A car rams into a gas pump, causing an explosion.For most of us, instinct says to get outta there.But five people in Harrington did the exact opposite, and because of their actions, they are now 2010 American Red Cross heros.Joy Hollowell has their story.========It’s the sound Raelea Merchant hoped she would never hear while working at the Circle K in Harrington.”All I heard was fire,” says Merchant.A medical delivery truck driven by Gardiner Crabtree had crashed into one of the pumps, literally shearing it off.
Mike and Mike of 94.5 battled the wind, rain, and cold for three days all in the name of stocking a local food pantry.The radio duo wrapped up their 12th annual food drive Wednesday around 6 p-m.They raised about 39 tons of non-perishables last year and by the looks of things, they say they believe they’ve topped that number this year.While the food drive is all about helping others, Mike and Mike say that they get something out of it too.There is no official number yet on the amount of food collected, but Bill Rae, the Executive Director of Manna, says he’s hoping to get that number out as soon as possible.
A man from Bangor accused of running away from officers while his car ran into a police cruiser faces more charges.28-year-old Jarod Brown was indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury today for eluding an officer, aggravated criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest.He was previously indicted for operating a vehicle after his license was revoked.Last month, a police officer spotted Brown driving in Bangor and followed him..Brown allegedly got out of his car and ran, but his car was in reverse, not park.Police say the vehicle slowly backed into the cruiser, causing about a thousand dollars in damage.
A couple from Bangor is facing charges after reportedly attacking and threatening a woman.Police say 21-year-old Bradley Murray threatened a woman with a gun, demanding that the victim and his wife, Amber Murray, stop fighting.Police were called to a home on Patten Street in Bangor yesterday by a woman who says she was attacked by Amber Murray.Bradley Murray was found later in the day on Ohio Street and was arrested for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and assault.Police say they searched him and found more than 300 pills in his possession, mostly Oxycontin.He was also booked for aggravated trafficking in drugs.Amber Murray was charged with assault.
A woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a man who shot and killed her two sons in Biddeford.Tammy Cole seeks money from Rory Holland for medical bills, funeral expenses, punitive damages and pain and suffering.Holland was convicted this month of the 2009 murders of Cole’s sons 21-year-old Derek Greene and 19-year-old Gage Greene.
A restaurant that had been a long-time fixture in Norridgewock closed its doors Sunday.My Cousin’s Place has been under its most recent owners since 2007.There has been a restaurant in the spot on the Skowhegan Road since at least the 1950s, except for a brief time when a snowmobile shop operated there.Twelve full and part-time employees lost their jobs when the restaurant closed.
A restaurant in Norridgewalk is doing its part to make sure local folks don’t go without a proper meal Thanksgiving day.Meghan Hayward has the story.” We have a free community Thanksgiving meal for anybody here or in surrounding areas.”This is the third year What’s for Supper in Norrdigewock will open its doors for the holiday.” We have a customer of ours that offers to pay for the meals, anonymously, and makes the donation.”Owner Laura Lorette says the restaurant can fit about 45 people per sitting.”Our first sitting is at noon and then one and two.”This meal doesn’t come without some struggles.”The hardest part for us is running the regular business and holiday orders and pie orders and fitting in all the extra prep work.”But Lorette says it’s all worth it.”People might come in and not know each other and they get to know each other.”She says the volunteers are a big part of the success.”I think most people are willing to help.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body found in Rockland Tuesday.We’re told it is 47-year-old Katrina Windred of Friendship.Windred was reported missing Sunday.Maine Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland would not tell us if the death is being classified as a homicide, but it has been called suspicious.We will have more information when it becomes available.
Thursday is Thanksgiving and for many people it kicks off a hectic holiday season.On Tuesday, we looked at how stress can ruin the holidays and your health.TV 5’s Diana Bosch tells us how to make the holidays a happier time for yourself and those around you.When she sat down with various experts, they cited lack of money, pressure and time as the biggest contributing factors to holiday stress.