Lawmakers in Augusta heard from Maine’s college officials Tuesday as part of the legislature’s state of the education session.Officials from the University of Maine system, community college’s, and other schools addressed lawmakers on the house floor.
Crews from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection are busy in Columbia Falls, cleaning up a diesel fuel spill.The spill has worried the folks who run a nearby fish hatchery.About 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a parked tanker truck into the Pleasant River in Columbia Falls Monday night into Tuesday morning.Members of the Department of Environmental Protection have been on scene since.
A man accused of trying to sell a store clerk his prescription drugs was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.Earlier this month, Bangor police arrested 46-year-old Steven Dearborn, who’d recently moved from Massachusetts to Bradford.
There’s a concert in Farmington later this week, benefiting Japanese earthquake relief efforts.The University of Maine at Farmington is hosting the event.The Muellers Family Band will be performing.The concert starts at 7:30 Friday night at Nordica Auditorium at UMF.Admission is by donation.
Police say a woman from Bangor, reported missing Tuesday morning has been found.We’re told 71-year-old Ann Jones appears to be in good condition.Authorities found Jones walking on Cotton Brook Road near Greely’s Landing in Dover-Foxcroft around 10 Wednesday morning.Her car was also found, it was stuck in the area.Jones is reunited with her daughters.
Four people have been charged in connection with a drug smuggling operation at the Piscataquis County Jail.Darrell Crandall Junior is with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.He says 18-year-old Gretchen Gordon of Anson had hidden the prescription drug suboxone in the waistband of her pants.Twenty-year-old Samantha Jennings of Dexter is charged with furnishing the suboxone to Gordon, trafficking in prison contraband and violating conditions of release.
Part of Route 9 in Brewer was closed Wednesday morning, after a car crashed into a telephone pole.Brewer Police say the accident happened around 12:30a.m.A passenger in the car was taken to the hospital with what’s being described as serious injuries.We’re told the force of the crash caused the telephone pole to come down and there are wires in the road.In fact, shortly after the crash, a tanker truck became tangled up in those wires.Brewer Police had the road back open again at 7:45 that morning.
A person died in a head-on crash in Warren Tuesday afternoon.It happened around 12:30 on Route One.The victim has not been identified.The driver of the other vehicle involved had to be removed from the wreckage using the jaws of life and was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.Police are investigating.
The Hartford, Connecticut Roman Catholic Church Diocese has settled an abuse claim with a convicted killer from Maine.That’s according to the Survivor’s Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, which says Jeffrey Libby claimed he was molested by a priest as a teenager while living in Connecticut in the early 1980’s.Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.Libby is serving a 60-year prison sentence here in Maine for the murder of his grandfather.
The town of Chelsea held a special election Tuesday night to fill the seat once held by Tanya Condon.Condon stepped down before Board Chair Carole Swan was accused of trying to take a 10- thousand dollar kick back from a road contractor.Six candidates were running for the vacant seat Tuesday.Linda Leotsakos came out the winner at the polls.All new Selectmen will be confirmed at a special town meeting, which is this Thursday, March 31st.