Fire investigators have labled a fire that damaged a home in Warren Monday evening as suspicious.Firefighters were called to a residence on Eastern Road around five o’clock for a fire on the outside of a log cabin home.Crews got the fire knocked down quickly, but not before it caused some damage to the home.No one was hurt in the blaze.Officials from the state fire marshal’s office continue to investigate a cause.
A Maine State Police affidavit says a double murder in Rumford may have been retribution over an assault on one of the defendants’ girlfriends.20-year-old Richard Moulton and 19-year-old Eric Hamel, both from Mexico, Maine, made their first court appearances on Monday.Moulton and Hamel are charged with the killings of 48-year-old Roger Day Jr.
The governors from New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Maine are seeking $30,000,000 from the federal government for the Northern Border Regional Commission.The governors requested the investment to support sustainable forestry, economic development, and land conservation in the northern forest region of their states.The governors wrote the region’s U.S.
The House Ethics Committee will hear testimony next week in the case of a Maine lawmaker accused of improperly trying to exert influence when he was summonsed for possession of illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July.The committee met briefly on Monday in Augusta to establish ground rules.
Bangor city councilors voted Monday night to accept a taser from Eastern Maine Medical Center.On july 28th, the Government Operations Committee voted to recommend the city accept the gift from the hospital.Eastern Maine Medical Center hires police officers on off hours, and would like the officers to be equipped with a taser.
Most teenagers are relishing the last few weeks of summer vacation.But one teenager in Pittsfield has been studying lately.Studying new tricks to try out on competitors from around the world.17 year old Colby Bradshaw starts his senior year of high school in just a few weeks, but right now he has bigger things on his mind, like the World Yo-Yo Championship.
The 160-th Bangor State Fair wrapped up Sunday at Bass Park…and organizers say it was a huge success.With the economy in trouble, fair directors weren’t sure what to expect, but say their new ten dollar wristband promotion seemed to work.For the first time, folks could buy a wristband for one price and get admission to the grounds, shows and all the rides they want.Bass Park Director Mike Dyer says the wristband idea was in response to the tough economic times, and it seemed to be popular with families attending the fair.He says attendance was up…and so was spending.
Maine’s Lee Auto Malls is buying Linnehan’s Credit Now Auto, based in Trenton.Lee has nine locations across the southern, central and western parts of the state.CEO John Isaacson says buying Linnehan’s will allow the company to get a foothold in other parts of Maine.Linnehan’s has dealerships in Ellsworth, Bangor, Brewer, Lincoln, Presque Isle, Oakland, Auburn and Westbrook.
The folks at Unity Raceway did their part Sunday to help out one of their longtime drivers who has a special need.Jim Dennis has been racing at the track for seven years.He’s confined to a wheelchair, but uses a car outfitted with special hand controls so he can compete.
State Police are investigating a plane crash in the Aroostook County town of Hodgdon.It happened Saturday night at about 7:30 pm.Troopers say a single seater plane made an emergency landing in a hay field off Route One…the plane flipped over once it hit the ground.The pilot, 49-year-old Wesley Tidd, was taken to Houlton Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Police say Tidd had taken off from the Houlton Airport for a pleasure flight when he experienced engine trouble.Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will be on site tomorrow to investigate.
Historic Fort Knox in Prospect was invaded by pirates Saturday…But it was all in fun…The Friends of Fort Knox sponsored their annual “Pirate Day” for folks young and old…Hundreds of folks turned out in costume, trying out their best pirate accents, to take part in the festivities, which included several contests…from best sounding pirate to best-dressed…There was also a pirate parade and two treasure hunts…The highlight of the day was the arrival of the professional Pirates of the Dark Rose, who sailed to Fort Knox aboard their authentic Pirate Ship, the “must Roos.”Organizers say besides being a lot of fun, the event also brought in some much-needed revenue to the Fort, which has been struggling this summer because of the bad weather and the economy.
Folks in the town of Shirley celebrated a big birthday Saturday…175 years.The Piscataquis County community of 200 people came together for a celebration that’s been a long time in the making.They honored their heritage with a full slate of activities, from a parade to barbecues and a fireworks show.There were also tours of the recently closed Shirley School…the only inland one-room schoolhouse in the state.Senator Susan Collins was the featured speaker at the fesivities…she says it’s important for communities like Shirley to celebrate their heritage as they move forward.Next year, it will be nearby Greenville’s turn to celebrate its 175th birthday.
Maine law enforcement officials are asking folks in the state’s tight-knit fishing communities for more cooperation as they investigate disputes among lobstermen.Maine Marine Patrol Major John Fetterman says people shouldn’t fear retaliation for talking to investigators.