The Maine Warden Service said Raymond Webb was on the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River near Houlton when he struck an overhanging tree.An ambulance transported Webb to Houlton Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Monday morning.Investigators said Webb was wearing a helmet. His death is Maine’s third snowmobile fatality of the season.
Maureen Waltz was the third pedestrian killed by a vehicle in Penobscot County within the past three weeks.
No charges were filed against the driver, who told police he did not see Waltz.
Wardens say the area where the man went into the water Saturday night on South Twin Lake near Millinocket is close to the area where a Connecticut man died in early April 2008 while snowmobiling on thin ice near moving water on North Twin Lake.
Health officials say every year, more than 7-thousand maine women are physically or sexually assaulted by their intimate partners.
But many crimes go unreported, now an Eddington woman is making her private battle with abuse, very public.
An old internet scam that aims to scare people into ponying up cash to stay alive has reared its head in Maine.
A Dixmont man who received the threat wants to spread the word before someone becomes a victim.
The chancellor of the University of Maine
system has unveiled a six-month process aimed at bringing about
what he describes as ":major transformative change.":
Richard Pattenaude says incremental cost-cutting will not do
Contractors are taking steps during the
thinning of trees near I-95 in northern Maine to avoid attracting
Last year, the Maine Department of Transportation hired a
contractor to cut trees back from the interstate north of Bangor.
A fast-moving storm dumped up to a
half-foot of snow across southern and coastal Maine before moving
out of the state.
The snow made for slippery driving and led to parking bans on
Part of Interstate 95 in Augusta was closed Sunday after several vehicles were involved in snow-related crashes.As many as 12 vehicles were involved in the accidents, which happened between exits 109 and 112.Some of the vehicles rolled over, and some injuries were reported.The southbound lane had to be closed while police investigated and crews cleaned up the wreckage.Traffic was re-routed through the streets of Augusta.
A Maine man charged with manslaughter
in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 17-month-old boy
was back behind bars Friday after a judge revoked his bail.
David Cook of Wilton left the Franklin County Jail on Tuesday
A federal appeals court has upheld the acquittal
of a former Republican National Committee official charged in the
GOP phone-jamming scheme in New Hampshire’s 2002 election.
James Tobin of Bangor, Maine, had been convicted in 2005 of
President Bush has signed a disaster
declaration that provides federal assistance to repair public
infrastructure in seven Maine counties that was damaged in last
month’s ice storm.
The announcement comes from Gov. John Baldacci, who sought the
Gov. John Baldacci is calling for the
transfer of 118 Maine prison inmates to privately-run prisons in
The proposal is included in the two-year state budget package
that Baldacci outlined yesterday. The transfers would save money by
A 20-pound lobster named George was releasedfrom a swanky Park Avenue restaurant’s tank.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is applauding City Crab and Seafood for allowing the old-timer to live out his days in freedom.
But with poor weather conditions and much of their fishing gear pulled from the water, not many fishermen are reaping the rewards. Still, the industry says the price rise is a welcome change from the rock-bottom prices of recent months.
An aide to Baldacci says the budget for the two years starting July 1 will total $6.1 billion. The figure, smaller than the
current biennial budget of $6.3 billion, reflects the depth of proposed reductions. The details are to be presented Friday afternoon.
25-year-old David Cook of Wilton left the Franklin County Jail on Tuesday after a family friend used $100,000 worth of property to secure his release. Cook returned to court Friday after the friend was arrested because of irregularities with the documentation provided to jail officials.
The announcement came Friday from Governor John Baldacci, who sought the declaration last week. The counties affected include Androscoggin, Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and Knox.
The approval means that the state and qualifying local governments can be reimbursed by the Federel Emergency Management Agency for 75% of the cost of repairing roads and other public property.
27-year-old Iver Cardwell was convicted on charges of aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation and criminal operating under the influence stemming from the incident in November 2007. He also pleaded guilty to driving after revocation in a separate case.
A new law, aimed at keeping children safe, has some businesses that cater to kids concerned about how they’ll stay afloat…..
As Cori Skall discovered, information on how much of an impact this law may have..is not easy to pin down…..