A Woodland woman and her two sons barely escaped their burning home early Tuesday morning.Fire crews were called to Langley Road around 1 a.m.Caribou Fire Chief Roy Woods says when they arrived, the two-story house was engulfed in flames.Chris Monroe’s 21-year old son told firefighters he was asleep in the basement when he awoke to the flames.He woke up his brother and mother, and the three escaped.One dog died in the fire.Chief Woods says there were no working smoke detectors in the home, and that the fire was started by an electrical problem in the kitchen.The house as well as a car parked in the driveway were destroyed.We’re told the Monroes have no insurance.The Red Cross has been called in to help them.
Searsport police received a call last night from a local man who said he had been hearing explosions outside his home.As it turns out, what he heard was just one of more than a dozen earthquakes that have shaken the area since Saturday, April 30.State geologist, Bob Marvinney, says the quakes were small, less than a magnitude two.They’ve been occurring between Bucksport and Searsport.Most people won’t feel them unless they’re close to the epicentre, the point of the earth where the quake starts.Marvinney says these clusters of earthquakes are not uncommon in Maine, and he expects the area to have more.
A Woodland woman and her two sons barely managed to escape their burning home early this morning.Fire crews were called to Langley Road around 1 a.m.Caribou Fire Chief Roy Woods says when they arrived, the two-story house was already engulfed in flames.Monroe’s 21-year old son told fire fighters he was asleep in the basement when he awoke to flames.He woke up his brother and mother, and the three got out.One dog died in the fire.Chief Woods says there were no working smoke detectors in the home.The house as well as a car parked in the driveway were destroyed.We’re told the Monroes have no insurance.The Red Cross has been called in to help them.No word yet on a cause.
Should Bangor move forward with plans for a new arena?That’s what city voters will decide on Wednesday.Some local residents have serious doubts about the project.=====”I have been looking for reasons to vote yes.”But come Wednesday, Linda Thomas says she will vote “no” on a new arena.
A wind power developer has withdrawn – for the time being – an application for a 117-megawatt wind farm in Highland Plantation, Maine.Highland Wind, which informed the Land Use regulation Commission on Monday, said it intends to resubmit its plan at a later date.
An airline agent who received an icy stare from the ringleader of the 9/11 terrorist attacks while checking him in at Portland’s airport the morning of the attacks says he’s feeling “great joy” upon hearing of the death of Osama bin Laden.Michael Tuohey checked in Mohamed Atta and accomplice Abdulaziz Alomari at the Portland International Jetport for their connecting flight to Boston, which they crashed into the World Trade Center hours later on the morning of Sept.
It’s decision day for union nurses and Eastern Maine Medical Center administrators.Last week, the two sides came to a tentative, one year agreement on a contract.On Tuesday, the union baragaining team will present that contract to the nurses with a recommendation to ratify.And the E.M.M.C.
Two teens had to be rescued from the Stillwater river after their canoe capsized around 5:00 Monday afternoon.Both Orono and Old Town Fire Departments put boats in the water and brought the teens to shore.No injuries were reported and the teens were taken home by their parents.
On Wednesday, Bangor residents will head to the polls, to decide whether they want a new arena.Folks on both sides of the issue have rallied hard in recent months for their cause.Over the new two days, we’ll bring you a special report, looking at those who want plans to move forward as well as residents opposed to the project.=====It’s hard not to notice the signs around town.”The response from the Bangor business community has been extraordinary,” says Miles Theeman.
Three people have been taken to the hospital after a two car collision on Outer Hammond Street in Bangor.It happened around 2 o’clock Monday afternoon.Officials are currently reconstructing the accident scene.We’re told both vehicles sustained major damage, but officials say the passengers seem to have only minor injuries.
Armand, a recovering addict, says substance abuse treatment gave him a second chance at life.Very grateful, happy to be alive to have a chance and know that recovery is possible.He attended the 6th Annual University of Maine Geriatric Colloquium this year’s conference focused on an issue not easily seen by the public substance abuse in seniors.Event organizer Lenard Kaye says 17 to 20 percent of older adults experience a substance abuse problem sometime in their lives one of the big issues among elderly individuals is between mis-use and abuse.”So many older adults take 4 and 8 and 12 and up to 20 prescription drugs a day so it’s easy to mismanage them,”Presenter Mark Publicker says dramatic lifestyle changes such as retirement and the death of a loved one can lead older men and women to prescription drugs and alcohol.”All addiction effects the way the brain thinks but in particular with older people that effect is more damaging.”Despite the fact that substance abuse is the highest among young adults, organizers say it’s rising among the elderly, but for people like Armand it knows no age.
Authorities have confirmed that a young man in Dover-Foxcroft was shot and killed Sunday night by his older brother.The call came in around 6:30 from the French Road.State Police say 20-year-old Ryan Mayo was shot outside his home.His brother, 22-year-old Steven Mayo lives next door and police say he has been interviewed by detectives and has cooperated with the investigation.No decision has been made on any charges as police continue to investigate the circumstances of the shooting.Mayo’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for an autopsy.
Sunday night, the Nation watched as information came from the White House about the death of Osama Bin Laden.That news triggered an outpouring of celebration and relief around the country, especially in New York City at Ground Zero.Senator Susan Collins was called a little after ten pm and told to call into the White House Situation Room.
Acadia Hospital in Bangor wants to help parents know what to do when their children are anxious.The hospital’s hosting a free presentation called “When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries”.It’s part of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness week.The presentation is Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m.It’s open to parents, teachers and others who work with children.You can pre-register for the event by calling 973-6119.