CBS Boston affiliate WBZ-TV is reporting that Juli McCrery of Irving, Texas, the mother of Camden Pierce Hughes, 6, has confessed to giving her son and overdose of cough syrup that resulted in his death and is being charged with second-degree murder.New Hampshire State Police have also been reportedly investigating a hotel in Hampton, NH where it is believed that McCrery was staying.The break in the case came Wednesday morning, when a Massachusetts state trooper spotted a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck at a rest area off I-495 that matched the description of a vehicle witnesses spotted at the South Berwick crime scene on Saturday.
A murder trial is scheduled to begin in Bangor on Monday for a Burlington man accused of killing a Webster Plantation couple in November of 2009.Police say Nathaneal Nightingale shot Michael and Valerie Miller, both 47, in the head during a robbery attempt.According to court documents, Nightingale admitted to police he shot the couple and provided details of the crime.Nightingale pleaded not guilty to the charges last year.
A man from Rockland will spend five years in prison for robbing a Rite-Aid pharmacy while armed with a machete last fall.Assistant District Attorney Chris Fernald says 23-year old Joshua Powell pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of robbery, stealing drugs, and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.Fernald says Powell entered the pharmacy in Rockland last September and threatened workers with a machete until they gave him drugs.
- Senior Expo is Friday, May 20th from 9am-2pm at Spectacular Events Center in Bangor- Safe Strides will be on hand to talk fall prevention and will team up with Husson University to provide fall risk assessments- Home safety evaluation may include finding whether lighting is adequate, nightlights, walkways are clear and in good condition, steps into the home should have at least one railing, kitchen cupboards are easy to open, fire extinguisher easily accessible, hot water setting is set under 120 degrees, remove scatter rugs, grab bars in shower, bench in shower, de-clutter, telephone near bed, etc.For more information, check out Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s website at www.eaaa.org
The Lander Road in Parkman was blocked off Tuesday night, and stayed that way well into Wednesday morning, after authorities arrested a man outside of the Dover-Foxcroft courthouse.Reports say that 43-year-old Michael DeMaria was arrested when he arrived at the courthouse to attend a divorce hearing.According to court records filed in U.S.
The state Public Utilities Commission says Central Maine Power must allow its customers to opt out of using “smart meters” designed to help utilities manage the consumption of electricity.In a decision issued yesterday, the PUC says CMP customers who don’t want to use the smart meters must pay an upfront cost and then a monthly charge.
Governor Paul LePage says Maine’s next Capitol for a Day event will be held throughout Lincoln County.The governor’s fourth event will take place Friday.LePage will first travel to Edgecomb for a tour of the Center for Teaching and Learning, a K-8 independent school founded in 1990.
High gas prices actually gave a group in Bangor reason to celebrate.The Bat Bus service hosted ‘Transit Tuesday,’ which recognizes alternative ways for commuters to get around.It’s part of the 17th nnual Commute Another Way Week.Transportation groups met at the Pickering Square Garage for a breakfast where they greeted commuters.The event showcased commuting options like walking, biking and carpooling as alternatives to driving your own car.Transportation technician, Diane Rice, says it’s time for people to start trying out other options.”It looks like gas prices aren’t going to be dropping, so I think people need to start looking at alternative modes, so if you don’t have a hybrid what else are you going to do?”Commute Another Way is a statewide event that ends Friday.For more information, you can visit commuteanotherwayweek.org.
A woman who’s spent the last 29-years running Saint Joseph hospital in Bangor was honored by lawmakers Tuesday.At the beginning of Tuesday’s session the entire Maine State Legislature took time out to recognize Sister Mary Norberta for her accomplishments in the field of health care.Sister Norberta was the special guest of Brewer Representative Michael Celli.
Lawmakers in Augusta are considering 3 bills that would make drastic changes to the Land Use Regulation Commission.One of those bills would abolish LURC and turn its duties over to the counties that have unorganized territories.Representative Paul Davis of Sangerville sponsored that bill.