Waterville Police have arrested a man they believe was setting off explosives in a residential neighborhood Saturday.Police arrested 41-year-old Chad Cookson, after people who lived in the area of Sherwin Street in Waterville were awakened to the sound of explosives being detonated Saturday morning.One resident brought some shattered pieces of a two liter bottle to police early Saturday morning.Police investigated and arrested Cookson a short time later after police say he confessed to mixing chemicals in the bottles and detonating them.Police are calling Cookson’s actions reckless and dangerous.
The heavy rain and high water has forced the Department of Transportation to close two bridges in Clinton, among a few others in the state.Bean Bridge over Beaver Brook on Hinkley Road is closed, along with Cain Bridge over 12-Mile Stream on Route 11-100.We’re told they’ll be re-opened once the water recedes and the bridges can be inspected.The Kennebec River in Augusta is also starting to overflow its banks.
The name of the man killed in the hit and run accident on Main Street in Bangor Saturday Night has been released.37 year old Joshua Constantine was reportedly hit by a car around 10:30pm Saturday Night while crossing Main Street near the Shaw’s Supermarket.Several witness saw the accident outside the performance of the Zac Brown Band at the Waterfront Pavillion.The State Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy this morning and listed the cause of death as blunt force trauma.The toxicology reports are not completed yet, and may not be available for some time.If you have any information about the accident you can call the Bangor Police Tip Line at 947-7382 extension 6.Those tips are what lead to a break in the case Sunday.”That did in fact lead us to Brewer yesterday to in fact impound a vehicle which we do now have in evidence and we were able to talk to someone that was involved in that accident, the District Attorney’s office is involved with this and at this time no charges are going to be filed yet.
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Bangor Police are still investigating last month’s fatal stabbing on First Street.There was another stabbing not far away Monday morning, but this case was wrapped up quickly.ust after 6:30 Monday morning, a report of an older man being stabbed in the back at the intersection of Hammond and Ohio Streets, near the old Cakes by Jan, was reported to Bangor Police.Police started looking for a skinny, younger black man wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt with black pants who was last seen headed toward downtown Bangor.Within an hour, officers had a solid lead from an anonymous tip.”That purple hoodie sweatshirt was a good indicator was a good tip from the person who knew who this person might be,” said Bangor Sgt.
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.