Dawn Gagnon


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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.
The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue an injured man after he fell from Precipice Trail at Acadia National Park on Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard rescues man who fell from cliff in Acadia

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 09, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
The rescue operation began about 1:45 p.m., when a watchstander from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center called the Coast Guard after a National Park Service ranger reported a hiker fell from an 80-foot cliff.

Portland woman summoned after police find stolen Trump signs in her possession

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 07, 2016, at 7:29 p.m.
A 24-year-old Portland woman was issued a summons Thursday night after a Falmouth patrol officer caught her with several Trump campaign signs in her car — and one in her hand, a Falmouth Police Department official said Friday.
Thirteen people were displaced by a fire that destroyed a transitional housing center in Dresden early Sunday morning.

Fire at Dresden transitional housing center deemed accidental

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 07, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
State fire marshal’s office investigators have determined that smoking was the likely cause of a fire earlier this week that destroyed a transitional housing center, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday.

Stonington man convicted of burning boat charged with second arson

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 07, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
A Stonington man who was sentenced to seven years in prison last month for torching a lobster boat now faces a new arson charge for a fire two years ago that destroyed a camper in Stonington.
Robert Anthony Bell

Carmel man accused of assaulting officers

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 07, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
Robert Anthony Bell is being held at the Penobscot County Jail on $75,000 cash bail.
Eric Trump speaks at a campaign stop in Bangor on Thursday evening to finish off a day stumping for his father's presidential campaign with his wife, Lara, around Maine. At least 100 Trump supporters packed Trump's Bangor campaign headquarters at 849 Stillwater Ave.

Son Eric, daughter-in-law Lara stump for Trump in Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 06, 2016, at 8:44 p.m.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s son Eric and daughter-in-law Lara made a swing through Maine on Thursday to reinforce the businessman’s message before the Nov. 8 election.

Game wardens offer safety reminders after bird hunters get lost in Maine woods

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.
Lenore Wilson

Police: Rarely used Amber Alert played key role in return of Augusta child

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2016, at 8:53 p.m.
“The system worked like it was supposed to,” Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said of Tuesday’s incident, noting that the child was located within four hours.
Albert Fairbrother

4 Milford residents arrested on crack, fentanyl trafficking charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Seized were about 10 grams of what agents believe to be fentanyl, 28 grams of crack cocaine and $1,500 in suspected drug proceeds, according to the release.

Still no suspects in slashing of Millinocket man

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 04, 2016, at 5:56 p.m.
“We have no suspect at this time. We are still collecting evidence out there right now.”

Hampden voters to fill school board, water district seats, decide referendum questions

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 03, 2016, at 4:05 p.m.
Residents will fill two openings on the RSU 22 school board and elect a water district trustee in local elections on Nov. 8.

Husson University student allegedly assaulted near campus

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 02, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
A Husson University student was allegedly assaulted by multiple men a short distance from the school Friday night.