Parkman man indicted on visual sexual aggression against a child charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 28, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A Parkman man was indicted Thursday on several charges of visual sexual aggression against a child. David Russell, 69, was indicted by a Piscataquis County grand jury. He is facing seven charges of visual sexual aggression against a child. Six of the charges are Class C felonies …
The Colonial Theatre in Belfast

Here are BDN commenters’ picks for the prettiest towns in Maine

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 26, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
We asked you, and found there were almost as many different places as there were responders.

Four plead guilty in Dexter drug ring

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 25, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
BANGOR | Four people pleaded guilty to being part of a drug ring in the Dexter area on Monday in federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. John Williams, 39, of Stetson, Cynthia Williams, 43, of Stetson, Whitney Chadbourne, 22, of Harmony and Corey Pomerleau, 24, of Harmony …

2015: The Year Piscataquis County was Reborn

on Jan. 22, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
The changes happening here are beneficial, long-term. I believe we are working SMARTER in this county. We are working together. We are thinking about the future. From Dover-Foxcroft to Guilford, to Moosehead Lake to Milo, here are just a few of the amazing things that took place in 2015: (LOTS OF PHOTOS!)
Snow falls over downtown Bangor Saturday. About a half foot or more of snow fell over much of the state Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Storm dumps half foot of snow across much of Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 17, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
A winter storm that swept through Maine Saturday left behind a half a foot or more of snow in some areas and a thin skim of ice in others.

Milo woman dies in I-95 crash in Medway

By Judy Long on Jan. 12, 2016, at 10:03 p.m.
The driver, who was wearing her seat belt, died instantly, according to authorities. She reportedly became distracted while talking on her cellphone.
Troy McVey (left) appears in court for his arraignment to be charged with the murder of a man in Hollywood, with his lawyer Arthur P. Lindars, in Los Angeles, California, Jan. 21, 2015.

Attorney: Former Maine man facing retrial for Hollywood murder was under influence

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 12, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
LOS ANGELES, California — The retrial of a former Maine man arrested last year in connection with the shooting death of a homeless man in Hollywood will start Thursday, according to his lawyer, who is arguing that his client had taken the drug Ecstasy and didn’t know what he was …

Pair of Bangor officers found justified in February 2015 shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 12, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
Police officers have been found to be justified in three separate 2015 shootings, including one in a lengthy Bangor standoff, the Maine Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday.
A woman crosses Pearl Street in Portland on Tuesday afternoon as the snow falls.

Weather service: Up to 14 inches of snow expected

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 12, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
A fresh snowstorm is expected to bring up to a foot of snow in some communities Tuesday night and into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Maine flag flaps as snow falls in downtown Bangor in this April 2015 file photo.

Storm could dump up to a foot of fresh snow Tuesday

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 11, 2016, at 8:54 a.m.
With the exception of southern and western counties, the entire state was under a winter storm warning effective Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
Waves were crashing over the Rockland Breakwater during high tide Sunday.

Wind, rain knock out power, cause flooding across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 10, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
The stormy weather brought 30 to 35 mph winds, with gusts as high as 55 to 60 mph.
Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts (50) hits an RBI triple in the seventh inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field in this file photo.

Anybody want to take this rising Red Sox star moose hunting?

By Seth Koenig on Jan. 04, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
It wouldn’t be the first time a Sox star headed north to take advantage of Maine’s rich hunting or fishing bounties.
An Aroostook County resident digs out after a snow storm dumped close to 5 inches in the region on April 4, 2015. The National Weather Service in Caribou said Sunday that a low-pressure system is expected to dump to 2 to 4 inches across northern Maine.

Snow to move across northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 03, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
A low-pressure system tracking across the region is expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of snow to that region, with the most snow accumulation expected across the St. John Valley.

Fire damages Milo trailer

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 02, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
A stove fire almost caused more damage to a trailer on Sanford Avenue before firefighters doused it on Saturday.
Pictured are Corp. Adam Coover’s daughters, Corp. Coover, and Sen. Davis.

State senator pins state trooper during promotion ceremony

on Dec. 30, 2015, at 9:49 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – State Sen. Paul Davis (R-Piscataquis) was honored to take part in the promotion ceremony on Monday, Dec. 21, for Maine State Trooper Adam Coover, who was promoted to corporal. Corp. Coover, who is from Barnard Township, is a member of State Police Troop E. During the ceremony, Sen. Davis pinned Corp. Coover …
A Bangor Public Works truck on Tuesday clears snow from the footbridge over the Kenduskeag Stream in Bangor.

Winter storm brings blanket of snow to Maine

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 29, 2015, at 12:20 p.m.
Much of Maine is in the midst of its first significant winter storm of the season, but the lion’s share of accumulation is yet to come.
Bangor Daily News staff writer Beth Brogan gets a semicolon tattoo in Lewiston from artist Alex Stephens on Friday. The semicolon represents her daily battle with bipolar disorder. In recent months, it has become a symbol for those with mental illness and survivors of suicide whose “sentence could have ended, but didn’'t.

17 stories from this year that restored our faith in humanity

By Erin Rhoda on Dec. 29, 2015, at 8 a.m.
“Good things still happen in the world.”
Carmen Patrick walks through snow in downtown Bangor in this January 2015 file photo. An early winter storm is expected to strike Maine beginning Tuesday morning, bringing with it the potential for as much as a foot of snow in some parts of the state.

Winter storm could bring up to 12 inches of snow to parts of Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 28, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
A winter storm is expected to strike Maine, bringing with it the potential for as much as a foot of snow in some parts of the state and a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain in other areas.
Robert Burton (right), who is accused of killing his girlfriend and then hiding out in the woods for 68 days, enters a courtroom on Monday in the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft. Burton entered not guilty pleas on the charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and murder.

Parkman murder suspect enters not guilty plea

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 28, 2015, at 10:16 a.m.
Robert Burton, who police say took the life of his ex-girlfriend in Parkman, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
A Fort Kent resident deals with snow from an April storm in 2015.

Tuesday snowstorm to bring at least 6 inches statewide

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 26, 2015, at 6 p.m.
A low-pressure system swept across the state early Sunday morning bringing snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain.