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Steve Boucher holds the crown line of his father Andre's balloon Passion just before an accident Saturday night at the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. Several people were taken to the hospital after being burned.

5 injured, including pilot, in Lewiston hot air balloon accident

By Daniel Hartill, Sun Journal on Aug. 20, 2011, at 9:07 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — A sudden ball of fire erupted above a balloon’s basket as it neared liftoff at the Great Falls Balloon Festival on Saturday night, injuring four passengers and pilot Andre Boucher. Two of the passengers were transported to Central Maine Medical Center and two were taken to Maine …
Emergency responders assist Maine State Police Trooper Jedediah "Jed" Malcore of Wilton after he swerved to avoid a car that turned in front of his cruiser on Route 43 in Farmington while on his way to an accident in Weld.

Trooper injured in Farmington rollover

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Aug. 19, 2011, at 5:09 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — A state police trooper was injured Thursday when his cruiser rolled over after he swerved to avoid a turning car in front of him on Route 43. Trooper Jedediah “Jed” Malcore of Wilton had the cruiser’s lights and siren as he headed to an accident Weld when …

Man pleads not guilty in Auburn standoff

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 19, 2011, at 1:50 p.m.
Ronald Briggs, who held off police for nearly eight hours Saturday, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of criminal trespassing and terrorizing.

Mexico, Maine, sees influx of counterfeit bills

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 19, 2011, at 12:24 p.m.
Counterfeit $20 bills that surfaced at Mexico businesses in the past week have the same serial numbers as those linked to a Mexico man last November, police said.

Basilica in Lewiston may go dark as light fund runs out

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 19, 2011, at 4:40 a.m.
Less than $1,000 remains in the eight-year-old fund created to light the grand church.

Auburn man who held police at bay for eight hours remains behind bars

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 17, 2011, at 7:56 a.m.
AUBURN — An Auburn man remained in the Androscoggin County Jail Sunday night after holding police at bay during a Saturday standoff that lasted more than seven hours. A dispatcher at the jail …

Ed Barrett hits one-year mark in Lewiston

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 17, 2011, at 5:39 a.m.
"His relationship with this council has set a tone of cooperation and respect and I think that's obvious," Gilbert said.

'Fish for a Cure' lures hundreds to Sabattus Lake

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 16, 2011, at 7:28 a.m.
-SABATTUS, Maine – When Brenda Richardson of Bridgton left her home at 4 a.m. Saturday to go ice fishing, the temperature was minus-15. An outdoorswoman, Richardson said she didn’t want to miss the second annual Fish For a Cure Derby on Sabattus Lake. The ice-fishing derby raises money for the …

‘Fish for a Cure’ lures hundreds to Sabattus Lake

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 16, 2011, at 7:28 a.m.
-SABATTUS, Maine – When Brenda Richardson of Bridgton left her home at 4 a.m. Saturday to go ice fishing, the temperature was minus-15. An outdoorswoman, Richardson said she didn’t want to miss the second annual Fish For a Cure Derby on Sabattus Lake. The ice-fishing derby raises money for the …

Man charged in flashlight beating arrested for second time in same week

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 15, 2011, at 9:05 a.m.
A local man accused of beating a man with a flashlight last Saturday was arrested on new charges after police did a bail check on him Thursday at his apartment, police Chief Jack Peck said.

MaineCare embezzler’s tax debt nearly $46,000

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 15, 2011, at 6:36 a.m.
Dawn Cummings Solomon and her company New Horizons Capital Investments owe the town of Norway nearly $46,000 in taxes on 12 properties she owned during the 2010-11 tax year, Deputy …

Oxford casino resort to begin with just casino

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 15, 2011, at 6:18 a.m.
OXFORD, Maine - For better or worse, the first phase of the Oxford casino won't look like what a lot of voters imagined. Oxford Planning Board members Walter Mosher told Black Bear Entertainment …

Debit card nightmare: Business owner’s account ‘wiped out’

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 13, 2011, at 10:59 a.m.
Maryann Jordan thought her debit card was safe. Then, two days after Christmas, she received a call from her bank.

Police: Man beaten in the face with flashlight in Farmington

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 11, 2011, at 7:42 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — A Franklin County judge lowered a local man’s bail from $10,000 cash to $1,500 cash and a pretrial agreement Monday after police said he beat a 23-year-old man with a flashlight on the head and face early Saturday. Justin M. Crowley-Smilek, 27, of Farmington was arrested on …

Police: Sugarloaf marauder head butts cop

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 09, 2011, at 7:52 a.m.
A Massachusetts man is accused of head butting a police officer after tipping over snow-making guns at Sugarloaf early Friday morning.…

Jay man hypnotized alleged victim after sex, she says

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Jan. 09, 2011, at 6:41 a.m.
She told Jay police he "would hypnotize her after the sexual contact to 'boost her confidence.'"

Nutting says $1.6 million Medicaid overbilling was honest mistake

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Nov. 17, 2010, at 10:37 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — The presumptive speaker of the state House of Representatives is facing renewed scrutiny for overbilling state and federal agencies more than $1.6 million for Medicaid reimbursements. About $1.2 million of that sum remains unpaid and unrecoverable, according to the state. Rep. Robert Nutting, R-Oakland, last week was …

Gov candidate Scott has 35 strikes on driving record

By CHARLES ODUMAP Sports Writer on Sept. 29, 2010, at 6:44 a.m.
Scott's 10-year record includes nine violations, including five speeding tickets.

Cell ban proposals focus of hearings

By Lewiston Sun Journal on Feb. 09, 2009, at 9:49 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Since 2007, Maine has had a law banning cell phone use for drivers under 18 years old, but soon state lawmakers will consider extending that to all drivers.
 
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