The Penobscot Sheriff’s Department responded to two separate accidents on Route 9 in Clifton Sunday morning.Officials say a section of Route 9 was closed for about thirty minutes, as LifeFlight had to land and take one of the drivers.They say driving too fast for road conditions are to blame for both accidents.Authorities say the first accident was minor and there were no injuries.50-year-old Pamela Feeney of Dennsyville had to be LifeFlighted.
Candles are believed to be the cause of a fire in Hudson Saturday night.Crews were called to the Hudson Road just after eleven.Fire officials say it appears the fire started in a downstairs bathroom and did spread to the second floor.They say they had the fire knocked down within thirty minutes of arrival.Officials say the house is salvageable but there is extensive damage in the bathroom and some smoke and water damage to a few bedrooms upstairs.Glenburn, Bradford and Charleston were called in to assist.They say a woman and her daughter were home and heard the smoke detector.” Oh smoke detectors are life savers.
Close to fifty police agencies in Maine are getting federal money to beef up patrols during the holiday season.They will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety has given $200,000 to 41 police departments, five sheriff’s offices and Maine State Police.The money will pay for overtime patrols through the end of the year.(Associated Press)
Members of Occupy Bangor say they’ll abide to a request to stop camping on the public library’s property.Activist Lawrence Reichard says the group met Friday night and came to an agreement to leave the property..He says the group will continue discussing its options.The library’s Board of Directors voted to ask the group to remove their tents and other property by 8 am Monday.Library Director, Barbara McDade says the encampment isn’t covered by the library’s liability insurance.(Associated Press)
An Ellsworth man that had been reported missing has been found safe and sound.Ellsworth Police had been looking for 65-year-old David Washington.Friends became concerned after he didn’t check in with his landlord, which he had done every day.Police say washington had gone to visit a friend in Machias and when he saw himself on the news he called police to notify them he was safe.
Smiles, Lights and Abundant Good Cheer, that was the theme of this year’s Festival of Lights Parade in Bangor.It featured more than seventy units, celebrating the holidays.Parade organizers say the floats were even better this year.TV-5 took part in the parade, some walking in it.
The Page Farm and Home Museum in Orono offered a one stop shop, it was their annual holiday craft fair.More than twenty artisans were on hand.They say it’s important to get local people in touch with the crafters for exposure because many don’t have storefronts.Folks taking advantage of the fair could find a variety of gift ideas.” We have all hand-crafted.
State Police now say prison escapee David Hobson is likely armed and should be considered extremely dangerous.Hobson is from Alfred but was in a prison in Ossippee, New Hampshire, while awaiting trial on a burglary charge.Officials say Hobson was in the recreation yard of the prison when he climbed over a perimeter fence topped by razor wire.Police believe Hobson escaped from prison to harm two people in York County, who have been notified and are in a safe location.
The head football coach for Colby College put in his resignation Friday.This comes in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct at the school.An article in the school newspaper, The Colby Echo, claims a member or members of the school’s football team are involved in the misconduct and that at least two people have come forward to complain.The school’s Website says Ed Mestieri has been coaching at Colby for 23 years, 8 of those as head coach.Vice President of Communications for the college, Michael Kiser tells TV-5 coach, Mestieri stated he felt it was time for the program and himself to take a different direction, as his reason for resigning.No word on rather his resignation is connected with the allegations.
A Washington County judge has been sanctioned by the Maine supreme court for not dealing with cases fast enough.Probate Judge Lyman Holmes has been ordered to provide a list of cases taken under advisement for more than thirty days to the Committee on Judicial Responsibility every month until next August.Probate judges handle adoptions, wills, guardianships, estates and name changes.Holmes has been the probate judge in Washington County for twenty-two years.Heâ€™s accused of making some people wait years for decisions in cases that should have taken months to decide.
A Lagrange man accused of distributing oxycodone will stay in prison until his trial.Friday, Tony Woodard, 43, waived his detention hearing.He pleaded not guilty in court in November.Court records say he distributed a mixture containing the drug in July of 2010.His case will likely go to trial in January.
Bangor Police are cracking down on drivers operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol.Theyâ€™re setting up roadblocks at various spots around town.They advise drivers to be responsible if they plan on drinking by finding a designated driver or using public transportation.