Judy Harrison

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Man charged in connection with Falmouth pharmacy robbery

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 03, 2016, at 9:47 a.m.
A Cumberland County man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon at a local Rite Aid.

Maine sex offender gets 10 months for failing to register in New York

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 03, 2016, at 9:34 a.m.
A man convicted of a sex crime in Maine more than 25 years ago was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 10 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender in New York.
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Extradition hearing set for Robert Craig

on Aug. 01, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Robert Craig, whom police have accused of strangling Presque Isle resident Leo Corriveau and then fleeing to Florida, is scheduled to be in a Florida court for an extradition hearing, Tuesday, August 2.
Robert Craig, 80, of Clearwater, Florida.

Extradition hearing set for Florida man charged with killing County man

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 01, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
The man accused of strangling a Presque Isle man and then fleeing to Florida is scheduled to be in a Florida court Tuesday for an extradition hearing.
The Hon. Conrad K. Cyr (center), retired 1st US. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, shares a laugh with U.S District Judge D. Brock Hornby (left) and Ralph I. Lancaster Jr., president of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, at U.S. District Court in Bangor in August 2009 at the unveiling and presentation of Cyr's portrait. Cyr died Thursday at the age of 84.

Conrad Cyr, former federal judge from Maine, dies at 84

By Judy Harrison on July 31, 2016, at 12:24 p.m.
The Limestone native who began his legal career in an office over the family department store and rose to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has died.

Maine man claims he served his sentence 3 times due to jail errors

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2016, at 5:31 p.m.
Sedgewick Armstrong, 64, claims he lost his job of 21 years as a school janitor because of his illegal incarcerations. He is seeking unspecified damages.
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Eighteen people from 12 different countries became United States citizens on Friday at the Federal Building in Bangor. Before the start of the ceremony, Chan Nhao, originally from Cambodia, looks at an American flag with her 4-year-old son Ryson Meas.

After ceremony, new citizen says, ‘I want to vote to determine my future’

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
The first document Jarvis Lewis signed his name to after taking the oath of citizenship was a voter registration card.
Felix Garcia

Man indicted on 21 counts of night hunting, other violations

By Judy Harrison on July 28, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
An Addison man has been indicted by the Washington County grand jury on 36 counts, most of which are hunting violations.
This is a sample photo EBT card.

Mattawamkeag couple indicted in welfare fraud scheme

By Judy Harrison on July 28, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
A Mattawamkeag couple was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury for allegedly lying about their living situation to illegally obtain food stamps and health care.
Hazen McDugald

Eastport man charged with manslaughter indicted in attack on jail officer

By Judy Harrison on July 28, 2016, at 11:41 a.m.
An Eastport man awaiting trial on a manslaughter charge has been indicted by the Washington County grand jury in connection with an alleged attack on a corrections officer on Feb. 25.
Former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith (left) and his attorney, Don Brown of Brewer, can be seen Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Smith was found not guilty of reckless conduct and driving to endanger in connection with a January 2015 incident in Lubec.

Jury finds Donnie Smith not guilty of charges in traffic incident

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2016, at 6:21 p.m.
Former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith was found not guilty of reckless conduct and driving to endanger in connection with a 2015 incident in Lubec.
Former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith (left) and his attorney Don Brown of Brewer at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Smith is charged with reckless conduct and driving to endanger in connection with a January 2015 incident in Lubec.

Jury hears testimony in Donnie Smith trial over traffic incident

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
A Penobscot County jury will decide whether former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith 19 months ago suddenly slammed on his truck brakes to avoid hitting a cat or whether he stopped suddenly to harass a woman driving behind him who was suing him for false arrest.
Ben Layman as Dr. Pinch tries to cure Antipholus of Ephesus, played by Patrick Malloy, of his affliction as Connor Magliozzi, a constable, keeps him from fleeing in Ten Bucks Theatre Company's production of "The Comedy of Errors."

Ten Bucks’ ‘Comedy of Errors’ uneven but satisfying Shakespeare

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
The play is full of mistaken identities and miscommunications, slapstick and drollery in a satisfying but uneven production.
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Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith listens to a question during his testimony Thursday at a hearing before the Washington County commissioners, Jan. 17, 2013.

Trial of former Washington County sheriff begins in Bangor

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
The trial of former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith is underway at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
Aubrey Armstrong

Man wanted in Augusta homicide arrested in New York

By Judy Harrison on July 26, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
A New York City man wanted in connection with an Augusta homicide late last year has been arrested, according to Maine State Police.

Maine man gets 6 months for OUI-related crash in Acadia

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
BANGOR | A Southwest Harbor man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to six months in federal prison in connection with a May 2014 drunken-driving crash in Acadia National Park, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. In addition to prison time, Justin Bent, 29, was sentenced to three …
Efraim Davidoff (left), 20, of Los Angeles, California, and Shalom Cheruff, 20, of Skokie, Illinois talk about visiting Maine this month as part of the international program known as roving rabbis on Friday in Bangor. The program sends Jews from large urban areas to communities around the world where the Jewish communities are small.

Roving rabbis reaching out to Jews in Bangor, Bar Harbor

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
Roving rabbis are Jewish college students who visit communities around the globe where Jews are a small minority of the population.

Bangor man sentenced to 18 months for selling cocaine

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
Kliton Xhemali, 33, of Bangor also was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Last defendant pleads guilty to being part of crack cocaine ring in Bangor

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
A former Bangor man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Falmouth man gets 5 years for selling heroin that caused a death

By Judy Harrison on July 21, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
In addition to prison time, Adam Norton, 32, was sentenced to three years of supervised release.