The Texas woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son and dumping his body on a Maine roadside has pleaded not guilty to a fugitive from justice charge in Massachusetts and has agreed to return to face charges in New Hampshire.Julianne McCrery of Irving, Texas, was arraigned Thursday inConcord District Court.She was detained Wednesday at a Massachusetts highway rest stopafter police got a tip on her truck.
Spring cleaning will be in full swing this week at the University of Maine.The college is hosting its annual ‘Clean Sweep’ sale.They’re selling items left behind by students who moved out of there dorms this month.Couches, televisions, clothes and other household items will be up for grabs.You can stop by Stewart Commons on Hilltop Road to check it out.The event will run Friday, May 20, from 12-7 p.m., and Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.For more information, you can contact the Bodwell Center at 581-3091.
Police say a woman responsible for a hit and run accident in Orrington last night had been drinking.Forty-three year old year old Kimberly Chadbourne allegedly backed into a car at an Orrington Mobile on the Run.A witness said she took off, but managed to write down her license plate.A few hours later bangor police noticed the car parked on Harlow Street.Police say the officer determined she was under the influence of alcohol.Chadbourne is charged with leaving the scene of an accident by Orrington Police, and operating under the influence by Bangor Police.
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The state House has given its final approval to a bill to improve Maine’s regulatory climate.Representatives voted 147-3 on Wednesday for the bill, which awaits final Senate approval pending a fiscal review.Originally proposed by Governor Paul LePage, the bill underwent significant changes after seven public hearings across the state.The version that passed Wednesday establishes an environmental self-audit program, strengthens the business assistance office in the Department of Economic and Community Development, streamlines permitting, and trims the size of the Board of Environmental Protection from 10 to seven.It also creates a position within the Secretary of State’s office to advocate on behalf of certain businesses.The bill was passed with strong bipartisan support.(The Associated Press)
A state legislative committee will take a closer look at bills to abolish or drastically change the mission of the agency that oversees development in the state’s 10-million-acre Unorganized Territory.The Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee will hold work sessions on the bills Thursday afternoon.One would abolish the Land Use Regulation Commission, and another would alter its mission to serve residents and property owners within the jurisdiction of LURC.Supporters say overseeing development in the Unorganized Territory is better left to county governments.Opponents say the legislation would roll back 40 years of protections in Maine’s North Woods.(The Associated Press)
A Texas woman is scheduled to make her first court appearance in Massachusetts on Thursday.42-year-old Julianne McCrery of Irving, Texas has been charged in New Hampshire with second degree murder in the death of 6-year-old Camden Hughes.He’s the little boy found dead along side a road in South Berwick last weekend.A Texas man said he called Maine State Police on Wednesday after he recognized the computer generated drawing of the boy.Police in Massachusetts also received a tip from the public about the blue pick up being at a Chelmsford, Massachusetts rest stop.McCrery was arrested in Concord, Massachusetts, and taken into custody.Police were also investigating a hotel in Hampton, New Hampshire, where McCrery is thought to have stayed.WBZ tv, the CBS affiliate in Boston, is reporting that McCrery has confessed to giving her son an overdose of cough syrup.Prosecutors say preliminary autopsy results show the cause of Camden’s death is asphyxiation.Massachusetts State Police say a white female around 40-years-old was taken into custody Wednesday morning, then moved to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.Police confiscated a dark blue Tacoma pick-up at a rest stop on I-495.
Fire destroyed a home in Stockton Springs Thursday morning.Crews were called to Green Valley Road around 1:45am.Stockton Springs Fire Chief Harry Patterson tells TV 5 that the couple living there awoke to find flames coming out of their bathroom.One of the owners says they had been using a propane heater in there.Chief Patterson says the couple was lucky they were able to get out of the house safely.The entire home was engulfed in flames by the time fire fighters arrived.They were unable to save the home.
The Old Town-Orono Animal Orphanage will be honored Friday.Each year the Friends of River Coalition honors an outstanding community organization.This year they’ll recognize the folks at the shelter.The ceremony is Friday night at the Old Town Knights of Columbus Hall on Gilman Falls Avenue.Dinner begins at 6:30p.m.
After years in the making, morris yachts celebrated the completion of its first vessel for the u-s coast guard.The first Leadership 44, the Shearwater, was unveiled at a special ceremony in Bass Harbor Wednesday.Morris Yachts was one of 12 boat builders in the United States that applied for the contract with the US Coast Guard.The boats will teach cadets how to sail at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.”It’s a work boat, it’s a boat built to train cadets so it can withstand repeated running into docks, running into ground and perhaps even running into each other at times,” said Allen Kruger, Waterfront Director for the US Coast Guard Academy.The company’s President says the vessels were challenging for their crew and they were able to rehire 25 employees.”We were told by the engineering firm that assisted us that it was the most complicated small boat fusion molding ever done we pulled it off, kudos to our crew,” said Cuyler Morris, President of Morris Yachts.Morris says the other seven vessels that are being built for the coast guard are currently on schedule.
This typically quiet stretch of Lander Road turned into a crime scene when it was flooded with FBI agents and police.”It’s proceeding slowly and methodically and will go on for an undetermined amount of time,” said Greg Comcowich of the FBI.They won’t say much more, but a court affidavit shows they’re collecting evidence from the home of Michael DeMaria, a man the document says had a stash of explosives and weapons hidden throughout his home.DeMaria was arrested Tuesday as he arrived at a divorce hearing.