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PARIS — A man found dead after a gunfight with police in Mexico on Sunday had an extensive, violent criminal history dating back over 35 years, according to court documents. On Monday, Maine State Police identified Steven Piirainen, 52, of Paris as the individual found dead in ...
Christopher Crosby, Staff Writer • Oxford Hills •
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
NEW SHARON — A local man was charged early Tuesday after a woman reported that he had assaulted her. Jeffrey S. Lane, 19, of New Sharon was arrested on a felony charge of domestic violence aggravated assault, Franklin County sheriff's Lt. David Rackliffe said Tuesday. Lane is ... 2
LEWISTON — In an emotional request that was rejected, Auburn parent Megan Parks asked the Lewiston School Committee to allow her special-needs son to attend Geiger Elementary School this fall. Parks was told the decision rested with Superintendent Bill Webster, not the committe... 11
LOVELL — Maine State Police and the Oxford County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl Tuesday. There is "no indication at this time of anything suspicious," Sheriff Wayne Gallant said. Gallant said Capt. Christopher Wainwright and Lt. Thomas Harri...
MEXICO — The Paris man who died in Mexico following a standoff with police Sunday night was killed by gunshot wounds to the neck and chest, according to a news release by the Attorney General's Office. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said that the gunshot wounds found on Ste...
Roger J. Bisson's wife waited on hold with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services one day last month for two hours before she heard the telltale "click." "They hung up on us," said Bisson of Topsham, whose severely disabled adult daughter was nearly cut from MaineCare last month... 15
Lindsay Tice, Staff Writer • Lewiston-Auburn •
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm
MADISON— A Pittsfield man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot. Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt had the mug shot from his June arrest printed on the orange shirt, along with the words, "Spon... 1
The Associated Press • Maine •
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 12:02 pm
FARMINGTON — The following were recently booked at the Franklin County Detention Center: Darcy L. Smith, 35, Salem Township, warrant, failure to appear, Aug. 14, no bail listed as of Aug. 15, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. Neil MacLean, 54, New Sharon, domestic violence...
LEWISTON — Advocates for Maine's medical marijuana caregiver industry said Tuesday they oppose a trio of ballot questions going before voters this year in Lewiston, South Portland and York, seeking to make recreational marijuana use legal for adults under city ordinance. On Tuesday, ... 3
LEWISTON — For much of the past decade, Mike Labonte has been working to better Lewiston High School girls' basketball. After completing the summer season last month, the varsity coach decided it was time for somebody else to do the job. Labonte resigned and the Blue Devils are now l...