Store Owner Dies in Fall 

Maine law enforcement officials are calling the death of the Whiting Store owner who fell down a flight of stairs a “tragic accident.” Officials say the body of 55-year-old Judy Stevens was found Friday morning by an employees of the Whiting Store. Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith says it is believed Stevens fell and died instantly sometime after 9 p.m. Thursday. Smith says it appears Stevens was going up the stairs when she slipped and fell. Smith says he’d known Stevens for many years. He says she’ll be missed.