Investigators say it appears a fire that destroyed two apartments and damaged four others in Bangor’s Capehart neighborhood began outside the rear of two of the units.They’re still looking for the cause of the fire that broke out around 10:30 yesterday morning at the complex on Moosehead Boulevard.Fire officials say it spread to multiple units through a common attic space the apartments share.19 people were displaced by the fire.No one was hurt.
A former plant manager claims Jack DeCoster wanted him to hire Mexican-Americans for his egg operations in Maine because they were willing to do dangerous and demeaning tasks.In his lawsuit, 56-year-old Homero Ramirez, who was born in Mexico and lives in Lewiston, says DeCoster discriminated based on age, race and national origin.
Divers with the Maine Warden Service recovered the body of a man in Big Wood Pond in Jackman this morning.The Warden Service began looking for 59-year old Stephen Coleman of Dennistown after an empty boat was found floating on the water yesterday.Officials say Coleman’s body was found around 9:30 this morning in eight feet of water.Coleman was not wearing a life jacket, although there was one found in the boat.Coleman’s body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a cause of death.
Fire crews are still on the scene of a business fire in Corinna.The call to Dexter Road came in around 7 Tuesday morning.The business is Southern Auto Sales.A crew on scene tells us that the roof of the service center has collapsed.A number of vehicles are also damaged or destroyed.We’ll have more information coming up on TV 5 News at Noon.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, October 1st at Bangor Raceway, which is located at Bass Park in downtown Bangor.To learn more, or to sign up for the walk, click, or log on to www.alz.org/walk or give them a call at 800-272-3900.
A search by the Maine Warden Service began Tuesday after an empty, floating boat was reported on Big Wood Pond in Jackman.The name of the missing boater is being with-held at this time, pending notification of family members.The search was called off for the night and will continue Wednesday morning with the Maine Warden Service Dive Team.
(AP) – The developer of a western Maine casino has chosen a Las Vegas casino company to be its casino operator.Black Bear Development announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Silverton Casino to support the development and operations of Black Bear’s Oxford Resort Casino.
Governor Lepage has made more than 90 nominations to various boards and commissions.Confirmation hearings begin Tuesday.Two new members to the Land Use Regulation Commission will be debated, and so will two new members of the Board of Pesticides Control.There were also hearings today on appointees to the Maine Milk Commission and the Maine Harness Racing Commission.