Dawn Gagnon

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Release of surveillance images helps nab robbery suspect

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 8:31 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND | A suspect in an attempted robbery in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot was quickly apprehended after South Portland police released a pair of surveillance images in which he was shown, Sgt. Steve Webster said Wednesday afternoon. “The initial press release related to this case resulted …

Hampden, Falmouth, Kennebunk schools named among best in US

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 7:55 p.m.
Three Maine schools are among 279 public and 50 private schools that have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016.

Emera Maine warns customers of payment demand scam

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
Emera Maine on Wednesday issued a warning to customers about a scam circulating in Hancock County. A number of small businesses were targeted earlier in the day in the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island areas. Customers there have received calls that appear to be coming from an Emera Maine number …

Crash shuts down Route 1A in Dedham

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
A “serious” motor vehicle crash has temporarily shut down U.S. Route 1A.
Mike Hammer

Newport-area school budget rejected again

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:36 p.m.
Voters in RSU 19’s eight member towns again defeated a proposed budget for the current school year during a districtwide referendum on Tuesday.
The discovery of materials used in methamphetamine manufacturing led to the arrest of an Ellsworth man on a felony drug charge on Monday. The items were allegedly found in his possession as he emerged from the woods near the Ellsworth motel at which he was staying.

Ellsworth man accused of making meth near motel

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
An Ellsworth man was arrested on a felony drug charge Monday after state drug agents allegedly found him in possession of methamphetamine-making materials in the woods near his Ellsworth motel room. Scott Bagley, 51, is charged with aggravated operation of a methamphetamine lab, a Class A felony …

Augusta father charged in connection with near drowning of toddler

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:27 p.m.
Mills said the 2-year-old has recovered and is doing well.
An estimated $8,000 in heroin and $1,100 in cash were seized as the result of a traffic stop by Maine Marine Patrol officers on Friday. Two Trenton residents and a Connecticut man are facing drug charges in connection with the seizure.

Trenton traffic stop leads to heroin-related arrests

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:20 p.m.
What began as a traffic stop on Friday on Route 230 ended with the arrests of a local couple and a Connecticut man, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Tuesday. Ronald Golden, 31, of Meriden, Connecticut, and 28-year-old Austin Kleffman of Trenton both were …
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Jon Monroe, elections management analyst for the secretary of state’s office, demonstrates how to use the ExpressVote machine, which is designed to make voting more accessible to people with disabilities, during an event on Tuesday at the Bangor Public Library.

New accessible voting machines available at all Maine voting sites

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 7:54 p.m.
“It allows people to vote independently and privately,” Jon Monroe, elections management analyst for the secretary of state’s office, said.
Cash, a shotgun and heroin were seized in a drug bust in Winthrop that landed three men in jail.

Winthrop man sentenced to more than two years for federal drug, gun violations

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
A 38-year-old Winthrop man was sentenced to more than two years in prison Monday for possessing with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun during a hearing Monday in U.S. District Court.

Hancock County man dies in Ellsworth rollover

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:04 p.m.
A Fletcher’s Landing Township man died Sunday after the pickup he was driving crossed the centerline, left the roadway and went airborne, ejecting him as it rolled over several times.
Norwegian tourist Espen Brungodt, 28, who was traveling through Portland with his family, was arrested after threatening in an email to kill police officers with explosives and assault rifles, authorities said.

Norwegian tourist who threatened to kill Portland police pleads guilty to federal charge

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
The Norwegian tourist arrested in August after threatening to kill Portland police officers with explosives and assault rifles pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of making threatening interstate communications.

Lisbon police probe parking lot stabbing

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Police say three people were involved in the stabbing incident Sunday morning.

Barn fire in Winn destroys dog grooming business

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 25, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
A two-story barn that housed a local pet washing and grooming business, as well as horse and pig stalls, was destroyed Friday by a fire.
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield is shown in a photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July.

Court affidavit: Fairfield murder victim shot twice in head

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Documents filed Thursday at the Somerset County Courthouse indicate that Valerie Tieman of Fairfield died from two gunshot wounds to the head.

Maine woman pleads guilty to embezzling $83K

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 21, 2016, at 8:51 p.m.
Jodi Webber faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
Christopher Julian

Old Town police not charging stepfather who took teen out of state

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 21, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
“Basically, the victims [the teenager and her mother] just decided not to continue with pursuing anything, so we’ve closed out the case.”
State and Fairfield police are asking for the public’s help in locating Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, who has been missing since Aug. 30. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July in front on the truck she reportedly disappeared from.

Police searching for missing woman find body in Fairfield

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
State police and wardens have found what is believed to be a woman’s body on property owned by the in-laws of a Fairfield woman who has been missing since Aug. 30.

Tremont man arrested after hit-and-run that seriously injured man walking dog

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 18, 2016, at 8:26 p.m.
A Tremont man was arrested on several charges after he allegedly struck another man with his vehicle on Saturday, causing serious injuries, and then left the scene.
Linda Bean (left) and her daughter, Melissa Jones, both of Corinth, were among dozens of breast cancer survivors who took part in this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event in Bangor on Sunday.

Pink-clad Komen warriors race, walk toward cure for breast cancer

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 18, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
“It’s not a death sentence. It used to be a death sentence, but it’s not a death sentence anymore.”