Nok-Noi Ricker

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A man looks up Congress Street in Portland while crossing in the snow on Feb. 9.

Massive storm expected to dump foot or more across the state

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 13, 2017, at 2:26 p.m.
“In Portland, they should see 13 to 14 inches. … The current total we have forecasted for the Bangor area is 16 inches.”
Ryan Witmer at Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor during his 2009 trial in the stabbing of his then-wife's boyfriend. He was found not guilty in that trial

Bangor man cleared in 2009 stabbing, charged Monday with five felonies

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 13, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
A local man who was cleared of trying to kill his estranged wife and her boyfriend in 2009 is again behind bars for domestic violence related crimes.
The Eastern Maine Carrier Annex Post Office is seen in Hampden Thursday.

Lawmakers seek to curb deadly shipments of fentanyl into Maine by US mail

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 10, 2017, at 7:32 p.m.
Maine is seeing more than one drug overdose death per day, and more than half are attributed to fentanyl, a lab-made opioid that is 50 times stronger than street heroin.
Sue Kim Coito

Body of missing Arundel woman found near home

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 10, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
The three-day search for a missing Arundel woman with Alzheimer’s disease, whose husband was found dead in their Campground Road home, ended Friday when her body was located less than 400 yards from her home, state police say.

Power restored after driver crashed into Old Town utility pole

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 10, 2017, at 10:58 a.m.
The driver of a truck who crashed into a utility pole on Main Street Thursday night was ejected from the vehicle and remains hospitalized.

Raymond man crashes into bus while it was dropping off students

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 10, 2017, at 9:01 a.m.
No children were injured in the crash.

The battle between two ride-sharing giants comes to Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 10, 2017, at 7:13 a.m.
A driver displays Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs in his car windscreen in Santa Monica, California, U.S., May 23, 2016.

The battle between two ride-sharing giants comes to Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 09, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
A second on-demand transportation company has arrived in town to offer rides to locals who use their cellphones to order and pay.
A thriving marijuana plant is seen at a grow operation in Denver, Colorado.

Marijuana legalization another recruitment barrier for Maine Guard

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 08, 2017, at 5:17 p.m.
Recruiters for the Maine National Guard worry that the legalization of marijuana in Maine will hurt enlistment efforts.

Homeless woman arrested, accused of threatening Bangor group with a handgun

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 07, 2017, at 4:07 p.m.
“The victims state that she told them to, ‘Give me everything you have,’ as she held them at gunpoint.”
Police are looking for information about this woman, who they say robbed the Wal-Mart store Monday night.

Bangor police looking for female Wal-Mart robbery suspect

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 07, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
Police have posted pictures of a woman who reportedly robbed the local Wal-Mart store Monday night and her get-away vehicle, Sgt. Tim Cotton said Tuesday on the department’s Facebook page.
A Belfast man died Monday afternoon when his pickup struck collided with an oil tanker truck on Route 3, sending the oil truck into a bog. No oil leaked, troopers said.

Belfast man, 70, identified in fatal crash with oil truck in Liberty

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 07, 2017, at 7:23 a.m.
A Belfast man died Monday afternoon when his pickup struck an oil tanker truck on Route 3, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said late Monday.
Senator Susan Collins, center, was presented with the Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Congressional Award on Friday. Collins is a life member of VFW Auxiliary Post 9389 in Caribou.

Maine VFW members go to Washington D.C. for Collins award

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 06, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
“I submitted her name because of the fact she’s backed vets for a long, long time. She’s a veteran advocate and she’s dedicated.”
Former state Rep. Susan Morissette.

Former state representative from Winslow found ‘safe and sound’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 06, 2017, at 10:42 a.m.
Susan Morissette, who was last seen Saturday leaving for lunch with a friend, was found “safe and sound” in Sidney on Monday morning.
Former state Rep. Susan Morissette of Winslow.

Former state representative from Winslow last seen leaving for lunch with a friend

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 06, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
Susan Morissette left her home around 1 30 p.m. Saturday driving a White Jeep Cherokee to have lunch with a friend in Waterville.
Maiysha Somers-Jones

Fire that killed three in Old Town still under investigation 4 months later

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 03, 2017, at 1:53 p.m.
Friends of the family question why the investigation is taking so long.
Troy McVey appears in court for his arraignment to be charged with the murder of a man in Hollywood, with his lawyer Arthur P. Lindars, in Los Angeles, California January 21, 2015.

Former Maine man sentenced to 16 years in death of homeless man in Hollywood

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 02, 2017, at 4:47 p.m.
Troy T. McVey, 24, was convicted of fatally shooting transient Richard Miller, 52, just before midnight on Jan. 4, 2015.

Orono residents to choose town council, school board March 14

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 02, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
Five people are running for two town council seats and two others are running unopposed for open positions on the school board in the upcoming March 14 election.
Bangor policeman Jason McAmbley, the department's community relations officer, talks Wednesday about the city's new pilot Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program that will assist some drug users who commit low-level, nonviolent crimes with resources designed to help stabilize their lives, instead of sending them to jail. Also pictured are Gretchen Ziemer, criminal justice coordinator for Health Equity Alliance, and Kenney Miller, executive director of the alliance, which successfully applied for funding for the LEAD program.

New Bangor program seeks to help drug users rather than put them in jail

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 02, 2017, at 1:24 p.m.
“The most important thing is to help folks be stable and healthy.”

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.