Nok-Noi Ricker

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Car crash knocks out power to 1,430 in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
A vehicle crash near the junction of Allen and 14th streets knocked out power to around 1,430 Emera Maine customers Monday morning.
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for a messy morning commute across Maine Monday.

Snow, freezing rain to make for slick commute across Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
The wet snow falling Monday morning will be followed by a light coating of sleet or ice, according to the National Weather Service.
Medals earned by former Army Staff Sgt. Peggy Dunlap of Waterboro.

Pingree pushes for medal to recognize Maine veterans who served during Cold War

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 26, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.
“It is not just a medal in my eyes,” former Army Staff Sgt. Peggy Dunlap said. “It is a way my country can show how much they appreciated my service to this great nation.”
In January, Sanford Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted state and federal drug agents in the arrest of two people in the largest heroin drug bust in Maine. The combined street value of the fentanyl laced heroin seized in both Maine and Massachusetts was over $1.8 million.

Maine needs more money to investigate fentanyl deaths

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.
The Maine flag flaps as a snow squall moves through downtown Bangor, April 25, 2016.

Snow squalls make their way across Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 12:39 p.m.
“Visibility is reduced to a quarter-mile at some places.”

Man accused of using brother’s name charged in Lebanon robbery

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
One of four people arrested in connection with a robbery at the Evergreen Trailer Park a week ago was booked into jail and appeared in court using his brother’s name, according to police.
Cancer survivors hug before the beginning of the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the Bangor Waterfront on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. More than 4,000 people participated in this years race.

After 20 years, Komen Race for the Cure Maine affiliate is dissolving

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 23, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
The board of the Maine affiliate has voted not to renew its contract with the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Foundation.

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 23, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 23, 2017, at 7:33 a.m.

Student charged in hoax bomb threat at Brewer High School

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 22, 2017, at 12:55 p.m.
Police were called to investigate “a non-specific threat directed at the high school.”
Paul Francis III, who also went by "June Bug"

Report: Bangor man, ‘June Bug,’ died by accidental drowning

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 22, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
A Bangor man who disappeared in early December 2016 and whose body was recovered in January from the Penobscot River in Bucksport, died by accidental drowning, the medical examiner has ruled.
Snow is predicted to fall in Bangor on Wednesday.

Cold front brings cooler air, up to 2 inches of snow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 22, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Don’t forget your coat Wednesday. “[The air] will feel like mid-winter, not spring.”

Newport man accused of ripping girlfriend’s hair out

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 21, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
Marcus Monti was charged with domestic violence assault after the 8:15 p.m. call that was investigated by Officer Jesse Gee.
Samantha Goodwin

Four arrested in Lebanon after cash robbery at trailer park

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 21, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.
The reported robbery occurred at around 2:30 p.m. Friday.

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 21, 2017, at 9:32 a.m.

Intoxicated Bangor group attacked by fake Uber driver

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 20, 2017, at 3:58 p.m.
“[The fake Uber driver] began to punch two male victims in the face. The males fought back and the ‘driver’ fled the scene.”
Bob Fickett, who is in recovery after a 12-year addiction to opiates and alcohol, was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Changing the Legacy of Addiction conference at the Specular Events Center.

Addiction comes with a stigma, and it’s not easy to overcome

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 17, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.
“There was a while [when] I needed help, but the shame and the stigma kept me from seeking help,” said Bob Fickett, a volunteer at the Bangor Area Recovery Network.
Michaela Sargent

Wal-Mart robbery suspect owed $100 for drug debt, affidavit states

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 16, 2017, at 7:05 p.m.
A second woman in the car said that Michaela Sargent “owed her $100 for a drug debt,” but that she didn’t know Sargent was planning a robbery.
John Daley

Tip leads to arrest of Eliot man who admits to 80 burglaries

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 16, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.
John Daley, 54, was charged Monday with 40 burglaries committed in York County.
Eighty-year-old Ed Cyr uses a snowblower to clear his driveway at his Bangor home Wednesday following a late winter snow storm.
Gabor Degre | BDN

About 700, mostly in York County, still without power after snowstorm

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 16, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
Repair crews from Emera Maine and Central Maine Power worked all day Wednesday to restore power to nearly 37,000 customers.