At least two people are dead following a single car accident in Carmel.The vehicle was traveling along the Irish Road near the intersection with Fuller Road when it struck a utility pole and knocked down the lines.When emergency crews arrived on the scene they could not get to the vehicle due to the downed lines.Officials are not identifying the victims until the families can be notified, but did say that there were at least two people in the vehicle.The Irish Road will be shut down until crews can clean up the scene.State police are investigating the cause of the crash.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is coming up about $70 million dollars short.Commissioner Mary Mayhew says many factors contributed to the shortfall, including hikes to Medicare premiums.She says the department is working on changes to minimize future budget gaps.
The case a Gardiner woman accused of stealing more than $150,000 from her employer is heading to trial.Bettysue Higgins,53, of Gardiner is charged with embezzling $166,000 from the Maine Trial Lawyers Association over a four year period.Monday in court her attorney told the judge Higgins has opted to stand trial rather than plead guilty.
A man accused of attacking a Rockland police officer while possibly under the influence of bath salts remains behind bars after his first court appearance Monday.A judge ordered David Carver,36, of Rockland to be held without bail for a probation violation.
Main Street in Downtown Waterville is closed at this hour.It follows a robbery at a Bank of America branch, which was held up a few hours ago.Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey tells us the robbery happened shortly after 3-oclock Monday.Rumsey says Waterville police do have a suspect detained, but there’s a suspicious package still inside the bank.Waterville Police have been joined by a State Police bomb team on the scene.Rumsey says he expects lower Main Street to remain closed for the next few hours until they secure the scene.
Two women accused of having more than 18-thousand dollars worth of bath salts were in court Monday via video.Veazie Police say they pulled April Kane,26, over Thursday for speeding.They say they found bath salts, Methadone, hundreds of prescription drugs, pot and more than $1,500 in cash in her car.Kane did not enter a plea Monday.
An Orrington man accused of threatening a man with a crossbow made a video conference court appearance Monday.55-year-old Michael Henderson is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.Police responded to Joy Lane Saturday night after a man said he was being threatened by a tenant living upstairs.Henderson did not enter a plea.Bail was set at one thousand dollars.
Monday was a special day for seven children in Maine.They now have something they had been living without, families.An adoption ceremony was held at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor Monday morning.Children ranging from 15 months to 14-years-old were adopted.Bette Hoxie with the Maine Department of Human Services says having the ceremony at the Discovery Museum allows families to legalize their adoptions in an informal setting.Typically, adoptions are held in court, this special ceremony happens once a year during Adoption Month.”It’s kind of bittersweet because the gain to their family is at the loss of another family so it’s bittersweet but it’s definitely wonderful for the children to finally know that they have permanency,” she said.If you’d like to learn more, you can call 287-3707.
Imagine an election year where every candidate is really just as good as they appear, where the campaign promises are all true, and the outcome tastes just as sweet for the winners and losers.Well, when your candidates are teddy grahams and your voters preschoolers, it’s possible.”My favorite kind of cookies are chocolate chip,” said four year old Savannah O’Leary, a student at the Highland Preschool in Hampden.The school gave its students their first look at the voting system.”Because it’s good to vote,” said a classmate.One by one they tried and then voted for their favorite of three flavors: honey, chocolate and chocolate chip.