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Chris Williams covers courts and daytime crime at the Sun Journal where he has been a staff writer for more than two decades. He reports on local, state and federal courts as well as spot news, crashes, fires and other general mayhem. During his time at the Sun Journal, he has served on Sunday and enterprise staff, covering politics, state government, environmental and health care issues, sometimes tackling investigative stories. When he's not on the beat, Chris enjoys sailing, skiing and restoring his Victorian era home.

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  • Published
    August 3, 2020

    Waterville woman involved in 2017 fatal in Livermore pleads to driving to endanger

    Sarah Clark had been charged with manslaughter in the incident that killed a Livermore Falls man.

  • Published
    August 3, 2020

    Oxford County arrest log

    • Nicole M. Belskis, 36, of 343 Franklin St., Rumford, on a probation hold, 10:30 p.m. Friday in Rumford by Probation and Parole. • Robert S. Blea, 31, of 10 Latham St., South Portland, on charges of disorderly conduct, failure to provide name, address and date of birth and refusing to submit to arrest or […]

  • Published
    July 31, 2020

    Lewiston man charged with murder in McDonald’s parking lot death held without bail

    LEWISTON — A judge ordered Friday that a local man charged with murder in the Wednesday death of a Massachusetts man in the parking lot of an Auburn McDonald’s restaurant be held without bail. Trai M. Larue, 22, of 146 Pierce St. appeared by videoconference in 8th District Court on the charge. Justice Valerie Stanfill told […]

  • Published
    July 31, 2020
    Charles Epp

    Transient held without bail in Lewiston stabbing

    Charles Epps has a criminal history dating back 20 years.

  • Published
    July 30, 2020

    Feds aim to seize Farmington area properties searched in pot raid

    Farmington, Industry, Rangeley, Carrabassett Valley and Avon are on the list.

  • Published
    July 29, 2020

    Oxford County police log

    • Marcel J. Delorme, 36, of 37 Peaslee Ave., Chelsea, on a charge of operating while license suspended or revoked, 11:03 a.m. Monday in Oxford by Oxford Police Department. • Scott R. Forbes, 57, of 300 Kings Highway, Kennebunk, on charges of operating while license suspended or revoked for operating under the influence with priors […]

  • Published
    July 28, 2020

    No cause yet in Auburn jail inmate’s death

    Kawon Smith Walker, 22, of Auburn died in his cell Thursday night

  • Published
    July 28, 2020

    Federal judge denies Lewiston man bail on gun charge

    Sabree Lamar Branch is a convicted felon who pleaded guilty to having a gun.

  • Published
    July 27, 2020

    Oxford County police log

    • Gabriel Burgess, 18, of 9 Rogers St., Norway, on a charge of reckless conduct, 9:19 p.m. Friday in Waterford by Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Dylan M. Drake, 22, of 1319 Main St., Hartford, on a probation violation, 8:52 a.m. Thursday at Franklin County Jail. • Travis J. Durgin, 30, of 24 Middle Ave., […]

  • Published
    July 24, 2020

    Auburn man arrested in Lewiston shooting

    George Simmons was shot in the abdomen in May on Bartlett Street

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