STATE HOUSE DOME REPAIRS

State lawmakers want more information before they tackle repairs on the state house dome. They were asked this week to spend $1.2 million dollars to replace the copper sheathing which is showing signs of age. The century old cover has outlived its 75 year lifespan and has holes and other marks left by years of hail and storms. Lawmakers put off a decision on whether to spend the money. They want more information on the domes condition before moving ahead.

 

 

 

ARSON ARREST

The State Fire Marshal's office has charged a Bingham man with arson. 29 year old Brandon Sherwood was arrested last night and charged with setting the fire that destroyed the public works garage last weekend. He's also a suspect in the fire that destroyed a local ice cream parlor on the same night. Authorities say they became suspicious of Sherwood when he was spotted near the public works garage on the night of the fire, claiming he was looking for his dog. The animals remains were later found in the charred debris. Authorities believe the dog was inside the building when a flammable liquid was used to start the fire.

Robinson Trial Day 4

BANGOR - Day four has wrapped up in the murder trial of Peter Robinson, a Bradford man accused of beating David Trask to death with a wrecking bar over an alleged dispute over right of way.
A DNA expert and a Maine State Police detective took the stand Thursday before announcing that the state would rest their case.
 
And as the defense began to present their evidence, accused murderer Peter Robinson took the stand.

Senator Collins Visits Middle School Students

OLD TOWN - Many children want to become firefighters, teachers, or doctors when they grow up... but some middle school students in Old Town, may tell you after today, that they want to be a senator.  Our Erin Thomas has the story.

Maine House Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

AUGUSTA - Minimum wage in Maine currently stands at $7.50 an hour.  Democrats hope to raise it while Republicans believe that could hurt the economy.
 

Hampden Church Re-Opens for Easter

HAMPDEN - After February’s winter storm wreaked havoc at a Hamden church, those involved never imagined an Easter celebration this year.

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