A stray dog rescued by a Maine soldier in Afghanistan is closer to settling into a new home here.$3,500 is needed to be raised to bring Phoenix to Maine.Tuesday night, before our story aired, less than a thousand dollars had been raised.
A Connecticut man pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful possession of a molotov cocktail.Alex Glossian, 25, appeared in federal court in Bangor.Court documents say in June of 2010, Glossian and another man lit two beer bottles full of gasoline and tossed them through windows at an Indian Island home.No one was hurt, but extensive damage was done to the home.Glossian faces up to 10 years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine when he’s sentenced.
After a two year hiatus, the Bangor Camping and RV Show is rolling into town.The show will feature 2012 RV models from local distributors.For campers the showroom floor will feature to tents and the latest in camping gear.”You can get out, think about spring and summer and what you’re going to do to make your plans,” said Mike Dalton with McKays RV and Marine in Holden, he’s one of the many local vendors at this year’s show.Organizers of the show are coming back strong with a live grizzly bear show.The Grizzly Experience makes its debut in Maine this weekend.”It’s a great show, people will be able to see the bears at all times during the show,” said Mike Dyer, Director of Bass Park Complex.With so much to offer, vendors say there are plenty of reasons for folks to come to the Bangor Auditorium to escape the winter blues.The Bangor Camper and RV Show kicks off on Friday at 2 p-m.It runs until Sunday.For more information visit the Bangor Civic Center’s website here.
Court offices in Dover-Foxcroft will be closed Friday.Employees at Dover-Foxcroft District Court, Piscataquis County Superior Court and the clerk’s office will be moving into their newly renovated offices this week.Staff won’t have access to computers and phones for most of the day.They’ll reopen at 159 East Main Street Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.
A tractor trailer crash in Beddington Wednesday morning shutdown a portion of Route 9 for much of the day.Two trucks headed in opposite directions collided, sending one into a row of utility poles and the other into a ditch.It sparked a fire in the cab of a truck owned by Clarke Road Transport.Police tell us the driver lost control and ran into a Webber Oil truck, knocking it onto its side.The Webber truck was loaded with propane, but did not catch fire.Both drivers escaped with minor injuries.Sgt.
A 9-year-old Hollis girl is heading home after a groundbreaking multiple organ transplant at Children’s Hospital Boston.Alannah Shevenell of Hollis underwent 14 hours of surgery in October to remove an aggressive tumor and to undergo a transplant of her stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver, small bowel and esophagus.Hospital officials say it was the first known esophageal transplant in the world and the largest number of organs transplanted into a person at one time in New England.Alannah was diagnosed with a rare former of cancer when she was 4.
A treasure hunter from Maine says he has located and will soon start salvaging what he’s calling the most valuable sunken treasure ever found.Greg Brooks of Sub Sea Research says a wreck 50 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., is that of the Port Nicholson, a British merchant ship sunk by a German U-boat in 1942.