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Sheriff breaks up party after report of underage drinking, 18 charged

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Sept. 19, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 50-year-old man and summoned six adults and 11 juveniles at a party on Main Street in Whitefield on Saturday night.

Charges dismissed against Maine man accused of sexual assault

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 16, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
Lawrence Denning was indicted in March on 11 counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact and two counts of unlawful sexual touching.

Maine woman pleads guilty to stealing $140,000 from eye doctor

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 16, 2016, at 5:17 p.m.
Carolyn J. Saunders, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of theft or embezzlement.

Longtime Rockland lawyer surrenders license over fraud claims

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 16, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
An attorney has surrendered her license amid allegations that she mismanaged an elderly client’s finances and submitted a false application for the woman to receive state assistance.
Rashad R. Newsome

New York man sentenced for role in Maine drug trafficking ring

By J.W. Oliver on Sept. 15, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
A New York man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for trafficking cocaine and heroin in Lincoln County.
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC., as seen on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

Lincoln Paper executives took millions instead of restarting mill, creditors claim

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
The lawsuit alleges that company officials fraudulently pocketed millions of dollars rather than repair a damaged boiler that was key to the mill’s profitability.

Man to serve 15 years for armed robberies that netted more than $40,000

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 15, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
A New Hampshire man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 15 years in prison for the armed robberies of three banks and a credit union last year.
Robert Craig

Florida man, 80, indicted in strangling death of Presque Isle resident

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 14, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
VAN BUREN | An 80-year-old Florida man accused of strangling to death his 86-year-old Presque Isle neighbor has been indicted on a murder charge by the Aroostook County grand jury. Robert Craig of Clearwater, Florida was among the indictments handed down by the grand jury on Sept. 9, according …

Ex-bikers’ club president gets nearly 16 years for role in cocaine ring

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
Richard Szpyt was sentenced Monday to 15 years and nine months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
University of Maine football player Micah Wright.

UMaine football player pleads guilty to civil violation

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Micah Wright, 20, of Newark, New York, paid a $300 fine.

Motion to dismiss sexual abuse case against former Biddeford police officer denied

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on Sept. 12, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
Lauzon accused Stephen Dodd of sexually abusing him when he was 13 or 14, when Dodd was serving on the Biddeford police force.
Henry A. Eichman

Teacher at Brunswick Catholic school charged with sex crimes involving children

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 12, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
A man who founded the Midcoast Youth Theater is scheduled to appear to face charges including sexual exploitation of a child under 12.
It has been more than two years since the Goose River Grocery & Trading Post on Swan Lake Avenue caught fire and more than a year since police arrested the man who claimed to own the store and charged him with arson and insurance deception.

Accused arsonist sues insurance company for fire damage money

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 10, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
It has been more than two years since the Goose River Grocery & Trading Post on Swan Lake Avenue caught fire and more than a year since police arrested the man who claimed to own the store and charged him with arson and insurance deception.
David Jack

Man who served time for 1995 stabbing behind bars again for 14 sex crimes

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 09, 2016, at 7:31 p.m.
A local man who spent years behind bars for stabbing another man in 1995 is now facing more than a dozen charges for alleged sexual crimes against a 9-year-old girl and possession of sexually explicit materials involving minors.

Calais man arrested in Canada after crossing border river on air mattress

By Mike Landry, Telegraph-Journal on Sept. 09, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.
John Bennett pleaded guilty to violating Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Man to serve 7 years on sex charge involving 13-year-old

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 09, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
A Winterport man pleaded guilty Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to unlawful sexual contact involving a child under the age of 14.

Former Aroostook man indicted on sex charges in Alabama case

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 09, 2016, at 3:14 p.m.
An Aroostook County native and former petting zoo employee has been indicted on multiple counts of child sex abuse after he was arrested in late April in Florence, Alabama.
Snowmaking returned to Big Squaw Mountain near Greenville in 2014 as two used snow guns purchased from a resort in upstate New York were fired up on Dec. 8.

State sues owner of Big Squaw Mountain ski resort over deteriorating conditions

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 09, 2016, at 2:51 p.m.
The state claims the owner used the property to secure more than $4 million in loans but failed to use that money to reopen the ski lift, trails and lodge.
The city of Brewer has foreclosed on the property at 91 Longmeadow Drive after the homeowner failed to pay her 2013 property taxes.

Court date on notorious Brewer home with history of disturbances postponed

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 09, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
“The parties are negotiating, and my understanding is we’re close to a settlement.”
Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks with the media next to her boyfriend Ted Wilbur (not pictured) outside their home in Fort Kent, Maine, Oct. 31, 2014.

Judge tosses Kaci Hickox’s civil rights claims against Gov. Chris Christie over Ebola quarantine

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 09, 2016, at 10:38 a.m.
“I am glad that I will get my day in court,” Kaci Hickox said.