Dawn Gagnon


Mickey, a rescued border collie, gets his belly scratched  by his master, Tom Duffy, during an interview.

Longtime Penobscot County courthouse maintenance director, former lawmaker dies at 69

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 05, 2014, at 8:11 p.m.
OTIS, Maine — A longtime Penobscot County maintenance supervisor and former state representative for Bangor died Sunday at his home on Springy Pond after a period of declining health. Thomas Allen “Tom” Duffy was 69 at the time of his death, according to his obituary. A 1962 graduate of John …

National Weather Service warns of strong thunderstorms heading for Penobscot, Aroostook, Oxford, Franklin counties

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 05, 2014, at 7:56 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement effective until 8 p.m. for central Penobscot and southern Aroostook counties in the north and also for Oxford and Franklin counties in the south. The weather service’s Doppler Radar has tracked a strong thunderstorm 6 miles north …
Ambulances are on the scene of a two-car accident on Tuesday on Route 1A in Dedham.

Three killed in Dedham crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 05, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
DEDHAM, Maine — All three of the people involved in a vehicular accident on U.S. Route 1A late Tuesday afternoon have died, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Tuesday evening. The two-car crash occurred about a mile from the Lucerne Inn about 5:45 p.m., when an SUV …

State police investigating Minot home invasion; drugs, guns, cash seized

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 04, 2014, at 8:51 p.m.
MINOT, Maine — The Maine State Police is investigating a home invasion that occurred Saturday night in which three people were robbed and suffered minor injuries. The incident happened about 11 p.m., when a resident of Garland Road called 911 to report that someone was being held hostage at 340 …

Brewer police charge four area women after prostitution sting

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 01, 2014, at 9:57 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Four local women face prostitution charges after a sting conducted Wednesday afternoon by Brewer police. Charged with engaging in prostitution were Coleen Singer, 31, of Bangor; Shaina Tibbetts, 25, of Old Town; Amanda Wallace, 25, of Bangor; and Heather Nadeau, 25, of Bangor, Brewer police Lt. Chris …
Mike Azevedo removes a charred section of a garage on Horseback Road in Carmel Jan. 25, 2013. The former Carmel fire chief hopes to be given a reason for his dismissal.

Former Carmel fire chief appealing town manager’s decision to fire him

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 01, 2014, at 5:39 a.m.
CARMEL, Maine — Former fire chief Mike Azevedo said Wednesday that he was abruptly fired by the town manager on July 21 and he has yet to be told why. “I have appealed the decision,” Azevedo said, who since has been tapped to serve as a firefighter for nearby Levant. …

Strong storm, hail forecast for Piscataquis County

By Dawn Gagnon and Ryan McLaughlin on July 31, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Thursday evening for southwest Piscataquis County. Shortly before 7 p.m., the weather service’s Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds of up to 60 mph. The storm was located 15 miles …

Hazmat team cleans fluid spill at Brunswick Bath Iron Works plant

By Dawn Gagnon on July 30, 2014, at 9:06 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Although no one was injured when a crane tipped over Wednesday at Bath Iron Works’ Brunswick plant, members of the region’s hazardous materials response team spent most of the afternoon cleaning up a roughly 30-gallon hydraulic fluid spill, a local fire officials said Wednesday evening. The incident …

Reward raised to identify person who shot and killed Bowdoinham cat

By Dawn Gagnon on July 30, 2014, at 8:13 p.m.
BOWDOINHAM, Maine — A total of $500 had been pledged as of Wednesday evening for information that may identify the person who shot and killed a cat on Pork Point Road on Thursday night of last week. Sagadahoc County deputies said last week that they suspect the cat was intentionally …
Jeremy Guerrette (from left), Dustin Ramsay, and Mike Bisson look over a recently cleared area on July 23 that will soon be part of the Reeds Brook Trails in Hampden.

New Hampden trail system behind middle school nearing completion

By Dawn Gagnon on July 30, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — A group of community volunteers is about to complete construction of Reeds Brooks Trails, a system of outdoor recreation paths that will serve not only Hampden Academy’s cross country and ski teams but also the broader community. The plan is to have the trails completed in time …
A runaway pig in Oakland, that managed to elude authorities for the better part of July, was captured Monday after it was baited into a specially built pen with corn and ice cream.

‘The trails are safe’: Oakland pig captured, returned to owner

By Dawn Gagnon on July 29, 2014, at 5:03 p.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — The pig that terrorized a teenager walking the trails behind Messalonskee High School and more recently, frightened a local woman out for a walk in that area, has been caught, an Oakland Police official confirmed Tuesday. The pig has been returned to his owner, who didn’t even …

Crews battling blaze at Sappi mill in Westbrook

By Dawn Gagnon on July 25, 2014, at 8:28 p.m.
WESTBROOK, Maine — Crews from several southern Maine fire departments are at the scene of a fire at the Sappi Fine Paper’s Westbrook mill, a fire department dispatcher confirmed Friday evening. The fire began about 6:30 p.m., he said. Additional details were not immediately available. Crews were still at the …
Tyler Malmstrom

Man who escaped from Belfast re-entry center arrested in South Boston

By Dawn Gagnon on July 25, 2014, at 6:53 p.m.
BOSTON, Massachusetts — The man who walked away from a minimum security re-entry corrections center in Belfast earlier this month was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Friday in South Boston, a Sanford Police Department detective said in a news release. Tyler Malmstrom, 23, of Lincolnville Center left the Maine Coastal Regional …

York police investigating Hannaford bomb threat

By Dawn Gagnon on July 25, 2014, at 4:58 p.m.
YORK, Maine — A bomb threat that prompted the temporary closure of the Hannaford supermarket in York Friday afternoon remains under investigation, a York Police Department detective said Friday evening. The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m., when the police department’s dispatch center received a call stating that the store’s manager …
Bangor police Officer Jason Linkletter and his tracking dog, Lex, head into the woods in pursuit of a man suspected of stealing the Chevrolet Camero on the side of Interstate 95. The driver reportedly stopped about a mile north of the Stillwater Avenue exit on I-95 in Old Town and fled into the woods.

Bangor man accused of stealing car, fleeing into woods after ditching it on I-95

By Dawn Gagnon on July 24, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man was arrested late Thursday afternoon after he allegedly stole a Chevrolet Camaro from a Bangor residence and drove it onto Interstate 95, where he ditched it in Old Town before fleeing into the nearby woods. Lucus Qualey, 29, will be charged with unauthorized use …
Two Gorham teens who got lost hiking in Deboullie Township are shown with Red River Camps owner Jen Brophy and Maine game wardens at Gardner Pond.

Maine wardens find lost teens in Aroostook County, fisherman in Casco

By Dawn Gagnon on July 24, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Searches at opposite ends of the state kept game wardens busy Wednesday but both ended successfully. One of the searches was conducted in Deboullie Township in northwestern Aroostook County, where two Gorham teenagers took the wrong trail back to their campsite and wound up in a remote …

Pedestrian struck, reportedly killed by Downeaster train in North Berwick

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — A pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak Downeaster train on Main Street in North Berwick, according to a report by WMTW. The North Berwick police chief confirmed that the pedestrian died, according to a tweet from WGME reporter Katie Sampson. The incident occurred on Main Street …

Two wanted men arrested in Biddeford, US marshal says

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 8:27 p.m.
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Two men who were wanted on active warrants were arrested Wednesday by a team of law enforcement officers, U.S. Marshal Noel March said Wednesday. Jessy Kehling, 27, of Biddeford, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. at a residence on Prospect Street in Biddeford, March said. The Maine Violent …

Sanford police ask public to keep eye out for suspect in attempted kidnapping

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 7:42 p.m.
SANFORD, Maine — Sanford police are asking local people to keep an eye out for a suspect in a possible attempted child abduction that occurred on Tuesday evening. The incident happened about 6:20 p.m. at the corner of High and Bates streets, Cpl. Matthew Gagne of the Sanford Police Department …
This Pan Am Railways train collided with a truck in Livermore Falls about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Pan Am train, logging truck collide in Livermore Falls

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 6:06 p.m.
A train and logging truck collided in Livermore Falls on Wednesday afternoon, blocking Main Street to traffic for several hours but resulting in no serious injuries. The crash happened at 3:15 p.m., when a logging truck traveled into the path of a Pan Am Railways train and was struck, causing …
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