A staffing report published on Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Web site says for the last five months of last year most floors at the hospital were staffed above the national average.But that figure is being disputed by the union for many of the hospital’s nurses.The Maine State Nurses Association says the information is incomplete, misleading and uses outdated information in an attempt to misguide the public.Hospital officials say that’s just not true.”What’s actually happening at EMMC, we are shot.
A teenager from Knox has been charged in connection with the shooting death of his friend.According to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, 19-year-old Luke Bryant is charged with manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Tyler Seaney of Glenburn.The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirms Seaney died of a gunshot wound to the neck.Authorities say Bryant was holding a shotgun that went off inside his apartment on Dolloff Road in Knox Saturday night.The blast struck and killed Seaney.Bryant is at the Waldo County Jail and is expected to be in court later this week.
The shooting death of a Bangor teen has been classified as a homicide.The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirms 19-year-old Tyler Seaney died of a gunshot wound to the neck.Authorities say Seaney was shot Saturday night while visiting a friend on the Dolloff Road in Knox.They say the gun apparently discharged while in the hands of a friend and Seaney died moments later.No one has been charged at this time, and the name of the friend is not being released as detectives continue to investigate.
Vandals have caused about two thousand dollars worth of damage at a school in Hartland.The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says the incident happened early Tuesday morning at the Hartland Consolidated School on Elm Street.When firefighers arrived on scene they found spray paint on the walls and discharged fire estinguishers.They say a total of twenty classrooms had been vandalized.A Somerset County K-9 dog was able to track down a juvenile who had evidence relating to this case.Four males under the age of 18 have been charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.
A single car accident in Unity sent the driver to the hospital Tuesday night.37-year-old Sarah Scott reportedly tried to pass another vehicle on Route 9 when she lost control.Maine State Police said the vehicle rolled onto the driver’s side in the opposite lane after hitting snow that had drifted across the road.Scott was taken by Unity ambulance to the hospital in Waterville after complaining of minor pain.The road was closed for about a half hour as crews pulled her Jeep back onto it’s wheels and towed it away.Two children were reportedly also in the vehicle at the time: a 12-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy, they were not injured.Police said everyone was wearing their seat belt.
A man known as the “Burly Bandit” is going to prison for 10 years.He was sentenced on Wednesday for 11 bank robberies in six northeastern states.48-year-old Robert Ferguson has admitted to a crime spree that began in April of 2010.He robbed a bank in Buffalo, New York, then hit banks and credit unions in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.The last bank job happened on July 13th when the Bangor Saving Bank in Orono was robbed.
The 27th annual Trek Across Maine cycling event is this June.Thursday night is your chance to learn more about it.Members of the American Lung Association will be at the Sea Dog in Bangor from 5:30 until 7:30 to answer any questions you may have.You can also sign up your trek team right there.They will fill you in on what you need to know, from preparation to fundraising.For more information e-mail Kristen at [email protected] or call 1-888-241-6566.
A local retirement community is helping out Bangor Troop Greeters with brunchSunbury Village in Bangor is hosting the event.It takes place the final Sunday in February from noon until two.There will be live jazz music.The price of the brunch is by donation with all the money going to the Bangor International Airport Troop Greeters.For more information, including how to make reservations, call 262-9600.
Some researchers say the cost of electricity from wind mills off Maine’s coast can be competitive with current costs to deliver power.A federal-government sponsored study says it seems possible to hit a target of 8 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour for energy delivered from offshore turbines.The study says building floating platforms on land and towing them out to deep water is cheaper than building the turbine towers out to sea.