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Mark LaFlamme is a Sun Journal reporter and weekly columnist. He's been on the nighttime police beat since 1994, which is just grand because he doesn't like getting out of bed before noon. Mark is the author of eight published novels and rides a dual sport motorcycle everywhere he goes. Unless it's winter, in which case he just sulks a lot.

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    December 8, 2019

    So vivid it must be real

    Several people who wrote us with their dreams insist that sometimes the action gets so wild in there, they wish they could record their dreams and turn them into blockbuster movies. But we all know how it is. Dreams are slippery things and near impossible to control. “I often have dreams that wake me up […]

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    December 8, 2019

    Sleep with the lights on:

    A short list of movies about dreams

  • Published
    December 7, 2019

    My truck is ready to go in case war breaks out…. or a bull

    You shouldn’t have Some incredibly nice person sent me a note along with a significant amount of cash to help with my truck repairs. The gesture is unbelievably kind and it’s another sign that there are still plenty of good people left in the world. The problem is that I’m extremely uncomfortable accepting money from […]

  • Published
    December 7, 2019

    Killer broccoli? Missing teeth? Two-timing Tom Brady? Your wild dreams and what they mean. Maybe.

    Experts say readers’ dreams can reveal insights, but the meaning is often elusive.

  • Published
    December 6, 2019

    Twin Cities celebrate Christmas

    Snow adds festive air to Lewiston and Auburn events

  • Published
    December 6, 2019

    Police log

    Charges Lewiston Robert McKinney, 24, listed as transient, on a charge of assault and on a probation hold, 4:30 p.m. Thursday at 129 Oak St. Robert Boyd, 58, of Braintree, Massachusetts, on a charge of theft, Friday morning at Motel 6. Auburn Tristam McNeil, 34, of 9 Northern Avenue Heights, on charges of domestic assault, […]

  • Published
    December 6, 2019

    Break-in reported at Lewiston House of Pizza

    LEWISTON — Someone cut phone lines and entered the Lewiston House of Pizza on Lincoln Street on Friday morning. Restaurant employees discovered the break-in when they arrived for work. Police were called about 9 a.m. and detectives collected evidence. It was not immediately clear what was taken in the burglary. The business was operating later […]

  • Published
    December 5, 2019

    Man arrested, deputy injured in Canton scuffle

    Shane Edwards charged with assault and obstruction of justice.

  • Published
    December 5, 2019

    Police log

    Charges Lewiston Julianne Dawson, 25, of 143 Oak St., on a warrant charging aggravated assault and domestic assault, 9:50 p.m. Wednesday at that address. Thomas Bodge, 21, of Manchester, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, Thursday morning at Sabattus and Laurier streets. Briann Czarkowski, 26, of 6 Elliot St., on charges of possessing scheduled […]

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    December 5, 2019

    Police investigating after children, ages 4 and 2, swallow pot

    LEWISTON — Police said Thursday they were investigating after two children swallowed edible marijuana earlier this week at Hillview Apartments. Officers said the children, 4 and 2 years old, were taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston at about 4:15 p.m. Monday. The children were reportedly suffering symptoms after ingesting the drugs […]

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