December 20, 2012

Dispatches

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He says a suspect has been cooperating with police, describing how the money was taken. Lawrence told the Bangor Daily News that he will present the case to the district attorney and seek charges through a grand jury in the coming weeks.  He said the suspect could face felony theft charges.

LIVERMORE FALLS

Toddler bit by family dog expected to recover fully

The grandmother of an 18-month-old boy who was attacked by the family dog in their home last weekend says the child is recovering well.

Destiny Enman told the Sun Journal that her grandson was bitten on the top of his head and forehead by the dog, an American bulldog and husky mix.  The dog was previously reported to be a pit bull-wolf hybrid.

Enman was also bitten as she rushed to help the boy. The child and the grandmother were taken to a hospital in Lewiston where they were treated and released.

Enman says the boy is not expected to have any permanent injuries.

The animal was euthanized .

WESTBROOK

Police setting up sobriety checkpoints during holiday

Police will be watching closely for drunk drivers this holiday season.

Westbrook police will use a $10,000 grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to set up sobriety checkpoints and put officers on duty – in marked and unmarked cars – with the sole purpose of seeking out drunk drivers, according to a press release from the department.

The dedicated patrols will continue through the holidays into the new year.

KITTERY

Shipyard’s new commander has experience, education

The Navy has chosen the next commander of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The appointment of Capt. William Green was announced on Wednesday. Greene, who serves as the military deputy for shipyard operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command, will succeed Capt. L. Bryant Fuller this summer.

Greene is a native of Ann Arbor, Mich., who has served numerous engineering and combat systems assignments, including a posting at Navy shipyards at Puget Sound, Wash., and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

He holds a nuclear engineering degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida, and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and naval architecture and marine engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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