Keith Coleman, 29, of Garland is escorted into the court room on Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Coleman is accused of strangling his girlfriend and then killing her children in December 2014.

Jurors must decide what Garland man meant when he said, ‘I did it’

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 26, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
Keith Coleman was arrested Dec. 21, 2014, in Bucksport and charged in connection with the deaths of Christina Sargent and her two children.
Keith Coleman

Trial of Garland man in 2014 triple slaying starts in Bangor

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 26, 2016, at 1:51 p.m.
The trial of a Garland man accused of strangling his girlfriend and then killing her children, aged 10 and 8, in December 2014 because they were witnesses began shortly before noon Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
Ryan Ellis

A ‘father’ of Bangor’s bath salts epidemic gets 15 years in federal prison

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
A man known as one of the “fathers” of the bath salts epidemic in the Queen City and coastal Maine in 2011 was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 15 years in prison on drug and gun charges.

Police: Millinocket man remains hospitalized since having throat slashed

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 25, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
“We have been interviewing people trying to figure out what happened.”

ALF Actress to celebrate show’s 30th Anniversary with Nite Show Visit

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.

Jill Stein Fundraiser

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
Keith Coleman (left), 27, the man accused of slaying his girlfriend and her two children the weekend before Christmas.

Jury selection begins in slaying of Garland mom, 2 children

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 24, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
Keith Coleman, 29, is charged with three counts of murder and one count of gross sexual assault.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.

Baked bean and ham supper at Brownville Junction

By Susan Worcester on Oct. 21, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.

Four teens injured in rollover on Baxter State Park Road

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 20, 2016, at 9:11 p.m.
Health Access Network, which employs about 120 people and serves the greater Lincoln Lakes region, can be seen Wednesday in Lincoln.

Lincoln health center warning patients of data breach, fired worker

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 19, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
Health Access Network is warning “a very small number” of its 17,000 patients to beware of identity theft after firing a new employee for improperly accessing patient clinical info.

New England boiled ham supper at Carmel church

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
Annual Old Country Store Fair

Old Country Store Fair at church in Orrington

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:54 p.m.
The State House shines through the the fog on June 16, 2015.

LePage promised transparency, but multimillion-dollar contract awards remain in the shadows

By Danielle McLean on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
It is nearly impossible for Maine residents to know how much state money is being spent on contracted services, which private businesses and nonprofit organizations receive large state contracts, and why those vendors won the work — even though a new state law requires information about competitive contracts to be made public online.

Holden Congregational Church Holiday Fair

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 1:14 p.m.

Sock Hop at the Bangor Grange

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.

3K Purple Heart Run to raise funds for veterans

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.

Informational session on Question 1 at Bangor Public Library Oct. 17

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
On Nov. 8, voters in the 2nd Congressional District could be motivated to turnout at a higher rate because of a controversial ballot question that would expand background checks to include all private gun sales and transfers. That could be a deciding factor in whether the 2nd District goes red.

In fight over 2nd District, opposition to Question 3 could boost Republicans

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 16, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Numerous voters in the district say defeating Question 3 will motivate how they approach other contests on the November ballot.
The family of Amy, Coty and Monica Lake who were killed by Steven Lake in a domestic violence murder-suicide in June of 2011 donated $10,000 to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office to help pay for some of the immediate needs of people trying to escape abusive environments. From left are Marcie Ouellette, a victim-witness advocate who works for the Penobscot County District Attorney's Office, Chief Deputy William Sheehan, Sheriff Troy Mortin and Candace Sabo of the Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, which assists people affected by domestic violence in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

Family of slain Dexter mother, children donate $10,000 to help meet initial needs of domestic violence victims

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 14, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said the funds will be put to good use.