Bangor police got a call Sunday afternoon from a resident of Moosehead Blvd who claimed someone stole pills and other things from their home.Police tracked down Damien Woods, 29, on nearby Sugarloaf Ln and say they found painkillers and cash on him.He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and faces theft charges.No court date has been set.
Pilot error is being blamed for a deadly plane crash in Rockwood in August 2010.Telford Allen II, 64, was killed.He was the founder of Telford Aviation.The National Transportation Safety Board says Allen didn’t retract landing gear when he took off in Rangeley.That caused instability when Allen tried landing on Moosehead Lake.A passenger, Natalie Holmes Moody of Rockwood, was injured in the crash.The NTSB report also says that impairment from medication was a factor.Tests performed on Allenâ€™s body found he had recently taken an over-the-counter anti-histamine.
The Katahdin Area Rotary Club is showing its support for a program to educate about a disease that isn’t talked about much in our nation any more.On World Polio Day, the group sponsored a raffle at Katahdin Federal Credit Union in Millinocket.The raffle is for an afghan made by Money McGibbon, a woman who has had the disease since she was two years old.McGibbon says the biggest misconception with Polio is that it can be cured, based on her experience, she says that’s not the case.”They say Polio is eradicated and in a sense it is but the ones who have had Polio and they still have to live with that,” she says.Raffles for the afghan are being sold all week.If you would like to help with polio awareness, you can visit rotary.org.
Governor LePage met with workers at the newly named Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket.It was a welcome back for many who lost their jobs when the then Katahdin Paper mill shut its doors in April.”My boss told us that Meriturn has backed out and that it was my job to tell my employees to tell my employees to go home it wasn’t a good feeling,” says mill employee John Bishop.As the area’s biggest employer, we’re told the mill had an economic impact of about three hundred million dollars.After months of failed negotiations with potential buyers, New Hampshire based Cate Street Capital purchased the mill, bringing new life to the Katahdin region.”The day I left it was kind of a sick feeling to your stomach and getting back is like seeing friends you haven’t seen all summer,” Bishop said.215 of the 400 employees who were laid off now have a place to work again.
Kids at Canaan Elementary school got a lesson in fire safety Monday.Members of the Canaan Volunteer Fire Department showed the kids possible fire hazards to watch out for in their homesThey were shown what frayed wires look like as well as how to tell if the fire extinguishers in their homes are full.Fire crews also demonstrated how to make a 9-1-1 call to make sure the kids would know the information they need to know in case of emergency.
A Meddybemps man is behind bars, accused of stealing an Indian Township police cruiser, then ditching it in a lake.It all happened Sunday morning in Baileyville.Authorities were called to a fight on Palm Street.While police were investigating, 19-year old Timothy Dickey allegedly jumped into an officer’s car and took off.Police from Indian Township as well as the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were unable to keep up with Dickey.
Returning home from war is certainly cause for celebration, but for so many veterans, it can also cause conflict.Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can show up weeks…months…or even years later.A different method for treating PTSD is now gaining hold in Maine.As Joy Hollowell tells us, a group is in training this week to learn how to use the technique.=====Cheryl Morin lost her son to suicide nearly six years ago.
Administrators at Camden Hills Regional High School say a $56,000 bill for laptop repairs last year is “astronomically” high and are blaming student carelessness.The school is one of 69 statewide that participate in a Maine Learning Technology Initiative program, under the Maine Department of Education, that makes laptops available to high school students.Camden Hills spends about $150,000 to lease 778 laptop computers each year from the state.State officials tell the Bangor Daily News that the school’s repair bill is one of the highest in the state.
An analysis of Maine employment figures shows that expectations of job gains in the state this year won’t be realized.The 6,000 jobs state economists projected would be added to Maine’s economy jobs in the latter half of 2011 reportedly never materialized.
Maine health officials are offering free kits to parents of children born in Maine last year to test for lead paint dust in homes.The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says brochures are being mailed to more than 11,000 families as part of an effort to eliminate childhood lead poisoning.
The Maine Warden Service responded to a call concerning an injured hiker on the Brook Trail on Tumbledown Mountain, which is north of Weld.They say 48-year-old Karen Chase of Marblehead, Massachusetts had slipped on rocks and fallen.Chase suffered a bad sprain.
The Maine Warden Service says a 12-year-old boy is doing fine after accidently shooting himself in the foot while deer hunting.Saturday was Maine’s annual youth deer hunting day.Authorities say the boy was hunting with his uncle in Waterboro.He told wardens he was resting his rifle on his foot and was playing with the safety when the gun fired.He suffered a gunshot wound to his right foot.
Freeport was the setting for a special wedding Friday evening.Harraseeket Inn played host for the first Real Maine Wedding of the year.Laura Plaisted and Nolan Hood were chosen earlier this year as the winners.The groom, is a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard and has served the country for the past twelve years.He returned home from Afghanistan this Summer after the couple were selected as the winners.The wedding package, besides the venue included a wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, the rings, hair styling and much more.
Folks could become a firefighter for the day.The Orono Fire Department opened its doors to the public.Folks could learn how to use a fire extinguisher, go through a smoke trailer and hear about other fire safety tips.Firefighters say it’s important to meet the members of your community.” The more we know about these situations in an emergency the better off we are at handling them.