Dawn Gagnon



Biddeford police investigating Sunday morning stabbings

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 24, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
Gordon Hamilton

UMaine climate scientist perishes in accident in Antarctica

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 23, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
Gordon Hamilton died after falling 100 feet when the snowmobile he was riding hit a crevasse.
Ryan Harris

Sanford police arrest suspect in 2015 motel robbery case

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
According to police, Ryan Harris entered the motel in Nov. 24, 2015, armed with a knife and demanded money from the clerk.
Michael Crowley (center) poses a question during a City Council candidate forum while Andrew Bennett (left), Marc Eastman (second from left), Gibran Graham (second from right) and Daniel Tremble listen on Thursday at Bangor City Hall.

Bangor council candidates talk city’s future during forum

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 20, 2016, at 9:48 p.m.
Mary Beal, founder of Beal College, can be seen in this undated photo. Beal College marked its 125th anniversary on Thursday.

Beal College celebrates 125th birthday

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
A longtime Bangor educational institution marked a major milestone on Thursday with an open house, tours and, of course, a cake.

Police: Street racing in Levant leads to injuries and charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:37 p.m.
Two drivers who were racing on Tay Road are facing charges after a crash that resulted in injuries last week, Maine State Police said.
Jeff Walls of Stockton Springs and Tammy Harrison of Hudson hold up signs urging Maine voters to vote no of Question 1 on the Nov. 8 election ballot. While not opposed to legalizing marijuana for recreational use, they said that the proposed legislation would lead to onerous compliance requirements that could force small farmers out of business and adversely affect access to medicine for medical marijuana patients.

Grassroots group raising questions about recreational marijuana ballot question

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:01 p.m.
“This particular bill that was written specifically for some investors to get government contracts.”
John Fahey

Longtime Bangor educator John Fahey dies at 84

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 17, 2016, at 7:53 p.m.
Known to many as “Doc,” John J. Fahey, Ph.D, 84, died Saturday after a period of declining health.
Travis Stinson

Milford man arrested in connection with pawn shop gun thefts

By Dawn Gagnon and Judy Harrison, BDN Staff on Oct. 17, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
He also is a suspect in a Sept. 30 burglary and theft at the same pawn shop.
An estimated 800 people took part in Saturday's walk to end Alzheimer's disease in Bangor and Brewer.

Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s draws 800

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 16, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
Formerly held at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, the annual Alzheimer’s walk moved this year to Bangor Waterfront.

Multivehicle crash injures 8 in Thorndike

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 16, 2016, at 12:51 p.m.
Eight ambulances and two Lifeflight helicopters were dispatched to Route 220 in Thorndike.

Greenville man dies in house fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 15, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Stephen Richards was found dead in the rubble of a house that burned down early Saturday afternoon in Greenville.
James Dumond

Presque Isle man arrested after crashing truck in Easton

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 15, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
A man from Presque Isle was arrested and charged with operating under the influence late Friday afternoon after a rollover crash in Easton.
Tyana McLaughlin, 16 of Fort Fairfield, had not been seen since Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. However, she has been located and is safe.

Fort Fairfield teen no longer missing, is safe

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 15, 2016, at 12:19 p.m.
The girl reportedly turned herself in to police Friday night.
The family of Amy, Coty and Monica Lake who were killed by Steven Lake in a domestic violence murder-suicide in June of 2011 donated $10,000 to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office to help pay for some of the immediate needs of people trying to escape abusive environments. From left are Marcie Ouellette, a victim-witness advocate who works for the Penobscot County District Attorney's Office, Chief Deputy William Sheehan, Sheriff Troy Mortin and Candace Sabo of the Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, which assists people affected by domestic violence in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

Family of slain Dexter mother, children donate $10,000 to help meet initial needs of domestic violence victims

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 14, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said the funds will be put to good use.
Jacob Vanedestine

Palmyra man arrested on sex charges after alleged assault on 11-year-old girl

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 14, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
Vanadestine is being held at Somerset County Jail.
Sen. Susan Collins (right) speaks with Bangor Daily News feature reporter Meg Haskell during the first Dirigo Speaks event on Tuesday at Gracie Theatre at Husson University in Bangor. The event, hosted by AARP and the Bangor Daily News, is a new platform for Maine leaders and regional news-makers to share opinions, ideas and perspectives on what's happening in Maine.

Despite presidential election turmoil, Collins says Republican Party will be ‘just fine’

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 11, 2016, at 9:47 p.m.
“This has been the worst political climate that I have ever seen and the most disappointing presidential race that I have ever seen.”
The Maine Warden Service on Sunday recovered the body of a man from Madison who died in an apparent ATV crash in Skowhegan.

Madison man found dead after apparent ATV crash in Skowhegan

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 09, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
A 56-year-old man was found dead after an apparent all-terrain vehicle crash, according to the Maine Warden Service.
Kevin Fowler

Old Town police arrest 3 men on drug trafficking charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 09, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
During the search, police allegedly seized 170 individual packets of heroin, 99 OxyContin pills and an baggie of an unidentified white powder.

Maine gun show attendees pan expanded background checks

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 09, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Attendees at a gun show at the Anah Shrine on Sunday largely panned the Nov. 8 ballot measure to expand background checks on the transfer of firearms in Maine.