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Acadia Park Death Ruled Homicide; Nationwide Search Continues As Community Mourns Victim

There is an active arrest warrant out for a man from Portland authorities believe is connected with a recent hit-and-run death at Acadia National Park. Maine State Police spokesperson Shannon Moss says investigators have determined that 35-year-old Nicole Mokeme of South Portland was struck and killed on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor at some point during the late-night/early morning hours of Saturday, June 18 into Sunday, June 19.
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Acadia hit-and-run ruled a homicide, warrant out for arrest

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (WABI) - State Police say the death of a South Portland woman from a hit-and-run over a week ago in Winter Harbor has been ruled a homicide. Police say 35-year-old Nicole Mokeme was killed sometime between the night of Saturday, June 18, and the early hours of Sunday, June 19, on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center.

Boyfriend Wanted in Hit-and-Run Killing of Woman at Acadia National Park

As police search nationwide for a man wanted in a hit-and-run this month at Maine's Acadia National Park, authorities have ruled the victim's death a homicide. Nicole Mokeme was killed in the hit-and-run in Winter Harbor sometime between the night of Saturday, June 18, and early Sunday, June 19. The 35-year-old from South Portland was dating the man wanted in her death, Raymond Lester, from Portland, Maine State Police said.

Historic lighthouse cottage deemed “total loss”

GOULDSBORO — The Gouldsboro Fire Department responded to 115 Lighthouse Point Road for a report that the cottage was engulfed in flames around 5 a.m. o’clock Monday morning. Gouldsboro fire chief Todd Daley says a family of four escaped with no serious injuries. Daley says over a dozen...
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Local athletes named to spring all-conference teams

ELLSWORTH — The Penobscot Valley Conference has unveiled its all-conference and all-academic selections for the 2022 high school spring season as a bevy of area student athletes were honored for their efforts on the diamond, court, track, field and in the classroom. Locally, athletes from Ellsworth High School, Mount...
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Bucksport High School honor roll

The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Bucksport High School:. Highest honors: Elizabeth Bernier, Lauri Carter, Angelina Cotoni, Jonathan Dimmock, Willa Fox, Emily Hanscom, Emma Howard, Emily Keniston, Henry Nichols, Kaleb Nightingale, Mikayla Pickoski, Liam Swift, Emma Veilleux, Melisa Wortham. High honors: Megan Gellerson, Tyler...

Mainer earns spot in next Korn Ferry Tour event

KENNEBUNK (WGME) – Less than 24 hours after finishing tied for third at the Live + Work in Maine Open, Mainer Cole Anderson is heading west. By finishing in the top 25 Sunday, Anderson has automatically earned an invite to this week's Korn Ferry PGA event at TPC Colorado. Anderson says he's staying an amateur for now, but the rising young star from Camden knows he can play at any level.

Bar Harbor Agamont Park’s Fountain Vandalized

Detergent was added to Agamont Park's fountain in Bar Harbor overnight, so Monday morning, June 27, residents and tourists woke up to a sudsy fountain. What some people may see as a harmless joke that doesn't hurt anyone is in fact an act of vandalism. The fountain will now be...

Gov. Mills tours senior housing development in Belfast

BELFAST — Gov. Janet Mills took a trip to Belfast Monday to tour a new senior housing development built by a bond she signed in January of 2019. In 2019, Gov. Mills signed a bond to create more than 180 affordable housing units for low-income Maine seniors across the state.
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Prospect Harbor light station fire extinguished

GOULDSBORO – The combined efforts of 10 fire departments kept the picturesque 131-year-old Prospect Harbor lightkeeper’s house from being completely destroyed after the historic wood-frame dwelling caught fire shortly after dawn. The 38-foot-tall light tower, a source of pride in town and notable for being a wooden structure,...