100 years ago, 1910

Detective R. F. Leader of Lewiston received word last evening that two men answering the description of the two yeggmen who broke into the Lisbon Falls Post Office this week had been seen in Raymond.

He immediately sent word to Post Office Inspector Robinson and the two left in an automobile. It is understood that the two men suspected of being the safe breakers hired a team at Raymond and started toward Portland. One of the men was wounded in the leg with buckshot and inquiries were made regarding a physician. At an early hour this morning, no word had been received whether a capture had been made or not.

50 years ago, 1960

A ball of fire which may have been a meteor streaking through the sky was seen by residents of the Twin Cities and nearby communities Monday night.

A check with Navy flight operations at the Brunswick Naval Air Station indicated no aircraft in the area missing or in difficulty at the time of the 8:30 p.m. sighting.

25 years ago 1985

Samantha Smith and her father were believed to be among eight people killed late Sunday night when a Bar Harbor Airlines plane crashed and exploded in flames near the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport.

Six passengers and two crewmen aboard the plane were killed in the crash at approximately 10 p.m., according to Auburn police and airport officials.

“As far as we know, all eight people were killed instantly. There were no survivors,” said Lt. Normand Guerrette of the Auburn Police Department.

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