A man was arrested after police say he forged a prescription at a local Hannaford.Bangor Police say, last Friday Jason DeWitt was seen stealing a pen from the Union Street Hannaford and entering the bathroom with a piece of paper in hand.The paper turned out to be a prescription for Percocet pills.He exited the bathroom and went to the pharmacy.Police say it was clear the prescription was altered to increase the amount of pills prescribed to him.DeWitt was arrested for acquiring drugs by deception, forgery and theft.He is currently out on bail.
(AP) – The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says three man have been arrested in connection with the death of a Maine woman whose child was found in an idling car in Conway.Anthony Papile, 28, of Ossipee has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Krista Dittmeyer, 20, whose body was found in a Conway pond on April 27.The Portland, Maine, woman was last seen on April 22.
A school board meeting in Belfast ended with good news for students at a local school.The board voted to keep the Frankfort Elementary School open.Last month, the board voted to close the school, but parents questioned the validity of the result.At the time, the board was short two members, and parents felt it wasn’t a fair decision.
A counselor who has helped kids all across the country is coming to Maine.The Adams School in Castine will host a lecture that focuses on bullying, behavorial and emotional issues.Kim John Payne has spoken to students at more than a hundred schools, and tomorrow he will be at the Delano Auditorium at the Maine Maritime Academy.The event will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Students from Husson University will be entering the workforce this weekend.But before they do, they will hear from an alumni who calls the State House his office.Governor LePage will address more than five-hundred students as Husson’s commencement speaker, this year.The Governor graduated from the school in 1971.The ceremony will be held at the Winkin Sports Complex on the Husson Bangor Campus.It begins at 10:30 a.m.
Police believe a man in washington torched his own camp, attempted to set fire to his mother’s house, then committed suicide.A neighbor on Medeika Lane called the blaze in shortly after 8:30 Tuesday night.At that time, they said flames were shooting out of the home’s window.When fire fighters arrived, they discovered the body of 37-year old Robert Medeika.State Police say Medeika set fire to his camp, then went into the garage and killed himself.Medeika also attempted to burn down his mother’s house, according to state Public Safety Spokesperson Steve McCausland.
- Senior Expo is Friday, May 20th from 9am-2pm at Spectacular Events Center in Bangor- Safe Strides will be on hand to talk fall prevention and will team up with Husson University to provide fall risk assessments-Â Home safety evaluation may include finding whether lighting is adequate, nightlights, walkways are clear and in good condition, steps into the home should have at least one railing, kitchen cupboards are easy to open, fire extinguisher easily accessible, hot water setting is set under 120 degrees, remove scatter rugs, grab bars in shower, bench in shower, de-clutter, telephone near bed, etc.For more information, check out Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s website at www.eaaa.org
A legislative committe has voted to change Maine’s kids safe products act, and they say it’s going to be an improvement.Late Tuesday night the Environment and Natural Resources committee unanimously approved legislation that would trim chemicals exempt from the act from the list of more than 1,700 chemicals of concern.It would create a list of 70 chemicals of high concern.Would identify the amount of priority chemicals in a given product that would require manufacturers to report them, make inaccessable parts of a given product exempt from regulation, and would clarify what products could be subject to regulation at all.The committee says it hopes the changes will improve maine’s ability to protect the health of children, while providing greater clarity and predictability from Maine’s business community.
Route 182 has been closed to traffic in the Hancock County town of Franklin at the intersection with the Eastbrook Road (Route 200) as of 6 o’clock Wednesday morning.Disptchers say that a fully laden pulp truck rolled over at the intersection, spilling its load across the roadway.State police are handling the accident, and say the road will remain closed while they clear the scene.No one was injured in the accident.—***UPDATE***—As of 8am Authorities tell us the road will be closed for several more hours.
Crews battled a fire in Washington Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.The initial call to the house on Medeika Lane came in around 8:40pm.Reports say the house was destroyed.The area of the fire was blocked off as crews were fighting that fire.The Knox County Sheriff’s Department has said it is being treated as a crime scene.The state Fire Marshal’s office is now in charge of the investigation.
The federal government is helping Maine pay for signs to help people flee the coast in the event of a large tidal wave or other emergency.More than 100 signs are being installed with help from a $30,000 grant.The Maine coast is not particularly vulnerable to tsunamis, but marked evacuation routes can also be useful during hurricanes or exceptionally violent nor’easters.Local emergency planners feel the signs will be most helpful for visitors to Maine’s coast.
The statehouse hosted a public hearing on Tuesday on a bill that could grant a new trial to convicted murderor Dennis Dechaine.The bill would amend current laws regarding post-judgment DNA analysis.Dechaine was convicted back in 1989 of murdering 12-year old Sarah Cherry.
Two people from Washington County accused of a weekend crime spree involving drugs were indicted today on a total 47 charges.Michael Bailey of Calais and Amanda Fowler of Robbinston, both 27, are charged with armed robbery, burglary and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.Police say in February, Bailey went into a trailer in Baring with a gun and threatened to shoot the residents.Police say during that robbery, a gun went off and Bailey ran off with some money.He and Fowler were arrested two days later after a report of gunshots at a home in Baileyville.Court records say the homeowner shot Bailey in the ear.Bailey and Fowler remain in the Washington County jail.