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Slain Maine woman had nearly 500 stab wounds and cuts, police say

PERRY (BDN) -- Kimberly Neptune had nearly 500 stab wounds and cuts when a relative found her dead wrapped in a blanket in her Perry apartment in April, according to a police affidavit. Neptune’s murder was the sixth in Washington County in as many months, dating to November 2021. Donnell...
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Affidavit: Woman killed in Maine was stabbed 484 times

An autopsy report revealed that a woman killed in her home in in April was stabbed 484 times, according to newly unsealed court documents. Kimberly Neptune, 43, of Perry, had wounds on her legs, stomach, neck and head when her body was discovered wrapped in a blanket, State Police Detective Lawrence Anderson wrote in the affidavit.
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Maine woman killed, stabbed nearly 500 times, affidavit says

A woman killed in Maine was stabbed nearly 500 times, according to an affidavit unsealed on Wednesday. An autopsy showed that 43-year-old Kimberly Neptune of Perry, Maine was killed in her home in April, State Police Detective Lawrence Anderson wrote in the affidavit. A relative discovered Neptune’s body wrapped in...

A Big Old Great White Shark Named Martha is Hanging Out Just Off Eastport

Jaws made me think that Great White sharks would never be a thing. Maybe it was my sheltered ignorance when I was a youngster, but literally, when I saw Jaws the first time, I just assumed killer sharks didn't live off our coast. I had no idea the movie was filmed in Massachusetts. Even if I had known, it was a robot shark. I figured animals like that were like hurricanes and poisonous snakes in Maine.

Perry woman stabbed 484 times in April murder

PERRY, Maine (WABI) - New information made public relating to the April murder of a Perry woman indicates she was stabbed 484 times in her home. 43-year-old Kimberly Neptune was found dead in her apartment by her brother. 39-year-old Donnell Dana and 38-year-old Kailie Brackett are charged with murder. According...
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$35 Lobster Rolls? Shelling Out For Lobster Is Nothing New

It’s not just from Eastport to Kittery that astronomical lobster prices make the news. Per the New York Times: “A scarcity of Maine lobsters has pushed the retail price sky high and has caused some restaurants to remove the shellfish from their menus.” DC’s Washingtonian magazine reported much the same: “Some restaurants are charging market price, which clocks in at $100 per two-pound lobster (pre-tax) at DC steakhouse The Prime Rib. Other places with lower check points are 86-ing lobster for now.” But national hand-wringing over Maine’s catch is nothing new: that Washingtonian story appeared a few months ago, while the Times piece ran almost exactly 50 years before.

Little K Gallery Now Open for Summer 2022 Season

(Eastport, ME) The Little K Gallery, one of Maine’s first free little art galleries (aka a F.L.A.G.), is once again open for visitors and creators. A small community garden is now underway, with a stone bench to rest if you are stopping by during a summer walk. All artists and crafters, of all ages and skill levels, are encouraged to contribute small pieces for the community to enjoy. And visitors are free to take anything they like – except the easels and little gallery goers (and free means free, no contributions are required).

Calais Fire Association Fourth of July Kids’ Games Return

The Calais Fire Association is excited for the Fourth of July games to return this year. For years, the association has hosted the activities at the Dicenzo Athletic Complex on the morning of Independence Day, and such will be the case again this year.

Maine DOT confronts concerns about Machias Dike Bridge construction

MACHIAS — The community gathered at Machias Memorial High School this afternoon to discuss renovations to the Machias Dike Bridge. MaineDOT announced early this month that it would like to replace the current dike which carries Route 1 in Machias with a bridge. Some community members are unhappy and...