Mid-Maine

 

Lisbon police arrest man sought in overnight armed burglary

By Beth Brogan on April 26, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
David Farnum was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail where he will be held on $20,000 cash bail pending a court appearance.

Police: Fairfield man shoots ex-girlfriend in shoulder

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 20, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
Her injury was not considered life-threatening.
John Gayley says once the engine failed, he had just seven seconds to land.

Pilot speaks about split-second decision to bring down plane on I-295

By CBS 13 on April 18, 2017, at 4:42 p.m.
John Gayley said once the engine failed, he had just seven seconds to land. Fortunately, he cleared the trees, and drivers on I-295 swerved to avoid him.
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Vice President Joe Biden talks to Navy personnel at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery in a 2014 file photo.

Former Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Colby College graduation

By Christopher Cousins on April 17, 2017, at 8:46 a.m.
Former Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. will speak at Colby College’s commencement ceremonies.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”

Couple charged with burglary in connection with string of break-ins in 3 counties

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.
Jeremy Regimbal, 27, and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Ricci Boutilier, were indicted on two counts each of burglary and nine counts each of theft by unauthorized taking by the Penobscot County grand jury.
Zachary Greene

Lisbon man sentenced for fatal June 2016 hit-and-run

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2017, at 5:19 p.m.
Zachary Greene was sentenced Friday to five years in prison with all but nine months and one day suspended, according to Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan.

2 charged in connection with Maine armed home invasion

By Judy Harrison on April 12, 2017, at 5:38 p.m.
Sean Ludden, 47, of Clinton and Matthew Almeida, 30, of Pittsfield were charged with robbery, a Class A crime.
Dakota

Dog pardoned by LePage gets 11th hour reprieve from kill order

By Judy Harrison on April 12, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
Dakota, the husky pardoned by Gov. Paul LePage, got an 11th hour reprieve late Tuesday.
POLL QUESTION
Dakota was pardoned in March by Gov. Paul LePage. A District Court judge had ordered the Husky euthanized after it attacked other dogs.

Judge refuses to spare life of Dakota, dog pardoned by LePage

By Judy Harrison on April 11, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
Judge Valerie Stanfill found that Maine law requires that a dog be euthanized after it is declared a dangerous dog and it attacks again.
Dakota was pardoned recently by Gov. Paul LePage. A District Court judge had ordered the husky euthanized after it attacked other dogs.

State animal welfare department defends dog pardoned by LePage

By Judy Harrison on April 11, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s animal welfare program on Monday came to the defense of the dog, saying she is now less dangerous.
Matt Wagner of Insource Renewables (left) and Joas Hochstetler of Backyard Buildings talk about the collaboration that resulted in producing buildings that also serve as a platform for supporting a solar array.

Collaboration between Amish builders, solar company results in ‘solar shed’

By Lauren Abbate on April 08, 2017, at 7:51 a.m.
With Insource Renewables bringing the solar expertise and Backyard Buildings bringing the construction know-how, customers are able buy a solar-outfitted shed that can power their entire home.
Burton "Ben" Hagar

Father charged with son’s 1979 murder in Maine cold case squad’s first arrest

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 07, 2017, at 2:59 p.m.
Burton “Ben” Hagar is charged in connection with the death of his 4-month-old son, Nathan Hagar, who died at Parkview Hospital in Brunswick on May 9, 1979.

Fatal car crash reported on Interstate 95 in Carmel

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 07, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.
Maine State Police are investigating a car crash on Interstate 95 that has resulted in the death of one person and injuries to another.
Melissa Bagley

Woman accused of leaving kids in car while she got her hair done

By CBS 13 on April 07, 2017, at 8:07 a.m.
She reportedly left the children, ages 11 weeks to 3 years, in a minivan with the windows cracked.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.
POLL QUESTION
A glass of water is seen during the taste testing at the Maine Rural Water Association's 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Dec. 11, 2014.

Maine’s wells could be polluted with arsenic, lead

By Abigail Curtis on April 05, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
“The major problem is that Maine has a high reliance on wells, but very few people test their wells.”
HEATHER DENKMIRE
Heather Denkmire is a writer and artist who lives in Portland with her two young daughters.

Autistic people don’t need a ‘cure’

By Heather Denkmire on April 05, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
The largest autism organizations treat autism as if it were a disease that needs to be eradicated, rather than a set of developmental conditions.

Burnham teen wins $500 bowling scholarship

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 04, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
Kai Hunt has won 11 state titles since he began participating in the MSBCA Junior division.