46-year old Roger Poirier had been staying in a 30-foot travel trailer on the Station Road when a couch caught fire.
The fire burned itself out, but not before filling the trailer with smoke.
22-year-old John Okie has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect to the charges.
Okie’s ex-girlfriend, 19-year old Alexandra Mills was beaten to death in her family’s home in July of last year.
The rest are expected to be out of work within a month.
Company spokesperson Glenn Saucier says 125 workers are off the job now. He says another 83 are scheduled to be laid off for a total of208employees.
Effective as of noon December 5th, the boil water has been lifted.
It is now safe to use water in Pittsfield for drinking, making ice cubes, washing food, brushing teeth or any other activity involving consumption of water.
65-year-old John Spencer was arrested on Wednesday.
He’s been charged with five counts of unlawful sexual contact with children.
Police tell us the crimes involved two children under the age of twelve.
32-year-old Christopher Brown of Brewer will serve 13 years in prison and 31-year-old Edward Record of Bucksportwill serve 12 years for attacking a Bangor hotel guest with a bat and a hammer.
Weekly guest Russ Van Arsdale from Northeast Contact stopped by Thursday mornig to talk about shipping holiday gifts safely though various companies and the U.S. Mail.
30-year-old Nicholas Taylor was found guilty of aggravated assault, a class B felony, assault of a child under the age of six, a class C felony, and failure to appear in court, a class C felony. He was found not guilty of depraved indifference.
Workers at Northeastern’s sister company, Old Town Lumber, are also feeling the pinch.
Owner Jonathan French says the manufacturing part of northeastern will shut down starting on Christmas eve. Production will hopefully start up again in mid-February.
30-year-old Kristopher Fergerson disappeared Tuesday night while he was digging for Perwinkles with his friend Dennis Knox on a sand bar in Lubec Narrows.
Knox told police that the two became separated by rising waters, and he could hear Fergerson calling for help.
The public water comming out of the town of Pittsfield has been shut off following a water main break on Main Street Wednesday night.
The water district says that, due to the possibility of unsafe water residents are being told to boil water for at least five minutes before using it for drinking, brushing teeth, or any other activity involving the consumption of water.
One of the two Shaw’s grocery stores in Bangor is closing.
Company managers notified the 120 employees at the Springer Drive location on Tuesday that the store will close January 31st.
Three people are recovering after a collision in Hampden this morning. It happened on the Coldbrook road just before 10am. Officer Joshua Gunn says a Jeep, driven by 50-year-old Richard Eberhart of Kenduskeag, tried to turn left onto the I-95 on ramp. He says the Jeep pulled in front of an oncoming pick-up, driven by 53-year-old Laurence Keezer of Bangor, causing a collision. Both drivers and a passenger in Eberhart’s Jeep, 43-year-old Roger Eldridge of Levant, were taken to the hospital with head and neck injuries. Both vehicles are totalled. Gunn says the accident is still under investigation, but charges are pending.
A meeting was held in Waterville Tuesday night to discuss school reorganization plans.
During the meeting, city councilors voted to set the date of January 13th to hold a special referendum.
The search for a missing Lubec man has ended for the day, but the investigation continues. 30-Year-old Kristopher Fergerson disappeared last night. He was digging for periwinkles on a sand bar in Lubec narrows with his friend Dennis Knox. Knox told police the two became separated by rising waters and he could hear Fergerson calling for help. Knox notified customs in Lubec and the coast guard responded but they were unable to find Fergerson. Police say the state police criminal investigative division has been called in to assist.
Maine’s 124th legislature was officially sworn into office Wednesday morning.
The ceremony took place at the state house in augusta.
Democrats have a strong hold in both chambers: 96 seats in the house and 20 in the senate.
The call for help came in just after 6 o’clock.
People living in the Newport home had reportedly started a fire in a woodstove, but somehow the flames spread onto the wall and then up into the attic.
The weather is getting some of the blame for a deadly crash yesterday in Carrabasset Valley. Police say 22-year-old Craig Morin of Whitefield was driving a compact car which slid out of control on slush-covered route 27. The car hit a pick-up truck head-on. Morin died at the scene. Police say he may have been driving too fast for conditions. A new jersey man was driving the pick-up and suffered minor injuries.
According to the Kennebec Journal, 25-year-old Craig Morin was on his way back to Whitefield after visiting his mother.
Police say his car skidded out of control while travelling along Route 27, and collided head on with a truck. Morin was pronounced dead at the scene.
The bomb squad was called to Beatham, Bernier, Seekins and Colpritt on Parkway South just before ten this morning. Peter Beatham says relatives of a client who died a few months ago brought over boxes filled with the client’s belongings. Beatham was digging through one of the boxes in search of a checkbook, when he found a hand grenade instead. He notified Brewer police and within a few minutes, the bomb squad arrived to remove the device.