An assistant football coach at Maine Maritime Academy was killed in a car accident this weekend just hours after the Mariners had beaten their rival Massachusetts Maritime Academy.According the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department 24-year-old Richard Dykas the second was driving a pickup just after 12am Sunday morning on Route 166 when it went off the road and landed on its roof.Dykas was pronounced dead at the scene.Another member of the coaching staff 22-year-old Steven Nackley was also in the vehicle and he was treated at a the hospital for minor injuries.The accident is still under investigation.
Folks had the chance to meet Ontario’s famous handyman Sunday at Borders in Bangor.Red Green’s show is the longest running Canadian television series in the United States, airing on nearly 100 PBS affiliate stations nationwide.Green has now written a guidebook, called “How to do Everything.”He was at Borders meeting fans and signing books.Supervisor, Ann Redman says they have had a huge response.Redman says folks have been calling about Saturday’s event for weeks.She estimates about 200 people were on hand.” You know he’s like the epitome of what Maine people are too.
A candlelight vigil was held in Cascade Park in Bangor Sunday evening.Some members of the nurses union at Eastern Maine Medical Center gathered in support of their patients and profession.Organizers of the candlelight vigil say they are upset that hospital administration has not agreed to talk to them about patient staffing guidelines.”We are in contract negotiations.
Ghosts, leprechauns and princesses were out Saturday night.The Bangor Family Readiness Group hosted a Halloween party for kids whose parents belong to the 1136th Transportation Company.They have been deployed to Afghanistan since March.The kids enjoyed a showing of the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Movie, played games and even decorated cupcakes.Organizers say it’s important for the kids to celebrate the holiday without focusing on their parent not being around.” Our belief is to keep things going and keep it at the norm because if the parents were here they’d be doing the same thing.
Maine Drug Agents say three people have been charged in a scheme to mail prescription drugs from Florida to Maine and resell them.The MDEA says 50-year-old Robert Merriam and 32-year-old Jason Parsons, both of Presque Isle and 23-year-old Joseph Bolda of South Daytona, Florida have been charged with aggravated trafficking in oxycodone.The DEA began investigating reports several months ago of Merriam receiving pain killer shipments by mail from Florida and reselling them.Earlier this month, agents intercepted a package with 750 oxycodone tablets headed to Presque Isle, along with a package with $4,600 in cash that had allegedly been mailed to Bolda.IN all, police say more than 20 shipments of drugs were mailed.
The Maine Warden Service says an Amity man died overnight when he hit some trees off Estabrook Road while riding his ATV.The Maine Warden Service was contacted around 2 am to look for 47-year-old Mark Howell.They searched through the night and located Howell around 8 Saturday morning.They say he was not wearing a helmet and was dead at the scene.The incident is under investigation.
Folks were breaking a sweat at the Bangor Y Saturday.It was the kick-off to their biggest mover competition, which is modeled after the popular television show the Biggest Loser.Participants work with a trainer two times a week for ten weeks and then on their own for two weeks.At the end, everyone comes back for their weigh in to determine who has lost the most weight.Organizers say this competition has the largest number of participants.They say it was the first time they had to turn folks away.Two of TV-5’s meteorologists are taking part.
Reduce your use of lawn chemicals.That’s the message the Bangor Area Storm Water group was trying to get across Saturday.Students from Bangor High School stenciled the message on pavement near storm drains to remind residents that storm water flows unfiltered into streams.They also left door hangers at area houses to educate residents about the project and storm water pollution in general.” It’s really important that people understand that every little bit counts.
Folks had the opportunity to get a free health screenings at the Bangor Mall Saturday.Health professionals from various local health organizations are lining up the inside of the mall on Stillwater Avenue for a health expo sponsored by Health Connections.Booths are set up featuring a variety of services including spinal analysis, skin care, and medical training.Dr.
The Pemetic School in Southwest Harbor celebrated a milestone Saturday.Th school installed a wind turbine on its campus, and as Diana Bosch found out, it was made possible by the school’s students.For the past three years, students at the Pemetic School in Southwest Harbor have been working on bringing a wind turbine to their campus.
Pumpkins will be on display over the weekend in Stacyville.It’s the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Festival.The events start at 1:00 p.m on Saturday with a costume parade for kids of all ages.Throughout the afternoon there will be carriage rides, face painting and plenty of pumpkin carving.Then at 5:30 p.m.
Hospice of Eastern Maine and Pathfinders held their 5th annual celebrity dessert and auction this evening.WABI’s own Joy Hallowell and Todd Simcox played host and auctioneer at the event.Doors opened at around 5-45 at the Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor..Delicious desserts were provided throughout both the live and silent auctions, but the night brings more than just sweet treats for some.All proceeds from the evening will benefit terminally ill patients and their families and grieving children and adults in the community.
A man from Addison is in fair condition after becoming pinned between two vehicles at his home on Addison Ridge Rd.A local official tells us that Phillip Rusecky was cutting wood in his yard when a vehicle rolled onto him, pinning him against a second vehicle.Rusecky was taken by Lifeflight to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Next week, all 5 candidates vying to become the next Governor of Maine are scheduled to face off in a forum you’ll se right here on TV 5.With help from Prepare Maine, an initiative that advocates for excellence in education, many of the questions will come from students.Next week, students at MCI in Pittsfield will have the opportunity to practice their civic duty.