Maine State Police are working to determine what caused a 29-year-old Caribou man to travel the wrong way on the Turnpike in Kittery. Early Thursday morning, Caleb Ewing was killed when his car struck a tractor trailer truck, rupturing its diesel fuel tank. The truckdriver was not hurt in the crash.

A Bangor woman is facing charges after allegedly attacking an 18-year-old male transient with a knife and a baseball bat. Police originally suspected the man, because the woman, Jessica Higgins, had a head injury. But an investigation revealed that during the altercation the man got the bat away from Higgins and used it to fend off her knife attack.  

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Ellsworth Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints starting today through August 8th. The checkpoints will focus on the Route 1A- Route 3 corridor in Ellsworth between 8pm and 3 am. Officials say announcing the checkpoints can enhance the preventative effects. 

The United Technology Center in Bangor is offering a course that will teach outdoor survival skills. People of all ages are encouraged to take one or more of the classes in the Outdoor Leadership Series, that will include topics like: how to set up camp; start a fire; use a map and a compass; and how to cook in the wild. 

The University of Maine system is the latest higher education institution to require all students attending classes on campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Similar rules are expected to be put in place for faculty and staff. University officials say the spread of the Delta variant played a key role in their decision.  

This Saturday morning, the public is invited to enjoy a fundraising breakfast at the Trenton Fire Department. On the menu will be pancakes, blueberry pancakes, french toast, bacon, and sausage. There will also be tshirts for sale and a 50/50 raffle at the breakfast that will run from 6 to 10 a.m.  

Registration is still open for the Champion the Cure Challenge, to benefit local cancer patient care and research. People can take part in a variety of ways, including by walking, cycling, running, paddling, or on horseback. 

LOOK: Full List of the Best Places to Live in Maine

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Maine using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks.

Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

30 Most Dangerous Sections of Road in Maine

There are plenty of sections of road that you have come across here in the State of Maine that have you gripping the steering wheel a little more than other sections. Here is the list of the Most Dangerous Roads of Maine from the past three years of crashes, injuries, and fatalities from the Maine Department of Transportation. Do you live on one of these roads?

The Best Restaurants in Downeast Maine for Lobster

So when your hungry out-of-state relatives or friends come to our great state, where do you take them for a mouth-watering lobster dinner?

The answer to that often asked question will be top of mind for a lot of Mainers this season, as thousands of tourists, relatives, and friends drive hundreds if not thousands of miles to take in the sights and eat what our state is most famous for, lobster.

Whether it's a lobster salad, in a hot dog roll, a broiled tail, thrown into a pot of boiling sea water, or god forbid, made into a lobster poutine, people near and far crave it, and as soon as they make it into this neck of the woods it'll be what they have for dinner that night.

While each of us already have a few favorite snack bars, take-outs, and restaurants in mind, it would be wrong of this author to pass along those personal suggestions. So, we're going to rely on the reviews of TripAdvisor to point our visitors in the right directions. We've focused on the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island area, and here is what we found as we count our way up to the #1 most recommended place for lobster Downeast.

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