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Sanford 1st-grader threatens to bring gun to school

A first-grade student threatened to bring a gun to school after a teacher asked the child to let another student have a turn on a playground swing during recess, according to a letter sent to parents. The principal of the Margaret Chase Smith School, Chuck Potter, informed families of the situation

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-03-23 19:59:00

Dover crash launches car into the woods

DOVER - Police have charged a Dover man with driving while intoxicated after his car was found Friday morning 65 feet in to the woods off the exit 9 on-ramp to the Spaulding Turnpike. At approximately 6:51 a.m., New Hampshire State Police were notified of a motor vehicle collision on the exit 9 sout

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-23 15:25:54

Body of man found near Maine Medical Center in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police in Portland are investigating the discovery of the body of a man who was found unresponsive near the Maine Medical Center. Emergency workers responded to the 46-year-old man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not revealed the man's identity as of earl

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-22 17:31:33

Rochester man faces gun-related indictments after argument with girlfriend

JARRED BARTLETT DOVER - A Rochester man has been indicted on three charges related to a Feb. 6 incident in which he allegedly fired a gun into the ground to scare his girlfriend during an argument. Jarred Bartlett, 22, is charged with criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, reckless conduct with

UNION LEADER - 2018-03-22 20:12:00

Twelve homeless sleep in warmth in Rochester

ROCHESTER - Twelve homeless people were grateful to be able to sleep in a warm, safe place in Rochester Wednesday, at least for one night. The region was spared the brutality of a fourth nor'easter this month, but the Tri-City Co-Op on Summer Street was prepared to help just in case. The organizatio

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-22 17:02:47

Police on scene of 'incident' in Westbrook

WESTBROOK (WGME) - Police are on scene of an "incident" at Good Things Variety on Saco Street in Westbrook. Officers are searching the area with a K-9 unit. WESTBROOK (WGME) - Police are on scene of an "incident" at Good Things Variety on Saco Street in Westbrook. Officers are searching the area wit

WGME - 2018-03-22 13:55:44

Restaurant owners, charged with writing bad checks for $19,000, have left Maine

Thomas and Shannon Bard are charged with theft by deception and negotiating a worthless instrument. The former high-profile Portland restaurateurs who owe tens of thousands of dollars in civil judgments over unpaid bills have left the state and now face criminal charges that they wrote bad checks. T

SUN-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 13:01:10

Berwick Police Department logs for Feb. 2-28

BERWICK, Maine - The Berwick Police Department released their police logs for Feb. 2-28 Friday, Feb. 2 Storm Rand, 24, of Berwick, was charged Feb. 2 with operating after suspension. Rand was summonsed and released and is expected to appear for arraignment on April 10. Clark Rice, Jr., 61, of Berwic

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-22 16:08:34

Rochester Police Department log for Feb. 12-18.

ROCHESTER - The Rochester Police Department released its police log for Feb. 12-18. Monday, Feb. 12 Mark J. Arabia, 19, transient, was arrested Feb. 12 on two electronic bench warrants for willful concealment and one warrant for receiving stolen property. James Roxallen Hartford, 53, of 25 Signal St

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-22 19:45:28

Tractor-trailer crash causes delays on Maine Turnpike

Crash on Maine Turnpike (@iPadMatt) BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- A tractor-trailer has crashed into the northbound median on the Maine Turnpike between Exit 25 in Kennebunk and Exit 36 in Saco. The left and center lanes are blocked northbound and the left lane is blocked southbound. Expect delays and use ca

WGME - 2018-03-23 11:50:05

Mother, son arrested after domestic disturbance in Dayton

Brian and Sandra King (Maine State Police) DAYTON (WGME) -- A mother and son were arrested after a domestic disturbance in Dayton. Troopers say 26-year-old Brian King kicked in a bathroom door, attempted to strangle his girlfriend, and threatened to kill her at a home on Dryer Road on Wednesday. The

WGME - 2018-03-22 13:11:46

Owner of Maine's biggest newspaper buys more publications

The owner of a newspaper group that dominates Maine media says he will expand his footprint by acquiring two more daily papers and a weekly group. MaineToday Media owner Reade Brower says Friday he's purchasing The Times Record of Brunswick and the Journal Tribune of Biddeford along with Mainely Med

WMTW - 2018-03-23 14:39:00

Overdose Leads To Drug Dealing Charge: NHSP

CONCORD, NH - A New Hampshire woman is facing a drug dealing charge after a reported overdose inside her residence, according to state police. EMTs and state troopers were called to the home of Katie Fysh, 32, of Groveton, on March 18, 2018, at around 5 p.m. for a report of a drug overdose in her ho


New Sarah Long Bridge to open March 30, officials say

PORTSMOUTH After a seventh-month delay, the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge will open to traffic on March 30. The Maine Department of Transportation, in coordination with the contractor, Cianbro, announced the opening of the $163 million bridge connecting Kittery, Maine to Portsmouth via the Route 1 B


Rochester nonprofit opens warming center

ROCHESTER - To help local homeless and needy individuals survive the fourth nor'easter in as many weeks, a Rochester peer support agency officially turned itself into a temporary overnight warming center Wednesday night. From Wednesday night through noon Friday, Tri-City Co-Op on Summer Street in Ro


Somersworth Police Department logs for Feb. 12-18

SOMERSWORTH - The Somersworth Police Department released their police logs for Feb. 12-18 Monday, Feb. 12 Michael J. Allen, 31, of 12 Silver St., Somersworth, was charged Feb. 12 with driving after revocation or suspension. Allen was released on a summons and was expected to appear for arraignment o

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-22 16:09:45

Gorham student suspended, parents say they warned school about bully

A student at Gorham Middle School was suspended for a fight, after his parents say they warned police and the school officials about a school bully trying to instigate the fight. (WGME) GORHAM (WGME) -- A student at Gorham Middle School was suspended for a fight, after his parents say they warned po


Child molester who was headbutted at his sentencing indicted for putting fellow inmate in chokehold

Christopher Elwell DOVER - A convicted sex offender has been indicted for putting a fellow inmate into a chokehold. Christopher Elwell, 29, was being held at Strafford County House of Corrections on Nov. 24 when he allegedly assaulted prisoner Matthew Melvin. Elwell could face up to 7 more years i

UNION LEADER - 2018-03-22 22:21:00

Large truck strikes Spaulding Turnpike toll booth

A large truck struck a toll booth on the Spaulding Turnpike in Rochester on Thursday morning. State police said a large truck hit one of the booths just before 7 a.m., knocking it off its foundation. A southbound lane at the toll plaza was shut down after the crash. As of 8:30 a.m., it was back ope

WMUR.COM - 2018-03-22 13:08:00

Portland Police search for suspect in gas station armed robbery

Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Riverton Gas Station on Forest Avenue in Portland Tuesday night. A male suspect entered the gas station around 7:40 p.m., with his face covered, and displayed a firearm, according to police. He left with an undisclosed amount of money. At this time it