The annual convoy of trucks from down east, bearing thousands of wreaths for the Arlington National Cemetery begins its trek from eastern Maine next weekend.The trucks will leave Sunday from Harrington, home to the Worcester Wreath Company, which each year donates wreaths to honor veterans at the cemetery.This is the 19th year that Morrill Worcester has provided wreaths since he started the event in 1992.(AP)
Family members say 41-year-old Karen Stewart remains in good spirits despite losing her right arm after being mauled by a dog while taking a walk in the town of Lagrange.Stewart was attacked by a bulldog mix earlier this month while visiting a friend.Stewart’s arm was amputated a few inches below the shoulder Wednesday night at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.The dog has been euthanized and its owner has been charged with keeping a dangerous animal.(AP)
Officials in Maine are seeking the public’s help in search of a man who fled from his home a week ago and hasn’t been heard from since.Saco police say 26-year-old Christopher Noonan ran out of his Saco home and into some nearby woods last Sunday after an argument with his wife.Police and Game Wardens with search dogs and a plane searched hundreds of acres Saturday, but didn’t turn up any sign of the man.Saco Police are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact them.Their number is 284- 4535(AP)
It’s a sign that winter is officially here.”I saw that today was the last day here, so I wanted to get one last chance to get out here.” Earle Taylor and a friend took their kids for one last stroll of the season on the Orono bog walk before it closed for the winter.”Nice to let them go out and around and get some energy out especially when all the playgrounds are snow covered,” said Bangor resident, Patrick Davis.
An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of a Friendship woman, whose body was found earlier this week.State Police have arrested 35-year-old Arnold Diana and charged him with murder in connection with the death of his former girlfriend, 47-year-old Katrina Windred.Windred’s body was found Tuesday along Thompson Meadow Road in Rockland.Police say Diana was arrested around 7 pm Saturday night after he was interviewed at the Rockland Police Station.Police are still not releasing the cause of Windred’s death.Diana was transported to the Knox County Jail and they say will likely make his first court appearance on Monday.
A Millinocket man, who was tasered during an arrest is suing several police officers.In a federal lawsuit filed this week, 37-year-old Wayne Cote says officers violated his civil rights, were negligent, used excessive force and caused psychological harm when they used a taser to subdue him in October of 2008.The incident started with Cote tried to collect his belongings from an apartment as he was moving out.He says police pursued him when he drove away from the house and then became angry when he couldn’t roll down his broken car window all the way.(AP)
Folks flooded the Brewer Auditorium for the 36th annual Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show.The United Maine Craftsman put on the event.This year more than 50 crafters from across the state were on hand.Folks could find pottery, sewn items, hand-painted items and much more.Show Director, Aletha Boyle says she is happy with the turn out.” It’s important to buy things from Maine people and Maine small business owners.
Folks were getting into the holiday spirit and making some decorative wreaths in Orono Saturday.The Page Farm and Home Museum on the University of Maine campus hosted a wreath making workshop.Director Patricia Henner says the workshops are always a success.They start the folks out with a ring, wire and some brush and set them to work.She says for many the workshop has become a family tradition and they return year after year.” It has such a long tradition in the state of Maine.
Folks gathered in Rockland Friday evening for a candle light vigil for Katrina Windred.Windred’s body was found Tuesday along Thompson Meadow Road in Rockland.Authorities aren’t saying exactly how the 47-year-old woman died, but they continue to call her death suspicious.The vigil was held at the First Universalist Church.
A car ended up in the water due to bad road conditions in Morrill Friday afternoon.Authorities say a young man was driving down Pond Woods Road when he saw another car coming, so he pulled over.He lost control of his car and flipped over into a small body of water.The driver was able to get out of the car and make it to a house in the area.
Josie White lives with cerebral palsy and after her old service dog developed a medical condition and was no longer able to assist her, she needed a new pup.That’s where the community stepped in.The Bangor Church of the Nazarene organized a spaghetti dinner, which raised $1200 and helped her on her way to getting a new dog.While some say dog is a man’s best friend, Pax, Josie’s new dog, provides much more than that.Pax just graduated from NEADS, which is an organization that helps train dogs for deaf and disabled americans, on Sunday.
Donations are being accepted for a family who lost everything in a fire at their home in Levant earlier this month.A fire ripped through the family’s mobile home off Kenduskeag Road on November 12th.No one was injured in the blaze, but they lost nearly everything.Cash donations for Lori Thompson and her children can be sent to Harvest Chapel in Levant.The address is 3531 union street in Levant…..The family is also in need of all household items.To arrange to drop off supplies, you can call the church Monday through Friday from 10 until 2.Their number is 884 — 7857.
A local teen has done something pretty rare for her age.At 17 she had her first book published, and now at 18, her second book is being released.Jessica Mae Hodsdon held a book signing in Bangor, not something many kids her age can say.Jessica began writing as a hobby with her first book, Issym.