Brunswick police charge 13-year-old boy with arson

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- Police say a 13 year-old Brunswick youth has been charged with arson in connection with a brush fire that burned approximately two acres of blueberry fields.

Police say three 13-year-old boys were allegedly involved in the incident Tuesday, but charges were only filed against the boy believed to have started the blaze.

That boy was processed at the Brunswick Police Department and released to his parents pending an April 11 appearance in West Bath District Court.






Hyde pride keeps fans on their feet

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Hyde School may be just a small campus located on the Maine coast in Bath, but when their fans hit the civic center at tourney time they are loud and proud.

The boarding school remains in session through the week where kids traditionally have a winter break, but when their team plays they board a bus and hit the arena.

The tournament is a chance for all 150 kids at the school to come together. Normally their schedules keep them from bonding as a big group, but that's different at the tournament.

"We have kids from California, we have a guy from Russia here with us right now," explains Senior Scott Georgaklis, "but when you are at Hyde you are treated like anyone else."

The chanting fans also help set the mood for the team.

Mid Coast Hospital Recognized for Prestigious Breastfeeding and Lactation Care Award

Mid Coast Hospital Recognized for Prestigious Breastfeeding and Lactation Care Award

Mid Coast Hospital has been recognized for excellence in breastfeeding education and lactation care by two international organizations in the field – the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).

Mid Coast Hospital has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and providing a lactation program that is available five to seven days a week for breastfeeding families.

Father seeks missing son with mental illness

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A father in Brunswick is appealing to the public in hopes that someone has seen his adult son.

33-year old Jason Reil has schizophrenia, and the last time anyone in his family heard from him was on January 12. He had not been taking the medication that helps him control his mental illness.
He has taken off before, but his father says he always calls one of his parents or his sister to let them know he's o-k.
Reil appears to have his wallet, but he hasn't used his ATM card since January 18, and he left his glasses, his keys, his cell phone and his medication at his apartment.

Do you want to sing? Capture your 4 seconds of fame!

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Lobster boat racing schedule takes shape

WINTERPORT, Maine (AP) -- It may be the dead of winter, but next summer's schedule of Maine lobster boat races is coming into shape.

The Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association says the season will kick off June 16 with races in Boothbay, followed the next day with races in Rockland.

Additional races are planned in Bass Harbor, Jonesport, Searsport, Stonington, Friendship, Harpswell, Winter Harbor, Pemaquid and Portland before wrapping up with a final competition in Eastport during the Eastport Pirate Festival on Sept. 9.


Police arrest man for stabbing girlfriend in neck

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Bath Police say Matthew Wycoff faces an Elevated Aggravated Assault charge for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in the neck multiple times.

Shortly before 7:00 AM Monday, police were called to a domestic fight on Washington Street.

Officers found a 38 year old female with serious stab wounds to the neck. She and witnesses told police that Wycoff had attacked her and fled.

He was found about half an hour later at a gas station in Topsham.

He was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.