A man from Stonington will serve 9 months in jail for attacking a man on Halloween, months after he lead police on a high speed chase.19-year-old Davis Bradshaw pleaded guilty this week to aggravated assault, criminal threatening and eluding a police officer, among other charges.
Investigators say there’s too much damage to know what started a raging fire in a vacant building in Newport.It was the second fire for crews in 24 hours.The call came in to the corner of Golf Course Road and Bar L Road about 9:30 Thursday night.
With just a few weeks remaining until the official closing date, workers at the Bumble Bee sardine cannery may soon find out their fate.A spokesman at the company tells TV5 there are several companies interested in buying the facility, and says they plan to make an announcement regarding the future of the cannery next Thursday, April 8th.
Educators, business leaders, and other stakeholders will converge on the University of Maine for a daylong summit next week.Tuesday’s topic will be meeting the needs of the work force.About 5,000 invitations were sent to education administrators, lawmakers, and large employers.Seven University of Maine system campuses and satellites are scheduled to be linked via video teleconferencing to the main site at Orono’s Wells Conference Center.
For the second time in less than 24 hours, fire fighters in Newport were called out to a fire.This time it was a building on Golf Course Road.The call for help came in at around 9:30 Thursday night.When fire fighters arrived, they say the structure was already fully engulfed in flames.Crews from Newport as well as seven other departments were on the scene for about five hours.We’re told the structure was being used to house antiques, and the owner was planning on selling them sometime in the near future.There has been no word yet on a cause.
A mother and her kids escaped their burning home this morning in Newport.Thankfully they, along with some pets inside all made it out safely.Fire fighters were called to Willow Drive a little before 7 a.m.We’re told a mother was giving her kids a bath, when she heard a loud bang.By the time she got the kids out of the tub, the trailer was filling with flames.Crews from Newport, Pittsfield, Detriot and Corinna tried battling those flames.”Wasn’t much we could really do other than extinguish it from the outside,” says Newport Fire Chief Jeff Chretin.
Camping is a popular past time in Maine, and now the state is making it easier for folks who’ve never tried sleeping in the great outdoors before.For the third year in a row, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is offering a free weekend of camping at any state park.All 40 winners will also receive a 50-dollar gift certificate from Hannaford to stock up on food supplies, four sleeping bags, and other goodies.And, one of the lucky families chosen, will win a complete set of camping gear, courtesy of LL Bean.
The Department of Transportation says it’s hoping to reopen the Old County Road in Rockland as soon as this weekend.Wet weather has slowed down repair work.The road was closed in February after a massive sinkhole opened up.The road was built over an old limestone mining tunnel.Transportation officials believe rushing water may have washed away the ground that was holding the road up.