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Sanford police searching for missing family of three

SANFORD, Maine — Sanford police are searching for a family of three who has not been seen since Wednesday. Officials say 28-year-old Jill Sidebotham, 2-year-old Lydia Hansen and 38-year old Nicholas Hansen may have been camping in the Phillips area and were due back on Thursday. Family and friends have not yet heard from them.
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Sanford family missing since June 29, last seen in Rumford

SANFORD (WGME) -- Police in Sanford are asking the public's help in locating a family that was last seen in the Rumford area on Wednesday, June 29. Police say they could possibly be in the Phillips area camping. They were due back on Thursday but friends and family have not heard from them.
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Bristol man charged in double homicide in Maine

A Bristol man was captured in Maryland Friday in connection to a double homicide in Maine earlier in June, according to Maine State Police. David Barnett, 34, also known as “Slim,” was arrested outside of an apartment complex in Rockville, Maryland on Friday afternoon on a murder warrant, Maine State Police announced in a press release.

Fun for the 4th in Maine

If you are looking for something fun to do on the 4th of July, Maine has you covered with many fun for all ages events going on. You can get out and enjoy a craft fair, a car show, or just enjoy some music. Here is a list of a few of the many events towns will be offering around the state. All events will take place on July 4th. Have a fun and safe 4th of July everyone!

Mexico man injured in Carthage car crash

CARTHAGE (WGME) -- A Mexico man was injured after the van he was driving ran off the road in Carthage Friday afternoon. 50-year-old Sean McKenzie was driving a 2005 Chevy Astro van west on Route 2 around 2:45 p.m. when he crossed the center line and ran off the road.

Augusta, Maine Police Searching For Possible Missing Family

According to a press release from the Augusta Police Department, police are looking for the public's help in locating several members of the Al Hilfi family. The press release explains that, on Friday, July 1st, police responded Glenridge Drive for a report of suspicious activity. However, police now believe they are dealing with a series of missing persons. The missing include a young woman and four children.

Man Arrested in Rockville on a Warrant for Homicide in Maine

A Connecticut man was arrested in Rockville on July 1 on a warrant for a June 6 double-murder that occurred in Maine. David Barnett, 34, of Bristol, CT is alleged to have killed Kelzie Caron (21) and Pierre Langlois (21) at a residence in Auburn, ME. Barnett is currently being held in Montgomery County pending extradition, according to FOX5.

Man wanted for killing 2 people in Maine arrested in Maryland

AUBURN, Maine - A man wanted for the killings of two people in Maine was arrested Friday in Rockville, Maryland, officials said. David Barnett, 34, of Bristol, Connecticut, will be held at the Montgomery County Jail in Maryland pending extradition, Maine State Police said. The investigation of the killings continues...

Parades in Maine July 3rd and 4th

Maine will celebrate the Fourth of July with many parades. There will be boat parades, bike parades, dog parades, doll carriage parades, and even ATV parades. Come out and show your patriotism while enjoying one of these parades on the 3rd and 4th. If you do attend any of the parades and take pictures you can email them to me at email the Maine Writer with your name and the parade you attended, and I will showcase your photos in a future article about Maine's 4th of July celebrations. Have a safe and fun 4th of July everyone!

Judge imposes bail on man in Lewiston shootout

LEWISTON — During a Friday court hearing, a prosecutor likened a shootout in a local neighborhood last weekend to a “scene out of the O.K. Corral.”. Deputy District Attorney Neil McLean told 8th District Court Judge Sarah Churchill that police believe Rocyris Storer, 24, of Lewiston had ducked behind a motor vehicle around 3 a.m. Saturday, June 25, in the area of 199 Bartlett St.

Rebuilding Maine history one track at a time at the WW&F Railway Museum

WW&F Railways Museum — The Wiscasset, Waterville, & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna is home to a historic two-foot narrow-gage steam train built in the late 19th century. The train was originally constructed with the goal of connecting Wiscasset to Quebec. That goal never came to fruition but it did serve Sheepscot Valley for roughly 40 years, running from Alna to Albion.

Police Destroy 126 Pounds of Marijuana at Unlicensed Fairfield Store

According to the Kennebec Journal, Fairfield Police confiscated nearly 200 marijuana plants and destroyed over 125 pounds of processed marijuana on Wednesday. The Kennebec Journal reports that Fairfield Police executed a search warrant this week at the YEZI Local Craft Marijuana Retail Store. The store is on Norridgewock Road in the vicinity of Fairfield Center and is a medical dispensary. However, the store was continuing to operate despite the fact that the business's license had been revoked.