Food pantries throughout the state got a pretty good boost Monday.Two food pantries in each of Maine’s eight northern-most counties received $500 and a loaf of bread.It’s all part of the 7th annual Share the Bread event.The Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger presented a total of $17,000 to hunger organizations Monday.
A Bucksport man will spend 4-and-a-half years behind bars for stealing firearms from a shop in Orrington.20-year-old Brandon Caparotta was sentenced Monday in a Bangor courtroom.Court records say Caparotta and another man stole nearly a dozen firearms from a dealer in Orrington.Caparotta pleaded guilty in November.
A Belfast man is recovering, after he was hit by a pick up while bicycling Friday night.Police say 21-year old Tyler Gerry was riding along Route One in Belfast, around 8:30 in the evening.The driver of the pick up told police he had just passed a vehicle travelling north, and was merging back into his lane.He says he saw the bike drift into his path.The driver reportedly tried to stop, but was unable to avoid hitting Gerry.Police say the bike rolled some distance.Gerry was first taken to Waldo County Hospital, then life flighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor in fair condition.His family told police he has some bleeding in the brain, but is able to communicate with them.
A duck that has recently called Home Depot’s garden center in Bangor home has flown the coup.The Mallard duck showed up in May and happily sat on her nest about the plants and flowers.But on Saturday, June 4th, workers realized that the bird and her six ducklings were gone.There was one egg was left in the nest, but it was cold.As many as twenty people a day were visiting the store, just to see the ducks.
A Farmington man has died as the result of a car crash in his hometown Sunday night.Police were called to Temple Road around 8 pm.There, they found the driver, 27-year-old Christopher Allen, in critical condition with a slight pulse.The victim was pulled from the vehicle.
The search is over for a Dexter man indicted on arson and terrorizing charges back in January.Early Monday morning, 45-year-old Henry Murdoch IV was taken into police custody at a Waterville hospital.Police say they tried to take Murdoch into custody Friday morning in Dexter.But instead, he reportedly led them on a high speed chase that ended in Saint Albans.Police tactical teams and k-9 units were scoring a section of woods in Saint Albans on Saturday.Henry Murdoch’s twin brother, Donald, says he had his brother’s bail revoked after Murdoch began talking about committing suicide.
Warm weather means a long day for the Nightingale twins.”Well, it’s been busy in parts, and then once everybody gets their ice cream they go back and sit down and then another rush comes,” said Torrie Nightingale.But it’s nothing they can’t handle.According to their mom, Marlene Nightingale, they’ve been scooping ice cream since they were practically toddlers.”Those shirts they have on when they got them when they were four they were like dresses and now they fit.”And they’ve grown into them just as nicely as they’ve grown into the community who turned out to show their support for cancer survivors.”If you’ve ever heard the words, you know, you have cancer, it’s pretty devastating.”And as an employee at CancerCare of Maine, it’s the reason Nightingale got her daughters involved at such a young age.”Getting a cancer diagnosis is not what it used to be where it was a death sentence.
A glass of lemonade is a pretty good way to cool down on a warm summer day.Sunday, you wouldn’t have a hard time finding one.Lemonade Day was celebrated all throughout the state.It’s a nationwide event that gives kids the responsibility of putting together a successful business plan in the form of a lemonade stand.Six year old Emma Haskell and her mom were open for business in Hampden.”I thought it was a great way to learn business skills.
(Associated Press)Police have identified the construction worker who was killed after falling off scaffolding while removing bricks from a building in Auburn.Police say 51-year-old John Ledue of Portland died after falling about 10 feet while working on the former Webster School, which is being converted into residential housing.He was employed by Hascall and Hascall of Portland.The accident remains under investigation.
It’s open water fishing season here in Maine, and this weekend families had a chance to do it for free.Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offered its annual Family Free Fishing Days.Families could hit the water Saturday and Sunday free of charge.Game Warden, Rick Ouellette, says the Department wants to encourage more people to get their fishing license.”Gets the chance for people to get out and enjoy the weekend.