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Presque Isle man falls asleep at the wheel, strikes car and utility pole

Presque Isle man falls asleep at the wheel, strikes car and utility pole

| July 7, 2015

According to state police, Jacob Turner fell asleep while driving on Route 1 in Connor. His car drifted off the right side of the road and hit an unoccupied vehicle parked in a driveway. That vehicle was formerly owned by 62-year-old Ruth Collins of Presque Isle. Her vehicle spun around and flipped on its side […]

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F-16 Fighter Collides With Cessna

F-16 Fighter Collides With Cessna

| July 7, 2015

South Carolina¬†(AP) – Officials say an F-16 fighter jet collided with a Cessna over South Carolina, killing two people aboard the smaller plane. The Air Force pilot ejected safely, however. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson confirmed Tuesday afternoon that two people were in the Cessna. Both were killed, and he says the Cessna […]

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Team comes together to help paraplegic UMPI professor attempt to climb Mt. Katahdin

Team comes together to help paraplegic UMPI professor attempt to climb Mt. Katahdin

| July 7, 2015

Jacqui Lowman is a big believer in making the impossible, possible. A paraplegic, she was born with spina bifida. Throughout her early years, she heard one word all too often. Can’t. “As I was growing up, people told me I would never go to school, never hold a job…can’t can’t can’t,” she said. While she […]

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One Child Dead, Another in Critical Condition Following Fire

One Child Dead, Another in Critical Condition Following Fire

| July 7, 2015

HERMON, Maine (AP) – Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is dead and a 10-year-old girl is in critical condition following a fire in Hermon, Maine.¬†A third child was able to escape the burning home and flagged down motorists to help. The fire was at 292 Wing Road in Hermon and was reported about 7:15 am. […]

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Carnival Company Owner, Worker Charged in Ride Accidents

Carnival Company Owner, Worker Charged in Ride Accidents

| July 7, 2015

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) – The owner of a Maine carnival company has been charged by the state’s Fire Marshal’s Office in connection with two ride accidents that injured four people. Jeannette Gilmore, owner of Smokey’s Greater Shows in Waterville, faces a civil, non-criminal charge of improperly training an employee. Officials say a woman fell off […]

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