Police say a coach with Maine Maritime Academy, killed in a car accident in October, was driving with a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit.Hancock County Deputy Chris Thornton says 24-year old Richard Dykas was also speeding the night of the crash, but that the primary cause of the crash was Dykas’ level of intoxication.
State Fire Investigators say combustibles placed too close to a light sparked a fire in Bangor last week that displaced 11 people.An apartment building on Center Street caught fire on Monday of last week.Firefighters rescued four people from the blaze, which became too risky for crews to remain in the building.Tenants lost all their possessions, but a couple living there found their cat after the fire.Two poeple had to be taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory has been awarded a $1.3 million grant.The money will be used to expand its database on toxics in the environment.The five-year grant comes from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.The database was started at the laboratory in 2005.
A federal board has approved the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway’s request to abandon 233 miles of rail in northern Maine, paving the way for the state to buy the line and find a new rail operator.For more than a century, the railroad has carried products in and out of northern Maine.
It’s being called a snow emergency, but to some people it’s really a late Christmas present.”The more snow the better because when you fall it doesn’t hurt.”Dave hamel decided the best way to spend the blizzard was outside on Hermon Mountain with his daughter.”I didn’t have to work so I can get a full day of skiing.
Take this snow and shovel it.That’s what many Mainers have been at since this morning.But it’s an activity that can do serious damage to your body.Shoveling can be back breaking, certainly back-aching, work.Doctor Rod Chelberg at Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Walk In Care Center in Bangor, says pain typically shows up about two days after the injury.He calls it a delayed onset of trauma.Dr.
Anyone who did not have to be out on the roads, was being urged to stay home.For those who did have to venture out, the swirling snow made conditions downright treacherous in some areas.As Joy Hollowell tells us, whether you were traveling by air, bus, or car, today’s blizzard gave everyone quite the adventure.==========(Tires spinning in snow)Ahhh, the familiar sounds of winter in Maine.
Christmas presents inside a car proved too tempting for a woman in Bangor.Police are now looking for her, in connection with the theft.An officer was called to the Wal-Mart store on Stillwater Avenue one week ago.Someone had reported that about $400 worth of wrapped gifts were stolen out of their parked car.Bangor police worked with Wal-Mart security to identify the suspect.She was allegedly videotaped committing the theft.
Governor Baldacci has declared a state of emergency for Maine.State government offices are closed today.The governor and other emergency workers are urging folks to stay home, if possible.Amtrak has canceled train service from Maine down to New York.Crews are now working to clear the tracks.No word when Amtrak expects service to resume.
A Waterville man suffered second-degree burns to his arms and hands Thursday when gasoline sprayed on him and ignited while he changed the car’s fuel filter.Eighteen-year-old Jacob Ashline is a senior at Waterville High School.He told the Morning sSntinel his injuries could have been much worse if he hadn’t dived into a snow pile.Ashline was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where he was treated and released that day.(AP)
Officials say a firefighter was injured and a homeowner suffered minor smoke inhalation in a Christmas night fire in Alfred.Authorities say firefighters were forced to shuttle in water to douse the fire that was reported around 8 pm.The fire destroyed a garage and two apartments above it.Officals say the firefighter was taken to a hospital for a shoulder injury and the homeowner was treated on scene.The Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate.(AP)
The folks at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport just got a big boost from an anonymous donor.Rob Poindexter has more on how this donor is motivating others to donate.”It is kind of a shame that local people often drive by and think to themselves someday I’m going to stop in there.”Here at the Penobscot Marine Museum they celebrate the history of the penobscot Bay and the shipbuilding industry that thrived in Searsport.
State and Saco Police are investigating the stabbing of a local man inside his apartment.Authorities say a 911 call was received around 12:30 Friday morning, saying 50-year-old Dale Berube needed an ambulance.They say Berube was found in his bathtub with multiple stab wounds.He was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland and underwent emergency surgery.The call was made by Berube’s roommate, 48-year-old Pamela Young, who was interviewed and released.The incident remains under investigation.
Since 1991, Manna Minstries has been giving hope to those suffering in Maine.On Christmas Day, their message is clear as volunteers from all over the area served hot meals to those who need it most.”For them to sacrifice Christmas Day, Christmas Day to come down to Manna to help their neighbors it’s unbelievable,” said Executive Director Bill Rae.Hundreds of people gathered in the gynasium to receive christmas dinner and of course gifts.