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    February 5, 2019

    Mexico man indicted in Lewiston chase

    AUBURN — A Mexico man with a history of fleeing police was indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury Tuesday on five counts related to a car chase in Lewiston in November. Norman “Bo” Thompson, 46, was indicted on charges of eluding an officer and passing a roadblock, each a felony punishable by up to […]

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    February 5, 2019

    Florida man indicted in connection with spree of burglaries

    AUBURN — A Florida man was indicted Tuesday by an Androscoggin County grand jury on 18 counts, stemming from a rash of burglaries and vehicle thefts in Androscoggin and Franklin counties in October 2018. Anthony Waack, 29, of West Palm Beach was indicted on five counts of theft by unauthorized taking, four counts of unauthorized […]

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    February 4, 2019

    Auburn real estate market ‘hot,’ according to statewide ranking

    AUBURN — Newly released rankings show a real estate market in Auburn that is sizzling. Maine Life Real Estate Co. of Scarborough compiles a yearly list of communities with the biggest increases in home and condominium sales, pulling data from a listing service operated by Maine Real Estate Information Services Inc. The latest listing shows Auburn […]

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    February 2, 2019

    Jobs, disinterest keep some from Super Bowl

    MECHANIC FALLS — Rob Wheeler, head bartender at the Mill House Pub in Mechanic Falls, is the “Tom Brady of bartending,” at least according to regulars, and his boss, Yvonne Franklin-Perry. “We honestly should advertise that Rob’s here for the Super Bowl,” said Perry, who owns the pub with her husband, Steve. “(Rob) came in […]

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    January 31, 2019

    Barred owl found on Hotel Road in Auburn takes flight

    “Fred” the owl peers from the cardboard box he was transported in minutes before taking flight to freedom. The adolescent owl was returned to the general neighborhood in which he was found so he would best be able to return to his own territory. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn) Donald Fournier, left, from Avian […]

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    January 29, 2019

    Broken stove fills Poland home with smoke

    POLAND — A teenager who came home from school Tuesday afternoon to find her home on Hardscrabble Road full of smoke left and called 911. “That was the perfect and best thing she could have done,” Fire Chief Thom Printup said. Firefighters discovered part of a wood stove had broken, blocking the flue and filling […]

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    January 28, 2019

    West Paris garage fire quickly extinguished

    WEST PARIS — Firefighters quickly extinguished a garage fire at 21 Briggs St. on Monday night, Fire Chief Troy Billings said. There were no injuries and minimal damage, he said. “It was a really quick knockdown,” he said. “In another 10 minutes, that would have been a different story.” The call was received at 5:26 […]

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    January 28, 2019

    New York man charged with attempted strangulation, robbery at Lewiston motel

    LEWISTON — A Rochester, New York, man accused of trying to strangle a woman and robbing her at a local motel last week had bail set at $50,000 cash in 8th District Court on Monday. Howard Decarlis, 37, is being held at an Auburn jail on one count of aggravated assault and one count of […]

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    January 26, 2019

    ‘A cool opportunity’: Hopefuls audition for Maine’s Got Talent

    Stephanie Gelinas, executive director of Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services, center, displays a video audition on her phone for the rest of the Maine’s Got Talent reviewers to evaluate. In the front row are Mona Leavitt and Charlene O’Clair. Seated next to Gelinas are Jaci Peterson, left, and Sonia Theberge. (Sun Journal photo by Andree […]

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    January 19, 2019

    Joey Gamache recovering from random attack in New York

    A 2004 Sun Journal file photo of Ryan Gamache, right, before he made his professional boxing debut at the Multi-Purpose Center in Lewiston. His uncle Joey Gamache Jr., middle, promoted the fight. Joe Gamache Sr., left, began the Gamache Boxing Club in the basement of the Lewiston Armory nearly 40 years ago. (Sun Journal file […]

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