A family in South Paris escaped an intense fire that destroyed their home, with help from a hunter.The fire reportedly broke out around 6:30 Thanksgiving morning.Nick Merrill, his girlfriend, and seven-month-old daughter were all sleeping.A hunter who was driving by saw the flames.
A fire in Aurora overnight consumed a barn.Crews from three departments were called to Great Pond Road around 9:30 Thursday night.Fire officials say the barn was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.We’re told all of the cows in the barn died in the fire, and several pigs had to be put down because they were badly burned.Crews spent several hours on the scene.The homeowners were away for the holiday.The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to investigate the fire.
Lisa Hamel admits she may spoil 11-year old Kameron Seger a bit more than her other three kids.But with good reason.This past spring, Kameron saved him mom’s life.Joy Hollowell introduces us to another 2010 American Red Cross Hero.=======Last Memorial Day, 11-year old Kameron Seger was at home with his mom, Lisa Hamel.
The deadline to fund projects to commememorate next year’s Martin Luther King Day holiday has been extended.The Maine Commission for Community Service is challenging communities across the state to develop volunteer service projects for the community.Folks can apply by 2 pm on December 3rd.Successful applicants will receive five hundred dollars to assist them with their project.For more information, log onto the Maine Service Commission’s website at www.maineservicecommission.gov
Members of the community came together to give thanks and give back by serving Thanksgiving meals to anyone in Guilford.A Thanksgiving dinner was held at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday.Event coordinator Kirsty Pratley says folks prepared and donated all of the dishes.This is the sixth year, the event was held.”It’s all about loving people and sharing the love in whatever form, whether it’s food, turkey or pie, it’s just sharing the love we have for each other,” said PratleyFour years ago, Katrina Taggett put a twist on her traditional thanksgiving dinner.She and her family spent the day volunteering at guilford united methodist church.”I want my boys to value things other than video games, popular culture, I want them to understand that hard work makes a difference,” she said.Since then, serving food to others has become a holiday tradition.”You see a different side of your children that you didn’t realize you were going to, you see professional, caring, polite,” she said.Event coordinator kirsty pratley says all of the food served during the feast was prepared and donated by members of the community.On this Thanksgiving, Katrina’s sons Patrick and Ian will be away from their father who is working, but say they are grateful they and others have a place to go.”Personally helping people young and old I feel like I have something to do,” said Patrick.Last year, more than 100 people received a free meal.
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.