An arson investigation continues in Auburn.The site of a proposed slaughterhouse was set on fire hours after city council approved a zoning change to clear the way for it.In the weeks leading up to the vote, there was a petition drive opposing that change.
A woman from Florida accused of murdering a man from Dedham is expected to tell a jury she did it in self-defense.45-year-old Tamra Leasure is charged with second degree murder in the death of 57-year-old Arthur Tilley, Junior.She’s on trial in Tampa, Florida.Police say Leasure shot Tilley three times last March during an argument in her home.They say after the shooting, Leasure told them she put the gun in Tilley’s hand to make it look like a suicide.The St.
The third of four candidates to replace University of Maine President Robert Kennedy is on campus today.Daniel Julius is the vice president of academic affairs at the University of Alaska System of Higher Education.He’s in Orono today and tomorrow to meet with students, faculty and staff.
An environmental group from Lewiston is raising some questions about one of Governor LePage’s recent nominees.The Androscoggin River Alliance has asked federal authorities to look into Governor LePage’s nominee to head the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.The director of the Androscoggin River Alliance, Neil Ward, has confirmed his group has petitioned the U.S.
It may be cold outside, but one Milo church is opening it’s doors to help warm people up.The Park Street United Methodist Church in Milo is offering a warming center every Wednesday in February and March from 10:30 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon..Not only will there be activities available, such as arts and crafts, but lunch will be served each Wednesday at noon.The Warming Center is located at 15 Park Street in Milo and is open to everyone.For more information, you can contact Hope Dyer at 943-7785 or email the church at [email protected]
Valentines Day may be Monday but an event this weekend might help curb your sweet-tooth until then.The 18th annual Chocolate Festival and Silent Auction will be held at Ellsworth elementary and middle school Saturday afternoon from 2 P.M.
Another finalist for the top job at the University of Maine is visiting campus.Daniel Julius, vice president of academic affairs at the University of Alaska System of Higher Education, is visiting the Orono campus on Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with students, faculty and staff.
A man is in critical condition after crashing a snowmobile into a tree in Dixomnt last night.It happened sometime after 10 on a trail between the Mitchell and Troy Center Roads.Rescue crews from Hampden traveled by snowmobile to the accident site.We’re told 50-year old, Rick Lane of Dixmont, was wearing a helmet, but upon impact, the helmet came off his head.LifeFlight was called to the scene and landed, but icy conditions prevented them from transporting Lane to the hospital.
A Bangor woman is behind bars, after police say she tried to suffocate an elderly woman at a nursing home.49-year-old Jodi Lynn Holmes is charged with aggravated assault.Police were called to Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation around 1:15 Sunday afternoon.Officers were told that a woman walked into the room of a female patient in her 90’s, tried to suffocate her with a pillow, then ran out of the room just as meals were being delivered.The victim was not injured.Holmes was arrested on Monday.