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    July 15, 2016

    Man punched, bit woman before she could reach help

    A 22-year-old Lincolnville man was ordered to be held without bail pending a motion to revoke his probation July 15 after he was arrested for striking a woman in the face, breaking her nose, biting her finger and threatening to kill her by driving the car into a tree. On July 12, around 4 p.m., Knox County deputies were alerted to a domestic incident at Maritime Farms on Route 17, according to a press release …

  • Published
    March 9, 2016

    Brother of murdered inmate sues for wrongful death

    The brother of Micah Boland, an inmate killed two years ago in his cell by another prisoner known to possess a hatred for pedophiles and a propensity toward violence, filed a lawsuit last month against the former warden and acting deputy warden of the prison, contending they failed to prevent the death of his sibling. Boland was restrained and stabbed 87 times with makeshift knives in February 2014 in the B-pod, …

  • Published
    February 16, 2016

    Judge accepts plea deal for woman who unlawfully took kids out of state

    A judge imposed a nine-month jail sentence on a mother of four who admitted to taking her children, all under age 14, to Louisiana against a custody agreement and without the father’s knowledge. Candice Bouchard, formerly Candice Owens, of Searsmont pleaded guilty Feb. 16 in Knox County Court to four felony counts of criminal restraint by a parent. Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Bou…

  • Published
    January 21, 2016

    Man arrested for punching woman admits to abuse

    A 35-year-old Lincolnville man admitted to a charge of domestic violence assault Jan. 20 at his initial appearance hearing in court. Wesley M. Herrick was arrested after a female victim reported to police he punched her in the face during an argument. Herrick pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of domestic violence assault and was sentenced to serve six months in jail with all but seven days suspended. He will …

  • Published
    January 21, 2016

    Lincolnville man accused of punching victim

    A 35-year-old man was arrested after a female victim accused him of punching her in the face during an argument. Wesley M. Herrick, of Lincolnville, is charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic violence assault and will appear in the Knox Unified Court Jan. 20. The defendant’s bail is currently set at $10,000 cash by the bail commissioner. The victim reported the incident to police, and when she went to the …

  • Published
    January 15, 2016

    House votes against pursuing impeachment

    The Maine House of Representatives voted 96 to 52 to defeat a move to investigate eight misconduct allegations against Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who, after the vote, criticized the action as a “witch hunt.” A coalition introduced an impeachment order in the House Jan. 14. Rep. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, was lead sponsor of the order to establish a 13-member House Special Investigative Committee to review …

  • Published
    October 29, 2015

    Question 1 ballot asks Mainers to consider money in politics

    Question 1 has been criticized as welfare for politicians and, conversely, touted as an initiative to keep so-called dark money honest in Maine elections. In the last election cycle, $14 million in outside money was spent in Maine, and it has a significant impact on the election system, said Republican Sen. Roger Katz of Augusta, a proponent of the initiative. The citizens’ initiative aims to strengthen penalties …

  • Published
    June 22, 2015

    Lincolnville man held without bail on multiple violations

    A 27-year-old Lincolnville man convicted last year of domestic violence assault is now accused of violating his probation multiple times by lying about where he works, not continuing with court-ordered counseling and leaving the state. Matthew Robbins was ordered to be held without bail on a motion to revoke his probation by Judge Susan Sparaco June 19 at an initial appearance hearing. Sparaco said the underlying …

  • Published
    April 3, 2015

    Bill to ban microbeads becomes law

    A bill to prohibit microbeads in personal care products and over-the-counter drugs, as part of an effort to minimize the harmful environmental impact to human and marine life, passed the House and Senate last month with near-unanimity. The act, LD 85, became law without Gov. Paul LePage’s signature last month. The bill was co-sponsored by Rockport Rep. Joan Welsh, a Democrat representing District 93, and Sen. …

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    March 30, 2015

    Man to serve four months for powerboat joyride, crash

    A 31-year-old Camden man formerly employed as a captain was sentenced to serve four months in jail March 25 after he admitted to taking a customer’s boat without permission, causing $10,000 worth of damage, and then tampering with the testimony of several people, asking them to cover for him. Michael Quantrell was ordered to serve a three-year sentence with all but four months suspended concurrent to a Waldo …

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