A Waterville woman was arrested last night in Bangor after police say she led them on a car chase that ended in a collision.Thirty-five year old Courtney Quinn is facing multiple charges including ones for eluding police and passing a roadblock.State police say they had another car pulled over for a routine traffic stop on I-95 near Etna.That’s when they say Quinn sped past them, driving erratically.State troopers tried to pull her over, but say she wouldn’t stop.After pursuing her down the highway, police say Quinn got off on the Hammond Street exit and at one point, side-swiped an officers car.Officers say they were able to stop Quinn after she ran into a truck and was pinned there by a state troopers car.She was taken to the Penobscot County Jail where she remained Saturday morning.Quinn’s bail is set at $25,000.
A man from Garland is without a home after a fire tore through his trailer on Avenue Road.Fire officials say the blaze broke out in his living room just after four o’clock, Saturday morning.He managed to call 911 and escape with no injuries.It took crews from Garland, East Corinth, Corinna and Dexter hours to put out the flames.Garland fire officials say the State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to investigate.
A section of Hammond Street had to be shut down for a little while Friday night after a car chase ended in a collision.State Police say they had another car pulled over for a routine traffic stop on I-95 near Etna, when a car sped past them, driving erratically.State Troopers tried to pull that car over, but the driver wouldn’t stop.After pursuing her down the highway, the woman got off on the Hammond Street exit and at one point, side-swiped an officer’s car.Officers say they were able to stop the car after the driver ran into a truck and was pinned there by a State Trooper’s car.The woman was not hurt and was taken to jail.Authorities did not release the woman’s name and still don’t know why she lead them on a chase.
Some senior citizens in Skowhegan put on their best attire and hit the dance floor Friday.The Cedar Ridge Center hosted its annual Harvest Ball.Residents dressed up in gowns, suits and tuxes.Bee Bop Bob was the D.J.Volunteers came in and did the seniors’ hair, make-up and nails.And what’s a ball without a king and queen?
Some people were surprised to hear President Obama mention a bridge in Maine during his press conference Thursday.White House officials say the President was talking about a bridge in Westbrook.The comments came during his morning news conference, where he was talking about his jobs bill.
Dogs at the Bangor Humane Society were in for a treat Friday.Seniors from Winterberry Heights paid a visit to the pups and delivered freshly baked dog biscuits.The outing wasn’t just a good time for the animals though.”It’s very special…
Police say a two-year old was drinking a beer at a homeless shelter in Brunswick while his father was passed out.Staff called authorities after making the discovery.When officers arrived, they say they found 35-year old Sane Sawler passed out and his toddler son drinking from a 40-ounce can of beer.Sawler was reportedly uncooperative when awakened by officer.
Technical school teachers from across the state had a chance to be the students.Hundreds attended the Maine Career and Technical Education Conference.” We had eight different types of breakout sessions that were varying any where from assessments to different types of proposals to reform our levels of education.”Technical schools are a great tool for students who enjoy hands-on learning.” Any students would want to be engaged and that can vary from your valedictorians and salutatorians straight through to your students that struggle sometimes in school.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has broken up a cocaine ring in Hancock County.Officials say the investigation has been ongoing for several months.Agents say they were able to buy various amounts of cocaine from five different suspects.Forty-six-year-old Berry Young of Deer Isle was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine.
Eight artists from across the state are using the walls of a gallery at the University of Maine as their canvas for an upcoming exhibit.The artists have transformed the walls of the Lord Hall Gallery into temporary pieces of art.The exhibit, Drawing On, is part of the Maine Drawing Project, a year long event between cultural organizations in the state.Twenty institutions are taking part.”We tend to think of art as precious objects and in this case people will have worked beautiful, beautiful drawings that in November are going to be painted over so they aren’t going to be permanent.
Geaghan’s Pub has been an icon in the Bangor restaurant scene for decades.”You can put up a lot of things on the walls and give yourself an Irish name but for us it’s who we are, it’s what we are,” says Floor Manager Andrew Geaghan.It’s taking its commitment to providing local menu items a step further with its own microbrewery.”We for years have been a place that’s baked our own bread, cut our own meat by hand.