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Bangor Daily News
Large fire in Woolwich takes 36 hours to put out36 hours to put out. The fire began around 2:00 p.m. between Route 1 and Monts
Bangor Daily News / Posted 12 hours ago
36 hours to put out. The fire began around 2:00 p.m. between Route 1 and Montsweag Road. A helicopter from the Maine State Forest service was requested out of Augusta to locate the source of the fire. The fire was approximately four... Read more
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FOX News
Maine struggles to launch first statewide 'ranked-choice voting' systemto implement the system, which works like this: It’s complicated -- and also c
FOX News / Posted yesterday
to implement the system, which works like this: It’s complicated -- and also could be legally problematic. In May, the Maine State Superior Judicial Court issued an advisory opinion saying that ranked choice voting would violate the state... Read more
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FOX News
Maine struggles to launch first statewide 'ranked-choice voting' systemto implement the system, which works like this: It’s complicated -- and also c
FOX News / Posted yesterday
to implement the system, which works like this: It’s complicated -- and also could be legally problematic. In May, the Maine State Superior Judicial Court issued an advisory opinion saying that ranked choice voting would violate the state... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Ghostly happenings in the woods of Randolpha voice message with his sister saying he killed Farrell and that the body coul
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
a voice message with his sister saying he killed Farrell and that the body could be found in the brook behind their home. Maine state investigators used cadaver dogs and a backhoe to search for Farrell’s body for a month, but no traces of the man... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
What awaits Maine lawmakers when they return for a special sessionto Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon Falls (right) and State Senat
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
to Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon Falls (right) and State Senate Secretary Heather Priest in the in the Maine State Senate chamber in Augusta. The State Senate passed the budget bill with unanimous vote. The Legislature’s to-do... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Most Maine professionals no longer get a free pass on jury dutyaccommodate patient needs but eventually the court will expect the physician to
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
accommodate patient needs but eventually the court will expect the physician to be available,” the newsletter states. The Maine State Bar Association opposed adding nurse practitioners to the exemption list but took no stand on the amendment,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Stephen King once caused a Maine State Police barracks’ phone to ring off the hookDan Lawrence worked the 3 to 11 p.m. shift during his career as a dispatcher fo
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Dan Lawrence worked the 3 to 11 p.m. shift during his career as a dispatcher for the Maine State Police at its now-closed Orono barracks. It was an otherwise unremarkable evening in late October, 1989, and the phone rang — not the emergency line, but... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
A freak accident on Route 1 in BridgewaterMaine (NEWS CENTER)-- knocked power out briefly in the county. According to M
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 3 days ago
Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- knocked power out briefly in the county. According to Maine State Police Corporal Corey Hafford, a garbage truck driven by Matthew Kilcollins of Mars Hill was heading north when a... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
A freak accident on Route 1 in BridgewaterMaine (NEWS CENTER)-- knocked power out briefly in the county. According to M
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 3 days ago
Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- knocked power out briefly in the county. According to Maine State Police Corporal Corey Hafford, a garbage truck driven by Matthew Kilcollins of Mars Hill was heading north when a... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Police identify pedestrian killed in Corinth crashSheriff’s Office. Henderson died at the scene, Birch said in a statement. Web
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Sheriff’s Office. Henderson died at the scene, Birch said in a statement. Webb is cooperating with police, and a crash reconstruction is underway, Birch said. The Corinth Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance and Maine State Police assisted at the sce... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Collins aside, 17 candidates in race for governorState Rep Diane Russell. activist and lobbyist Betsy Sweet and former electrici
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 7 days ago
State Rep Diane Russell. activist and lobbyist Betsy Sweet and former electrician Martin Vachon. Among the independents, Maine State Treasurer, Terry Hayes and non-profit president Alan Caron. Green party candidates are: Jay Parker Lunt Dresser... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Collins aside, 17 candidates in race for governorState Rep Diane Russell. activist and lobbyist Betsy Sweet and former electrici
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 8 days ago
State Rep Diane Russell. activist and lobbyist Betsy Sweet and former electrician Martin Vachon. Among the independents, Maine State Treasurer, Terry Hayes and non-profit president Alan Caron. Green party candidates are: Jay Parker Lunt Dresser... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Collins’ decision not to run for governor sets off mad rush for frontrunner statusfield is unsettled, Collins’ decision also could mean that Democrats and at lea
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
field is unsettled, Collins’ decision also could mean that Democrats and at least one of the race’s two independents — Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes of Buckfield and Freeport consultant Alan Caron — have a better shot at the Blaine... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Susan Collins: A life of serviceElected service runs deep in the Collins family. Both of her parents served as
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Elected service runs deep in the Collins family. Both of her parents served as mayor of that town, her father was a Maine state senator and members of four generations of the Collins family have served in the Legislature. June 1971: Collins... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Lead detective in Briggs murder questioned for second full day in Sanborn hearingthat is true, yes and if Knoll's accurate, yes”, Daniels responded. Cady origi
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 9 days ago
that is true, yes and if Knoll's accurate, yes”, Daniels responded. Cady originally testified she has hiding down near the Maine State Pier when she witnessed Sanborn kill Briggs. In April she said detectives threatened her and coerced her into... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Bomb threat reported at Katahdin Elementary SchoolMaine (NEWS CENTER) -- A bomb threat was reported at Katahdin Elementary School
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 9 days ago
Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A bomb threat was reported at Katahdin Elementary School Thursday afternoon, according to Maine State Police. They say school officials reported the threat just before afternoon dismissal. Students were dismissed... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Bomb threat reported at Katahdin Elementary SchoolMaine (NEWS CENTER) -- A bomb threat was reported at Katahdin Elementary School
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 9 days ago
Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A bomb threat was reported at Katahdin Elementary School Thursday afternoon, according to Maine State Police. They say school officials reported the threat just before afternoon dismissal. Students were dismissed... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Explosion at Detroit business leaves 1 person injuredDETROIT, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine State Police say there was an explosion at
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 10 days ago
DETROIT, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine State Police say there was an explosion at the Northeast Agricultural Sales Inc building in Detroit. They say the Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene to help investigate. 1 person was taken by life... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
For homeowners, lead hazards can be frightening. Here are some tips to help.Stories People who live in older houses who are worried about lead poisoning s
Bangor Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
Stories People who live in older houses who are worried about lead poisoning should not feel hopeless, according to Maine State Toxicologist Andrew Smith. There are steps to take that can sharply decrease the dangers, don’t necessarily... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Smaller University of Maine branches offer free tuition to lure studentsrecent years through the One University initiative, which sought to decrease re
Bangor Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
recent years through the One University initiative, which sought to decrease redundancy across the system. Funding for the Maine State Grant Program, administered by the Finance Authority of Maine, also increased in 2015. Revenue generated by new... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Best Places to Work in Maine 2017Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Do you work in one of the best places to work in Maine. E
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 11 days ago
Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Do you work in one of the best places to work in Maine. Each year companies are ranked by the Maine State Council for Human Resource Management. Basically, it looks for companies that have outstanding work... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Best Places to Work in Maine 2017Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Do you work in one of the best places to work in Maine. E
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 11 days ago
Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Do you work in one of the best places to work in Maine. Each year companies are ranked by the Maine State Council for Human Resource Management. Basically, it looks for companies that have outstanding work... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine concert promoter’s domestic violence trial delayed until end of monthPortland, Orono and Lewiston to host outdoor shows at various venues, including
Bangor Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Portland, Orono and Lewiston to host outdoor shows at various venues, including Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion and the Maine State Pier. Gray agreed to abide by his current bail requirements, which include not using alcohol or drugs, or... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Toddler’s lead poison scare turns Phish family into accidental activistswant to leave Maine, but we couldn’t live in a house where the kids were gettin
Bangor Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
want to leave Maine, but we couldn’t live in a house where the kids were getting poisoned.” Increasing awareness of lead Maine State Toxicologist Andrew Smith said that understanding of lead poisoning has increased over the years. As testing and... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Police launch manhunt after standoff at empty Portland hotel roomMaine State Police are searching for a Hollis man after a 12-hour standoff at a
Bangor Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Maine State Police are searching for a Hollis man after a 12-hour standoff at a Portland hotel room that turned out to be empty. Vincent Teruel, 40, is wanted in connection with an alleged domestic violence assault, according to police. Teruel... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Suspect on the loose after standoff at Portland motelpick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police a
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 11 days ago
pick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police are on the scene pic.twitter.com/SGOpAsBEsL Maine State Police's crisis management team was seen in the area shortly before 5 p.m. Additionally, a man was seen wearing... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Suspect on the loose after standoff at Portland motelpick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police a
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 11 days ago
pick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police are on the scene pic.twitter.com/SGOpAsBEsL Maine State Police's crisis management team was seen in the area shortly before 5 p.m. Additionally, a man was seen wearing... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Standoff scene clears at Portland-based Motel 6pick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police a
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 11 days ago
pick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police are on the scene pic.twitter.com/SGOpAsBEsL Maine State Police's crisis management team was seen in the area shortly before 5 p.m. Additionally, a man was seen wearing... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Standoff scene clears at Portland-based Motel 6pick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police a
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 11 days ago
pick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police are on the scene pic.twitter.com/SGOpAsBEsL Maine State Police's crisis management team was seen in the area shortly before 5 p.m. Additionally, a man was seen wearing... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Heavy police presence near Portland motelpick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police a
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 12 days ago
pick up his dog at Motel 6 where there’s an active situation and state police are on the scene pic.twitter.com/SGOpAsBEsL Maine State Police's crisis management team was seen in the area shortly before 5 p.m. Additionally, a man was seen wearing... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Heavy police presence near Portland motelSWAT team makes its way over to an active scene at the Motel 6 on the Portland/
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 12 days ago
SWAT team makes its way over to an active scene at the Motel 6 on the Portland/Westbrook line pic.twitter.com/SgjDwxsDSf Maine State Police's crisis management team was seen in the area shortly before 5 p.m. Additionally, a man was seen wearing... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Concert promoter Alex Gray to stand trial on domestic violence chargePortland, Orono and Lewiston to host outdoor shows at various venues, including
Bangor Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
Portland, Orono and Lewiston to host outdoor shows at various venues, including Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion and the Maine State Pier. If convicted, Gray could face up to a year in jail. If someone you know is a victim of domestic violence... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
State Police believe infant in Standish died of SIDSsaid they called State Police to investigate the death of an infant that was ca
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 12 days ago
said they called State Police to investigate the death of an infant that was called in early Monday morning, October 9. Maine State Police investigate all deaths of children under the age of three-years-old regardless of circumstances. © 2017... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
State Police believe infant in Standish died of SIDSsaid they called State Police to investigate the death of an infant that was ca
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 12 days ago
said they called State Police to investigate the death of an infant that was called in early Monday morning, October 9. Maine State Police investigate all deaths of children under the age of three-years-old regardless of circumstances. © 2017... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Fears mount that big money ‘from away’ will destroy the charm of a Maine beach villagein and changing the feel of it. People around here know. It’s happened before.”
Bangor Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
in and changing the feel of it. People around here know. It’s happened before.”Expensive means exclusive In 2006, then-Maine state treasurer and now U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin tore down cottages on his family’s beachfront property and built what... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Cherryfield victim, alleged killers were in love triangle, court documents sayprosecuting the case, declined to comment on a possible motive in the case. Gr
Bangor Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
prosecuting the case, declined to comment on a possible motive in the case. Greeley was brought to Machias on Aug. 10 by Maine State Police detectives and has since been held at the Washington County Jail. Reeves remains jailed in New York City.... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Three Maine golf associations preparing to join forcesCUMBERLAND, Maine — The Maine State Golf Association, the Southern Maine Women’
Bangor Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
CUMBERLAND, Maine — The Maine State Golf Association, the Southern Maine Women’s Golf Association and the Women’s Maine State Golf Association on Friday announced that the three organizations will merge operations, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Escaped pigs found on I-95ARUNDEL, Maine — Escaped pigs were found grazing on the side of the I-95 turnpi
Bangor Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
ARUNDEL, Maine — Escaped pigs were found grazing on the side of the I-95 turnpike Thursday. Maine State Police and a Maine Turnpike maintenance crew say they were found near mile marker 28 northbound in Arundel, just happily eating some grass. The... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Work goes on as Collins nears decision about Governor's racerunning for governor currently includes former Maine Dept. of Health and Human
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 16 days ago
running for governor currently includes former Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services Secretary Mary Mayhew, the Maine House of Representatives' GOP leader Ken Fredette, and Garrett Mason who leads the GOP in the Maine State Senate. © 2017 WCS... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Work goes on as Collins nears decision about Governor's racerunning for governor currently includes former Maine Dept. of Health and Human
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 16 days ago
running for governor currently includes former Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services Secretary Mary Mayhew, the Maine House of Representatives' GOP leader Ken Fredette, and Garrett Mason who leads the GOP in the Maine State Senate. © 2017 WCS... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Rockland woman, 39, dies in county jailStephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, confir
Bangor Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, confirmed Wednesday. While protocol requires the Maine State Police and the state Attorney General’s office to investigate, the incident has been recorded as a suicide, Knox... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Man dies of injuries suffered in Chelsea crashstate police. A 39-year-old Washington man has died of injuries he suffered in
Bangor Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
state police. A 39-year-old Washington man has died of injuries he suffered in a crash early Monday morning, according to Maine State Police. Craig MacMunn’s SUV crashed into a utility pole and rock embankment off the road near the intersection... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Giant pumpkin squashes state record at 1,756 poundsthe $1,000 bonus that the Pumpkinfest organizers awarded this year for the firs
Bangor Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
the $1,000 bonus that the Pumpkinfest organizers awarded this year for the first time for a Maine grower who has set a new Maine state record. His other pumpkin, heavier than all the rest of the competition, did qualify for its share of the other... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Lebanon man dies during standoff with policeseveral shots from inside his home, McCausland said. Castellez’s wife, who was
Bangor Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
several shots from inside his home, McCausland said. Castellez’s wife, who was home at the time, escaped uninjured. The Maine State Police tactical team was called in, but officers didn’t enter the home until about 9:30 p.m. at which time they... Read more
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Reality TV World
Escaped bull wrecks moped, tries to enter home in Maineits enclosure and tried to break into a home was captured, but escaped a second
Reality TV World / Posted 19 days ago
its enclosure and tried to break into a home was captured, but escaped a second time with a cow in tow. ADVERTISEMENT Maine State Police said in a Facebook post that Trooper Jeff Taylor responded about 10 a.m. Friday to a report of a "bull at... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Richmond man dies in pickup truck after firePORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine State Police said that the man who died i
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 20 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine State Police said that the man who died in a pickup truck fire in Richmond early Saturday morning was 44 year old Jerry Kiesow. Kiesow formerly resided on Bettle Road in Richmond, Maine. The State Medical... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Richmond man dies in pickup truck after firePORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine State Police said that the man who died i
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 20 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine State Police said that the man who died in a pickup truck fire in Richmond early Saturday morning was 44 year old Jerry Kiesow. Kiesow formerly resided on Bettle Road in Richmond, Maine. The State Medical... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Detectives investigate shooting death in SacoPolice are investigating a shooting death in Saco. Maine Department of Public S
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 21 days ago
Police are investigating a shooting death in Saco. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says Maine State Police Detectives are on the scene of a shooting death at 26 Nye St in Saco. He says the investigation is... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Detectives investigate shooting death in SacoPolice are investigating a shooting death in Saco. Maine Department of Public S
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 21 days ago
Police are investigating a shooting death in Saco. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says Maine State Police Detectives are on the scene of a shooting death at 26 Nye St in Saco. He says the investigation is... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Police arrest suspect who fled chase ending in Palmyra cornfieldin a Sept. 21 police chase that ended in a Palmyra cornfield was arrested Frida
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 22 days ago
in a Sept. 21 police chase that ended in a Palmyra cornfield was arrested Friday. According to the agency's Instagram, Maine State Police issued a search and arrest warrant for 21-year-old Jesse Weeman, who was located at his residence in... Read more
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