An elderly woman from Springfield has died after being run over by her own vehicle.According to state police, on Friday afternoon Janine Veilleux attempted to park her truck in her driveway on Moores Road but didn’t put it all the way in park.
A weather-beaten Maine farmhouse featured in the backdrop of one of the most famous paintings from the mid-20th century is now a national landmark.The Olson House in Cushing, where Andrew Wyeth painted “Christina’s World,” is one of 14 landmarks to receive the designation from the U.S.
Quite the lunch was served at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor Friday afternoon.Culinary camp students laid out an array of all the goodies they’ve been working on this week.Parents and friends stopped by to get a taste of everything from cream puffs to grilled potato salad.Campers have been in the kitchen since Monday trying out new recipes.Theres only one rule at this camp…you have to taste everything you make.All the family and friends at the luncheon Friday gave two thumbs to all the recipes served.
A judge is considering whether to allow a damaged truck to be used as evidence in the case of a man accused of a hit and run that killed a University of Maine student last year.23-year-old Garrett Cheney is charged with manslaughter, aggravated criminal drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.Police say Cheney was driving drunk in Orono in January 2010 when he struck and killed 20-year-old Jordan Bakley of Camden.They say he then took off and crashed his truck on I-95 in Etna, about a half-an-hour after Bakley was hit.
A Swanville man, critically injured when he was shot by a Belfast police officer last month was arrested Wednesday in Searsmont.Benjamin Thompson, 27, is facing charges from that incident including criminal threatening with a weapon and failure to stop for police.Police say in June he refused to stop for Searsport police: when he finally did, police say he got out of his car with a shotgun.Police say he Thompson wouldn’t put the gun down and was shot by a Belfast officer.Thompson has been released from jail on bail.
Around 1,000 state workers have agreed to a one year extension of their current labor agreement that expired on June 30th, that according to the governor’s office.The agreement covers folks who work for the Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Human Services.