The mother of a Maine National Guard recruit who died during basic training says her son had the flu.19-year-old Private Jordan Chase of Lewiston died Sunday in a South Carolina hospital.His mother says her son was suffering from pneumonia and the H1N1 flu.He was hospitalized after completing a physical test at boot camp.
Monday night, February 21st, around 9:15, Wilton Police responded to a home invasion that was in progress.Police say an unknown person was trying to get into the home through a back door that was locked.The resident called 91- and warned the attempted intruder that they had a gun, but the person continued to try and break in.The resident fired a single gunshot and that’s when the prowler fled in an SUV type vehicle.It is unknown if the would be intruder was hit by the gun shot.If you have any information on this attempted crime please contact the Wilton Police Department at 645-4222.
The Oscars may be this Sunday but the place to be seen won’t be in Hollywood but Granville Rental’s showroom in Holden.That’s where Sweetest Thing, Bangor Wine and Cheese, Wicked Wines, Granville Rental, and Anne Marie’s Kitchen will be throwing a fundraiser party to benefit Penobscot Theatre Company.While the idea is to raise funds for the program, it’s also an event to celebrate the success of the theater’s current production, Dirty Blonde.The “It’s a Wrap” party will be held on Sunday, February 27th at 6 p.m.
Some experts say the ongoing unrest in the Middle East is impacting gas prices here in North America.On Tuesday, the price of oil jumped six percent to 95 dollars a barrel.Pumping gas was always a necessity for Bangor resident Bob Wheeldon, but the increase in gas prices has made it a luxury.”It’s affected money we put into groceries.
A Madison man who allegedly led police on a chase Monday morning, pleaded not guilty today to the charges against him.According to the Madison Police Department, 46-year old Steven Couture refused to pull over.Police say Couture was speeding and operating with a suspended license.Two Skowhegan officers joined in pursuit of Couture and six miles later, they say they were able to stop his car.Couture remains in the Somerset County Jail on $5,000 bail.
Gardiner police are asking for help in finding a man they say robbed a store on Maine Avenue last night.Gardiner police chief James Toman says a man wearing dark clothing entered the Tiger Town Beverage and Redemption a little before 7:00 Monday night and pointed a gun at the female clerk.The man told the clerk not to look at him and then then emptied the cash register and fled the store on foot.A witness spotted the man as he ran off and headed towards a parking lot behind the store.Gardiner police were assisted by a K-9 unit from the Maine State Police but couldn’t find the man.Anyone with information is being asked to contact Detective Michael Durham of the Gardiner police at 582-3211.
A Clinton teenager is out of the hospital but her brother remains in jail following a shooting outside his home yesterday.23-year-old Adam Trott made his first court appearance via video conference Tuesday.Clinton Police Chief Craig Johnson says Trott shot the windows out of a car that was parked in his driveway.Johnson says Trott then struck his sister in the head.Trott is being held in the Kennebec County Jail on $15,000 bail.
The Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce will play host to a special basketball game next month.On Monday, March 7th the Harlem Rockets will take over the Camden Hills Regional High School gym.The Rockets are a team of comedy basketball players.Their opponents will be community members.Tickets are available at the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce or by calling 236-4404.If you get your tickets early it’s $10 for adults and $8 for kids under age 18.Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $10 for kids.The show is Monday, March 7th at 6 p.m..
An investigator with the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department says a piece of meat that was believed to be tainted tested negative for poisoning.In January, we visited Sheila Grant at her home in Parkman.Grant’s dog died in December after ingesting antifreeze.That incident and the sickening of a dog and cat in guilford had pet owners on edge.A pet owner at Riverside Terrace in Guilford found the piece of raw meat and called police.The investigator says the results were reported Saturday and the meat appears to be dog food.Meanwhile, the death of the Parkman dog is still under investigation.
The owner of a paper mill in East Millinocket, reportedly says it is going to close in 60 days if a pending deal to sell it and an already closed mill in Millinocket is not finalized.A spokesman for the parent company of Katahdin Paper the company is planning to issue the required Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice, which provides 60-day notice of a closure.The East Millinocket mill employs about 450 people.
2010 was a very good year for lobstering in Maine, in terms of how much was caught.Figures just released show a record 93.4 million pounds of lobster was caught.The catch was valued at around 309 million dollars.The Department of Marine Resources says it breaks the previous record of 82 million pounds set just the year before.The value of last year’s catch was the third-highest on record.The highest was in 2005 when Lobstermen caught 318 million dollars worth.
A federal judge has upheld Maine’s campaign finance disclosure law.It follows a lawsuit by an organization against gay marriage.The National Organization for Marriage sued after the state ethics commission found that it was required to disclose the identities of its donors.
Fans heading to the basketball tournament in Augusta should plan on a few extra minutes of travel time.A lane will be closed on I-95 Northbound at the Civic Center exit in Augusta starting Wednesday.Crews will replace bridge decking and resurface it, so traffic will be just one lane.The project and the delays are expected to last until the first week in May.