A house fire in Augusta that started in a
hot plate is blamed for the death of the 82-year-old woman who
lived alone in the dwelling.
Fire officials said Margaret Rivers died Friday of smoke
The department’s food security report covering the period between 2005 and 2007 indicates there were statistically significant increases in Delaware, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada and West Virginia. The largest increases were observed in Maine and Minnesota.
Roasted Beet &: Sweet Potato Platter
6 each white &: orange sweet potatoes
Sea Salt &: pepper
Blue cheese crumbled or feta or Gorgonzola
Roasted pecans or walnuts or almonds
The woman has not been identified by officials, but a Central Maine newspaper is reporting the home located on Porter Street belongs to Margaret Rivers.
Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland tells us that firefighters responded to the home earlier Friday.
Late Thursday, following three days of deliberations, the federal jury found Robert Newell guilty on 29 of the 30 counts he was facing.
Business manager James Parisi Junior was found guilty on 11 of the 21 counts against him.
A jury found 65-year-old Robert Newell, former Indian Township governor, guilty of 29 of the 30 counts against him.
47-year-old James Parisi Jr. was convicted on 11 of 21 counts.
The jury in Bangor deliberated more than 24-hours, over three days.
That is the verdict Friday in the case of a man accused of raping and murdering a Bangor woman.
Testimony concluded Thursday in Ashton Moore’s jury-waived murder trial.
Prosecutors say he sexually assaulted Christina Simonin before beating her to death in March of 2007.
Thirty-one-year-old Tina Mason of East Machias was sentenced Friday in Washington County Superior Court. She was also given two suspended sentences of 11 months in jail.
Prosecutors say Mason, her husband and their two children were friends with the victim’s family.
The Kennebec County Sheriff’s office says it’s all thanks to a joint effort of the major crimes task force.
Travis Scott Barrett of Augusta, Kenneth Mitchell of Waterville, and Christopher Reed, also of Waterville, are all accused of the burglaries.
President Don Zillman says the $2 million project underscores the willingness of UMPI to take a leadership role in making campus wind power a reality.
General contractor Lumus Construction will install the 600-killowatt wind turbine, which is expected to be producing clean energy by late spring.
THE FEELING IS THAT LAST YEAR WAS MORE LIKE A BUMP IN THE ROAD THAN A SPIRAL DOWNWARD…..
TONIGHT WE’LL GET THE THOUGHTS OF THE FOUR SENIORS ON THIS YEARS TEAM… ONE YEAR AFTER THE BLACK BEARS HAD THEIR WORST SEASON IN 21 YEARS…..
If we believe in it, things can happen.
I think its achievable if we continue to get better through the course of the year.
One year after finishing 9th in the league, they’re already talking about getting back to the NCAA playoffs. Why not… They’re now 6-3 and earlier this month beat BC, the number two team in the country.
It’s a big confidence booster but at the same time if we don’t capitalize on it we’re taking another step backward.
I don’t think anyone is arrogant enough to believe we can just show up and beat teams not a lot of super stars but a few games like BC and by the end of the year we can be there with them.
The history here is astounding…. 11 trips to the Frozen Four in the last 21 years. These seniors have been there twice.
We try to motivate the younger kids that every day counts we want to get back there as soon as possible they want to too.
To excell this year they’ll need those new guys …. Freshman and sophomores, make up 70 percent of the team
I think any year can be a great year. This year the comradery is great it doesn’t matter how long you’ve played with guys, its how good the group feels together.
The group of hockey east coaches, in the preseason poll, thought Maine would finish next to last again this year. It seems as though UMaine tradition might keep that from happening.
That’s why this year we want to show the fans we want to turn it around. Its really important to turn around after that tough year right away.
In part one of her series of reports on the topic of adoption in Maine, Joy Hollowell introduces us to a family whose adopted several children featured on our bi-monthly Thursday’s Child segments.
Warden Sgt. Chris Simmons got quite a kick out of seeing her gut a deer and take down a tree stand, but now, the tables have turned…and Simmons has to play reporter for a day.
Here’s Part 2 of ":Take This Job and Love It.": VERBATIM OF PKG: THE WARDEN-TURNED-REPORTER STARTED THE DAY BRIGHT AND EARLY, GETTING HIS ASSIGNMENT FROM THE DESK… ":there was a little boy who was shot by a high-powered pellet gun and it happened in Skowhegan.": ":think you can handle it Yeah, not a problem.": WE HEAD TO SKOWHEGAN TO TRY AND PULL TOGETHER THE STORY…
FIRST STOP…THE POLICE DEPARTMENT… THE CHIEF AND DEPUTY CHIEF ARE BOTH OUT…THAT MEANS NO INTERVIEW. SO FAR, REPORTER SIMMONS IS 0-FOR-1.
":alright, so PD, no luck No luck at the PD. We’re going to head up to the trailer park, see if we can find where it all took place.":
FIRST A QUICK DETOUR TO THE JAIL…
":goin’ to get a mugshot. You hope. We hope. If that doesn’t work, we’re just going to go to the park and start talkin’. But then you don’t have a picture of the guy. That’s a problem. We’ll figure that out.":
LUCKY FOR HIM, THE JAIL GAVE OUT THE MUGSHOT…BUT SIMMONS STILL DOESN’T HAVE ANY INTERVIEWS…
IT’S NOT LOOKING GOOD…UNTIL WE HEAD TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THE INCIDENT HAPPENED.
SIMMONS MANAGES TO CONVINCE A NEIGHBOR TO DO AN INTERVIEW.
Right now, there are more than 150 Maine children hoping to be adopted. We show you the process of being a foster family to a forever family. ":on my gosh, I’m so excited (laughs) I’m holding myself still.":
In the first part of her special report, ":Take This Job and Love It,": she heads out into the woods to become a Maine Game Warden for a day.
":Alright, Amy, as you know, typical day in deer season…we could be getting into anything, so I’m deputizing you now with the coat. this is official this is official.":
Once the badge was on, the calls started coming in…
we first get a report of a dead deer and deer parts left on an ATV trail…
":You’re going to go in and help me find it and you’re going to dig through it and try to figure out whether it was legal or not. Through the parts Through the parts. How’s that sound Oh, that sounds great! Let’s go.":
":see the crow That’s usually a pretty good indication that something’s dead somewhere.": ":start digging. Tell me you have gloves. Gloves We…do not have them. You’ve got two hands. There you go. Seriously Seriously.":
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I DID IT…BUT NOT WITHOUT A LITTLE PROTESTING…
":just start rolling it over. Oh, no! Dig through it. I didn’t sign up for this! Yeah you did.":
":the best place to look is right in the rib cage for a bullet hole. Oh, hello…big one right there. Ok, so it was shot.":
WE EVENTUALLY FOUND SOME SHRAPNEL…WE BAGGED IT AND SOME OTHER EVIDENCE AS PART OF THE INVESTIGATION…
THEN I HIT THE HAND SANITIZER…HARD. ":I’m glad I have this. But I did it! I did it.": OUR SECOND CALL WAS A LITTLE EASIER… WE HAD TO TAKE DOWN AN ILLEGAL TREE STAND…THE PERSON USING IT HAD BEEN TRESPASSING…AND BAITING DEER…FROM THERE, IT WAS ON TO THE LOCAL TAGGING STATION, TO INSPECT THE BOOKS…
The driver of a pickup truck crossed the center line and collided with a dump truck around 12:15 Thursday.
The driver of the pickup truck was killed instantly, and has not been identified at this time.
Jurors continue to comb over evidence in the case of a former Passamaquoddy tribal governor and an ex-business manager accused of misusing more than$1.5 millionin federal money.
The jury in Bangor spent all of Wednesday deliberating the case of Robert Newell, the former Indian Township governor, and James Parisi Junior.
They that a man entered the bank at about 9am and demanded money.
Police arrived in seconds, but the robber had already fled.
Witnesses descriptions say the person is male, 5′ 8":, weighing approximately 160 lbs., and wearing a black mask, light colored sweatshirt, tan jacket, and tan work boots.
Both are accused of mis-using more than $1.5 million in federal money.
The jury began deliberating late Tuesday afternoon in the case of Robert Newell, the former Indian Township governor, and James Parisi, Junior.
The order is aimed at closing a budget shortfall of about $150,000,000 through the end of June.
The governor had ordered agencies to prepare for a 10% decrease in funds. And things aren’t looking better for the future either.