The second of two men charged in a machete attack on a father and his 10-year-old daughter will go to trial in May.Daniel Fortune, 22, is charged with aggravated attempted murder, attempted murder, robbery, burglary and conspiracy for a home invasion in Pittston nearly two years ago.Fortune’s foster brother,Leo Hylton, 19, has already been sentenced to fifty years in prison for his role in the attack.Jury selection will begin may 4th in Somerset County Superior Court.
Four people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a crash on the interstate in Hampden.It happened between the Carmel and Coldbrook Road exits on the southbound side around 7:30 a.m.State police say a pick-up cut in front of another truck.One of the vehicles ended up going down an embankment into the tree line.Three of the four passengers in that pick-up were taken to the hospital along with the driver of the other vehicle.We’re told all of their injuries are minor.
Fingerprints are an easy way to identify someone because no two are like.It turns out the same is true with our breath.Scientists at the University of Maine are now honing in on what we breathe out.And as Joy Hollowell tells us, it’s research they hope will someday save lives.==========Imagine being able to detect cancer, simply by doing this.(exhaling breath)A breath test is something researchers at the University of Maine in Orono have been working on for more than three years now.
In the current economy, many Maine families and businesses are looking for ways to cut heating costs.Monday, the Kingfield Elementary School debuted their new biomass boiler to the public.It’s expected to cut their heating costs in half.It was a dream five years ago and now it’s officially a reality.The new wood pellet boiler at the Kingfield Elementary School is one of three such boilers in the school district, that will not only keep students warm, but will save the taxpayers money says MSAD 58 Superintendent Quenten Clark.
A Bangor bargain business is getting ready to make some improvements that they want you to know about.As soon as the weather lets up a bit, the Goodwill in Bangor will be undergoing construction to the front of the store and to the parking lot.The store entrance will be moved to the front, and will be expanded, and the sidewalk will be extended.
Kids as young as six all the way up to age 18 were ready to test their skills by the Penobscot Pony Club.Riders met in Hampden at the Reeds Brook Middle School for a quiz rally to test their pony knowledge.Organizers say while many kids have the skills to ride they don’t always know all that goes into taking care of a horse.
A bill to protect the jobs of Maine loggers has been sent to Governor Baldacci.The bill deters landowners who receive tax benefits under Maine’s tree growth law from hiring Canadian workers under the federal bonded labor program.That program allows American employers to hire Canadian loggers if certain conditions, such as a shortage of resident labor, are met.
A proposal to divide Maine into two states: north and south, has been shot down by legislative leaders.Representative Henry Joy, a Republican from the Northern Maine town of Crystal, wanted to make a point that there are two Maines: the populated south, and rural north.But legislative council, the bipartisan group of house and senate leaders, took a dim view of Joy’s idea last week and rejected it.