Judy Harrison

Courts Reporter

Ollie, a sheltie, waits for his checkup with Dr. Adam Stone at DoveLewis, a nonprofit, 24-hour emergency veterinary clinic, in Portland, Oregon. Ollie was diagnosed with tick paralysis by Stone, a Bangor High School graduate, moments before he was to be euthanized.

Bangor High grad diagnoses, saves dog moments before euthanization

By Judy Harrison on May 26, 2016, at 2:49 p.m.
Ollie, a 10-year-old sheltie in Portland, Oregon, was moments from being euthanized when Dr. Adam Stone remembered learning about tick paralysis in veterinary school.
Ann Lord

Enfield mother, father, son indicted on drug charges

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
The Lords came to the attention of law enforcement last year when a confidential informant allegedly purchased oxycodone.

Alleged IRS scammers who stole $85,457 from 16 Mainers arrested

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
Five people were arrested Tuesday in Miami, Florida, and charged in connection with an illegal tax scheme that allegedly defrauded more than 1,500 people of nearly $2 million across the country.
Emily Wilson

Maine woman accused of firing gun during argument in bedroom

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
Emily Wilson is charged with domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence assault.
Merrill “Mike” Kimball awaits sentencing in Portland for the October 2013 murder of Leon Kelley, June 5, 2015.

North Yarmouth man convicted in shooting at bee farm denied new trial

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld the murder conviction of Merrill Kimball, who is serving a 25-year sentence for a shooting at a North Yarmouth bee farm in October 2013.
Lewis Conlogue

Widow of man killed by Maine State Police files wrongful death suit

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
The widow of a LaGrange man shot and killed in August 2014 by a Maine State Police sergeant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Penobscot County Superior Court.
A man, who refused to give his name, preaches loudly against abortion outside Planned Parenthood on Congress Street in Portland, Nov. 13, 2015.

Judge rules in favor of Maine abortion protester

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
A federal judge Monday ordered police to stop enforcing a state law intended to protect women receiving reproductive services from the shouts of abortion protesters outside.

Blaze that killed elderly Oxford woman ruled accidental

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 1:58 p.m.
The blaze at Oxford Meadows was caused by an electrical connection to a wall outlet.

Woman injured in fire at Oxford housing complex now in stable condition

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
Virginia Brown was listed in critical condition Saturday.

Atkinson man suffers severe burns in fire

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
A local man suffered severe burns Saturday night, when his house at 405 Maple Road caught fire.
Adam Metropoulos

Man sexually abused by former priest sues Greek Orthodox diocese

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.
A Vermont man, who as a teenager was an altar server at a Bangor church, has sued in Penobscot County Superior Court the former Greek Orthodox priest convicted of sexually assaulting him, his supervisors and the church community he served.
Kathleen Bernard (left) and Joseph Nunez walk their dog, Zero, on Saturday during a Friends of the Lower Kenduskeag event to encourage people to walk their dogs along the Kenduskeag Stream Trail.

Bangor group hopes more people will take this trail less traveled by

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2016, at 9:19 a.m.
“We have this amazing resource right in town, and it’s a shame that it’s not better cared for,” Sean Gambrel said.
Jane Forrester Winne thought she had consolidated and managed her student loan debt. She has sued several private loan firms alleging they unlawfully harassed her for payment and is seeking class action status for the lawsuit. Because of her diabetes, Winne is blind and confined to a wheelchair. She lives on SSI Disability.

Maine woman sues to stop collection of student loans she says she doesn’t owe

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.
“It has been haunting, overwhelming, draining and has taken so many years of my life force away from me,” Forrester Winne said.
A South Road home was destroyed Friday by a fast-moving blaze of undetermined origin.

Fire destroys Livermore home

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
“It was fully involved when we arrived,” Fire Chief Donald Castonguay said. “Fire was coming out of everywhere.”
An Ashland man's car went off Route 11 early Saturday morning and struck some trees after he fell asleep at the wheel. Robert Morrow, 25, was unhurt, according to Maine State Police.

Ashland man crashes car after falling asleep but escapes injury

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2016, at 7:32 a.m.
An Ashland man escaped injury early Saturday morning after his car went off Route 11 and struck a large group of trees.

Man accused of wielding frying pan during burglary indicted

By Judy Harrison on May 20, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
Kristopher Michael Russ was indicted on one count each of robbery, elevated aggravated assault, burglary, forgery and criminal mischief.
Turtle Head Cove Municipal Park is seen Wednesday in Hampden.

Court filing calls for $900,000 to be spent on oil cleanup in Hampden

By Judy Harrison on May 18, 2016, at 5:14 p.m.
More than $900,000 will go toward cleanup of the Penobscot River and the shoreline near Turtle Head Cove Municipal Park as a result of a consent decree filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

Holden woman pleads guilty to heroin distribution charge

By Judy Harrison on May 17, 2016, at 8:29 p.m.
A Holden woman waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute heroin, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Raymond K. Ferris

Detroit man gets more than 7 years for selling oxycodone

By Judy Harrison on May 17, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
A Detroit man who admitted to selling thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to seven years and three months in federal prison.

Ex-DFAS union president gets 30 days in reimbursement scheme

By Judy Harrison on May 17, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
Mark Durinski apologized for his actions and said he intended “to make everyone whole” by paying the remaining restitution as soon as he can.