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A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.
Michael Brown, 40, wanted by Presque Isle police in connection with an alleged sexual assault, is dead following a car chase and gun battle with police that started Thursday night in Massachusetts and ended around midnight in New Hampshire.

Wanted Maine man killed in gunfight with police in New Hampshire

By The Eagle-Tribune on June 16, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.
Michael Brown shot at the pursuing state police cruisers, police said.
Two members of the Maine Warden Service dive team head out on Square Lake Thursday afternoon to continue the search for two men still missing after their boat capsized Tuesday afternoon, June 13. One man made it to shore alive after several hours in the water and the body of a fourth boater was recovered by wardens Wednesday afternoon.

Mom: One of three men presumed dead saved her son’s life when boat swamped

on June 15, 2017, at 6:48 p.m.
“Someone saved my boy and I have no way to thank him.”
Aroostook County corrections officer Matthew Morrison of Mars Hill remained Wednesday at Maine Medical Center after being shot in the leg late Monday by a fellow Maine Criminal Justice Academy cadet.

Wounded cadet calls shooting ‘freak accident’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 15, 2017, at 1:22 p.m.
“It fractured my femur,” said Morrison, who was still hospitalized. “And it did a lot of nerve damage.”

PIPD seek man in connection with sexual assault

on June 15, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Michael Brown, 39, has been missing since June 7 when he was accused of a sexual assault in Presque Isle.
Reginald Dobbins (sat far end of defense table) sits with his defense attorney, Hunter Tzovarras, and listens during closing statements Tuesday in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton.

20-year-old found guilty in Houlton murder

By Jen Lynds on June 14, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
After an eight day trial and eight hours of deliberation, jurors found Reginald Dobbins guilty of murder in the beating and stabbing death of 61-year-old Keith Suitter two years ago.

Trainees involved in shooting at police academy violated rules, director says

By Anthony Brino on June 14, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
“It’s against academy rules to have guns on campus,” Rogers said in an interview Wednesday.

Three people missing after boating accident in County lake

on June 14, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
Wardens are responding this morning to a report of three men missing following an early morning boating accident.
Reginald Dobbins (sitting at far end of defense table) listens during closing statements Tuesday in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton.

Jurors begin deliberations in Houlton murder trial

By Jen Lynds on June 13, 2017, at 3:36 p.m.
Jurors began deliberating just after 1 p.m. Tuesday in the trial of a 20-year-old Houlton man accused of beating and stabbing to death 61-year-old Keith Suitter more than two years ago.

Closing arguments begin Tuesday in Houlton murder trial

By Jen Lynds on June 12, 2017, at 6:13 p.m.
Jury deliberations are expected to begin after closing arguments.
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A volunteer firefighter suffered facial burns when a propane tank explosion engulfed him in flames last week.

Limestone firefighter survives dramatic explosion

By Nick McCrea on June 12, 2017, at 8:20 a.m.
A volunteer firefighter suffered facial burns when a propane tank explosion engulfed him in flames last week.

High winds knock power out for more than 1,200 Emera customers

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.
The outages affected Emera Maine customers primarily from St. Agatha to Greenbush and Glenburn to Sebec.

Wind, air quality advisories in effect for Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
People in the northern half of Maine are being warned about high winds today, while those along the coast are advised that air quality will be poor.
Jacob Williams, 14, of Fort Fairfield, seen here playing on his computer, drowned Saturday evening while swimming with friends in the Aroostook River.

Fort Fairfield teen drowns while swimming in Aroostook River Saturday

on June 11, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
One of the friends tried to assist the boy while someone else called 911, but the teen submerged and never resurfaced.

Female passenger seriously hurt in County

By Dawn Gagnon on June 09, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
A teenage girl from Frenchville suffered serious injuries Friday afternoon when she was thrown off the back of a motorcycle.

Ashland fire chief: Good Samaritans saved couple asleep in burning home

on June 09, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
“If that wouldn’t have happened, we probably would have two bodies to deal with this morning.”
Arthur Russell, 21, of Brookton was traveling north on U.S. Route 1 in a 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck around 3:35 a.m. Friday when he reportedly fell asleep while driving and struck a tree. Russell and his passenger, Donald Oliver, had to be extricated from the vehicle. The two were taken to Houlton Regional Hospital.

Crash in Cary sends two to hospital

on June 09, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Driver fell asleep at the wheel, drove off road and struck a tree.
Reginald Dobbins (far right) stands with his attorney, Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor, in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton on Monday, June 5, 2017. Dobbins is accused of killing Keith Suitter, 61, of Houlton two years ago.

Houlton murder victim’s blood found on jacket belonging to accused killer

By Jen Lynds on June 08, 2017, at 6:54 p.m.
A forensic DNA analyst for the Maine State Police crime lab said Thursday that a jacket belonging to the accused killer of a Houlton man had a mixture of the defendant’s DNA as well as blood stains belonging to the victim on it.

MAPLETON, Maine -- 06/07/17 -- On Wednesday, Tom Mastro, co-owner of the Mapleton One Stop, points to a spot on the floor where a customer started losing blood from a surgical wound and lost consciousness on Monday. Mastro

Mapleton store worker performs CPR, saves life of bleeding, unconscious customer

on June 08, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
“I thought he spilled something on him. All of a sudden blood was flowing out of the bottom of his pants. I can’t even explain how much blood he lost.”
Maine State Police, Penobscot County Sheriff, and Brewer police work on the scene where 54-year-old Mark Ellis was killed after more than a 12 hour standoff with police at his home in Orrington on Wednesday.

Fatal police shootings surge in Maine in 2017

By Judy Harrison on June 08, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Twice as many people have been fatally shot by Maine police so far this year as in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.