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Police: 17 illegal immigrants arrested in Lisbon Falls
LISBON, Maine — Seventeen illegal and undocumented immigrants were arrested Tuesday in Lisbon Falls and detained, according to a release from the Lisbon Police Department. Lisbon police and the United States Border Patrol conducted an investigation that led to the arrests at 93 Main St., the release stated. The arrests were made around 8 p.m., according to officials.
Maine Mother Wanted by Police on a Charge of ‘Criminal Restraint By A Parent’
Maine officials say they are seeking the public's help in locating a Maine mother who is wanted on a charge of 'criminal restraint by a parent'. According to WABI TV 5, This all stems from a situation that developed Sunday evening in Topsham, Maine resulting in multiple Amber alerts. You'll...
Maine Police Looking for a Mother Named in a Recent Amber Alert
A woman who's alleged abduction of her 11-year-old child sparked a statewide Amber Alert is still wanted by the police. Who is the Mother and What are the Charges Against Her ?. Jaiden 'Jade' Morrison, 11, was allegedly abducted by her biological mother, 29-year-old Danielle Dyer, during a supervised visit...
Get a good one
At press time, it was not yet known if Wiscasset selectmen will ask voters to fund an economic development director. Town Manager Dennis Simmons’ proposal to add the job would be a tall ask as town costs for personnel and other areas rise; but it would be worth trying if the town pays enough to attract the best candidates.
Iconic Maine diner facing backlash after ad against consumer utility
GARDINER (BDN) -- Aaron Harris knew he would face some criticism after appearing in a TV ad taking a stand against a hot-button political issue, but the backlash has been more than he expected. Harris, owner of the A1 Diner in Gardiner, still says he has no regrets. He would...
Police make two arrests, seize drugs during Lewiston traffic stop
A man and woman were arrested Saturday night after police reportedly found a gun and drugs during a traffic stop in Lewiston. According to CBS 13, the vehicle was pulled over on Walnut St. just before midnight. Police say the driver, 35-year-old Kayla Bruce, was arrested for an outstanding warrant...
Margaritas Opening New Maine Location
For the first time since 2016, the regional Mexican restaurant chain has announced that they are once again expanding. According to a report in The Times Record, a new Tio Juan's Margaritas location will open in Brunswick's Merrymeeting Plaza this summer. The popular restaurant will go into a 7,000 square...
Police Have a Man in Custody After a Shooting in Boothbay Harbor
Officials have arrested a man in connection with a shooting on Sunday afternoon in Boothbay Harbor. According to Boothbay Harbor Police Chief Douglas Snyder, Matthew Plummer, 46, was arrested early Monday morning by the Maine State Police tactical team and members of the Lincoln County Sheriff's office. He was taken to Lincoln Health, Miles Campus in Damariscotta for medical treatment before being transported to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. Plummer is charged with aggravated attempted murder and violating his conditions of release from a similar standoff in Wiscasset in 2018.
Local News 03/21/23
(Topsham) Authorities have released details of Sunday’s Amber Alert, along with an arrest warrant for 29 yo Danielle Dyer. Dyer is accused of taking her biological daughter, 11 yo Jaiden Morrison, from DHHS custody during a supervised visit in Topsham with Jaiden’s foster care guardians. During an investigation, police learned Dyer has a substance use disorder and would be travelling to the Lewiston area to find drugs. An Amber Alert was issued at 10:46 p.m. Sunday. About 15 minutes later, police received a call from a woman saying Dyer had left Jaiden at her Auburn apartment, where she was found unharmed and the Amber Alert cancelled. Anyone with information on Dyer’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Topsham Police Department.
Concerned about police coverage
Boothbay Harbor Police Department, like other organizations and businesses, needs to find a few good men or women to work. Over the past few weeks, the department has received two resignations from Officer Jennifer Gosselin and longtime officer and sergeant Patrick Higgins. We have not been told why these two officers have resigned but it leaves new Chief Doug Snyder and the board of selectmen with some work to do to try and find their replacements.
Man & Woman Arrested in Central Maine after Stolen Gun & Crack Found
A 22-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop when police found drugs and a stolen gun in the vehicle. Antonio A. Barnes from Brooklyn, New York gave officers different names as they tried to identify him. He was searched outside the vehicle. Stolen...
Selectmen host hearing reviewing 4 potential new ordinances
On March 27, the Boothbay Harbor select board will hold a public hearing for reviewing proposed ordinance changes. The planning board proposed six changes on March 13. Selectmen voted to move four to the Monday public hearing and tabled two others. After the hearing, selectmen will decide whether to place the four on May 6’s town meeting warrant.
Wiscasset police blotter
Wiscasset Police Department reported the following for March 1-15: March 2, Randee W. Jarrett, 39, of Wiscasset was arrested for a Warrant Arrest by Officer Nathan Willhoite. March 6, Alexa B. Stark, 33, of Waldoboro was summonsed for Operating with Suspended Registration, by Officer Hunter Farrell. March 6, Kyle A....
Plea deal to drop murder charge in Maine killing
BATH, Maine — A woman accused of killing a Richmond man in September 2019 is expected to plead guilty to robbery this week. Prosecutors say as part of a plea deal, a charge of felony murder against Chanda Lilly will be dropped. A plea hearing in the case was scheduled for Thursday. It was not clear if there would be a recommended sentence.
The Final Salute: Friends say goodbye to Carmen Footer of the Freeport Flag Ladies
FREEPORT, Maine — For 18 years, the trio of Carmen Footer, Elaine Greene, and Joanne Miller stood waving the stars and stripes every week without Fail. The group, known as the Freeport Flag Ladies, started their patriot tradition after 9/11 and ended it in 2019. It was an era...
Plea deal expected for woman accused of 2019 Richmond killing
RICHMOND, Maine (WABI) - A plea deal could result in the drop of a murder charge against a woman accused of killing a Richmond man in September 2019. Chanda Lilly was arrested in March 2020 in connection to the death of Andrew Sherman who was found dead in his home in October 2019.
Harpswell News welcomes new board members
Pat Richardson and Bob Sansone are the newest members of the Harpswell News Board of Directors. Harpswell News, the nonprofit publisher of the Harpswell Anchor, recently welcomed two new board members. Pat Richardson joined the board in December. She grew up in Maine and started her career in the newspaper...
Seed starters rise up!
If you are weary of a winter that refused to properly arrive and now lingers beyond its welcome, take heart. The days steadily lengthen, and the spring sun beckons – it’s time to plant again, even if only indoors. Mark your calendars for June 3, when the stalwart...
Auburn, Maine, Residents Can Get Rid of Furniture, Computers and More for Free
You know what this time of year brings, birds, mud, flowers, and spring cleaning! I love to empty my house of unwanted items and free myself of the all the things. Trinkets and small items are easy to get rid of. But what about larger things? Like furntire, mattresses, electronics and other bulky materials?
Train Carrying ‘Non-Hazardous Limestone Slurry' Derails in South-Central Maine
A train carrying limestone slurry derailed in south-central Maine on Monday afternoon, and crews are still working to remove the contents. CSX, the company operating the train, told News Center Maine that the derailment occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the town of Wales in Androscoggin County. Four rail cars carrying what the company described as "non-hazardous limestone slurry" derailed.
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