Nok-Noi Ricker


A photo of Ashley Angela Winchell (right) with her daughter, Katerina Winchell, can be seen recently in Bangor. Ashley Angela Winchell died of an apparent drug overdose on Aug. 19.

Maine woman’s eighth drug overdose proves fatal

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 30, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“She didn’t seem to grasp the weight of the situation.”
Amy Brunning of Minnesota reads what Gov. Paul LePage recently said in a voicemail to Rep. Drew Gattine on Friday in Bangor.

People in Bangor react to LePage’s obscenity-laced tirade

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 26, 2016, at 7:23 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News played the audio of Gov. Paul LePage’s remarks for those interviewed or let them read a printed version.
A house in Otis was destroyed in an early morning fire.

Fire destroys home on Beech Hill Pond

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 26, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
The residents of a West Shore Road home near Beech Hill Pond that caught fire early Friday were able to get out of the burning building, but the house, garage and a vehicle in the driveway were destroyed.
Troy McVey (left) appears in court for his arraignment to be charged with the murder of a man in Hollywood, while his lawyer, Arthur P. Lindars, looks on in Los Angeles, California, in this January 2015 file photo.

Former Maine man granted third trial in Hollywood shooting

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:54 p.m.
“[Troy] McVey’s defense attorney asked for a new trial on the manslaughter conviction, and the judge granted the motion this morning.”
Hunter Bragg

Report: Father tried to save son after dog attack

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said Wednesday that the 2½-month-old investigation of the incident is ongoing.
 Jonathan Symonds (third from right) and Heather Houston (second from right) light candles for the people standing beside them during Bangor Area Recovery Network's Circle of Caring event at Doyle Field in Brewer in June.

Maine suffers record number of fatal drug overdoses in first half of 2016

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 22, 2016, at 7:14 p.m.
In the first six months of 2016, 189 people in Maine died by drug overdose, according to a preliminary analysis.
Darlene Helms

More Maine Red Cross volunteers heading to Louisiana flooding

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
Two Maine women are set to fly to Louisiana on Saturday, joining three Maine Red Cross volunteers already assisting flood victims in the Pelican State.
Maine State Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office are responding to a standoff at the Walmart in Palmyra.

Palmyra standoff over, man in custody

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 19, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
An armed man who caused a standoff at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in town has been taken into custody but has not been arrested.
Sen. Susan Collins (left) speaks of the importance of senior safety while Rep. Bruce Poliquin looks on during a press conference on Thursday at Bangor Savings Bank in Bangor.

Collins, Poliquin promote legislation to stop fraud against seniors

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 18, 2016, at 3:34 p.m.
While evidence of elder abuse can sometimes be apparent, when seniors are being victimized financially, it can be difficult to spot.
The home on Swan Road where Andrew Husson, 33, was shot by Joshua Ireland, 38, Monday can be seen on Wednesday in Hermon.

Shooting of Hampden man an ‘out and out accident,’ victim’s mother says

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 17, 2016, at 6:49 p.m.
Andrew Husson, who had been listed in critical condition on Monday, was in fair condition Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Brewer hires new Junior ROTC commander

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 15, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
Retired Lt. Col. Scott Magnan will replace retired Lt. Col. Jay Winslow, who was fired on July 7 for reasons that have not been made public.

Somerset County lake drains after gate fails

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 15, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
“At this time, we do not believe any damage has been caused to the surrounding habitat.”
The city of Brewer has foreclosed on the property at 91 Longmeadow Drive after the homeowner failed to pay her 2013 property taxes.

City forecloses on notorious Brewer home with history of disturbances

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A notorious house in Brewer, the site of over 150 police calls during the past two years, has been foreclosed upon by the city for unpaid taxes, despite the objections of the former owner who accuses officials of stealing her home.

City officials talk about foreclosing on Brewer home

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 11, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Brewer police Deputy Chief Chris Martin and City Solicitor Joel Dearborn talk about foreclosing on the house at 91 Longmeadow Drive. Martin said the foreclosure is for unpaid taxes and fees and has nothing to do with 155 police responses to the house since 2014.
The El Faro voice recorder was recovered by the NTSB on Tuesday. Pictured is the doomed vessel's voyage data recorder in fresh water on the USNS Apache.

El Faro voyage data recorder recovered

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 09, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
NTSB: “Investigators hope the recorder will reveal information about the final hours of El Faro’s voyage and the circumstances leading up to the sinking.”
The homeowner of 43 Dudley Road and his son (left) watch as their home burns Saturday evening. The fire reportedly started in the garage before spreading to the home.

Fire consumes house in Hampden

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 31, 2016, at 7:55 a.m.
The fire was spotted by people out boating on the Penobscot River.
 Richard Morse, seen in this undated photo, was reported missing to the Bangor Police Department on Dec. 15, 1998.

Family of man reported missing in Bangor 18 years ago still looking for answers

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 30, 2016, at 7:20 a.m.
Nearly two decades later, the mystery of Richard Morse’s disappearance appears no closer to being solved.
Michael Bokun

New York man fatally shot in Rangeley

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 29, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
Michael Bokun, 29, “died from a gunshot wound to the chest,” according to the state medical examiner’s office.

Police make arrest in Presque Isle homicide case

on July 29, 2016, at 7:50 a.m.
Police have arrested a Florida man in connection with the death of 86-year-old Leo Corriveau of Presque Isle.
Robert Craig

Florida man accused of strangling 86-year-old Presque Isle man

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 28, 2016, at 8:29 p.m.
The two men were neighbors in Clearwater, Florida, and had lived across the street from each other for three to four years, spokesman Stephen McCausland said.