The temperatures plummeted overnight and that caused a number of headaches this morning.For some it was just a hassle to go out in the cold to start their car before they headed out for the day.But for some that car wouldn’t start and as Wayne Harvey reports that changed the morning plans for some people in the area.” I had a meeting to go to at school and I tried to start my car and just wouldn’t turn over.”After about an hour of trying it himself and with a friend, Eric Morrow called for help, and he wasn’t alone.
” Things was a lot different when we was young than it is today, ” said Bill Perkins.Perkins is one of many seniors taking time to talk to 7th graders from Bucksport Middle School about what life was like back in their day.”The children was very knowledgeable.
Rumford police are looking for the person responsible for a hit-and-run on Route 2.Police said Robert McKinnon was walking along the road at about 7:45 Saturday night near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Route 2 when he was hit from behind.McKinnon was taken to the hospital for treatment and released a few hours later.Police said they are looking for a white Chevy extended cab pickup truck with damage to the front passenger headlight.
Governor Paul LePage is announcing his nominations on two more cabinet posts in his administration.At 10 o’clock Monday morning he will announce his choices for the head of the Maine Department of Transportation, as well as the Maine Corrections Commissioner.We’ll have the names of those individuals Monday afternoon.
A newly formed legislative committee is starting a statewide series of hearings to find out what the public has to say about regulatory reform.The Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform kicks off its hearings at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle Monday.
Governor LePage’s supplemental budget, which pays down hospital debts and accounts for increased enrollments in Mainecare, now moves into the legislative arena.On Monday the appropriations committee will take up the revised spending document for the fiscal year ending June 30.
A Central Maine man has been seriously injured after he crashed into several trees while riding a snowmobile with his adult son.The Maine Warden service says 61-year-old Greg Richard Senior of Chester was critically hurt Saturday night when he miscalculated a left turn on his snowmobile.Richard Senior was taken to Calais Regional Hospital and later flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center.Authorities say he suffered severe internal injures and broken bones.His son, 38-year-old Greg Richard Junior was not injured.Authorities say neither men were wearing a helmet and believe speed and alcohol may be factors in the crash.A game warden is investigating.(AP)
A New Hampshire man convicted of murder in the death of his former fiancee from Maine is seeking a new trial.Twenty-nine-year-old Jason Twardus has a filed a motion for a new trial in York County Superior court in Alfred.The motion says the request is based on new evidence discovered since Twardus’ conviction last fall.A jury found Twardus guilty of strangling 30-year-old Kelly Gorham in August 2007, and burying her body on his father’s property in New Hampshire.Twardus has not been sentenced.(AP)
A federal judge has denied a former state prosecutor’s request for a new trial, challenging his conviction on child pornography charges.Forty-eight-year-old James Cameron was convicted last August of 13 counts of sending, receiving and possessing child pornography.Camerson, who has not been sentenced has been held without bail since his conviction.(AP)
A 52-year-old man has died while cross country skiing in Acadia National Park.Park officials say Duncan Rosborough of Mount Desert was found shortly before 7 am Sunday morning on the park’s Carriage Road System.They say he was an experienced skier and apparently died of natural causes.Park Superintendent, Sheridan Steele said Rosborough left home about 10 pm Saturday night to ski the Eagle Lake Loop.When he hadn’t returned home by midnight, his family became concerned and searched the park for several hours.Steele says the family notified police around 3:30 Sunday morning, setting off a search on snowmobiles, skis and snowshoes by park rangers and volunteers.(AP)