State Police say they found a body in the car of a man who killed himself during a traffic stop. The vehicle was stopped after reports of a car driving erratically on I295 in Gardiner and the body discovered in the trunk after the driver shot himself. Both bodies were taken to the state medical examiner’s office for autopsies and identification.

A band of fast-moving severe thunderstorms that crossed the state yesterday wreaked a lot of havoc including turning State Street Hill in Bangor into a raging river of water. That rushing water caused problems at a construction site where crews were replacing a sewer line. Although the storms moved out quickly, they left behind about two thousand Emera Maine customers without power.

Husson University’s School of Nursing has added a new course to its graduate program that will focus on opioids and addiction. The course is titled ‘Socio-Cultural Perception of Addiction and Population Health’ and will teach students about at-risk populations and social factors that could lead to addiction. It will be a required course for graduate and post-master nursing degrees.

Governor LePage wants to thank Mainers for visiting the many state parks and so has waived day use fees for residents from Saturday through Labor Day. The free usage applies to Maine State Parks and Historic sites, except for Scarborough Beach State Park, Fort Knox, and Baxter State Park. The waiver doesn’t apply to camping fees.

Motorcyclists are invited to take part in a ride from Augusta to Hermon on Sunday that will benefit ‘homes for our troops.’ The ride starts at 10 o’clock Sunday morning at Texas Roadhouse in Augusta and will finish up at Central Maine Harley Davidson in Hermon, for a lunch and concert. Find more information on the Homes for our Troops website.


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