An improperly extinguished campfire is being blamed for a camp fire on an island on Pushaw Lake in Hudson.It happened Sunday afternoon.Private boats and Glenburn Fire Department’s boat were used to shuttle fire crews and equipment to the scene.A Forestry Service helicopter dropped water from the air.A recently remodeled camp burned to the ground.Three-quarters of an acre burned, as well.Authoritied say someone who is not being named at this time will be charged with failure to extinguish an outside fire.
Three people were injured in a car crash in Garland late Sunday afternoon.According to James Kennedy with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, 80-year-old Hanford Burten and his passenger, 75-year-old Diana Burten were turning in to a residence on a hill on Dexter Road when they were hit by an on-coming pick up truck.The pick-up, driven by 23-year-old Dustin Frost collided with the passenger side of Burten’s Buick Le Sabre.
The KahBang Music, Art and Film Festival wrapped up for the year, and organizers say the crowd was amazing.Communications Director, Chris Michaud, tells TV 5 6,000 people attended Saturday’s music portion of the festival.B.o.B and OK Go headlined the event.Last year, the festival was only a day long and comprised of national and local music acts.This year, organizers say they’re glad they expanded the event to 9 days and incorporated music, art and film.Organizers say they’ll be taking a few weeks off and then will begin planning KahBang 2011.
A Maine man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing an $11,000 diamond ring from a New Hampshire jewelry store in what police are calling a “grab and run”.Police say 31-year-old Travis Mullen of Sanford turned himself in to police on Saturday, two days after he allegedly swiped the ring from a Kay Jewelers store in New Hampshire.Investigators say a video surveillance camera shows Mullen snatching the ring and running out of the store without paying for it.
An Intertribal Pow-wow took place at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley this weekend.The Maine Forest and Logging Museum hosted the two-day event.The Host Drum for the event was Two Feathers from Maine.Music, dancing and storytelling took place.Vendors were on hand providing beaded, leather and feather goods, as well as native foods.The tribes used this as a gathering and teaching time.This was the first time the pow-wow was held at Leonard’s Mills and participants say it’s a great location.”The land here is very, very powerful.
Three people were hurt, two with life-threatening injuries, when their all-terrain vehicle went airborned and into some hemlock trees Saturday evening.According to the Maine Warden Service, 20-year-old Tasha Barnes of Baileyville, an 9-year-old girl from Danforth, and a 13-year-old girl from Princeton, were injured in the crash.It happened at 5:45 Saturday evening.Barnes and the 8-year-old were ejected from the vehicle.
The United States Marine Corps issued a challenge to students at the Penobscot Job Corps Saturday.They wanted them to go head to head on the Combat Fitness Test.And the students gladly accepted the challenge.It isn’t your typical fitness test.
A family of veterans and their loved ones known as the American Legion Post 80 of Millinocket dressed up in their orange shirts and black vests to remember one of their own, James Popkowski.”He was so funny, he’d give you the shirt off of his back,” said Audra Jacobs, one of the event’s organizers.James or Bing as he was affectionately called was shot and killed in front of the Togus VA clinic this past July, a day his former classmate, Brian Gallant will never forget.”It was the day before our twentieth reunion it was just a shock it’s hard to explain,” he said.Now months after his passing, the American Legion Post is honoring Bing and celebrating the life of a man who they say was loved by so many.There are quite a few people that knew him and cared about him and it was something that was brought up so we decided to have a ride for him.A total of 76 people revved up their hogs and rode in memory of Bing, traveling 130 miles.Riding in the pack were some of his closest friends, people who didn’t even know him and even his dog he loved so much.”We know he’s looking down with a big smile,” Jacobs said.
An elderly woman from the midcoast town of Hope is in the hospital after a crash with a dump truck Saturday morning.State police say 88-year-old Ruth Payson was turning on to Route 17 in Hope, but pulled out in front of a dump truck, which crashed into the driver’s side of her van.Payson was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center where she is in fair condition.The driver of the truck was not hurt.
Troops returning home after serving overseas will soon be able to talk to loved ones by more than phone when they stop over in Bangor.The Maine Troop Greeters organization is getting a laptop computer and webcam setup that will allow troops to contact family and friends through a video conference program.The Maine Association of Police is giving the group the equipment.The troop greeters have greeted more than 5,000 flights carrying more than 1,000,000 troops.
According to Maine State Police, a woman from Massachusetts has died in a car accident on Route 9 in Clifton.Maine State Police have identified the woman as Diane Saulnier.Troopers say a sedan and an RV collided at around noon on Saturday.We’re told the driver and passenger of the RV, Kenneth and Deborah Quirion were transported and released from the hospital with minor injuries.Eastbound Route 9 in Clifton was shut down for about three hours.Traffic was detoured at Route 9 and Rebel Hill Road.Emergency crews from multiple agencies including Hancock County Sheriff’s office and Massachusetts Police are working with investigators.
Developers of a liquefied natural gas project in Washington county are getting more time to find investors.Calais LNG asked state regulators for another month to line up new investors after a Goldman Sachs affiliate withdrew from the project.Calais LNG hopes to develop a 330-acre site south of Calais.Critics of the project believe it is no longer viable because of changes in the energy market.
A Newburgh man accused of voting in two municipalities was sentenced Friday in Bangor.The State Attorney General’s Office dropped the charge of dual voting in exchange for 65 year old Delmer Terrill’s guilty plea of making a false statement or oath.Assistant Attorney General Leanne Robbin says in November Terrill voted in Dixmont, then registered in Newburgh, and voted there too.He will will serve 7 days of community service.
Three Maine families have been recognized for their intimate knowledge of what our state parks have to offer.They have completed their Maine state park passports, a program designed to give folks extra incentive to travel the state and visit state parks and historic sites.For every 8 stamps you get, you’re eligible for a prize.