Nok-Noi Ricker



1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Dedham crash

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
A Milbridge man was killed Wednesday when his vehicle crossed the centerline on Route 1A and crashed into a van, according to Maine State Police.
Christopher Cook

Alleged victim in armed robbery now accused of setting up crime

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:38 p.m.
Police accessed Christopher Cook’s cellphone texts, which indicated he “set the robbery up and that he was working with the two male suspects,” Bangor police Detective Tim Shaw said.

‘He did 50-50′ Bangor Trump supporter says of candidate’s performance

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:04 p.m.

‘I think both will get people killed’ Brewer veteran said

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:29 p.m.

‘He did say that’ bar owner says of Russian email hacker comment

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:16 p.m.

‘I’m not voting’ Brewer man says

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10 p.m.

‘Can he compete,’ Old Town man wants to know

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:54 p.m.

‘I’m not voting’ Brewer resident says as he yells at debate on tv

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:46 p.m.

Med students join Main Tavern because ‘neither of us have cable’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:03 p.m.

Bangor bartender likes Trump’s ideas, Clinton’s approach

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:45 p.m.

Main Tavern owner waiting ‘to watch the game take place.’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:06 p.m.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized about a pound of crack cocaine, as well as fentanyl and a loaded firearm during a drug raid Tuesday, May 10, in Fairfield.

Overall crime rate down, but violent crimes on rise in Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
While the state’s overall crime rate decreased last year, violent crimes against people in Maine increased, with drugs blamed as the “driving force” behind them, according to state law enforcement officials.
Adria Horn, director of the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services, put on a decorated veteran's baseball hat, that many male veterans wear, at the Maine Women Veterans event on Saturday and said, "We don't do this," about the headwear. "What that means is we need to find something else." She then advocated for female veterans to let others know they have served, suggesting the veteran license plate or other displays.

Maine veterans celebrate the growing ranks of women in military

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
“It’s awesome to see other women in the engineering field, to see them swinging hammers [and] in the other fields, [such as] navigation as pilots. It’s really amazing to see.”
American Red Cross in Maine volunteers partnered with Bangor firefighters on Saturday to install free smoke detectors in houses without them.

Bangor firefighters, American Red Cross install free fire alarms

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 25, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
An active smoke detector in a home increases the odds of someone surviving a home fire by 50 percent, according to the American Red Cross.

Three running for two Brewer City Council seats

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 23, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
Two incumbents and a newcomer are running for two available seats on the Brewer City Council.
Wind farm developer Paul Fuller shows a site map of the Pisgah Mountain wind project during a tour of the site in Clifton in this March 2016 file photo.

Traffic delays expected as wind turbine parts make way to Clifton

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 20, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, “there will be three pieces a day travelling through Brewer for about three and a half weeks,” he said.
Officer David Farrar (left) hands a Bangor Police Department challenge coin to Bernard Skarda, who along with his wife, Lorraine, alerted authorities after discovering a person who apparently overdosed on heroin inside a bathroom at Bangor City Hall on Sept. 13.

Janitors likely saved life of man overdosing on heroin at Bangor City Hall

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 20, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
“It is not lost on us that the person could have lost their life if it were not for Bernie’s quick action.”
The city of Brewer has foreclosed on the property at 91 Longmeadow Drive after the homeowner failed to pay her 2013 property taxes.

Brewer puts notorious home up for sale, creates moratorium on marijuana clubs, retail

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 20, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
City leaders authorized the sale of a foreclosed house that was the site of more than 150 police calls.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (center) mails letters in Bangor Monday to more than 200 U.S. House members urging them to join him and other lawmakers in repealing provisions of the Social Security program that negatively affect some public servants, such as the ones participating in a rally in Bangor on Monday.

Poliquin calls for Social Security reform to help public employees

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 19, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
“This is a problem we desperately need to fix,” said U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.
Roderick Hotham. 1992

On eve of indictment 24 years ago, this Maine accountant vanished

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 16, 2016, at 6:25 a.m.
Tim Hotham insists that his brother, who would now be 62, is dead and that the Maine State Police searched for his body just west of Dover-Foxcroft in 2005.