Judy Harrison

Courts Reporter

 
Sally Shaw

Cherryfield victim, alleged killers were in love triangle, court documents say

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 16, 2017, at 7:11 p.m.
Sally Shaw, 55, of New Gloucester was the girlfriend of Carine aka “T” or “Terror” Reeves, 37, who was also allegedly in a relationship with Quaneysha Greeley, 19, according to court documents.
The husband of the woman killed two years ago in the Shaw’s supermarket in Saco has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the company needs to do more to protect customers.

Husband of woman killed in Saco Shaw’s files wrongful death lawsuit

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 16, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Wendy Boudreau died Aug. 19, 2015, after she was attacked from behind by Connor S. MacCalister.
Bill Fuller, 75, of Clinton crashed in an ultra-light airplane Tuesday in woods off Neck Road in Benton. Fuller sustained cuts and bruises.

Clinton man, 75, walks away from plane crash in Benton

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 15, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
A 75-year-old Clinton man walked away from an ultra-light plane crash Tuesday with just cuts and bruises, police said.
Russell Burnett

State police join search for missing Hancock County man

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 14, 2017, at 4:11 p.m.
He was last seen walking on Eastbrook Road about half a mile from his home on the morning of Feb. 21.

Family settles lawsuit against teacher accused of putting bag on daughter’s head

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 14, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
The family will receive about $5,500 for past expenses for counseling and the girl’s computer and education costs. About $9,500 will be deposited into a trust account for the girl’s future counseling and educational expenses.
The Orono Pharmacy is shown in 2016.

Orono Pharmacy to pay $60,000 in settlement over controlled substances

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 11, 2017, at 4:40 p.m.
In signing the settlement agreement, Ali Aghamoosa did not admit to any wrongdoing and cooperated with the investigation.
Quaneysha Greeley

Teen charged in Cherryfield homicide makes first Maine court appearance

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 11, 2017, at 2:07 p.m.
Quaneysha Greeley, 19, of New York City was returned to Machias late Thursday by Maine State Police detectives.
REVIEW
Bo Decker (Andy Schnabel) hugs a reluctant Cherie (Ali Fitzpatrick) in Acadia Repertory Theatre's production of William Inge's "Bus Stop."

Acadia Rep’s ‘Bus Stop’ still touchingly funny with fine ensemble cast

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 09, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.
The eight-character play is set in a Kansas diner during a snowstorm, where a bus driver and his four passengers are stuck until the road is cleared. It works well on the small stage of Acadia Repertory Theatre in Somesville.
Cassidy Charette

Parents of teen killed in haunted hayride settle lawsuit against operator

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 09, 2017, at 7:34 a.m.
The parents of Cassidy Charette, who died during a haunted hayride crash nearly three years ago, have settled the wrongful death lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the attraction for an undisclosed amount.
The intake area at the Penobscot County Jail does not meet industry standards, according to the Department of Corrections. Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton has advocating moving intake to the YMCA so it can be expanded.

Penobscot County Jail expansion vote delayed

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 6:26 p.m.
Penobscot County voters will not be asked until 2018 to fund renovations at Bangor’s former YMCA building to ease jail overcrowding, according to County Commissioner Peter Baldacci.
A man, who refused to give his name, preaches loudly against abortion outside Planned Parenthood on Congress Street in Portland in 2015.

State noise ordinance can be used against abortion protesters, court rules

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
Portland police may enforce Maine’s noise ordinance against protesters outside Planned Parenthood’s Portland clinic, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said.
Jason Robinson

Exeter man charged with stealing girl’s underwear, leaving pornographic photos

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
He is charged with one count of burglary, two counts each of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 12 and theft by unauthorized taking.

Correctional officer faces felony charge after shooting another officer

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
A correctional officer is facing a felony charge, after police say he accidentally shot another officer.
Convicted murderer Anthony Lord walks into court at the Penobscot Judicial Center, where he was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment.

Man who killed two in 2015 rampage gets life for murders

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 07, 2017, at 5:03 p.m.
Anthony Lord, 37, of Crystal, who killed two people and wounded three others in a two-county rampage over two days in July 2015, was sentenced Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to life in prison.

Family dog that fatally mauled newborn boy to be euthanized

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 07, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
No charges will be filed in the July 29 mauling death of an infant in Bangor, but the dog will be euthanized.

Alleged property theft from elderly veteran ‘like taking candy from baby,’ prosecutor says

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 02, 2017, at 8:10 p.m.
A judge will decide whether a veterinarian bilked an elderly veteran out of half of his Trenton property or if she simply paid less than the market price rather than accept it as a gift.
REVIEW
Wendell Clark as Othello (center) regales his troops with stories of a victory in the Theatre at Monmouth's production of Shakespeare's "Othello."

Impact of ‘Othello,’ ‘Red Velvet’ at Monmouth searing, long lasting

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 02, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
Passion elevates the casts of “Othello” and “Red Velvet” — both stories of black men with a modicum of power and privilege in white society — to emotional heights that nearly drown theatergoers.
The scene after police shot out the tires of a front loader on Interstate 95 last year.

Officer who shot at front-end loader stolen by teens justified, AG’s office says

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 01, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
The chase concluded near mile 71 of the turnpike when St. Laurent fired at the tire.
Volunteer operators take a few passengers on a ride Saturday aboard the steam-powered Lombard log hauler on Saturday  at Heavy Metal Day at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard's Mills. Built in 1910, it took 150 volunteers and University of Maine students decades to restore the machine to working order.

Steam-powered log hauler at Leonard’s Mill ‘fun, but not very fast’

By Judy Harrison on July 30, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
The first steam-powered log hauler began operating Thanksgiving Day in 1900. It required four men to operate it.
Nurse Kaci Hickox (left) joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, speaks with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, Maine in this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo.

Kaci Hickox drops lawsuit for ‘Bill of Rights’ in quarantine cases

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.
“[This] will ensure that no one will have to go through what I experienced in New Jersey, and that no one will be quarantined unless it is medically necessary to do so.”