A fire ripped through a building in Oakland that was home to two taxidermy businesses.According to the Oakland Fire Department, the fire started in a travel trailer that was parked next to the building on Rice Rips Road.The fire then spread to the main building.The fire department has determined a hot water heater caused the fire.About thirty firefighters from Oakland and surrounding areas were called in to battle the blaze.Unfortunately the roof caved in and destroyed the building.
A former Maine State prison nurse will spend the next two years in prison for stealing painkillers.59-year-old Wiley Beveridge of Portland was sentenced in Knox County Superior Court on two counts of stealing drugs.Beveridge worked as a licensed pratical nurse at the prison.
A 20-year-old man from Vassalboro has been charged with killing a man whose body was found in New Hampshire.Ricky Munster faces two counts of second degree murder for the death of 51-year-old Mark Vallee.Vallee was found dead on Monday in Nashua, New Hampshire.The New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office says Vallee died as a result of blunt force trauma to the face and head.His death has been ruled as a homicide.Court documents say Munster is accused of using his hands, feet and a blunt object to strike Vallee.Munster is being held without bail.
High school students getting ready to take the s-a-t’s will soon have a chance to practice.The Bangor Public Library will soon offer an SAT practice exam.The exam will be administered by Lucas Hubbard, a graduate of John Bapst High School.The free practice exam is scheduled for Monday, June 13th from 3 to 7 in the library’s board room.You can RSVP by contacting Hubbard at [email protected]
One man is dead and another in jail after a shooting in Farmington.According to public safety spokesman Steve McCausland, it happened late Tuesday night inside a High Street apartment.23-year-old Andrew Holland of Cape Elizabeth was killed.23-year-old Ryan Ouimet of New Jersey has been charged with Elevated Aggravated Assault in connection to the shooting.Police say it happened around 10:30 Tuesday night.
The Maine Legislature’s budget committee is racing to get work done on a two-year state government spending and tax plan.With leaders looking toward an early June adjournment, the Appropriations Committee is working long hours this week as it tries to reach bipartisan consensus on a $6.1 billion budget for the two years starting July 1.
Final House approval is pending for a bill to provide greater financial oversight of the Maine Turnpike Authority.The bill is in the House following Tuesday’s unanimous approval by the Senate.The turnpike authority came under scrutiny earlier this year after an audit report disclosed excessive and unexplained spending by turnpike officials.A legislative review led to the bill, which requires the turnpike to retain an outside compliance auditor, maintain a system for ongoing internal auditing of the authority’s books and accounts: and to make available a detailed budget of expenditures.It also shortens membership terms for the turnpike board from seven to six years.(The Associated Press)
Clean up efforts continue in Aroostook County where a huge gas spill happened Tuesday afternoon.State environmental officials say a truck hauling fuel rolled over, spilling between 4,000 and 5,000 gallons of gas.It happened on Route 11 in Wallagrass.Foam is being used to control possible explosive vapors from the spill.We’re being told that most of the gasoline made it into the bedrock along the road and as a result, may have seeped into the groundwater.Nearby homeowners have been notified.Fire fighters, State Police, the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, volunteer emergency crews and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection are all on the scene.
Wednesday is a day when you can help Tim Horton’s send kids to camp.The restaurant chain will donate all of its coffee sales Wednesday to the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation.Locally, that means 60 campers from Maine will go to camp this summer.Across the U.S.
The Bangor Police Department is offering a self-defense program for women.The Rape Aggression Defense basic program teaches physical skills and provides crime prevention tips.It’s open to women ages 13 and older.It begins June 14th and ends June 30th.Classes are Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm at the Bangor Police Department.It costs $25.00.To sign up, call Sgt.
A Maine State Trooper was taken to the hospital in Caribou after hitting a moose with his cruiser.It happened early sunday morning on Route 228 in Woodland.Trooper Chuck Michaud was responding to a call to assist another trooper when a moose stepped in front of his vehicle.Michaud sustained minor injuries.
Kids were getting their hands dirty in Downtown Bangor Tuesday.The Bangor Library and members of the Bangor Garden Club teamed up to put on a planting party.Around a dozen kids rolled up their sleeves and got to work potting a couple varieties of flowers, which included pansies and lantanas.The flowers will grace the Children’s Terrace at the library all summer long.Members of the Garden Club hope to not only beautify Bangor, but inspire kids as well.For more information on children’s events going on this summer at the library,call 947- 8336
They’re six friends who’ve been together through the tumultuous years of elementary and middle school.”We’ve had our disagreements,” said eighth grader, Emily Noyes.But that’s to be expected for a group whose extracurricular activities have kept them side by side for the last few years.”We’ve been doing this for so long that it’s like we’re all interconnected we’ve got a whole interlaying network,” said Noyes.Which could be why they all shared the same reaction when they took home first place in Destination Imagination’s global finals.