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Waterville man accused of breaking into Winthrop residence

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 27, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
WINTHROP, Maine — A Waterville man believed to be involved in several burglaries in Kennebec County was arrested after breaking into a Holmes Road home Tuesday, police said. Brian T. Mulkern, 34, allegedly knocked on the front door of the residence around noon but was ignored by a young girl, …
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Notary 101 Workshop

By christine wolfe on Aug. 27, 2014, at 9:49 a.m.
Informed Notaries of Maine is pleased to present our Annual Notary 101 Workshop on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the Department of Public Safety, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. This informative training is taught by the State Notary Agent from the Secretary of State’s Office and …
Prominent Waldoboro defense attorney Philip S. Cohen, who is charged with violating a plea agreement stemming from a domestic violence charge, agreed to surrender his passport in Superior Court in Augusta on Tuesday. An October 1 hearing was scheduled to consider terminating the plea agreement and revoking his bail.

Waldoboro attorney to surrender passport following new domestic assault allegations

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 26, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Well-known Waldoboro defense attorney Philip S. Cohen, who is charged with violating a plea agreement reached in connection to a 2013 domestic violence charge, was ordered to surrender his passport on Tuesday as he awaits a hearing to determine whether that plea agreement — and his probation …

3 homeless after fire at Augusta duplex

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 25, 2014, at 6:42 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — At least three people are homeless after a fire Monday afternoon heavily damaged the duplex they were living in. The fire at 23 State St. began shortly before 2:45 p.m., Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette said. He said that smoke was billowing from the two-story wood frame …

Augusta apartment house damaged by fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 25, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A three-story, multi-family apartment house on State Street was heavily damaged by fire Monday morning, officials said. The blaze sent firefighters from seven communities to 23 State Street at 10:45 a.m., according to Augusta Battalion Fire Chief Jason Farris. The blaze started on the first floor, Farris …
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Sen. King launches Instagram account

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 22, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
GEORGETOWN, Maine – Today, Maine’s Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King announced that he has joined the photo and video-sharing service Instagram. “I am thrilled to join Instagram,” said King. “It may be an old saying, but a picture really is, quite often, worth a thousand words and I look forward to sharing my …

Bridge work to halt Turnpike traffic in Hallowell next week

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 22, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
HALLOWELL, Maine — Placement of structural steel on the Litchfield Road bridge will cause Maine Turnpike traffic to be halted in both directions for about 25 minutes Monday night. Stoppages will occur through Aug. 28 at Mile 106.9. Work is scheduled to occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists …
A poster advertising Smith Law Offices hangs above Giacamo's in downtown Bangor.

Bangor lawyer’s likeness coming down when attorney Smith joins Augusta firm

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 22, 2014, at 5:23 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A legal fixture in the city for more than 15 years will take his likeness out of a window overlooking downtown Bangor next month, and it will be replaced with the name of a venerable law firm in Augusta. Bangor attorney Stephen C. Smith, founder of Smith …
Jesse N. Mansir, 31, of Gardiner

Dogs lead police through Gardiner woods to robbery suspect, police say

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 21, 2014, at 9:48 p.m.
GARDINER, Maine — Dog handlers led a manhunt through a wooded area near Harrison Avenue to a local man charged Thursday night with robbing a nearby Rite-Aid pharmacy earlier in the day. No injuries were reported, police said. Jesse N. Mansir, 31, of Gardiner, was charged with Class B robbery …
Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on Spring Street in Gardiner Thursday morning.

Gardiner police investigating Rite-Aid pharmacy robbery

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 21, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
GARDINER, Maine — Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on Spring Street Thursday morning. The robbery was reported at 10:35 a.m., according to Gardiner Police Chief James Toman. The robber entered the store and proceeded to the pharmacy area and handed a technician a note …
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Maine State Prison ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

on Aug. 21, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Jody L. Breton launched the Maine State Prison ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday, Aug. 20. Breton was joined by staff and administrators at MSP.Getting doused in the video are: Deputy Warden’s Secretary Sherri M. Black, Correctional Officer Sergeant Ryan E. Fries, Corrections …

Scarborough man faces manslaughter charges in connection with Winthrop car crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 21, 2014, at 2:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Scarborough man is facing two manslaughter charges in connection with a fatal car crash in Winthrop in November 2013. Jeffrey Ray, 44, was indicted by the Kennebec County grand jury last week, according to Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney. Ray is scheduled to appear in …
John Cecil Slater

Convicted sex offender pleads not guilty to robbing Hallowell bank in June

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 21, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Convicted sex offender John Cecil Slater, who was identified by several people who recognized him in a surveillance photo as the person suspected of robbing a Hallowell bank of $15,000 in June, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to bank robbery. Slater, 66, of Gardiner, …
Thomas Bourque

Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies seek Manchester Rite Aid robbery suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 20, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies have issued an arrest warrant in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Manchester earlier this month. On Tuesday, a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Bourque was issued, according to Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon. Bourque, whose age and hometown were not available, is …
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Maine State Chamber president receives national award

on Aug. 20, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine State Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors was honored this week with a Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital. Connors and 34 fellow legislators and officials from across the nation were recognized for their leadership at the annual National Coalition for Capital …
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Larry Austin named director of security for Maine Department of Corrections

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:18 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — In a recent statement, Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick named Larry Austin as the department’s director of security. “Larry Austin’s extensive knowledge, vast experience and understanding in the areas of adult and juvenile field and facilities will serve him well in this new director of security role,” …

Augusta man pleads guilty to stealing mail, money orders while working at East Vassalboro post office

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 18, 2014, at 7:02 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A former postal worker pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor to stealing mail and postal money orders while on the job, U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty announced in a press release sent Monday. Jason Stockmar, 28, of Augusta worked at a post office in East Vassalboro, …

Riverview patient arrested after allegedly assaulting his nurse

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 18, 2014, at 6:21 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Riverview Psychiatric Center patient was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly hit a nurse with a chair, according to Kennebec County District Attorney Meaghan Maloney. Maloney said the nurse was taken to the hospital after the incident involving Frank Stewart, 23, occurred on Saturday. She …
A screen shot from a security camera shows a man accused of robbing a pharmacy on Monday morning in Randolph.

Pharmacy robbed in Kennebec County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 18, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.
RANDOLPH, Maine — A man robbed a Water Street pharmacy Monday morning, according to police. Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office said the robbery was reported shortly after 9 a.m. Reardon said a lone robber handed a pharmacist at the Community Pharmacy, which shares the same …
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Ann LePage to host fourth annual Military Families Ice Cream Social

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 18, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s first lady Ann LePage will host the fourth annual Military Families Ice Cream Social 4-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, on the Blaine House lawn, 192 State St. Last year, more than 100 people joined the first lady for the Military Families Ice Cream Social, and between 100 and …
 
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