Nok-Noi Ricker

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Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says four people were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a meth lab discovered inside the apartment house at 178 Brunswick Street in Old Town (shown here).

Man dead in Old Town meth lab explosion

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 28, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
A man involved in the making of meth at 178 Brunswick St. died of his injuries after the lab exploded and caught fire.
Anthony Lord (right) enters a courtroom for his first appearance before Justice Ann Murray on Sept. 14, 2015, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

2015 shooting rampage suspect appears in court through FaceTime, but refuses to talk

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 27, 2017, at 5:11 p.m.
“The FaceTime was not successful because the defendant would not participate,” Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Search continues for fugitive wanted in Bangor shooting death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea, 40, of New Haven, Connecticut, is wanted in the April 16 fatal shooting of Terrance Durel Sr.
The Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.

VA working to reduce opiate use but may not meet state deadline for some patients

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Doctors or pharmacists who break the state’s rules face a fine of $250 per violation, not to exceed $5,000 per calendar year.
Cindy McVicar, 45, of Lincoln, was arrested Friday, April 21 for allegedly hindering the investigation into the Easter slaying of Terrance Durel, who was shot near 125 Ohio St.

Lincoln woman drove Bangor murder fugitive to Portland

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 24, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said McVicar was charged with a felony because she “misled officers” about her drive to Portland and her whereabouts once there.
Susan Hannah

State police seek help in nearly 25-year-old homicide case

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
Susan Hannah, 22, was last seen April 19, 1992 at The Whaler, an Old Orchard Beach bar, the state police posted on Facebook.
A car and a tractor-trailer truck collided in a fatal accident on Main Road in Holden on Thursday.

Police aren’t sure why driver who died in Holden crash crossed the centerline

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
“It struck with such devastating force that the car actually spun around and struck a third vehicle.”
Turbines at the Pisgah Mountain wind project in Clifton.

Despite fears over Clifton wind farm, no one has complained since it went up

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There has not been one complaint. Not one loud noise complaint, and not one bird kill,” said developer Paul Fuller.

Police: Fairfield man shoots ex-girlfriend in shoulder

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 20, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
Her injury was not considered life-threatening.
Dr. Noah Nesin, Penobscot Community Health Care vice president of medical affairs, talks about how PCHC will use Maine Health Access Foundation grant funds to get more underinsured or uninsured opiate users into medical assisted treatment quicker.

Health organizations get $1.5 million in grants to fight opioid crisis

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Ten organizations across the state will expand opioid addiction treatment to people who are uninsured or medically underserved thanks to $1.5 million in grants provided by the philanthropy group Maine Health Access Foundation.
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Antoinne J. Bethea

Reward posted in search for Bangor homicide suspect

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 18, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
Bangor police have issued a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man they say shot and killed another man on Ohio Street on Sunday afternoon.

Hot Sunday shattered Portland’s record high set 41 years ago

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 17, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
A delayed sea breeze and westerly winds created a warm pocket in the city on Sunday that allowed temperatures to rise to record levels — a whopping 86 degrees.
Orono resident Amy Hakola (left) leaves the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building after being sentenced in U.S. District Court to a month in federal prison for allowing drug dealers from Connecticut to use her Charles Street home between 2010 and 2013.

Orono woman gets federal prison time for allowing drug dealers to use her home

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 14, 2017, at 6:19 p.m.
Amy Hakola, one of 16 charged in the investigation into the Connecticut-to-Maine drug pipeline broken up in 2015, was sentenced to a month in federal prison and three years of supervised release.
Lilia Simmons, 16, who was last seen after school in Brunswick on Monday was found safe late Wednesday

Harpswell teen missing since Monday found safe

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 13, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
Lilia Simmons who was missing since Monday was found safe late Wednesday, according to police.
Lilia Simmons

Harpswell teen reported missing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 12, 2017, at 2:50 p.m.
Lilia Simmons, who was last seen shortly after school Monday, was reported missing on Wednesday.
Cheri Towle, superintendent of Brewer schools

Despite last year’s cuts, Brewer’s schools plan to hire again

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 12, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.
The Brewer School Department is planning to hire staff to accommodate a sudden influx of students just one year after it cut a dozen positions based on decreasing student population projections.
A map of the “triangle” area between Ammo Industrial Park, Interstate 95 and Coldbrook Road, where a solid waste recycling and biofuels processing facility is built in Hampden.

Hampden trash-to-energy plant to get $45 million in tax-free financing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
The Finance Authority of Maine has agreed to back a future waste-to-energy plant in Hampden by providing access to $45 million in tax-exempt bond money.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.

Plane crashes on I-295 in Bowdoinham, but pilot and passenger walk away

By Beth Brogan and Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.
Joshua Hogan

Missing Bangor boy home safe

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 7:09 a.m.
A boy with autism who wandered off from school Monday and was reported missing for the second time in just over a month is home safe, according to police officials.

Fatal car crash reported on Interstate 95 in Carmel

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 07, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.
Maine State Police are investigating a car crash on Interstate 95 that has resulted in the death of one person and injuries to another.