An exciting Tuesday morning for two students at the Glenburn School.They took two of the top three spots in a state-wide poster contest.Students at the Glenburn School are winning at Tar Wars.It’s a tobacco-free education program for fourth and fifth graders.This year two state winners in the poster contest are from the Glenburn School.” We were very excited to be notified that we had two winners and we have one that’s going to the national competition,” said Tammy Campbell, the school nurse.Fourth grader Olivia Sharrow took top honors for her poster.” I decided to do tobacco free is the way to be.
A Winslow woman shot and killed by her husband made a 911 call just before she died last Monday.But police were delayed when a dispatcher sent them to the wrong address.Police say thirty year old Sarah Gordon called for help from a cell phone.Cell calls are answered at the state police call center in Augusta.The information taken there was transferred to a Waterville call center, which then dispatched police in winslow to the wrong street.Nathaniel gordon, who later killed himself, shot his wife outside their home on Marie Street.But police went to Murray Lane instead.”The dispatcher from Waterville sent us to number four Murray Lane, and that’s where the officers responded.
The man who police say shot and killed his family in Dexter Monday before killing himself was scheduled to be tried on charges related to a different incident.Steven Lake was out on a bail order that prohibited contact with his family.According to District Attorney Christopher Almy, Lake was set to go to trial this July.
Federal regulators are proposing new protections for the Gulf of Maine sturgeon population until a decision is made whether to list the fish as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday it is proposing banning the taking of any sturgeon except for scientific research, assisting stranded fish and salvage purposes while officials consider a proposal listing the population as threatened.
Maine regulators are warning consumers about a scam involving a company that’s offering consumer loans by phone and over the Internet.The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection says a company using the name North Lake Equity Group has been telephoning consumers in several states offering personal loans if the customers make several payments in advance.Bureau officials say the company representative claims the business is located on Sanford Road in Wells, but that a check reveals the address is fictitious.
Department of Corrections’ officials say six workers have been laid off at the Maine State Prison.Associate Commissioner Jody Breton said a deputy warden, four captains and a staff development specialist were let go last Friday from the state’s maximum-security prison, in Warren.The job cuts were reportedly part of the department’s efforts to keep staffing levels consistent across all Corrections Department facilities.(The Associated Press)
The Ohio Street death is the second suspicious death in Bangor in the last week.Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened to a man whose body was found on Fourth Street on Thursday.An autopsy done in Augusta friday did not pinpoint what killed him.Bangor police found the man outside an apartment building.The medical examiner’s office plans to do more tests to figure out what happened.Police say they’ll release the man’s identity after his family has been notified.
A man from Houlton who is now a Broadway star has plenty to be happy about.Lewis Cleale is currently in the cast of the hit musical, “The Book of Mormon.”The musical satire about religion won big at the 65th Annual Tony Awards Sunday night, earning nine awards including Best Musical.The show is written by the creators of “south park.”It was nominated for fourteen Tonys.
A prominent local family has come up big for Manna Ministries.Executive Director Bill Rae says the family has offered Manna a $50,000 grant if the organization can match it.The funds will be used to provide food and shelter for folks in need.So far, Manna has raised $28,000 of the $50,000 it needs to match the gift.If you’d like to help, contact Bill Rae at 990-2870.
Two men are under arrest after an apparent road rage incident on the highway in Bangor.29-year-old Robert Dellairo of Bangor is charged with assault, aggravated reckless conduct and resisting arrest.21-year-old Anthony Landry of Levant is charged with assault.State police received the call about the men around 7 p.m.
By signing a plaque, members of the medical community have made a pledge to improve the quality of medical care for all patients.The US Department of Health and Human Services introduced “Partnership for Patients.” The initiative brings together the community along with providers and leaders to invest in patient safety.”Errors in patient care and not preventing potentially preventable complications is a problem in every American hospital,” said Dr.