May 7, 2013

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The man told police that three men he knew came to his apartment, he let them in and they attacked him.

Police contacted Brunswick police, who found the men and arrested them.

Police charged Justin Haycock, 29, Joshua Haycock, 31, and Walter Haycock, 62, with elevated aggravated assault. All were held in jail pending a court appearance this week.

Justin and Walter were held on $25,000 bail each and Joshua Haycock is being held without bail. The victim remains in the hospital.

Police said they believe they know the reason for the attack but would not disclose it because of the investigation.

SANFORD

Hannaford evacuated after produce case catches fire

The Hannaford supermarket at 800 Main St. was evacuated Monday morning after a refrigerated produce case caught fire.

Customers and workers had to leave the store at 10 a.m., said Capt. Gary Cushing of the Sanford Fire Department.

The fire was caused by a short circuit in a light fixture that illuminated the case. An employee used a chemical fire extinguisher to control the fire, which went out as soon as firefighters disconnected power to the area.

A Department of Agriculture inspector had to determine how much food had to be thrown out because of the use of the chemical extinguisher.
Nobody was hurt.

Employees were allowed back into the building at 10:30 a.m. The store reopened after 3 p.m., a Hannaford spokesman said.

BANGOR

Death ruled a homicide, man charged with killing

Police say the death of a Bangor woman has been ruled a homicide and a man who lived at the same address has been charged with killing her in what is described as a case of domestic violence.

Bangor police said Monday that Sherry Clifford, 49, was found dead Friday evening in an apartment on Jefferson Street.

An autopsy Saturday determined that Clifford was the victim of a homicide, although police did not release the cause of death.

On Monday, David Coon, 50, who lived at the same address, was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held in the Penobscot County jail.

BAR HARBOR

Road to Cadillac’s summit to open ahead of schedule

The road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park will open Saturday – a week ahead of schedule – thanks largely to support from the business community.

Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele announced Monday that the road to the peak will open even though federal budget cuts known as sequestration led to a reduction in Acadia’s seasonal staff. The rest of the Park Loop Road will open on May 17.

After sequestration hit, the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce approached park officials about offering volunteers to clean up the roadside and parking areas to get the park ready for visitors.
The concessioner who operates the gift shop on top of Cadillac has agreed to open Saturday as well, the park announced.

Acadia National Park draws about 2 million visitors to Mount Desert Island every year and is among the most visited areas of Maine from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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