Police say someone painted graffiti including “Osama today, Islam tomorrow” and “Go Home” outside the largest mosque in Maine’s largest city following the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.Portland Police Chief James Craig described a brazen incident in which a vandal or vandals used red spray paint outside the Maine Muslim Community Center between 6:30 a.m.
A day after a Maine mother was laid to rest, her mysterious death remains under investigation in New Hampshire.More than 300 people attended Monday’s funeral for 20-year-old Krista Dittmeyer at Lake Region High School in Naples, Maine, whereshe graduated in 2008.Last month Dittmeyer’s car was found idling with its hazard lights on and her 14-month-old daughter inside early on April 23 at a New Hampshire ski area.
It’s decision day for union nurses and Eastern Maine Medical Center administrators.Last week, the two sides came to a tentative, one year agreement on a contract.On Tuesday, the union baragaining team will present that contract to the nurses with a recommendation to ratify.And the E.M.M.C.
Two teens had to be rescued from the Stillwater river after their canoe capsized around 5:00 Monday afternoon.Both Orono and Old Town Fire Departments put boats in the water and brought the teens to shore.No injuries were reported and the teens were taken home by their parents.
On Wednesday, Bangor residents will head to the polls, to decide whether they want a new arena.Folks on both sides of the issue have rallied hard in recent months for their cause.Over the new two days, we’ll bring you a special report, looking at those who want plans to move forward as well as residents opposed to the project.=====It’s hard not to notice the signs around town.”The response from the Bangor business community has been extraordinary,” says Miles Theeman.
With gas prices so high, lots of Mainers might not be roaming very far from home this summer taking typical vacations.Here at TV-5 , we have some suggestions for getting away without breaking the bank…featuring what we call “State-Cations” every Friday this month Today, we go on a quest to find some of the best spots for Maine made ice cream.The words Maine and ice cream conjure up thoughts of a certain place in particular.I packed my spoon and headed to the Gifford’s plant in Skowhegan to see what all the fuss is about.”In my opinion and a lot of other folks opinion, Giffords is hard to beat.”Giffords has been churning out tubs of the cool treat since 1980.”it wasn’t easy when they first started so they’ve come a long way and they worked their butts off to get here.”But it isn’t just Mainers who love Giffords.
Three people have been taken to the hospital after a two car collision on Outer Hammond Street in Bangor.It happened around 2 o’clock Monday afternoon.Officials are currently reconstructing the accident scene.We’re told both vehicles sustained major damage, but officials say the passengers seem to have only minor injuries.
Armand, a recovering addict, says substance abuse treatment gave him a second chance at life.Very grateful, happy to be alive to have a chance and know that recovery is possible.He attended the 6th Annual University of Maine Geriatric Colloquium this year’s conference focused on an issue not easily seen by the public substance abuse in seniors.Event organizer Lenard Kaye says 17 to 20 percent of older adults experience a substance abuse problem sometime in their lives one of the big issues among elderly individuals is between mis-use and abuse.”So many older adults take 4 and 8 and 12 and up to 20 prescription drugs a day so it’s easy to mismanage them,”Presenter Mark Publicker says dramatic lifestyle changes such as retirement and the death of a loved one can lead older men and women to prescription drugs and alcohol.”All addiction effects the way the brain thinks but in particular with older people that effect is more damaging.”Despite the fact that substance abuse is the highest among young adults, organizers say it’s rising among the elderly, but for people like Armand it knows no age.
Authorities have confirmed that a young man in Dover-Foxcroft was shot and killed Sunday night by his older brother.The call came in around 6:30 from the French Road.State Police say 20-year-old Ryan Mayo was shot outside his home.His brother, 22-year-old Steven Mayo lives next door and police say he has been interviewed by detectives and has cooperated with the investigation.No decision has been made on any charges as police continue to investigate the circumstances of the shooting.Mayo’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for an autopsy.
Sunday night, the Nation watched as information came from the White House about the death of Osama Bin Laden.That news triggered an outpouring of celebration and relief around the country, especially in New York City at Ground Zero.Senator Susan Collins was called a little after ten pm and told to call into the White House Situation Room.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, was formed in July 1958.In that time, it has launched more than 100 manned missions into space.The next to last Space Shuttle flight is now scheduled to go into orbit Sunday.There are many ties between this program and the state of Maine.
Acadia Hospital in Bangor wants to help parents know what to do when their children are anxious.The hospital’s hosting a free presentation called “When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries”.It’s part of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness week.The presentation is Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m.It’s open to parents, teachers and others who work with children.You can pre-register for the event by calling 973-6119.