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Locomotive 470

Steam locomotive that made last run 60 years ago to run again

on June 11, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
Overcast, rain, and gloom covered the state on June 13, 1954. Appropriate weather to mark the end of an era for railroading in the state. The Maine Central Railroad was running its very last steam powered train. Nationally publicized, people came from across the nation to experience the event, either to ride the …

Gray vacuum salesman sentenced to 18 months for dodging nearly $90,000 in tax payments

By Seth Koenig on June 10, 2014, at 6:57 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Gray man convicted of avoiding tax payments while selling vacuum cleaners will spend 18 months in jail, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced Tuesday evening. Nathaniel Dupuis, 41, was sentenced in Kennebec County Superior Court to four years in jail, with all but 18 months suspended, …
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Huge indoor yard sale to benefit Literacy Volunteers

Bangor Daily News on June 10, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Mt. Blue High School cafeteria, 129 Seamon Road, Farmington, Maine For more information: 207-778-3460 FARMINGTON, Maine — Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset counties will hold its annual huge indoor yard sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Mt. Blue …

Farmington man wearing only underwear arrested after allegedly violating criminal trespass warning

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 10, 2014, at 1:29 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — An underwear-clad man who asked to use a phone at a residence on Sunday earned himself a trip to jail for violating a criminal trespass order, police said. David Mills, 58, claimed that he had locked himself out of his home Tuesday afternoon and had asked to …
Robert Wright

Two men arrested after allegedly attempting to break into storage garages in Monroe

By Abigail Curtis on June 09, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.
MONROE, Maine — Police put Monroe Elementary School on lockdown Monday morning after an attempted burglary at two nearby storage garages led to a confrontation and a gunshot. Deputy Nick Oettinger of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said that the owner of the garages interrupted two men breaking into his …
Chadwick Bragg

Dixmont man arrested after allegedly attempting to steal vehicle from Palmyra residence

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 09, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
PALMYRA, Maine — A Dixmont man was arrested late Friday night after attempting to steal a vehicle from a Mud Pond road residence, according to police. Deputies were summoned to the residence at 11:50 p.m., when a man saw Chadwick Bragg, 20, attempting to steal his Chevy Cobalt, according to …
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Work to begin on I-95 northbound in Newport,

Bangor Daily News on June 09, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.
NEWPORT – Paving work begins this week on Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 157 in Newport and extends 13.3 miles. Motorists should allow extra time with reduced speeds and one lane of travel through the work zones. Ramp closures throughout the project will happen between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. with …
An investigation into the death of 92-year-old man in Waterville has resulted in a murder charge against another local man.

Waterville man arrested on murder charge in death of 92-year-old man

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — State and Waterville police have arrested a local man in connection with the death of a 92-year-old Waterville man two weeks ago inside his home. Detectives from both agencies took Roland Cummings, 44, into custody Friday afternoon and have taken him to the county jail in Augusta, …

Sidney man accused of gross sexual assault free on bail; Kennebec County DA not pleased

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 06, 2014, at 12:07 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Sidney man accused of gross sexual assault to a young girl he was babysitting has been freed on bail, and Kennebec County’s district attorney was not pleased with the decision. Eric Bard, 24, was arrested and charged in July of 2012. Gross Sexual Assault is a …
Elmer MacFadyen

Missing Greenville man found dead in Massachusetts

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 05, 2014, at 9:07 a.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine — A Greenville man who had been missing since June 3 was found dead in Massachusetts on Wednesday, police said. The body of Elmer MacFayden, 88, was found in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, about 40 yards off a highway, according to a statement from Greenville police. MacFayden was reported missing …

Richmond police stop ‘wannabe’ police officer in truck with blue lights

By Beth Brogan on June 03, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
RICHMOND, Maine — Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster said Tuesday that a 19-year-old man stopped this weekend while driving a light blue pickup truck with flashing blue lights is likely “a wannabe” officer, and police are less concerned as they’ve continued the investigation. Everett Perry was stopped at about 9 …

Bangor trooper awarded state police top honor at awards ceremony

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 03, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
VASSALBORO, Maine — Troopers from across Maine were among those honored Tuesday at the state police annual awards ceremony in Vassalboro. Earning the Charles Black Trooper of the Year honor was Jarod Stedman, who works out of Troop E in Bangor, according to Maine State Police Spokesman Stephen McCausland. Stedman …
CAMPAIGN 2014
Gov. Paul LePage shakes hands at a campaign event in a gravel pit in Gray where he received the re-endorsement of the Maine chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors on Tuesday.

LePage endorsed by building contract group during campaign stop at gravel pit

By Christopher Cousins on June 03, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
GRAY, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday during a campaign stop at a gravel pit in Gray that the state’s economy would be much better off if Democrats in the Legislature hadn’t spent the past two years turning away dozens of his policy initiatives. LePage’s comments came during an …

Police: Swanville driver who caused power outage by crashing into pole was drunk

By Abigail Curtis on June 03, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.
SWANVILLE, Maine — A man who hit a telephone pole with his vehicle early Sunday morning, causing a power outage in the neighborhood, was spotted trying to drive away in his damaged Saturn, according to police. Police said Andrew Feener, 25, of Swanville had been driving while intoxicated, with a …

Police say Troy woman cited for speeding almost 50 mph over limit was intoxicated

By Abigail Curtis on June 03, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
PROSPECT, Maine — A woman caught speeding nearly 50 mph faster than the speed limit early Friday morning on U.S. Route 1 in Prospect was intoxicated, according to police. Lauren Smith, 20, of Troy had been traveling south toward Stockton Springs at about midnight, when a Waldo County Sheriff’s Office …
Danny Parrish

Moscow man accused of trying to set woman on fire, pointing gun, threatening to kill children in ‘rampage’

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 03, 2014, at 6:03 a.m.
MOSCOW, Maine — A 38-year-old local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly threatening a woman with a knife and a firearm, according to police. The sequence of events leading to the arrest of Danny Parrish, Jr., began shortly after noon Sunday when Somerset County sheriff’s deputies were requested to …
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The Maine Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion pose in Bagram, Afghanistan, with a special "hand flag" created by St. John Regional Catholic School students in Winslow.

Maine Army Guard battalion receives flag made by St. John kids

Bangor Daily News on June 02, 2014, at 10:21 a.m.
WINSLOW, Maine — The Maine Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion has received a special “hand flag” created by St. John Regional Catholic School students. Over the weekend, members of the battalion in Bagram, Afghanistan, posed for a photograph with the flag and sent it stateside. Making the special flag was …

19-year-old Ripley man dies in dirt bike collision with car

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
DEXTER, Maine — Driver inattention might have contributed to a head-on collision between a car and motorcycle on Saturday that killed a Ripley man, police said Sunday. The 19-year-old man was riding a dirt bike southbound on Route 23 about a quarter-mile from the Ripley town line when he crossed …

Lightning strikes cause outages in Penobscot, Somerset counties

By Dawn Gagnon on May 30, 2014, at 6:56 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — Lightning strikes are cited as the cause of power outages early Friday evening that affected thousands of Central Maine Power Co. customers in Penobscot and Somerset counties, a utility dispatcher said. At the peak of the outages, nearly 8,000 customers were without electricity. The dispatcher said repair …
Stephen Dingus

Hallowell man sentenced to 4½ years in prison for Chesterville home invasion

By Donna M. Perry on May 30, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — A Franklin County justice sentenced a Hallowell man Friday to serve 4½ years in state prison for a home invasion on Nov. 11, 2013, in Chesterville while a teenage girl was home alone. Stephen Dingus, 32, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of burglary in Franklin County …
 
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