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Local News – June 5, 2015

Gateway Center (Trenton) – The long promised Acadia National visitor center in Trenton will likely be a lot smaller than first planned. The Gateway Center currently houses a bus garage, built several years ago for about $8-million dollars. Planners designed the rest of the $20-million dollar project, but no federal funding has come forth, and […]

Man crashes Corvette in to partner’s home

The State Police involvement started in Litchfield last night at the home of a local man where Munson was acting irrationally and threatening. Troopers Seth Allen and Clayton Peckham located the ‘Vette and began chasing it on Route 126. At one point Munson did a 180 turn and rammed Allen’s cruiser and then struck Peckham’s. […]

Kennebunk fisherman pleads guilty, is sentenced for multiple tax frauds

From the Maine Attorney General’s Office:  Attorney General Janet Mills announced today that Brian Morse, 54, of Kennebunk, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve two years in prison for Failing to File and Pay Maine Income Taxes for 2006 to 2008 and 2010, all Class C offenses.  This was Morse’s third conviction for violating Maine’s […]

UPDATE: 54 year old man dead in Ogunquit fire

UPDATE: The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the victim of this morning’s fire in Ogunquit is 54 year old Mark Barnard. His body was found in his bedroom. Fire Investigators say the fire that destroyed his apartment started from a frying pan left on the stove.  The apartment , located over a garage attached to […]

Monroe woman uses machete, car to destroy family member’s property

A Monroe woman is charged with allegedly using a machete and vehicle to destroy a residence of family member on the Jackson Road in her town of residence in mid May. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reports they responded to a complaint of a woman destroying property at around 7:30pm on May 18. Police say […]

Local News – June 4, 2015

Hospital Affiliation (Ellsworth) – No opposition this week to a plan to bring Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth under the umbrella of Eastern Maine Health Systems. The Ellsworth American reports a public hearing with the Department of Health and Human Services drew only support for the proposed merger. The hospitals say by having EMHS […]

Lamoine woodsman places high at competition

From Unity College: A Unity College woodsman will compete for a national woodsman’s championship after placing high in a regional competition at Dartmouth College last weekend. At the Stihl Challenge for the Northeast Region on Friday, April 24, Blake Wilder ‘15, of Lamoine, Maine, recorded the fastest time in the chain saw contest on 16-inch […]

Wales man found guilty of manslaughter, gross sexual assault

From the Maine Warden Service:  On May 22, 2015, Mr. Christopher Austin (43) of Wales, plead guilty to Manslaughter in Androscoggin County Superior Court. He was sentenced to two-and-one-half years in jail. Austin’s plea was the result of charges brought against him for the fatal shooting of Gerard Parent when he misidentified Parent as a […]

Northport man allegedly chokes partner, throws phone to prevent call for help

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: On Tuesday June 2, 2015 at approximately 2145 hours the  Waldo County Dispatch Center received a 911 call indicating a  disturbance was occurring in Northport on the Beach Hill  Road. Sgt. James Greeley and Deputy Dan Thompson  responded to the call. When deputies arrived they were approached by the […]

Former Maranacook High student arrested for impersonating a police officer

From Maine State Police: State Police have charged a former student of Maranacook High School with impersonating a police officer after he showed a badge and a gun and talked his way into a post-game meeting of the school’s boy’s lacrosse team. School officials later called State Police about the incident and Troopers arrested 19 […]