Fire officials say an elderly woman was smoking while on oxygen when she died in an apartment fire.Officials say the body of 78-year-old Eleanor Gould was found after firefighters extinguished the blaze on Monday.Presque Isle’s deputy fire chief says the apartment at the Mountain View Apartments was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived about 2:30 p.m.One apartment was destroyed, another was moderately damaged and two others were less seriously damaged.
The Bangor Police Department is looking for any information you may have about an incident at Target Monday afternoon.One of the store employees said he thought a customer in the store hid three DVD’s and attempted to leave without paying for them.The employee attempted to stop the man from leaving, when the suspect allegedly punched him and left the store.The male suspect reportedly left in what police are describing as this purple Pontiac Sunfire.
Governor Paul LePage has signed a bill to clarify a law requiring a minimum 100-mile distance betweencasinos.The measure removes a potential roadblock for the planned Oxford County casino.The proposed Oxford site is 125 miles by road from Bangor’s Hollywood Slots, Maine’s only other casino, but only 94 miles by air.LePage said Monday that it makes sense to base the distance on how people would drive to the casino rather than as the crow flies.(The Associated Press)
A legislative committee is taking up a bill requiring an applicant for state assistance to show proof of legal residency in the United States and in Maine for at least 90 days.The bill goes before the Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday as welfare reform becomes a major topic this session.Naples Republican Rep.
It was a packed house at the Bangor Public Library Monday evening as residents sounded off about their concerns on staffing and health care quality at Eastern Maine Medical Center.The Workers Rights Board of Eastern Maine hosted the public forum to allow members of the community to speak about the issue.We’ve been following the contract negotiations between union nurses and the EMMC administration.Hundreds of union nurses are currently working without a contract because they are unable to resolve issues with management.Nurses gave first hand accounts of why staffing is so important, saying they are putting the patients first not their paychecks.Oragnizers of the forum say they hope public discussion can help get things moving.
The battle continues between union nurses and management at Eastern Maine Medical Center.Nurses in the Maine State Nurses Association have issued a notice to the hospital for a one day strike on Thursday, May 5th.They went on strike for a day last fall, then the hospital locked them out for two days.
A Massachusetts man accused of murder, arson, and robbery pleaded not guilty to those charges Monday morning.32-year-old David Silva is accused of shooting and killing a 53-year-old Robert Orr of Readfield, stealing valuables from his home, and burning down the house in February.According to court documents, Silva took off to Massachusetts where he sold the stolen items and bought drugs.
The organizers of Habitat for Humanity say a thief broke into one of their trailers and made off with 3-thousand dollars worth of items.Amanda Charette, the group’s Operations Manager, says they discovered the back doors of their trailer had been broken into when they were moving the trailer from their Holden location to the new facility at Penobscot Plaza.She says they’ve lost pass loader guns, air compressors, drills and hammers among other tools.Charette says the trailer had been locked and parked in an area of the warehouse where the back of trailer is not easily visible.If anyone has any information you can call Habitat Bangor at 207-942-8977.