UPDATE: Stabbing in Calais

CALAIS - A man is dealing with potentially life threatening injuries following a stabbing this afternoon in Calais.

Stabbing in Calais

CALAIS - Calais Police and Maine State Police investigating a stabbing that occurred this afternoon in Calais.

Couple sentenced for crime spree

A Winterport woman and an Old Town man are heading to prison for a drug-driven burglary spree last spring.


Jessica Gray and Jonathon Brothers, both 24 years old, pleaded guilty to several felony charges Thursday in Penobscot County Superior Court.

the residential burglaries occurred in Waldo and Penobscot counties from March to September.

During one of the burglaries in Frankfort, a two-year-old child was in the house and hid under the bed.

Brothers was sentenced to 6 years in prison with all but 15 months suspended while Gray received a sentence of 4 years in prison with all but 12 months suspended.

L.L. Bean to donate $1.9 million to charities

L.L. Bean announced today it would be donating $1.9 million to charities throughout Maine.

This year's gifts range from $5,000 to $225,000 and will be dispersed to organizations involved in the areas of conservation and recreation, health and human services, education and the arts.

 

The family-owned retailer's board of directors approved gifts ranging from $5,000 to $225,000.

 

The company also donates $547,000 to the United Way in Maine and its employees donated an additional $1.1 million to that agency.

 

Among the benefactors this year are the Maine Audubon Society, the Teens to Trails organization, the Maine Island Trails Association and the American Red Cross.

 

Windsor woman in jail after firing at deputy

 


A Kennebec County Deputy is lucky to be alive following a shooting Wednesday evening in Windsor.

Sergeant Galen Estes received just a burn on his hand after 31-year-old Allison Trask allegedly fired a gun at him as he was trying to arrest her.

Trask had locked herself in a bedroom at her parents' home and they became concerned when they heard what sounded like a gunshot from inside the room.

Estes tried to force himself inside the room and Trask pointed the gun at him.

Estes was not seriously injured and he was able to take Trask into custody.

She has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and reckless conduct with a firearm.

She remains at the Kennebec County Jail on $4000 bail.

 

Maine delegation urge feds to buy blueberries

Senator Angus King and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree are calling on the federal government to buy 18 million pounds of frozen Maine blueberries.

King and Pingree want the berries to be used in school lunch and emergency food assistance programs.

Over the past few years, production of blueberries in the United States and Canada has increased significantly, resulting in a surplus of the frozen berries.

King and Pingree say the federal purchase of blueberries will address that oversupply while providing a popular, nutritious ingredient for school meals and other federal feeding programs.

Lights of Hope Brighten Cancer Center in Brewer

BREWER - An annual tradition took place in Brewer as people from across the area gathered to remember those who have been touched by cancer. Those lighting up a tree to provide hope for the future.

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