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.
Members of the local Islamic Community welcomed the public to an open house at the Islamic Center of Maine in Orono.The free event featured discussions about Islamic beliefs and the positive role Muslims play in American society.Displays of Islamic books and samples of food from around the Islamic world were on hand.
Two Portland, Maine, men have been indicted in connection with the shooting death of a man outside an apartment building last month.Police say 24-year-old Serge Mulongo of Portland was attending a party when he was shot to death February 10th.In indictments released Friday, 24-year-old Daudoit Butsitsi was charged with intentional or knowing murder.
Nine Maine airports are getting more than $4.5 million in federal grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA says Bangor International Airport will get the biggest chunk, $2.5 million, to make improvements to its cargo apron.Other airports slated to get funds are located in Old Town, Trenton, Greenville, Owls Head, Jackman, Frenchville, Presque Isle and Waterville.The money will go toward snow-removal equipment, construction, weather-reporting equipment and planning.
A local tax service wants to thank those who serve the community.Liberty Tax Offices are holding Appreciation Days.A new group of public servants is offered free tax help and preparation over the next five weeks.Liberty Tax Service Owner, Robin Case says, “These are certainly a number of people that in my personal opinion often times are underpaid.
Maine lawmakers are looking at a bill that would limit the use of solitary confinement in prisons.Today medical experts spoke out in support of the bill.The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians opposes the use of segregation, saying the practice has the potential to create and worsen severe mental illness.Dr.