A state trooper is recovering from an accident in Sedgwick last night: he escaped serious injury.Public safety spokesman Steve McCausland says Trooper Greg Roy was responding to a domestic violence incident in Deer Isle around 7:00 p.m.when his cruiser went off the road on Route 15.Standing rain on the road is to blame for the cruiser hydroplaning and leaving the road.Roy received bumps and bruises: his vehicle was totaled.
The high water due to the recent heavy rains has forced the closure of a pair of bridges in Clinton by the Maine Department of Transportation.Both are Scour Critical Bridges and will be closed until further notice.The Bean Bridge over Beaver Brook on Hinkley Road (near A.W.
As worldwide crude oil prices continue to plunge, retail gasoline prices in Maine follow suit.Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail price of a gallon of gas in Maine has fallen six cents in the past week to $3.63.The current price is now just two cents above the national average.Prices are now more than 15 cents per gallon lower than at the same day last year and nearly 23 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.A company analyst is predicting that prices at the pump will continue to fall in light of the latest U.S.
A Somalia-born Lewiston High School graduate who went on to Columbia University has been chosen as this year’s motivational speaker for city middle school students.Hossain Naji is scheduled to speak Wednesday as the 2012 “START Star” at the Lewiston Middle School.Project START, which stands for Steps for Accomplishing Real Life Transitions, is a program to help middle schoolers understand how the choices they make in high school affect their future.Middle School Career Aspirations Director Billy Jo Brito tells the Sun Journal, Naji is a good role model.
Monday is the last day of classes for Brewer’s graduating seniors, and dozens of them gathered at the high school this weekend to celebrate.Last year the class of 2011 decided to end their high school careers with a campout on school grounds, and a little rain wasn’t going to stop the class of 2012 from continuing the tradition.Some of their tents might have flooded: there were some RV’s as well, but spirits were high among the 40 or so students.”It’ll be a good memory,” Said senior Sonia Biswas, who plans to major in bioengineering at UMaine next fall.
Fire destroyed a barn in Trenton Saturday night.Crews were called to Oak Point Road a little before 8:30 p.m.When they arrived, authorities say a barn near the home was engulfed in flames.Crews were unable to save that structure, but they did keep the fire from spreading to the home just a few feet away.”There’s a little bit of char on the back of the residence,” says Trenton Deputy Fire Chief Steve Corson.
You may have noticed a lot of lemonade stands around the area Sunday.There’s a reason for that…June 3rd is Lemonade Day in Maine.It’s part of a national movement that started back in 2007, in an effort to get kids motivated about money.Joy Hollowell tells us more.===”I think we’d like two Rice Krispie Treats and two small lemonades.”When life gives you lemons, otherwise known as pouring rain, you have to do a lot more than make lemonade to attract business.
Bangor police are investigating a hit and run crash in Bangor Saturday night that killed a man.Authorities say it happened around 10:30 in front of Shaw’s Supermarket on Main Street.The name of the victim has not yet been released.Authorities say he was crossing Main Street when he was hit.
TV5 viewers and the rest of the community came together Saturday to help children in Maine in need of medical care.The annual Children’s Miracle Network telethon took place at the Bangor Mall and aired on TV5.With your support, $532,566 was collected.