Hear Lewiston Mayoral Candidates Debate Tonight
Questions over the Lewiston-Auburn merger are expected to dominate tonight’s only mayoral debate. All five candidates say they’d serve at the city’s helm no matter the outcome of the merger – though Auburn mayoral candidate Jason Levesque has taken some heat for saying he’d give up the job if the merger passed. The debate kicks off at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lewiston Public Library.
Man Killed in Buckfield Crash
A man is dead in a crash in Buckfield. It happened Friday along Routes 117 and 124. Police say a vehicle collided with a Jeep. The driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brush Fire Burns in Sabattus
A brush fire breaks out in Sabattus Saturday night. Firefighters were called to the Sabattus-Wales line for reports of a fire burning about an acre. No word on how the fire started, but the severe drought isn’t helping matters. All outside burning in Wales has been suspended until further notice.
Auburn’s Community Little Theatre Puts on ‘Sister Act’
It’s the 78th Season of Community Little Theatre in Auburn, and “Sister Act: The Musical” is running through October 29th. Adam Blais says you’ll notice a big difference between the movie and the stage production. For more information visits mainesbigz.com
LePage’s Last-Minute Pull of Judge’s Nominations
Five judges’ nominations have been pulled by Governor Paul LePage. The Press Herald reports the governor gave no reason for why he withdrew the candidacies of five judicial reappointments the day before their scheduled confirmation hearings Monday. House Speaker Sara Gideon called the governor’s decision “deeply troubling and added she’s concerned about delays in the justice system.
Police: Man Tried to Kidnap Infant from Portland Hannaford
One day after a father reported his infant son was kidnapped from an area supermarket, Portland Police say they’re not commenting. The Press Herald reports the infant’s father alerted store staff at the Back Cove Hannaford, which called for a lockdown. The infant was later found unharmed and alone in another section of the store.
Gray-New Gloucester Coach ‘Out’ Over Alleged Taunting
A Maine high school varsity football coach has been dismissed after he allegedly instructed his players to taunt an opposing player for having two mothers as parents. The parents say Gray-New Gloucester coach Duane Greaton told his players to taunt their son every time he was tackled during a game last Friday by saying, “Who’s your daddy?” Greaton no longer works for the district.
UNE Pharmacy College Professor Gets $375K Grant for Breast Cancer Research
A Maine pharmacy professor is receiving a grant of $375,000 for an early detection innovation in the breast cancer research field. University of New England College of Pharmacy assistant professor Srinidi Mohan is receiving the grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation. Mohan received a patent for an early detection, disease monitoring method that uses a marker in the blood to detect the presence of aggressive tumors; it can also track cancer growth.