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Benton man accused of attempting to run down men with pickup

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 3:39 p.m.
WATERVILLE | A Benton man was arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to run three men down with his pickup truck, according to Waterville police Sgt. Dan Goss. Mark Tibbetts, 43, is facing three charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, all Class C felonies, according to Goss. The …

Kennebec, Mattawamkeag rivers remain under flood warnings

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 8:53 a.m.
GRAY | While gloomy skies gave way to bright sunshine on Wednesday, a pair of Maine rivers remained under flood warnings, according to the National Weather Service. Flood warnings continued Wednesday for the Kennebec River in Augusta and Sidney and the Mattawamkeag River in northern Penobscot County, according to …
A still from a video shared by the Wells Police Department early Tuesday morning shows flooding at high tide.

Maine on flood watch as storm brings soaking rain, wind

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2015, at 4:23 p.m.
GRAY | Soaking rain and gusty winds rolled through the state Tuesday, with up to 4 inches of rain falling in some areas. According to the National Weather Service, Falmouth received the most rainfall, picking up 4.27 inches, while 3.64 inches of rain fell at the Portland International Jetport. …
Trista Reynolds, mother of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds (left), her stepmother Frankie Maines (center) and her father Ron Reynolds talk to the press outside the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland on Sept. 25, 2013.

Mother of Ayla Reynolds plans to speak at hearing on funding cold case squad

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 20, 2015, at 3:21 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Proponents of a bill that would fund the state’s first full-time cold case homicide investigation squad in 2016 hope to have 300 people and 40 speakers at a public hearing on it, they said Monday. Trista Reynolds, the 27-year-old mother of the little girl at the center …

Flood watches posted for much of Maine with heavy rain approaching

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 20, 2015, at 9:16 a.m.
GRAY | With rain in the forecast for much of the week, flooding potential is high, according to the National Weather Service. According to the weather service, a low-pressure system moving toward the Gulf of Maine could produce anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain Monday night and …
Raymond K. Ferris

Eight charged in Somerset County drug busts

By Beth Brogan on April 19, 2015, at 5:46 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | State, local and federal law enforcement officials executed three search warrants in Somerset County on Thursday and Friday, seizing heroin, prescription drugs, cocaine and a weapon and charged eight people on various drug charges and warrants. At about 8:15 a.m. Thursday, two teams of deputies from the …

China man sentenced for role in accident that killed co-worker

By Abigail Curtis on April 17, 2015, at 1:36 p.m.
BELFAST | A central Maine man who was behind the wheel in January 2013 when his vehicle hit a tractor-trailer head on, killing his co-worker and leaving him a quadriplegic, was sentenced this week on the charge of motor vehicle violation resulting in death. Christian Arsenault, 25, of China …

Police seek man who assaulted university student in Farmington

By CBS 13 on April 16, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.
Police in Farmington are searching for a man who assaulted a student on the University of Maine campus. University of Maine Farmington police told our media partners at the Sun Journal the female student was walking past the education center when she was attacked early Sunday morning …
The Maine Warden Service is offering a $500 reward for information regarding the dumping of dirty adult diapers in the Farmington area.

Used adult diapers dumped in Farmington, wardens offer reward for information

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 16, 2015, at 1:57 p.m.
The Maine Warden Service is seeking the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for dumping buckets filled with disposed adult diapers in the Farmington area. According to the warden service, several bright orange five-gallon buckets of waste have been found disposed of at multiple …

Dry weather could lead to fast-spreading fires, weather service warns

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 15, 2015, at 9:07 a.m.
GRAY | After a winter which seemingly did not want to end, the state is finally experiencing spring conditions. However, with dry weather comes the risk for fast-spreading fires, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service’s Gray forecast office has posted a red flag warning for southern …

Palermo man arrested in theft of guns from Eagle Lake

By Jen Lynds on April 14, 2015, at 6:37 p.m.
HOULTON | State police Tuesday arrested a Palermo man in connection with the theft of five firearms from a home in Eagle Lake. An Eagle Lake homeowner contacted the Maine State Police at about noon Tuesday after discovering that a building he owned had been broken into, according to …
Dennis Nile

Anson man accused of assaulting Somerset County deputy

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 13, 2015, at 1:59 p.m.
A Somerset County man who is familiar to county law enforcement was arrested Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a sheriff’s deputy, Chief Deputy James Ross said. Dennis Nile, 69, of Anson is facing charges of assault on a police officer, operating under the influence and violating his …

Dog rescued after she goes through ice on Kennebec River

By CBS 13 on April 11, 2015, at 1:15 p.m.
WINSLOW | A dog is recovering after it went into the Kennebec River Friday morning. The dog’s owner says she was walking her unleashed Irish setter in Winslow when it went after some ducks. The dog, whose name is Keeli, ended up in the water and couldn’t get back …
Birch Island in Lake St. George recently has been sold and renamed Hawaii 2. The 6-acre island was bought by the Chicago-based game company Cards Against Humanity, which is giving 1 square foot of the island to 250,000 people that purchased the company's seasonal mystery packages.

Cards Against Humanity’s breakup of Maine island stirs controversy

By Abigail Curtis on April 10, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
LIBERTY | There’s trouble in paradise, or rather on the 6-acre Lake St. George island recently renamed Hawaii 2 by its new owners, Cards Against Humanity. The Chicago-based party game company purchased the former Birch Island last fall for $190,000 and promptly divvied it up in square-foot parcels to …
Richard Dysart at the 1988 Emmy Awards

Maine-raised actor Richard Dysart dies at 86; best known for ‘L.A. Law’ role

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times on April 10, 2015, at 6:29 a.m.
Richard Dysart, an actor whose quiet air of authority helped him play presidents, generals, corporate executives and his best-known character, low-key senior partner Leland McKenzie of “L.A. Law,” has died. He was 86. Dysart’s death Sunday at his Santa Monica home was caused by cancer, said his wife Kathryn Jacobi …
Lubec Selectman Dan Wagner shoveled a path to a friend's house in February.

Mainers weary of ‘brutal’ winter conditions, but end is in sight

By Julia Bayly on April 09, 2015, at 1:34 p.m.
FORT KENT | As parts of Maine woke to more fresh snow or freezing rain Thursday morning, residents took to social media to post photos of the latest round of nasty weather and lament the lingering winter conditions. “When will it end?” and “make it stop” seemed to be …

Brothers Grimm musical mashup to be staged in Waterville

By Natalie Feulner on April 09, 2015, at 6:48 a.m.
What do Cinderella, Jack — of beanstalk fame — and a childless baker have in common? They are characters in the upcoming Waterville Opera House musical just for “grown ups,” featuring an all-Maine cast and two veteran opera house directors. “Into the Woods” is a musical that intertwines the plots …
Leanna Norris enters the courtroom on the first day of her murder trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor in October 2014.

Prosecution to recommend 45-year sentence for Maine mom who smothered toddler

By Judy Harrison on April 09, 2015, at 5:27 a.m.
BANGOR | A Maine woman who killed her 2½-year-old daughter nearly two years ago will be sentenced Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Leanna Norris, 25, of Auburn, formerly of Stetson, was convicted in December of murder after a jury-waived trial. The prosecution will recommend she spend 45 years …
Kirsten Libby

MDEA arrests Skowhegan woman accused of being leader of heroin ring

By Dawn Gagnon on April 08, 2015, at 8:12 p.m.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a Massachusetts man and a woman from Skowhegan on Tuesday as the result of a months-long investigation that led to to the seizure of a significant amount of heroin before it could be distributed in central Maine, according to authorities. Kirsten …
A city vehicle clears overnight snow in front of Hadlock Filed Thursday morning in Portland on the Sea Dog's baseball team's opening day.

Mixed bag of wintry weather still in store for Maine

By Julia Bayly on April 08, 2015, at 5:28 p.m.
FORT KENT | It’s going to get a bit worse before it gets better, according to the National Weather Service. Two weather systems moving into the state starting Wednesday night were expected to bring everything from snow to the far north to rain in the south and low temperatures …
 
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