The Director of Public Safety at Eastern Maine Community College, who also works as a part time deputy in Hermon, was charged with OUI Monday night, after driving too fast while approaching a police officer that was helping a stranded motorist. Police say Ruth Doherty swerved at the last minute, barely missing the officer on Stillwater Avenue. Officials say her law enforcement commission has been suspended during the investigation.

A Bridgton man is accused of breaking into a neighbor's home and attacking the elderly couple who lives there. Police are still working to determine Michael Holden's motive for the incident that sent both 77-year-old victims to the hospital with serious injuries.

Health providers, law enforcement officials, and families impacted by the drug crisis will gather in Augusta on Monday for a summit meeting about the opioid crisis. Maine has seen a decline in the number of opioid-related deaths in recent years, partly attributed to expanded access to naloxone

American Red Cross officials say there’s an urgent need for blood in Maine, with less than a three-day supply of most blood types on hand. Without school blood drives, and with Mainers away on vacation, it’s a tough time to find people willing to donate. Find more information about how to donate on the Red Cross webpage.

A spaghetti dinner this Friday night at the Anah Shrine building in Bangor will benefit one of their clowns, who’s also a lifelong employee of Dysart’s. The shriners will provide the spaghetti and Dysart’s will be serving up desserts from 5:30 to 7:30, all to honor Dale Hatch, who’s also known as ‘Slap Shot,’ who’s battling cancer. Find more information on the Anah Shrine Clown Facebook page.

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