It was a murder-suicide.That’s what State Police have ruled in the deaths of a Windham woman and her 12-year-old son.Their burned bodies were found August 19th in an SUV parked at a gravel pit.Police say 41-year-old Karen Devine doused the vehicle with a flammable liquid then set it on fire with her and her son, Michael, inside.
Old Town and Orono fire departments teamed up on a fire in Old Town today.They found heavy smoke in the basement and first floor of a house on the Old Mill Road.An elderly couple live there, only one of them was home at the time.Crews were able to get him out of the house and extinguish the fire.Lieutenant Mark Graffam says no one was hurt and the home wasn’t seriously damaged.Graffam expects the couple will be able to return to their home later this evening.
A business in Searsport has been given the opportunity of a lifetime.The owners are headed to New York City for their time to shine.Meghan Hayward explains.It’s lights, camera and action for a couple from Searsport.But it won’t be them on the screen, instead, it’s their designs.WIlliam and Pamela Hammond own Sunscapes Sculpted Canopies.They were asked to design canopies for the Metropolitan Showtime House and Dexter terrace in New York City.This is the second season for the show, where top designers transform indoor and outdoor spaces into stunning masterpieces of design.”At first I was quite excited.
A woman from Bangor is behind bars, charged in a stabbing.28-year-old Rubydale McGuire was arrested Monday for felony aggravated assault.According to Bangor Police, officers were called to an apartment on First Street for a report of a stabbing last Thursday.When they arrived, officers found blood in the hallway and a 49-year-old male victim in one of the apartments.The victim told police that McGuire was visiting with him when he noticed he was missing some cash.
People at the Bangor International Airport are always looking for new ways to say “thank you” to the Maine Troop Greeters.Folks there say it’s important to recognize the work the greeters do, day and night: welcoming troops who pass through the airport on their way to and from overseas.Wednesday night, airport officials are throwing an appreciation event for the greeters.They’re also planning to reveal plans for a new way to honor the troop greeters.
A federal jury has ruled a fishing vessel that sank 60 miles off the coast of Maine and killed a fishermen was seaworthy.The jury determined the fishing vessel “Sirius” was in ship shape when it went down in July of 2005.A fisherman from Port Clyde, Gary Thorbjornson,was lost at sea.
The number of women being arrested for domestic assault is on the rise in Maine.The Department of Public Safety says more than 1,000 women were charged with assaulting men in 2008, a 38% increase from five years ago.Law enforcement officials say battered men were less willing to come forward a decade ago because of the stigma involved.Others say women are now more inclined to fight back against men.Public safety commissioner Ann Jordan said there’s also been an increase in the use of drugs and alcohol, driving up the number assaults.There were about 3,000 men charged with domestic assault in 2008, about three times the number of women charged.
Two men are now under arrest in connection with what authorities are calling a deliberately set fire at a former paper mill in Gardiner.On Tuesday investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office and Gardiner Police held a news conference, announcing they’ve found the two people they believe are responsible for the fire.Officials say 19-year-old Jack Downs of Chelsea and 20-year-old Joshua Lund of Gardiner were arrested Monday night.They’re charged with arson in connection with last week’s fire that partially destroyed the former paper mill on Water Street.Currently four tenants lease that building.The state fire marshal says teamwork with local fire officials and police helped nab the suspects.