Articles by Andie Hannon

Rescue crews from the Sabattus Fire Department use a saw and the Jaws of Life to extricate a man trapped inside a Honda Civic after a Sunday evening crash at the intersection of Routes 126 and 9. The crash remains under investigation by the Sabattus Police Department.

Head-on collision in Sabattus traps man in vehicle

By Andie Hannon on Nov. 26, 2012, at 8:57 a.m.
SABATTUS — A head-on collision at the corner of Routes 126 and 9 sent at least one man to the hospital Sunday evening. Sabattus fire Chief Don Therrien said emergency crews were called to the scene, which was at the intersection of the two state routes, also known as Sabattus …

Fire destroys storage trailer in Wales

By Andie Hannon on Oct. 22, 2012, at 6:53 a.m.
A fast-moving fire destroyed a trailer that was being used for storage late Sunday night, but two people who live at the property were not harmed. Victor Rodrigue looked out of the window of the camper he rents from Martin Finley Jr. at 199 Oak Hill Road …

9-year-old Auburn girl on bike runs into truck

By Andie Hannon on Oct. 22, 2012, at 6:52 a.m.
An Auburn girl was taken to an area hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening Sunday afternoon after she ran her bike into a truck on Spring Street. Auburn police Lt. Anthony Harrington said a 9-year-old girl was unable to stop the bike she was riding on Spring …

Man arrested in Lisbon armed robbery case

By Andie Hannon on Oct. 15, 2012, at 6:58 a.m.
LEWISTON | A man charged with robbing a Lisbon variety store at knifepoint Thursday remained in the Androscoggin County Jail on Sunday. Brooks Noddin, 21, listed as a transient, was arrested late Friday night after being pulled over on Lisbon Street by the Lewiston Police Department. Authorities in Lisbon …
Brandon Young

Missing Dixfield man found dead in New Mexico

By Andie Hannon on Oct. 08, 2012, at 6:34 a.m.
TOME, N.M. — A New Mexico television station said Sunday morning that the body of a Dixfield man reported missing by his girlfriend last week was found Friday night not far from the site of where his truck was found crashed a week ago. Brandon Young, 29, of Dixfield was …
Detective Brian Smith, left, and Craig MacMillan, center, of the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department watch with diver Carl Olsen as a Ford pickup truck is recovered from the Androscoggin River at the Center Bridge boat launch in Turner on Sunday.

Truck recovered after rolling into Androscoggin River while driver uses restroom

By Andie Hannon on Oct. 01, 2012, at 6:22 a.m.
TURNER | A man’s truck rolled into the Androscoggin River early Sunday morning when he stopped to use the portable restroom at a boat launch in Turner. The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the turn of events that led to a 2001 Ford F150 owned by Michael Bell, …
Jennie Nisbet (bottom) of Rumford and Ally DiBiase of Buxton wrestle in a pool full of jello during the Rock & Tattoo Expo at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Sunday.

Jello wrestling highlights Rock & Tattoo Expo in Lewiston

By Andie Hannon on Sept. 23, 2012, at 10:32 p.m.
The Jello-wrestling competition may have been a bit light on contestants, but it was definitely slimy on fun at this year’s Rock & Tattoo Expo. In the end, there were no winners. There were, however, three friends cheered on by a crowd and covered from head to …

Family homeless after fire levels Waterford home

By Andie Hannon on Sept. 17, 2012, at 6:23 a.m.
Nearly 60 firefighters from five western Maine towns battled an overnight blaze that leveled a three-story home, leaving a couple and their three children homeless. “We woke up to the smell of smoke and when we got downstairs there was fire creeping up the outside wall,” homeowner …
An unidentified woman was injured when her car went off Eddie Kahkonen Road in Norway late Tuesday afternoon and hit some trees. It took rescuers two hours to cut away the car to free her.

Norway firefighters rescue woman trapped for two hours in crushed car

By Andie Hannon on Sept. 05, 2012, at 6:14 a.m.
“She was pinned pretty bad,” Capt. Tim Yates of the Norway Fire Department said. “It was definitely a long process to get her out of there.”
Five-year-old Danika DeMayo enjoys some playtime with her mother, Amy Liberman of Woodstock, on Sunday. Danika was seriously injured in an accident last month when the car driven by her mother was struck from behind. Danika suffered skull fractures and was in a coma as a result.

Laughter eases 5-year-old Woodstock accident victim’s recovery

By Andie Hannon on Sept. 03, 2012, at 9:29 p.m.
Danika DeMayo loves to play. Letting rip with a squeal of laughter, the energetic 5-year-old takes off running from the studio of her parent’s Woodstock home to show off her bedroom and playroom to visitors. Danika’s youthful enthusiasm is a far cry from the prognosis doctors offered …

Boys credited with saving man trapped between boulder, fence

By Andie Hannon on Sept. 03, 2012, at 7:28 a.m.
LEWISTON | Three boys are being credited with saving a 72-year-old man’s life and are even being recommended for a city award. Lewiston police Sgt. Michael Whalen said Austin and Tyler Davis, ages 13 and 14, and Billy Sheperson, 13, found the injured man trapped between a boulder and …
"It looked like a tornado came through here," Erica Poland said of the vandalism at Pleasant View Cemetery in Livermore Falls on Monday evening as she again checked the grave of her infant son buried there. Vandals swept through the area, breaking solar lights, flags, statues and knocking over the stones.

Vandals hit Livermore Falls cemetery

By Andie Hannon on Aug. 28, 2012, at 8:19 a.m.
While authorities continued their investigation Monday night into vandalism at Pleasant View Cemetery, residents began the painful process of picking up the pieces of loved ones’ headstones, flowers, flags and memorials. “Honestly, I thank God they didn’t touch my son’s grave,” said Erica Poland, 30, of …
This 2002 Ford Escape was reported stolen by Nicholas Stanley of Paris about the same time it was found burning in Hebron. Police are asking the public's help in tracking the vehicle's movements.

Car reported stolen found aflame in Hebron

By Andie Hannon on Aug. 27, 2012, at 6:24 a.m.
Police in Paris are looking to the public for help in tracking down the final hours of a stolen car discovered engulfed in flames on Route 119 early Saturday morning.
John G. Garshva

Public helps police track down Maine sex offender

By Andie Hannon on Aug. 27, 2012, at 5:55 a.m.
John G. Garshva is charged with two felony counts of visual sexual aggression for exposing himself to the two children and one count each of assault and criminal threatening.

3 boys rescued after canoe capsizes in Androscoggin River

By Andie Hannon on Aug. 20, 2012, at 6:47 a.m.
LEWISTON | Two 12-year-olds and a 13-year-old were rescued Sunday afternoon by the Lewiston Fire Department after a canoe they were traveling in capsized in the Androscoggin River. According to the Lewiston Police Department, the call came in about 12:53 p.m. Sunday. The boys apparently rented a canoe from …
Michael Sands of 32 Hampshire St. in Auburn sits on the ground outside his apartment overcome with grief on Sunday as he speaks about the death of his fiancee, Nicole "Nicky" Lagasse, who died in the apartment fire early Sunday morning.

51-year-old Auburn woman dies in apartment fire

By Andie Hannon on Aug. 06, 2012, at 11:21 a.m.
Janie Levesque broke down as she talked about her younger sister, Nicole “Nicky” Lagasse, who died as a result of an apartment fire early Sunday morning in Auburn. “She was a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a sister,” Levesque said through tears. “She had one of the …
Adrianne Robert

Suspect held without bond in Florida killing of former Sun Journal designer

By Andie Hannon on Aug. 06, 2012, at 6:45 a.m.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The 23-year-old man arrested and charged nearly two weeks ago in the death of a former Sun Journal page designer remained in jail as of Sunday evening. Thomas Hampton Frederick is being held without bond at Pinellas County Jail in Florida. He was charged July 25 with …
Tom Joudrey IV

Parents of Mexico shooting victim say they just want answers

By Andie Hannon on July 30, 2012, at 7:09 a.m.
LEWISTON | Tom Joudrey III clearly remembers the last time he spoke with his son. “When I went to bed, he was sitting in my living room,” the grieving father told the Sun Journal Sunday evening. “He’d gotten a phone call. I told him ‘I love you. See you …

Minot driver charged with assault after allegedly hitting Auburn man

By Andie Hannon on July 24, 2012, at 5:34 a.m.
One man was taken to a hospital after being hit by a car Monday night, and police arrested the driver a short time later, police said. Auburn police Lt. Anthony Harrington said the 7:52 p.m. incident occurred at Parker and Summer streets. He said the victim, 28-year-old …
Members of the Lewiston police and fire departments investigate at the scene where a car crashed into a house at 1362 Sabattus St. in Lewiston on Monday.

Good Samaritans credited with saving Auburn teen’s life following car crash

By Andie Hannon on July 24, 2012, at 5:32 a.m.
LEWISTON | Authorities are crediting three men with saving the life of an 18-year-old Auburn woman following a late-night car crash Monday on Sabattus Street. Alexandria Shaw was pulled from the wreckage of her 1991 Oldsmobile Toronado by Tony Crowley, Ryan Bigelow and Daniel Wood, who stopped immediately following …