The fire that destroyed the Big Apple Citgo gas station in Corinna last week was likely caused by an electrial problem, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.Investigators say it appears the fire began in the space between the first and second floors.A passer-by saw smoke coming from the back of the building, and went in to tell the folks in the store.The manager, a worker, and two customers were inside at the time, and all got out safely.
The Maine State Employees Association is giving its endorsement to Democrat Libby Mitchell in November’s gubernatorial election.The association, which represents more than 12,000 state employees, announced on Monday that its board voted Friday to give the nod to Mitchell.The president of the M.S.E.A.
Maine’s former top drug cop has been found guilty of thirteen counts of child pornography.A judge in Portland returned that verdict Monday afternoon against 48-year-old James Cameron of Hallowell.He was found guilty of receiving, sending and possessing child porn.State Police began the investigation in December 2007.Cameron served as an Assistant Attorney General until the Spring of 2008.
Folks can hop on their motorcycles this Sunday and ride for a good cause.It’s the first annual Torch Ride, benefiting Special Olympics.The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is putting on the event.Registration starts at 8 am at the Sheriff’s Office and the ride kicks-off at 9:30.The registration fee is 25-dollars and 15-dollars per passenger.Registration forms are available at the Sheriff’s Office or at Coastal Hobbies in Rockport.Bikers will start in Rockland and head to Ellsworth and back to the Owls Head Transportation Museum to end the day with a BBQ.
A Bangor man is still in jail after being arrested early Sunday morning.Robert Hoop, 39, was charged with a Class C Felony of Criminal Threatening.Around one am Hoop was reportedly creating a lot of noise in the hallway of his apartment building on Ohio Street.The neighbors came out to see what was going on and they say Hoop pulled out a knife and threatened them with it.That is when police were called to the scene.According to Bangor Police, hoop was arrested and they found a jackknife and a large machete.Both weapons were taken into evidence.
One week before the student body will be on campus to start taking classes at Umaine, the faculty and staff were welcoming in the largest ever open house on the campus.And the event has turned into just that, an event.”Welcome to UMaine””We’ve taken it outside,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Robert Dana.
A Jay woman will spend six months behind bars, for killing her husband last year in a drunk driving crash.51-year old Barbara Benoit was sentenced last Friday for manslaughter, a charge she insisted on pleading guilty to.Police say Benoit was driving drunk when she crashed her car into a guard rail in July of 2009, killing Peter Benoit.Benoit then drove the car home after the crash, and called 911.Prosecutors said they were willing to plea down to a lesser charge of aggravated OUI, but Benoit said she would only agree to manslaughter charges, saying that’s what she felt she deserved.Benoit is serving her sentence at the Somerset County jail.
Earlier this month, the Bangor City Council gave the thumbs up for a dog park behind Geaghan’s restaurant.It’s something a group of local dog owners has been working on for close to a year now.Joy Hollowell brings us up to date on plans for the park as well as the concerns some have about such a facility.======A year ago, Joe Knox and his family adopted Ava from the Bangor Humane Society.