Students from John Bapst took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to do some cleaning.The Student Environment Action Club and the John Bapst football team pitched in to help pick up trash around the school.It’s an event that takes place twice a year, as a way for the school to give back to the community.Organizers say the clean up makes a big impact.” Since we started doing this I think there is a lot less trash that accumulates throughout the year and so I think there is a big differences,” said Chris Packard, a faculty advisor for SEAC.
Two brothers from Orneville are in trouble with the law after authorities say they conducted drug raids at both of their homes.46-year old Bradley Stone and his 49-year old brother, Michael, are both charged with manufacturing marijuana.Both brothers live on the Lyford Road.Authorities say they found a well-traveled trail leading from both the men’s homes, to an area where numerous marijuana plants were found.Michael Stone is also charged with possession of firearms by an unlawful user of controlled substances.A relative, 25-year old Shane Stone was arrested on a warrant.A fourth person, Lisa Gray was also taken into custody as a result of the drug raid.
The Madison planning board met Tuesday to discuss the proposed site plans of building that would house a gentlemen’s club in the town.Shannon and Ernest George put in an application for the building and Douglas Denico, chairman of the planning board, says the George’s must get plans drawn up and then they will proceed with the site review.Denico says the planning board has nothing to do with the obscenity ordinance.
The coast guard says waters leading to a proposed liquefied natural gas facility in Calais are suitable for LNG vessels.The coast guard said it is recommending to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that waterways associated with Calais LNG’s proposal for a $1 billion facility are suitable for the project.Calais LNG hopes to develop a 330-acre site, but has yet to submit a completed application for the project to the Maine Bureau of Environmental Protection.
A woman who killed a man on Christmas Eve last year has been found not criminally responsible by reason of insanity.Today, 46-year old Karen McCaul, formerly of Skowhegan, was ordered to the custody of DHHS.The state and defense agreed to a plea deal that commits McCaul to Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta for an indefinite length of time.63-year old Richard Howe was stabbed to death in McCaul’s apartment.He was a volunteer driver for a local community action program where McCaul had been a client.
Emergency Hazmat teams were sent to Sidney Tuesday.An employee of Conway Freight was unloading a truck when officials say he noticed a chemical leak in one of the containers in the rig.Authorities say the worker had an asthma attack – it’s unclear if the attack was chemically induced.
One person was taken to the hospital late Tuesday afternoon after a three vehicle crash in Orrington.It happened just before 5 o’clock on Route 15.According to Deputy Chad Young with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, 37-year-old Heather Godin was driving her car on the wrong side of the road when the crash took place.” A vehicle was on the wrong side of the road, it struck a second vehicle head-on and then went in between another vehicle, just nicking that one off the road on to the wrong side,” said Chad Young, Deputy with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.Godin’s car ended up in the front yard of a nearby home.She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.The other two people involved in the crash, 26-year-old Jessica Bell and 25-year-old Breanne McPherson, were not injured.All three women were wearing their seatbelts.The crash is under investigation.
Facebook is known for reconnecting old friends, but a Glenburn man used the website to reconnect with his daughter after 14 years apart.”I had my hand on my mouse and I was like, ooohhh, and when I clicked it I cried.”Thomas Wright couldn’t believe it when he found his daughter on Facebook.The last time he saw Kimberly, she was six years old.It was before her mother put her up for adoption.”I was kind of shocked and I was trying to find out where Kimberly was and I was making no headway.”Wright continued his efforts for the next fourteen years, contacting numerous resources like the state department and checking out dozens of websites.Meanwhile, Kimberly says she was growing up without a stable home life, being tossed from place to place.”When I turned 18, I decided I had enough of it,” she said.But that was all about to change.
Route 69 in Carmel was shut down for hours as crews mopped up a structure fire.The fire broke out at a three unit apartment building on Hampden Road.There was only one person home at the time of the fire, she told us she heard the fire alarms go off and when she opened the door she saw smoke.That’s when she called 911.Four dogs and one cats were retrieved from the building, but there is still one dog unaccounted for.