Maine Game Wardens have found four snowboarders missing at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley since Sunday evening.It is unknown whether they intentionally went off the marked trail or if they became lost.The snowboarders used cell phones and text messages to contact family, friends and public safety dispatch crews throughout the night.The people who were missing are: Luke Poisson, 18, of Lewiston, he was on his own: Cory Koop, 18, of North Pole, AK, a student at the University of Maine at Farmington: Machali Belluscio, 19, of Keene, N.H., also a student at UMF: and Aaron Nadeau, 15, of New Portland.The search was focused at the 3,500-foot elevation mark on what’s called the “backside” of Sugarloaf Mountain, a heavily forested area with extremely steep terrain and ravines.The Sugarloaf Ski Patrol also helped in the search.
Four members of a climate change research study group from the University of Maine who are studying in Chile are all safe tonight after the devastating earthquake over the weekend according to a university spokesmen.A University of Maine official tells TV5 the two professors, Andrei Kurbatov and Paul Mayewsky, along with their two grad students have phoned their families to tell them they are safe.
More than 500 budding scientists and engineers of all ages were expected to attend the 2010 Maine Engineers Week Exposition, held at the University of Maine Field House.The event included hands-on exhibits from Maine’s top engineering firms, engineering schools, educators, government agencies, industry and engineering societies.
Several children were singing and dancing to the beat of the music in Bangor Saturday.The Maine area band, The Flannery Brothers, released their CD called “Wake up Songs” at Borders.Every track on the CD is aimed at children.The band consists of three members, and two are brothers.The kids got a chance to hear some of their new songs.And by the looks of all the happy faces, the kids seemed to like what they we’re hearing.Both of the brothers co-write the songs.They say children are the best audiences.And their trick to writing songs for children.” The best part about writing for kids is that it lets me continue being a kid.
Railroad workers had their hands full cleaning up the scene of a train derailment in Brownville Junction Friday.It happened at the intersection of Maine and Railroad streets.A witness told TV5 it happened around 6:30 a.m.Our crew on the scene saw what appeared to be damage to the rails, and an engine from the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railroad off the tracks.No word if there were any injuries, or what caused it.
In Rockland, Main Street was closed this morning after high winds blew debris from the roofs of two houses into the street.Debbie Morrison, owner of PDQ Photo and the apartments above says when she reached her building around 2:30 Friday morning it was a mess.
You won’t find just your average students at a computer class at the University College of Bangor.Meghan Hayward joined the class to see what it’s all about.It’s called Geezer to Geek.”And it teaches senior citizens in the local area how to use their computer effectively.”Instructor Diana Kokoska says it’s an important skill for these folks to have.”Because as you know almost everything you do now is electronic and seniors especially want to be able to go out and keep in touch with their children by email.
A Bangor man is behind bars after Old Town Police say he led them on a high speed chase.An officer says he tried stopping 27-year-old David Chapman for a traffic violation and he took off.District Attorney Chris Almy says Chapman was driving more than 100 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone.Chapman was finally caught after Orono Police put down spike mats.They say they found oxycodone pills on him, too.Chapman was out on bail awaiting trial for a prior robbery chargeHe appeared in court today, facing new charges of OUI, alluding a police officer, and possession of scheduled drugs.”He has a long record of probation violations.