All of that snow is getting hard-core tobogganers fired up for 22nd annual National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl in Maine.Registration is now open for the 22nd annual event that features zany costumes as two-, three- and four-person toboggan teams go down a 400-foot-long, ice-covered wooden toboggan chute and onto a frozen pond.
Fire fighters were called to a home in gouldsboro early Tuesday morning.Authorities say that the home on Eagle View Drive caught fire a little before 3:30 a.m.When they arrived, fire fighters found smoke pouring out from the chimney area, and from around the home’s woodstove.We’re told that the homeowners all made it out of the building safely.
Winter parking rules go into effect Tuesday in Bangor.There will be no parking on streets or public parking lots from midnight to 6am in the morning.The odd and even parking rules are now in place and on odd numbered days cars should park on the side of the street with odd house numbers.When crews are in snow removal mode, you can’t park on any public street at any time of day.Ignore the rules and your car could be towed.Winter parking rules stay in place through March.
On Tuesday, Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway in Bangor will open the doors to its new simulcast racing room.We got a sneak peek of the Racebook Lounge.It’s located on the main gaming floor.The simulcast room will broadcast national horse racing events and let customers place bets on them.It will also broadcast major sporting events and local sports such as Maine football.Hollywood Slots officials say this will give everyone who visits the casino the chance to enjoy harness racing without leaving the building.”It allows more traffic, more visibility.
Some folks go all out in decorating their home for Halloween.Shirley Grover is among them.Her home on Route 1in Winterport has become quite the roadside attraction.Joy Hollowell shows us how Grover gets into the “spirit” of the holiday.=====”You gotta get in the spirit,” says Shirley Heddon Grover.
Businesses gathered at UMaine Monday in hopes of finding their newest employees and interns.More than thirty companies took part in the Maine Business School’s Job and Internship fair.Business students had the chance to meet face to face with prospective employers.it was a also a chance underclassmen to generate contacts Despite the bleak job market, organizers of the event say employers and students are optimistic.”In this economy of course our students, it’s so hard for all of them.
A Spruce Head man at the center of three different crimes in Thomaston this past year, has been sentenced.William Waldron Jr,46, pleaded guilty in Knox County Superior Court, to a number of charges including domestic violence terrorizing, aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm as well as several counts of violating conditions of release.
Deputies in Somerset County were involved in a high speed chase Friday night in Anson.Authorities say they tried stopping a pick up just before 5pm on suspicion of OUI, but the driver took off.Police called off the chase once they figured out who was driving.The pick-up was found a short time later, near a snowmobile trail.Authorities say charges will be filed against the driver.