Judy Harrison

Courts Reporter

Matthew Davis

Jury selection in Oakfield slayings to be completed Tuesday afternoon

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 06, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.
Davis, 35, faces charges of murder, arson, theft and criminal mischief in connection with the deaths of Kitchen and Pratt three years ago.
Storyteller Mark Bender of Providence, Rhode Island, will perform Hanukkah at Chelm and other stories at 4 p.m. Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Congregation Beth El, 183 French St. in Bangor.

Storyteller’s appearance in Bangor to feature tale of the lethal latkes

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 04, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
Storyteller Mark Binder will perform at Congregation Beth El as part of the lead up to Hanukkah.
Rev. David Henry (right), pastor of First Baptist Church, looks on as First Baptist Church head usher Robert Staples (center) and another church member move the communion table after the Imago Dei Anglican Church service Sunday at the First Baptist Church building on Center Street in Bangor. The churches have been sharing space for over a month and intend to continue the arrangement for at least a year.

As its flock shrinks, this Bangor church opened its doors to a new congregation to hang on

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 04, 2016, at 7:25 a.m.
Imago Dei Anglican Church and First Baptist Church are sharing the church at 56 Center St. So far, it has been a win-win for both congregations, even though their worship styles and liturgical practices are very different.

Maine man, 65, sentenced to 14½ years for armed bank robberies

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 30, 2016, at 6:09 p.m.
Neil West Sr. of Portland was found guilty in July by a jury on one count each of armed bank robbery and conspiracy to commit bank robbery, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a press release.

Canadian man indicted on driving to endanger charge in connection with I-95 crash

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 30, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
Dario Dosen remained Wednesday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post bail.

Darling’s wins 10-year legal dispute with Ford; damages could reach millions

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.

Police identify man found shot to death in Naples home

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Maine State Police have identified the man found shot dead Sunday inside a mobile home as Richard Diekema, 55, of Naples.
Kerry Hebert

Landowner settles lawsuit with hunter who shot him on Halloween

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
A lawsuit over a hunting incident on Halloween four years ago in Somerset County was settled Nov. 21 for an undisclosed amount.

Ex-Portland real estate developer pleads guilty to making illegal campaign contributions

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Liberty faces a fine of between $67,000 and $250,000.
Anthony Lord

Man accused of two-county rampage that left 2 dead gets new lawyers

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
Anthony Lord was scheduled to plead guilty Monday to charges related to an alleged two-county rampage last year that left two people dead.

Canadian trucker overturns rig on I-295 in Falmouth

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Rig began to fishtail as driver attempted to move into the right lane.
Two teens were injured after the 2000 GMC Sierra pickup they were  in slid off a snowy road in Linneus and overturned onto the driver's side Saturday night.

Teens injured after pickup slides off snow-covered road in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
The two teens were injured late Saturday when the pickup truck they were in went off snow-covered Route 2A and overturned on the driver’s side.
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.

Casco suspect, 59, killed in shootout with police

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
Norman Strobel, 59, of Naples who was sought in connection with the shooting in Casco was shot and killed after a confrontation with police Sunday morning.
Susan Smith, superintendent of RSU 63, speaks to the media about the death of a third grade boy from Eddington on Wednesday. Mental health counselors were available Friday at Holden Elementary School, where the boy attended .

Holden school open Friday to help families cope with 8-year-old’s death

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Mental health counselors will be at the elementary school Friday afternoon to help students, parents and staff deal with the death of a third-grader.

4 people injured in Route 1 crash in Perry

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
The names and hometowns of the driver and three passengers were not released because the investigation is ongoing, Silk said Thursday.
Bob Ogan (center) has plates filled with food to give to people during the inaugural Thanksgiving dinner at CityReach in Bangor Thursday. Following the free meal, guests were invited to watch football on two large televisions.

Bangor church gives Thanksgiving dinner to those who can’t be with family

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 24, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
“I came here to spend time with my community,” Nathan Lawrence Rehlander, 30, of Brewer said. “There are a lot of people here that I consider my family by extension.”

Puppy dies after car strikes utility poles in Standish

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 24, 2016, at 11:40 a.m.
Nicholas Cawood, 24, of Standish was charged with operating under the influence of intoxicants but was not arrested.

Man charged in Bangor assault plans to sue over social media posts

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 24, 2016, at 7:59 a.m.
A lawyer representing him said he was preparing to sue the person who wrote about the alleged assault on social media and the city councilors who denounced the alleged incident as racially motivated before an investigation was completed.
A volunteer at Jericho Road Street Ministry's clothing giveaway shows sweatpants to participants during the annual Thanksgiving dinner on Monday in Bangor.

Ministry helps Bangor homeless climb out of tent city with food, faith

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 23, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
“We first served Thanksgiving dinner last year,” Mel Coombs said Monday. “It was such a big success, we did it again this year.