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Two arrested in New York to be charged with murder of woman found in Cherryfield

By Alex Acquisto on July 26, 2017, at 3:57 p.m.
“Both will be charged with murder when they are brought back to Maine,” McCausland wrote.

Culvert removal lands former Maine town official in hot water

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on July 26, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
The charge is a felony because the cost to replace the culvert exceeds $1,000.
Maine State Police arrested Corey Berry, 31, of Hollis, after he allegedly wandered through Hollis wearing a clown mask and wielding a machete.

Report: ‘Creepy clown’ with machete arrested

By Nick McCrea on July 26, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
State police arrested a Hollis man after residents allegedly spotted him wandering around town wearing a clown mask and carrying a machete.
Bangor police Officer Duncan Bowie gathers belongings left at the scene of a crash involving an cyclist on Cross Street in downtown Bangor on Tuesday.

Driver who hit cyclist likely didn’t cause crash, cops say

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 26, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
The driver who fled after a crash with a cyclist in downtown Bangor on Tuesday was unlikely to face charges had he or she stuck around, police said.
Daniel Harris

Man having ‘bad day’ in Portland charged with driving to endanger

By CBS 13 on July 26, 2017, at 7:26 a.m.
Deputies said he was so far out of the moving car, it looked like he was going to jump out at one point.
Rescue workers attend to an unidentified victim as Bangor police and witnesses look where on Cross Street a motorist sped after hitting a bicyclist in downtown Bangor on Tuesday.

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run in downtown Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 25, 2017, at 5:42 p.m.
Witnesses told police that the motorist sped up Cross to Columbia Street immediately after the accident.
A woman in Topeka, Kansas, tried to kill a bug with a cigarette lighter. She wound up setting her apartment on fire, forcing an evacuation of the building and causing extensive damage.

Kansas woman tries to kill bug with a lighter, ends up setting apartment on fire

By Amber Ferguson, Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 8:19 a.m.
The blaze, which caused $140,000 in damages and the displacement of 17 people, resulted from an “occupant trying to kill a bug with a lighter.”

Police: Man beaten, stabbed by group in Old Port

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
According to the Portland Police Department, the 22-year-old Auburn man was walking to his car with a woman around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when several men attacked them.

Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on July 24, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Authorities called to the scene found the bodies of eight illegal immigrants, along with 30 to 40 others who survived the ordeal but were suffering from dehydration and heat stroke.

Police: NH woman tried to kidnap Good Samaritan’s 1-year-old daughter

By The New Hampshire Union Leader, on July 24, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Joanne E. Shaw was also charged with two counts of simple assault, one count of criminal mischief and one count of resisting arrest.

Teen driver arrested after live-streaming crash that killed her sister

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
Obdulia Sanchez aimed the camera phone at her face as she rapped along to the song blaring over the radio and tried to control the car she was driving. Then came tragedy, live-streamed in a horrifying Instagram video.
A pharmacist holds the generic version of Suboxone in Gorham, March 16, 2015.

Utah couple arrested after drugging heroin-addicted newborn to hide symptoms, police say

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 9:31 a.m.
The Suboxone pumping through the baby’s body masked any withdrawal symptoms, so only the couple knew of her addiction.
Bitcoin

Pennsylvania police, hunting for stolen laptops, say they stumbled on $40 million bitcoin scam

By Kyle Swenson, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 8:07 a.m.
The bitcoin scam could be one of the top five digital currency heists of all time.

Inmate dies at Maine State Prison

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
A 47-year-old inmate from Sebago died Saturday at the Maine State Prison in Warren, according to the commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections.
Eight victims believed to be part of a human trafficking ring were found dead in an 18-wheeler in a Texas Walmart parking lot.

Death toll in suspected Texas human smuggling case rises to nine

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on July 23, 2017, at 8:53 a.m.
Another 30 people, many suffering from heat stroke and exhaustion, were with the bodies in the trailer, which lacked air conditioning or a water supply.
The York County Sheriff's Office is warning about fake $100 bills that have shown up in at least three towns.

Fake $100 bills circulating around southern Maine

By CBS 13 on July 23, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
The sheriff’s office is warning shop owners and clerks to be on the lookout for the bogus Benjamins.

Portland man arrested after robbing, assaulting cab driver

By CBS 13 on July 22, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
Dominic Deas, 40, of Portland is being held on $35,000 bail at the Cumberland County Jail on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
Police investigate the scene where a woman was found dead Wednesday morning in Cherryfield.

Police investigating woman found dead in Cherryfield as a homicide

By Alex Acquisto on July 19, 2017, at 9:36 a.m.
A woman’s body was discovered Wednesday around dawn in Cherryfield.
Police tape blocks the entrance to Camden National Bank in Waldoboro on Monday, July 17.

Police arrest Newcastle man accused of robbing Camden National Bank

By Beth Brogan on July 19, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
He was arrested for robbing the same branch of Camden National Savings in 2012.
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State police stand down but a cruiser still blocks Route 2 in Lincoln outside the home of William Bradbury following the latter's arrest on sexual assault charges and a 22-hour standoff with police.

Police used tear gas in 22-hour Lincoln standoff that ended when suspect surrendered

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 18, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
William Bradbury, 56, was charged with two counts of Class C sexual abuse of a minor after surrendering to Maine State Police at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday.