In Focus: East-west highway, crowbar killing trial and Crouseville standoff

Posted April 03, 2013, at 5:40 a.m.
Peter Vigue, chairman and CEO of Cianbro Corp., updates the Penobscot County Commissioners on 
the east-west corridor at a meeting that was open to the public on Tuesday. The meeting was held at the historic Penobscot County Courthouse.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
Peter Vigue, chairman and CEO of Cianbro Corp., updates the Penobscot County Commissioners on the east-west corridor at a meeting that was open to the public on Tuesday. The meeting was held at the historic Penobscot County Courthouse. Buy Photo
Opponent to the proposed east-west corridor, Matthew Newman of Garland, makes his opinion heard while having his chance to speak with Peter Vigue, chairman and CEO of Cianbro Corp., at a meeting to update the Commissioners that was open to the public. The meeting was held on Tuesday at the historic Penobscot County Courthouse.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
Opponent to the proposed east-west corridor, Matthew Newman of Garland, makes his opinion heard while having his chance to speak with Peter Vigue, chairman and CEO of Cianbro Corp., at a meeting to update the Commissioners that was open to the public. The meeting was held on Tuesday at the historic Penobscot County Courthouse. Buy Photo
Penobscot County Commissioner Peter Baldacci listens to Peter Vigue, chairman and CEO of Cianbro Corp., speak about the 
east-west corridor at a meeting  that was open to the public on Tuesday. The meeting was held at the historic Penobscot County Courthouse.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
Penobscot County Commissioner Peter Baldacci listens to Peter Vigue, chairman and CEO of Cianbro Corp., speak about the east-west corridor at a meeting that was open to the public on Tuesday. The meeting was held at the historic Penobscot County Courthouse. Buy Photo
Members of a Maine State Police tactical unit walk back to their vehicles following the peaceful conclusion of 
a 10-hour standoff at a home on Flewelling Drive in Crouseville. Neighbors reported seeing a woman surrendering to police just after 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Members of a Maine State Police tactical unit walk back to their vehicles following the peaceful conclusion of a 10-hour standoff at a home on Flewelling Drive in Crouseville. Neighbors reported seeing a woman surrendering to police just after 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Members of a Maine State Police tactical unit were on the scene of 
a 10-hour standoff on Flewelling Drive in Crouseville that ended just after 10 a.m. with the peaceful surrender of an unidentified woman.
Members of a Maine State Police tactical unit were on the scene of a 10-hour standoff on Flewelling Drive in Crouseville that ended just after 10 a.m. with the peaceful surrender of an unidentified woman.
Joe Whitten talks Tuesday morning after returning to his Flewelling Drive home following the peaceful conclusion of 
a police standoff at a neighboring home. Whitten and his wife, Germaine Whitten, were awakened early Tuesday morning by a neighbor pounding on their front door and yelling that a woman was threatening to kill him. Several hours later, the couple was evacuated from their home by members of the Maine State Police tactical unit.
Joe Whitten talks Tuesday morning after returning to his Flewelling Drive home following the peaceful conclusion of a police standoff at a neighboring home. Whitten and his wife, Germaine Whitten, were awakened early Tuesday morning by a neighbor pounding on their front door and yelling that a woman was threatening to kill him. Several hours later, the couple was evacuated from their home by members of the Maine State Police tactical unit.
Peter Robinson is escorted out of the courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center after being convicted of manslaughter on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Peter Robinson is escorted out of the courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center after being convicted of manslaughter on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
David A. Trask speaks with the media outside the Penobscot Judicial Center after a jury convicted Peter Robinson of manslaughter on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
David A. Trask speaks with the media outside the Penobscot Judicial Center after a jury convicted Peter Robinson of manslaughter on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

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