Aroostook

 
Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou was last seen in Caribou on Saturday, July 15. State Police have now issued a Silver Alert in hopes of locating Thibodeau, who is believed to be driving
a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number 638A.

Maine State Police issue Silver Alert for missing reverend

on July 21, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Thibodeau is believed to be driving a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number is 638A.
Clement Thibodeau

Police seek help in finding missing Caribou priest

By Judy Harrison on July 19, 2017, at 8:06 p.m.
Caribou police are seeking the public’s help in locating the Rev. Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou. He drives a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox.
Anthony Lord (right) enters a courtroom for his first appearance before Justice Ann Murray on Sept. 14, 2015, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

Man who killed 2, wounded 3 in 2015 rampage pleads guilty

By Judy Harrison on July 19, 2017, at 5:02 p.m.
Anthony Lord, 37, of Crystal pleaded guilty to two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, theft of firearms and eluding an officer.

Anti-Islam leaflets left on cars in Presque Isle

on July 19, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
The “Camel’s in the Tent” alleges that Muslims are secretly plotting a worldwide “takeover” and offers what experts say is an inaccurate and stereotype-filled perspective on the creation of Islam and its modern practice.

Portage Lake ATV Club annual chicken barbecue

on July 19, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.

Bothersome bears on police and warden radar in The County

on July 19, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
“People are wanting to fire a gun in the air to scare them away. We don’t recommend that. Those bullets do come back down eventually.”

Fort Kent councilors vote to stop flying banners that ‘dishonor’ U.S. flag

on July 19, 2017, at 8:31 a.m.
Councilor Joey Ouellette, who served in the United States Marine Corps, said during the last regular council meeting that the banners are not accurate because they do not depict the flag in mirror image on either side.
A 1998 Buick Regal driven by a 16-year-old from Washburn was nearly split in two when it struck a large tree head on along New Dunntown Road in Wade. State police said that speed was a factor in the crash and that the driver was seriously injured.

Wade man pulls seriously injured teen from fiery car wreckage

By Dawn Gagnon on July 15, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.
A 16-year-old driver from Washburn lost control of the 1998 Buick Regal he was driving and struck a large tree head on. The car burst into flames, and the impact was so severe the vehicle was nearly split in half.
Robert Craig, 81, wears headphones to better hear the proceedings in his murder trial in Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on Friday, July 14. Craig was found guilty of intentional or knowing murder for the July 2016 slaying of 86-year-old Leo Corriveau of Presque Isle.

Florida octogenarian guilty of murdering 86-year-old Presque Isle man

By Jen Lynds on July 14, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
Robert Craig, 81, of Clearwater, Florida, was emotionless as the jury forewoman announced the verdict.
Dan Ennis, a Maliseet elder of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, reflects on his childhood growing up in Caribou in the 1940s and '50s.

From the reservation to Caribou, part 2

By Kathryn Olmstead on July 13, 2017, at 3:50 p.m.
In 1941, the family settled in French Flat, the only Indian family in a neighborhood near the Aroostook River where most adults spoke only French.
Defense attorney Stephen Smith talks to his client, Robert Craig (seated, in white shirt) as co-defense attorney John Tebbetts listens.

Octogenarian tells jurors he killed 86-year-old because he was ‘afraid for his life’

By Jen Lynds on July 13, 2017, at 1:53 p.m.
The state rested its case Thursday shortly after playing recordings of phone conversations from jail in which an 81-year-old accused of killing another octogenarian disparaged the victim and admitted that he “just snapped.”
FORT KENT, Maine -- 07/13/17 -- Maya Linnell, 23, of Fort Kent died on July 10 from injuries she suffered in a crash with a moose on Interstate 95 early July 8.

Family plans memorial for young woman who died following moose crash

on July 13, 2017, at 11:35 a.m.
The mother of 23-year-old Maya Linnell said Thursday that the family is finding solace in that she was able to hang on long enough to donate organs to save others.
Robert Craig (in white shirt with suspenders) walks into Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on Wednesday for the start of his murder trial.

Octogenarian on trial for murder claims self-defense

By Jen Lynds on July 12, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Craid said he killed his 86-year-old friend in self-defense after a fight broke out between the two.

Houlton residents ask council to let voters decide pot ordinance

By Jen Lynds, Staff Writer on July 12, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
“People haven’t had a chance to weigh in on this, which is driving controversy and discussion around it.”

State names 3 finalists in school consolidation pilot project

By Nick McCrea on July 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Three groups of Maine schools, representing districts that are struggling with declining enrollment and flagging finances, are vying for state support to create new, creative models for consolidation.
Robert Craig

Jury set, octogenarian murder trial to start Wednesday

By Jen Lynds on July 11, 2017, at 6:46 p.m.
Robert Craig, 81, of Clearwater, Florida, is charged with killing 86-year-old Leo Corriveau on July 21, 2016, at Corriveau’s Presque Isle home.
As snow begins to fall, an Amish man in a horse-drawn buggy carrying furniture heads east on Academy Street in Presque Isle in December 2015.

Complaints over horse manure prompt County officials to discuss issue with Amish

By Anthony Brino on July 11, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
A number of residents have called the city to complain about the droppings left by horses hauling Amish buggies to Presque Isle from Easton and Fort Fairfield.
Robert Craig

Jury selection begins in octogenarian murder trial

By Jen Lynds on July 10, 2017, at 6:31 p.m.
Several potential jurors were dismissed for medical reasons or because they said they could not be impartial.

Fort Kent woman seriously hurt after crashing into moose on I-95

By Nick McCrea on July 10, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
A Fort Kent woman is in critical condition after she struck a moose on Interstate 95 near Howland early Saturday morning.

Amish buggy riders, horse survive accident with truck in Presque Isle

on July 05, 2017, at 4:09 p.m.
“One of the reins that Glick used to steer the horse let go for an unknown reason, and the horse and buggy went through all four lanes of traffic.”