Oxford Co. Sheriff Admits to Sending Lewd Photo in Uniform
Oxford County’s Sheriff admits to taking a lewd photo of himself in uniform. WGME-TV reports Sheriff Wayne Gallant took the graphic photo and sent it to a woman. He’s stepping down in his role as chief of the Maine Sheriff’s Association. It’s unclear whether he’ll stay on as the sheriff of the county.
Levesque is Officially Auburn’s Next Mayor
Jason Levesque is the next mayor of Auburn after official recount Tuesday in what was a very close race. Levesque beat Adam Lee by just six votes on election night, but a recount doubled his lead. The six-hour recount at Auburn Hall showed Levesque won by 12 votes. Levesque will officially be inaugurated December 4th.
Lewiston Man Admits to Downloading Child Porn
A Lewiston man faces up to 40 years in prison for receiving child pornography. Nicholas Richard, 39, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court. The Sun Journal reports Richard downloaded child pornography onto his laptop at the Auburn Public Library.
Museum LA Tells Lewiston-Auburn’s Textile Tale
Museum LA in Lewiston is dedicated to keeping the cities’ textile history alive. Director Rachel Desgrossielliers tells The Breakfast Club that they started with saved artifacts and permanent exhibits, but have gotten into temporary exhibits more recently. Learn more about the museum at mainesbigz.com.
Winthrop Hearse Driver Killed in Crash
A Winthrop man is dead after the hearse he was driving crashed in Greene. Richard Charest, 59, worked for Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home. He was transporting a body in the hearse when it was hit from behind by a Hummer on Route 202 Monday night. The hearse went down an embankment and hit some trees, killing Charest.
Maine on Pace for Highest Pedestrian Deaths in a Decade
The number of pedestrians killed by vehicles in Maine is poised to be the highest in years. So far in 2017, 18 pedestrians have died–that’s one more than last year and the most since 1994. Highway safety officials say November and December are typically the worst months of the year for pedestrian fatalities.
Moody is 20th candidate to Maine Gubernatorial Race
A fifth Republican has entered the race to be Maine’s next governor. Businessman Shawn Moody officially entered the race Tuesday. He runs Moody’s Collision Center, which he started while still a student at Gorham High School. The race now has a whopping 20 candidates.
CMP Finishes 2,500 Miles of Line Inspections After Wind Storm
Central Maine Power has completed its aerial inspections of transmission lines following the Halloween wind storm that left a half-million people without power. A chopper went overhead to get a good look at the 2,500 miles of line and used infrared lights to make any fixes.
UMaine, USM See Out-Of-State Enrollment Spike
The University of Maine and University of Southern Maine are both seeing an increase in out-of-state enrollment, which is up 11 percent. The influx of students also means a bump in revenue for the schools – to the tune of an additional $2.5 million for UM. Out-of-state students pay up to three times more than in-state students.