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Oleg Spektorov

Boston man nabbed with over 40 pounds of marijuana in Auburn bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 10, 2014, at 2:38 p.m.
A Boston man was arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop led to a drug bust on Washington Street, according to police. Oleg Spektorov, 29, had been pulled over due to a broken tail light, according to a statement from Auburn police. During the traffic stop, police …

Maine Technology Institute awards $2.5 million in grants to Maine entrepreneurs

By None. on Nov. 10, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
Companies developing new products in Androscoggin County received more than 40 percent of the investment encouraged by about $2.5 million in grant awards from the Maine Technology Institute from July through September. In those three months, state-funded agency gave out $2,527,572 to 33 companies, matched by $3,187,413 in investment from …
David Allen of Stone Point Studios recently built this heart-shaped stone arch at Fort Williams.

‘I take a lot of happiness from making people happy:’ Artist uses rocks, leaves and more to create installations

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 10, 2014, at 12:40 p.m.
KINGFIELD | As Route 27 winds alongside the Carrabassett River in western Maine, a sharp-eyed traveler can spot something unusual —- a large peace symbol made of white river stones, shimmering just under the surface of the shallow water. The peace sign showed up four months ago, tickling passersby …
Daniel Poland

Father-son duo arrested in Franklin County, father on OUI charge, son for allegedly assaulting deputy

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 10, 2014, at 10:12 a.m.
KINGFIELD | A father and son were arrested in Franklin County early Sunday morning, with the son allegedly assaulting a sheriff’s deputy. The sequence of events leading to the arrests of Daniel Poland, 61, and his 28-year-old son Tyler, both of Greene, began around 1 a.m. when Franklin County …
Rumford police asked for the public's help in locating 3-year-old Kylee Morin (left) after her mother, Elsa Konopka (right), 22, missed a welfare check with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday.

Missing children turned over to DHHS

By Staff, CBS 13 on Nov. 09, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
RUMFORD | Two missing children have been returned to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services after their mother dropped them off with a foster family in Lewiston. Sgt. Doug Maifeld said Sunday morning that Kylee Morin was turned over to a DHHS caseworker after Elsa Konopka, 22, …
Rumford police are asking for the public's help in locating 3-year-old Kylee Morin (left) after her mother, Elsa Konopka (right), 22, missed a welfare check with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday.

Police looking for missing 3-year-old Rumford girl

By Staff, CBS 13 on Nov. 08, 2014, at 3:40 p.m.
RUMFORD — Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 3-year-old Kylee Morin after her mother missed a welfare check with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. Sgt. Douglas Maifeld said Morin, who is 3 feet tall, weighs 45 pounds and has blond hair and …
Joshua Bonnett

MDEA arrests two NY men accused of dealing crack cocaine after search at Lewiston motel

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 08, 2014, at 11 a.m.
Two men accused of dealing crack cocaine out of a Super 8 Motel for at least a month are behind bars after a drug bust Friday morning, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Joshua Bonnett, 23, and Marquis Aiken, 22, both from Brooklyn, New York, were …
From the community

Night of Thanks seeks nominees

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 07, 2014, at 4:58 p.m.
JACKMAN, Maine — The Night of Thanks was established as a way for citizens to thank volunteers in the community. Nominations are being sought for people who have done good deeds for other individuals or the community. Send or drop off all nominations to the Forest Hills School office or email Principal …
Don Hanson, 33, of Westfield.

Westfield man charged with leading police on 28-mile pursuit from Lincoln to Greenbush

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 06, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Police charged a Westfield man Thursday with leading officers on a 17½-hour car and foot chase that started on West Broadway, peaked at 100 mph and ended in woods in Greenbush. Don Hanson, 33, of Westfield, was charged Thursday with eluding an officer, failure to stop when …
CAMPAIGN 2014

GOP asks for recounts in two Maine Senate contests

By Scott Thistle on Nov. 06, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
LEWISTON | State election officials confirmed Wednesday that a request has been made to recount ballots in the Senate District 21 race between Democrat Nate Libby and Republican Patti Gagne. According to unofficial results from the Lewiston city clerk’s office, Libby, a state representative and city councilor, won the …
From the community
A past year prayer service for the veterans.

Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston to host Veterans Day Community prayer service

on Nov. 06, 2014, at 11:42 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Prince of Peace Parish will host a community-wide Veterans Day Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St. in Lewiston. This marks the 11th year that the parish will offer the “We Remember and Give Thanks” evening of reflection, honoring those who have served …

Lisbon man gets more than four years for setting fire to home

By Chris Williams on Nov. 06, 2014, at 9:22 a.m.
AUBURN | A Lisbon man who set fire to his wife’s clothing and the house she lived in was sentenced Wednesday to serve four and a half years in prison on an arson charge. Androscoggin County Superior Court Justice MaryGay Kennedy sentenced Michael Hersom, 42, of 12 Huston St. …
Snow covers Hammond Street on Sunday morning in Bangor. Another fresh snowfall is expected in northern Maine late Thursday into Friday.

Weather alerts issued for storm expected to hit northern, western Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 06, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
CARIBOU | Less than a week after an early fall snowstorm blanketed much of Maine with more than a foot of snow, fresh snowfall is expected in northern Maine late Thursday into Friday. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm watches and warnings for northern and western counties. …
Matthew Farrar

Harrison man charged with gross sexual assault of a child

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 05, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
A local man was arrested Saturday at Spring Harbor Hospital and charged with gross sexual assault of a child. Matthew R. Farrar, 43, was charged with the crime, which was elevated to a Class A felony because the child is younger than 12, according to Capt. Don …
Eric Samson, center, talks with his brother Mark Sampson, left, and Chris Fletcher at Gipper's Sports Grill in Auburn on Tuesday. Samson was elected Androscoggin County Sheriff.

Androscoggin County elects Eric Samson as sheriff

By Daniel Hartill on Nov. 05, 2014, at 5 a.m.
AUBURN | Eric Samson, a longtime Androscoggin County worker who served as a corrections officer and patrol deputy, will likely serve as sheriff. Late Tuesday, 96 percent of the county’s votes were counted. Only Durham numbers were unavailable. Samson, 43, of Auburn, won 44 percent of the vote in …
CAMPAIGN 2014
Marijuana initiative proponent David Boyer stands alone in the Mill Creek Park gazebo Oct. 23, where he challenged South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins to a "drug duel" on the effects of pot and alcohol. Googins didn't take the bait, but he did debate Boyer later that night at South Portland High School.

South Portland votes to legalize pot for those over 21; Lewiston rejects legal pot

By Seth Koenig on Nov. 04, 2014, at 8 p.m.
In a pair of municipal votes likely to foreshadow a statewide referendum in two years, Lewiston and South Portland residents decided at the polls Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana for residents over 21 in those cities. Unofficial results from South Portland indicate voters there have …

Franklin County to develop fairness argument over state funds for jail

By Donna M. Perry on Nov. 04, 2014, at 5:25 p.m.
FARMINGTON | Franklin County’s attorney Frank Underkuffler will work with Treasurer Mary Frank to put together a fairness argument to the state to justify the use of community corrections funds the county has received since 2009. About half of the yearly allotment of $132,000 or so the county received …
POLL QUESTION
Downed lines on Sanford Street in Bangor left the road closed and area residents unable to leave their homes Monday after a storm brought several inches of wet snow to central Maine.

85,000 remain without power as storm cleanup continues

By Abigail Curtis and Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 03, 2014, at 9:10 a.m.
AUGUSTA | Cleanup and restoration efforts continued Monday as thousands of Mainers remained without power in the wake of a fall snowstorm. The storm slammed the state over the weekend with heavy, wet snow that accumulated to more than a foot in many areas. As of 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, …

Report: Maine dad says he found needle in Halloween candy bar

BDN staff reports on Nov. 03, 2014, at 6:41 a.m.
AUBURN | An Auburn man told the Sun Journal he found a sewing needle placed “expertly” down the center of a Snickers bar in his childrens’ Halloween haul. Jason Levesque told the Sun Journal he dumped out the entire load of candy his three children, ages 6, 8 and …
A utility pole is snapped in half on Sanford Street in Bangor on Monday morning.

135,000 lose power as first snowstorm of the season drops a foot in some areas

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 02, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.
BANGOR | Maine’s first snowstorm of the season hammered parts of the state with heavy, wet, persistent snow, leaving more than 135,000 homes without power Sunday night. UPDATE: More than 140,000 remain without power as storm cleanup continues The National Weather Service said Bangor received 12 inches of snow before …
 
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