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.
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. .
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.
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.