An arrest warrant turned into a foot chase for Bangor police Sunday.Officers were called to the K-Mart store around 5:30 p.m.They had gotten word that Sean Latham, 25, was inside.The westbrook man had a warrant for Felony Robbery out of Southern Maine.Officers say when they approached Latham, he took off.
More than 17,000 unemployment recipients in Maine could be cut off in the weeks and months ahead as federal emergency extended-benefits programs come to an end.Maine Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass says the state is preparing for expiration of the programs, which provide additional weeks of jobless benefits to workers who exhaust regular state unemployment benefits without finding new employment.Winglass says the Labor Department’s Career Centers are adding workshops and increasing outreach to unemployment recipients.
The owner of a Maine ski area has been hospitalized after being run over by a snow-grooming vehicle.Police say 40-year-old David Beers and another man were trying to make repairs to the snow groomer at Eaton Mountain Ski Area in Skowhegan on Sunday when the 18,000 pound vehicle slipped into gear and rolled over Beers.The victim, who lives in Massachusetts, suffered serious injuries and was flown by helicopter to the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
A portion of the Bennoch Road in Alton was closed for nearly two hours Sunday night, following an accident.Officials say when they arrived on scene the vehicle was up against trees, with two people trapped inside.
An Augusta man has been charged with threatening another city resident at the occupy encampment at Capitol Park.Police say the 27-year-old man is known only as Jarody.Police say he threatened another Augusta resident with a sledgehammer.He’s due in court in January.
You could treat your furry friend to some fun holiday events Sunday.Friends of the Bangor Dog Park hosted a Pawliday event.You could make a paw print ornament or have your photo taken with your pet.All the money will help get the dog park off the ground.” Just the love that they give to us and loyalty, we feel that we owe it to them to give them a fenced in, off the leash area where they can all run and play.
For those of you that can’t join the Wreath Across America journey, you can follow along via the internet.They call it Wreaths Across America Radio.They will be live streaming all the stops they make along the way at schools and communities.A photographer will be on hand to include pictures.They say the stories are so emotional and they get to the core of what Wreaths Across America is all about.”It’s not about the wreaths.
The Penobscot Sheriff’s Department responded to two separate accidents on Route 9 in Clifton Sunday morning.Officials say a section of Route 9 was closed for about thirty minutes, as LifeFlight had to land and take one of the drivers.They say driving too fast for road conditions are to blame for both accidents.Authorities say the first accident was minor and there were no injuries.50-year-old Pamela Feeney of Dennsyville had to be LifeFlighted.
Candles are believed to be the cause of a fire in Hudson Saturday night.Crews were called to the Hudson Road just after eleven.Fire officials say it appears the fire started in a downstairs bathroom and did spread to the second floor.They say they had the fire knocked down within thirty minutes of arrival.Officials say the house is salvageable but there is extensive damage in the bathroom and some smoke and water damage to a few bedrooms upstairs.Glenburn, Bradford and Charleston were called in to assist.They say a woman and her daughter were home and heard the smoke detector.” Oh smoke detectors are life savers.
Close to fifty police agencies in Maine are getting federal money to beef up patrols during the holiday season.They will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety has given $200,000 to 41 police departments, five sheriff’s offices and Maine State Police.The money will pay for overtime patrols through the end of the year.(Associated Press)
Members of Occupy Bangor say they’ll abide to a request to stop camping on the public library’s property.Activist Lawrence Reichard says the group met Friday night and came to an agreement to leave the property..He says the group will continue discussing its options.The library’s Board of Directors voted to ask the group to remove their tents and other property by 8 am Monday.Library Director, Barbara McDade says the encampment isn’t covered by the library’s liability insurance.(Associated Press)