(Associated Press)A Jay woman has been charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to her mobile home, a day after it was heavily damaged by another fire.Twenty-seven-year-old Amanda Morey was arrested on Friday.Firefighters first put out a fire in the living room of Morey’s home on Thursday.Accroding the to Sun Journal of Lewiston crews were called back to the mobile home shortly after 9 am Friday and found the bedroom on fire and flames spreading through the living room and out the front door.Morey is being held at the Franklin County Jail, on $5,000 bail.
Two children have been returned home after being reported missing.A 13-year-old and 6-year-old from Corinth left their home around 3 am Saturday morning.The Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police assisted with the search.Authorities say they kids were found about 2-and-a-half miles away from their home around 10 Saturday morning.Both kids are fine.
A man has been transported to a local hospital, following a motorcycle accidentThe call came in around 3:30 from the Lancaster Brook Road in Glenburn….Glenburn Fire, State Police, Penobscot Sheriff and G & H Ambulance responded.Traffic was reduced to one lane for a short time following the accident.Fifty-five-year-old William Saucier of Glenburn is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center for a head injury and other minor injuries.Authorities say Saucier drifted off the roadway on a sharp corner and went into the trees.The accident is still under investigation.
There was a whole lot of scrambling going on in Dexter Saturday, it was a pig scramble.Close to 500 kids ran around trying to get a pig, with a total of 80 pigs up for grabs.It was held in a field next to the P & L Country Market.The pigs come from Sabattus.They say folks look forward to it every year.” We get people from all over.
Some folks were revving up their motorcycle engine’s for a good cause Saturday.It’s the annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Bike Run and it started at the Augusta Lion’s Club.There were about sixty people taking part and they had four stops along the way.Their goal is to raise around $6,000, which is enough to grant one kid a wish.” It helps make their dreams come true.
(Associated Press)Ellsworth Police say masked gunmen, who may be impersonating police officers, stole money and drugs from four youths.Authorities say it happened early Friday, when the two wearing ski masks reportedly walked into a garage where the four teens were partying..Police say they apparently made off with a small amount of marijuana and some cash.The victims said at least one of the gunmen was wearing a ballistics vest, similar to those worn by police, and that they used walkie talkies.They say one of the men fired at least one shot.
The town of Sullivan recognized the heroes of its fire and rescue department at the 20th Annual Sullivan Daze celebration Saturday morning.The day started with a parade through the community.Grand Marshal the Marden’s Lady herself, Birdie Googins, led the way.Some familiar faces also took part in the parade including TV 5’s own Joy Hollowell with photojournalist Suzanne Laidman driving the TV 5 live truck.Parade Director Becky Sutherland says this is the town’s biggest fundraiser for the local fire and rescue department.”It’s good for the community to raise money.
Governor LePage is asking a state panel charged with finding 25 million dollars in savings to look for even more savings now.He says because of the deficit-reduction plan approved by congress, he’d like to see the panel come up with 100-million dollars in savings.The task force will make its recommendations within four months.
There’s a benefit supper tomorrow in Searsport to help a local girl with leukemia.Angler’s restaurant has been selling purple fish to raise money for 8-year-old Kylie Merithew who’s the daughter of a long-time Angler’s waitress.Saturday night, the Searsport Lions Club is doing its part to help the family.The Lions are putting on a spaghetti and meatball supper from 4:30pm to 7pm.It’s just $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids.The Lion’s Club is on Prospect Street in Searsport.
State police are investigating a deadly ATV accident on the Easton – Fort Fairfield town line.35-year-old Kevin Helstrom of Fort Fairfield was found lying next to an ATV Wednesday night and was later pronounced dead.Police say his vehicle went airborne and rolled over after hitting a large rock pile at high speed.Police say he was not wearing a helmet.
Vandals struck at the McDonald’s on Wilson Street in Brewer.It happened over night.Some windows were broken.Meanwhile, police are investigating nearly $20,000 damage to businesses in the Bangor Mall Area.Wendy’s reported nearly $18,000 worth of damage Wednesday morning.Thursday morning, three more businesses, Uno’s Chicago Grill, Bangor Mall Cinemas and Applebee’s, also reported damage.Police say the vandals threw rocks through windows.
A judge has decided a Searsport man who scalded his 3-year-old stepdaughter should have a harsher sentence.Prosecutors and defense lawyers struck a deal to send 31-year-old Christopher Riley to prison for three years.But in court yesterday, a judge said Riley’s crimes should result in at least seven years behind bars because of the severity of the little girl’s injuries.Riley pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and assault on a child last year.Riley is also an accused drug dealer.He now has an option to withdraw his guilty plea in the scalding case and take it to trial.
A Morrill man charged with murder is set to go to trial in late October.40-year-old Dennis Edgecomb is accused of killing the woman he lived with in July of last year.Police say Edgecomb strangled 42-year-old Pamela Green.Edgecomb has pleaded not guilty.Court papers say he claims he was trying to defend himself and lost control.