Fire officials say there is too much damage to the Emery Lee and Sons Cement Plant to determine a cause.The East Millinocket family business went up in flames Friday.Officials say the back of the building was already on fire by the time they got on scene.
FAA Officials are investigating a plane crash in Belfast.The pilot decided to try an emergency landing on Route 52 Tuesday night.Authorities say flight instructor, 31-year-old Nathan Jordan, and a 17-year-old student were enroute from Bar Harbor to Portland when the Cessna developed engine and electrical problems.We’re told Jordan took over for the student with the intention of landing at Belfast Municipal Airport.He fell short and touched down on Route 52 instead.Belfast Police Chief, Mike McFadden says it attracted several spectators.”There were some people that were curious.
While many are happy with the summer-like weather, gardening experts worry it could push things along too fast.They fear everything will start to blossom and then be hit with a frost.They say it’s a great time to do some spring pruning and soil testing.
Greyhound is pulling out of the Bangor bus terminal.A manager at the Bangor depot says they got a letter in the mail Tuesday from Greyhound in Dallas, Texas, notifying them April 15th would be the last day at the Main Street location.Greyhound has used that terminal for more than sixty years.
A jury in Dover-Foxcroft has found a woman from Brownville guilty of giving marijuana and alcohol to her daughter’s 13-year-old friends.37-year-old Tanya Donnelly was convicted on seven counts Wednesday afternoon, including aggravated furnishing of marijuana, furnishing of alcohol to minors and endangering the welfare of a child.Donnelly took the stand Wednesday, along with her daughter, to deny the charges.
A man from New York arrested on drug charges in Somerset County made his first court appearance Wednesday.Police say Donald Banks, 25, is believed to have brought drugs into the Skowhegan-Waterville area.Police arrested Banks Tuesday night after they say they found oxycodone and crack cocaine on Banks as he was getting out of a taxi on East Front Street in Skowhegan.Banks is charged with possessing and selling oxycodone and crack.
Legislation seeking $300,000 in money from the state of Maine for an east-west highway feasibility study is moving forward, with a change that makes the developer pay back the cost of the study if the highway is built.The House and Senate have already approved a bill calling for a feasibility costing $300,000 in state highway funds.
A Northport man who rescued a neighbor from her burning home has been named one of this year’s Carnegie heroes.Jason Thurston was named the Carnegie Medal recipient on Wednesday for rescuing his 71-year-old neighbor in December 2010.The award is given by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission to people who have risked their lives while saving or trying to save others.
A Burnham man is behind bars, accused of holding his wife and three children hostage Monday morning.Shawn Sigston, 40, is charged with domestic assault, domestic criminal threatening, domestic terrorizing and kidnapping.Authorities were called to North Horseback Road around 5 a.m.
The mother of two Rumford toddlers who fell about 16 feet out of second-floor window of their home says neither child suffered any serious injuries.Angela Malchisky tells the Sun Journal that other than a few scratches from the icy snow bank they landed on, 3-year-old Madison and 2-year-old Aiden were doing fine Tuesday evening.She says both children are autistic.Malchisky said she put the children down for a nap at about 3:30 p.m.
A 37-year-old Brownville woman has gone on trial for allegedly giving marijuana and alcohol to her daughter’s 13- and 14-year-old friends.Tanya Donnelly is being tried on charges including aggravated unlawful furnishing of marijuana, furnishing of alcohol to minors, and endangering the welfare of a child.The Bangor Daily News reports that the girls testified in Piscataquis County Superior Court on Tuesday that they were attending a birthday party last March when Donnelly talked them into walking to her house, where three of the girls smoked marijuana.
Maine state officials say an internationally recognized bicycle touring organization is planning a big tour in Maine next year.The Department of Economic and Community Development says VDelo QuDebec DEvDenements is headed to Maine in August 2013 to host a grand tour of about 2,000 participants traveling more than 600 miles by bicycle over a seven-day period.Every year the group selects a new destination and this will be the first in Maine.