Thank the heavens above for momentarily diverting our collective attention upward toward something in which we can still stand in awe, and upon which we can all agree to as an undeniable reality.
In 1867, French poet Charles Baudelaire, 46, died in Paris.
In 1886, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.3 devastated Charleston, South Carolina, killing at least 60 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
President Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has set off a firestorm of criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike. At the core of the Arpaio controversy, both during his six terms in office from 1993 to 2016, and after his 2017 criminal contempt of court conviction, has been immigration law enforcement.
Police say a possible attempted burglary was thwarted when a man attempting to break into a Brunswick home found two youths at the residence.
Cmdr. Mark Waltz said police were notified at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday of the attempted burglary of a Jordan Avenue home where two teens, ages 17 and 15, were present.
Normally used in dentist’s offices and hospitals, nitrous oxide — yes, laughing gas — is starting to turn up again in ambulances in some rural areas where medical workers with clearance to provide more traditional painkillers often aren’t on board.
SCARBOROUGH (AP) — An autopsy shows the shooting death of a 5-yearold Maine girl at her grandparents’ home was accidental: The girl had picked up her father’s gun and shot herself in the head.
The state medical examiner’s office reached its conclusion Wednesday following the death of Elise Dorr, of Belfast, two days earlier.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve linked a California man charged with making online threats to blow up two suburban Indianapolis high schools with the sexual extortion of girls in Maine.
TESCOTT, Kan. (AP) — A Maine man arrested in California after he was accused of stabbing a person on an Amtrak train has been charged with fatally shooting a Kansas man two weeks earlier.
BRUNSWICK — Over the next three months, CHANS Home Health & Hospice will provide more than 50 public flu shot clinics throughout the Midcoast region. Available free of charge to anyone in the community over six months of age, the vaccinations help to prevent the spread of seasonal influenza.
The Maine Ethics Commission imposed a $9,000 fine Wednesday on the second-highest ranking Republican in the Maine Senate, calling his political committees’ late filings, missing disclosures and lack of documentation “dismal record-keeping” by a seasoned politician.
A man who allegedly threatened a restaurant owner with a knife was arrested near Brunswick Station on Tuesday.
James Rozakis, 40, of Somerville, Massachusetts is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and violating conditions of his release.
The incident was reported at 8:30 p.m.
After having previously stating they would not appeal a judge’s verdict that the town of Brunswick was not compelled to hold a referendum on the creation of a public park at Mere Point, Brunswick Citizens for Collaborative Government has filed an appeal to the state’s highest court.