Court offices in Dover-Foxcroft will be closed Friday.Employees at Dover-Foxcroft District Court, Piscataquis County Superior Court and the clerk’s office will be moving into their newly renovated offices this week.Staff won’t have access to computers and phones for most of the day.They’ll reopen at 159 East Main Street Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.
A tractor trailer crash in Beddington Wednesday morning shutdown a portion of Route 9 for much of the day.Two trucks headed in opposite directions collided, sending one into a row of utility poles and the other into a ditch.It sparked a fire in the cab of a truck owned by Clarke Road Transport.Police tell us the driver lost control and ran into a Webber Oil truck, knocking it onto its side.The Webber truck was loaded with propane, but did not catch fire.Both drivers escaped with minor injuries.Sgt.
A 9-year-old Hollis girl is heading home after a groundbreaking multiple organ transplant at Children’s Hospital Boston.Alannah Shevenell of Hollis underwent 14 hours of surgery in October to remove an aggressive tumor and to undergo a transplant of her stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver, small bowel and esophagus.Hospital officials say it was the first known esophageal transplant in the world and the largest number of organs transplanted into a person at one time in New England.Alannah was diagnosed with a rare former of cancer when she was 4.
A treasure hunter from Maine says he has located and will soon start salvaging what he’s calling the most valuable sunken treasure ever found.Greg Brooks of Sub Sea Research says a wreck 50 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., is that of the Port Nicholson, a British merchant ship sunk by a German U-boat in 1942.
Bangor Hydro customers in the Franklin area will lose power for a short amount of time Thursday morning as crews clean up nearby lines.The planned interruption will begin at 9 am and last approximately three hours.Areas affected include the backside of Georges Pond, Georges Pond Road, Cousins Road, Spruce Circle, Clean Sweep Road and South Shore Colony Road.Crews will be removing limbs that have fallen from the recent weather.If you have any questions contact customer service at 947-2414.
A Bangor man accused of stealing alcohol from a supermarket is behind bars after police found him hiding in a pile of dirty laundry.19-year-old andrew hanson is accused of stealing a bottle of alcohol from Shaw’s on Main Street in Bangor.Bangor police say he and 23-year-old Alicia McClure-Perkins ran out of the supermarket to an apartment on First Street.Officers followed footprints they left behind in snow to the apartment where they noticed a pile of dirty laundry on the bathroom floor.When they took a closer look, they saw a human leg wearing jeans sticking out of the pile.The officers pulled Hanson out of the pile.Hanson and McClure-Perkins were both arrested for misdemeanor theft.
The superintendent of a Maine school district has rescinded the one-game ban given to a student who ran onto the floor after a basketball game last week and kneeled in the prayer stance made famous by Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.The Calais High School student was barred from the next home game after “Tebowing” at the end of the Jan.
A China man admitted to breaking into a neighbor’s home last summer and sexually assaulting her.33-year old James Bickford pleaded guilty in court yesterday to gross sexual assault and burglary.Authorities say Bickford used to live in the victim’s home and still had a key.
On February 17th, the Hammond Street Senior Center at 2 Hammond Street in Bangor will host a breakfast fundraiser from 8 until 10:30a.m.This event is open to the public.$6 per personFor more information click, or log on to: hammondstreet.org or give them a call at: 262-5532.
The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has upheld Maine’s campaign disclosure law that requires the National Organization for Marriage to release its donor list.Tuesday’s decision pertaining to ballot question committees represents a defeat for NOM, which previously lost a challenge to Maine’s political action committee laws and laws governing independent expenditures and advertising attribution and disclaimers.The latest appeal focused on part of the law that says groups that raise or spend more than $5,000 to influence elections must register and disclose their donors.