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Robert Craig

Florida man, 81, expected to plead guilty to manslaughter in Presque Isle murder

By Joshua Archer, Presque Isle Star-Herald on March 29, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
Robert Craig, indicted on a murder charge for allegedly strangling his 86-year-old neighbor last summer, will plead guilty to manslaughter.
A winding, low-speed police chase through downtown Belfast and surrounding side streets came to an end around 9 a.m. Monday, when the driver of the white Volvo crashed into a light pole and got stuck. Police say the driver damaged several police cruisers during the pursuit.

Winterport woman charged following bizarre Belfast police chase

By Nick McCrea on March 29, 2017, at 5:53 p.m.
Police charged Rebecca Hills with eluding a police officer, operating under the influence, refusing to submit to arrest and more.
Vince Lombardi Trophy on display during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center.

Patriots’ Super Bowl trophy coming to Cross Insurance Center

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 29, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
The trophy is coming to Bangor in response to an invitation city officials in Bangor, Brewer and Portland extended in February.
Clarence Corson

Man charged with driving drunk after police chase near Hampden Academy

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 29, 2017, at 3:13 p.m.
Clarence Corson, 49, was charged with six crimes after the chase along Western Avenue, also known as Route 9.
LIFE DOWNEAST

Of Sea and Cloud …Book Review

on March 29, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
Michael Bruce of Fort Fairfield follows through on a shot during the Northeast regional qualifying round of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships last fall at Brookline (Massachusetts) Country Club. The 9-year-old won his age group and on Sunday will compete in the national finals at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, site of the Masters Tournament.

9-year-old Mainer to play at historic Augusta National Golf Club

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 29, 2017, at 2:10 p.m.
Michael Bruce of Fort Fairfield will be representing Maine in the national Drive, Chip and Putt championships at Augusta National Golf Club.
Community
A group working to rebuild and reopen the former Milbridge Theater recently received a $2,000 donation from Wyman's of Maine.

Milbridge Theatre project gets support from Wyman’s

By Johanna S. Billings on March 29, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Gorillaz, !!!, Bleached and Perfume Genius on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 29, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
New tunes from Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some Britpop classics from the year 1994.
CULTURE SHOCK

The first trailer for the new “IT” movie just dropped, and it’s terrifying

on March 29, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
Waldo County District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau delivered opening arguments at Waldo County Superior Court, Jan. 7, 2011.

LePage taps longtime prosecutor to become district court judge

By Christopher Cousins on March 29, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has nominated the district attorney for four coastal counties to serve as a Maine District Court judge.

Sanford man previously convicted of assault sentenced for gun possession

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 29, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
A Sanford man who was convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence crime in 2010 that barred him from having guns was sentenced for felony gun possession Tuesday in federal court, according to a news release issued by the office of acting U.S. Attorney Richard W. Murphy.
Community

23rd Annual HOPE Festival: “Creating the Future: Art and Social Change”

By amy hughes on March 29, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
Cumberland County Jail

Cumberland County inmate, 26, has died

By Jake Bleiberg on March 29, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
He was not on suicide watch when the incident occurred but was being held in “disciplinary segregation” after contacting the alleged victim.
Steve White, partner in Front Street Shipyard and owner of Brooklin Boat Yard, lives in a house docked at the Front Street Shipyard in Belfast.

Maine town bans floating structures, but don’t call them houseboats

By Abigail Adams on March 29, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
Edgecomb residents voted unanimously to adopt a temporary ban on floating structures during a special town meeting Monday. The Edgecomb Planning Board has six months to a year before it will need to consider an application for a floating structure.

Woman tries to mow down police officers with car near Capitol Hill

By Ian Simpson, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 10:59 a.m.
U.S. Capitol Police officers opened fire after a woman drove into a police cruiser near the Capitol and then tried to run over officers on Wednesday.
David McKenzie, 40, of Bangor signs a petition outside the garage at Pickering Square in Bangor, Jan. 13, 2016.

Lawmakers blast Maine casino bid after lobbyist admits offshore backing

By Michael Shepherd on March 29, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
“I would just say that if the government of Laos thinks you’re corrupt, we have a major problem,” Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason said.
POLL QUESTION
Garry Godfrey

Maine man taken off transplant list for using medical marijuana

By CBS 13 on March 29, 2017, at 10:04 a.m.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit Maine hospitals from doing that, even though one local hospital said there are medical reasons to disqualify patients who use marijuana.

Woman accused of stealing coat, phones from students touring Bangor PD

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 29, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.
A review of the video surveillance cameras showed the Old Town woman had stopped by to station to pick up a court summons for an earlier theft and had rummaged through the children’s coats.
A tall statue representing Uncle Sam stands outside a tax preparation office in New York

Even Republicans think the rich aren’t paying their fair share in taxes, but …

By Jeff Guo, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan want to slash taxes mostly for the wealthy, but most Americans think the wealthy already pay too little.
The British Union flag is seen flying in front of the Big Ben clocktower at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Jan. 18, 2016.

The clock starts ticking on Brexit

By Griff Witte, Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
A little over nine months after British voters chose to withdraw from the European Union, Britain took a decisive — and likely irreversible — step Wednesday toward leaving a partnership that has bound the country to the continent for nearly half a century.