Officials at the Hancock County Sheriff’s office said one person was killed in an accident along Route 1 in Orland Saturday afternoon.According to police, 33-year old Melissa Hewitt of Orland was turning onto the road from Route 175 when she was hit by a driver heading east.Officials said Hewitt was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the other car, 65-year old Virginia Holmes of Prospect, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.At this point, police don’t know if speed was a factor in the crash, but said the stretch of road where the cars collided has always been dangerous.”Number of accidents here every summer.
The Kennebec Valley Gas Co., which has proposed a natural gas pipeline through central Maine, is being sold to the subsidiary of a Colorado-based company.The Kennebec Journal in Augusta says the sale agreement between Portland-based Kennebec Valley Gas Co.
Two film makers have chosen Maine as the setting for their next picture, but before they begin filming, they need to find their stars.Blue Potato will be the first national feature film set in Aroostook County.It will be filmed in Van Buren and surrounding areas this summer and fall.Itâ€™s a coming of age drama set during the fall potato harvest.The first casting call for the production is Saturday, June 23rd (9am to 5pm)at Husson Universityâ€™s Gracie Theater.For more information, find Blue Potato on facebook by searching “blue potato movie”
A judge has awarded more than $3.6 million to a Maine woman who was nearly decapitated when a man and woman cut her throat and killed her friend in 2009.Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hjelm awarded $2 million in general damages, $1 million in punitive damages and more than $600,000 for medical expenses and lost income to Tracey Neild.Neild filed suit against Earl “Buddy” Bieler III, 27, and Corina Durkee, 45, who are serving lengthy prison sentences for murder and attempted murder.
It’s been 6 years since the burning body of Trevor Sprague, a homeless man, was found beneath the Kenduskeag Stream Bridge in Bangor.Friday, a South Dakota man pleaded guilty in connection with the crime.26 year old Kenneth Bruning of South Dakota was sentenced to 7 years in prison after entering an Alford guilty plea.This type of plea deal means Bruning has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but does not admit to murder.This type of agreement is usually used when both the prosecution and defense have solid cases and the verdict could easily go either way if the case were to go to trialAs part of the deal, the prosecution dropped a murder charge, which would have had Bruning looking at 25 years to life in prison for the death of Trevor Sprague.
According to Waldoboro police, a pickup truck carrying three people collided head-on with an SUV on Route 1 at around 11:00 this morning.Police say one of the passengers in the pickup truck was killed and the other two were taken to the hospital.The driver of the SUV was also taken to the hospital.Part of Route 100 was closed for several hours today.Names of the people involved have not been released.The accident remains under investigation.
Bangor Hydro says some residents of Somesville will lose power Monday morning.Crews will be working to upgrade the electrical system beginning around 11:00 AM.It will affect customers on a section of Sound Drive stretching from the intersection of Route 233 to the intersection of Route 102 and Route 3.It will also affect side roads including Mt.
A man wanted for manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of a Bangor man last month, was arrested Friday morning on a city bus in Bangor.Police say they received information that 41-year old Jason Trickett was boarding a city bus in Pickering Square.
Dogs will join in in the fight against cancer this weekend.Saturday, the American Cancer’s Society’s ” Bark For Life ” event will be held at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.There will be fun activities for dogs and owners alike.It’s from it’s from 5-8PM and cost $30 dollars to register.For more information, you can visit relayforlife.org/barkbangor