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Emily Wilson

Maine woman accused of firing gun during argument in bedroom

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
Emily Wilson is charged with domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence assault.

Atkinson man suffers severe burns in fire

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
A local man suffered severe burns Saturday night, when his house at 405 Maple Road caught fire.
Game wardens are investigating the report of a bald eagle being shot dead in April.

Maine authorities looking for person who shot bald eagle

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 19, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
A concerned sportsman reported the incident to game wardens in April.
Bangor's population continued to drop in 2015, according to newly released estimates that show growth across the largest southern Maine communities and in Waterville last year.

Census: Bangor lost population again in 2015

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The latest figures project Bangor’s population dropped by about 250 in the past year.

Man serving time for unlawful sexual contact dies

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2016, at 10:39 a.m.
A prisoner at the Mountain View facility in Charleston died early Tuesday morning at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital, according to the Department of Corrections.
Glen Brand, director of Sierra Club Maine, speaks to the media before boarding a chartered bus in Portland on Monday bound for Orono where National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and U.S. Sen. Angus King will listen to people on both sides of the debate over a proposed national monument east of Baxter State Park. The bus carried about 40 people who supported the creation of the monument.

Portland area residents want their voices heard in national monument debate

By Troy R. Bennett on May 16, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
About 40 people in favor of a national monument in the Katahdin region packed into a bus in Portland to come speak their mind at an Orono hearing.

Hazy smoke from Canada wildfires hovers over Maine counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 12, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
Hazy smoke from wildfires in Alberta, Canada, has been visible in the skies over some Maine counties Thursday, according to the National Weather Service’s Caribou offices.

Concerns about odor, truck traffic continue to dominate Fiberight site plan review

By Dawn Gagnon on May 11, 2016, at 10:50 p.m.
HAMPDEN | Residents again raised concerns about potential odor and increased truck traffic during a public hearing Wednesday night conducted by the planning board as part of its review of Fiberight’s site plan application for a $69 million waste-to-energy facility proposed in the town. Those were the two top …

Memorial Day parades in Abbot, Guilford and Sangerville

on May 11, 2016, at 12:48 p.m.
ABBOT, GUILFORD and SANGERVILLE, Maine — American Legion Posts Conner-Trafton No. 119 of Guilford and Stott-Flanders No. 165 of Sangerville will conduct Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 30, as follows: — The Abbot Parade will be held at 9:30 a.m. starting at the Town Office and ending at the Veterans’ Memorial. —  The Guilford Parade will be held …
Ann Kirkpatrick, superintendent of SAD 4.

Data breach at Guilford-area schools leads to identity thefts

By Nick McCrea and Stuart Hedstrom on April 28, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
The district said anyone who received a W-2 from the district during the last filing period should take steps to protect their identities.

Police investigating collision between school buses

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 27, 2016, at 11:10 a.m.
Distracted driving is believed to be a factor in a rear-end collision involving two school buses on Route 94 on Tuesday, police said.
David Russell

Parkman man who offered kids candy to expose themselves to serve 6 months

By Judy Harrison on April 26, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
He was accused of bribing children at his wife’s home day care with candy and gum so they would expose themselves to him.
Diane Kelly-Lokocz and her son, 4-year-old Rye, arrive at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.

Above average temperatures likely this spring, summer

By Jen Lynds on April 22, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
Following the warmest winter on record in the Caribou area, officials at the National Weather Service in Caribou said Friday that warmer than normal spring and summer temperatures likely are on tap for Maine as well.
A Parkman man who was reported missing Thursday afternoon was found safe that night.

Parkman man, 78, found safe after evening lost in woods

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2016, at 9:27 a.m.
A local man who got lost Thursday afternoon while walking around his property, which is near Packard Brook, a densely wooded area, was found safely that night.
Milo Town Manager Damien Pickel

Milo residents opt to go with MRC for solid waste disposal

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on April 21, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Residents voted during a special town meeting last week to enter into an agreement with the Municipal Review Committee to handle the town’s solid waste disposal starting in 2018 instead of continuing a partnership with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in Orrington.
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Personnel from the Maine Forest Service battle a wildfire in Lubec in this May 2015 file photo.

Rising temperatures, dry air raise potential for Maine wildfires

By Jen Lynds on April 20, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
The conditions are dry as a result of it having not rained in much of Maine for “eight or nine days,” Todd Foisy said.

Firefighters combat wind-driven blazes around the state

Bangor Daily News on April 15, 2016, at 4:45 p.m.
The Maine Forest Service declared a red flag warning for Friday.

Greenville man accused of possessing child porn

By Michael J. Dowd on April 13, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
Police arrested a local man Tuesday on a charge of possessing child pornography.
Bob McAllister, a lineman for Emera Maine, uses a saw  to remove a tree that fell onto power lines on Cross Road in Machias in July 2014. Strong winds knocked out power to thousands of Mainers on Sunday.

4,200 Emera, CMP customers without power

By Dawn Gagnon on April 03, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
Emera Maine and Central Maine Power crews are working to restore power to customers affected by high winds on Sunday.
Zachary Grant of Abbot listens to his defense attorney Jeffrey Silverstein of Bangor during his manslaughter sentencing on Thursday in Dover-Foxcroft.

Abbot man gets 18 years in shooting death of his father

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on March 31, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
An Abbot man who last month pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of his father will spend 18 years in prison after being sentenced Thursday in Piscataquis County Superior Court.