Man declared dead after wife pulls him from pool

A Cumberland man died Tuesday after being found unresponsive in an above-ground swimming pool.

Fire Chief Dan Small told WMTW-TV that officials were called Tuesday night to a home on Meadow Way, where the man’s wife was giving him CPR after pulling him from the pool.

Small said firefighters continued performing CPR, but the man was declared dead after being taken to Maine Medical Center. The victim’s name and age were not released.


Shipyard wins Navy contract to build stealth destroyer

Bath Iron Works has won a $105.3 million contract to build the Navy a new destroyer and begin planning for another.

BIW is still working on the first DDG-1000 “stealth” destroyer.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said the funding is welcome news for BIW and its employees. She said that with the contract, the Navy continues to show confidence in the shipbuilding capabilities of the work force in Bath.

The Navy has committed to building all three of the stealth destroyers in Maine.


Maine sends another staffer to work on Gulf oil spill

Another Maine Department of Environmental Protection staffer is heading to the Gulf of Mexico to help clean up the BP oil spill.

Barbara Parker, director of the department’s response services, will relieve the on-scene coordinator at Florida’s emergency operations center in Tallahassee.

Six members of the DEP’s hazardous-materials response team are in Panama City, Fla., operating two oil skimmer barges while a DEP mapping expert is in Houma, La., helping track the spill.


Hollis man charged after dispute at campground

A Hollis man was charged with aggravated assault and burglary after a dispute over a woman at a campground, said the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at the Family and Friends Campground on Richville Road on Tuesday evening. Eric Sturgeon, 45, was issued a criminal trespass order to stay away from the campsite of Robert Kerrigan, 56, also of Hollis.

Kerrigan and other witnesses said Sturgeon later went into Kerrigan’s camper, forced the older man outside and brandished a folding knife, according to the sheriff’s office.

The two men fought and both suffered minor stab wounds. Kerrigan was not charged in the incident.


Man pleads not guilty in attack on wife at Husson

A Bangor man who was subdued by five female college students after allegedly attacking his estranged wife has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges.

Horst Wolk, 45, remained in jail on $50,000 bail after Tuesday’s arraignment in Penobscot County Superior Court. A trial date has not been set.

Wolk, a German national, is accused of stabbing his wife in the neck and leg on May 5 on the campus of Husson University in Bangor.

Police credited five students with coming to the woman’s aid and subduing Wolk.

The Bangor Daily News said the victim told police she had received a temporary protection-from-abuse order against Wolk about two weeks before the attack.


Mississippi Blues Trail marker to be dedicated

A Mississippi Blues Trail marker will be dedicated in Rockland, Maine — the seventh outside Mississippi since the program started in 2006.

The marker will be placed today in conjunction with this year’s North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, which was founded in 1994. The marker is titled “The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine.”

Other markers have placed in Memphis, Tenn.; Chicago; Muscle Shoals, Ala.; Helena, Ark.; and Ferriday, La.

The markers commemorate the influence that Mississippi artists have had on the development of blues scenes outside the state.