Somerset County Commissioners are meetingthis evening to determine whether they should stop construction on a new jail in Madison. They’re concerned about a plan pitched by Governor Baldacci for the state to take over county jails. If that plan pans out then that could leave the county in debt because of the construction. Officials are expected to make a decision at tonight’s meeting. The statehas created an informational website detailing the governor’s prison and jail consolidation program.
After several months of investigation, State Police believe the driver of the van, 23-year old camp counselor Yehoshua Hoffman, fell asleep at the wheel.
The van was carrying over a dozen boys between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. They had been driving through the night from Camp Seven Springs in Bethel, New York, headed for an outdoor expedition in northern Maine.
Unhappy with their contract offer, more than 850 nurses say they’re prepared to go on strike if they don’t get what they want: to have more say on how they do their jobs.
One of the two young men charged in the shooting death of a Franco-American entertainer in Augusta is free on bail. Corey Swift (18) was set free after relatives put more than 250-thousand dollars worth of property on the line to secure his release.
A Judge is trying to determine whether the state has enough evidence to put thirty-seven-year-old Shannon Atwood on trial for murder. Atwood pleaded not guilty to killing Cheryl Murdoch, and his wife, Shirley Moon-Atwood. Murdoch’s body was found in August 2006 in woods near Atwood’s mobile home, Moon-Atwood’s body was never found.
After a final day of negotiations with hospital management on Sunday, union officials tell us that the two sides were unable to come up with an agreement.
On Monday morning, the nurses filed an intent to strike: Official notification to the hospital that in ten days, the nurses will walk. That means the one-day strike would start at 7am on October 11th.
Jackson is the 18-year-old from Whitefield who was shot to death last weekend by a Waldoboro police officer.
Jackson’s father spoke at the service, expressing his hope that no other family would suffer a similar loss.
No one was hurt in the fire at the Goodhue family farm, but the house filled with generations of history may be gone forever.
Seven fire departments were on hand to put out the fire engulfing Greg Goodhue’s farmhouse. Goodhue was at a race at the time, but his sons were home when it all started.
Residents of South Portland’s Knightville neighborhood were evacuated following an apparent natural gas explosion at a vacant house this morning. The blast occurred at around 9:30. Fire and rescue crews were at the scene, going from house to house to locate the source of the gas leak. The affected area is near the Casco Bay bridge and the Mill Creek shopping center.
A major cleanup has was finally completed in Thomaston Saturday, after a fuel spill.
It happened Friday along the Saint George River, just a short distance from the Wadsworth Street bridge.
Another day… another step closer to a nurses’ strike at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Negotiations continued this weekend…talks have been underway between nurses and management for two months.
Both sides agree that the major sticking points are wages…and the nurses’ request to form their own Professional Practice Committee to address staffing issues.
A Waterville man remains hospitalized after the truck he was driving overturned on the Interstate.
It happened Friday afternoon near Newport.
24-year old Adam Pollard was flown to EMMC, where he underwent surgery.
A judge will not alter the trial schedule for accused quadruple murderer Christian Nielsen, but his lawyer says Nielsen’s dramatic weight loss could still push the trial back a week or so.
The group is encouraging voters to pass a ballot question that would allow the Passamaquoddy tribe to build a racino in Washington county.
Supporters claim that harness racing and gaming revenue would help the tribe, while providing much-needed jobs and revenue throughout the county.
The demonstrators were from maineimpeach.org handed out fliers and held a rally to convince the public to join the cause.
They also asked folks to sign statements encouraging congressman Mike Michaud to call for impeachment.
The hardest hit area appears to be around Augusta, where the storm brought down trees and power lines, though Downeast wasn’t spared either.
Winds gusted up to 45-miles per hour, as the storm moved from western Maine, through the capitol, and into the Rockland area, before blowing out to sea.
One man was killed and two were injured in the collision on Route 6 in Kossuth Township on Monday. State Police say 56-year-old Kenneth Slauenwhite of Island Falls was driving a log truck towards Calais. He lost control of the truck on a sharp curve and slammed head on into a MDOT truck.
The gift comes from the estate of a man who graduated from the school’s forestry program seventy years ago.
George Houston, class of 1937, left his alma mater $12,000,000 in his will.
The $131,000,000 heating assistance reserve was set to expire at the end of this month, which would have dispersed the money into other projects.
So senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe asked the federal government to give it to folks around the nation who need help topping off their fuel tanks before winter arrives.
The fire that left three people homelessbroke out on the NokomisRd. around 2:30 in the afternoon. A neighbor reported seeing flames shooting from the two story home. At first, firefighters couldn’t find the homeowner. Holly Adkins lived there with her daughter, fiance and two dogs. Fire crews did find a car in the driveway with the keys in the ignition.