Escaped inmate captured in Maine

An escaped jail inmate from Pennsylvania was captured today in Maine.

34 year old Derek Lee Black was  traveling on the Maine Turnpike when the vehicle was pulled over around 4 this morning for an expired registration sticker. .

A Bangor woman was driving.

State Police say Black was arrested after refusing to give a trooper his correct name, but they quickly realized who he was once his fingerprints were checked.

Turns out he had been missing since March after fleeing from a hospital where he was taken for a facial cut.

26 year old Mindy Baxter of Bangor was driving and has been charged with operating a vehicle with a restricted license.

Arrangements are now being made to return Black to Pennsylvania where he's facing escape charges.

Great Northern Paper mill up for auction

A California firm submitted the winning bid for the Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket. Hackman Capital Partners submitted a $5.4 million dollar offer during a public auction held Tuesday morning in Bangor. A bankruptcy judge is expected to accept or reject the bid later in the day. A number of bids were submitted for the mill which has now been closed for several months. If the offer is accepted, the organization will have until Thursday to close the deal.

Maine's economic forecast improving

Some bad weather may be on the way, but the economic forecast is looking better for the State of Maine.

The Maine Revenue Forecasting Committtee submitted its economic forecast to the Governor and Maine Legislature.

It projects an increase in revenues by $45.5 million dollars in the current fiscal year and $65.5 million over the course of the next bienium.

Governor Lepage released a statement saying "Reducing the tax burden on Mainers was a good, meaningful policy decision in 2011, and the State is seeing an uptick in income tax revenue as a result. Policies that reduce state spending, remove red tape and allow businesses to invest and create jobs are what we need to move Maine's economy forward.

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