9:44 PM

Water shut off to Richmond mobile home park to prevent contamination

A broken pump at Meadowbrook Trailer Park could cause sewage to leak into Richmond’s drinking water. Nine households are without water.

April 23

Red Sox get thumped in Jacoby Ellsbury’s return to Boston, 9-3

Jon Lester has his worst outing of the season, and Elssbury doubles and triples against his former team.

1:00 AM

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April 23, 2014

April 18

‘Noah’ ... singin’ in the rain

“Raindrops keep falling on my head.”

April 16

Authors to give workshop at Gardiner Public Libary

GARDINER — A workshop with authors John Ford and Mark Nickerson will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Gardiner Public Library’s Hazzard Reading Room, 152 Water St.

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6:22 PM

Natural gas pipeline subcontractor sues in federal court

A Pennsylvania firm is seeking money from a contractor and an insurer, the second U.S. District Court lawsuit in recent months to plague Summit’s $350 million project.
Decision to switch to natural gas riddled with complex considerations, UMF panelists say
Fairfield proposes TIF to capture natural gas value

7:16 PM

Dexter still assessing damage one week after flooding

Several photos included in this story The town is hoping it can get some aid money after the East Branch of the Sebasticook River washed away culverts and roads downtown last week.
Dexter flooding highlights need for data on Maine’s rivers
Flooding closes Dexter’s Main Street businesses

5:50 PM

Avon drug bust one of the largest Franklin County has seen

Several photos included in this story Police seized $144,000, marijuana, pills and seven firearms at the home of the alleged drug dealer, Daryl Searles.
Drugs, guns and cash seized in Franklin County bust

6:30 PM

Wildfire danger high in central Maine

Several photos included in this story Dry conditions and wind have elevated danger in a big swath of the state, including Kennebec, Somerset, Franklin and Waldo counties.

4:58 PM

Process underway to build Gardiner skate park

The Gardiner City Council at its meeting last week approved the use of a section of the Waterfront Park for skateboarding until a more permanent location can be found.

8:48 PM

Police: Knox woman choked her mother

Bobbi Sue Trask is facing charges after reportedly choking her mother and hitting her sister.

April 23

Couple charged by moose under investigation by Maine Warden Service

Video clip included The N.H. couple say they were not chasing the moose, which is against the law.

4:46 PM

Pittston man accused of pointing rifle at teenage son

Shawn D. Burgess, 37, was arrested Monday on several charges stemming from an incident sparked by an argument with his girlfriend over the purchase of a pickup truck.
Pittston man charged with domestic violence assault

Other Maine News Headlines

9:14 PM

French fry truck catches fire in Walmart parking lot in Waterville

Several photos included in this story The city’s fire chief said overheated brakes are suspected as the cause, and that no injuries were reported.

4:36 PM

Former ER doctor in Augusta loses appeal to supreme court

A Richmond woman’s claims of a civil rights violation now move forward in Kennebec County.

6:16 PM

Augusta woman gets 9 months in jail for cocaine trafficking

The judge refused to impose a shorter term, citing a cocaine and heroin “epidemic.”

5:50 PM

Skowhegan man stabbed in head during party

Police said they hope to make an arrest soon after Milburn Street man was stabbed during an argument in his kitchen.

April 23

Car hits dog abandoned with stolen van

Two sisters have been arrested after abandoning their dog along with a stolen van in Norridgewock, according to police.

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