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Caribou Public Works Director Dave Ouellette, left, guides traffic away from the Access Highway to the Richards Road following a fatal motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon. (Christopher Bouchard|Aroostook Republican & News)

Motorcycle fatality shuts down Caribou road

on Aug. 01, 2017, at 7:09 p.m.
Patrolman Dwight Wilcox of the Caribou Police Department said late Tuesday afternoon that officers were at the scene working on reconstructing the accident which he confirmed involved a “motorbike fatality.”
Rev. Antony Alexander Maria Doss

Three priests, originally from India, set to join Catholic parishes in Aroostook

on Aug. 01, 2017, at 2:26 p.m.
The priests will be serving churches from Fort Kent to Portage and Madawaska to Mars Hill.
Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou was last seen in Caribou on Saturday, July 15. State Police have now issued a Silver Alert in hopes of locating Thibodeau, who is believed to be driving
a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number 638A.

Wardens suspend formal search for missing priest

on Aug. 01, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
A Silver Alert remains active statewide and wardens have distributed fliers in the Lee area, where a signal from the missing priest’s cell phone was last detected, informing residents what to look for and who to call should they should spot him.
Nurse Kaci Hickox (left) joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, speaks with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, Maine in this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo.

Kaci Hickox drops lawsuit for ‘Bill of Rights’ in quarantine cases

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.
“[This] will ensure that no one will have to go through what I experienced in New Jersey, and that no one will be quarantined unless it is medically necessary to do so.”

Moose causes two separate crashes on Aroostook section of Route 11

on July 27, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
Houlton Town Manager Butch Asselin, center, listens as people speak during Monday night's council meeting. The council approved a recreational marijuana ordinance that will regulate where businesses can operate in the town. Also listening are councilors, from left, Bill McCluskey, Sue Waite-York and Rosa McNally.

Houlton OKs recreational marijuana

on July 25, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
Commercial growers of recreational marijuana are one step closer to being able to open shop in Houlton.
Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou was last seen in Caribou on Saturday, July 15. State Police have now issued a Silver Alert in hopes of locating Thibodeau, who is believed to be driving
a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number 638A.

Search continues for Caribou priest missing since July 15

on July 25, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
Law enforcement believe he may be in the central Maine area.
Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou was last seen in Caribou on Saturday, July 15. State Police have now issued a Silver Alert in hopes of locating Thibodeau, who is believed to be driving
a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number 638A.

Maine State Police issue Silver Alert for missing reverend

on July 21, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Thibodeau is believed to be driving a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number is 638A.
Clement Thibodeau

Police seek help in finding missing Caribou priest

By Judy Harrison on July 19, 2017, at 8:06 p.m.
Caribou police are seeking the public’s help in locating the Rev. Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou. He drives a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox.
Anthony Lord (right) enters a courtroom for his first appearance before Justice Ann Murray on Sept. 14, 2015, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

Man who killed 2, wounded 3 in 2015 rampage pleads guilty

By Judy Harrison on July 19, 2017, at 5:02 p.m.
Anthony Lord, 37, of Crystal pleaded guilty to two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, theft of firearms and eluding an officer.

Anti-Islam leaflets left on cars in Presque Isle

on July 19, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
The “Camel’s in the Tent” alleges that Muslims are secretly plotting a worldwide “takeover” and offers what experts say is an inaccurate and stereotype-filled perspective on the creation of Islam and its modern practice.

Portage Lake ATV Club annual chicken barbecue

on July 19, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.

Bothersome bears on police and warden radar in The County

on July 19, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
“People are wanting to fire a gun in the air to scare them away. We don’t recommend that. Those bullets do come back down eventually.”

Fort Kent councilors vote to stop flying banners that ‘dishonor’ U.S. flag

on July 19, 2017, at 8:31 a.m.
Councilor Joey Ouellette, who served in the United States Marine Corps, said during the last regular council meeting that the banners are not accurate because they do not depict the flag in mirror image on either side.
A 1998 Buick Regal driven by a 16-year-old from Washburn was nearly split in two when it struck a large tree head on along New Dunntown Road in Wade. State police said that speed was a factor in the crash and that the driver was seriously injured.

Wade man pulls seriously injured teen from fiery car wreckage

By Dawn Gagnon on July 15, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.
A 16-year-old driver from Washburn lost control of the 1998 Buick Regal he was driving and struck a large tree head on. The car burst into flames, and the impact was so severe the vehicle was nearly split in half.
Robert Craig, 81, wears headphones to better hear the proceedings in his murder trial in Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on Friday, July 14. Craig was found guilty of intentional or knowing murder for the July 2016 slaying of 86-year-old Leo Corriveau of Presque Isle.

Florida octogenarian guilty of murdering 86-year-old Presque Isle man

By Jen Lynds on July 14, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
Robert Craig, 81, of Clearwater, Florida, was emotionless as the jury forewoman announced the verdict.
Dan Ennis, a Maliseet elder of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, reflects on his childhood growing up in Caribou in the 1940s and '50s.

From the reservation to Caribou, part 2

By Kathryn Olmstead on July 13, 2017, at 3:50 p.m.
In 1941, the family settled in French Flat, the only Indian family in a neighborhood near the Aroostook River where most adults spoke only French.
Defense attorney Stephen Smith talks to his client, Robert Craig (seated, in white shirt) as co-defense attorney John Tebbetts listens.

Octogenarian tells jurors he killed 86-year-old because he was ‘afraid for his life’

By Jen Lynds on July 13, 2017, at 1:53 p.m.
The state rested its case Thursday shortly after playing recordings of phone conversations from jail in which an 81-year-old accused of killing another octogenarian disparaged the victim and admitted that he “just snapped.”
FORT KENT, Maine -- 07/13/17 -- Maya Linnell, 23, of Fort Kent died on July 10 from injuries she suffered in a crash with a moose on Interstate 95 early July 8.

Family plans memorial for young woman who died following moose crash

on July 13, 2017, at 11:35 a.m.
The mother of 23-year-old Maya Linnell said Thursday that the family is finding solace in that she was able to hang on long enough to donate organs to save others.
Robert Craig (in white shirt with suspenders) walks into Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on Wednesday for the start of his murder trial.

Octogenarian on trial for murder claims self-defense

By Jen Lynds on July 12, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Craid said he killed his 86-year-old friend in self-defense after a fight broke out between the two.