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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
    March 7, 2019

    Fire sweeps through Sabattus home

    Firefighters battle flames Thursday night at 40 Sabattus Road.

  • Published
    March 7, 2019

    Stubborn fire sweeps through Sabattus home

    Firefighters battle flames Thursday night at 40 Sabattus Road.

  • Published
    March 7, 2019

    Teen charged after Auburn car wreck

    The 18-year-old driver from Jefferson and his passenger were not hurt.

  • Published
    March 6, 2019

    Mark LaFlamme: You mad, bro?

    Call me paranoid, but I get the sense that any minute now, an editor is going to slither over and demand that I write a story about the arctic blast headed in our direction. Arctic air is pretty intense and all, but it isn’t the coldest thing in the world – there is nothing quite […]

  • Published
    March 6, 2019

    Lewiston woman accuses Mayor Shane Bouchard of election crime

    Mayor Shane Bouchard denies allegations of impropriety in 2017 election.

  • Published
    March 3, 2019

    Mark LaFlamme: Would you like a car wash today?

    Don’t blink during wintertime in Lewiston What’s this? You say 41 vehicles were towed for on-street parking in Lewiston after a recent three-incher of a snowstorm? You say nearly four dozen people didn’t know better in spite of that fancy flashing lights system they installed in the City Hall tower? Clearly what we need next […]

  • Published
    March 1, 2019

    No one injured when SUV goes up in flames in Norway

    NORWAY – A pair of women escaped without injury Friday night after the SUV they were riding in went up in flames on Pikes Hill Road. It happened at about 8:30 p.m., said Norway Fire Chief Dennis Yates. The woman who was driving the 2004 Dodge Dakota pulled over after smelling smoke. The women got […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2019

    Elderly couple scammed; police retrieve money

    The Grandparents Scam has been around for many years, according to the American Association of Retired Persons.

  • Published
    February 27, 2019

    Auburn council, School Committee debate high school building plan

    A few councilors said some homeowners won’t be able to afford the estimated $104 more in taxes on a property valued at $150,000.

  • Published
    February 25, 2019

    Street Talk: A song of ink and paper

    On those nights of really big news, you waited around for the paper to come sliding off the press, and to hell with dinner or whatever you’d had planned that night.