Articles by Douglas McIntire

Gov. Paul LePage

LePage on Ray Rice suspension: ‘It’s too bad they waited so long to do the right thing’

By Douglas McIntire on Sept. 09, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Gov. Paul LePage sounded off Tuesday about the indefinite suspension Monday by the National Football League of Ray Rice. “It is a sad commentary that the NFL only took action to suspend Rice until after it had seen this shocking video,” LePage said. “The Ravens and the …

Fire in Auburn guts third floor of house

By Douglas McIntire on Sept. 07, 2014, at 9:04 p.m.
A Sunday evening fire that gutted the third floor of a home on Court Street remains under investigation. According to Auburn Fire Department Captain Don Flanagan, the call received at 5:10 p.m. reported flames on the third floor of 340 Court St. Click the link to read …
Earl Lowe

Warrant ordered for father of woman accused of vehicular manslaughter

By Douglas McIntire on May 21, 2014, at 9:48 a.m.
PARIS | Local police were searching Tuesday night for Earl Lowe, the father of Kristina Lowe, who is on trial in Oxford County Superior Court for vehicular manslaughter. Sheriff Wayne Gallant said a bench warrant had been issued for Lowe for contempt of court for not showing up at …
Kobe Huynh

Auburn Middle School student killed in New Hampshire car accident

By Douglas McIntire on Feb. 23, 2014, at 9:47 p.m.
An Auburn Middle School student was killed Friday night in a collision on the Everett Turnpike in New Hampshire. Kobe Huynh, 14, of Auburn was pronounced dead at the scene following the three-vehicle accident in Merrimack, N.H. He recently had been battling a terminal illness. Huynh’s father, Nghia Huynh, who …
Chris Dispenzieri of Bangor and Greg Hudak of Brewer play the slot machines at the Oxford Casino on Thanksgiving Day.

Gamblers belly up to spend Thanksgiving at Oxford Casino

By Douglas McIntire on Nov. 29, 2013, at 6:29 a.m.
Gamblers at Oxford Casino got their fill of slot machines and gaming tables on Thanksgiving Day, boosting attendance 30 to 50 percent compared to a regular Thursday, an official said. Doris Sandell of Raymond waited in line with other family members for their slice of the Thanksgiving …
Monmouth social studies teacher Jocelyn Gray, second from left, helps students, from left, Kelsea Blanton, 14; Rebecca Bero, 15; Duncan Grant, 15; and Jordhan Coward, 14, dig a trench around a toppled headstone that will eventually be righted in the Monmouth Center Cemetery recently. The students have been asked not to enter the cemetery without supervision of the cemetery's board.

Monmouth association upset by students helping clean up cemetery

By Douglas McIntire on Nov. 06, 2013, at 8:05 a.m.
Students from Monmouth Academy and Monmouth Middle School had no idea that when they spruced up the Monmouth Center Cemetery, they would receive a civics lesson from a disgruntled cemetery association. On Oct. 28, as part of a history lesson, social studies teacher Jocelyn Gray led a …

Leeds man who just lost infant son dies in Sunday crash

By Douglas McIntire on Oct. 20, 2013, at 3:33 p.m.
A 27-year-old Leeds man is dead after an early morning accident Sunday. According to Capt. Raymond Lafrance of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department, at 5:37 a.m. authorities received a call of a vehicle on fire on Route 106, near the intersection of Lakeshore Drive. Fire crews were …

State police tactical team at Wilton standoff

By Douglas McIntire on Sept. 24, 2013, at 10:35 p.m.
A standoff continues Tuesday night in Wilton between the Maine State Police tactical team and an armed man. According to Steve McCausland of the Maine State Police, a lone male “had some sort of issue,” and fired a single shot, which brought Wilton police to the Weld …

Lewiston Somali leader decries Kenya mall attack, doubts Maine man involved

By Douglas McIntire on Sept. 24, 2013, at 5:38 a.m.
A local Somali business owner and community leader sees no place for al-Shabab recruitment in Maine. Having just returned Saturday from a four-month visit to Somalia, Said Mohamed said he doubts al-Shabab claims that a Maine man was among terrorists who stormed a Kenyan mall, killing at …
Auburn Fire Department works on dousing a SUV that caught fire after flipping when the driver caught a soft shoulder on Broad Street in Auburn Tuesday afternoon. The man in the background at left watching the scene is Pawel Kruszewski from Auburn, who pulled the three men in the vehicle to safety.

Passer-by rescues 3 men from burning Jeep in Auburn

By Douglas McIntire on Sept. 11, 2013, at 10:48 a.m.
Three people were rescued from a burning Jeep after a rollover on Broad Street on Tuesday evening. According to Lt. Laurie Woodhead of the Auburn Police Department, around 6:20 p.m., Robert Hack, 43, of Lisbon was traveling south on Broad Street in his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee …
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2009, "Olive Kitteridge" is slated to become a four-part HBO miniseries. The book, written by Bates graduate Elizabeth Strout, is a series of stories about a woman living on the Maine coast.

Portland native’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book will be HBO miniseries

By Douglas McIntire on Sept. 02, 2013, at 6:41 a.m.
Filming is set to begin next week on a miniseries based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by Bates graduate and Portland native Elizabeth Strout. The Massachusetts Film Office announced Thursday that HBO and Playtone will be filming “Olive Kitteridge” on the north shore of Massachusetts throughout this fall. The …
David Marsters

Sabattus man says ‘shoot’ posting wasn’t a threat against Obama, defends using racial slur

By Douglas McIntire on Aug. 28, 2013, at 5:52 a.m.
“(The Secret Service) didn’t see no pictures of Obama with bullet holes in his head,” Marsters said. “It’s not a threatening statement, in my opinion. People take it out of context as a threat.” He added, “I didn’t say I was going to shoot the president, or kill — shoot the n*****. Shoot the n***** — that’s what I said.”

Dispute in Rumford ends in stabbing

By Douglas McIntire on Aug. 20, 2013, at 6:30 a.m.
A person was seriously injured in a stabbing on Waldo Street on Monday afternoon, Rumford police Sgt. Tracey Higley said. Police did not release the victim’s name Monday night. A suspect has been identified, Higley said. At around 3:07 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of …

Details emerge about West Paris shooting

By Douglas McIntire on June 11, 2013, at 5:55 a.m.
WEST PARIS — Two days after 18-year-old James Reynolds was shot by a state police trooper, details are emerging about the wounded teen and what happened Saturday night. Reynolds, who lives on Route 219 in West Paris, was still listed in critical condition at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston …