For nearly two years, the murder of 60-year old Everett Cameron remain unsolved.The Anson man was shot to death inside his pick up truck near his home.Monday, the man police say pulled the trigger made his first court appearance.40-year-old Robert Nelson of Norridgewock is charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm.He appeared via video in Skowhegan district court.Police say Nelson shot Cameron to death on Halloween 2009.The two men knew each other.Nelson was arrested Friday at the Somerset County jail, where he was being held on an unrelated charge.In court Monday, a judge agreed to push his arraignment back to October 4th to give Nelson time to get a court-appointed attorney.The judge also agreed with the Attorney General’s office to continue withholding bail on the murder charge.He did set bail at $5,000 cash or $20,000 assurity on the firearm’s charge.
It’s been about three months since 81-year-old Grace Burton was attacked in her apartment in Farmington.She died from stab wounds in a hospital later that day.No one’s been charged in her murder.Burton’s daughter is handing out flyers at the Farmington Fair, in hopes that someone has information about her mom’s killer.Burton’s son, Robert Butterfield, tells TV 5 that $15,500 is now being offered in reward money.A benefit supper this past Saturday raised $1,300.Police have tested DNA samples taken at the scene of the attack.They believe the killer suffered hand and finger injuries.
Investigators are looking into a fatal plane crash in Greenville over the weekend.The crash happened Saturday morning near the Greenville Airport.The pilot has been identified as David Finnegan from Massachusetts.Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say Finnegan was preparing to change the oil in the plane and took off to warm it up.Witnesses saw the plane flying at s low altitude, then crash into the woods about a mile and a half from the airport.Finnegan was the only person aboard the Cessna.
Bangor Hydro customers living in and around Lincoln Center will lose their power for a few hours, Tuesday.Crews will interrupt service for several hundred customers between 1:30 and 6:00 a.m.Streets around Route 2 could be effected.Officials say the outage is necessary to help the Maine Department of Transportation as they work to replace a bridge in the area.For more information, customers can call Bangor Hydro at 947-2414 or 1-800-499-6600.
Two seniors from Maine Central Institute are hospitalized, following a crash Saturday night in Pittsfield.Police believe the vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane while travelling down Somerset Avenue and then overcorrected.The vehicle struck a ditch and flipped end over end into a field.Both victims were taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Bangor.Authorities believe speed and driver inexperience were factors in the crash.
Two men from Glenburn were arrested in connection with a burglary which happened in Aroostook County on Thursday, September 15th.On Friday the owner of Midnight Auto in Dyer Brook reported his business had been burglarized and $2,500 worth of batteries had been stolen.18-year-old Aaron Albert and 19-year-old Jeffrey Sinclair were arrested after they reportedly took batteries to a recycling facility in Bangor.The stolen property was recovered and returned to Midnight Auto.
The State Fire Marshall’s office has been called in to investigate a fire in Garland that happened Sunday night.There has been no word yet on a cause or damages because of the blaze.Crews were called to the home at the corner of the Corinth and Campbell Roads at about 8:30 Sunday night.No injuries were reported, and crews cleared the scene at 11:30p.m.
Authorities say a man was killed in an ATV crash in northern Maine, and it appears speed was a factor.State police say 69-year-old John Tweed of Limestone lost control of the ATV on Sunday and flipped it over in Frenchville, a town of about 1,200 people near the Canadian border.Tweed died at the scene.
The Maine Department of Public Safety has awarded more $1 million in federal money to 27 Maine organizations to combat violence against women.Officials say this is the 16th year that Maine has received money from the federal Department of Human Services’ STOP Violence Against Women program.This year’s funding is being divvied up among sexual assault and domestic violence groups, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and the courts.(The Associated Press)
Maine’s poet laureate has been chosen to give a poetry reading at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.Wesley McNair is one of five state poet laureates selected to speak at next weekend’s event, which is put on by the Library of Congress and is being held on the National Mall.
Maine’s College of the Atlantic is getting a $1 million grant to expand its work in sustainable agriculture.The Bar Harbor college says the grant money will go toward scholarships for rural Maine and New England students interested in sustainable agriculture.
(Associated Press)Ports in Maine will be busy this week with cruise ships.Seven ships are expected to stop in Bar Harbor and six in Portland.In all, the ships are carrying tens of thousands of passengers and crew members, which gives local businesses a boost.The ships coming this way include the Queen Elizabeth, a luxury ship that was launched a year ago and is making its first voyage to Maine.
(Associated Press)Officials say a pilot is recovering after crashing his ultralight aircraft into some trees in southern Maine.Officials say the pilot, whose name is not being released, and an instructor were flying Saturday when it lost power and crashed into a line of small trees on a camp road near the Limington airport.The ultralight is a small light-weight motorized aircraft.
We’ve been telling you about a mom and daughter from Brewer who created a Facebook campaign to meet their favorite singer, Reba McEntire.Their wish came true Saturday night before the country superstar took center stage at the Bangor Waterfront.Country radio station Q 106.5 contacted Reba’s management team.Earlier this week, J.R.
Downeast Community Hospital in Machias dedicated a building Saturday afternoon in memory of Reid Wilder Emery of Eastport.Sixty-one-year-old Emery died in 2008 after walking away from the hospital in a snowstorm.Emery left the hospital with no jacket and only slippers on his feet.