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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
    January 4, 2023

    Car crashes into house in Lewiston; driver flees

    A car ripped through the living room wall of a home at 4 Old Lisbon Road.

  • Published
    December 31, 2022

    Top news stories of 2022: The good, the bad and emergence from the pandemic

    There were celebrations of sports victories, lots of economic development and plenty of other good news, tempered by the interesting and the unfortunate, as we look back at the area’s biggest stories.

  • Published
    December 30, 2022

    Lewiston trampoline park reopens after addressing safety violations

    Among the more serious infractions, a city spokeswoman said, was a lack of fire alarm monitoring and emergency exits that were not accessible.

  • Published
    December 30, 2022

    Androscoggin County arrests Dec. 30, 2022 to Jan. 5, 2023

    Lewiston • Daniel Canning, 24, of 24 Vernon St., Auburn, on a warrant charging failure to appear in court, at 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Canal and Ash streets. • Jaselynn Anderson, 21, of 117 High St., Auburn, on a warrant charging failure to appear in court, at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at […]

  • Published
    December 30, 2022

    Androscoggin County arrest logs: Dec. 23-29, 2022

    Lewiston • Heather Conley, 47, of East Dixfield, on a warrant charging failure to appear in court, at 1:27 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at 102 Pierce St. • Andrew Benya, 34, of 32 Moosehead Blvd., Bangor, on a warrant charging failure to appear in court, at 12:31 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at 45 Ridgewood Ave. […]

  • Published
    December 29, 2022

    Lewiston trampoline park shut down by city

    By 3 p.m., several people had shown up to the trampoline park only to find the doors locked and the condemned sign prominently displayed on the window. Several people posted on Facebook to report the closure.

  • Published
    December 29, 2022

    Car flips into a ditch in Greenwood

    GREENWOOD — Rescue crews from several agencies responded early Thursday night after a car rolled over onto its roof and into a ditch on Main Street. It was not immediately clear how many people were in the car or if there were injuries sustained in the wreck, which was reported at 5:30 p.m. in the […]

  • Published
    December 28, 2022

    Laundry fire doused at Schooner Estates in Auburn

    At about 5:45 p.m., fire crews were sent to the senior living community at 200 Stetson Road for a report that fire in the laundry room was spreading to the structure itself.

  • Published
    December 28, 2022

    Virginia man charged with trying to steal Auburn firetruck

    The suspect was chased off by a firefighter and later rounded up by police.

  • Published
    December 24, 2022

    Mark LaFlamme: Some heartwarming Christmas stories

    Talk of the Town: St. Nicholas’ bail set at $50,000 or $150,000 surety.

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