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Sarah Vye

Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty after abandoning dog outside shelter

By CBS 13 on Aug. 15, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
An Auburn woman changed her plea during a conference hearing Monday morning.

Northport women fined for using dead relative’s EBT card

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 15, 2016, at 11:11 a.m.
The women were fined $500 and ordered to repay the state $472 for goods purchased with the EBT card.
Robert M. Hoatson, president of Road to Recovery Inc., a New Jersey-based nonprofit charity that assists victims of sexual abuse and their families, speaks to the media last year outside the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland's chancery on Ocean Avenue Tuesday morning about a 2005 letter he said shows that Maine'’s bishop knew in 1956 a priest was sexually abusing boys at a Bangor church.

Maine Catholic diocese pays $1.2 million to 6 victims of abusive priest

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 15, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Four of the victims alleged they were sexually abused at St. Michael Catholic Church in South Berwick. Another alleged abuse took place at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Portland and the sixth claimed assault at St. John Catholic Church in Bangor.
Sarah Vye

Woman accused of abandoning dog outside Lewiston shelter to appear in court

By CBS 13 on Aug. 15, 2016, at 8:21 a.m.
Authorities say Vye’s actions led to the death of the dog.
A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine, in 2014.

Texas, other states ask judge to halt Obama transgender policy

By Jon Herskovitz, Reuters on Aug. 12, 2016, at 8:02 p.m.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas and nearly a dozen other states asked a U.S. judge on Friday to block Obama administration guidance to public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms of their choice, saying it usurps the authority of school districts nationwide. But at a hearing …

Belfast meth maker to spend two years in prison

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 12, 2016, at 7:06 p.m.
One of the people charged with operating a methamphetamine laboratory on High Street in Belfast this spring will spend two years in prison. Edward R. Mylen III, 36, of Belfast pleaded guilty this week to the charge of operating a meth lab and unlawful possession of methamphetamine …
Refuse-derived fuel made from municipal solid waste is moved toward the power generation system where it will be burned in a boiler to make electric power at Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in Orrington.

PERC appeals state permits issued to Fiberight’s Hampden project

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 12, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
The deficiencies, according to the petition, include failures to demonstrate the technical and financial abilities to build the plant.

Hot dog wagon burglar to spend nine months in jail

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 12, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
A Brooks man who pleaded guilty to breaking into the Searsport Lions Club hot dog wagon last fall will spend nine months in jail.
Bronson Simmons

Camden man gets 30 months for attempting to strangle woman

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 12, 2016, at 4:21 p.m.
A local man will serve 30 months in prison after being convicted of trying to strangle a woman and then threatening to stab her.
Matthew Davis, facing murder charges in the killings of Michael Kitchen and Heidi Pratt in Oakfield in 2013, enters a hearing in Aroostook County Superior Court.

Effort to move trial in 2013 Oakfield double-murder case denied

By Anthony Brino on Aug. 11, 2016, at 7:55 p.m.
The trial against Matthew Davis, who is accused of killing two Oakfield residents and setting their home on fire in 2013, is set to get underway in September in Houlton despite attempts by defense attorneys on Thursday to move the proceedings outside of Aroostook County.
People gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Penobscot Pavilion at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor in this May 2016 file photo.

Judge rules EMMC not negligent in releasing man who later died in fire

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 11, 2016, at 2:03 p.m.
The judge also found that the discharge plan given to Randy Oliver was reasonable and met the applicable standard of care.
A protester is led away by police during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland in July.

Six Black Lives Matter protesters enter pleas of not guilty

By CBS 13 on Aug. 11, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
Several Black Lives Matter protesters arrested in Portland who were scheduled to appear in court Thursday have waived their right to an arraignment hearing.

Kidnapping suspect accused of assaulting corrections officer

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 10, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
HOULTON | A Houlton man charged with kidnapping in March after allegedly holding a woman captive for several hours has been indicted on a new charge of assault on an officer. Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins released the results Tuesday of the grand jury indictments handed down on …

Ex-UMaine at Augusta athletic director settles lawsuit for $30,000

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 10, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
BANGOR | The former athletic director at the University of Maine at Augusta will receive $30,000 to settle his lawsuit over the way he was fired last year. Warren Newton of Orrington sued the University of Maine System, Interim University of Maine at Augusta President Glenn Cummings, University of …
Kenneth Hatch

Lincoln County deputy accused of sexually abusing three girls

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 09, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
A veteran Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy was indicted on 21 counts related to alleged sexual assaults against three girls during the past 17 years.

Trial of father, daughter may explain how drug ring operated for 12 years

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
How a father-daughter duo allegedly ran a drug distribution ring in the Dexter area for more than a dozen years may become clearer during their joint trial on federal drug charges set to begin Aug. 15.
Andrew Jura

Maine man accused of trying to suffocate woman

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
Police said the woman had visible injuries to her face, arms and back.

Auburn woman gets probation in theft of postal funds

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
An Auburn woman was sentenced to two years of probation for stealing more than $4,000 in money orders and cash while working in 2014 as a relief postmaster.
Robert Craig, the 80-year-old Florida man accused of killing Presque Isle resident Leo Corriveau, made his first Maine court appearance Monday in Caribou Superior Court. He appeared before Judge Harold Stewart II via video link from the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Man accused in Presque Isle killing held without bail in Maine jail

By Anthony Brino on Aug. 08, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
Robert Craig, the Florida man accused of killing 86-year-old Leo Corriveau in Presque Isle, made his initial court appearance Monday in Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou.

Ex-employee pleads not guilty to embezzling from Ellsworth practice

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 06, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
An Orland woman waived indictment and pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in connection with the embezzlement of more than $140,000 from an Ellsworth eye care facility.