A man convicted of killing a 12-year old girl back in 1988, has pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs while in prison.Knox County District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau says 52-year old Dennis Dechaine appeared in Knox County Court via video conference from prison this morning.Dechaine is charged with trafficking in prison contraband, specifically, the drugs Morphine and Klonopin, on April 5th of this year.
A section of State Street in Brewer was closed earlier this morning when a car hit a utility pole.Brewer Fire Captain Brent Melvin says the road closure was to ensure safety of drivers in case the line came down.The driver of the vehicle that hit the pole was not injured.At last report, State Street was opened back up to just one lane.Authorities say both lanes re-open once crews are done.The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
A man had to be rescued from the bottom of lover’s leap on the Kenduskeag in Bangor Tuesday night.Officials from the Bangor Fire Department say the call came in around 6:30.They say a man was traveling down the steep embankment and lost his footing: falling to the bottom of the cliffs.He was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with head injuries, his condition is not known at this time.
Rockland is getting ready for it’s premiere annual event, the Maine Lobster Festival.This year is year sixty-three.It begins tomorrow, and runs for five days with events centered around Maine’s famous delicacy, the lobster.Tomorrow’s admission to the grounds is free, and the festival is offering four day passes and general admission to daily events on its website.To learn more about prices and events you can visit the website www.mainelobsterfestival.com.
Two lobstermen in Machiasport face charges after a scuffle.Washington County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Parker says they were called just before six Sunday night to the BBS Lobster Company pier where 43-year-old John Wood and 21-year-old Jesse Moody were allegedly fighting.Parker says there have been problems between the two men for about year.He says Moody hit wood with a piece of oak.
A new health clinic inside a store in Waterville is living up to the idea of one-stop shopping.Now customers who visit Wal-mart can grab their groceries, pick up things for the house and meet with a nurse practitioner – all in one trip.The in-store clinic is operated by an extension of Inland Hospital.