The brother of Camden Hughes, the young boy found dead on a road in South Berwick, says his mother still won’t explain her motivation..Prosecutors say 42-year-old Julianne McCrery killed 6-year-old Camden in New Hampshire last month and left his body in Maine.Ian McCrery visited his mother yesterday in the New Hampshire jail where she’s being held without bail on a second-degree murder charge.Ian says he asked his mother why, but she broke down and didn’t want to talk.
Plans for redeveloping a 19th century historical site in Augusta have hit a snag.North Carolina-based developer Niemann Capital made a deal with the state four years ago to upgrade the Kennebec Arsenal site, which consists of several buildings where soldiers stayed and ammunition was made. Niemann planned to restore the property for residential and small commercial uses.Vandals have smashed windows and doors and started a fire at the site.Tom Niemann says his company is still interested in the site, but financing for the residential part is hard to find in today’s market.
State police are crediting a helmet with saving the life of a motorcyclist from Greene.Troopers say 55-year-old Marc Moreau was on 126 yesterday morning around ten, when his bike was hit by a car. Police say he was thrown about thirty feet but his injuries are not serious.The driver of the car claims he didn’t see the motorcycle.
A Maine man is in serious condition and another is facing charges following an early morning stabbing in a Lewiston apartment.Officials say 22-year-old Richard Edwards of Lewiston is in serious condition at the Central Maine Medical Center after he was stabbed about 2 a.m. Sunday morning.Lewiston police say 34-year-old Rai’kuez Melchiorre, of Portland, is facing a charge of aggravated assault. Melchiorre was treated for a cut before being taken to jail.The stabbing took place in a College Street apartment. Police did not say what sparked the incident.(The Associated Press)
A month-long investigation by Maine drug agents nets two arrests in Washington County.39-year-old Keith Small of Hancock and 51-year-old Harold “Sonny” Tenney of Harrington are accused of dealing cocaine.Police say they bought cocaine from Tenney on two occasions and followed him to Small’s camper in Deblois.Investigators say they searched the camper Wednesday and found cocaine, heroin, drug scales and money used to buy drugs from Tenney.Small is free on $5,000 bail and is expected in court next month.We’re told Tenney has to face a judge before his bail is set.
A Bingham teenager, who just graduated from Valley High School sunday, was killed today in a motorcycle crash in Moscow.A passerby came across the accident on the Burns Road around 12:30 this afternoon.19-year-old Donovan Wyman was pronounced dead at the scene.The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says it appears Wyman was going too fast on a dirt section of the road, lost control of his bike, and hit a tree.They say Wyman was wearing a helmet, but it was knocked off on impact.
Belfast, Augusta and Canton are getting federal clean-up funds.It’s money from the environmental protection agency for so-called brownfield sites, which are polluted areas that can be cleaned up for development.Augusta and Belfast will get $400,000 each and Canton will get $200,000.
The Social Security Administration says some Social Security checks destined for people in Portland,have been lost in the mail. Spokesman Roberto Medina says that an unknown number of checks scheduled for delivery last Friday were never delivered, even though they were mailed in time. He says the agency is working with the U.S. Postal Service to determine what happened. If the checks don’t show up within three business days, he says they’ll be considered lost and new checks will be issued. Officials say most Social Security recipients receive their money through direct deposit at banks, and only a small percentageget paper checks. (AP)
A Knox County Sheriff’s Department cruiser, responding to a vehicle chase early this morning, crashed in Owl’s Head.Officials say Deputy Nathaniel Jack was driving on Route 73 and was manipulating emergency equipment when he misjudged a corner and went off the road.The cruiser struck a telephone pole and tree.Deputy Jack was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical center in Rockport where he was treated for cuts and pain to his ribs.State police are investigating the accident.
There will be no school Thursday for SAD 13.The superintendent’s office in Bingham says it’s out of respect for a long time teacher and school board member.Camille beane passed away Friday.She taught for more than thirty years in Jay, West forks, Bingham and Moscow and then went on to serve on the school board the past few years.Camille Bean was 64.
Police believe alcohol and speed played roles in an early morning crash that killed two women in southern Maine.It happened around 12:30 Wednesday morning in Lyman.Juliza McCurry of Biddeford and her passenger, Sheri Watson of Sanford, both 22, were killed when the car they were in crashed into a tree.
A Winter Harbor man will not face any charges from a deadly boating accident.Phillip Torrey’s lawyer,David Bate, says the U.S. attorney’s office has decided not to charge the fisherman. Last June, two lobster boats collided about 15 miles from the harbor. Frank Jordan died, 71, died, but Torrey was not injured. In a previous interview with TV 5 News Torrey told us he couldn’t explain why neither man saw each other before their boats collided and that it happened in a matter of seconds.
Police say alcohol and excessive speed aresuspected factors in an early morning crash that killed two22-year-old women in southern Maine. The York County Sheriff’s Office says Juliza McCurry ofBiddeford and her passenger, Sheri Watson of Sanford, were killedinstantly when their car struck a tree on South Waterboro Road inLyman at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies say it appears the car skidded out of control, struck arock and flipped over before striking a large tree. It took rescueworkers more than two hours to remove the victims from thewreckage. The crash is under investigation.(AP)
A Maine State Trooper was taken to the hospital in Caribou after hitting a moose with his cruiser.It happened early sunday morning on Route 228 in Woodland.Trooper Chuck Michaud was responding to a call to assist another trooper when a moose stepped in front of his vehicle.Michaud sustained minor injuries. It’s not known what became of the moose.
A man accused of murdering a man at a metro train station in Boston was returned to Massachusetts from Maine to be in court Friday.Police say Nhu Nguyen shot a 19-year-old man to death earlier this month.He was arrested in an apartment in Portland on May 12th.
The lawyer for a man accused of being on drugs and naked when he crashed a dump truck into a condominium says the man had been in the shower before the episode. Defense lawyer Michael Whipple says 24-year-old Eli Hutchins of Lovell perceived an emergency that prompted him to hop out of the shower and into his truck. After crashing into the building, police say Hutchins instigated a fight with the man who lived there late Wednesday. Whipple apologized on behalf of his client, saying that Hutchins was unfamiliar with the truck, which he’d recently purchased. Police said the truck stopped 15 feet of a bed where a 7-year-old boy was sleeping. Hutchins is charged with driving under the influence, among other things. (AP)
A legislative committee has turned down a plan to ease up on East Millinocket’s tax burden.A state representative from the town submitted a bill to reduce the state valuation of East Millinocket by $66 million dollars, which is the stated value of the Katahdin paper mill.When the mill closed and took away 450 jobs, it also created an $810,000 tax void.Taxation committee members say they’re sympathetic to the town’s government and the laid-off workers and didn’t rule out other state help. But the committee rejected the bill to lower the town’s valuation.
Maine’s newest medical marijuana dispensary is opening in Auburn.Wednesday, the Remedy Compassion Center started selling marijuana to patients by appointment only.The opening comes despite a warning by Maine’s top federal prosecutor that despite permission to operate under state law, the dispensary can be prosecuted under federal law.The dispensary is offering non-smoking alternatives for patients, including marijuana-laced food.
A Chelsea selectwoman accused of organizing a kickback scheme appeared in court today.Carole Swan is charged with aggravated forgery, improper compensation for services and attempted theft.Prosecutors say she organized a kickback involving the purchase of road sand for the town.People who live in Chelsea voted to pay for an investigation into allegations of misconduct at the town office after her arrest.Swan says she was conducting her own investigation of the town contracts.
An Augusta man accused of rape and several other charges in Knox County will have them all handled in one trial.According to the District Attorney, a Superior Court justice has decided that Bradley Lemay will have all of his crimes heard together.Among the charges are gross sexual assault, tampering with the victim after the crime, and trying to escape from jail.The D.A. says typically, related cases are heard together because much of the same evidence would be brought up.