Wednesday, 24 January 2018 15:42

BREAKING: Corinth man charged with arson and attempted murder Featured

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BREAKING: Corinth man charged with arson and attempted murder

CORINTH - A Corinth man has been charged with arson and attempted murder following a fire at his home. 

Maine State Fire Marshal's said Fred Roberts, 65, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. 

 

Investigators stated he poured gasoline inside his house this morning and set it ablaze while his longtime companion was upstairs. 

 

Barbara King, 70, said she awoke and saw a flash of fire, but was unable to get downstairs because of the flames.  She escaped by jumping from a second floor window. 

 

She's now being treated for various injuries. 

 

The house on the Hudson Road was flattened by the fire and Roberts was located walking along a roadway as fire crews arrived on the scene. 

 

No word on a motive for the alleged arson. 

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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.