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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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    January 17, 2021

    Talk of the Town: Feed the kitty. Or else.

    Avert your eyes! Did you know that in Turner, they have something called a “view tax?” I kid you not, my incredulous friends. I visited a family out there earlier this week and when I commented on their view of the mountains, all white-capped and rolling and whatnot, I was told that they have to […]

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    January 17, 2021

    ‘Gardening begins in January, with the dream’

    For many gardeners, January and February are very fertile months — for gathering seeds, planning their gardens and dreaming of spring.

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    January 15, 2021

    Androscoggin County police log: Jan. 15, 2021

    Arrests Lewiston • Aisha Hiltz, 19, of 230 Pleasant Pond Road, Turner, on warrants charging failure to appear in court, driving while intoxicated and violating conditions of release, 10:55 p.m. Thursday on Jefferson Street. • Candace Johnson, 26, of 524 Gray Road, Windham, on a charge of assault, 9:25 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Regional […]

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    January 14, 2021

    Androscoggin County police log: Jan. 14, 2021

    Charges Lewiston • Francis Kunzmann, 60, of 1 Village St., Poland, on a charge of violating conditions of release, 2:45 a.m. Thursday on Main Street. • Randall McEwen, 23, of 12 Pleasant St., Livermore Falls, on charges of possessing hypodermic needles, attaching false plates and driving after having been declared a habitual offender, 6 a.m. […]

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    January 14, 2021

    12-year-old Auburn girl charged with stabbing her father

    The girl, who has not been identified, was taken to the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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    January 13, 2021

    Androscoggin County police log: Jan. 13, 2021

    Charges Lewiston • Joanna Sherrer, 40, of 88 Bartlett St., on a warrant charging failure to appear in court, 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on Bartlett Street. Auburn • James Pelham, 49, of 68 High St., on charges of domestic assault, criminal trespass, burglary, refusal to submit to arrest and seven counts of violating conditions of release, […]

  • Published
    January 13, 2021

    ‘What about us?’ Older folks wait for vaccine

    For the seniors living at the Esplanade and places like it, these are bleak and uncertain times.

  • Published
    January 13, 2021

    Auburn police say girl stabbed father in chest Wednesday morning

    Police spent several hours collecting evidence and interviewing potential witnesses.

  • Published
    January 13, 2021

    Dog bites Sabattus toddler in face

    Police say girl bitten by the family’s pit bull terrier.

  • Published
    January 13, 2021

    Lewiston couple charged with child endangerment after drug bust

    Police said the five children were from ages 1 to 7.

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