next to his residence, as well as a white truck near the barn.Twenty-two-year-old David Fortier of Canaan and 19-year-old Damien Towers of Skowhegan are charged with burglary and theft.And 19-year-old Rachelle Clukey of Cornville was charged with receiving stolen property.Authorities say rolls of copper wire and an electric grinder were reportedly stolen and have been recovered.
The planning board in Augusta will wait to talk about a zoning change that could allow for a medical marijuana dispensary to open the city.The board tabled a public hearing last night on a proposal to expand the city’s medical district.
Fundraising efforts for a special plaque kicked off in Augusta Wednesday.That plaque will hang in the State House to honor Maine’s female veterans.Meghan Hayward reports.”I think these women who served in those capacities needed to be recognized for not only what they’re doing for us now, but they’ve done for us in the past.”Come November, everyone who walks through the Hall of Flags in the Maine State House will see the memorial plaque in honor of female veterans.”I’m very excited about the design.
Police have charged a man from Fairfield with domestic violence, saying he forced his ex-wife to swallow his wedding ring.Police say 44-year-old Darryl Alan Roberts joined his ex-wife and another woman for drinks on June 23, but they left him at a Bangor pub after he became angry.
Senator Olympia Snowe has announced she will vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice.Snowe says Kagan met her standard for Supreme Court nominees with “strong intellect, respect for the rule of law, and understanding of the important but limited role of the Supreme Court.”Senator Susan Collins said last week she would support Kagan.Most Republicans plan to vote against Kagan.
A local customer at C&K Variety in Hermon is a million dollars richer.The customer won the million-dollars on Saturday’s Powerball drawing.According to the store owner, Bob Duran, the winner plays the lottery every once in a while.The winner did not pick the numbers, it was all random.
State Police responded to three “car versus moose” crashes on the interstate near Hermon Tuesday night…all three involving the same animal.The first call came in around 10:45pm, and the second and third followed soon after.They all happened in the Northbound lane of I-95, near the Coldbrook exit.We’re told no one was injured in the chain reaction crashes.