Nok-Noi Ricker


Hancock resident Michelle Racicot is looking for the man who sold her this set of silverware through the Ellsworth area barter, swap and sell Facebook page.

‘It just didn’t feel right’ says woman who bought heirloom silverware, hopes to return set

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 06, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
“It never felt like it was mine. It’s not mine.”
Jeremy Erving

St. Albans man accused of killing uncle claims insanity defense

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 06, 2017, at 2:39 p.m.
Jeremy Erving, 25, told police that his uncle, Randy Erving, 53, was his best friend and that he didn’t know why he shot him.

Two transients arrested for trespassing at UMaine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 06, 2017, at 7:54 a.m.
Two men playing table tennis at a dorm with a student were arrested last week after University of Maine police discovered one man was wanted and the other was barred from being on campus.
The National Weather Service issued this spring flood potential map based on this year's snowfall.

Significantly warmer weather heading toward Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 05, 2017, at 8:20 a.m.
The couple of inches of snow that fell overnight will soon be gone because of rain that is heading toward the area and warm temperatures that are behind it.
The remains of the former Betty's Hilltop House restaurant on Route 3 site covered in snow Wednesday morning. The vacant building was destroyed in an overnight fire, the cause of which remains under investigation.

Ellsworth restaurant under renovation damaged by overnight fire

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 05, 2017, at 6:54 a.m.
“It was a real valiant effort by the guys to get this out with all the wind, rain, sleet and snow we had to deal with last night.”
A person pushes their car out of a snow covered road in Bangor in March.

Late season storms bring more snow to Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 04, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
A pair of spring storms are expected to dump a mix of rain and snow around the state Tuesday.

Coordinated arson attacks cause $750,000 in damage to Maine trucking company trucks

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 03, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.
Arsonists set fire Sunday night to several tractor trailer cabs at two separate locations within minutes of each other and about 36 miles apart.
Local police are asking the public for help identifying a man found deceased early Monday in a burned tent within a homeless encampment near Exit 4 of Interstate-295, and have released this photo of the bike he apparently used.

Tent fire that killed homeless man near I-295 likely caused by accident

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 03, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
Someone driving on Interstate 295 noticed a fire in the woods near Exit 4 early Monday and responding officials found a grisly scene.
A nurse with New Hope Hospice comforts a hospice patient.


Valerie McDougal, a registered nurse with New Hope Hospice in Eddington, comforts hospice patient Dwight Smith at his home in Dedham recently. (Bangor Daily News/ John Clarke Russ)

New Hope Hospice merging with CHCS

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 30, 2017, at 7:10 p.m.
“Together, we will set the highest standard of hospice care.”
Verizon's Bangor call center closed last week.

Verizon eliminates jobs in Waterville one week after closure of Bangor call center

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 30, 2017, at 6:02 p.m.
“We are working with employees to find new positions within the organization or they can choose to receive a compensation package.”
Snow started falling in Bangor in a March 14, 2017 file photo.

Spring snowstorm could drop a foot in some parts of Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 30, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
“We certainly have the possibility of six inches or more, possibly a foot of snow in interior Maine.”
Matthew Mason

Man accused in Ohio homicide found during Augusta bail check

By McCrea and Ricker on March 30, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
William Szymanski

Old Orchard Beach man faces reckless firearm charge

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 30, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
A Old Orchard Beach man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he reportedly used a gun to damage two motorcycles during an argument with a family member.
Clarence Corson

Man charged with driving drunk after police chase near Hampden Academy

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 29, 2017, at 3:13 p.m.
Clarence Corson, 49, was charged with six crimes after the chase along Western Avenue, also known as Route 9.

Sanford man previously convicted of assault sentenced for gun possession

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 29, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
A Sanford man who was convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence crime in 2010 that barred him from having guns was sentenced for felony gun possession Tuesday in federal court, according to a news release issued by the office of acting U.S. Attorney Richard W. Murphy.

Woman accused of stealing coat, phones from students touring Bangor PD

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 29, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.
A review of the video surveillance cameras showed the Old Town woman had stopped by to station to pick up a court summons for an earlier theft and had rummaged through the children’s coats.

Husson student charged with gross sexual assault in Old Town

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 28, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
Zachary Comeau, 21, of Bangor was arrested on March 20 on the felony sexual assault charge.

Bangor robbery suspect accused of flashing gun

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 28, 2017, at 1:08 p.m.
An armed man walked into the Circle K store on Main Street early Tuesday demanding money but left empty-handed after apparently having a communication problem with the clerk, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton.

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.