State Police are investigating an early-morning pickup truck fire in West Paris.The call came in around 5:15 am Monday from Tuell Town Road.Fire fighters say, the truck was engulfed in flames when they arrived.Authorities later determined the vehicle had been abandoned.
Firefighters from several towns battled an early-morning fire at a home in Durham.The call for help came in early Monday Morning.Two people inside the home and their dog got out safely.Flames damaged the home and destroyed a nearby barn, according to fire fighters on the scene.The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to the scene to investigate a cause.
An early morning fire in a residence hall at the University of Southern Maine in gorham was intentionally set, that’s according to school officials.The fire was reported around 2:30 Monday morning, when a sprinkler system went off inside a recycling closet in Upton-Hastings Hall.The 200 students were evacuated from the hall for about three hours.Authorities say, the fire was contained to the closet.The State Fire Marshal’s Office and USM police are investigating.
For the fourth time in less than two months, an inmate has escaped from state custody.Monday night around 6 pm Justin Ross escaped from his work release site in Leeds.The 35 year old Ross was being held at the Central Maine Pre Release Center in Hallowell.He’s listed as 5-feet 11-inches tall and 185 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.Ross is originally from Farmington and was reportedly due to be released in late October, in June of last year he started his sentence for a conviction domestic violence assualt.State and local police along with the Department of Corrections are looking for Ross.
The Eastern Maine Labor Council and Food AND Medicine organization threw a Labor Day celebration Monday afternoon.About 150 people showed up for good food and live entertainment.Many people at the event said they were there to remember the past and look to the future.Linda Fairbrother, Trustee of the Eastern Maine Labor Council, explains, “We need to remember that the roots of everything that’s good in America starts with the working person and the working class has built America into what it is, the infrastructure, all the gains that have been made, somebody has to work that.”The event was held at the Solidarity Center in Brewer.It was five dollars to get in, with all proceeds going towards fixing the center’s roof.
Some construction projects starting tomorrow may affect your travels in Milo and Anson.Crews are replacing the existing concrete bridge deck on the Pleasant River bridge in Milo.The bridge will be closed for the next 35 days.Traffic will be detoured to Route 11 North onto the Stickney Hill Road in Brownville.Drivers will then go to Stanchfield Ridge Road back to Milo, then to Lakeview Road.Crews will also be working on Route 201 in Anson.They’ll be removing a large box culvert about one half mile south of the Embden town line.Detour signs will guide drivers from Route 201 to Route 43, then onto Route 201A in Madison.
Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer.But many people couldn’t take the day off for a barbeque because they had to work.As Wayne Harvey reports, one of those groups had a little thank you delivered to them.”Sometimes it may be police departments, it might be the fire department or maybe it’s a hospital and so throughout the nation, we’ve actually taken our time to recognize one area each year and today we chose this station.”This station is Bangor Fire Station Number 5 on Hogan Road.