Tony Reaves

Universal Desk Editor


Report: Four state troopers go to house after call of screams, find pigs in heat

By Tony Reaves on Feb. 04, 2014, at 6:25 a.m.
CHINA | Police responding to a call reporting screams at a China home Jan. 27 didn’t find a domestic violence situation, as a neighbor had feared when she called 911 to report the noise. The Kennebec Journal reports that instead, four Maine state troopers arrived to find a happy …

Report: Pittsfield substitute teacher fired for calling students ‘stupid’

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 31, 2014, at 6:56 a.m.
A substitute art teacher was fired last week after fourth-graders at Vickery School said she called them ‘stupid,’ ‘ignorant’ and ‘retarded,’ according to a report in the Morning Sentinel. School Administrative District 53 Superintendent Dominic DePatsy told the Morning Sentinel that the woman was a substitute teacher, …
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Bangor man reported missing found dead in wooded area

By Ryan McLaughlin and Tony Reaves on Jan. 29, 2014, at 5:51 a.m.
A man whose family reported him missing Tuesday was found dead Tuesday evening in a wooded area, according to a release from Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey. John H. Eaton Jr., 51, a resident of Husson Avenue, was found at around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday after a Bangor …

Report: Hope Elementary School closed Monday

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 27, 2014, at 6:45 a.m.
Hope Elementary School is closed Monday due to burst pipes, according to WABI. There was no word on whether the school would be open again Tuesday.

Report: Most of spilled oil in Hebron school leaked into wetlands

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 24, 2014, at 7:03 a.m.
The Department of Environmental Protection says that most of the 1,950 gallons of heating oil that spilled at a Hebron school last month has leaked into nearby wetlands, according to a report in the Sun Journal. On Dec. 25, a C.N. Brown driver went to Hebron Station …

Report: Man crawls more than 2 miles after breaking leg in snowmobile crash

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 22, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
MEXICO | A man who broke his leg in a snowmobile accident crawled 2½ miles to get help last week, according to a report in the Sun Journal. Nicholas Brown, 57, told the Sun Journal he was coming back from the clubhouse of the Mexico Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, of …

Wind chill temps dip to 40 below in parts of Maine, weather service urges precautions

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 22, 2014, at 6:46 a.m.
CARIBOU | The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning Wednesday morning in northwestern Maine, including Fort Kent, Allagash and Rangeley, where temps already as cold as 30 below could feel like 40 below with the wind chill. Throughout the state, the weather service urges wearing protective …

Scary video shows how treacherous Bangor roads were Saturday

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 13, 2014, at 1:46 p.m.
Reader Meghan Pojasek of Bangor sent us this video, shot Saturday morning, of a car trying to climb Kenduskeag Avenue when the state was covered in a sheet of ice. Pojasek said the incident, which luckily ended without a collision, took place at around 10 a.m. Saturday. She said several cars …

Report: Camp burns in Aurora

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 02, 2014, at 7:16 a.m.
Firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday night in the Hancock County town of Aurora, WFVX is reporting. The station described the building as a vacant camp on the intersection of Route 179 and Giles Pond Road. Aurora Fire Chief Bill Cook told the station that fire hydrants …

Veterans remember Bill Knight on social media

By Tony Reaves on Dec. 26, 2013, at 11:34 a.m.
In response to the passing of troop greeter Bill Knight, veterans and their family members have taken to social media to remember the World War II veteran, who estimated in 2011 he’d shaken hands more than a half-million troops leaving for or returning from the war in the Middle East. On …

Emergency shelters and warming centers

By Tony Reaves on Dec. 24, 2013, at 6:32 a.m.
Androscoggin County: Lewiston High School – American Red Cross Emergency Shelter Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter Lewiston, 156 East Avenue American Red Cross Emergency Shelter – Pet Friendly; Will open at 5 PM.   Androscoggin County: Oak Hill Middle School Community Shelter Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter Sabattus, 40 Ballpark Road Community …

Maine turnpike service plazas will offer free coffee over Christmas eve, New Year’s Eve

By Tony Reaves on Dec. 23, 2013, at 6:12 a.m.
PORTLAND | As thousands travel through the night on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the Maine Turnpike Authority is encouraging drivers to make stops to rest and stay alert. From 10 p.m. Christmas Eve to 5 a.m. Christmas Day, and repeating the same hours a week later on …

Report: Levant man arrested after standoff at his home

By Tony Reaves on Dec. 11, 2013, at 7:11 a.m.
A man was arrested on Mudgett Road early Wednesday morning following a standoff, WABI reports. Gary Bouchard, 40, of Levant was charged with domestic violence criminal threatening, domestic violence terrorizing. criminal threatening and creating a police standoff, the report said. The standoff began at around 8:30 p.m. …
The University of Maine football players cheer <a href="">as they learn of their postseason berth in the upcoming NCAA Tourney.</a>  Players staff and fans gathered at the Memorial Union in Orono to watch the television broadcast Sunday morning.

NCAA playoffs, Boy Scouts and turkeys

By Tony Reaves on Nov. 25, 2013, at 1:12 p.m.

2,800 lose power in Piscataquis, Penobscot counties

By Tony Reaves on Nov. 05, 2013, at 7:40 a.m.
BANGOR — About 2,800 Bangor Hydro customers lost power Tuesday morning, according to a release from the energy company. Customers in towns including Enfield, Howland, Lowell, Passadumkeag and Greenbush lost power because of a problem at a substation, the release said. The cause is under investigation, Bangor Hydro said, and …

Michaud’s colleagues, political opponents, commentators respond to announcement

on Nov. 04, 2013, at 10:28 a.m.
Reactions from Maine and nationwide have been coming in since Rep. Mike Michaud’s announcement that he is gay. Gov. LePage adviser Brent Littlefield In an interview today, Gov. Paul LePage’s top political adviser told the BDN: “I’m not even going to give a ‘no comment.’” Eliot Cutler “This is an entirely …

Report: Thousands riot, 5 arrested at UNH after Sox win

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 31, 2013, at 8:14 a.m.
DURHAM, N.H. — Thousands of University of New Hampshire students rioted and five were arrested following the Red Sox victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, according to a report on Seacoast Online. According to the report, about 3,000 students gathered in downtown Durham on Wednesday night …
The copper top to the Bangor Public Library dome is inspected before it is lifted into place early Friday morning.

New copper dome lifted into place at Bangor Public Library

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 25, 2013, at 8:52 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The copper top to the Bangor Public Library dome will by lifted into place Friday. Watch for updates.
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Uzumcu speaks during a news conference in The Hague October 9, 2013. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the destruction's of Syria's arsenal, won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said October 11.

Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Balazs Koranyi and Alister Doyle, Reuters on Oct. 11, 2013, at 7:44 a.m.
OSLO — The global chemical weapons watchdog charged with overseeing destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile during a civil war won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a relatively small organisation with a modest budget, dispatched its experts after a …
<a href="">Tourists walk along sand beach in early September at Acadia National Park.</a>

Coyotes, football and field hockey

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 01, 2013, at 1:03 p.m.
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