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.
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.