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A South China woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Madison.

Maine woman suffers serious injuries in single-vehicle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 09, 2016, at 5:52 p.m.
A South China woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday when the minivan she was driving left Route 201, struck a driveway and then went airborne before rolling over several times.
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Over the last several years, the number of public health nurses has been cut in half.

Maine has sliced the ranks of nurses who prevent outbreaks, help drug-affected babies

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 09, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
The LePage administration, which has not publicized the cuts, had the money to fill the positions.
New England Steam Corp. begins the process of moving the locomotive Maine Central No. 470 to Hancock, where it hopes to refurbish it and put it back on the tracks, on Monday in Waterville.

What it takes to get a 92-year-old steam locomotive back on the tracks

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 09, 2016, at 1 a.m.
After sitting by the side of College Avenue for decades, an old steam locomotive once again is on the move.
Three men who plan to be priests in Maine walked from Lewiston to Bangor to promote vocations in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. Seminarians Liam Gallagher (left) and Dennis Fitts (center), along with Rev. Seamus Griesbach lead the group of teens on their walk to Bangor on Friday.

Pilgrimage across Maine strengthens faith of 3 priests-to-be

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 07, 2016, at 9:43 a.m.
Three men who plan to be priests in Maine walked from Lewiston to Bangor to promote vocations in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Police identify man who crashed stolen truck in Eliot

By Foster's Daily Democrat on Aug. 07, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
A Farmington man who crashed an allegedly stolen pickup truck in Eliot is recovering from injuries and will face charges.
Maine Central Institute Headmaster Christopher J. Hopkins (left) and board of trustees President Norbert Young Jr. announce Saturday the school's 150th anniversary capital campaign and an anonymous $1 million pledge.

MCI marks 150th anniversary celebration with $1 million pledge

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 06, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
Maine Central Institute launched a $6.5 million capital campaign on Saturday.
A flyer is circulating about a girl who is said to be missing. According to the flyer, Kyara Severson, 16, was last seen in Pittston on Thursday.

Family seeks help in finding girl last seen in Pittston

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 06, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
The family of a missing teenager is seeking the public’s help in finding her.

Ex-clerk at DA’s office to serve 16 months, repay $60,000 for theft

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 05, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
A former clerk at the Somerset County district attorney’s office was sentenced Friday to three years in prison with all but 16 months suspended in connection with the theft of more than $90,000, much of which was intended to reimburse crime victims.
Joshua Houle, 20, of Anson suffered serious injuries when the 1996 Dodge Intrepid he was driving left the roadway and crashed into a large tree.

Anson man seriously injured in single-vehicle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on July 31, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
The vehicle struck a utility pole and then several trees before coming to rest about 400 feet from the road.
Michael Bokun

New York man fatally shot in Rangeley

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 29, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
Michael Bokun, 29, “died from a gunshot wound to the chest,” according to the state medical examiner’s office.

Skowhegan man accused of sexually assaulting teen girl

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
A local man is facing multiple sex assault charges after a search warrant resulted in his arrest on Friday, according to police.

Officials: Crash near construction area slows I-95 traffic

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
Traffic on Interstate 95 was snarled Friday afternoon by an accident near a construction site, according to officials.
Rusty Grignon

Somerset County authorities seeking alleged assault suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2016, at 8 a.m.
Sheriff’s deputies are actively looking for a man allegedly responsible for an assault last weekend.

Rangeley incident leaves one person dead, two injured

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
A man is dead and two others injured after a confrontation at a home early Thursday morning.

Skowhegan man accused of threatening man with knife

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 26, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
A local man was arrested on Monday after allegedly threatening a family member with a knife, according to Skowhegan police.

Skowhegan man accused of trying to grab officer’s firearm

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 25, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
A local man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly attempted to grab a police officer’s firearm during a struggle Saturday.

Man steals drugs from Rite Aid pharmacy in Naples

By Christopher Burns on July 23, 2016, at 8:50 a.m.
A man robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy in Naples Friday evening, making off with an undisclosed amount of drugs.
Larry Swett

Anson man arrested in connection with hit and run

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 22, 2016, at 4:02 p.m.
Larry Swett of Anson is accused of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.

More plead guilty to charges stemming from Dexter drug ring

By Judy Harrison on July 20, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Four more people charged in connection with a drug distribution ring that allegedly operated in the Dexter area for a dozen years pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to drug conspiracy charges.
Ashley Boivin

Police: Woman arrested in connection with Waterville stabbing

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 20, 2016, at 1:43 p.m.
A local woman has been arrested in connection with stabbing that sent one man to the hospital Tuesday evening, police said.