The owner of a Bangor daycare that was closed abruptly last month allegedly neglected the children in her care, according to the state.
Tracy Rowe ran the daycare from her home at 15 Charles Street.
Last month she surrendered her license to the Department of Health and Human Services and the day care closed.
In an email to us today, DHHS spokeman John Martins said that upon completion of the investigation the state found that Rowe had neglected the children she was caring for.
Martins said state statutes prevented the department from revealing anything further about the investigation.
He would not say whether any criminal charges would be filed against Rowe.
MEDDYBEMPS - An elderly woman escaped from her burning home in Meddybemps Tuesday morning.
The mobile home on the Lite Road was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at about 8 a.m..
Tammy Smith a spokesperson for the department said 82-year-old Jean Campbell was able to escape, but her small dog died in the blaze.
Firefighters from four towns battled the fire, pumping water from nearby Meddybemps Lake.
They were able to save the garage, located just a few feet away.
The cause of the fire is not known.
State Police have identified a man who was found dead this morning in southern Maine.
It was 59 year old Steven Michael Hanson who was found outside his Long Island home by two men who were out for a walk.
A team of detectives took a boat to the island this morning to investigate.
His death has been classified as unexplained and Hanson's body has been transported to the Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy.
Meanwhile, police have also identified a man who died following a house fire this morning in the northern Maine town of St. Francis.
They believe 74 year old Patrick Deignan was killed after he tried to use a flammable liquid to start his wood stove.
Deignan's body was found in the basement of the one-story home.
A Bangor man will serve almost 6 years in prison for his roll in a bath salts operation.
38 year old Daniel Hines was sentenced today to 70 months in prison.
The U.S. Attorneys office says he was one of 18 people who conspired to distribute the hallucinegenic drug in Penobscot, Knox and Aroostook counties.
Officials say Hines obtained the drug from other members of the conspiracy and traded, sold or otherwise distributed it to others.
He was arrested in November of 2011 following a search at the home another defendant which turned up a large amount of bath salts.
Bangor - One year ago Husson student Brooke Locke was murdered.
Her alleged killer, a former boyfriend, awaits trial for the crime.
Tuesday night members of Brooke's sorority organized a candle light vigil in her honor, an effort to raise awareness of domestic violence, but also to ensure the heinous crime that ended their friend's life... is not what defines her.
Still no breakthrough in the standoff between striking Fairpoint workers and company officials.
Hundreds of employees have been on strike for over month after Fairpoint officials broke off contract talks.
The two sides met today for the first time since the strike began, but the talks ended without an agreement.
Todays meeting was arranged by a federal mediator.
Fairpoint released a statement saying the unions made no proposals and for that reason the impasse continues.
Meanwhile, the unions blame Fairpoint--claiming they simply want the company to meet them half way.
An incredible story out of Washington County.
State Police say a 3-month old child is alive tonight thanks to a passerby who performed CPR in Kossuth Township.
It happened yesterday afternoon on Route 6 when the driver of an suv lost control on some ice and ended rolling the vehicle into a shallow stream.
The driver and two other adults weren't seriously hurt, but Trooper Chad Lindsey says the child was submerged beneath the water and was unresponsive when she was pulled free.
The trooper says that's when Wade Shorey came along and performed cpr which he had just learned.
After a couple of minutes the little girl started breathe on her own and is now doing fine.
Trooper Lindsey says it was the most unique thing he has seen during his career and is thankful shorey was willing to help.