A lot of Maine children don't get the dental care they need. That's why the American Dental Association created "Give Kids a Smile Day"..
It's a chance to get that important care at no charge. The dental health clinic at the Bangor campus of the University of Maine at Augusta will be offering a wide variety of services this Friday to kids who dont have a dentist of their own. They know that improper tooth care can impact everything from a child's health to how they perform in school.
They'll be offering free cleanings, xrays, sealants and other services. Volunteer dentists will also be there Friday to see children from one to 17 years old. You can make an appointment by calling 262-7872.
There was little fire crews could do to save a home in the town of Brooks.
They were called to the home on Route 7 late this morning after hearing a report of a kitchen fire. Turns out it was much more severe. The entire structure was being consumed with flames by the time they arrived on the scene. Fortunately, the owner managed to get out unharmed. He was waiting outside when the first fire truck pulled up. We're told the home was once a ski lodge. Fire marshals are now trying to pinpoint what started the fire. At last report, two dogs and a cat were still missing.
Early Saturday morning State Trooper Bryan Creamer arrested Roger Grindle at his home in Orland. Grindle 29, has been charged with aggravated assault, gross sexual assault, criminal threatening and criminal restraint.
Grindle allegedly held a women against her will, burnt her hand with a lighter and raped her following an argument between the two.
Judge Bruce Mallonee set Grindle's bail at $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety.