Friday, 30 November 2012 16:44

Thriftway Store Theft

Orono police are asking for your help to identify this person, who they believe stole a bottle of liquor from the Thriftway store on park street.
The image above is what the video surveillance captured on Tuesday, when police say a man walked into the store and grabbed a liquor bottle.  When the store clerk approached the suspect, he ran out of the store and got in a Honda with New Hampshire plates. 
Authorities say when it comes to catching criminals like this, they greatly rely on assistance from the public.
You can anonymously send in tips to the Orono Police by going to their website.
Friday, 30 November 2012 12:20

Inmates Help Out Camp Capella

Camp Capella in Dedham has been helping disabled campers for years now, but one of their cabins had a deck that needes replacing. When it came to who would do the job,
well the camp decided to take a less traditional route.
Drilling, sawing, and taking measurments...  this may seem like your average construction site, but its anything but that.  The guys working on this deck are inmates.
It is a community works project of the Penobscot County Sherrif's office.  It gives inmates the chance to start a new.
At Camp Capella, they are building a brand new deck that is very much needed.
But its more than getting out and lending a helping hand.  For one of the men involved, theres a much more personal note.  Jacob Roy's sister attended Camp Capella and he feels that even while serving time, he is able to make a difference.  For that, he says he is grateful.
State officials say just in Penobscot County alone, there has already been 15,000 hours of volunteer work done by inmates this year.
Friday, 30 November 2012 12:19

Plymouth House Destroyed by Fire

A Plymouth home destroyed by heavy interior fire... leaves one Maine family displaced, tonight.
At around 7 a.m., fire crews from Plymouth and multiple surrounding towns were called to battle a blaze at 786 Ridge Road in Plymouth.
Friday, 30 November 2012 10:12

DHHS Faces Massive Budget Shortfall

AUGUSTA - The Maine Department of Health and Human Services faces a massive budget shortfall. Commissioner Mary Mayhew shocked lawmakers yesterday saying her department faces a $100,000,000 gap for the current fiscal year. 
Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:23

EMMC Upgrades Security

BANGOR - Eastern Maine Medical Center, is amping up security with some new upgrades in the hospital's emergency department. The hospital launched a security screening process, which includes a walk-through metal detector for patients and visitors, and an x-ray machine for backpacks, purses, and packages.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:08

Embezzler Gets Two-Year Prison Term

A man who embezzled more than 440-thousand dollars from two of Maine's biggest companies is going to prison for two years.
Matthew LaForge admitted bilking L.L.Bean in Freeport and Wright Express in South Portland while he worked at the firms as a business analyst.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:03

State Protests ISO New England Charges

AUGUSTA -  Officials with the Governor's Energy Office have a problem with continuing yearly rate increases that are demanded by the region's electrical grid operator.  
Ken Fletcher says the ISO wants 165-million dollars to operate the grid in 2013, an increase that represents a cost of about a million extra dollars for Maine's electric rate payers.  
AUGUSTA -  Lawmakers have approved a "Maine Public Library Fund" check-off box on the 2012 state income tax forms.  
Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:53

Augusta Pharmacy Robbery

AUGUSTA - Police are continuing their search for a man said to have robbed a CVS pharmacy Wednesday.
It is the third time this year the CVS on Capitol Street has been hit.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:52

Woman Leads Police On High Speed Chase

LEWISTON -  A 21-year-old Lewiston woman is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase Tuesday night.    
Heather Kullson drove through four different towns in excess of 80-miles-an-hour in her Honda Civic.  
Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:39

Missing Scallop Guts Found

Orono -  Two tubs of missing scallop guts have been found.  
The severed parts, which represent six months of scientific research by marine biologists, were accidentally placed in the trunk of the wrong car Saturday at a Somesville convenience store. 
Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:39

Senator Rosen To Head New Department

AUGUSTA - Longtime Maine lawmaker Richard Rosen will head up the new Governor's Office of Policy and Management.
Governor Paul LePage announced the Bucksport senator's appointment yesterday.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:32

Maine Revenues Worse, Cuts Likely

Maine's revenue picture is worse than state officials thought, and that could lead to spending cuts.
The state reveneue forecasting committee issued a revised estimate yesterday, showing that the revenue shortfall is likely to be 35-and-a-half-million dollars for the current fiscal year.
Just last month the committee forecast a 26-million dollar shortfall.  
Governor Paul LePage is considering ordering state agencies to cut spending, in light of the new figures.