We now know what caused a car crash in Dedham that killed three people.According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office water on the road combined with inadequate tires on the victims’ car caused the fatal crash.34-year-old Carlos Tapia, his wife, Rachelle, and her 4-year-old daughter died when their car collided with a pick-up on Route 1A in Dedham in September.The driver of the truck, 43-year-old Stephen Glickman, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with a broken ankle and leg injuries.
Folks got some tips on how to improve their sleep that went beyond counting sheep at a seminar in Bangor Thursday.Sleep Specialist Frank Breznyak hosted a sleep seminar as part of Caring Connections at the Isaac Farrar Mansion on Second Street.Breznyak discussed common sleep problems associated with older individuals and women.Robin Long, the Assistant Director for the Caring Connections program believes learning about sleep is important for a person’s overall health.”It affects the quality of your next day, how alert you are and for people who may be don’t have good bone density, if you’re not alert they could be more likely to trip and fall,” she said.If you’d like to learn more about Caring Connections, you can give them a call at 941-2808.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says they’ve arrested a fourth person in a methamphetamine trafficking investigation.MDEA Division Commander Darrell Crandall says agents arrested 31-year-old Nancy Hardy-Boles Monday afternoon.She is charged for her involvement with meth labs that were discovered in Houlton last month.
The Bangor Business and Economic Committee were given a presentation on the medicinal marijuana dispensary that could be coming soon to Bangor.Becky Dekeuster, the CEO of the Northeast Patients Group, talked about the plans the company have for the area and answered questions asked by committee members.Dekeuster says while she understands the concerns members of the community may have, strict guidelines have been put in place by both the state and the company.The company is hoping to have a dispensary up and running by late spring 2011.
A couple of weeks ago, Frankfort teachers left the classroom and went to McDonalds.Not for an after school snack, but to help raise money for their schools.Today, Frankfort Elementary School was presented with a five hundred dollar check from the Mcteacher’s night benefit.The money raised at the benefit will go toward helping out the Frankfort and Stockton Springs Elementary Schools’ after school programs.
54-year-old Darrell Fudge was driving all the way across Canada from British Columbia back to his home in Newfoundland when his trip took him across the northern tip of Maine.That turned out to be a mistake.His GPS led him to a remote US border crossing in Maine.Border guards say that’s where they found a pound of marijuana in his car.Federal authorities say the pot was in a cooler in the car.They turned the case over the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.Fudge is being held on 5 thousand dollars bail.
He made national headlines with his, “go to hell” remark aimed at the president, but Governor-elect Paul Lepage says he’s looking forward to meeting President Obama this week.Lepage is set to talk with the President Thursday.They’ll be joined by other governors-elect in Washington to discuss homeland security.Lepage says he hasn’t changed his message about what he calls burdensome rules and regulations.But he says he’d use different words than he did in September.