Articles by Terry Karkos


Rumford man charged with domestic violence threatening

By Terry Karkos on Jan. 06, 2013, at 4:11 p.m.
Rumford fire Lt. Keith Bickford, left, carries charred boards from stairs that caught fire late Thursday morning while the owner of 50 Cross St. in Mexico was trying to thaw frozen pipes with a kerosene heater in the basement, Mexico firefighters said.

Space heater used to thaw frozen pipes ignites basement stairs at Mexico house

By Terry Karkos on Jan. 04, 2013, at 6 a.m.
 On Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, 2013, white sheets of plastic wrap covered the office wall at Jake's Garage at 529 Prospect Ave. in Rumford. The wall was destroyed early New Year's Day when a drunk driver in a pickup truck slammed into the building, then left the scene, according to Rumford police officer Donald Miller's report.

Man charged with OUI after allegedly driving truck into side of Rumford garage

By Terry Karkos on Jan. 02, 2013, at 2:57 p.m.
Librarian Peggy Malley displays the Army Airborne flag that the Ludden Memorial Library received Dec. 10.

Adopted Army Airborne unit in Afghanistan sends Dixfield library signed flag, card

By Terry Karkos on Jan. 01, 2013, at 3:45 p.m.

Mexico man appealing 45-year sentence for 2009 murders

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 30, 2012, at 9:46 a.m.
Smoke rises from hot spots in charred wood at Steve Blair's home at 318 School St. (Route 140) on Friday. Firefighters from five departments were called there at 3 a.m. after a lit kerosene lantern was accidentally knocked over, said Canton fire Chief Shane Gallant.

Canton man loses School Street home to early-morning fire

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 29, 2012, at 2:01 p.m.
Vacationing New York City residents Alexandra Hagerty (left) and Garrett Steinbroner head out for a Sunday afternoon ski at Carter's Cross-Country Ski Center in Bethel. They skied Carter's trails at its Oxford Nordic center earlier in the week before the rain washed away the snow there, but the Bethel center, which opened for the season on Sunday, received more snow than rain.

Some Maine Nordic centers open with snow aplenty despite rain

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 25, 2012, at 7:40 p.m.

Police investigating fuel thefts from Dixfield-area homes, businesses

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 17, 2012, at 6:39 a.m.

Dixfield man charged with assaulting woman

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 15, 2012, at 11:42 a.m.

Police agencies get grants to combat impaired driving through holidays

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 10, 2012, at 6:42 a.m.

Rumford rejects Los Angeles actor’s request to close side streets for filming

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 09, 2012, at 6:29 a.m.

LA filmmaker seeks OK to close Rumford streets for filming

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 06, 2012, at 9:52 a.m.

Rumford man pleads not guilty to stealing car

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 05, 2012, at 7:06 a.m.

Man breaks leg in Route 2 accident atop Falls Hill in Rumford

By Terry Karkos, Sun Journal on Dec. 05, 2012, at 7:01 a.m.

Blind community calls plea bargain for blind thief from Rumford ‘outrageous’

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 03, 2012, at 5:54 a.m.
Cross-country ski coach Aaron DeMillo, left, cross-country skier Kala Emery, 25, of Lewiston, and snowshoe racer Tanya Scott, 31, of Mexico, will travel to South Korea in January to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games. The two athletes are the only Maine delegates. Emery also represented Maine in the 2007 World Summer Games in China.

Special Olympics Maine sending athletes to Korea

By Terry Karkos on Nov. 25, 2012, at 12 p.m.

Two Peru women file suit against town, selectwoman in attempt to oust her

By Terry Karkos on Nov. 22, 2012, at 9:15 a.m.

Two separate fires destroy Paris house

By Terry Karkos on Nov. 18, 2012, at 5:16 a.m.

Fryeburg woman pleads guilty to stealing mother’s credit cards

By Terry Karkos on Nov. 16, 2012, at 6:48 a.m.
A pulp truck lost its load of logs beside Route 232 in Rumford on Wednesday when driver Leonard Hutchinson of Carthage was blinded by the sun and drove onto the soft shoulder of the road.

Pulp truck rolls over in Rumford, driver blinded by sun

By Terry Karkos on Nov. 16, 2012, at 6:41 a.m.