Authorities Looking for Man Impersonating as a State Trooper 

Maine authorities are searching for an armed man who impersonated a state trooper while trying to force his way into a home in Jefferson. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Michael Murphy says theman forced the barrel of a handgun through a crack in the doorSaturday night and got into a tug-of-war with one of the residents.He fled after residents said they called police. Murphy says the man claimed to be a state police officer, butthat his appearance – he was wearing a white costume mask, abandanna and black clothing – suggested otherwise. Murphy says that deputies and state troopers searched the woods around the home but couldn’t find the man, who was likely attempting a robbery. (AP)