Mary Josephine Ray was certified as the oldest person living in the United States.Her granddaughter, Katherine Ray, says she died in a Westmoreland, NH, nursing home Sunday at 114 years, 294 days old.Ray was a Madison, Maine resident for nearly 60 years, a funeral will be held there thursday.The oldest living U.S.
The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who held up a convenience store in Burnham Friday night.Chief Deputy Bob Keating says a store clerk called around 6:15 to report the armed robbery, as it was happening.The suspect is being described around 5-foot-10-inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.He was wearing a dark ski mask when he entered the store with a rifle and demanded cash.A state police dog tracked the suspect for a while before losing the scent around Winnecook Road.No customers were in the store at the time of the robbery, there were two clerks on duty.
The Lincoln Newspaper is one step closer to being produced in its hometown again.It was just last November that fire swept through the building destroying everything inside, including the printing presses.The building is close to being complete, and the paper got new presses Monday.”It’s a new chapter for us, a new beginning.”, says Kevin Tenggren, Lincoln News Publisher.This is what Lincoln News looked like last November.
The gas price battle in the Bangor-Brewer area has gotten so fierce in the last month some local gas station owners are wondering if the larger stations are actually breaking the law while trying to bring in customers.Owners like Robert Baker, who owns the Broadway Citgo Station, are feeling the pinch.
A Frankfort man is accused of stealing money from an elderly woman even though, police say, he didn’t know he had the money.Old Town police say 21-year-old Cody Brassbridge stole a wallet belonging to an 80-year-old woman at an Old Town fast food restaurant last month.
Day one of the trial of Vance Bunker and Janan Miller of Matinicus Island began in Rockland Monday morning.They’re charged in connection with a shooting of another fisherman, Chris Young, on Matinicus Island in July of 2009.Both sides agree there was a shooting and Bunker pulled the trigger, but they differ on the reasons why.District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau says the trial is about the use and misuse of firearms and the case is not a mystery and Vance Bunker did pull the trigger on that Monday morning last July.
The University of Maine softball team picked up some hardware in Florida this weekend.The Black Bears won the Stetson Invitational Championship by a 3-2 score over the host school.Hermon’s Ashley Kelly got the win in the circle, the bears are now 8 and 13 this season.The baseball team also won on Sunday.The Black Bears Taylor Lewis was five for five with five runs scored and five runs driven in.
A fire in Dexter Sunday afternoon was caused by the failure of an extension cord receptacle in the living room of a house on upper Main Street.The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the recepatcle was near the entertainment center.The residents, a woman and two children, a 14-month old and a 4-year old, were all able to escape without injury.According to Dexter Assistant Fire Chief Frank Wallace, firefighters had the blaze out in about a half hour because it was contained mostly to that one room.There was smoke and water damage throughout the house.
Police are investigating a fatal car crash in Alton Sunday night.Authorities were called to the Bennoch Road around 10:30 pm.We’re told there was just one person in the car at the time and no other vehicles were involved.The named of the deceased driver has not yet been released.
The Coast Guard says a Mayday call that resulted in a six-hour search along Maine’s coast might have been a hoax.The Coast Guard received a radio call around noon Saturday from a man who said his name was Elwood Patton and that his vessel, the Steven Bowden, was sinking in Penobscot Bay between Vinalhaven and Deer Isle.
Police say a 5-year-old boy has drowned after falling into the Mousam River in southern Maine while walking with his parents on a popular hiking trail along the river’s edge.Officials say the boy slipped and fell into the water at about noon Saturday and was swept down the fast-moving river, swollen from recent rains and melting snow.