Nok-Noi Ricker

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Member of the Bangor Fire Department Honor Guard and Bangor firefighter Capt. Troy Lare holds the flag during Paul “PK” Knowlton’s “final call” at the remembrance ceremony for the state’s first nationally certified paramedic. The ceremony drew members of the EMS community from around the state to Jeff’s Catering on Friday morning in honor of their friend and colleague. Knowlton, who helped thousands of people in medical emergencies for nearly 40 years, died Sunday from injuries he suffered last Sunday when he was hit while driving his scooter on Broadway in Bangor.

Remembrance with LifeFlight flyover held for longtime Bangor paramedic

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 07, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
At around 11 a.m Friday a call went over the airwaves for emergency responders in the Bangor area — a final goodbye call for the state’s first nationally certified paramedic.
Screen shot of Bangor Savings Bank website.

Bangor Savings Bank warns customers of scam text

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 06, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
People in Maine are getting text messages saying there is a “BangorSavings Alert” that says their bank cards have been compromised.
David Eaves, a research fellow at Harvard University, talks about how advancing technologies are changing how cities and towns, law enforcement and educators operate to members of the Maine Municipal Association at their 80th annual convention, held this year at the Cross Insurance Center.

Maine Municipal Association’s 80th convention focus: changing technology, laws, security

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 05, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
Quickly evolving technology can make cities and towns run more efficiently, make law enforcement react faster and potentially change education practices for the better, but these efficiencies come with a cost, according to David Eaves, a technology expert from Harvard University.
Lenore Wilson

Police: Amber Alert over, missing Augusta girl returned

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 04, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
A 3-year-old girl who went missing from her home on Sewall Street early Tuesday, triggering an Amber Alert, has been turned over to the police department, officials say.

Snapchat picture of lurking clown reported to Orono police

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 04, 2016, at 3:27 p.m.
The person who reported the clown told police the costumed character had been standing by the building for hours.
Lenore Wilson

Police send out Amber Alert for missing 3-year-old

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 04, 2016, at 10 a.m.
It is possible that the male and female who may be with the toddler do not know that police are looking for her.
Paul Knowlton was interviewed before his retirement from Capital Ambulance in Bangor on Oct. 4, 2013.

Longtime Bangor paramedic dies after scooter hit by car

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 03, 2016, at 7:20 p.m.
Jim Crane took this photo of the fire from a plane.

Massive fire in Exeter destroys feed store warehouse

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 03, 2016, at 12 p.m.
“We lost our warehouse but we’re still open.”
Members of the Municipal Review Committee agreed Friday to a $5.4 million buyout of their partnership with Penobscot Energy Recovery Co., in Orrington, effective March 31, 2018.

MRC agrees to buyout, lawsuit settlement over PERC profits

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 30, 2016, at 6:22 p.m.
A group representing 187 municipalities that send solid waste to an Orrington energy incinerator voted Friday to settle a lawsuit it filed against the Minnesota-based firm that owns a majority interest in the plant.
Members of the community enjoy a lunch during the United Way kick off at the Bangor Waterfront Friday. The kickoff marked the start of United Way's annual fundraising effort and gave the organization an opportunity to thank local companies, agencies, donors and volunteers for their generosity and commitment to the community.

Those aided by United Way help kick off 2016 fundraising campaign

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
“It’s helped me a lot. It’s allowed me to continue my schooling,” Duncan Black, 18, said Friday while marching in a kickoff event for the United Way of Eastern Maine’s 2016 fundraising campaign.
Joan Smyrski

Maine substance abuse official accused of drunken driving

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
The associate director for treatment and recovery with the Maine Office of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services has been charged with operating under the influence.
Spectators use their binoculars to see where the small plane landed at Bangor International Airport without its landing gear on Thursday.

Bangor airport reopens after small plane lands on belly

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
The airport was temporarily closed to arrivals while crews worked to clear the runway.
Spectators use their binoculars to see where the small plane landed at Bangor International Airport without its landing gear.

Bangor airport closed to arrivals after small plane lands on its belly

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:44 p.m.
“It experienced some landing gear issues and was forced to do a belly landing.”

1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Dedham crash

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
A Milbridge man was killed Wednesday when his vehicle crossed the centerline on Route 1A and crashed into a van, according to Maine State Police.
Christopher Cook

Alleged victim in armed robbery now accused of setting up crime

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:38 p.m.
Police accessed Christopher Cook’s cellphone texts, which indicated he “set the robbery up and that he was working with the two male suspects,” Bangor police Detective Tim Shaw said.

‘He did 50-50′ Bangor Trump supporter says of candidate’s performance

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:04 p.m.

‘I think both will get people killed’ Brewer veteran said

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:29 p.m.

‘He did say that’ bar owner says of Russian email hacker comment

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:16 p.m.

‘I’m not voting’ Brewer man says

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10 p.m.

‘Can he compete,’ Old Town man wants to know

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:54 p.m.