Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives Home

MANCHESTER - An American soldier and his family are now calling Maine home. Thanks to the generous donations of several organizations, this quadruple amputee received a new house today.

Organizations Think About Fuel Assistance

BANGOR - The leaves haven't fallen from the trees but officials say those in need of fueling assistance should already be thinking about the colder months.

Serious Accident on Route 11

A man is in serious condition after his pick up truck drifts off the road and snaps a utility pole.  Last night Rene Valcort, of Fort Kent, drove his vehicle off the road heading north on Route 11 in Wallagrass.  After striking a ditch, he went airborne, hit a tree and then a utility pole.

 

Valcort had to be removed from the car by the jaws of life.  He did sustain serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight to Eastern Maine Medical Center.  Power was out in the area for about 2 hours.   Speed was not a factor but Rene Valcort was not wearing a seatbelt.  The investigation is ongoing.

Home invasion stabbing

An investigation continues following a home invasion and stabbing.

The Somerset County Sheriff's department says it happened  around 11:00 Monday night at a home on Highland Avenue.

The owner says three men entered his home and assaulted him while trying to steal his property.

He fought back and stabbed one of the robbers several times before they fled the scene.

One of the robbers later appeared at a hospital seaking treatment for his stab wounds.

At last report no arrests had been made, but that's expected to change as the investigation continues.

Trenton crash

Police are investigating a two car crash on Bar Harbor road in Trenton.

It happened around 8 this morning, just before the local airport.

That's where a pickup truck and car collided.

First responders had to use the jaws-of-life to remove the driver from the car.

That driver, a child in the car, and two other people were taken to the hospital.

The road was reopened around 10 this morning after reconstruction crews revewed the scene.

We'll keep you updated when we get more information.

Fatal crash

A man from Farmington was killed this morning after crashing his car.

State Police say 48 year old Thomas Poulin was traveling on Route 142 in Salem Township when he lost control on a curve around 6:30 this morning.

His Subaru Outback ended up leaving the roadwayand striking a tree.

Poulin had been delivering newspapers for the Morning Sentinel and Sun Journal and had just about completed his route when the crash happened.

The accident remains under investigation.

President Obama Coming to Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mike Michaud will be Maine's next governor, that is, if President Barack Obama has anything to say about it.

Noah Carver Overcomes Disability by Riding

CHERRYFIELD - Riding a horse is no easy task, let alone taking part in a competition, which requires a tremendous amount of practice and focus. For Noah Carver it means something else entirely, proving people wrong and inspiring others who have a disability.

Community Forum on Aging

BREWER - Our state has one of the oldest populations in the nation, and Maine's seniors were the focus of one community forum today in Brewer.

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