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Juvenile arrested in Brunswick stabbing

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police have arrested a juvenile on charges of stabbing a man in Brunswick.

Police were called to the home of Scott Pelkey, 44, on Gurnet Road at about 4:13 p.m. on Sunday.  Pelkey was found to be the victim.  He was initially taken to Midcoast Hospital and later transferred to Maine Medical Center for treatment.

Police say the juvenile who stabbed Pelkey is being held at the Long Creek Youth Center.

Huey Lewis

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

Huey Lewis and the News are one of the biggest rock bands of the 1980's and early 90's.  The band has released 19 top ten singles and won two Grammy Awards.  Their hit "Power of Love" was also nominated for an Academy Award.  The band released their first album in nine years, "Soulsville," last November.

Huey Lewis and the News were in Maine in June to perform at Pop The Cork in Rockport, a gala put on by Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Market.  All of the evening's proceeds benefited United Mid-Coast Charities.

For more information on Cellardoor Winery click here:  CELLARDOOR WINERY

Psychiatric Service Dogs help Vets with PTSD

TOPSHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Defense Department study of combat troops returning from Iraq found 1 in 6 acknowledged symptoms of severe depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Studies also show that U.S. Women serving in Iraq suffer from more pronounced and debilitating forms of PTSD than their male counterparts.

Faith Harris has struggled with PTSD since she came home from in Iraq in 2006. She's finally found help in the form of a most unusual therapist: a Psychiatric Service Dog from the non-profit group Stiggy's Dogs.

Stiggy's Dogs gives the dogs, and training sessions to vets suffereing from PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injuries, free of charge. The dogs are trained to react to the vets mood swings, and calm them down if they panic or have nightmares.

Maine ship-modeling center to add jobs in 2012

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- A high-tech ship-modeling organization that set up operations in Maine last summer plans to add 16 people to its payroll next year.

The American Bureau of Shipping says it now has 30 employees at its modeling center, which opened last summer at Brunswick Landing, the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

In a letter to Gov. Paul LePage, Chairman Robert Somerville says ABS is planning to add 16 people to its Maine work force in 2012.
The Brunswick modeling center creates computer-aided design models of client vessels.

Author David McCullough

DAVID MCCULLOUGH

David McCullough's latest book is called "The Greater Journey."  It's a non-fiction book about 19th century Americans like Mark Twain and Samuel Morse who migrated to Paris and went on to achieve importance in culture or inovation.  McCullough has received two Pulitzer Prize awards, for "Truman" and "John Adams."  He has also received two National Book Awards.

For more information on David McCullough click here:  DAVID MCCULLOUGH 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funding loss doesn't derail train layover facility

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is moving ahead with plans to build a layover and maintenance facility for the Amtrak Downeaster in Brunswick, despite the loss of a federal grant that would have paid for the project.

Construction of the large industrial shed, initially expected to start this spring, has been delayed, in part so residents can help develop a plan to diminish the facility's effect on nearby residential neighborhoods.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the lack of a layover facility won't delay the authority's plan to extend passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick in 2012.

The authority learned earlier this month that the U.S. Department of Transportation rejected its application for a $20 million grant. The layover facility is expected to cost $9 million.

 

 

 

 

 

Investigators still seeking ID of Brunswick body

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- The Maine medical examiner's office has determined the cause of death of the man whose body was found in Brunswick, but officials are still trying to learn who he was.

Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the body found Thursday near a small campsite along some railroad tracks in Brunswick.

Spokesman Mark Belserene from the medical examiner's office says the man had a catheter, so it's likely he was under a doctor's care. He said there were no other identifiers.

Belserene says the cause of death is being withheld for the time being.