Alex Barber

Somerset Bureau

Alex Barber covers mid-Maine, which encompasses most of Penobscot County, from Newport.
 
Andrea Gerry

Newport woman arrested after three encounters with police

By Alex Barber on Nov. 19, 2013, at 1:12 p.m.
Dan Stevens (left), owner of Captain Mowatt's of Portland, pours chips so a patron can try one of 17 varieties of his company's hot sauce at the Maine Harvest Festival at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event continues Sunday.

Maine small-business owners report ‘upbeat’ market at harvest festival in Bangor

By Alex Barber on Nov. 16, 2013, at 6:23 p.m.

Waterville man indicted on charges of dealing crack, heroin

By Alex Barber on Nov. 16, 2013, at 12:54 p.m.

Police: Father overhears assault of daughter in Newport after phone thrown under her bed

By Alex Barber on Nov. 15, 2013, at 12:58 p.m.
Newport Police Chief Leonard Macdaid

Newport, Pittsfield school districts on alert after Walmart caller says he needs assault rifle ‘for school tomorrow’

By Alex Barber on Nov. 15, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
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Tim Gallon shows off his beer making production area at Black Bear Brewery in Orono on Wednesday. Gallon has expanded his taproom to include a larger area where patrons can sip beer and listen to live music.

Orono brewery expands taproom as production continues to grow

By Alex Barber on Nov. 13, 2013, at 5:07 p.m.

Two transported to hospital after head-on crash in Cornville

By Alex Barber on Nov. 13, 2013, at 2:12 p.m.
A resident places a vote in the ballot box at the Charleston Community Center in June.  The town voted to enact a 180-day moratorium on any east-west corridor development.

Charleston to weigh ordinance blocking east-west corridor

By Alex Barber on Nov. 12, 2013, at 6:32 p.m.
Wendi Willette

Winslow woman accused of stealing from wrestling boosters pleads not guilty

By Alex Barber on Nov. 12, 2013, at 5:20 p.m.
Wendy Farley of Brownville listens during her initial court appearance at the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 20, 2012.

Trial of Brownville woman accused of murder-for-hire plot again delayed

By Alex Barber on Nov. 12, 2013, at 12:11 p.m.

Brewer man accused of peeping in windows of Newport home charged with violation of privacy

By Alex Barber on Nov. 08, 2013, at 9:42 a.m.

Police: Man seen peeping in windows of Newport house arrested after being chased by neighbor

By Alex Barber on Nov. 07, 2013, at 10:51 a.m.

Newport woman allegedly chokes roommate after disagreement

By Alex Barber on Nov. 04, 2013, at 8:54 p.m.

NY man sentenced to 10 years for selling drugs in Waterville

By Alex Barber on Nov. 01, 2013, at 5:36 p.m.

Police searching for man who drove off after damaging utility pole in Hermon

By Alex Barber on Nov. 01, 2013, at 5:17 p.m.

Less than 5 gallons of heating fuel spilled onto Oakland roads

By Alex Barber on Nov. 01, 2013, at 1:56 p.m.

Grand jury indicts Skowhegan man accused of threatening to kill staff at Cornville school

By Alex Barber on Nov. 01, 2013, at 1:55 p.m.
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One of several T-shirts at Olympia Sports at the Bangor Mall commemorating the Boston Red Sox appearance in the 2013 World Series. The Red Sox are one win away from clinching its third World Series title in the past 10 years.

Red Sox fans in Maine hoping World Series ends Wednesday night

By Alex Barber on Oct. 29, 2013, at 6:10 p.m.

Maine Red Sox fans eagerly await Game 6

By Alex Barber on Oct. 29, 2013, at 6:09 p.m.

Driver who left truck in neutral caused fatal Skowhegan accident, police say

By Alex Barber on Oct. 29, 2013, at 5:10 p.m.