Christmas Bird Count Begins

HOLDEN - The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is the longest running citizen science survey in the world.

Lobster boat fire

The crew aboard a lobster boat had to be rescued today after fire broke out.
 
The unnamed vessel was in the waters off Vinalhaven the flames erupted. The Coast Guard, Marine Patrol and a good samaritan all raced to the scene. There isn't much information available, but the coast guard says the crew members were brought to the mainland for medical treatment. They didn't release any names or say where the vessel was from. The boat is currently tied up in Hurricane Sound near Vinalhaven. we'll have more information as it becomes available.

Mother found guilty of murder

A judge has rejected the insanity plea of a mother accused of killing her daughter. 25 year old Leanna Norris is charged with killing Loh Melody Grenda in June of 2013. The toddler had been given antihistamine and duct tape had been placed over her mouth.Norris claimed she was insane at the time and left her fate in the hands of the judge that presided over the non jury trial. The judge ruled that Norris knew the difference between right and wrong and even though her judgment was impaired she knew what she was doing was wrong. Norris, formerly of Stetson, faces up to 25 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.  .

Top Baby Names for 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - BabyCenter has once again released their list of top baby names in 2014.

T.A.Y.L.O.R Foundation members meet with legislators

 

Members of the T.A.Y.L.O.R Foundation attended an informative first meeting at the State House on Monday to meet with Senator Kimberley Rosen, the primary sponsor of Taylor's Law.

The T.A.Y.L.O.R Foundation was founded by Corey and Christina Darveau of Bucksport and is named for the daughter they lost in a tragic accident in 2013.

The foundation's commitment is to reduce teen fatalities that result from driver inexperience.

T.A.Y.L.O.R.'s law would be fashioned after Kyleigh's law in New Jersey and would require a sticker be placed on an automobile driven by an intermediate driver.

 

Bucksport robbery suspect arrested

A 44-year-old Bucksport man was arrested in Orland last night and charged with robbing the Bucksport Rite Aid on Sunday.

Officers from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department, the Maine State Police, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bucksport Police Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency converged in Orland last night and arrested Phillip Russell.

Russell is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail.

More information is expected to be released this afternoon.

 

 

Giving the Gift of College this Holiday Season

BANGOR - 'Tis the season of giving and gifts and what better gift than helping families invest in college. Margie Kelly and Mila Tappan give us some expert advice for talking with families about the gift of a college donation this holiday season.

Students Fill Shelves of Honor System Food Pantry

ORONO - An on-campus food nook is helping ensure students don't go hungry. The Maine Business School Corps opened an honor system food pantry after a report revealed college students are among some of the most food insecure in America.

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