Dawn Gagnon


Thunderstorms pass over a potato field in Fort Kent in this August 2015 file photo.

Storm brings hail, downs trees in northern, eastern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 07, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
The damage occurred between about 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., as the stormy weather worked its way from The County to Penobscot County and on to the Down East.
A Fort Kent man suffered serious injuries early Sunday morning when the Subaru Legacy he was driving rolled over on Route 11 in Wallagrass.

Man seriously injured in rollover in The County

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 07, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
A Fort Kent man was flown to a Bangor hospital after he was ejected from his car early Sunday morning during a rollover crash on Route 11 in Wallagrass.

Hundreds still without power after thunderstorms swept across state

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 07, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
Emera Maine crews have made significant progress toward restoring service to customers who lost power as a result of thunderstorms that swept through much of Maine Saturday afternoon.
Maine State Police deal with a car fire that spread into nearby woods along Interstate 95 in Carmel on Thursday.

Multi-vehicle crash, car fire create long day for motorists on I-95

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 04, 2016, at 8:31 p.m.
A multi-vehicle crash involving passenger cars and tractor-trailers occurred about 8:30 a.m. near mile marker 146 in Pittsfield.
A Maine Warden Service dive boat returns to shore Thursday evening after locating the body of a 19-year-old man who went missing after falling from a pontoon boat on Long Lake.

Wardens recover body of Hollis Center man who fell from boat

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 04, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Jesse Nicholas Cardone’s body was recovered at 6:10 p.m. Thursday after being located by the Maine Warden Service.
Norwegian tourist Espen Brungodt, 28, who was traveling through Portland with his family, was arrested after threatening in an email to kill police officers with explosives and assault rifles, authorities said.

Man accused of sending death threats to Portland police held pending hearing

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 04, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Espen Brungodt faces a federal charge of transmitting threatening information after being linked to an email that said he and his partners intended to use assault rifles to “shoot and kill as many police officers as they can.”

Sanford man pleads guilty to federal firearms charge

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 04, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
William Klingensmith, 46, possessed 11 firearms at different times between February and July 2015, according to court records.
Christopher Knight (left) sits in court with his attorney, Walter McKee, during his plea agreement at Kennebec Superior Court in Augusta in this October 2013 file photo.

Justices decide North Pond Hermit does not have to pay for road repair

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 04, 2016, at 6:06 p.m.
The state’s highest court decided Christopher Knight doesn’t have to pay for repairs to the woods road police damaged while investigating the case.

Bangor man, Eddington woman arrested on heroin charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 9:40 p.m.
During a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly found 94 individual packages of heroin with a street value of $1,800.

Brewer police remind dog owners to leave pets home on hot days

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 9:35 p.m.
Police were called to Lowe’s Wednesday for a report that puppies were left in a pickup truck in the store’s parking lot.

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in Orland head-on crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
The driver was flown by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Deputy Eric McLaughlin said.

Reward offered for information on theft of 22 firearms in Newport

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 7:37 p.m.
The reward is related to the July 1 burglary of The Money Shop, a federal firearms licensee at the Route 2 Mall in Newport.

Man sentenced for stealing $80K from dead friend’s bank account

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
PORTLAND | A former Richmond man was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for bank fraud during a hearing Wednesday before Chief Judge Nancy Torresen in U.S. District Court. Howard Hoffman, 53, also was ordered to undergo five years of supervised release upon completion of his …

Search underway after Hollis Center man falls from boat

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 6:07 p.m.
The 19-year-old was riding on the front of the pontoon boat when he fell overboard and went beneath the watercraft.

Coast Guard rescues stranded passengers from schooner

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 02, 2016, at 9:50 p.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard, with help from some good Samaritans, rescued 25 passengers who were stranded after a historic schooner ran aground.
Bangor police Officer Jason McAmbley (left) gives Parker Hanz, 2, a fist-bump during the fourth annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday at Stillwater Park on Howard Street in Bangor.

Crime prevention event draws hundreds to Bangor park

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 02, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.
A 3-foot snake found in a vacant Biddeford house on Saturday night soon will be reunited with its owner. The snake was found by a woman who had the homeowner’s permission to stay at a home on Sky Oaks Drive, Deputy Chief JoAnne Fisk said Monday.

3-foot snake found in vacant home being reunited with owner

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 01, 2016, at 8:11 p.m.
A police officer sent to the home reportedly identified the snake as a python and called the warden service to come and get it.

Fatal Berwick fire intentionally set, state fire marshal says

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 01, 2016, at 7:06 p.m.
The fire that claimed the life of a man on River Street early Monday morning was intentionally set, the state fire marshal’s office has determined. The man who died was identified as Jon Kellar, 55, who lived alone at his River Street home, Maine Department of Public …

Police identify victims of fatal Parkman crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 01, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
The crash on North Dexter Road remains under investigation

Saco motorcyclist hurt in crash with tractor-trailer

By Dawn Gagnon on July 31, 2016, at 8:27 p.m.
A woman was injured when the motorcycle she was driving collided with a tractor-trailer while attempting to get onto I-95 from Broadway in Bangor.