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Lucas McPherson, 25, of Mapleton.

Maine man charged with attempted murder in Massachusetts shootings

By Judy Harrison on April 25, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
Lucas McPherson, 25, of Mapleton faces more than a dozen charges, including three counts of attempted murder, assault and battery on a police officer and illegal gun possession.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved Sunday in a high-speed chase that ended near Island Falls with the arrest of a Fort Fairfield man and a woman from Caribou.

Stolen vehicles found, two arrested after Aroostook chase

on April 24, 2016, at 8:59 p.m.
The driver has been charged with theft, violation of conditions of release, driving to endanger, reckless conduct and operating after suspension.
Doug Oliver and Ann Coble in Nashville in March, the first spring in more than a decade that he could see, following his stem cell treatment last August.

After regaining sight, Presque Isle native touts stem cell treatments

By Anthony Brino on April 23, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Doug Oliver says that he knows what it’s like to go blind and see again, and he wants others to have the same chance.
Diane Kelly-Lokocz and her son, 4-year-old Rye, arrive at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.

Above average temperatures likely this spring, summer

By Jen Lynds on April 22, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
Following the warmest winter on record in the Caribou area, officials at the National Weather Service in Caribou said Friday that warmer than normal spring and summer temperatures likely are on tap for Maine as well.
Teachers, parents, city councilors and other concerned citizens crowded into the MSAD 1  board meeting room and ended up moving to the Presque Isle High School cafeteria to hear the results of a teachers' survey.

Presque Isle-area teachers air frustrations, ask board to reign in bureaucracy

By Anthony Brino on April 21, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
Teachers in School Administrative District 1 say some aspects of new proficiency initiatives have left them without enough time for students.

High court affirms hunting convictions against Allagash man

By Jen Lynds on April 21, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
Carter McBreairty, 60, was convicted by a jury in Aroostook County Superior Court in September 2014.
Local police responded to a case of vandalism at at Madawaska's Dionne Park.

Madawaska playground equipment covered in motor oil

By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times on April 21, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
It appears someone spread motor oil on one of the slides and others parts of the playground equipment sometime Monday evening or Tuesday morning.
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 4.21.16 edition

on April 21, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
Clear your calendar! There are more than 50 #outdoors #ThingsToDo in the next month! #GetAfterIt! In this edition: 1) #Earth Day #CleanUp events in #Caribou and #FortKent. 2) #Birding opportunities in #FortFairfield and #Limestone. 3) Learn about local #history with a #WalkingTour in #PresqueIsle. Plus lots more! #AroostookThing #offugo… Thursday, …
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Antoinette ‘Toni’ MacWhinnie

on April 21, 2016, at 8:07 a.m.
  MADAWASKA, Maine — Antoinette “Toni” MacWhinnie, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Monday,  April 18, 2016, at her home in Madawaska. She was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick on June 16, 1946, daughter of the late Antonio and Isabelle (Levesque) Soucy. Toni loved to socialize and loved spending time with …
ST. JOHN VALLEY TIMES

Juliette Daigle McGlinn

on April 20, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
SAN DIEGO, California — Juliette D. McGlinn, 88, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, from congestive heart failure complicated by COPD, surrounded by her family. Juliette was born February 13, 1928 in Fort Kent. She was the second child of 10, born to Gertrude and Alcide H. Daigle. Juliette …
ST. JOHN VALLEY TIMES

Juliette Daigle McGlinn

on April 20, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.
SAN DIEGO, California — Juliette D. McGlinn, 88, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, from congestive heart failure complicated by COPD, surrounded by her family. Juliette was born February 13, 1928 in Fort Kent. She was the second child of 10, born to Gertrude and Alcide H. Daigle. Juliette …
ST. JOHN VALLEY TIMES

Public Notices April 20, 2016

on April 20, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS REQUEST FOR BIDS The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is conducting a competitive bid process for the Receiving and Storage Building at Northern Region Headquarters in Ashland, Maine. Bids will be opened and read aloud at the Bureau of General Services, 4th Floor, Cross State O …
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An excavator takes down a home to make room for more a business' inventory on Thursday in Madawaska.

Madawaska business demolishes house to make room for growth

By Jessica Potilla, Fiddlehead Focus on April 19, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
A third-generation, family-owned hardware supply and lumber business located on Main Street has torn down a house across the road to make room for expansion.
ST. JOHN VALLEY TIMES

From Our Files – April 13

on April 19, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
Valley happenings since 1957 50 Years Ago — April 14, 1966 Fish story — Michael Daigle, age 11, was catching salmon Sunday from the open waters on Soldier Pond. Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Daigle of Soldier Pond, caught some beauties with a daredevil lure while he was …
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Ribs, pulled pork and baked beans from The Rib Truck.

Hungry for ribs? Maine barbecue food truck could be headed your way

By Julia Bayly on April 19, 2016, at 6:54 a.m.
John and Mary Freeman go from town to town in a modified van complete with open-pit barbecue cooker, warming oven and vats of their secret barbecue sauce on tap.

Fort Kent man charged with criminal speeding, OUI

on April 18, 2016, at 6:11 p.m.
A local man eluded police in a high-speed chase over the weekend but later was arrested and charged with multiple violations, according to the Maine State Police. Shane Bouchard, 19, of Fort Kent was charged with eluding police, driving to endanger, criminal speeding and operating while …
ST. JOHN VALLEY TIMES

Philip Roy

on April 18, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
EAGLE LAKE, Maine — Philip Roy, 75, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 18, 2016, at a Fort Kent healthcare facility with his family by his side. He was born in Eagle Lake on April 30, 1940, the son of Theodore and Laurie (Thibeault) Roy. Philip was an avid outdoorsman whom …
Heather Dawn Bouchard, a native of the St. John Valley, died on April 15, 2008, in a car crash caused by cellphone distraction. "“If Heather Dawn had known how this would devastate us, she would have never talked on the phone and drove,"” said her mom, Judy Bouchard.

In wake of daughter’s death, Maine mom warns of distracted driving

By Anthony Brino on April 18, 2016, at 1:54 p.m.
“If Heather Dawn had known how this would devastate us, she would have never talked on the phone and drove,” Judy Bouchard said. “She didn’t think it would happen to her.”
The Aroostook County Sheriff's Office found evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing on West Ridge Road in Mars Hill.

Meth-cooking evidence found along roadside in Mars Hill

By Anthony Brino on April 18, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
As spring arrives, signs of Aroostook County’s ongoing methamphetamine problem have turned up on the roads of Mars Hill.

Woodland pair arrested, accused of using counterfeit money

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on April 15, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.
The pair allegedly distributed $20, $50 and $100 bills to stories in Caribou and Bangor.
 

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