Two people who fell into the chilly waters of Sennebec Lake in Union, are safe thanks to the extraordinary efforts of law enforcement agencies.The call for help came in at around 5 Tuesday evening from a person on shore who heard the two victims yelling for help after their sailboat capsized.A number of agencies were called in to help in the rescue, including fire fighters from Union and Appleton.We’re told a State Police trooper found a canoe and rowed out, while a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy used his own boat to help.The two people were “cold and wet” but otherwise okay, according to local officials.
The Kenduskeag Stream has a few more fish in it now.That’s because kids from the All Saints Catholic School in Bangor held their annual Salmon Release Tuesday.It was a great day for a barbecue, but this gathering along the Kenduskeag Stream in Bangor was about something much more important.”We’re going to drop the salmon into the water.”This is the 4th year students from the All Saints School have made an event out of dropping salmon frye into the stream.
Two people were arrested this morning after a high-speed chase with Rockland police.18-year-old Gabriel Grover of Rockland is charged with eluding an officer, operating under the influence of drugs, driving to endanger, criminal speeding and unauthorized use of a vehicle.Police say they tried to pull Grover over in Rockland around six this morning but he took off.
Summer is rapidly closing in.And that has a lot of folks using tanning beds to get a head start on swimsuit season.But before you hit the tanning bed, there are some things you should know about the light bulbs used to tan you, and the dangers they pose.Meghan Hayward has more on the consequences of using tanning beds.For years tanning has been seen as a form of relaxation and even a confidence booster.But we are now finding out, that golden glow might not be worth the dangers that could follow.Indoor tanning is a 5 billion dollar industry according to the Indoor Tanning Association.Which also says there are about 30 million people who use tanning beds yearly.”People feel like it helps their appearance and sometimes make them feel more comfortable and self-confident.”The American Academy of Dermatology says tan skin is often believed to be a sign of good health.But that isn’t the case.”There has to be damage to DNA to develop tanning.
Police in Pittsfield say a driver who’d fallen asleep at the wheel drove his car into a 123 year old victorian home, taking out two walls and a porch.Homeowner Peter Hartel says it was a little after one when he and his wife came downstairs and found a car in their living room.Hartel says the room was filled with insulation flying around.He says they wanted to help the person inside the vehicle but noticed there were wires hanging on top of the car and they were concerned someone would get electrocuted.The driver, 42 year old Kenneth Curtis of Newport, cut his head and was taken to a local hospital.
A company from out of state is showing interest in the former Moosehead Manufacturing plant in Dover-Foxcroft.It’s been vacant for three years.The town took ownership of the four-story building after the plant shut down.Selectmen have given a development group from Missouri a one-year option to buy it.The current plans call for a mix of retail and office space, light manufacturing and housing, with a minimum investment of nearly $5,000,000 over four years.
Three Belfast High School students are still hospitalized after a car crash several nights ago.Police say a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds were in a car that left the Back Searsport Road and hit a tree shortly after eight Friday night.We’re told the 16-year-old had the most severe injuries.Police believe the car the teens were in crested a hill and saw a vehicle in their lane coming at them.
More information is coming to light regarding a fatal car crash in Trenton over the weekend.Authorities say two of the victims were well-known activists on behalf of undocumented students.The victims were 26-year-old Cinthya Nathalie Felix Perez and 27-year-old Tam Ngoc Tran, both from Southern California.They were passengers in a car driven by 28-year-old Heather Lee of Rhode Island when the car struck a pick-up truck head-on.Felix Perez was reportedly the first undocumented student to attend Columbia’s Mailman School of public health.
A man was hospitalized after an explosion in Hermon on Monday.It happened at Central Maine Auto Auction on Concord Drive.We’re told a 32-year-old man was working on the cab of a dump truck, when something he was spraying caused the explosion.There has been no word yet how severe his burns are.Fire crews also responded to the scene, but say there was no fire to put out.