A homeowner in Prospect woke up to an unpleasant surprise Sunday.He discovered that his SUV has been stolen right out of his driveway.The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office says the theft was reported around 7 a.m.The stolen vehicle is described as a 2002 Suzuki XL-7.Maine license plate 862-ACN.There’s a white decal of a bow and arrow in the back window.Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office at 338-2040.
Rob Crone talks about Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s community Cafes.For the month of December, every senior who brings in a “non-senior” for lunch – someone under 60, who is a paying customer – (lunch costs for people under 60 is $5 – as opposed to the $3 suggested to seniors) the senior will be entered into a raffle for 50 gallons of fuel oil.
WABI TV5, the CBS and CW network affiliate in Bangor, has completed installation and initial testing of antenna and transmitter equipment for its planned switch from UHF operationsÂ to VHF operations, and has set a date and time for the switch-over.
Route 1A in Hampden is closed as of 7:45 this morning, due to cars off the road, and slick conditions.Route 174 in Prospect also has multiple vehicles off the road as of 7:45 Monday morning.Crash at Intersection of Route 179 and 200 in Waltham, traffic expected to be tied up there.Dispatchers across the state are warning of slick road conditions.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report that a worker had fallen from a bridge on Route 15 in Sedgwick Sunday afternoon.Authorities say the worker, 29-year-old Ercio Gasques of New Jersey suffered massive head trauma from the fall and died from his head injuries while enroute to the hospital.Gasques was employed by a Pennsylvania contractor.The Sheriff’s Department will be assisting OSHA with their investigation of the work place fatality.
Some folks got to ski Sunday River for free.On Sunday, if you dressed in a Santa hat, jacket, pants and beard and donated $10 or more to the Bethel Rotary Club’s annual drive to provide gifts for the area’s children in need, you received a free lift ticket.Sunday River says about 250 skiers and snowboarders signed up for the 11th annual Santa Sunday event.They also get an additional lift ticket valid through December 18th.(AP)
The new Republican leadership in the Maine State House is cutting back staff costs.Maine Public Radio reports the new Secretary of the Maine Senate and Clerk of the Maine House will be taking home smaller paychecks than their predecessors, who earned about $115,000 a year.Republican Maine Senate President Kevin Raye says those cuts alone will save about $70,000 annually.The Republicans also want to disband one committee, labor, but that proposal faces further review.(AP)
The State Police is investigating the discovery of a body found in Hallowell today Sunday.Department of Public Safety Spokesman, Steve McCausland has confirmed it’s the body of 47-year-old Paul Allen and they say his death is being called suspicious.The body was found in the area of the intersection of Winthrop Street and Town Farm Road by Game Wardens who had been searching for him since Saturday, after his truck was found about a mile from where they located his body.An autopsy will be performed on Monday.Allen was last seen Thursday night at the Crystal Falls Toy Auction.Police are asking for help from anyone who may have seen him or his truck since that time.The pick up is a dark green extended cab Ford Ranger with a lifelike illustration of a coyote on the back window.Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Augusta at 624-7076.
Folks in Carmel turned out for the annual tree lighting at the Simpson Memorial Library Sunday evening.The tree is donated by Piper Mountain Christmas Tree Farm and was selected and cut by kindergarten students from Carmel Elementary School.Caroling followed the tree lighting, along with a lighted luminary walk to the historical society where refreshments were served.Organizers say it’s all a community effort.” It creates a sense of community.
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies had to use a taser on a Saco man Friday.Authorities say they received a call from a female, saying her boyfriend, 23-year-old Travis Greenwood, was intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a 2-year-old child in the car.When authorities arrived on scene they found Greenwood standing outside the vehicle.They say he became agitated and started walking toward the officer.
Bar Harbor kicked-off the holiday season this weekend.It’s their annual Light a Candle Festival.Several charities benefit from it, Habitat for Humanity is one of them.Folks attending are treated to live music, great food and crafts.They also had a silent auction and blues musician, Big Pete Pearson performed last night.Organizers say the community really embraces the festival.” People love the festival.