Nok-Noi Ricker

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Lilia Simmons

Harpswell teen reported missing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 12, 2017, at 2:50 p.m.
Lilia Simmons, who was last seen shortly after school Monday, was reported missing on Wednesday.
Cheri Towle, superintendent of Brewer schools

Despite last year’s cuts, Brewer’s schools plan to hire again

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 12, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.
The Brewer School Department is planning to hire staff to accommodate a sudden influx of students just one year after it cut a dozen positions based on decreasing student population projections.
A map of the “triangle” area between Ammo Industrial Park, Interstate 95 and Coldbrook Road, where a solid waste recycling and biofuels processing facility is built in Hampden.

Hampden trash-to-energy plant to get $45 million in tax-free financing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
The Finance Authority of Maine has agreed to back a future waste-to-energy plant in Hampden by providing access to $45 million in tax-exempt bond money.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.

Plane crashes on I-295 in Bowdoinham, but pilot and passenger walk away

By Beth Brogan and Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.
Joshua Hogan

Missing Bangor boy home safe

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 7:09 a.m.
A boy with autism who wandered off from school Monday and was reported missing for the second time in just over a month is home safe, according to police officials.

Fatal car crash reported on Interstate 95 in Carmel

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 07, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.
Maine State Police are investigating a car crash on Interstate 95 that has resulted in the death of one person and injuries to another.
Tom Johnston

Body of missing Maine meteorologist found

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 07, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.
“It is with great sadness we share with you this morning the news that Meteorologist Tom Johnston’s body was found in Auburn Thursday night,” the television station posted on its website.

Former employee charged with arson in Etna business fire

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 07, 2017, at 7:36 a.m.
A former employee at the Hill View Mini Barns along Route 2 and his friend have been charged with arson for a blaze that caused an estimated $50,000 in damages.
Walter Botelho, 52, of Brewer.

Brewer felon with ‘chilling’ criminal history gets more prison time

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 06, 2017, at 7:21 p.m.
Walter Botelho, 52, of Brewer, was caught with the weapons on May 2, 2016. Two months later, he was indicted on a charge of aggravated operation of a meth lab.
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.

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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.”
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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.”