A house fire Sunday in Blue Hill has been ruled an accident.Ken Grimes of the State Fire Marshal’s Office says it looks like a furnace problem is to blame.The owner of the house returned from work Sunday to find smoke coming from the basement.Authorities say the floor of the house was completely gone by the time firefighters arrived.
Maine State Police say no charges are expected in the collapse of a fire escape at a Carrabassett Valley bar that injured five people.The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the weekend collapse of the deck attached to the fire escape at the bar The Rack was likely caused by too many people on it at the same time.The deck fell about 15 feet early on Sunday.
A Massachusetts man accused of killing an infant in Bangor pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursda in a Bangor courtroom.Prosecutors say 28-year-old Edgard Anziani killed 15-month-old Damien Lynn at the child’s home last year.Anziani pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter last April.His attorney, Jeff Silverstein says after reviewing the evidence in this case they decided the medical evidence was significant and would not match his story of how the event unfolded.Silverstein says while Anziani admits that he caused the death, the extent of the injuries are not indicative of those which were related to the death.He says the medical examiner agreed many of the injuries noted could have been in connection with his inept effort of CPR on the child.As the prosecution read the description of Damien’s injuries, the mother began to cry uncontrollably and left the courtroom.Anziani is from the Dominican Republic so he’s subject to deportation.”So the expectation is that rather than be released to the community to serve a probation that might be imposed by the court, we expect that immigration will probably step in and commence deportation proceedings.”The maximum jail sentence for manslaughter in Maine is thirty years.Sentencing for Anziani is scheduled for the end of June.
Easter will be here Sunday and with it comes Easter candy.Â Jackie Conn from Weight Watchers says there is no need to run and hide from the Easter bunny.Â An indulgence on a special day won’t ruin your health or your weight loss progress.Â In fact, she says that a big mistake people make when losing weight is forgetting to live their life.
Bangor Hydro customers from Gouldsboro should expect an interruption in their electric service.Friday, April 22, from 8:30 am to 12:30 their power will be shut off.They say it’s necessary for crews to transfer wiring to new poles.The areas affected include: Sargent Road, the northern end of Summer Harbor Road, Willie Hammond Road, Mitchell Lane, Shore Road, Clam Shell Road, Round Barn Road, Martins Way, Bluff House Road, Williams Brook Road, Dean Point Road, Youngs Farm Road, Taft Point Road, Long Cove and Canary Lane.
Toastmasters of Bangor celebrated a pretty big milestone Wednesday night.It was the 60th anniversary of the Bangor chapter of the club.Toastmasters has seen hundreds of folks come through over the years that are looking to improve their communication and leadership skills.The Toastmasters hold their meetings the first and third Wednesday of every month and are always looking for more members.If you’re interested, stop by one of their meetings at Beal College for more information.
It may not be the ideal jogging weather, but a UMaine professor has been waiting for this day her whole life.Liz Depoy ran outside for the first time Wednesday.She has a disability that makes it impossible to run or jog without weight bearing balance support.Thanks to a couple of UMaine mechanical engineering students, she now has the ZG Jogger.
Governor LePage has signed into law a $65-million supplemental budget to cover spending through the end of June.The budget received strong bipartisan support.The majority of the $65-million gap comes from overruns in the Department of Health and Human Services.A budget for the next two years starting July 1st is still being discussed.
Manna Ministries is putting a call out of pies for Easter.Executive Director, Bill Rae says any kind of pie will do, but they need sixty pies by Friday.Manna serves up a traditional Easter dinner.Rae says they expect to serve about 200 people.”We’re going to celebrate spring by celebrating Easter.
It’s kite week in Owls Head.” We spend five days building a different kite each day of the week,” explained Ethan Yankura, education director at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.Kids of all ages turn out to have fun designing and then flying their creations.” Paper and plastic bags for the sail of the kite,” said Yankura.All of the materials used to make the kites is donated by a local hardware store.Kevin Bryant and his kids are visiting from California.” My mother who lives here in Warren saw that there was this event and signed up the kids for today, so here we are,” said Kevin Bryant.Much like learning to fly a kite, learning to build one is a family affair.” The parents get to help the kids, the kids get to teach the parents a thing or two when it comes to building kites,” said Yankura.