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A Plaster Rock, New Brunswick man was not seriously injured Thursday morning when his rig went off the road on U.S. Route 1 in Monticello. Winfred Murchison, 65, was traveling south on Route 1 in a 2001 Western Star tractor trailer hauling logs when he suffered a medical issue and went off the road at about 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

Tractor trailer spills logs on U.S. Route 1 in Monticello

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on March 16, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
A medical issue caused the driver to veer off the right-hand side of the road into a ditch.

Caribou man charged with threatening business owner

By Jen Lynds on March 15, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
A Caribou man was arrested and charged with several crimes Monday after allegedly pointing a gun at and robbing a business owner.

Injured Massachusetts man rides damaged snowmobile to help after crash

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on March 14, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
Todd Malesky became separated from his party and crashed his 2006 Yamaha snowmobile sometime Monday night.

Maine State Police arrest Virginia man on fugitive warrant

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on March 13, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
A Virginia fugitive wanted for failure to appear in court was arrested Friday morning outside the Irving Big Stop in Houlton.
Police and family members are still hoping that a $40,000 reward will yield information to help solve the murder of Darrel Smith, seen in this photo with wife, Barbara. The Woodland man was 56 when he was found shot to death in his sawmill on Feb. 6, 2008.

$40,000 reward still offered in Woodland man’s 2008 homicide

By Jen Lynds on March 13, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
“You have to learn to live with it, as hard as it is, and still keep up hope that they are going to find the person or persons who did it.”
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Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business in Bangor, Feb. 13, 2017.

Winter storm on track to dump a foot of snow across Maine this week

By Dawn Gagnon on March 12, 2017, at 3:18 p.m.
A snowstorm could drop nearly a foot of snow as it passes over Maine Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Teens arrested after burglary spree in Patten

By Dawn Gagnon on March 12, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
Ryan Gardner, 18, of Hersey and a 16-year-old juvenile from Patten, who was not identified, were arrested after an investigation into a string of five burglaries between Feb. 26 and March 4.

County women sue, alleging they were fired after reporting billing fraud

By Jen Lynds on March 11, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.
“To fire someone who is doing their job and was a top employee and basically admit that you did it was particularly unjust.”
Local volunteers work in December on the administrative building at the Dahlgren-Skidgel Farm of Hope, a place where homeless veterans will soon be able to find shelter, work, and a renewed sense of purpose. Working on the facility are (from left) Steve Wentworth, Brian Redmond and Bill Flagg.

Telethon pulls in over $45,000 for homeless vet shelter

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on March 11, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
“Homeless shelters do a great job, but they’re not prepared to deal with people who have drug, alcohol or mental health issues. There’s a high barrier for many homeless veterans.”
Rowen Ross

Missing Sherman boy, 9, found alive after nearly 10-hour search

By Dawn Gagnon on March 10, 2017, at 10:31 p.m.
A 9-year-old Sherman boy who was the subject of an intense search Friday afternoon and evening was found alive shortly before 10 p.m., according to searchers and posts on social media.
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 3.10.17 edition

on March 10, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.

Houlton man arrested, accused of robbery, assault, extortion

By Jen Lynds on March 09, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
Brady Bridges, 46, was charged with robbery, burglary, criminal threatening with a weapon, assault and theft by extortion. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

TV news station employees injured in Caribou crash

By Danielle McLean on March 07, 2017, at 7:51 p.m.

Caribou man who distributed ‘scourge’ of bath salts to serve nearly 4 more years

By Judy Harrison on March 07, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
U.S. District Judge John Woodcock sentenced Brewer to a total of 73 months but gave him credit for the 27 months he has served.

Homeowner charged in connection with underage drinking party

on March 06, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 3.3.17 edition

on March 06, 2017, at 8:29 a.m.

Defending Can-Am champ Massicotte makes it four straight titles

on March 06, 2017, at 7:42 a.m.
The Houlton Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance aimed at welcoming entrepreneurs interested in marijuana for recreational use. The rules designate sections of the airport-based industrial park for this type of business development and include strict security/surveillance standards.

Houlton rolls out welcome mat for marijuana businesses

By Sarah Berthiaume, Houlton Pioneer Times on March 05, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
Want to sell pot? Houlton wants you.

CanAm sled dog racers overcome rough spots along shortened route

on March 04, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.
Finicky winter weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm of organizers, racers and spectators at this year’s Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Races.
An aerial view of Portage Lake, one of the gateways to the North Maine Woods and the home of a waterbody some feel could be threatened by open pit mining at Bald Mountain.

Legislature to hold hearing on mining rules, mining bills

By Anthony Brino on March 04, 2017, at 8:10 a.m.
Mainers who want to tell lawmakers what they think about how to regulate large-scale metal mines in the state will have an opportunity.