This can be a tough time for families with a loved one serving overseas.No one knows that better than veterans.That’s why members of the American Legion in Dixmont spent time Monday morning filling up a Fedex truck.Joy Hollowell tells us about the Trees for Troops program.=========It will be a Merry Christmas for military families at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
If you’re looking for a holiday gift for some nature lovers on your list this year, Acadia National Park will be selling annual passes.Passes will be sold for $20, that’s half price.They are valid for one year from the month of purchase.You can buy the passes at the winter visitor center at park headquarters from 8 a.m.
A man arrested for the murder of a Friendship woman will make his first court appearance at 3 p.m.State Police arrested 35-year-old Arnold Diana of Rockland on Saturday and charged him with murder in connection with the death of his former girlfriend, 47-year-old Katrina Windred.Windred’s body was found last Tuesday along Thompson Meadow Road in Rockland.Police are still not releasing the cause of Windred’s death.Diana is being held at the Knox County Jail.
The Bangor Police Department has released a photo of a man they are looking for.Matthew Scott Pete is wanted on several warrants, and Bangor PD is asking for your help in locating him.Pete is 29 years old and has recently thought to have been living in Bangor, Glenburn, Hermon and Orono.Bangor police describes Pete as six foot one, 153 pounds with a shaved head.
Union nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center head back to the bargaining table on Monday, November 29th.Contract negotiations came to a halt nearly three weeks ago, when the nurses and hospital couldn’t come to an agreement on several key points.The nurses say their biggest issue is that they want better patient to staff ratios.The hospital says they have given their best offer.A federal mediator was brought in earlier this month to try and work things out, but told both sides that no agreement could be reached at that time.A week ago, nurses held a one-day strike outside the hospital, that followed a two day lockout by hospital administrators.The nurses were replaced for those three days by more than 200 nurses brought in by E.M.M.C.
On Wednesday, Maine unions, port officials, manufacturers and environmental groups plan to release a report that tallies the region’s clean energy potential offshore and identifies major opportunities for economic, environmental and energy benefits from offshore wind.It’s prepared by the National Wildlife Federation and co-sponsored by more than 35 organizations along the Atlantic Coast.And, on December 14th, an offshore wind conference will take place in Belfast.
The annual convoy of trucks from down east, bearing thousands of wreaths for the Arlington National Cemetery begins its trek from eastern Maine next weekend.The trucks will leave Sunday from Harrington, home to the Worcester Wreath Company, which each year donates wreaths to honor veterans at the cemetery.This is the 19th year that Morrill Worcester has provided wreaths since he started the event in 1992.(AP)
Family members say 41-year-old Karen Stewart remains in good spirits despite losing her right arm after being mauled by a dog while taking a walk in the town of Lagrange.Stewart was attacked by a bulldog mix earlier this month while visiting a friend.Stewart’s arm was amputated a few inches below the shoulder Wednesday night at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.The dog has been euthanized and its owner has been charged with keeping a dangerous animal.(AP)
Officials in Maine are seeking the public’s help in search of a man who fled from his home a week ago and hasn’t been heard from since.Saco police say 26-year-old Christopher Noonan ran out of his Saco home and into some nearby woods last Sunday after an argument with his wife.Police and Game Wardens with search dogs and a plane searched hundreds of acres Saturday, but didn’t turn up any sign of the man.Saco Police are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact them.Their number is 284- 4535(AP)
It’s a sign that winter is officially here.”I saw that today was the last day here, so I wanted to get one last chance to get out here.” Earle Taylor and a friend took their kids for one last stroll of the season on the Orono bog walk before it closed for the winter.”Nice to let them go out and around and get some energy out especially when all the playgrounds are snow covered,” said Bangor resident, Patrick Davis.
An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of a Friendship woman, whose body was found earlier this week.State Police have arrested 35-year-old Arnold Diana and charged him with murder in connection with the death of his former girlfriend, 47-year-old Katrina Windred.Windred’s body was found Tuesday along Thompson Meadow Road in Rockland.Police say Diana was arrested around 7 pm Saturday night after he was interviewed at the Rockland Police Station.Police are still not releasing the cause of Windred’s death.Diana was transported to the Knox County Jail and they say will likely make his first court appearance on Monday.
A Millinocket man, who was tasered during an arrest is suing several police officers.In a federal lawsuit filed this week, 37-year-old Wayne Cote says officers violated his civil rights, were negligent, used excessive force and caused psychological harm when they used a taser to subdue him in October of 2008.The incident started with Cote tried to collect his belongings from an apartment as he was moving out.He says police pursued him when he drove away from the house and then became angry when he couldn’t roll down his broken car window all the way.(AP)