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Augusta police: Reports of sex offender taking photos under review, but no laws broken

AUGUSTA — Reports of a registered sex offender taking photographs in multiple stores and other public places in Augusta has numerous parents expressing outrage...

Lewiston police arrest driver after woman dragged behind vehicle

LEWISTON — Police said a local man is charged with dragging a woman behind a vehicle on Pine Street on Wednesday. Daniel Chamberland, 28, was...

Scam Alert: Sheriff Eric Samson probably isn't calling you about a warrant

AUBURN — Androscoggin County Sheriff Eric Samson does not have a "deep, Southern accent." Area residents, therefore, need be alert to telephone calls from a...

Lewiston teen gets time-served in Auburn store robbery

AUBURN — A Lewiston teen charged with robbing a Big Apple store at knifepoint last summer pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanors and was sentenced...

Street Talk: When good scanner calls go bad

Over the police scanner, it sounded like the real thing. Four shots had been fired near an Auburn hotel, according to the caller, and at...

Massachusetts man accused in Auburn stabbing

AUBURN — Police arrested a Massachusetts man early Tuesday in connection with a stabbing the night before on James Street. Just before midnight Monday, police...

Parents arrested after their 13 children found chained in Calif. house of horrors

These Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show Louise Anna Turpin, left, and David Allen Turpin. Authorities say...

Wilton driver sentenced for eluding deputy

FARMINGTON — A Wilton man was sentenced Jan. 9 to serve 30 days of a one-year sentence for eluding police in Chesterville last July. Theodore...

Farmington woman found not competent to stand trial

FARMINGTON — A domestic violence assault charge against a local woman was dismissed Jan. 9, after the court found she was not competent to...

Avon man to get adult beagles back

FARMINGTON — An Avon man accused of abandoning nine beagles for two days in an unheated, open garage on Dec. 29 is not expected...
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Andrew Balcer pleads not guilty to Halloween murder of parents in Winthrop

AUGUSTA — The Winthrop teenager indicted on charges of murdering his parents and aggravated cruelty to animals for killing the family’s Chihuaha pleaded not...

Police arrest drug trafficking suspect in downtown Farmington

FARMINGTON — Police said a Farmington man was charged with drug trafficking after they found cocaine and marijuana at his downtown apartment Thursday night. Omer...

Oxford County arrest log

Charges • Chelsie Ann Belskis, 32, of Rumford, violating conditions of release, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in Rumford, Rumford Police Department. • Alisha Renee Humphreys, 26,...

Pro-cannabis Trump supporters want Sessions to rethink enforcement

PORTLAND (AP) — The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana...

Former Sweden woman pleads guilty to fentanyl charges

PARIS — A former Sweden woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to bringing 600 doses of the synthetic opioid fentanyl into Maine from Massachusetts in 2016. Gayle...

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