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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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  • Published
    September 15, 2019

    Mark LaFlamme: Have you tried the chicken?

    The big fizz Saw a delivery guy drop two cases of boss-sized soda bottles in front of a store on Walnut Street in Lewiston. Coca-Cola, mostly, and you could hear the bottles fizzing angrily as they rolled across the sidewalk. I waited breathlessly to see if a Mentos delivery guy would come along and drop […]

  • Published
    September 13, 2019

    Check it out: Pilot program to make borrowing library books easier

    The list of participating libraries in the program include Lewiston, Auburn and many others in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties. It also includes pretty much all college libraries in the state.

  • Published
    September 12, 2019

    Auburn mansion listed among Maine’s most-endangered historic places

    The iconic house on Academy Street was torched and nearly destroyed last year.

  • Published
    September 12, 2019

    Police: Auburn man accidentally stabbed himself

    Police said Philip Gagne tried to blame the wound on a man with whom he had been arguing.

  • Published
    September 11, 2019

    Mark LaFlamme: Lewiston’s bogeymen: Gone but not forgotten

    Maybe Albert Flick was just one more bogeyman sent out into the world to give a face to our oldest fears and to keep good and evil perpetually in balance.

  • Published
    September 11, 2019

    Missing Lewiston man’s body found in woods

    LEWISTON — Police found the body of a local man Tuesday — a week after he was reported missing. The body of Stephen Brown, 53, was discovered in a wooded area off Winter Street, near his home, according to Maine Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland. The death was not considered suspicious, McCausland said. Brown was […]

  • Published
    September 8, 2019

    Zip! Thwap! Thud! The sounds of outdoor learning

    Writer’s aim is less than true, but the rewards are great for a day on the archery range.

  • Published
    September 8, 2019

    Mark LaFlamme: Naked and running wild

    We’ve all been there Somewhere in Lewiston last week came a report over the scanner of a man “running around naked and causing issues.” And just like that, I have a new title for my autobiography. The beautiful people Somewhere else in Lewiston, a burglary in progress was reported. The caller described the culprits as […]

  • Published
    September 8, 2019

    Mark’s list of L.L.Bean adventures

    The L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Program offers a wide variety of activities you can go and do. Here’s a list of things I would do, or I’ve already done, or I wouldn’t do if you paid me in gold.

  • Published
    September 6, 2019

    Lewiston police search for missing girl

    Lewiston police were asking for help Friday in finding a missing teen. Police said that on Thursday, Malika Ragon-Wright, 16, failed to return to a group home on Pond Road in Lewiston after leaving the high school. “She is a severe diabetic and requires daily insulin,” police wrote in a press release, “which is concerning.” […]