Weather like Friday’s makes things messy for drivers.We rode along with a local driving instructor to find out the proper way to handle the roads in winter weather.Like many people, Jarred Sproul had his parents help him learn how to drive.”My mother was in the car with me.
A Bangor man charged with robbing a credit union in downtown Bangor was in court Friday.Twenty-year-old Donovan Steen, Junior, did not enter a plea.He’s accused of holding up the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union Tuesday afternoon.Police say Steen ran off with an undisclosed amount of money.He’s due back in court in March.Steen remains at the Penobscot County Jail where he’s being held without bail.
The Department of Agriculture is investing a good deal of money in two Maine biofuel companies.Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced more than $280,000 will be split between Wood Pellets Company in Athens and Corinth Wood Pellets in Corinth.
State Fire Officials say a fire on Manning Hill Road in Hampden Wednesday afternoon was caused by an electrical problem in the shed.Fire officials tell us no one was home when the blaze broke out just after 3 p.m.A neighbor says the couple who lives there is relatively new to the area.Firefighters rescued a dog from the home.
Maine’s governor has signed an emergency order to allow heating oil delivery drivers to be on the road longer to make sure homes stay warm during some of the coldest temperatures of the winter.Governor Paul LePage says the emergency proclamation signed Thursday, January 20th will allow the Department of Transportation to grant a waiver to permit delivery personnel to stay out longer.But LePage also wants to remind drivers picking up extra hours to stay safe on the roadways.The order will stay active for 10 days starting on January 20th, or until the governor declares the end of the emergency.
A man involved in a hunting accident in Chester that caused his friend to lose an eye is going to jail for 30 days.29-year-old Joel Susen pleaded no contest to assault while hunting.He did so in a courtroom in Bangor packed with family, friends and church members who argued Susen shouldn’t have to serve any time.
A University of Maine spin-off business is helping to keep young people in Maine and it’s growing.Orono Spectral Solutions was established ten years ago.It’s a high-tech company that works with the Department of Defense and other entities on projects involving the detection of chemical and biological agents in air and water.The company was originally based in Old Town, but outgrew the building.Thursday, a celebration as Spectral Solutions opened its new facility on Odlin Road in Bangor.”It’s wonderful to see how this high tech start-up firm is continuing to grow and develop new products that are going to help our troops, help with homeland security and also help with environmental protection.””We have proven that we can provide better quality data in a faster time frame than what is currently available.”For more information about Orono Spectral Solutions go to their website www.ossmaine.com