BANGOR (AP) — A man who tried to escape from Maine police turned out to be a dead man from Delaware — at least according to his identification.
Bangor police say they arrested 24-year-old Dominque Hill, of New York, Friday after he attempted to evade them. The Bangor Daily News reports his ID did not identify him as Dominque Hill, but as a dead man from Delaware.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Police in Maine say a man has been taken into custody after a shot was fired inside the Walmart in Augusta.
Authorities say the suspect walked into the store with a firearm around 8 p.m. Monday. Police say the suspect got into a confrontation with another man who was trying to disarm him.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill to delay ranked-choice voting has become law without the signature of Maine Gov. Paul LePage.
A spokeswoman for the Republican governor confirmed Monday that LePage declined to sign the bill that delays implementing the new law until at least 2021.
FREEPORT (AP) — Alan Caron has become the second independent running for governor in Maine, announcing he wants “big change in Maine, from the bottom up.”
PORTLAND (AP) — American Airlines has announced it is adding a nonstop flight from Portland International Jetport to New York City.
The Portland Press Herald reports the twice-daily service between Portland and LaGuardia Airport will start in April. American Airlines is the Jetport’s largest carrier while New York City is the Jetport’s largest market.
MADISON (AP) — Police say a driver was killed in a head-on collision in Norridgewock.
Deputies say 83-year-old Lazlo Kakuk was pronounced dead at the scene after his SUV was struck by a pickup truck that crossed the center line. The pickup driver, 30-year-old Eric Hatfield of Anson, was flown via LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries.
WHITEFIELD (AP) — Members of a newly arrived Amish community in Maine say they’re working with their new neighbors to improve roadway safety after two minor crashes involving horse-drawn buggies.
BATH — Nov. 17 is the deadline for submissions to Patten Free Library’s annual teen writing contest, “Write On!” Any student in grades 7-12 residing in the library service area or attending schools in RSU 1 may participate in the contest, and may submit up to two pieces of original work in the categories of short fiction and memoir.
BATH — The Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, invites the public to a reception for the opening of the Holiday Art Show at 11 Centre St. in Bath, on Friday from 5-7 p.m. Wine, cheese, and other light refreshments will be served. Admission to the Gallery is free. Several new pieces of work will be shown for the first time.
Maine lawmakers failed Monday to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana, dealing a setback to pot advocates who want to see the product in stores.
PORTLAND (AP) — Voters in Maine are headed to the polls Tuesday to decide if they want to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
It’s the first time since the law took effect that the expansion question has been put before voters.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine voters will decide Tuesday whether the state should have a third casino.
An out-of-state gambling entrepreneur bankrolled the campaign to create a casino in York County. He would be the one to operate the casino if it’s approved.
SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Chelsey Domer of Topsham was inducted into the Alpha Chi Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Southern Maine Community College
BRUNSWICK — Brunswick High School 24th Annual Juried Craft Fair sponsored by the BHS Boys Hockey Boosters will be held Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brunswick High School Gymnasium. The boosters say there will be more than 65 crafters in attendance at the Brunswick High School Gymnaisum.
BRUNSWICK — The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, recently announced the fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and awarded Mid Coast Hospital an elite designation of “Straight As” for its ongoing achievements in patient safety.
Despite last-minute intervention from the Bath Fire Department, the Bath Area Food Bank said Monday that the continued power outage has resulted in further losses of frozen food.
“We lost a lot,” said Executive Director Kimberly Gates. “We lost all of our dairy, all of our eggs. We do have some frozen meats (and non-perishables).”
Nearly 200 households in Freeport remained without power on Monday, a week after the Oct. 30 storm that left 400,000 Mainers in the dark.
Neighborhoods that remain without power include the Wolfe’s Neck and Flying Point peninsulas, Church Road in South Freeport and Harraseeket Road.