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Maine court vacates decision to exclude Intoxilyzer test in OUI case

By Jen Lynds on May 08, 2015, at 5:13 p.m.
HOULTON | The state’s highest court has overturned a lower court ruling that had excluded the results of a breath alcohol test in an operating-under-the-influence case from Aroostook County. The decision in the 2013 case against Chad H. Tozier was first heard in Aroostook County Superior Court before Justice …
James Morgan

Former County minister sentenced on sex crime charges

By Jen Lynds on May 08, 2015, at 4:56 p.m.
CARIBOU | A Fort Fairfield man who served as an Episcopalian minister in the New Sweden area for several years before he was arrested on sex charges will spend the next four years in prison. James Morgan, 67, pleaded no contest to a charge of unlawful sexual contact on …
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For 30 years, Anderson Giles, retired University of Maine at Presque Isle professor, has made many trips to the Pacific focused on preserving the history of World War II.

Former UMPI professor leads WWII veterans back to battlefields

By Jen Lynds on May 08, 2015, at 12:22 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | In the last 30 years, Anderson Giles, a retired University of Maine at Presque Isle art professor, has made many trips and led many World War II veterans on tours of Pacific theater battle sites in his effort to explore and preserve history for future generations. …
A driver's failure to stop at an intersection caused a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Smyrna.

Failure to stop causes two-vehicle accident in Smyrna

By Julia Bayly on May 07, 2015, at 5:44 p.m.
A driver’s failure to stop at a stop sign caused a two-vehicle accident that sent one Aroostook County resident to the hospital Thursday afternoon, according to the Maine State Police. Allen Whitney, 81, of Island Falls was traveling north on Oakfield-Smyrna Road when he failed to stop …
Maine's acting commissioner of education, Tom Desjardin

State names top educators in Maine’s 16 counties

By Nick McCrea on May 07, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Department of Education has named the top teachers in each of Maine’s 16 counties in preparation for the competition that will crown the state’s top K-12 educator. The winners, selected from a field of more than 300 nominees, were announced by first lady Ann LePage …
Katie Ramus, 37, of Presque Isle.

2 arrested on heroin charges in The County

By Jen Lynds on May 07, 2015, at 4:32 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | Two people were charged with drug crimes Wednesday after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized a significant amount of heroin in Aroostook County for the second time in two weeks. Agents arrested Katie Ramus, 37, of Presque Isle and Norberto Colon, 31, of Brockton, Massachusetts, and …

Caribou agrees to pay sexual assault victim $85,000 to settle suit

By Jen Lynds on May 07, 2015, at 3:53 p.m.
A young woman who was sexually assaulted by the former Caribou fire chief in 2011 has been awarded $85,000 as part of a consent decree agreed upon by the city and the U.S. Department of Justice. The agreement was filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor on …
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 5.7.15 edition

on May 07, 2015, at 2:41 p.m.
Are you ready to get #outdoors? So much to do, so little time. #GetAfterIt In this edition: 1) Canoe/kayak races in Danforth and Smyrna. 2) Learn about vernal pools at a workshop in Limestone. 3) Honor veterans at a 5k run/walk in Presque Isle. Plus lots more! offugo… Friday, May …

Fire danger remains high throughout Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 07, 2015, at 8:55 a.m.
GRAY | Fire danger is expected to remain high throughout the state Thursday, with the entire state under red flag warnings, according to the National Weather Service. While a dry air mass remains across the area, much-needed rain is in the forecast this weekend, according to the weather service. …
Mark Skidgel, 40, of Perham was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash on High Meadow Road, according to police.

Perham man dies in single-vehicle crash

on May 07, 2015, at 8:34 a.m.
A 40-year-old local man was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash on High Meadow Road, according to police. Mark Skidgel had been traveling east about 10 p.m. when his 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup drifted off the roadway, struck a culvert, rolled over and then came to …

Adult, 3 teens accused of smoking pot in Caribou parking lot

By Jen Lynds on May 06, 2015, at 4:38 p.m.
A 25-year-old Dover-Foxcroft man and three Washburn juveniles were charged with possession of marijuana this week after they were spotted allegedly smoking pot in the parking lot of a local business. Officer Douglas Bell investigated a call about the alleged smoking shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday and …

UMPI professor leads WWII veterans back for final trip to battlefield

on May 06, 2015, at 4:12 p.m.
For 30 years, Anderson Giles, retired University of Maine at Presque Isle professor, has made many trips to the Pacific focused on preserving the history of World War II.

Fort Kent Council to discuss adopting Complete Streets policy

on May 06, 2015, at 11:53 a.m.
By Julie Daigle FORT KENT, Maine — On Monday, May 11, the Fort Kent Town Council members will have the opportunity to make Fort Kent the first community in Aroostook County and one of seven communities in the state of Maine to adopt a Complete Streets policy. Community members have …

Fire danger remains high with dry weather

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 06, 2015, at 8:54 a.m.
GRAY | With dry weather once again hovering over the state Wednesday, fire danger remains high, according to the National Weather Service. For the third consecutive day, the weather service has issued a red flag warnings for all of the state, with the exception being far southwestern York County. …
Preston Brown Sr.

Woodland man wanted by police found, arrested

By Jen Lynds on May 05, 2015, at 2:25 p.m.
Police on Tuesday located and arrested a local man who had been wanted in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident that happened early Sunday. Preston Brown Sr., 50, had allegedly fled the scene after the incident and successfully avoided police until he was captured just before …

UMFK President Wilson Hess stepping down in September

By Julia Bayly on May 05, 2015, at 11:42 a.m.
FORT KENT | University of Maine at Fort Kent President Wilson Hess said Tuesday he is stepping down from that post and retiring this fall. “September is my target for retirement,” Hess said Tuesday morning. “When I came, I promised if my health held out, I’d do five years.” …

Red flag warnings remain in effect for entire state

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 05, 2015, at 11:03 a.m.
GRAY | Fire danger remained high throughout the state on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. With gusty winds and dry air in the forecast, the weather service had the entire state under a red flag warning. A red flag warning occurs when critical fire danger is evident, …

Police still looking for Woodland man accused of domestic assault

By Jen Lynds on May 04, 2015, at 5:05 p.m.
HOULTON | Police continued looking Monday for a Woodland man in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident that happened early Sunday. Preston Brown Sr., 50, was involved in an alleged “altercation” at his home but fled before deputies arrived, according to Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall. Crandall said …
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Why you need to just shake it off!

on May 04, 2015, at 9:13 a.m.
I saw a welcomed sight last week…a little league game in Teague Park.  Why is that so momentous? Because this was a long, hard, cold winter.  Living in Aroostook County has its challenges.  The winter are tough…but I don’t think anyone on earth appreciates great weather and sunshine like Aroostookins …
Courtney Husayn, was in a single-vehicle crash in New Limerick on Sunday, May 3, 2015. She and her 16-month-old son were not injured.

New Limerick woman, baby, uninjured in crash

By Jen Lynds on May 04, 2015, at 7:50 a.m.
A local woman and her child escaped injury after a single-vehicle crash here Sunday. The accident happened on Route 2 when Courtney Husayn, 25, was westbound in her 2009 Toyota, according to Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall. The sheriff said that when Husayn reached onto the …
 
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