Today is Wednesday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2017. There are 25 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights in History
Every winter Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks invites the wider community to a celebration of Human Rights Day to consider how the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be made real in our nation and the world. This year our gathering will be on Friday, Dec. 15 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick.
There is nothing that makes me less charitable in where I will choose to spend my hard-earned money than someone wasting my time. Why do I bring this up? Well the town of Wiscasset, in all their near-sighted wisdom is filing a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Transportation to stop a program that would help alleviate some of the state’s worst traffic.
SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Maine law enforcement officials are searching a property in Skowhegan as they look for a woman who has been missing for six months.
State Police, Skowhegan police and the Maine Warden Service focused Tuesday on a home and an adjacent wooded area in the search for 40-yearold Tina Stadig.
BELGRADE (AP) — State police in Maine say a 17-yearold runaway boy was arrested after breaking into summer homes, one of which he was living in.
Police say eight seasonal homes had been broken into in Belgrade along Messalonskee Lake. They say they found the teenager inside one of them and took him into custody.
BELFAST (AP) — A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a home invasion victim was literally scared to death.
Belfast officials say 37-yearold Tara Shibles pleaded guilty in a deal with the state for a 10-month jail sentence. WABI-TV reports Shibles apologized in court Monday, saying she never meant to hurt anyone.
PORTLAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Detroit man has been sentenced to slightly more than a year in prison for operating an unlicensed bitcoin business.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday reiterated his support for a “made in Maine” solution that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
A West Bath has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for distributing heroin and fentanyl.
Mickey Gilley, 35, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to the prison term and three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 1, according to a press release.
PARIS (AP) — Members of a Maine county commission are seeking the removal of a sheriff who admitted sending a sexually explicit photo of him in uniform in his office.
The Sun Journal reports the Oxford County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to file a complaint asking Republican Gov. Paul LePage to remove Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant.
WINDHAM (AP) — Police in Maine say one person was killed and four others were injured when a car hit a tree.
WCSH-TV reports the crash happened Tuesday night in Windham. Windham Police Captain Bill Andrew says officers were still trying to remove the vehicle from the tree that evening.
Police say one person has died and four others have been taken to a hospital.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s public advocate says he’s going to work to preserve Maine’s 207 area code on a panel that makes recommendations on telephone numbers and area codes.
The Federal Trade Commission recently re-chartered the North American Numbering Council to ensure the efficient and impartial assignment of numbering resources.
LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine man was sentenced to serve nearly 10 years in prison on drug and gun charges stemming from two separate arrests.
Prosecutors say 29-year-old David Tyree Brown pleaded guilty Monday to reckless conduct with a firearm. The Sun Journal reports he had been convicted in September on four charges of aggravated drug trafficking.
CLAYTON LAKE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Police believe a medical issue could’ve preceded a fatal snowplow crash in Clayton Lake Township, Maine.
WAGM-TV reports that 51- year-old Cedric Pelletier of Sinclair died when his dump truck equipped with a plow and sander veered off the road and into a stream on Monday.
Police say Pelletier died at the scene from a head injury.
Diva is anything but! She is a sweet, three-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix that would love a family to play with her and love her — just in time for the holidays!
The mail is picking up and we now have received requests for 122 children, but that is still only about 25% of our average number of applicants.