A judge says a woman from Bangor accused of brutally murdering her husband is fit to stand trial.
His ruling came Friday after a two-day competency hearing this week for 50-year-old Roxanne Jeskey.
A multi-unit apartment building in Old Town has significant damage after a morning fire.
Boyles Apartment on Main Street houses 4 units.
Chief Steve O’Malley says the fire probably started in the kitchen.
“I think the biggest frustration was uncertainty. I think that is something we all certainly understand and we are trying to get to answers as quickly as we can.”
About half of the employees at the Lincoln Paper and Tissue Mill were told not to go to work on Thursday.
“It affects the whole region, it affects the whole town, so it’s devastating news,” said Bill Lawrence, Lincoln Town Manager.
The state is looking into the process of concealed weapons permits and how it might be inconsistent across Maine.
While doing research on a bill to ensure the confidentiality of concealed weapons permit holder information, State Police Lieutenant Scott Ireland came across some troubling input. It happened when he got back surveys from those authorized to issue concealed permits.
A Waterville man has two city firefighters to thank for saving his life. The Waterville Fire Department crews responded to a call to 1 Mount Pleasant Street in Waterville just before 7:00 last night.
Waterville Police are searching for a man accused of trying to take off with $450 worth of toys from K-Mart yesterday.
Police tell us he tried to leave the store with a cart full of toys without paying. Waterville Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey said store workers tried to stop the man when he tried to leave but he kept going.
The family of a West Gardiner woman who was murdered in 1973 are outraged that her killer could be released after serving just 22-years in prison. In 1973, the body of 18-year-old Debbie Dill was found in a remote wooded spot in Litchfield. She had been strangled and savagely beaten to death with a hammer. The crime went unsolved for nearly two decades.
Two experts say a woman from Bangor has the perfect storm of health problems and is not fit to stand trial for the murder of her husband.
A judge will now decide if that’s the case.
About 200 people lost their jobs Wednesday in Lincoln.
That’s more than half the workforce of the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, which is shutting down the pulp and paper part of their operation.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Plans for a new Maine Army National Guard headquarters building are on hold because the state does not own the property that officials plan to use to gain access to the site.
A Levant man was arrested early Wednesday morning after a reported standoff at his home.
40-year old Gary Bouchard is charged with domestic violence criminal threatening, domestic violence terrorizing. criminal threatening and creating a police standoff.
The Orono-Veazie Water District will be performing an emergency waterline repair in Orono Wednesday morning
Starting at 7 am, North Main Avenue from Pond Street to Hillside Road will be closed.
More than a hundred miles of natural gas pipeline has been installed in the Kennebec valley.
That announcement came Tuesday by Summit Natural Gas.
The company’s CEO said its first customers will be hooked up to gas service this month.
Lawmakers are meeting in Augusta this afternoon to discuss the LePage administration’s decision to hire an outside consultant to review Maine’s Medicaid program. The Health and Human Services committee will consider the nearly $1 million no-bid contract for the Alexander Group. Early Tuesday morning at an event at Thomas College, LePage defended his decision not to send DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew or anyone else from his administration to the hearing.
The suspect in an Orono stabbing appeared in court Monday.
21-year-old Dorian Guerin was arraigned in Bangor via video conference on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault.
He’s accused of stabbing 50-year-old Mark Patrick Dow at a home on Park Street in Orono Sunday afternoon.
Some lucky holiday shoppers in Ellsworth received a special holiday surprise Monday, courtesy of a secret Santa.
When Alisha Pickard got a call to come in to Reny’s in Ellsworth she had no idea what to expect.
Fire destroyed a home in Knox today. It broke out just before 9:00 a.m. at a home on the Aborn Hill Road.
Dwight Montgomery, who lived in the home said he smelled smoke so he grabbed his cat, ran out and called the fire department.
A teenager is in jail on $450,000 bond accused of shooting and killing a former Bangor man at a Christmas party in Arizona.
28-year-old Jeff Ward died early Sunday morning.
The Fire Marshal’s Office says a fire that destroyed a residence in Palmyra Monday morning was accidental.
Crews arrived around 2am to find flames showing through the roof of the home on Main Street.