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Police: Alcohol likely a factor in crash in W. Newfield

WEST NEWFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police in York County say alcohol use factored into a two car crash in West Newfield that sent two people to the hospital, one with serious injuries.

Shortly before 12:30 AM, the York County Sheriff's Department was called to the intersection of Shady Nook Road and Acton Ridge Road.

Police say Michael Jouvekelas, from Rochester, NH, rolled through a stop sign in his Ford Ranger. He was struck by a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Justin Wigsten, from West Newfield.

Jouvekelas was taken by Life Flight to Maine Medical Center. His injuries are described as serious but not life threatening.

Wigsten was treated and released for minor injuries at Good Hospital in Sanford.

The accident remains under investigation.

Two women die in car crash in Lyman

LYMAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The York County Sheriff's Department says that two women from Southern Maine died in a car crash early Wednesday morning.

Juliza McCurry, 22, from Biddeford and Sheri Watson, 22, from Sanford died when the car they were in skidded out of control on South Waterboro Road.

Police say that McCurry was driving when she lost control on a corner near Hamilton Road. The car struck a rock, flipped and slammed into a large tree.

Police suspect speed and alcohol to be factors in the crash. Both young women were wearing their seat belts.

The accident remains under investigation.

Alcohol and speed factors in fatal Lyman crash

LYMAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The York County Sheriff's department says two women were killed in a crash on South Waterboro Road early Wednesday morning.

 It happened just before 1 AM at the intersection with Hamilton Road.

 Deputies say speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash. More details are expected out later this morning.

Police: Truck with naked driver crashes into condo

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Berwick Police say they have arrested a man who drove a small dump truck into a condominium Wednesday night.

Just before 11:00pm, they responded to calls reporting a truck into the Woodland Hills apartment building.

Investigators say when they arrived, officers witnessed a struggle between two men. One of them was the tenant, the other was 24-year-old Eli Hutchins of Lovell. Police say Hutchins, who was naked, was determined to be the operator of the dump truck. He was placed into custody.

At the time of the crash, the man who lived in the condo and his seven-year-old son were sleeping. They were both uninjured.

Hutchins was charged with assault, aggravated criminal mischief and OUI. He was taken to the York County Jail and is expected in court on July 5.

Fit at Five: Maine Fit Club

If there's one thing we have learned on Fit at Five it's that the support of others always helps people achieve results. On this Fit at Five we take a look at a club here in Maine that is offering that support, and for a little added motivation also offers a free weekly workout.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a list of some of the Fit Club's being held across the state:

THE MAINE FIT CLUB
Thursday nights 6:30-7:30pm
179 Woodford Street
The Woodfords Club
Portland, Maine
Contact: Janet Denison

K'PORT FIT CLUB
Mondays 7-8pm
Kennebunkport Consolidated School Gym
25 School Street
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Contact: Marc Feldman
fitinmaine@gmail.com

Trucks get muddy in Lebanon

LEBANON, Maine (AP) -- A group of guys with giant trucks are celebrating Maine's mud season by getting dirty.

Organizer Kurt Zeller says a week of rain created plenty of mud and participants adopted the attitude "if you can't beat `em, join `em." The event dubbed "Spring Muddervention" was being held Sunday on his property in the town of Lebanon in southern Maine.

About 70 off-road trucks were participating events in three 200-foot-long mud pits.

Events included drag racing in shallow mud as well as other events aimed at testing the ability of trucks to handle deep mud without getting stuck. Zeller says one bonus from all the recent rain is that there's little need to pump in water because there's been plenty of rain.

 

Memorials to Camden Hughes grow in S. Berwick

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This has been an emotionally exhausting week for the town of South Berwick.

On Saturday, the body of 6-year old Camden Hughes was found by the side of Dennett Road. But he was unidentified for almost 4 days, until a tip from a truck driver led police to his mother, Julianne McCrery. She now faces two counts of second degree murder.

Even as the details of this case continue to unfold, people in and around South Berwick are paying their respects to a little boy they never knew. There are now three memorials in Camden Hughes' honor throughout the town.

There's a wreath and a picture of Camden outside the First Federated Church of South Berwick. Across the street at town hall, people have been leaving flowers, candles, and teddy bears ever since a vigil was held in the boy's honor on Tuesday.