Maine Democrats are criticizing Governor Paul LePage for taking a weeklong trip to Jamaica while the legislative session is in its final weeks.Democrats say the governor leaves Wednesday for vacation – his second trip to Jamaica during a legislative session.
Police have released the findings of their investigation into the September accident in Mars Hill that left 51-year-old Nathan York of Medway dead.According to police, a pick-up truck driven by 51-year-old William Barton of Mars Hill collided head on with a station wagon driven by 21-year-old Jerome York of Medway.Jerome York and Barton were transported to a local hospital where both men were treated and released.Nathan York was declared dead on the scene.After the investigation, police arrested Barton for operating under the influence and possession of methamphetamine.
A part of Route 1 was shut down for a little while Tuesday night after two cars collided in Littleton.Police say Sheri Pryor of Monticello was pulling out of a driveway when her car was struck by another car being driven by Taylor Hartley of Caribou.A passenger in Hartley’s car went to the hospital…no word on that person’s condition.Both cars were totaled in the accident.
Ticks were the topic of discussion at the Community School in Brewer Tuesday night.With the warmer weather, the tiny bugs become active and can cause a lot of problems…including lyme disease.Doctors at the tick talk went over symptoms of lyme disease, as well as how to properly remove a tick if you find one on your body.Dr.
Before jurors found 24-year-old Lynn Crossman guilty of assaulting her infant son they heard her side of the story, which painted a much different picture of what happened on November 6th 2010.”We believe her story has been consistent the whole time,” said Defense Attorney Steve Smith.Crossman testified she smacked her son after he kicked his brother in the face days before.But an Orono police officer testified Monday that Crossman admitted to hitting her son on November 6th because she was having an argument with her parents on the phone and he wouldn’t stop crying.The child suffered a broken leg.”She told us, she told Detective Whitehouse, she told Karen Dawson back on November 6th, 2010, that she hit that child the morning of November 6th, 2010,” said Assistant District Attorney Alice Clifford who prosecuted the case.Crossman said she did not recall any of that.Smith says caregivers who looked after crossman’s son should have been called to the stand.”There were two witnesses who were caring for this child in the two days prior while my client was at work, full time at work and the state never bothered to interview those folks.
Because excavators were used to help battle a house fire in Lamoine Monday, fire investigators say that caused too much damage to figure out a cause.About fifty firefighters battled the blaze.It broke out around eight in the morning on Douglas Highway.Crews arrived to find the house in flames.Lamoine’s Assistant Fire Chief told us since it was an old house, that added to the difficulty of fighting the fire.No one was hurt and fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to a garage.
Two toddlers from Rumford survived a fall out of a second-story window.It happened Monday afternoon at a home on Cumberland Street.Rumford Police Chief Stacy Carter says a neighbor noticed the children, a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, had fallen.They landed on frozen ground and suffered minor injuries.Chief Carter says the window didn’t have a screen.Police say the children’s parents thought the children were sleeping when the accident happened.The investigation continues.
A judge has ordered a convicted sex offender from Hampden to stay in jail.Walter Mosher, 64, was in a federal courtroom Tuesday for a detention hearing.He’s accused of having pictures and video of child porn on his computer.Mosher is expected to be back in court sometime in May.
The Director of the Maine State Housing Authority has resigned.Dale McCormick held that job for seven years.Tuesday she said she reluctantly resigned but it was for the good of the agency, which she says has been subjected to a systematic attack that has brought its work almost to a halt.Peter Merrill will serve as acting director.McCormick is a democrat and former state senator.She says the republican-led housing authority board is taking the agency in a new direction.
The Hammond Street Senior Center got a boost to their budget Tuesday.A big donation was presented to the organization.FairPoint Communications presented a $2500 dollar check to the center Tuesday morning.That money will be used to help keep the senior center up and running.If you’d like to help out the center, you can check out their website at Your text to link…or mail a check to the center at 2 Hammond Street, Bangor, 04401.
A film created by teenagers, about teenagers dealing with depression and anxiety makes its premiere Wednesday, March 21st at Husson University.”The Road Back” also stars local high school students.Their goal — to help other teenagers who struggling with difficult issues know they’re not alone.As one of the lead actors in the film, “The Road Back”, Hermon High school senior Natalie Johnson can relate to dealing with teenage depression.
A mysterious illness that’s killed millions of bats in the United States has made its way to Downeast Maine.The National Park Service says white-nose syndrome has been detected in bats at Acadia National Park.The name of the disease comes from the fact that bats with it have white fungus on their muzzles.It’s harmless to humans but deadly to bats, which play a big role in healthy ecosystems by eating mosquitoes and other biting insects.