rescuers were greeted by a grim scene this afternoon in Pittsfield.
That's where a man was badly injured after a hearse crashed and rolled over on the interstate.
Authorities say 55 year old Michael Kelley was transporting a persons body around 3:30 when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel.
The hearse ended up crashing while he was traveling in the northbound lanes.
Police say Kelley's injuries, though serious, were not life threatening.
The hearse is owned by Jordan Fernald Funeral Home of Ellsworth.
The casket remained in the vehicle during the crash, but was transffered to another.
Police believe they've uncovered a methamphetamine lab in fairfield.
Authorities say they made the discovery Wednesday when local police were called to a home on Serenity Circle for an unrelated matter.
According to the Department of Public Safety, police found materials consistent with the manufacturing of the drug.
Maine drug agents were among those who responded to dismantle the lab and collect evidence.
No arrests have been made, but the investigation continues.
Bangor - Bangor Police have said during the overnight hours of April 8th into April 9th, there were several motor vehicle and residential burglaries. The Criminal Investigation Division is investigating these burglaries that happened in various areas on the east side of Bangor.
Police state that the suspect(s) in most of the burglaries, entered the victims' homes and/or garages through unlocked doors. Once in the home they took items which were in sight near the door (money, wallets, and car keys). In several instances, they then used those car keys to access the cars in the victim’s garage or driveway and stole items from the car as well. In one case the suspect entered an unsecure garage and while there found a spare house key which was used to access the house.
It appears as though the person or persons involved were on foot in these neighborhoods going from house to house. Streets that were affected were Poplar St, Nowell Rd, Grant St, Judson Blvd, and Maple Street. Police believe that the crimes occurred after midnight. If you happened to observe any unusual activity, suspicious people, or suspicious vehicles in these areas that might be helpful to solving these cases, please call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384. If you know who may have been involved in these burglaries and would like to remain anonymous, you can call our tip line at 947-7384 ext 6.
Chester - The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the body of 78 year old Shirley Day, has been found in the rubble of her mobile home in Chester.
The fire was discovered by her grandson, who also lives at the home on Loop Road. He had left on an errand and found the mobile home on fire when he returned about 10 am. State Police investigators have joined fire marshals at the scene to assist them with the investigation.