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Old fishing wharf collapses in Georgetown, the town is worried about the wreckage.


GEORGETOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Town officials in Georgetown are hoping for some outside help, after an old fishing wharf collapsed into the Kennebec River.

The old Tibbetts wharf at Bay Point fell Monday night. Neighbor Brent Perow told us he heard the crash. He said the wharf was very old, and had been leaning a bit before the collapse.

No one was hurt, and no oil or other pollutants got into the water.

Georgetown Harbormaster George Dufour, however, is worried that the debris from the wharf will pose a threat to other docks or boats if it floats away. Perow, who also has his own lobster dock a short distance from the collapsed wharf, said he has already seen some large timbers floating.

"Two (timbers) this morning," Perow told NEWS CENTER, "one got caught up in the boat here."

Police: Brunswick landlord pointed gun at tenant


BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - A Brunswick landlord is facing charges for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a tenant he believes stole from him.

Police say 57-year-old Peter Davis is charged with criminal threatening and terrorizing.

Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan says Davis reported a theft at his residence on Monday and that he believed a tenant who lives in the same building was responsible.

Hagan says Davis called police again on Tuesday, said he was dissatisfied with the speed of the investigation, and that he would handle matters himself.

A short time later, a 21-year-old woman called to say Davis had pointed a shotgun at her face and threatened to kill her with her 1-year-old old and 4-month-old children present.

Davis is out on bail.


Bath minister was part of historical race 60 years ago


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Sixty years ago on this date -- May 6, 1954 – a young man from Maine became part of sports history.

That was the day in England when Roger Bannister became the first racer to run a mile in less than four minutes. The four-minute mile had been one of those seemingly impossible barriers in sports for a number of years, until Bannister broke it by just six-tenths of a second.

Running the race with him was George Dole, from Bath. Dole had started running as a student at Morse High School, then was on the Yale University track team. He was a graduate student at Oxford University in England, and a member of that school's track team at the time of the record-setting race.

Heidi Boyd is a mother, but she also created a popular line of craft kits.


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NECN) -- Heidi Boyd's office is a crafter's paradise. The Brunswick wife and mother of three spends her workdays surrounded by colorful felts and fabrics, ribbon and string.

"I'm always making things and creating things. That's like living and breathing for me," she said.

Now the Maine craft designer's home-based business is poised for take-off.

Her Whimsy Kits have just been picked up by Barnes and Noble and Martha Stewart.

Each kit contains the materials and instructions to complete a stuffing-to-buttons craft project.

"All you need to do is open the bag and you should, in a few hours, be rewarded with a little whimsical creature," Boyd said holding up a plush narwhal.

She's already had success selling her kits on-line on "Etsy" and in quilting and sewing stores around Maine..

Why We Run: reaching a goal together


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- They're hundreds of miles apart, but Chris Carr and his father are logging the same miles and running for the same man.

"I think the hardest part for him was probably losing his strength over a couple of years and having just the process of going through different experimental procedures and everything he could to try to fix it," said Carr.

Carr's uncle passed away from cancer a few years ago.Carr and his father are running for the Dana-Farber Boston Marathon team. Chris is a sophomore in college at Bowdoin while his father lives in Maryland.

"The whole family has come together and been extremely supportive through fundraising and just motivating us….We train apart, but we can have this goal together," said Carr.

Driver crashes into pole, abandons scene


BOOTHBAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A part of Butler Road in Boothbay is closed this morning after an accident that happened there around 2:00AM.

Police are trying to find the driver who crashed into a pole, then abandoned his or her car and left the scene. Butler Road isn't a particularly curvy road, but this part of it does have an S-shaped turn. Central Maine Power crews are on scene replacing the pole that was destroyed in the accident. Police say they have a good idea of whom the driver is, but they aren't releasing any details.

CMP crews hope to have the road back open by 7:00 Saturday morning.


A driver avoids hitting a moose on the Turnpike by swerving into a guardrail.


GRAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man driving southbound by exit 63 on the Maine Turnpike this morning narrowly misses hitting a moose with his car, swerves, and hits a guardrail.

This happened just before 4:00 Saturday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Transportation. The driver isn't hurt and there's minimal damage to the guardrail. The moose also got away unscathed. Traffic was cleared up by 5:30.