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Man charged after crashing stolen vehicle in Somerset County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 04, 2015, at 9:14 a.m.
A Massachusetts man is facing charges after an accident on Route 201A in Somerset County on Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s department.
Kristina Lowe addresses the court during her sentencing in Oxford County Superior Court Oct. 1, 2014. Lowe stands between her attorneys James Howaniec and Chelsea Peters.

Oxford woman loses appeal in crash that killed 2 teens

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 03, 2015, at 6:05 p.m.
Justices find that Kristina Lowe “acted recklessly or with criminal negligence” at the time of the crash.

Maine trio pays dearly for trip to Lawrence

By Paul Tennant, The Eagle-Tribune on Sept. 03, 2015, at 3:56 p.m.
LAWRENCE, Massachusetts — Three people from Maine who admitted they drove to Lawrence Monday afternoon to buy drugs ended up paying a steep price for their excursion, police said. Officer Gary Yancey was patrolling Storrow and Marston streets at 4:50 p.m. when he encountered a GMC pickup truck with a …

Woman gets 32 months behind bars for fatal accident

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 03, 2015, at 1:31 p.m.
A Winthrop woman is going to prison for more than two years in connection with a head-on collision that killed a Mount Vernon woman last year …
Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney

District attorney supports crackdown on school bomb threats

By CBS 13 on Sept. 03, 2015, at 7:19 a.m.
AUGUSTA | In December 2014, an emailed threat closed Windham schools for three days. A 16-year-old student was charged with eight counts of terrorizing. Days later, a bomb threat was called into Thornton Academy, forcing an evacuation and two-day closure. And in June, Cony High School ended its school …

Facebook page threatening to release explicit photos investigated

on Sept. 01, 2015, at 8:40 p.m.
The Oakland Police Department is investigating a Facebook page that is threatening to post explicit photos of local underage girls. “The school resource officers from Waterville, Winslow and Fairfield are also aware,” the department said on its own Facebook page. Oakland police said they have submitted a subpoena request to …
The Rumford paper mill is shown in 2013.

Catalyst makes Rumford paper machine shutdown indefinite

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 01, 2015, at 4:02 p.m.
PORTLAND | The new owner of the Rumford paper mill said it has decided to keep its No. 12 coated paper machine out of production indefinitely, after announcing a temporary shutdown in May that prompted laying off 51 people. Catalyst announced the indefinite shutdown Tuesday, saying that “this decision …

Crash claims life of Massachusetts man

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 31, 2015, at 2:01 p.m.
NEW VINEYARD | A Massachusetts man was killed late Sunday after losing control of his vehicle on Route 27, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies had attempted to pull over Jonathan Daellenbach, 29, after he was clocked going nearly 20 mph over the posted speed limit, according …
When a freak microburst storm hit the Misty Brook Farm in Albion at the end of July, the refurbished campers used by the farmers as a home for the pasture chickens were smashed, killing about 80 of the birds.

Disaster relief fund to help farmers living on the edge

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 30, 2015, at 2:36 p.m.
ALBION | Farmer Katia Holmes had gone to bring the cows in for milking the evening of July 28 when she noticed dark, dramatic clouds overhead that made her think a thunderstorm was coming to Misty Brook Farm in Albion. “I had just got the cows up in the …

Fairfield man dies after Waterville motorcycle crash

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 28, 2015, at 8:04 p.m.
A Fairfield motorcyclist died at the hospital a day after slamming into the back of a vehicle whose driver had braked quickly to avoid a third vehicle backing out of a driveway, Deputy Chief Charles J. Rumsey IV said Friday. James Bolduc, 53, was driving a blue …

Fairfield man in critical condition after Waterville motorcycle crash

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 28, 2015, at 4:19 p.m.
A Fairfield motorcyclist is in critical condition after slamming into the back of a vehicle whose driver had braked quickly to avoid a third vehicle backing out of a driveway, Deputy Chief Charles J. Rumsey IV said Friday. James Bolduc, 53, was driving a blue 2013 Harley …
Corey Dodge

Funeral set for Garland man killed in Afghanistan

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 26, 2015, at 10:59 a.m.
EXETER | The funeral for a local father of four who was killed Saturday in a car bombing in Afghanistan will be held here next week. The funeral for 40-year-old Corey Dodge of Garland is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter, …
Stephen S. Lowe

Pittsfield man gets 4 years in prison for sex assault on girl

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 25, 2015, at 6:11 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | A Pittsfield man who pleaded guilty Tuesday of gross sexual assault was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but four years suspended, during a hearing at Somerset Unified Court. Stephen S. Lowe, 39, also was ordered to undergo four years of probation and be a …

Belgrade man found dead in lake

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 24, 2015, at 5:14 p.m.
Maine game wardens recovered the body of a 66-year-old local man from Messalonskee Lake on Monday, a Maine Warden Service spokesman said in a news release. The body of Peter Wesley Townsend was found about 10:30 a.m. by three people who were fishing, Cpl. John MacDonald said. …
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Food and Nutrition Services Kevin Concannon on Monday toured the Huhtamaki plant in Waterville, which has started production of compostable plates for a consortium of public schools that serves about 3 million meals per day. Huhtamaki Production Manager Michael Wadsworth shows Pingree (center) and Concannon (right) a sample of the plates it produces from recycled newsprint and other paper.

Waterville plant makes compostable plates for big city schools

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 24, 2015, at 5:07 p.m.
PORTLAND | Huhtamaki, the manufacturer known for making Chinet plates and bowls for the restaurant chain Chipotle at its Waterville factory, has rolled out a new compostable line of plates to six of the country’s largest public school systems. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and Kevin Concannon, the U.S. Department …
Dr. Kevin Flanigan

MaineCare’s top doctor resigns

By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 24, 2015, at 3:03 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Dr. Kevin Flanigan, the physician who oversaw Maine’s Medicaid program through significant policy changes enacted by Gov. Paul LePage, has resigned. Flanigan, who served as medical director for the MaineCare program since July 2011, accepted a position as chief medical, operations and information officer for the 25-bed …

Oakland man rescued from burning home dies from injuries

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2015, at 11:53 a.m.
A local man who was pulled from his burning mobile home on Sunday, and who later died from his injuries, committed suicide, Stephen McCausland, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman, said Monday. Donald Shores, 49, was found inside his burning home at 146 10 Lots Road, with …

Waterville man charged with dealing heroin, cocaine, pills

By CBS 13 on Aug. 23, 2015, at 10:05 a.m.
A Waterville man was arrested Friday for allegedly dealing heroin, cocaine and prescription pills, according to police. Brian Danaher was arrested at his Sherwin Street apartment, where police found more than $45,000 worth of drugs, including four ounces of crack cocaine, three ounces of heroin and more …

Man dies in Oxford motorcycle crash

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 23, 2015, at 9:49 a.m.
A Harrison man died Saturday afternoon after his motorcycle went off the road and slammed into a tree, according to police. James Storey, 39, was dead at the scene of the crash, which was reported to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, according to …
A sign is posted where the Appalachian Trail crosses a woods road on April 3, 2015, near the town of Monson.

Rise in Appalachian Trail hikers causes tension in Baxter State Park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 21, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.
In 1998, traffic toward Mount Katahdin — the end of the Appalachian Trail — rose with the release of Bill Bryson’s book “A Walk in the Woods.” Now the movie version of “A Walk in the Woods,” starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte and due …
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