CMS Boston Regional Administrator Jaye Weisman joined TV5’s Carolyn Callahan during the Noon show to talk about fraud.Medicare Fraud costs taxpayers billions of dollars each and every year and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is asking Maine seniors to help the agency spot, report and prevent fraud.
A man on the scene of a reported shooting in Dexter says it’s his son in the home on Shore Road.The man tells TV5 that Steven Lake is in the home with his estranged wife, Amy, and it is rumored their two children, ages 10 & 12, are in the home as well.It is reported that Dexter Police went to the home for a welfare check and that shots were fired from inside the home at police.Several police agencies are on scene.
Bangor police are asking for your help in finding a man accused of stealing from attendees at Bangor High’s graduation ceremony last Sunday.It started with a car at the Bangor Auditorium lot being broken into.The owner told police his credit card company had contacted him while he was at the ceremony, saying that several hundred dollars in purchases had just been made at the Brewer Walmart with his card.
I-95 Northbound near mile marker 182 in Bangor was reduced to one lane Sunday evening, following a report of a road rage incident.State police received the call around 7 pm.Authorities say the caller said a car was trying to run them off the road.The caller was asked to come to a stop.
A residential maternity home in Bangor celebrated its tenth anniversary Sunday.The Shepherd’s GodParent Home is place where women can come and they help them get on their feet.They have served more than fifty women in the past ten years.Sunday’s celebration wasn’t just for their anniversar,y through fundraising efforts they have been able to pay off their $150,000 mortgage.Their mortgage payment was around $800 and they say that payment was draining them.
(Associated Press)The Maine Department of Conservation says residents are reporting increasing damage throughout the state to Eastern White Pine trees, particularly a yellowing, browning and loss of needles.Officials say homeowners, landowners and foresters should expect to see unusual and excessive shedding of infected, one-year-old tree needles over the next few weeks.Needle disease caused specifically by three fungi, have reached epidemic proportions around the state.The needle loss has not yet caused any widespread mortality, but it does weaken pines, making them more vulnerable to other conditions, such as drought or insects.Officials say not much can be done to halt the need loss, though good forest management can protect the trees.
Making an easy basket has a different ring to it here.”You can almost hear the applause of the people from the forties and fifties and the players.”And for one self-proclaimed basketball junkie, it’s as if they’ve been resurrected.”You know, it has that feel of you could just almost look up into there and see the people sitting and you know the cheerleaders in their poodle skirts and the basketball players wearing their belts.”It’s exactly what Lenny Holmes had in mind when he signed on for the gym’s restoration project more than a year ago.”This is the exact same space where in the forties those Waterville High School teams that won New England championships, this is where they played,” said HolmesAnd now a new generation of players will get to take the court as members of Holmes’ Gilman Street Basketball club.”It’s just like the atmosphere of the gym is just like you want to be here,” said one member.”My son actually played here when he was in middle school.
Early risers in Old Town have something new to look forward to in the morning.The Daybreak Bakery is open for business.The family owned shop celebrated its grand opening, Saturday.It’s been cooking up treats for the last few weeks, but say their menu now includes everything from homemade whoopie pies to sandwiches.”There hasn’t been a bakery in Old Town for quite a few years, so a lot of people are happy to see a bakery in Old Town again,” said owner, Dennis Stoup.The Main Street bakery opens its doors at six o’clock in the morning.For Fathers Day weekend, they’re offering a special deal for the kids.They can come in and decorate their own dessert in the bakery’s kitchen for dad.
Barbeques are a staple of the summer season.And Saturday, the Red Cross in Bangor hosted one for a good cause.The organization teamed up with Texas Roadhouse for its fifth annual Chill n’ Grill.It’s an event the Red Cross hopes will boost its summer blood supply.A time, they say, is slow for donations.”We’re scraping.