Dawn Gagnon

Reporter

 
Bonnie, the 9-year-old West Highland white terrier who has been the focus of a two-week search, is shown before the bath and haircut she received after being located late Friday morning.

Two-week search for missing dog has a happy ending

By Dawn Gagnon on May 26, 2017, at 8:54 p.m.
Despite being tired and in badly need of a bath and haircut, Bonnie otherwise was none the worse for wear.
Maine game wardens on Thursday recovered the body of a Porter man who did return from a fishing trip on Wednesday. Duane Day Sr., 53, was located in Plain Pond beneath his boat by game warden divers in nine feet of water.

Wardens recover body of missing Porter angler

By Dawn Gagnon on May 25, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
Maine game wardens on Thursday recovered the body of Duane Day Sr., who did not return from a fishing trip on Plain Pond the previous day.
Dr. Henry Ryan (third from left) is shown a dedication ceremony for a plaque installed in his honor at the state medical examiner's office in Augusta on Oct. 15, 2013, with (from left) former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Margaret Greenwald, former Deputy Attorney General William Stokes and Attorney General Janet Mills.

Former longtime medical examiner Henry Ryan dies at 78

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
“Dr. Ryan set the standard for dedication to his profession.”
Bonnie, a 9-year-old West Highland white terrier, has been the focus of a search since she ran off into a swampy wooded area while being taken to her groomer's.

Drone search for missing Maine dog suspended

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
The drone has been used in several missing person cases in the region, but until now it had not been used in an animal rescue.
Maine Drug Enforcement investigators seized nearly $18,000 worth of drugs and about $7,700 cash after conducting a bail search for an Embden man suspected of trafficking in drugs.

Embden man charged with child endangerment after drug bust

By Dawn Gagnon on May 21, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Bruce Danforth, 56, is charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, endangering the welfare of a child and violating bail conditions, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
An empty chair and an accompanying display board featuring the names of Maine’s prisoners of war and soldiers declared missing in action were officially installed Saturday during a ceremony at Bangor International Airport.

Bangor memorial pays tribute to all Maine POWs, MIAs

By Dawn Gagnon on May 20, 2017, at 7 p.m.
The nearly 500 Mainers who never returned from war were remembered Saturday afternoon during a brief ceremony at Bangor International Airport.
Bonnie, a 9-year-old West Highland white terrier, has been the focus of a search since she ran off into a swampy wooded area while being taken to her groomer's.

Search and rescue group using drone to find missing Maine dog

By Dawn Gagnon on May 19, 2017, at 8:35 p.m.
An aerial search is underway for a little white dog who hasn’t been seen in over a week, after making a break for it from her grooming appointment into a nearby swampy wooded area.
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Emergency responders work to reconstruct the scene where a 1-year-old boy was fatally hit by a vehicle at Alton Elementary School Friday.

1-year-old boy fatally struck by car at Alton Elementary School identified

By Dawn Gagnon on May 19, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.
A 1-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon in a car-pedestrian accident in the parking lot of the Alton Elementary School, Maine State Police confirmed Friday night.
Dakota, the husky pardoned by Gov. Paul LePage

Husky pardoned by LePage may become a sled dog

By Dawn Gagnon on May 18, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.
Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney filed a motion that would let her propose sending Dakota, a 4-year-old female husky, to an animal rescue program in New Hampshire instead of being euthanized.
Dean Pascal

Pennsylvania man accused of running Auburn prostitution ring

By Dawn Gagnon on May 18, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
A 65-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested on a felony sex charge Wednesday after Auburn police uncovered a prostitution operation running out of a local hotel.

Portland teen arrested after shooting on Munjoy Hill

By Dawn Gagnon on May 18, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
The teenager is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine, carrying a concealed Weapon and failure to submit to arrest.

Missing Portland man found safe

By Dawn Gagnon on May 15, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.
A Portland man with behavioral health issues who had been missing since April 20 has been found.

Smithfield man arrested after alleged assault, police standoff

By Dawn Gagnon on May 14, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold

Saint Joseph’s College gets its largest individual gift ever

By Dawn Gagnon on May 14, 2017, at 2:17 p.m.
Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, announced her $2 million gift to the school’s Center for Nursing Innovation during St. Joseph’s commencement exercises Saturday morning.
Frederick Taylor

Elderly man missing from Hudson found in LaGrange

By Dawn Gagnon on May 14, 2017, at 12:39 p.m.
Frederick Taylor, 82, was located along a woods road, where he spent the night after his pickup truck got stuck in the mud.

More than 1,900 students receive degrees at UMaine’s 215th commencement

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
“One, come to terms with the discomfort of pushing your boundaries. Two, define your own version of success. And three, don’t wait — do it now.”
Investigators from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized crack cocaine, Suboxone strips and more than $8,000 during a raid at an apartment in Mexico occupied by a couple they had arrested less than three months ago.

Maine couple arrested on crack charges — again

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
A Mexico woman and her live in boyfriend from Boston were arrested early Friday morning on crack cocaine trafficking charges for the second time in less than three months.
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Former Verso worker Ryan Pickoski of Bucksport puts on his gear during a gear drill at Orrington Fire Department Wednesday. Pickoski is beginning a new life as a firefighter, thanks in large part to Rapid Response and an internship created for him at Orrington Fire Department.

At 39, this former millworker is starting a new career as a firefighter

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Ryan Pickoski is getting into firefighting at an age when many in the field are preparing to retire.
BANGOR, Maine -- May 6, 2017 -- Galen Cole, former president of Cole Express, founder of the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, World War II veteran and philanthropist received an honorary doctorate during Husson University

In a Husson first, four grads are named valedictorian

By Dawn Gagnon on May 07, 2017, at 7:04 p.m.

Risk for major flooding in northern Maine passes

By Dawn Gagnon on May 07, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
Though some minor flooding is occurring in northern Aroostook County, the risk for major problems has passed thanks to a break in the rain.