Police say a Carthage man was lying in the road when a truck hit and killed him Wednesday morning.Forty-four year old Bert Knox died instantly.Officials say Knox was lying in the middle of Route 142 when a pickup truck ran into him around five o’clock.Police believe he had been drinking, and say this morning wasn’t the first time Knox had been seen lying in the street.The driver told police that he thought there was an animal in the road.He was not injured, and police say no charges will be filed.
The Orono Police Department needs your help in identifying a group of people they say broke into the Orono Bog Boardwalk last week.Surveillance video captured the group of four on the night of July 24th.Orono police say the two girls and two boys appear to be in their late teens or early twenties.
For the second time in less than five months, the Rite Aid in Camden has been robbed.Police were called to the downtown store around 6:30 Tuesday night.Authorities say a man walked up to the prescription counter, and passed a note demanding drugs.We’re told he did not have a weapon and did not threaten anyone.Camden Chief Randy Gagne tells TV 5 that the suspect is a man with light brown hair.
Some big name country acts will be heading to the county at the end of the month to help out the best way they know how.Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Canadian band Neon Highway will perform at the *Feed the County* benefit concert.It’s to promote hunger awareness in northern Maine.The show starts at 5pm Saturday, August 20th.It will take place at the Spud Speedway on Thomspon Road in Caribou.For tickets, visit spud-speedway.com.
A nationwide competition landed a local school at the White House this week.Husson University was invited to attend President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge.It’s a contest that asks universities across the country to come up with a proposal as to how their school can help unite different communities.A group of students and faculty from Husson put theirs together under a tight deadline.Their three-part proposal got the school one of just 300 invites.One student, along with the university chaplain, made the trip to the capitol.
Outside it looks like a summer storm, but inside it looks like the first day of school.”When you think of summer camp, you think of a couple hundred people and the arts and crafts, cabin and canoes and everything, and it’s not that kind of camp,” said Mark Nason, Camp Director at the New England School of Communication.Here, the campers are eager students and the counselors, experienced professionals.”This is a great five day commitment that they can find out this is something that I really want to do, or they can find out in five days maybe it’s a little more work than I thought or it’s not something I’m really interested in pursuing as my career,” said Nason.Because at NESCOM’s media camp, there’s something for everyone.”It’s what I call a taste test.”Regardless of what you like, you’ll have a chance to try it all.”I never thought that I’d be interested in radio and now I think I am,” said camper, Rebecca Eddows.Because whether it’s cameras, editing or graphic design, for one week, the school shines a spotlight on it all.”It’s really cool.
It’s been nearly 10 years since America watched in horror as the events of 9/11 unfolded.With the anniversary just about a month away, a Brewer Church is looking to honor first responders.The Calvary Baptist Church wants to pay tribute to the more than 400 firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical personnel who gave their lives that day.The church is also setting up a special ceremony to say thanks to the first responders in our communities who continue to do what they do every day to keep us safe.The church would like to be able to give first responders a thank you gift in the form of a gift certificate to a local restaurant or business.If you would like to donate, you can send all checks or gift certificates to Calvary Baptist Church, 61 state street, Brewer, ME, 04412
It appears a lightning strike sparked a fire that destroyed a home on the Wings Mills Road in Mount Vernon Tuesday.On a day when powerful thunderstorms rolled through Central Maine early in the day lightning from one of those storms is believed to be responsible for a house fire that started around noon.Kathleen Brann was visiting her grandchildren next door and heard the lighting strike.