A two car accident in Sullivan leaves one person dead and two others in the hospital.According to officials, a pickup traveling south on Route 1A around 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon crossed the center line and collided with a Volkswagen Beetle.The driver of the beetle, Sharon Rolfe of Milbridge, was killed.Her passenger, Karen Pineo of Corinth, was taken to a local hospital.The driver of the pickup, George Rippere of Naples, Florida, was also taken to the hospital for what we are told are non life-threatening injuries.Authorities say this is the fourth fatality they have seen on this stretch of the highway.State Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
A trial is under way for a couple accused of cashing in no-deposit bottles and cans from out of state, here in Maine.Thomas and Megan Woodard ran Green Bee Redemption in Kittery.Police say they stole about $10,000 by cashing in containers from New Hampshire and Massachusetts.The Maine Beverage Association estimates that 90 million cans and bottles are fraudulently cashed in each year in Maine, costing beverage distributors up to 10 million dollars per year.
A former town treasurer in Manchester who spent more than a year in jail for aggravated forgery says she can’t pay the $80,000 she owes.We’re told Patsy Rollins told the court she can’t pay $100 a month because she doesn’t have the money.Rollins was arrested in 2003 when authorities discovered more than $200,000 was missing from the town.
No one said the road to success would be easy, but they failed to mention that a trip around the block would be quite so hard.”It’s sometimes a challenge when you do it first thing in the morning,” said sixth grader, Jayda Bailey.”Sometimes I do one mile in the morning and one mile at night, but sometimes I do three miles at one time and that’s exhausting.”At eleven years old, she’s covered a lot of ground.”I have 19 miles to go.”Taking on a summer goal and running with it.”I’m just running one hundred miles for lung cancer trying to raise money.”Since her last day of school, Jayda has been looking to donors for help, while relying on her family to push her to the finish line.”My grandma is dying of lung cancer and she did so much for me and I want to do something for her.”She set a goal back in June to raise five hundred dollars.”I’ve raised $760 dollars and we’re looking to go to $1,000.”Since then, she hasn’t been able to slow down.”I think that her ability to persevere through this has really inspired people,” said her mom, Jennifer Bailey.”She has a Facebook page going and there have been people from out in Washington that have a daycare that have been supporting her.”Jayda is asking for a donation of five, ten or twenty-five cents a mile.It’s a contribution that has, so far, added up to quite a bit of change.”You know, that she started out the beginning of the summer running a mile and being winded, that she built up to two miles and three miles, it blows my mind.”Because what motivates her is a cause that hasn’t been worn out.”I’m trying to think of ending lung cancer and how wonderful it will be,” said Jayda.And she’s in it for the long haul.If you would like to make a donation, you can visit her facebook page at Your text to link…Your donation will go towards the Lungevity Foundation.
The Bangor Rotary is giving money to local non-profits that are making a difference in the lives of young people.The rotary presented 21-hundred dollar grants to the Challenger Learning Center, the Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine Robotics and Jobs for Maine’s Graduates.Alicia Nichols of the Charitable Giving Committee says the organizations getting the grants all went above and beyond in efforts to help Bangor’s youth.The money was raised through the rotary’s Music of Broadway event.The club gave six other non-profits grants earlier this year.
A convicted sex offender from Morrill pleaded not guilty Tuesday to not updating his information on the state’s sex offender registry.41-year-old Harold Leathers is charged with failing to comply with the registration.The Waldo County Sheriff’s office says Leathers’ picture on the registry was outdated.When they tried to contact him, police say he didn’t respond.Leathers was arrested in June.
A man from Belfast who says he was asleep while a woman’s apartment was destroyed pleaded not guilty Tuesday to criminal mischief.30-year-old Kean Ripley was arrested last month when a woman who lives on Ryan Road called police to say he was tearing up the place.
The words and melodies of Reba McEntire’s music have given Kelly Walton inspiration during tough times in her life “Little Rock, a lighter way to look at divorce in a family, things like that it’s kind of soundtrack of memories I have of my life and my childhood especially with my mom,” she said.The songs were used as a way for her to forget about the bullies at school.”My mom sent me to school with a Walkman and a tape of Reba and I remember she said just listen to your Walkman and listen to “Walk On,” she said.And as Kelly walked on in her life, one woman was always by her side, her mother.The two have seen Reba in concert five times, each one is a special night out for the two of them.”It always means something when we go to a concert, we’re not just dancing around we really listen to the words, it means a lot to us,” said Kelly’s mom Lois Frasier.Which is why Kelly’s launched a Facebook group to meet Reba in person when she makes her way to Bangor next month.