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Windham man gets 25 years for mailing cyanide to suicidal Englishman

Sidney Kilmartin, the Windham man who was convicted of sending cyanide to a suicidal Englishman who used the chemical to kill himself, was sentenced...

Livermore Falls police arrest Jay siblings who now face multiple charges

LIVERMORE FALLS — A Lewiston man and his sister were arrested when he failed to stop for police and she interfered with an investigation,...

Men dragging stolen Maine shed behind pickup truck don’t get far

Three men were arrested in Lebanon after police caught them using a pickup truck to drag a stolen shed down the road. Maine State Police...

Three Jay teenagers face civil violations in underage drinking case

JAY — Three local boys accused of underage drinking have each been charged with a civil violation of illegal possession of liquor by a...

Jay man accused of terrorizing police with fireworks

JAY — A local man is charged with threatening to light a mortar-style firework to throw at a police officer in his cruiser, Police...

Skowhegan man who called police for help with his cannon arrested

SKOWHEGAN — A Skowhegan man was charged with criminal use of explosives Sunday after local and Maine State Police spent the morning taking chemicals...

Turner trucker charged with using phony plates to avoid tolls

AUBURN — A long-haul truck driver from Turner was arrested Thursday on the Maine Turnpike in Auburn and charged with using phony license plates...

Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing up to 10

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of...

Maine couple stuck with a lemon of a vehicle – and now they know...

When Kristi Smith and her husband, Patrick, bought their Subaru from a Standish man in January 2017, she knew something seemed off. The 2005 Outback...

Industry woman accused of choking teenager

INDUSTRY — A local woman is accused of getting into an argument with a 14-year-old family member and choking the teenager Wednesday night at...

Teens taken to hospital after police break up Jay party

JAY — Police are investigating an underage drinking party early Thursday at a residence on Macomber Hill Road in North Jay that sent some...

Maine woman overdoses in minivan with 4-year-old son in back seat

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they treated a woman in a minivan suffering from a drug overdose with 4-year-old son...

Former Miss Maine Teen USA calls 911, ends up charged in domestic assault

The wife of 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover made the first call to 911 and claimed she was attacked by her mother-in-law, according...

Massachusetts men charged with drug trafficking in Rumford

RUMFORD — Two Massachusetts men were taken into custody Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking, according to Police Chief Stacy Carter. Police identified the suspects as...

Judge orders former Farmington man to forfeit 19 guns seized in heroin investigation

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County justice Tuesday ordered 19 guns seized in 2016 during a heroin trafficking investigation at a Farmington home to be...
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