A family of seven in Corinth has lost its home.It was a fire that started in the kitchen of their home on the Cushman Road Wednesday morning.The Corinth Fire Department says Jason and April Jerome lived there with their five children.Right now they’re all staying with a friend.Tammy Michaels, April’s best friend, asked others to help the Jerome family by posting a message on her Facebook page.
A Belfast man was arrested for drunk driving while picking up his children from elementary school.Forty-two-year-old Jason Slaughter was is accused of operating under the influence and was also summoned for possession of pot and for sale and use of drug paraphernalia.Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton says a local probation officer saw Slaughter staggering out of an elementary school as he was picking up his kids.Slaughter was released from the Waldo County Jail on $300 bail Wednesday.He’s expected to appear in court in November.
The University of Maine at Augusta’s dental clinic on the Bangor campus is getting an upgrade.As Meghan Hayward tells us, it’s been a long time coming.The University of Maine Board of Trustees approved a renovation project for the dental clinic on the Bangor campus.
Two men from Skowhegan have been arrested and charged with burglary.Police say 33-year-old Ronney Lang and 46-year-old Harold Parker stole scrap metal from a barn in Athens.The owner of the barn says he caught the two in the act and temporarily detained them.He says he had them unload their truckload of the stolen stuff, then let them go.The owner told police about it, leading to the arrests.
The second of two men charged with setting fire to an abandoned paper mill in Gardiner has admitted to the crime and is going to prison.21-year-old Joshua Lund of Gardiner pleaded guilty to arson Tuesday and was sentenced to a year-and-a-half behind bars.He was also ordered to pay $5,000 restitution.
Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputies say speed may have played a part in a pick up truck that wrecked in Winterport and sent one man to the hospital.Deputies say 61-year-old Michael Jordan of Winterport was heading north on Monroe Road, near the intersection of Route 69 about 11 o’clock this morning.
A hospital in Greenville will be fully re-opened Thursday, one day after they closed a section of the facility following a chemical spill.Officials say a worker at Northwoods Healthcare dropped a bottle of Phenol, or carbolic acid AROUND 2 Wednesday afternoon.Two employees were injured in the incident.One of the workers was treated and released from a local hospital.The other employee received more significant burns and has been transferred to another facility for treatment.Northwoods Healthcare says for safety reasons, appointments were cancelled for the rest of the day Wednesday.They say that at no time was the safety of any patients or other staff in jeopardy.
Heavier trucks may soon be allowed to travel more of the Maine highway all of the time.The president has given the okay to turn a pilot project, which raised the federal truck weight limit in Maine, into a permanent fix.Senator Susan Collins has been pushing hard for the change, which is now tucked in federal funding bill that needs congressional approval.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has put together a time capsule in Augusta.It was placed in the “Soldiers and Sailors Monument” in the West Cemetery of Togus National Cemetery.Recently the monument was restored and workers discovered a time capsule from 1889.
People from all over the state came to Hermon for a safety conference.Folks who attended learned a variety of techniques to help to keep people of all ages safe from injuries.Some who were there work with children and teens, but there were also parents and other caregivers on hand for the workshop.The program is sponsored by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC says in 2008, more than 800 people died from preventable injuries and thousands were hospitalized.For more information on the injury prevention program you check out the website maine.gov and type injury prevention.