Articles by Paul J. Warner

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Greenville man who brutally attacked woman turns himself in

By Paul J. Warner on April 26, 2012, at 9:40 p.m.
The man accused of brutally attacking a woman Wednesday evening on the outskirts of town has turned himself in, Greenville Police Chief Jeff Pomerleau said Thursday. John “Cheeto” Johnson, 42, of Greenville turned himself in to police around 8 p.m. Thursday. Pomerleau said police were able to …
A Cessna plane that made a hard emergency landing on Route 52 in Belfast on Tuesday evening.

Plane makes emergency landing on Route 52 in Belfast

By Paul J. Warner on March 20, 2012, at 9:04 p.m.
A Cessna aircraft reportedly made an emergency landing on Route 52 shortly after taking off from Belfast Municipal Airport on Tuesday evening, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Two passengers reportedly were on board and both were uninjured. It is unknown what caused …
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Edinburg man charged with two OUIs in three days

By Paul J. Warner on Feb. 28, 2012, at 8:22 p.m.
BANGOR | An Edinburg man is facing two charges of operating under the influence after he was arrested for the offense twice in three days, police say. Warren Dome, 54, was pulled over by Bangor police on Feb. 15 after a passerby reportedly witnessed a visibly intoxicated individual hit …

Bangor man carrying BB gun arrested on weapon charges, warrants

By Paul J. Warner on Jan. 04, 2012, at 9:23 p.m.
A search of a suspicious man, who later admitted to using bath salts, turned up a BB gun, assorted pocket knives and throwing stars early Wednesday morning. Sgt. Chip Hodges said Bangor police received a call around 4:30 a.m. from an Elm Street resident reporting that a …

Winslow Field Hockey 1 at Nokomis

By Paul J. Warner on Oct. 22, 2011, at 8:25 p.m.
At Newport, Brittany Dunton scored two goals, including what proved to be the game-winning goal with 13:11 left in the first half to lift top-seeded Nokomis past fifth-seeded Winslow in an Eastern Maine semifinal game. Leah Edmondson and Lindsay Whitney each grabbed an assist for the 15-0-1 Warriors. Kendra Underhill …

Mattanawcook Field Hockey 0 at Dexter 2

By Paul J. Warner on Oct. 22, 2011, at 7:14 p.m.
At Dexter, Sarah Eastman scored a goal in each half to lead top-seeded Dexter by fourth-seeded Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln in an Eastern Maine semifinal game. Peyton Watson and Libby Kain each picked up an assist for the 15-1 Tigers. Maicee Gustin stopped both shots she faced. Colleen Albert made …

Portland bridge closure delayed by a day

By Paul J. Warner on Oct. 19, 2011, at 5:57 p.m.
The scheduled five-night closure of the existing Veterans Memorial Bridge has been delayed by a day because of a shipment of road salt set to arrive at the Sprague Energy Terminal on Friday. According to a press release, the existing bridge is now set to be closed …

Portland’s Veterans Memorial Bridge scheduled for five-night closure

By Paul J. Warner on Oct. 18, 2011, at 8:24 p.m.
The existing Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed for five nights because of construction of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge, according to the Maine Department of Transportation website. The existing bridge, which connects Portland’s West End to South Portland over the Fore River, will be closed from …

Greenville Boys Soccer 2 at Machias 2

By Paul J. Warner on Oct. 15, 2011, at 4:20 p.m.
At Hampden, Ryley Gray notched the game-tying goal for Machias with 27:17 left in the game as the Bulldogs and Greenville played to a tie through two overtimes. Alex McCurdy netted the first goal for Machias (4-8-2) with 15:59 left in the first half on a pass from Logan Wood. …
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Maine special ed teacher accused of sleeping with teen, giving him drugs

By Paul J. Warner on Oct. 11, 2011, at 9:57 p.m.
WATERBORO | A Massabesic High School special education teacher is facing two felony charges after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a former student and providing the 15-year-old with drugs. Jessica Pomerleau, 36, of Limerick was charged with gross sexual assault and aggravated unlawful furnishing of scheduled drugs, Sgt. …

Bucksport Boys Soccer 1 at Sumner 5

By Paul J. Warner on Sept. 24, 2011, at 2:14 p.m.
At East Sullivan, Joey Malloy and Gabe O’Brien collected two goals apiece as Sumner topped Bucksport. Justin Chipman added an unassisted goal for the 5-2 Tigers. Sam Smith made 10 saves on 14 shots. Carter Deredin scored an unassisted goal for the 1-6 Golden Bucks. Ryan Grindle stopped nine of …

Bangor’s Peace and Justice Center holds execution vigil

By Paul J. Warner on Sept. 21, 2011, at 9:23 p.m.
Twelve people attended the vigil for Troy Davis held at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine as he was scheduled to be executed in Georgia at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Twenty people signed a statement released by the center expressing disagreement with the execution. “In our …

Hopkins secures 8th win at Speedway 95

By Paul J. Warner on Aug. 14, 2011, at 9:58 p.m.
HERMON — Points leader Mike Hopkins of Hermon took the lead on lap three and held on for his eighth win of the season in the Late Model feature Saturday at Speedway 95. Ryan Deane of Winterport finished in second place followed by Deane Smart of Bradley in third. Dale …

MMA, UMF softball teams record playoff victories

By Paul J. Warner on April 26, 2011, at 9:33 p.m.
CASTINE — Casey McCloskey tossed a complete game allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts to lead Maine Maritime Academy by Lyndon State College 3-1 in a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal softball game Tuesday.. The Mariners advance to play Thomas in the NAC Final Four on Friday at …