A Sidney man accused of raping a 4 year-old girl and recording it on his cellphone, has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.22 year-old Eric Bard appeared in court today, charged with eighteen sex crimes, but a judge wants him tested before he enters a plea, because there are no beds available at the state’s psychiatric hospital, no date has been set for his next court appearance.Bard was arrested in July after police say they found a memory card at his home with images of abuse.Police say they also found child pornography on computers taken from Bard’s home.Police say the assaults took place while he was babysitting the child.
A Windham man won’t go to jail for a deadly car crash.22 year-old David Kimberlin pleaded guilty to causing the death of a person while committing a traffic infraction.Police say Kimberlin was speeding last year when he lost control of his pick-up in Unity township and crashed into a car driven by 36 year-old Jessica Eldridge of Winslow.A local paper reports Kimberlin lost his license for three years, was fined $1,500 and has to do 250 hours of community service.
Police are looking for the driver of a car that crashed into a utility pole in Machias last night, sparking a fire at Down East Community Hospital.Fire crews say a crash on Court Street around 9:30 caused a power surge at the hospital, leading to an electrical fire.There was a lot of smoke in the radiology wing, but no one had to be evacuated.A nurse was held overnight for observation for smoke inhalation.Police believe the driver was injured in the crash.
Winterport is holding a ceremony to demonstrate how to dispose of a flag with honor.The ceremony is on Thursday September 13th, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the Victoria Grant Community Center at Abbott Park in Winterport.If you have unusable flags, they can be dropped off at the Winterport Town Office, Winterport Post Office or you can bring them to the ceremony.
Many experts say the crime of the 21st century is financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly.A seminar was held at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor Tuesday to raise awareness and to offer prevention advice.The Eastern Area Agency On Aging held a seminar with presentations from different organizations, including the State of Maine Office of Securities.It was all about learning the signs of an investment scam and understanding the dynamics of financial abuse and exploitation.With Maine being the oldest state in the nation, the estimated number of victims is rising.”The Department of Justice estimates that this year alone, over 33,000 Mainers will be exploited or abused.
Dead River Company employees are breaking out their jeans for a good cause.Employees at all 57 offices in New England have the opportunity to pay a dollar to wear jeans for the day.It’s called “Blue Jean Wednesday” and will take place every Wednesday in September.It’s all part of Hunger Awareness Month.”The company’s been very, very involved in contributing to both fuel and food for the communities that we’re in.
Fire Departments all over Maine are remembering 9/11 in different ways.In Hermon, Rescue Chief Sherman Mason set up a roadside memorial at his home, as he’s done every year since the 9/11 attacks.It’s pretty simple, made up of just a flag, a pair of old retired boots and a helmet.
Drivers will not be able to take Stillwater Avenue off of I-95 north, Tuesday night.Beginning at 7:00 p.m., Maine Department of Transportation crews will be paving the area from the Union Street northbound off-ramp to just before the Hogan Road on-ramp.The exit will be closed until 7:00 a.m.