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Maine State Police trooper Adam Coover displays a "wanted for murder" poster officials have been distributing in the Monson area as they continue the search June 9 for Robert Burton, who is wanted for murder.

Murder suspect’s family pleads for him ‘to immediately turn himself in’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 17, 2015, at 11:32 a.m.
MONSON | As the search for a local man wanted in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend entered its 13th day, his family released a statement on Wednesday asking him to stop running from police. Robert Glenn Burton, 38, also known as Robert G. Elliot, is facing a …
Maine State Police continue their search in Abbot for Robert Burton.

Piscataquis County deputy says murder suspect is ‘very woods wise’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 16, 2015, at 12:58 p.m.
PARKMAN | The thickly wooded terrain of this rural town and neighboring communities, where law enforcement personnel on Tuesday continued to search for a local man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, makes good camouflage, Piscataquis County Chief Deputy Robert Young said Tuesday. “It’s thick enough in places that a …
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DA talks about murder suspect’s violent history as manhunt continues

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 15, 2015, at 4:32 p.m.
PARKMAN | The criminal history of the man wanted for murder in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend stretches back 15 years and has always been violent, Piscataquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy said Monday. Robert Glenn Burton, also known as Robert G. Elliot, 38, is accused …
Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse member Robert "J.R." West (left) hands the red ribbon to Governor Paul LePage during the 2012 opening ceremony of the new facility in Bangor.

Trust, donations to pay for homeless man’s funeral in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 15, 2015, at 12:52 p.m.
Donations and a trust fund in the name of a homeless man who died after being struck by a car two weeks ago while crossing a street in downtown Bangor will pay for his funeral and, possibly, a grave marker, according to the Rev. Stan Moody, a …
A memorial near the home of Stephanie Ginn Gebo, who was killed last Friday. Maine State Police continued their search Wednesday in Monson for Robert Burton, who is wanted for Ginn Gebo's murder.

Search continues for man wanted in Parkman homicide

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 10, 2015, at 12:15 p.m.
As police continued to search the area Wednesday for the man accused of killing Stephanie Ginn Gebo, a memorial of flowers and messages of love set up by family and friends adorned the roadside near her home. “I love you mom so much. You will be missed …
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Maine State Police trooper Adam Coover displays a "wanted for murder" poster officials have been distributing in the Monson area as they continue the search Tuesday for Robert Burton, who is wanted for murder.

Piscataquis County residents lock doors as manhunt continues

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 09, 2015, at 1:39 p.m.
MONSON | People are locking their homes and vehicles in this heavily wooded area of Piscataquis County, where police continued searching Tuesday for a man wanted for murder. Robert G. Burton, 38, is being sought in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Ginn Gebo, 37, who was …
Law enforcement vehicles leave The Grove apartment complex in Orono on April 29 after responding to a gathering of between 200 and 400 people.

Orono sends bill to The Grove for police costs of breaking up April party

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 09, 2015, at 1:06 p.m.
A bill for the costs associated with multiple law enforcement agencies responding to an out-of-control party in April has been sent to the management of the town’s largest apartment complex, according to the chief of police. The Grove on Monday was issued a bill for $737.37 for …
Pat LaMarche, Green Party leader, protests in front of the Bangor Police Department in response to a Facebook post the department made last week about warning residents against donating money to panhandlers.

Pat LaMarche wants Bangor police to apologize for panhandle post

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 08, 2015, at 1:34 p.m.
A dozen people joined Green Party leader Pat LaMarche on the sidewalk in front of the police station Monday to protest a Bangor Police Department Facebook post last week that asked residents to avoid giving money to people panhandling. “When you beg for money and beg for …
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Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service closed North Guilford Road in Monson while searching for Robert Burton, who is wanted for murder. They found a stolen pick-up truck near 451 North Guilford Road.

Police comb towns in Piscataquis County for man wanted in Parkman homicide

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 08, 2015, at 10:23 a.m.
MONSON | Law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies spent much of Monday searching four towns in Piscataquis County for a local man wanted by police in connection with the homicide of his ex-girlfriend last week. The search for Robert Burton, 38, who is wanted for murder, was expected to …
John Bapst Headmaster Melvin MacKay III (left) thanks Gov. Paul LePage after he spoke at the high school's Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday in this image taken from the live stream of the graduation ceremony.

‘If it is to be, it is up to me’: Gov. LePage tells John Bapst graduates

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 07, 2015, at 5:34 p.m.
BANGOR | Gov. Paul LePage thanked the teachers of John Bapst Memorial High school for their dedication to the graduating class during the 2015 Commencement Ceremony, and encouraged the students to use what they have to make their own way. “All I can give you as graduates is these …
Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse member Robert "JR" West (left) hands the red ribbon to Gov. Paul LePage (center) during the opening ceremony of the new facility in Bangor in this November 2012 file photo. West was struck and killed in downtown Bangor last week while crossing Hammond Street in front of Mexicali Blues. Funeral arrangements have been made for West, who may be buried in the city's General Assistance plot in Mt. Hope Cemetery if no family steps forward.

Memorial service planned for homeless pedestrian killed downtown

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 07, 2015, at 2:13 p.m.
BANGOR | The funeral for a homeless man struck and killed a week ago in downtown Bangor will be paid for by the city — if no family steps forward — and is planned for sometime next week, according to the Rev. Stan Moody, a senior pastor at Columbia …
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Green Party leader Pat LaMarche in this 2007 BDN file photo.

Pat LaMarche to panhandle in protest of Bangor police Facebook post

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 07, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
Green Party leader Pat LaMarche, a political activist, author and homeless shelter staffer, has taken offense to a Thursday morning post on Bangor Police Department’s Facebook page about panhandling and, in protest, she will be out in front of the station panhandling Monday morning. She’s calling the …
U.S. Army veteran Henry Wyman, a medic from 1943-45, speaks to Boy Scout Troop 1 on Saturday at the Maine Veterans Home about his experience as a medic on Omaha Beach.  Troop 1 members Ethan Anderson, Nick Luce, and Spencer Proctor (left to right) listen to Henry.

Brewer Army medic talks to Boy Scouts about D-day on anniversary

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 06, 2015, at 8:06 p.m.
BANGOR | Brewer resident Henry Wyman wasn’t one of the 160,000 soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day 71 years ago Saturday, he was an Army medic who helped treat the wounded. That was on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The following day he landed on Omaha Beach …
Dana Myrick, 57, was driving a 1985 Ford Mustang, which was hit twice in a three-car crash on Route 1A near Charles Drive on Saturday afternoon. The accident sent four people to the hospital.

Mustang hit twice in Holden accident that sent 4 to hospital

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 06, 2015, at 7:51 p.m.
Four people were taken to area hospitals after a three-car crash Saturday afternoon on Route 1A at the intersection of Charles Drive, which required the extrication of two people and closed the roadway for 1½ hours, Holden police Sgt. Gene Fizell said after the roadway reopened. Dana …
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Police: Parkman man wanted for questioning is considered ‘armed and dangerous’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 06, 2015, at 5:19 p.m.
Maine State Police on Saturday issued a BOLO — be on the lookout — for a Parkman man who they want to question about the homicide of his ex-girlfriend, and it states they believe he is armed and dangerous. Robert G. Burton, 38, is wanted by police …

Mustangs drive off in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 06, 2015, at 2:39 p.m.
Multiple Ford Mustangs leave Darling’s in Bangor.
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Coty Batten, organizer of the Coastal Mustang Cruise, gets into his 2008 Shelby Mustang, on Saturday just before leaving Darling's Ford in Bangor followed by more than a 100 other dating in age from the beginning of the muscle car up to the present day.

‘I love muscle cars’: Coastal Mustang Cruise hits the road

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 06, 2015, at 10:46 a.m.
BANGOR | As the Mustangs exited the parking lot of Darling’s Ford, heading out on the annual Coastal Mustang Cruise to benefit The House in the Woods for veterans, some drivers just had to burn a little rubber. The smiles on their faces most assuredly is why there is …
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Police seek man in connection with woman’s homicide in Parkman

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 05, 2015, at 10:17 a.m.
Police are looking for a man with a long history of domestic violence who may be connected with the homicide of his ex-girlfriend Friday morning. They are asking the public for help in locating him. Police want to question Robert G. Burton, 38, who lived with the …
Vapeway manager Carl Pillitteri uses his vaporizer while working at the vaping supply shop in Bangor on Tuesday.

Vapers oppose Bangor proposal to restrict e-cigarette use

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 04, 2015, at 5:25 a.m.
The drive took an hour and a half but the trip to the city’s new vape shop was worth it, according to Deer Isle residents Jacob Trundy and Sabrina Hutchinson. The couple quit smoking tobacco cigarettes a month ago in favor of using electronic cigarettes, known as …

Man who died at Old Town mill was delivering wood chips, fell into hopper

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 03, 2015, at 11:33 a.m.
Officials have released more details about the death of a contractor Tuesday afternoon at the Expera mill in Old Town. Mark Guay, 54, of Norridgewock was found dead at the mill when emergency responders arrived, Old Town police Capt. Lee Miller said in a Wednesday email. …
 
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