Oxford Hills

Death of man in Oxford Casino hotel ruled suicide

OXFORD — Police ruled the death of a 20-year-old Bethel man found in a hotel room at the Oxford Casino on Sunday a suicide,...

Lewiston man sentenced to 60 days in prison for criminal conspiracy

PARIS — A Lewiston man was sentenced Tuesday morning at Oxford County Superior Court to five years in prison for criminal conspiracy to commit...

Moore Park Civil War monument to receive free cleaning

PARIS — Selectman John Andrews announced at Monday evening's board meeting that the Civil War monument in Moore Park will be cleaned and clear-coated...

Oxford County arrest log

• Allen J. Timm, 58, of Greenwood, violating conditions of release, 12:50 p.m. Sept. 21 in Greenwood, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Kristopher George Pike,...

Sun Journal reopens Norway office at new location

The Sun Journal and Advertiser Democrat offices have moved to 220 Main St. in Norway, directly across from the Guy E. Rowe Elementary School....

This week's agenda

Monday Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Paris: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6...

Norway business owner has plans for Fair Street homes

NORWAY — The president of an local business is seeking permits to convert two houses on Fair Street, one for apartments and the other for...

Oxford County arrest log

• Sandra Louise Goodman, 53, of Auburn, violating conditions of release, 10:03 a.m. Sept. 19 in Cumberland County, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Meghan L. Nyberg,...

Oxford voters OK ordinance changes

OXFORD — Voters on Thursday approved changes to tobacco, zoning and dog ordinances, but turned down proposed amendments to the Cemetery Ordinance, saying officials...

Norway board schedules vote for solid waste agreement amendments

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday evening to schedule a special town meeting Oct. 18 on changes to the Norway-Paris Solid Waste...

Oxford County arrest log

• Gabrielle Alexandra Aube, 18, of Waterford, domestic violence assault, 9:20 p.m. Sept. 17 in Waterford, Oxford County Sheriff's Office. • Joshua Lane Hussey, 41,...

Former Bethel Police lieutenant found guilty of gross sexual assault

PARIS — An Oxford County Superior Court jury found a former Bethel police lieutenant guilty Tuesday of felony gross sexual assault against a woman in...

What you need to know

Buckfield Board of Selectmen Sept. 18, 2018 Buckfield Municipal Center Bridge award What happened: Selectmen voted unanimously to accept the $423,000 bid from C.H. Stevenson Inc. for the...

Walking for health

Erin Bryant of Norway, left, and Julie Merrill of West Paris walk the halls and stairs at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in Paris...

Oxford County rescinds firing of deputy, allows him to resign

PARIS — Oxford County commissioners have voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Deputy Stephen Witham from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. The decision came...

Bethel man killed in car crash in Paris

PARIS — A Bethel man was killed early Sunday morning on Route 26 after veering off the road and striking a utility pole. Detective Sgt....

Oxford County arrest log

• Jacob James Goddard, 29, of Waterford, failure to appear, 2:49 p.m. Sept. 10 in Paris, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Ashley M. Curtis, 25, of...

Oxford man remains in serious condition following motorcycle crash

PARIS – An Oxford man remained hospitalized Monday with life-threatening injuries suffered when his motorcycle struck a guardrail and landed in a brook beside...

Pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son improving in hospital after Fryeburg crash

FRYEBURG (WGME) — A pregnant woman and child have improved to stable condition, after a two-car crash in Fryeburg over the weekend. It happened Saturday...

Newspaper offices moving

NORWAY — The Advertiser Democrat and Norway Bureau of the Sun Journal are moving. As of Sept. 19, the offices will be on the first floor...
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Police Log

Charges Lewiston • Manuel Rodrick, 40, of 73 School St., operating after suspension, 5:07 a.m., Tuesday on Main Street. Auburn • Tania Howell, 60, of 25 Drayton Ave.,...

Two injured in Lewiston collision

Lewiston police officer Todd MacWhinnie, background, looks into a vehicle that collided with another at Webster Street and Webber Avenue in Lewiston on Tuesday...

Patrick Dempsey to be on 'Good Morning America' Wednesday

LEWISTON — Patrick Dempsey, the actor, producer and race car driver whose namesake Dempsey Challenge is less than three days away, will appear on...

Winning artists to receive Passamaquoddy baskets

The dozen a dozen winners of the inaugural Maine Arts Awards will take home a handcrafted ash basket made by one of state’s most...

Employee purchases spark debate among Strong selectmen

STRONG — Selectmen on Tuesday evening had a heated debate on the potential liabilities of allowing employees to make personal purchases through town accounts...

RSU 9 committee identifies finance, contract issues

FARMINGTON — The chairman of the Regional School Unit 9 Personnel and Finance Committee told the board Tuesday night there is an estimated $230,000 in...

Seaman in deadly boat-sinking pleads guilty

A Maine fishing boat captain whose craft capsized in a storm after an evening of drinking and drug use pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges...

Paving will limit use of Bernard Lown Peace Bridge on Wednesday

Work on the Bernard Lown Peace Bridge, spanning the Androscoggin River between Lewiston and Auburn, continues in this photo taken Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday,...

Lewiston School Committee OKs money for homeless students

LEWISTON — Lewiston High School educational technician Megan Dumais' position helping homeless students was on the chopping block until Monday night. For the first time in...

Forest products group calls for new investment

Maine’s forest products industry needs to react quicker to changing markets and find investments for new products, a group studying the sector said in...

Polls: Ranked-choice voting likely to decide Maine 2nd District outcome

If recent polls are on target, ranked-choice voting will likely decide the outcome of Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race. Several polls in the past two...

Street closed for UMF family weekend

FARMINGTON — South Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in support of the University of Maine at Farmington Friends...

RSU 10 receives mental health grant, votes to hired kindergarten teacher

RUMFORD — Regional School Unit 10 Superintendent Deb Alden told directors Monday night that the district is receiving federal money to deal with mental...

Rescuers head up to reach injured hiker in northern Franklin County

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP — Rescuers were sent to help an injured 24-year-old woman on the Appalachian Trail on Tuesday afternoon. Two game wardens were assisting firefighters...

Judge appoints lawyers for Kingfield woman, Rumford man in drunken-driving cases

FARMINGTON — A District Court judge Tuesday appointed attorneys to represent a Kingfield woman and a Rumford man in separate fatal drunken-driving cases. Judge Nancy...

Deadheading marigolds in Farmington

Marion Hutchinson of Wilton, a member of the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club, deadheads marigolds Tuesday at the World War I Memorial Arch at...

Rumford police dog could be on duty this year

Rumford officer Brad Gallant and his canine partner, Niko, pose with their new cruiser. The two are in training to become a team in...

Donald Trump says second Kavanaugh accuser ‘has nothing’ and she admits she was drunk

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the second woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, dismissing her account...

Bill Cosby sentenced 3 to 10 years for sexual assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led off to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age...

Detroit’s Comerica Park worker arrested after video shows spitting on pizza

An employee at a Major League Baseball stadium was fired and arrested this weekend after a video appeared to show him spitting on a...

Portland police search for suspect in Congress Square stabbing

A Portland woman is recovering after being stabbed Sunday night, Police said. Officers were called to Congress Square Park shortly before 10 p.m., and found...

Colby College makes SAT, ACT optional for applicants

WATERVILLE — Officials at Colby College announced Monday that applicants will no longer be required to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of...

In TV interview, Kavanaugh denies sexually assaulting anyone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations drive me out of this process" as he, President Donald Trump and top...

Democrat challenging King already looking ahead to Collins in 2020

Zak Ringelstein says the deciding factor will be how Sen. Susan Collins votes on Brett Kavanaugh. U.S. Senate candidate Zak Ringelstein says if he’s unsuccessful...

Officials consider tax break for Scarborough Downs redevelopment

Scarborough town officials are considering a proposed credit enhancement agreement to support the redevelopment of Scarborough Downs that would return as much as $75...