Authorities say two men are under arrest after a home invasion Monday night in Washington County that forced the owner to fire off a gun and scare off the intruders.The suspects are accused of stealing medical marijuana and a handgun from the home, just hours earlier.
State Police say a man has died and another was seriously injured Tuesday morning when the building they were working on collapsed on them.Â The accident happened at a camp off Marden Shore Road in Albion, on Lovejoy Pond where workers were installing new posts under the structure.Â Â The lakefront camp apparently shifted and slipped off the posts, crushing two men who were underneath.Â Â The fire department’s Jaws of Life were used to lift the building off the two victims.Â State Police say they do not believe the man’s injuries are life threatening, however his co-worker died at the scene.State Police have not released the names of either men.
An Orrington man is jailed, after a wild night that included a high speed chase, a stolen jeep, a crash and a fire.19-year old Dylan Colvin was arrested by Bangor police.Several witnesses reported a speeding silver car.When police caught up to it, Colvin allegedly took off and ended up crashing on Sunset Avenue.The impact sheared off a utility pole, sending sparks into some trees that caught fire.Police determined the vehicle was stolen.Colvin then reportedly took off running.Soon after, Bangor police were notified about a stolen Jeep that crashed.When officers arrived, witnesses pointed to the driver, who was hiding in some woods.Colvin was taken to the hospital then to jail.He’s charged with several counts including Felony Theft, OUI, and Eluding an Officer.
The former chief of the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department has been indicted on several sex charges.Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said Monday he cannot divulge much information about the charges against 67-year-old Roy Woods, but said there are two alleged victims.Woods was indicted last week on three counts of unlawful sexual contact, one count of unlawful sexual touching and three counts of assault.
Union nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center will hold an informal picket outside the bangor hospital on Tuesday.The nurses say staffing continues to be a sticking point in contract negotiations.They want the hospital to fully staff certain departments, including the emergency room and labor and delivery.Hospital officials have told us they’ve already made an effort to meet those demands.Off duty nurses and their representatives with be picketing Tuesday.Contract negotiations are set to pick up again Wednesday.
Governor Paul LePage says the state is taking its official website, www.Maine.gov, to the next level.LePage said Monday that the newly revamped website has a fresh look, more speed and a powerful new search engine.Enhancements include a more responsive design, a faster search engine and improved speed even on mobile devices.
Maine Governor Paul LePage has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor police officers.LePage issued the directive that’ll be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday.He says the lowering of the flags is in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.
The senior class of Searsport District High School is collecting books to help fight illiteracy in the world.They’re working in partnership with the worldwide books drive to donate books to schools, libraries and international charities.To date, Worldwide Books has sent millions of books to over 50 countries including the United States.You can drop off books at the school until the end of the month.Contact Martha Stamp by email at [email protected]
A Maine man whose decades-long battle to save New England’s tallest elm tree has died at age 103.Two years ago Frank Knight said “nothing is forever” when a 217-year-old elm tree named Herbie was cut down in Yarmouth.Knight was the town’s tree warden when Dutch Elm Disease began its assault on the town’s trees in the 1950s.
Getting more women to seek careers in science and engineering was the goal of a gathering in Bangor.The University of Maine invited female faculty from schools throughout Maine to talk about how to promote womens’ careers in typically male-dominated professions.The discussion ranged from diversifying faculty to balancing children and work.”Help people make connections with each other, since we’re a very rural state, and help people find other people who are doing similar research or similar types of teaching, so they can learn from each other,” said Amy Fried, a professor of political science at UMaine.The conference was hosted by UMaine’s Advance Rising Tide Center, which was created with the help of a grant from the National Science Foundation.
An elderly man reported missing in New Hampshire was found safe more than 200 miles away in Glenburn.State police said 79-year old James Marshall went outside to check the mail Saturday afternoon, but instead got in his car and drove all the way to the Village Variety store on Broadway.When he pulled in around 10:00 p.m., store clerk Jo-Ellen Jamieson had just closed for the night.”He started acting confused.