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Two men, woman arrested in connection with theft of drugs from homeless shelter

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with a theft of prescription drugs from a local homeless shelter, police said Thursday. A search warrant was executed shortly after 4:30 p.m. at a Main Street residence after Somerset County communications received a call regarding a disturbance, according …

Police: Pig terrorizes teen on Oakland running trail

By WGME on July 10, 2014, at 7:36 a.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — Police are looking for the pig that they say terrorized a teenager out walking on a trail. According to Oakland police, a high school girl was coming down a running trail recently behind the Messalonskee High School football field when a pig chased her, squealing at the …
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Richard Linklater's new film "Boyhood," the opening night film for the Maine International Film Festival, July 11-20 in Waterville.

Vibrant soundtrack scores 17th Maine International Film Festival, July 11-20 in Waterville

By Emily Burnham on July 09, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
There’s a soundtrack to this year’s Maine International Film Festival in Waterville — and it comes from every genre imaginable, from Scottish folk music to African funk, from Balkan brass to hip hop and Maine-made indie rock. There’s so much music in this year’s lineup, in fact, that MIFF founder …
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Two arrested in Canaan accused of cutting copper pipes in theft attempt

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
CANAAN, Maine — Two young men were arrested early Wednesday morning after they had broken into a residence with the intent of stealing copper, police said. A concerned citizen had called police shortly after 8:30 a.m. upon witnessing two men, Hunter Prew, 18, of Newport and Ryan Gaudet, 19, of …

Skowhegan police investigating theft of drugs from homeless shelter

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Local police are seeking a suspect who allegedly stole more than $1,000 in prescription drugs from the Trinity Men’s Shelter over the weekend. Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais said Wednesday the thefts occurred Saturday night into Sunday morning, and the thefts were discovered by a staff member …
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Senate confirms former Colby president as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

on July 09, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. William “Bro” Adams, who served as president of Colby College from 2000 until he retired in June, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams, who now lives in Falmouth, is expected to begin his …
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David Richards of Skowhegan survived this accident on July 3 while driving near Monson. The moose ended up inside his Hyundai Accent, but James was up and walking shortly after the crash.

‘Worst moose accident’ ends better than it appeared

By John Holyoke on July 09, 2014, at 11:19 a.m.
MONSON, Maine — Chester Jaynes Annance has responded to all kinds of automobile emergencies during his 20 years working for the family business, Moosehead Towing. But on July 3, he was called to the scene of a car-moose crash on Route 15 in Monson that was unlike anything he’d ever …

Stolen pickup rolls over in Ripley after pursuit through two counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
RIPLEY, Maine — A pursuit of a stolen pickup truck hauling stolen scrap metal that sped through two counties ended with the truck rolling over in Somerset County on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The sequence of events started around 3:30 p.m. in the Piscataquis County town of Elliotsville when …

Secretary of state announces special elections to fill vacancies in Androscoggin and Somerset counties

on July 08, 2014, at 4:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced Tuesday that the Register of Probate vacancy in Androscoggin County and the Judge of Probate vacancy in Somerset County will both be filled at special elections to be held in conjunction with the general election on Nov. 4. The Androscoggin County …
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Former special education teacher from Norridgewock admits to sexually abusing boys

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 08, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A former special education teacher admitted in federal court on Tuesday that he photographed himself sexually abusing three young boys in 2013 and then emailed the child pornography to other pedophiles. Patrik Ian Arsenault, 26, of Norridgewock appeared before U.S. District Judge John Woodcock Jr. at the …
Waterville police and fire officials investigate an accident at an oil-change facility on Kennedy Memorial Drive on Tuesday morning.

Collision at Waterville oil change facility totals two vehicles, sends technician to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Two vehicles were totaled and a man was injured Tuesday morning in an accident at Prompto, an oil change facility, on Kennedy Memorial Drive, police said. The sequence of events began when Cheryl Collins, 63, of Stow was waiting in line for an oil change shortly after …
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Waterville men arrested in alleged copper theft at vacant house

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — A pair of Waterville men were arrested early Monday morning in an alleged copper theft at a vacant Summer Street home, police said. Kevin Hubert, 32, and Sean Rancourt, 29, are both facing charges of burglary, criminal trespass, aggravated criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools, Waterville …

Solon man injured when motorcycle collides with dog; dog dies of injuries

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
SOLON, Maine — A local man was injured Sunday when his motorcycle struck a dog on the South Solon Road, police said. Norman Fickett, 77, was heading southbound shortly before 1 p.m. when a German shepherd darted across the road, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County …

Chesterville man accused of firing shotgun at woman during domestic dispute

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 07, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.
CHESTERVILLE, Maine — A local man was arrested on Independence Day after allegedly firing a shotgun over a woman’s head during a domestic dispute, according to state police. Officers were called to a Chesterville Hill Road residence at 3 p.m. when it was reported Scott Henry, 44, and the victim …

Anson woman awoken by cat while her house burns

By Nell Gluckman on July 06, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
ANSON, Maine — A woman was awoken by her cat when her house was on fire at about 8:30 Sunday morning, according to Anson Fire Chief Jeremy Manzer. The woman, who Manzer believed to be in her 70s, was able to get out of the house safely, with the help …

A lesson in reality: Follow the lead of these Maine students on climate change

By Emanuel Pariser and Troy Frost on July 04, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.
At the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences in Good Will-Hinckley, we challenge our students every day to learn from their experiences. Whether they are in the greenhouse, the classroom or the fields, we encourage them to look at their work with a critical eye and then follow the science in …
From the community

Longtime Newport officer promoted to sergeant

By Julie Harris on July 03, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
NEWPORT — Police Chief Leonard Macdaid has announced the promotion of longtime Newport  Officer David Wintle to the rank of sergeant. Wintle, 45, of Newburgh, has worked for Newport Police Department for 18 years, and has an exemplary work record, according to the chief. Wintle’s promotion was effective June 23. …

Missing Somerset County teenagers found safe

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 03, 2014, at 11:32 a.m.
PALMYRA, Maine — Two teenagers who had been missing since Tuesday have been located and are safe, according to sheriff’s deputies. Somerset County Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster would not disclose where the 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were found, but said they were located safely Thursday. Police were planning on …

Skowhegan man injured after motorcycle hits deer

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 02, 2014, at 4:06 p.m.
RIPLEY, Maine — A Skowhegan man was injured Tuesday morning when his motorcycle struck a deer on Route 23 in Ripley, police said. Linwood Willey, 54, was headed to work around 5:30 a.m. at the time of the accident, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s …

Skowhegan apartment building damaged by fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 02, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — An apartment building on Milburn Street was heavily damaged by fire Tuesday night, officials said. Firefighters were called to the two-story building shortly after 11 p.m., Skowhegan Fire Chief Rich Fowler said. Fowler said the building was occupied by at least two families, both of whom managed …
 
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