Pregnant Auburn woman killed in head-on collision

Police said a pregnant woman was killed Sunday after her car collided head-on with another motorist on Route 196.

Sgt. Robert Ramsay of the Topsham Police Department identified the victim as 37-year-old Salima Nuh of Auburn. Ramsay said Nuh was pregnant.

Ramsay said that Nuh’s vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle operated by Robert Robitaille, 52, of Lisbon. He suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from Parkview Hospital in Brunswick.

Police said it appears that Robitaille was traveling west toward Lisbon when he fell asleep and drifted into the opposite lane. The accident remains under investigation.

The crash took place around 3:30 p.m.


Kentucky man will tip $500 to some lucky waitperson

Seth Collins, 34, of Lexington Ky., has been traveling to restaurants across the country handing out $500 tips to the person who serves his table.

His next surprise will involve a waiter or waitress at a Portland restaurant.

“I don’t know where it is going to be. I haven’t decided yet,” Collins said Sunday night.

Collins’ younger brother, Aaron, died unexpectedly in 2012 and in his will asked that his family leave a $500 tip for a waiter or waitress.

His family fulfilled his wish and posted it on social media. The gesture went viral and before long the family had received more than $50,000 in donations.

Collins has visited 39 states.

New York driver injured when car hits pole, rolls over

A New York state man was injured Sunday night when his vehicle rolled over after he drove it into a Central Maine Power Co. utility pole on Allen Avenue, knocking the pole down, Portland police said.

Lt. Gary Hutcheson said that Thomas Coyne was alone at the time of the crash, which occurred about 10 p.m. Coyne was taken to Maine Medical Center.

Coyne’s age and address were not available late Sunday. Police said the crash is under investigation.


Man who shot himself recovering from surgery

A 77-year-old Scarborough man who was seriously injured when he accidentally shot himself at the Scarborough Fish & Game Club firing range Saturday is recovering from surgery to repair his wound at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Scarborough police Sgt. Timothy Barker said Everett Boynton faces a long recovery.

House fire forces closure of Holmes Road for 2 hours

Scarborough police had to shut down a section of Holmes Road for about two hours Sunday night while crews from several towns fought a house fire at 152 Holmes Road.

A fire dispatcher said the Fire Department was notified at 6:50 p.m. by a passer-by that a single-family home was on fire. The home was not destroyed, and no injuries were reported.

– From staff reports

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