Durham woman killed in single-vehicle crash Saturday night

By Connie Footman, Special to the Sun Journal on July 20, 2014, at 6:26 a.m.
DURHAM, Maine — Police say a 20-year-old local woman was killed when her SUV crashed on Stackpole Road on Saturday night. Jessica Abbott was driving north in a 1999 Honda CRV when she apparently lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and struck a tree at about 9:30 …
The state of Maine has set a retroactive 2-year cap for those on MaineCare and taking methadone.

More money, less money: The effects of not expanding MaineCare

By Lindsay Tice on July 20, 2014, at 6:18 a.m.
The head of the Portland Community Health Center and her chief financial officer sat down last week to figure out which bills they could pay. They don’t have the money to pay all of them. More than half of their patients are uninsured, up from about 30 percent a few …

Minot girl found at bottom of swimming pool in critical condition

on July 18, 2014, at 6:58 p.m.
MINOT, Maine — A 5-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in the bottom of a Minot swimming pool Thursday evening remains at Maine Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition, Portland television station WGME reported late Friday afternoon. Officials from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office said the child …
U.S. actor Patrick Dempsey gestures during a parade on the eve of the 82th 24-hours Le Mans endurance race in Le Mans, June 13, 2014.

Maine native Patrick “Dr. McDreamy” Dempsey competing in German motor racing series

By Alan Baldwin, Reuters on July 18, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
HOCKENHEIM, Germany — Maine native Patrick Dempsey, known to many millions worldwide as “Dr. McDreamy” from “Grey’s Anatomy,” is learning new lines. But what he means by that depends on who he is talking to and where. The 48-year-old, ranked fifth on the list of highest-paid actors on U.S. television …
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MDOT crews to replace culvert in Greene

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 9:29 a.m.
GREENE, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will be replacing a culvert on the Patten Road in Greene, beginning on Monday, July 21.The work zone is located approximately 1,000 feet south of the intersection of Route 202 and the Patten Road. Due to this work, this section of road will …

Sumner fourth quarter honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan Fourth quarter honor roll Grade 12, highest honors: Whytne Crabtree; high honors: Olivia Driver, Brianne Gravit, Jordan Hanscom, Brailee Joy; honors: Kaleb Austin, Nathan Burnett, Hannah Gignoux, Keith Robinson, Michaela Robinson, Jasper Sheehan. Grade 11, highest honors: Chelsea Alley, Maria Cormier, Heather Havey, Sarah Hillock, …

River Valley residents in shock over deaths, injuries in Brewer accident

By Terry Karkos on July 17, 2014, at 6:43 a.m.
MEXICO, Maine — River Valley residents reacted with shock and disbelief Wednesday morning to the deaths of a Rumford couple and the serious injuries of a Mexico couple in a head-on collision in Brewer on Tuesday. Police said Joseph Richard, 76, of Mexico, was traveling west on Route 9 when …

Feds fine Auburn-based manufacturer $816,500 for failure to fix safety problems

By Darren Fishell on July 16, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Auburn-based Formed Fiber Technologies faces a fine of $816,500 from federal workplace safety regulators, who say the company failed to correct previous violations that exposed workers to amputation risks and other hazards at a manufacturing plant in Sidney, Ohio. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday …
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This is one of several Adirondack chairs to be auctioned July 19 at Bethel to benefit community and school art. This chair was hand-painted by Sarah Renee Lane; and sponsored by and located at Bethel Bait & Tackle.

ARTirondack Auction to benefit arts in community, schools

Bangor Daily News on July 16, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
BETHEL, Maine — Mahoosuc Arts Council will present its ARTirondack Auction 2014 at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Bethel Common Bandstand just after MollyOckett Day Parade awards. The auction will feature individual Adirondack chairs painted by local artists. The council said in a press release that the project celebrates …
Archery is one of the many activities military youth get to experience at the Maine National Guard youth camp, held every summer at Bog Brook training facility in Gilead, Maine.

Maine National Guard summer camp shows kids of military parents ‘they are not alone’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 15, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
GILEAD, Maine — When a mom or a dad in the Maine National Guard deploys, their children are often left to wonder what will happen without having a support group of peers going through the same experience. “The kids feel like they’re all alone,” Master Sgt. Barbara Claudel, organizer of …
Police investigate a suspected methamphetamine lab in the Franklin County town of Phillips on Tuesday.

Four arrested in connection with Franklin County meth lab

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 15, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
PHILLIPS, Maine — Four people were arrested on Tuesday as police combed through and dismantled a pair of reported methamphetamine labs in Franklin County. Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said two men and two women were arrested in connection with the 17th meth lab discovered in the state …
A vehicle sits on its roof after a rollover accident in Rangeley Plantation on Sunday. The driver swerved to avoid a moose.

Man loses control of vehicle after swerving to avoid moose

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 14, 2014, at 1:29 p.m.
RANGELEY PLANTATION, Maine — A West Gardiner man escaped injury Sunday after he apparently swerved to avoid a moose and lost control of his vehicle, police said. Nickolas Clements was heading southbound on Bemis Road just before 6 p.m. when he came upon a moose, according to Franklin County Sheriff …
Two people look at the train cars that derailed in Rumford on Friday.

Three train cars derail in Rumford

By CBS 13 on July 12, 2014, at 6:40 a.m.
RUMFORD, Maine — Three train cars derailed Friday, but the reason why wasn’t immediately clear. The derailment happened along Route 108 near the intersection with Riverside Drive at about 6 p.m. The cars derailed, and the track beneath them was badly ripped up. The derailment happened on the Rumford Branch …

Motorcyclist injured in New Sharon crash

By Donna M. Perry, Staff Writer on July 11, 2014, at 11:13 p.m.
NEW SHARON, Maine — A local motorcyclist was injured Friday afternoon when he tried to pass a vehicle, went off Starks Road/Route 134 and crashed in a field, Franklin County Deputy Nicholas Zecher said. Robin Flagg, 41, of was traveling north when the accident occurred, according to Zecher’s report to …

Fire damages Auburn apartment building, displaces 2 families

By Beth Jones, CBS 13 on July 11, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
AUBURN, Maine — Fire displaced two families Thursday in Auburn, but no one was injured. The landlord is crediting smoke detectors that are installed throughout the building. The fire broke out at an apartment building at 100 Riverside Drive. Firefighters arrived to find black smoke billowing out of the second …
Mario "Lee" Sirabella, of Brewer, holds a photograph of himself (left) with another soldier.  Sirabella photographed the salvaging of the B-17 aircraft that crashed near Rangeley in 1944.

‘Like a giant lawn mower went through there’: Brewer man recalls B-17 crash 70 years ago in western Maine

By Nick McCrea on July 11, 2014, at 5:36 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Somewhere under decades of dense forest growth on a remote mountain west of Rangeley are the remains of a B-17 aircraft in which 10 American fliers spent the last moments of their lives July 11, 1944. The entire crew of young men on their way to Europe …
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Lewiston man indicted in connection with April 2013 killing

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2014, at 9:11 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — A local man was indicted on a charge of murder Wednesday in the 2013 slaying of another Lewiston man, according to reports. William True, originally charged with hindering apprehension, now faces a murder charge in the slaying of 20-year-old Romeo Parent, according to a Lewiston Sun Journal …
lizabeth Fossett plays fetch with her search and rescue dog Kobuk at her home in York, Maine, on Wednesday afternoon after the 5-year-old German shepherd discovered a South Portland woman who had been missing since Monday.

Reward for rescue dog? A game of ball with the missing South Portland woman he found

By Susan Morse, The York Weekly on July 10, 2014, at 9:03 a.m.
YORK, Maine — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing since Monday was found safe Wednesday morning in the woods of Waterford by Kobuk, a 5-year-old German Shepherd search and rescue dog, and his owner, Elizabeth Fossett of York. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing for 48 …
Elizabeth Fossett (left), her canine Kobuk and Ruth Brennan pose for a photo after Fossett and her canine located the 77-year-old Brennan in Waterford on Wednesday morning. Brennan had been missing since Monday.

Missing South Portland woman found safe in Waterford

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
WATERFORD, Maine — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing for 48 hours was found safe in the woods of Waterford Wednesday morning. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing since Monday, was found safe by Maine Search and Rescue Dogs canine handler Elizabeth Fossett and her German …

Volunteers wanted for search for missing Waterford woman

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2014, at 9:14 p.m.
WATERFORD, Maine — The search for an elderly Waterford woman wound down late Tuesday without success and will enter its third day on Wednesday. Tuesday’s effort to locate 77-year-old Ruth Brennan, who has dementia, covered mostly roadsides, trail edges, streams and travel ways, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden …
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