A 10-year-old boy from Jefferson is at a Boston hospital as of Wednesday morning, after he was seriously burned Tuesday night.Jefferson fire chief Walter Morris says it happened when the boy, whose name has not yet been released, added gasoline to a wood pile fire.He suffered first and second degree burns on his hands, face, back, and chest.
Thurs, April 15th, 9amRoom 214 of the Cross State Office Building, AugustaStreaming audio available at:www.maine.gov/legis/audio/natural_res_cmte.htmlEmail comments to:[email protected] Comments to:Superintendent of InsuranceAttn: Sarah Hewitt34 State House StationAugusta, Maine 04333
Maine’s highest court has upheld the mandatory minimum sentences required under the state’s so-called “Tina’s Law,” which cracks down on dangerous drivers.In a unanimous ruling, the state supreme court ruled the law is constitutional.The ruling vacates a sentence on a man who had three drunk driving convictions in ten years and continued to drive after losing his license.A superior court judge sentenced Gerald Gilman to 90 days in jail, but Tina’s Law called for a minimum of two years.The supreme court sided with prosecutors saying the more lenient sentence was illegal.
A program at Veazie Elementary School is helping students’ minds and bodies.As Meghan Hayward tells us, they had quite the incentive to take part in the program.It’s called Books for Bikes.The program is sponsored by the Master Mechanics Mason Lodge in Orono.The rules are simple.
The Brewer and Bangor Fire Stations opened their doors to children Tuesday.It was an opportunity for the kids to learn fire safety and meet local firefighters.Organizers of the event say in case of emergency, it’s important for kids to know firefighters are there to help and to not be afraid of them.One boy from Hampden is taking a lot away from his experience at the fire house.” What you do is when your house is on fire Stop, Drop and Roll.”” Well that he’ll be careful at home and not touch what he’s not suppose to touch and matches and plugs and outlets and things like that.
Bangor Savings Bank is handing out a lot of money for a host of local non-profit groups.The bank’s Community Matters More Program has announced the winners of 100-thosuand dollars in grants.Maine residents casted more than 80-thousand votes for 19-hundred different non-profits.The top eight will get 5-thousand dollars each and sixty more organizations will received a thousand dollars apiece.For a list of all the winners you can go to, www.bangor.com/communitymattersmore.aspx
Husson University’s on-campus radio hosted a blood drive on campus Tuesday.WHSN staff along with members of the Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity volunteered to help out.Radio station Co-manager Christian Mower says they have been holding annual blood drives in the Fall and Spring for many years.He says they are always happy to help out the red cross.” It’s very important because a lot of people don’t know where they can give blood so when you have an event like this on campus kids are just walking around in between classes or have a lot of spare time.
A coordinated effort to burn the overgrowth near the railroad tracks in parts of Bangor, Orono, and Veazie is almost finished.Today the Maine Forest Service along with Bangor, Orono, and Veazie fire departments burned along the tracks at the corner of State Street and Hogan Road in Bangor.Officials say this particular area has been a major fire hazard in the past.
A 34 year old woman from China, Maine has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Albion.Deputies with the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office say that Melina Paradis was traveling along Route 202 around 7:00 last night with two other motorcyclists.Witnesses reported seeing her bike swerve into the path of a box truck that was traveling in the opposite direction.
As UMaine student Jack Bruce nears the end of his sophomore year, he’s doing so with the praise of his professors.But it’s not because of how he did in class, it’s for something he did on his own outside of the classroom.”Turn this on” With the flip of a switch, Jack Bruce’s robot springs to life.
All seaplanes that use Maine waters are now required to carry a “lake and river protection” sticker.The program is part of an effort to bring attention to the threats invasive plants pose to lakes and ponds in our state.The sticker reads: “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers – Preserve Maine’s Waters.” The sticker costs $20.