Andrew Neff


Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil performs at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego in July 2007.

Motley Crue to rock Bangor Waterfront

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 25, 2013, at 5:29 a.m.
Living up to its name was never a problem for Motley Crue, one of the quintessential “bad boy” rock bands of all time. The Crue will be back on the road and for the first time in four years is including a Maine location on its international …
A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Mount Hope Avenue and Hogan Road late Friday morning Gabor.

Charges expected after 3-vehicle accident in Bangor sends 3 to hospital

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 22, 2013, at 9:29 p.m.
Police expect charges to be filed after they finish investigating a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Mount Hope Avenue and Hogan Road late Friday morning. “Bangor fire and rescue was already on scene when we arrived after the 11:24 a.m. call,” said Bangor police Sgt. Jim …
Bangor International Airport Director Tony Caruso

Bangor among 60 airports where FAA may cut air traffic controller hours

By Andrew Neff and Nick McCrea on Feb. 22, 2013, at 3:50 p.m.
The dire reports of the potential effects of congressionally mandated federal budget cuts may be rooted more in political bluster than reality. That’s what the director of Portland International Jetport said as both he and Bangor International Airport Director Tony Caruso reacted to warnings of Federal Aviation …

Grant, Veazie vet give big boost to Bangor Humane Society

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 21, 2013, at 11:11 p.m.
The Bangor Humane Society got some unexpected help in a big way to promote adopting shelter pets along with spaying and neutering pets. A $50,000 cash bequest specifically given to the BHS spaying and neutering program by the late Louise Gardner of Stockton Springs and a Facebook …

Waterville police searching for male suspect after Key Bank robbery

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 21, 2013, at 9:22 p.m.
Waterville police officers and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department deputies remained on the lookout Thursday night for a male suspect in a late afternoon robbery of the Key Bank at 305 Kennedy Memorial Drive Thursday. “We got a 911 call from inside the bank reporting a robbery at …

Prognosis excellent for new cooperative medical job training program

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 21, 2013, at 8:47 p.m.
BANGOR | A new medical job training program created by a federal grant and a first-time partnership with Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Penobscot Community Health Care and Bangor Adult Education isn’t even a year old, but it’s already getting an excellent prognosis. “This is the first time we’ve partnered …
Leonard Wells

Case leading to Maine’s largest bath salts seizure may be just ‘tip of the iceberg’

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 20, 2013, at 9:18 p.m.
SOUTH THOMASTON | A Greenbush man arrested three times on drug-related charges over a four-week period is in trouble once again. Leonard D. Wells Jr., 53, found himself in jail yet again on Tuesday after Maine State Police troopers and Knox County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested him on judicial …

Portland bank robber caught 10 minutes after crime, police say

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 19, 2013, at 9:36 p.m.
A man allegedly stole $1,000 from the KeyBank at 1 Monument Square at 2:06 p.m. Tuesday but was caught by police just 10 minutes after the robbery. A teller called Portland police to report that the man handed another teller a note demanding money and then fled …

Teenage driver hits 110 mph during police chase before crashing into snowbank

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 19, 2013, at 8:23 p.m.
EDDINGTON | A teenage driver who sped by a Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputy doing 90 miles per hour in a 40 mph speed limit zone reached a speed of 110 before finally crashing, fleeing on foot, and being taken into custody late Monday night. The chase began around 10:30 …
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley perform at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013.

Miranda Lambert back in Bangor with Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 19, 2013, at 5:33 a.m.
Miranda Lambert is coming back to Bangor, and this time around one of country music’s premier performers is bringing some reinforcements. Lambert and Dierks Bentley will headline the 2013 “Locked and Reloaded Tour,” which will make its stop in Bangor at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on Friday, …

Wind hampers crews battling Mechanic Falls house fire

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 18, 2013, at 10:22 p.m.
A homeowner and his son escaped injury, as did firefighters responding to a blaze at 121 Pleasant St. Monday afternoon, but the home was a total loss for the uninsured residents. Neither of the residents of the 2½-story, Victorian-style, wood frame house with four bedrooms were …

Woman rescued after car vaults over snowbank, smashes into pole in Gorham

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 18, 2013, at 8:36 p.m.
A woman driving on the County Road in Gorham escaped serious injury despite having her car vault over a roadside snowbank and into a telephone pole. “A single female operator, age 32, was driving on County Road and some snow had gotten blown over the road, making …

Police, rescue respond to rollover in LaGrange, at least one hurt

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 18, 2013, at 7:45 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office deputies and emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle rollover on Medford Road. The accident occurred around 4:10 p.m. and involves injury to at least one person. Watch for further updates.
Bangor Hydro linemen Mark King (left) and his partner Randy Hastings (not pictured) found an elderly man struggling in the snow near his home in Otis while tending to electrical wires near the home. They helped him back into his house and through dispatcher Kim Thayer (right) notified the man's relatives.

Bangor Hydro linemen help 91-year-old customer with more than the power

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 15, 2013, at 6:33 p.m.
Bangor Hydro Electric Co. linemen Mark King and Randy Hastings helped hundreds of people while working a 13-hour shift to restore power during last weekend’s snowstorm. But for one customer, restoring electricity to his home wasn’t the biggest service the Hydro linemen provided. They may have saved …
The Marden's surplus and salvage store on Main Street in Calais is seen in this 2001 photo.

Marden’s lays off 3 percent of workforce during season slump

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 14, 2013, at 7:50 p.m.
WATERVILLE | Not even Marden’s, Maine’s well-known surplus and salvage store chain, is immune to seasonal economic swings. Approximately 3 percent of Marden’s total workforce has been laid off since January, but that’s not unusual for this time of year, according to Craig Burgess, Marden’s general manager. “It’s an …

Fairfield, Winslow union halls both shot up in BB gun attacks

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 13, 2013, at 9:43 p.m.
BANGOR | Two union halls in Fairfield and Winslow were shot up by BB guns, apparently in drive-by fashion, within the last four days. This is not the first time either union office building has has been shot up. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall at 176 …

Bangor man goes back to jail for allegedly shoplifting again

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 12, 2013, at 8:11 p.m.
A Bangor man who police say was caught shoplifting by loss prevention personnel at Shaw’s Supermarket on Main Street last Friday wound up returning to jail after authorities discovered he was out on bail for previous theft charges. “We got a call from Shaw’s because a man …

Disruptive man leaves after police called to Diamonds, but female friend winds up arrested

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 12, 2013, at 7:23 p.m.
BANGOR | Expecting to have to escort a male patron out of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club on Saturday night, Bangor police officers instead wound up escorting and arresting his disruptive female friend. “At 1:15 a.m. [Saturday morning] we got a call from Diamonds about an intoxicated male who was refusing …
Bangor Fire Department personnel inspect a rollover over along I-95 north bound near the Kenduskeag Stream on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. One person was taken to a local hospital, but police on scene said her injuries were not life threatening.

Driver taken to hospital after rollover off I-95 in Bangor

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 12, 2013, at 4:39 p.m.
A woman escaped serious injury despite driving a car that wound up swiping into a guardrail, skidding to the opposite side of the road, and vaulting over a snowbank onto its roof on I-95 north near Union Street Tuesday afternoon. The accident was reported at 2:48 p.m. …

Combative Corinth man jailed with no bail after alleged domestic assault

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 11, 2013, at 10:19 p.m.
After initially requesting medical attention for some cuts and gashes on his body, a Corinth man was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault, criminal mischief, obstructing the report of a crime or injury and refusal to sign a summons. “Dispatch got a 911 call from someone …