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Fairfield man arrested after road rage incident in Waterville

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 06, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
A road rage incident on Kennedy Memorial Drive on Wednesday ended with a Fairfield man going to jail after he allegedly threatened the other driver with a gun, according to police. The sequence of events leading to the arrest of Joseph Ciampa, 25, of Fairfield, started at …
One man was killed and two others injured in a single-vehicle accident in Readfield on Tuesday.

One dead, two injured in Readfield accident

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 06, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
One man was killed and two others injured in a single-vehicle accident on Plains Road on Tuesday, according to police. The name of the deceased man has not been released pending notification of family members, Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office said. The …
Snow covers Hammond Street on Sunday morning in Bangor. Another fresh snowfall is expected in northern Maine late Thursday into Friday.

Weather alerts issued for storm expected to hit northern, western Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 06, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
CARIBOU | Less than a week after an early fall snowstorm blanketed much of Maine with more than a foot of snow, fresh snowfall is expected in northern Maine late Thursday into Friday. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm watches and warnings for northern and western counties. …
A snowstorm brought down lines on Sunday on Sanford Street in Bangor. As of Thursday, many Emera Maine customers remained without power.

Nearly 5,000 Mainers remain without power

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 06, 2014, at 8:38 a.m.
BANGOR | Four days after last weekend’s snowstorm, thousands of Mainers remained without power Thursday. Emera Maine and Central Maine Power crews, however, have been making significant progress. Emera Maine reported Thursday night that about 3,150 of its customers were without power, while electricity had been restored to more …
CAMPAIGN 2014

In tight midcoast district attorney race, the jury is still out

By Stephen Betts on Nov. 05, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
ROCKLAND | The race between veteran district attorney Geoffrey Rushlau and challenger David Sinclair was still too close to call on Wednesday afternoon. With 70 of the 77 towns in Knox, Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties reporting, Republican Rushlau had 31,694 votes while Democrat Sinclair had 31,227. Most of …

Two women sought in connection with stabbing of Waterville woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 05, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.
CHINA | Two women are being sought for questioning by state police in connection with the stabbing of a third woman in China on Tuesday night. Police are looking to speak to Carrisa Butkewicz, 23, and Tiffany Glidden, 20, in connection with the stabbing of 24-year old Katherine Hopkins …

Franklin County to develop fairness argument over state funds for jail

By Donna M. Perry on Nov. 04, 2014, at 5:25 p.m.
FARMINGTON | Franklin County’s attorney Frank Underkuffler will work with Treasurer Mary Frank to put together a fairness argument to the state to justify the use of community corrections funds the county has received since 2009. About half of the yearly allotment of $132,000 or so the county received …
Trees lay on power lines on Mill Road in Dedham Monday morning following the fall snowstorm that left more than 100,000 Mainers without power.

Emera Maine, CMP crews continue restoration; 34,600 still without power

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 04, 2014, at 9:02 a.m.
BANGOR | As utility crews continued to work Tuesday to restore electricity to the thousands of customers still in the dark after Sunday’s snowstorm, police reported that a Washington County woman died Sunday in a storm-related accident. Danielle Moores, 28, of Trescott died when the pickup truck she was …
From the community
Participating in the Camping for Food event for the past five years are (from left) Scouts Brock Bubar, Sam Godsoe, Luke Charette, Kelley Carter, Brendan Carter.

Fifth annual Camping for Food event at Newport

on Nov. 03, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
NEWPORT, Maine – The Boy Scouts and leadership of Troop 63 of Newport will pitch their tents at the intersection of routes 2 and 11 in Newport for their fifth annual Camping for Food event.    Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, through noon Sunday, Nov. 9, whatever the weather, the scouts and their leaders …
CAMPAIGN 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (center) and U.S. Senator Angus King (right) shake hands with employees at the New Balance factory in Skowhegan Monday afternoon. King has endorsed Michaud in the days leading up to the elections, a reverse of his early support of independent candidate Eliot Cutler.

Angus King: Cutler supporters have choice between ‘protest vote’ and ‘making a difference’ by backing Michaud

By Mario Moretto on Nov. 03, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | Whoever would vote for independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler must ask themselves whether they want to cast a symbolic vote, or make a difference in the election to decide who will occupy the Blaine House for the next four years. That was the message Monday from independent …
POLL QUESTION
Downed lines on Sanford Street in Bangor left the road closed and area residents unable to leave their homes Monday after a storm brought several inches of wet snow to central Maine.

85,000 remain without power as storm cleanup continues

By Abigail Curtis and Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 03, 2014, at 9:10 a.m.
AUGUSTA | Cleanup and restoration efforts continued Monday as thousands of Mainers remained without power in the wake of a fall snowstorm. The storm slammed the state over the weekend with heavy, wet snow that accumulated to more than a foot in many areas. As of 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, …

Maine State Police detectives scour Newport area where woman’s skeleton was found in 1977

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 31, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
A team of cold case detectives on Friday was looking for evidence in an area off Old County Road to try to solve a homicide case that dates back nearly 40 years. The skeleton of Ellen Choate of Pennsylvania was found in July 1977 in a wooded …

Repairs to Gray bridge to result in turnpike traffic stoppages

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 31, 2014, at 2:45 p.m.
Bridge construction in Gray will result in frequent traffic stoppages on the Maine Turnpike starting next week. Stops of up to 25 minutes will occur in the northbound lanes at Mile 59 for heat straightening repairs to the Dutton Hill Road bridge. Stoppages will take place 10 …

Anson man indicted for two counts of manslaughter in February double-fatal

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 31, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | An Anson man has been indicted on two counts of manslaughter in connection with a double-fatal accident in the town of Embden in February. Mark Schobel, 24, was involved in a Feb. 27 head-on collision that claimed the lives of two people, according to Bangor Daily News …
Kathryn A. Foster

Plan to convert UMaine-Farmington to natural gas falls through

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 31, 2014, at 11:19 a.m.
BANGOR | A plan to convert the heating system at the University of Maine at Farmington was thwarted recently, when Summit Natural Gas informed the university the company could not commit to providing natural gas by 2016. UMF had been given approval by the University of Maine System’s Board …

Mother, daughter plead guilty to ramming cars, knocking over headstones in Monmouth graveyard

By Staff, CBS 13 on Oct. 30, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
A mother and daughter pleaded guilty to ramming their cars in a Monmouth cemetery and knocking over several headstones. Police said 43-year-old Melissa Grant and 21-year-old Savannah Lowe knocked over several headstones when Lowe hit her mother’s car. Lowe said she tried to prevent Grant from leaving …
Jason Langdon

Transient bolts from Maine State Police while handcuffed, remains on the loose

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 30, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.
CHELSEA | State police are attempting to locate a man wanted on charges in two states who bolted from troopers in Chelsea Wednesday night while in handcuffs. Troopers also are urging for the public’s help as Jason Langdon, 34, remains on the loose, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen …

Sangerville man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Bingham pharmacy more than 2 years ago

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 30, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
PORTLAND | A Sangerville man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to the armed robbery more than two years ago of a Bingham pharmacy. James Stile, 57, was to have been tried before a jury beginning Monday in federal court in Bangor. A sentencing date has not been …
Jason Walsh

Police identify Skowhegan man accused of robbing Rite Aid, stealing drugs

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 30, 2014, at 9:11 a.m.
Police say they have identified the man who robbed a local Rite Aid on Wednesday afternoon. Jason Walsh, 32, of Skowhegan, has been arrested, Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais said Thursday. Walsh has been charged with robbery and stealing drugs, Blais said. He is being held at …

Skowhegan police arrest suspect in Rite Aid robbery

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s robbery at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan police Chief Edward Blais said. The suspect’s name was not immediately released early Wednesday evening because he had yet to be charged, Blais said. According to Blais, the …
 
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