A portion of Main Street in Ellsworth was closed down for a time yesterday due to a fire. Officials believe the fire started in some dry leaves next to an old home that’s now used as offices, and spread to the side of the building. No one was hurt and the fire was extinguished before it reached the rooms inside.

It was a happy ending to a search in Orrington for a 73-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s who had failed to return after leaving her Brewer Lake Road home at 10:30 yesterday morning. Law enforcement and search and rescue teams were joined by community members as they combed the roads and woods, looking for Joan Warren. She was finally located at around 7:00 last evening sitting in some bushes off the Main Road in Holden, in good health.

The Department of Public Safety this week released its crime statistics for last year, which show that crime in Maine dropped by nearly 9 percent over the last year. Drug arrests, murders, robberies, and domestic violence were all down from the previous year. But there was an uptick in the cases of rape and aggravated assaults.

A Bangor tattoo studio is using pink ink to raise money for a worthy cause. Diversified Ink is offering tattoos using pink ink, with all the proceeds going to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. Owner Ed Sheffer told TV-5 that it’s a great way for the shop to give back and for their customers to honor others with breast cancer.

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