Police say a woman was rescued after being spotted naked, crying and incoherent in a sewer pipe 25 feet above the Kennebec River.Rescuers had to rappel down a cliff to pull the 24-year-old Clinton woman out of the pipe, which emerges from a cliff and empties into the river in Waterville.Police Chief Joseph Massey says the woman was found Sunday after a Maine Central Railroad worker called to report that a naked woman had run through the rail yard toward the river.
Several thousand folks in Southwest Harbor are without electricity at this hour.Bangor Hydro says an equipment failure has caused about 34-hundred people in that town to lose power.The utility company says once crews isolate the problem, they will work to make the necessary repairs.
Governor LePage is calling for State Economic Advisor Lawerence Dwight Junior to resign after an incident over the weekend.Dwight was arrested and charged with domestic assault on Saturday after an episode with his wife.He was taken to the Franklin County Jail and released on $250 dollars bail.Governor LePage issued a statement Tuesday in which he said he expects Dwight to voluntarily step down from his position.Dwight told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that he expects to be “Completely Exonerated.”
There was an unusual sighting at Bangor Municipal Golf Course.A pickup truck was found parked on the green of the fourth hole.It was stolen over night.A Bangor Muni employee found it with no key in the ignition and some water inside from the course’s sprinkler system.
The Maine Turnpike Authority is suing its former executive director.It claims Paul Violette owes $450,000.He’s accused of spending Turnpike Authority money on such things as gift cards, and upscale hotels and restaurants.Violette resigned in March.The attorney general’s office is investigating.
Bangor Police are on the lookout for a tire thief.They say sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, someone broke into a storage unit and stole between 60 and 80 tires from Bennett Tire on Thatcher Street.The value of the tires is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars.If you have any information, you’re urged to call Officer Eric Tourtelotte at 947-7382.
Testimony in the trial of a man accused of a hit and run that killed a University of Maine student started Tuesday.Twenty-three-year-old Garrett Cheney of South Berwick is charged with manslaughter, aggravated criminal drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.Police say he was driving drunk in Orono in January of last year when he struck and killed 20-year-old Jordyn Bakley of Camden.” The evidence will show that as he drove up Middle Street he drove his vehicle completely on the wrong side of the road.” District Attorney, Chris Almy laid out a timeline for jurors in his opening statements.He told them as the blood was leaving Bakley’s body, Cheney was leaving the area.” Jordyn Bakley laid there along the side of the road and in this cold night her body kept getting colder and colder and colder.”Hours after the alleged accident Cheney’s blood alcohol level was .15.The state says they know Cheney drove his vehicle that night.” The evidence will show Mr.
Deep in the heart of the woods of Milford, volunteers from the ATV Airline Riders brave the heat and bugs as they build a bridge for their fellow riders to enjoy.President Earl Oak says it’s part of giving back and making things better for the ATV community.”Without the bridge we have to go other places to get around it, which would be further around and it just makes another good trail network,” Oak said.This new bridge will replace one just down the road they say is now just a collection of wood.The old bridge was on a steep hill and after rowdy riders abused it, it’s no longer safe.The group’s Vice President, Jim Butler, says it’s an example of the kind of image some people have in mind when it comes to ATV riders.”The general public sometimes has a consensus that we’re all rebels and like to ride around and tear things up, we have to overcome that,” said Butler.The airline riders want to change that perception.
The family of an elderly Farmington woman who died after being attacked in her apartment has established a reward fund in hopes of capturing her killer.Grace Burton died last month from stab wounds as a result of the attack.Police say the attacker lost a lot of blood and that they have DNA samples but haven’t found a match.The account has been established at Franklin Savings Bank.You can send a donation to the Grace Burton Reward Fund.
A five year old boy has been killed in Jackman, after a logging truck crashed into the home where he was sleeping.Authorities say the truck was travelling on Main Street when it went off the road, struck some telephone poles and then ran into the home.The crash happened around 2:30 this morning.The young victim was sleeping on a downstairs couch at the time.We’re told many of the logs fell into the house.Other family members were also home at the time, but they were not injured.The driver of the truck has been taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with unknown injuries.We’re told the logging truck was from Canada.The accident remains under investigation.Main Street in Jackman was closed immediately following the accident but as of 8:30am one lane was reopened to traffic.