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Robert Craig

Trial of Florida man, 81, accused of killing Maine man, 86, to start in July

By Jen Lynds on June 26, 2017, at 8:08 a.m.
Jury selection will begin on July 10 in the case of a Florida man accused of killing an elderly acquaintance at his Presque Isle home.
This 2007 Ford Taurus was heavily damaged Saturday afternoon in a collision with a Houlton ambulance at the intersection of North Street and Union Square, according to the Maine State Police.

Driver collides with ambulance responding to emergency medical call

By Dawn Gagnon on June 25, 2017, at 11:50 a.m.
A Houlton man crashed his car into an ambulance that was on its way to an emergency call on Saturday afternoon.

Bear sighting results in Westfield crash

on June 23, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
Police say driver caused crash with another vehicle traveling behind her when she attempted to make a U-turn to take a picture of the bear.

Body of one of missing boaters recovered from Square Lake

on June 23, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
The body of Eric Sherwood, 43, was found at about 3 a.m. Friday morning in about 50 feet of water about a mile from shore on the southern part of the lake, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the warden service.
Loring Development Authority President and CEO Carl Flora discusses a recently approved letter of intent with an undisclosed aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul company to start up operations on the former Air Force base. As of June 21, 34 truckloads of equipment had already arrived and renovations were underway at several building at the Loring Commerce Centre to accommodate the large-scale project.

Former Loring base preparing for new aviation repair firm

on June 22, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Details are not being release because the company is still going through the regulatory process, but LDA President and CEO Carl Flora said the project has the “potential to be a fairly large operation with a lot of employees.”
The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians held their election for tribal chief and council members Saturday. The results of that election are being contested after long-time chief Brenda Commander was beaten by Clairissa E. Sabattis by a mere two votes.

Maliseets continue pursuit of casino for The County

on June 21, 2017, at 11:53 a.m.
“We have heard that the bill may be reconsidered in the Senate with an amendment to include a statewide referendum,” said Chief Clairissa Sabbatis of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.
Michael Brown

PI man who died in shootout fell in with wrong crowd, sister says

By Anthony Brino on June 21, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
“I wish I would have got to say goodbye to my brother. We were very close growing up.”
Members of the Maliseet honor guard, including (from left) Patrick Kelley, Henry Bear, David Lindsay, Joseph Tompkins, Jeffrey Boyce and John Joseph, Jr., participate on June 14 in the dedication of a new veterans monument for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians in Houlton.

Houlton Band of Maliseets unveil veterans monument

on June 21, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
“The beautiful granite monument, located in the northern section of the cemetery, honors tribal veterans of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces — Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy.”
Dushko Venelinov Vulchev

Competency hearing set for Houlton man charged with kidnapping

By Jen Lynds on June 19, 2017, at 9:43 p.m.
Vulchev was indicted on eight charges by the Aroostook County grand jury last June — kidnapping, domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime, theft, domestic violence terrorizing, improper contact and two counts of violating conditions of release.
SQUARE LAKE 6/15/17

Two members of the Maine Warden Service dive team head out on Square Lake Thursday afternoon to continue the search for two men still missing after their boat capsized Tuesday afternoon, June 13. One man made it to shore alive after several hours in the water and the body of a fourth boater was recovered by wardens Wednesday afternoon.

Search for missing boaters at Square Lake to continue when weather better

on June 19, 2017, at 8:20 p.m.
Unfavorable weather conditions hampering wardens search for men, now presumed dead, whose boat capsized in high winds last week.
A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.
Michael Brown, 40, wanted by Presque Isle police in connection with an alleged sexual assault, is dead following a car chase and gun battle with police that started Thursday night in Massachusetts and ended around midnight in New Hampshire.

Wanted Maine man killed in gunfight with police in New Hampshire

By The Eagle-Tribune on June 16, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.
Michael Brown shot at the pursuing state police cruisers, police said.
Two members of the Maine Warden Service dive team head out on Square Lake Thursday afternoon to continue the search for two men still missing after their boat capsized Tuesday afternoon, June 13. One man made it to shore alive after several hours in the water and the body of a fourth boater was recovered by wardens Wednesday afternoon.

Mom: One of three men presumed dead saved her son’s life when boat swamped

on June 15, 2017, at 6:48 p.m.
“Someone saved my boy and I have no way to thank him.”
Aroostook County corrections officer Matthew Morrison of Mars Hill remained Wednesday at Maine Medical Center after being shot in the leg late Monday by a fellow Maine Criminal Justice Academy cadet.

Wounded cadet calls shooting ‘freak accident’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 15, 2017, at 1:22 p.m.
“It fractured my femur,” said Morrison, who was still hospitalized. “And it did a lot of nerve damage.”

PIPD seek man in connection with sexual assault

on June 15, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Michael Brown, 39, has been missing since June 7 when he was accused of a sexual assault in Presque Isle.
Reginald Dobbins (sat far end of defense table) sits with his defense attorney, Hunter Tzovarras, and listens during closing statements Tuesday in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton.

20-year-old found guilty in Houlton murder

By Jen Lynds on June 14, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
After an eight day trial and eight hours of deliberation, jurors found Reginald Dobbins guilty of murder in the beating and stabbing death of 61-year-old Keith Suitter two years ago.

Trainees involved in shooting at police academy violated rules, director says

By Anthony Brino on June 14, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
“It’s against academy rules to have guns on campus,” Rogers said in an interview Wednesday.

Three people missing after boating accident in County lake

on June 14, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
Wardens are responding this morning to a report of three men missing following an early morning boating accident.
Reginald Dobbins (sitting at far end of defense table) listens during closing statements Tuesday in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton.

Jurors begin deliberations in Houlton murder trial

By Jen Lynds on June 13, 2017, at 3:36 p.m.
Jurors began deliberating just after 1 p.m. Tuesday in the trial of a 20-year-old Houlton man accused of beating and stabbing to death 61-year-old Keith Suitter more than two years ago.

Closing arguments begin Tuesday in Houlton murder trial

By Jen Lynds on June 12, 2017, at 6:13 p.m.
Jury deliberations are expected to begin after closing arguments.