Folks hit the pavement in Brewer Saturday, all for a good cause.They were taking part in the Multiple Sclerosis walk.Other walks were taking place throughout the state.MS is a neurological disease that affects people in different ways and degrees.About 400 people came out for Saturday’s event.” We don’t want to have to have these walks anymore and people need to be aware and the only way they can be aware is by raising money for funding of research.”Eighty percent of the money will stay locally and the rest goes to research.
Folks had the chance to get rid of unwanted or expired prescription drugs Saturday.The Bangor Police and Penobscot Sheriff’s Department were collecting the medication at two locations in Bangor, Cascade Park and behind the Airport Mall.It’s a free service.And those involved say it’s vital to the public’s safety to offer something like this.This is the second time they have offered this in Bangor and they say the turn out has been tremendous.” Obviously we have a tremendous prescription pill problem in Maine and this is a good way to get them out of your cabinets.
Authorities say a Maine man has died while out ATV riding with two friends.The Maine Warden Service says 50-year-old Glen Lang of Sebago was driving behind two ATVs a little before 8 Friday night.Authorities say Lang attempted to pass his friends but clipped one of the ATVs, lost control, went of the road and struck a tree.Lang died at the scene.
Winterport fire and surrounding towns battled a fire on the Kaler Road Saturday.The call came in just before 4 pm.Winterport Fire Chief Thomas Doe says he believes it started as a grease fire and escalated and got into the walls of the home.Frankfort, West Frankfort, Hampden and Newburgh were called in for mutual aid.The homeowner suffered burns on his arms and was transported to a local hospital.Doe says they faced some challenges.” Well there’s a lot of stuff in the house and these old houses were built in what’s called a balloon frame so the fire gets going in one place and goes up through the frame in right into the roof.”The fire is still under investigation.
With gas prices so high, lots of Mainers might not be roaming very far from home this summer.Here at TV-5 , we have some suggestions for getting away without breaking the bank, featuring what we call “state-cations” every Friday this month.Today, we go on a quest to find some of the best spots for Maine made ice cream.
A festival with the goal to organize peace across the world is taking place in orono Saturday.The 17th Annual Hope Festival is a free way for folks to celebrate earth and connections to each other.More than 60 organizations will be on hand.Organizers say there’s a little something for everyone at the event.”People can pick up buttons, bumper stickers, free information.
Governor LePage says the owner of two closed paper mills in the Millinocket area has agreed to put off dismantling them and selling the pieces, at least until the end of July.The governor says that gives the state more time to find a buyer for the mills.Earlier this month, owner Brookfield Management said it would dismantle the mills after a deal to sell them fell through.
A state official who resigned this week is catching heat from the NAACP and tribal leaders.Former Economic and Community Development Commissioner Philip Congdon is accused of making racist remarks and disparaging residents of Aroostook County.Congdon was quoted as saying affirmative action has contributed to a decline in higher education.He’s also accused of saying it’s time for northern Mainers to quote, “get off the reservation” if they want to succeed.The heads of the Penobscot Indian Nation and the Maine chapter of the NAACP say what he said was reprehensible and inherently untrue.
A man from Somerville is going to prison for 17 years for possession child pornography.60-year-old Matthew Clark was sentenced Friday in federal court in Portland.He was found guilty in January.Three years ago authorities discovered child pornography on Clark’s computer and video tapes at his home.Clark was previously convictioned sex crimes involving minors.He was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release.
There were protesters outside the Shrine Circus in Bangor Friday.Animal Rights Maine was behind it.They disagree with the use of animals for entertainment, especially ones that belong in the wild.” We just believe that animals deserve some respect and the way they use animals here is really abusive.