Sanford police looking for "Grim Reaper" bank robber

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police say a man disguised in a "Grim Reaper" like costume robbed the Springvale branch of the Sanford Institution for Savings on Monday.

The suspect is described as a man about 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds.

Police say he did not show a weapon but did make off with some cash. They say the suspect may have bright paint on him from bank security measures.

 No one was injured in the robbery.

If you have any information on this case you can call Sanford Police.




















Volunteer firefighter killed in Shapleigh crash

SHAPLEIGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The York County Sheriff's office says a volunteer firefighter on his way to an emergency call was killed after a car crash.

It happened on the Shapleigh Corner Road around 10 p.m. Monday night.

Deputies say David Remington of Acton was responding to a call on Owl's Nest Road when he lost control of his pick-up and rolled it over.  Remington was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.   York County Sheriff Maurice Ouelette says it appears that black ice might be to blame, but the investigation is continuing.

Two people seriously injured in overnight ATV accident

LEBANON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Two people were seriously injured in an ATV accident in Lebanon.

Around 1:20 AM Saturday morning, two riders were thrown from a four wheeler at the corner of Jim Grant Road and Emmons Lane.  The four wheeler then rolled over the passengers.

Lebanon Rescue says that when they arrived, they found a 33 year old man lying unconscious in the roadway.  He was taken by helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland.  He was suffering from serious injuries.

A short time later, the passenger called 911 from nearby.  She requested an ambulance.  Lebanon Rescue says she had fallen unconscious in the accident, came to and made her way up the road to call 911.  She was taken by ambulance to Frisbie Hospital in Rochester, NH.

Neither rider was wearing a helmet.

Jim Grant Road was closed for about three hours while crews investigated the accident.

23rd Annual Special Olympics Lobster Dip

There is still time to make some super cool plans for New Years Day. If you are looking for a really "cool" way to start off 2011, something that will send a chill up your spine, then we have just the thing. On January 1st at Noon sharp you can be part of Maine 's original dip in to the ocean. The 23rd annual LOBSTER DIP for Special Olympics will take place at Old Orchard Beach in front of the Brunswick Hotel/Oceanside Grille. Call now for a registration packet at 879-0489 so that you can get a jumpstart on pledges. You can also reach us at

Canning the holiday spirit in York County

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A canned food drive in Sanford got a twist of creativity this year.

The Willard School Kids Club after school program spent the last three weeks collecting canned goods to donate to the York County Food Rescue.

This weekend those 1,500 cans were put to use briefly before making their way to the rescue.

With the aid of area artists the students created a winter wonderland with the cans.  They separated the cans by the label color and then built green, red, yellow and silver trees.

The design was only in place for a short time before it was disassembled and trucked away but the students say it was a nice combination of creativity and generosity.

The York County Food Rescue plans to invite the students to see just how their donations are sorted and distributed to the needy.

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

ecomaine has broken its own recycling record every month for the past 12 months. From December 2009 through November 2010, its recycling facility has averaged 5,404,660 pounds per month and the organization expects that average to continue increasing well into 2011. Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Bobinsky, who is Portland’s Director of Public Services, said, “Our educational outreach about the importance of recycling – both environmentally and fiscally – has been a major factor in convincing more people to make recycling a part of their daily routine.”

The fiscal impact, according to Bobinsky, from increased recycling for municipalities, universities, and businesses is significant because the cost of trash disposal is far greater than the cost of recycling.

Fit at Five: Adult Dodgeball

For sports lovers the list of pick-up games you can check out is endless. Joining in on these games are a great excuse to skip the gym, and still get a workout. On this Fit at Five we check out a league that has very few rules, and the unbelievable power to make you feel like a kid again.


I gotta say...this shoot was an ABSOLUTE blast! It was non stop action from the minute we got there. I had taken a flip cam with me to shoot some extra video. As I was getting a little stuff from the sidelines I tried to find Chris Marine. (My photographer for this story) I thought I was seeing things when I looked up and saw Chris right in the line of fire! I tell you he was so into it. He even told people to shoot right for him.