Nok-Noi Ricker



Injured man found on I-95 believed to have jumped from overpass

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 01, 2017, at 1:10 p.m.
An unidentified man was injured Wednesday morning when he apparently jumped from a bridge onto Interstate 95.

11 Bangor officers respond to reported mugging on Third Street, two arrested

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 28, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Two people are facing felony charges after police say they were allegedly involved in an attempted mugging on Third Street and a robbery at a nearby apartment building.

South Thomaston man fails field sobriety test after Orono officer smells marijuana

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 28, 2017, at 6:27 p.m.
The sergeant “smelled marijuana, put Luttrell through field sobriety tests and [charged] him for OUI drugs.”

Alleged meth lab found in multi-unit Bangor apartment building

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 27, 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
Caleb Hathaway, 21, and Andrew R. Chalila, 26, were charged with aggravated unlawful operation of a meth lab.

Surveillance camera catches 2 teens allegedly trying to break into Bagel Central

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 27, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.
The videos show the girls trying to access doors on the backside of the Central Street building as well as one girl dancing and one falling off a trash container.

Fatal snowmobile crash in Eustis is Maine’s 7th this year

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 27, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Dennis Picard, 60, died Sunday after he failed to negotiate a sharp turn and struck a tree.
Ambroshia “Amber” Fagre, 18, of Oakland was mortally shot by police in Vassalboro on Feb. 10 as a passenger in a truck driven by Kadhar Bailey, 25, of Gardiner, who also was shot after ramming the truck into a Maine State Police cruiser. He died at the scene and she died the next day.

Family struggling to bury 18-year-old killed by police

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 25, 2017, at 1:14 a.m.
The family of Ambroshia “Amber” Fagre , one of two people shot by police Feb. 10 in Vassalboro, say they are struggling to come up with the funds to bury her and can’t afford to pay for an obituary.
Jessica Fagre talks about her daughter, 18-year-old Ambroshia Fagre, who was fatally shot by police on Feb. 10. Ambroshia was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Kadhar Bailey who also was killed. Officers, who were investigating reported burglaries in the area, fired at the pickup truck the two were in after Bailey rammed it into a police cruiser, according to police.

‘They killed an innocent girl': Family, friends question why police shot 18-year-old passenger

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 25, 2017, at 1:14 a.m.
Since at least 1990, the Maine attorney general’s office has never ruled a fatal shooting by a law enforcement officer unjustified.
Pamela L. Morin, 45.

Customer accused of threatening Bangor motel manager with hammer

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.
A woman who was upset with management at the Riverview Motel on State Street last week was arrested for threatening one day and again the next day for returning to the motel, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton.

Report: Turner woman dies in Auburn crash

By Nick McCrea and Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:17 a.m.
One person has died and another has been injured in a two-vehicle crash in Auburn.

Estranged wife accused of killing husband in Acton

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 23, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
An estranged wife in the small border community of Acton was charged with murder late Wednesday, accused of mortally wounding her husband in his front yard.
A head-on crash between two snowmobiles on Tuesday sent both drivers to area hospitals after one driver reportedly was going too fast on a corner and crashed into the other snowmobile.

Three snowmobilers injured Monday, LifeFlight helicopters used twice

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 22, 2017, at 7:04 a.m.
Excessive speed is believed to be a factor in both crashes.

Alleged gunman in Wal-Mart parking lot shooting indicted on new federal drug, weapons charges

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 17, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
One of the men accused of being involved in an exchange of gunfire over drugs and money in the Augusta Wal-Mart parking lot in June was charged federally this week for allegedly dealing heroin while using a weapon and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
There is a boil water notice for many residents of Portland after a water main break Thursday night on Preble Street. This is a Portland Public Works map indicating who should boil their water.

Boil-water order issued following water main break in Portland

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:08 a.m.
Fast-moving water could be seen flowing down Preble Street after a water main broke Thursday night, and Portland Public Works is asking many residents on Munjoy Hill to boil their water as a precaution.
Devin Brown

Man indicted on manslaughter charge connected to Windham hit-and-run death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 5:57 p.m.

Orono selects former curriculum coordinator as new superintendent

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 5:53 p.m.
“The search committee is excited to announce that we signed a contract with Meredith Higgins to become our permanent superintendent.”

Maine’s oldest TV station, WABI, sold to an Atlanta broadcaster

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
Television giant Gray Television Inc. announced Thursday that it would buy the station that first brought television into Maine homes.
Eddie Walsh of Portland's Parks and Recreation Department clears snow from City Hall Plaza, Jan. 18, 2017.

Third storm this week dumps about a foot of snow in southern Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Southern portions of the state were clobbered with another foot of snow on top of the 2-plus feet that fell in a blizzard earlier this week.
Municipal Review Committee Executive Director Greg Lounder (third from left), and Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul (center) stand among members of various companies involved in the development of the Fiberight municipal solid waste and recycling facility during the facility's groundbreaking ceremony in Hampden in this October 2016 file photo.

Fiberight asks FAME for $45M conduit bond for Hampden waste-to-energy plant

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
Fiberight is asking for up to $45 million in bond funding for the $69 million project in Hampden as an effort to get the best interest rate, according to Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul.
An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.