Firefighters received a call at about 3:30 p.m. that the Anson plant, a former woodworking plant, was burning down.
Anson, Norridgewock, Solon, and Skowhegan fire departments assisted Madison firefighters with the blaze. An excavator was brought in to knock down walls of the building.
Witnesses saw 31-year-old Michael Woodbury of Windham walking along some railroad tracks.
He fit the description of the gunman in a multiple shooting at a store in Conway, New Hampshire, so they called police, and Woodbury was quickly taken into custody.
Joseph Massey has taken over the department from former police chief John Morris, who retired recently.
Massey has worked in Waterville for more than 20 years, beginning as a patrol officer and moving up through the ranks to deputy chief.
The Waldo county sheriff’s office tells us that Anne Witham’s BMW was traveling East on Route 3 when it left the road and hit a driveway embankment.
The car was launched into the air, hitting two parked cars and a utility pole before landing in a ditch.
Cameras at the Ellsworth Wal*Mart caught four people on video.
Police say the suspects entered the store two minutes apart and spread out around the store.
The four are accused of filling duffle bags with almost three thousand dollars worth of merchandise ranging from computer equipment and cameras to clothing and pregnancy tests.
Maine is in the international spotlight this weekend.
President George W. Bush is at the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, awaiting the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The meeting between the two leaders is aimed at easing tensions between Russia and the U.S.
All the chaos in Kennebunkport means lots of traffic there this weekend…but it seems travellers are out in force all over the state this week.
UMaine tourism experts say we can expect heavy travel on the turnpike this week, as the fourth of July holiday nears.
According to authorities, 45-year-old Albert Foss of Palermo went out riding with a couple of friends Sunday evening near the Hostile Valley Road in Palermo.
The three were on the Log Cabin Road at around 6pm, when Foss’s friends noticed that Foss was no longer following. They turned around to look for their friend, and found that he had crashed a little ways back on the road.
One of the state’s oldest registered Maine guides passed away this weekend.
Wilmot ":Wiggie": Robinson died Friday at the age of 85.
Robinson was a legendary outdoorsman who wrote a column for the North Woods Sporting Journal, and several other newspapers.
The ":State of Maine": is back home in castine.
The Maine Maritime Academy’s training vessel returned Saturday night after a two-month cruise to southern and eastern Europe
More than 200 students and 55 crew members took part in the voyage.
A man from Rockport has been killed in a car accident in Canada.
It happened on route one near Moncton Friday afternoon.
The man and his family were travelling to a wedding in Nova Scotia.
Maine State Police are out in force this holiday weekend, trying to prevent any more fatal crashes.
Troopers are keeping an eye on things from the air and from the ground, looking for dangerous, aggressive and drunk drivers.
While Russian President Vladimir Putin visits President Bush in Kennebunkport, demonstrators plan to
attack his policies in Chechnya. But Maine Distilleries plans to
welcome him with bottles of vodka.
The C-E-O of the Freeport-based distillery delivered eight
A man from Waterville died after his motorcycle hit a moose.
It happened Friday on the Interstate in Pittsfield.
Troopers say 61-year old Ronald Eyrum was traveling orth when the moose walked into the road from the median…directly into the path of Eyrum’s motorcycle.
(AP) – 30-year-old Kirby Williams Jr. was sentenced Friday to four years in prison with all but nine months suspended for sexual abuse of a minor.
Williams’ father, 54-year-old Kirby Williams Senior, also was charged with sexually abusing the same girl. But those charges were dropped after the elder Williams was convicted in January of sexually abusing a different female family member.
(WABI) – Sargeant House, whose parents live in Lee, will be flown to Bangor International Airport Saturday morning.
The body will be escorted by fire and police to Lincoln. According the Lincoln Fire Chief, if anyone would like to pay their respects, he estimates that the precession will go through town sometime around 10:30 PM.
(WABI) – 19-year-old Nathan Price pleaded guilty to two charges of arson and one charge each of attempted arson and criminal mischief.
Price was arrested in December for torching a car and an abandoned mobile home.
The money will pay for 500 tickets, which will go to disadvantaged families for the Magic of Christmas event in December.
The concerts will be held at the Bangor Auditorium will replace the traditional Nutcracker performances at the Maine Center for the Arts in Orono.