Nok-Noi Ricker

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Estranged wife accused of killing husband in Acton

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 23, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
An estranged wife in the small border community of Acton was charged with murder late Wednesday, accused of mortally wounding her husband in his front yard.
A head-on crash between two snowmobiles on Tuesday sent both drivers to area hospitals after one driver reportedly was going too fast on a corner and crashed into the other snowmobile.

Three snowmobilers injured Monday, LifeFlight helicopters used twice

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 22, 2017, at 7:04 a.m.
Excessive speed is believed to be a factor in both crashes.

Alleged gunman in Wal-Mart parking lot shooting indicted on new federal drug, weapons charges

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 17, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
One of the men accused of being involved in an exchange of gunfire over drugs and money in the Augusta Wal-Mart parking lot in June was charged federally this week for allegedly dealing heroin while using a weapon and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
There is a boil water notice for many residents of Portland after a water main break Thursday night on Preble Street. This is a Portland Public Works map indicating who should boil their water.

Boil-water order issued following water main break in Portland

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:08 a.m.
Fast-moving water could be seen flowing down Preble Street after a water main broke Thursday night, and Portland Public Works is asking many residents on Munjoy Hill to boil their water as a precaution.
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Man indicted on manslaughter charge connected to Windham hit-and-run death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 5:57 p.m.

Orono selects former curriculum coordinator as new superintendent

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 5:53 p.m.
“The search committee is excited to announce that we signed a contract with Meredith Higgins to become our permanent superintendent.”

Maine’s oldest TV station, WABI, sold to an Atlanta broadcaster

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
Television giant Gray Television Inc. announced Thursday that it would buy the station that first brought television into Maine homes.
Eddie Walsh of Portland's Parks and Recreation Department clears snow from City Hall Plaza, Jan. 18, 2017.

Third storm this week dumps about a foot of snow in southern Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Southern portions of the state were clobbered with another foot of snow on top of the 2-plus feet that fell in a blizzard earlier this week.
Municipal Review Committee Executive Director Greg Lounder (third from left), and Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul (center) stand among members of various companies involved in the development of the Fiberight municipal solid waste and recycling facility during the facility's groundbreaking ceremony in Hampden in this October 2016 file photo.

Fiberight asks FAME for $45M conduit bond for Hampden waste-to-energy plant

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
Fiberight is asking for up to $45 million in bond funding for the $69 million project in Hampden as an effort to get the best interest rate, according to Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul.
An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.
Crews battled a blaze at a three-story apartment building fire at 11 Main St. Tuesday evening.

Report: Downtown Skowhegan apartment catches fire

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
No injuries were reported in the three-story apartment building fire at 11 Main St., but traffic was tied up as crews battled the blaze.
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Nancy Daisey listens as the "On Occasion" barbershop quartet sings to her on Tuesday. Nancy's husband Bob Daisey hired the singers to treat his wife on Valentine's Day.

Bangor barbershop quartet serenades Valentine sweethearts

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
“We make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day because 15 years ago tomorrow is when we went on our first date.”
A robbery occurred at this Circle K store in Brewer early Tuesday morning.

Brewer police looking for woman accused of robbing store with weapon

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 14, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
“Responding officers learned that a female suspect had displayed a weapon and demanded cash, which was turned over by the clerk,” Jason Moffitt said in a news release. “The suspect left the store and fled the area on foot.”
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business on Monday afternoon in Bangor.

Bangor shatters 24-hour snowfall record for date

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:24 a.m.
“Bangor was the big winner.”

Less than 100 Mainers remain without power

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 14, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
The two-day blizzard that dumped an incredible amount of snow on the state Sunday and Monday resulted in only a few power outages, but that number grew overnight to nearly 2,000.

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 13, 2017, at 2:46 p.m.

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 13, 2017, at 1:53 p.m.

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 13, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.

Bangor casino is closed due to blizzard

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 13, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.

You know the weather is bad when the Bangor Mall is closed

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:40 a.m.