• Maine August 24, 2022 10:58 am

    Pipe Bomb Was Found Next to Dead Body in Maine, Officials Say

    A person was found dead along with a pipe bomb in a northern Maine house last week, officials said. Presque Isle police initially said that a suspicious package was found with a dead person at a residence in the city, prompting a street to be closed during the investigation, according to NewsCenter Maine. But police didn’t say what the...

  • Maine June 6, 2022 2:03 pm

    Maine Man Fatally Shot by Police After Ramming Cruiser

    A man threatened a motorist with an assault rifle a day before being killed in a confrontation with a police officer, the police chief said Monday. Jacob Poitraw, 25, of Presque Isle, was shot after ramming a police officer’s cruiser several times Sunday evening during a pursuit, Police Chief Laurie Kelly said. He died later at a hospital. Sgt. Tyler…

  • Maine July 9, 2021 8:25 am

    Man Killed by Officer in Standoff Near UMaine Presque Isle

    A deputy sheriff shot and killed a man who waved a gun and fired shots into the air and into the ground during a standoff, officials said Thursday. The shooting happened Thursday afternoon when the man threatened officers with a firearm after attempts to negotiate with him over 50 minutes, officials said. It happened behind a business that’s across the…

  • Maine October 11, 2019 6:27 pm

    Man Indicted on Double Murder Charges 2 Months After Maine Deaths

    Two months after two men from northern Maine were found fatally shot, a man from Presque Isle was indicted by a grand jury on two murder charges, state police said Friday. Bobby Nightingale, 38, was already in the Aroostook County Jail on an unrelated weapons charge stemming from a week after the two Aug. 13 shooting deaths, police said in a statement.

  • Maine September 10, 2019 2:15 pm

    1 Man Arrested, Another Sought After Fatal Shooting in Presque Isle, Maine

    Police in Maine say they’ve arrested one of two men in connection with a shooting that critically injured a man. The shooting happened early Monday in Presque Isle. Many schools and businesses closed for the day. The school district said Tuesday it was open as scheduled for the day, and that additional safety measures were in place.

  • Maine September 9, 2019 8:52 am

    Presque Isle Residents Under Lockdown Following Shooting, Gunman Sought

    Police in Presque Isle, Maine are ordering nearby residents to stay indoors following a report of a shooting near the Presque Isle International Airport. News Center Maine reports businesses and homes in the area have been placed on lockdown as police search for the gunman. A two-hour delay has been ordered for the Maine School Administrative District #1 and morning...

  • Maine August 13, 2019 5:58 pm

    Police Investigate Double Homicide in Far Northern Maine

    Two men found dead inside a pickup truck in a tiny town in far northern Maine were the victims of a double homicide. State police in Maine said Tuesday that they’re still investigating the deaths. They say troopers were called to the scene in Castle Hill just after midnight, and the road has been closed since the early morning.

  • Massachusetts July 30, 2019 7:27 pm

    Maine Marks 200th Birthday Since Splitting From Massachusetts

    Maine has kicked off its celebration of its 200th birthday — and its separation from Massachusetts — by raising flags statewide. The kickoff of Maine’s bicentennial coincides with the 200th anniversary of the vote to separate the District of Maine from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in July 1819.

  • United States July 19, 2019 7:29 pm

    Mainers Prepare for Hottest Days in Years

    Maine is bracing for a blowtorch. Inland temperatures are expected to spike to around 95 degrees in a state well known as a place to escape heat. Humidity could drive feels-like temperatures to over 100 degrees.

  • Maine April 30, 2019 4:49 pm

    Maine Boys ‘Taken Against Their Will' Found Safe, Father Arrested

    Two Maine children reported missing last week have been found safe and their captor has been taken to jail. WCSH-TV reported Tuesday afternoon that 12-year-old Joel Strother II and his brother, 10-year-old Carter Strother III, were found in North Carolina, one of the states where the children were suspected to have been taken.

  • Maine April 26, 2019 11:39 am

    ‘Taken Against Will': Maine Police Searching for Brothers Believed to Be Out of State

    Authorities in Maine are seeking the public’s help in locating two missing boys who police say were taken out of the state against their will. Police in Presque Isle are searching 12-year-old Joel Strother II and his 10-year-old brother Carter Strother III, who are believed to be in North or South Carolina. Officials think the children may be with the...

  • DRIVER April 22, 2019 11:08 am

    Truck Carrying Coca-Cola Goods Catches Fire in Maine

    Maine State Police say a 2017 Kenworth tractor-trailer carrying Coca-Cola products caught fire and was destroyed on the Main Turnpike in Kennebunk early Monday morning. The driver, 46-year-old Corey White from Virginia, was headed north to Bangor when he discovered the fire and pulled into the breakdown lane. The incident closed all three northbound lanes as authorities and firefighters arrived...

  • Maine March 18, 2019 8:18 pm

    Maine State Police: Victim of Murder-Suicide Was 14-Month-Old Boy

    Maine State Police say the victim of Sunday’s murder-suicide was a baby boy. Authorities say 14-month-old Quinten Leavitt was shot and killed by his father, 35-year-old Matthew Leavitt, who then shot and killed himself. Autopsies revealed both Quinten and Matthew Leavitt died from a single gunshot wound.

  • VMS March 17, 2019 9:30 pm

    Child, Man Found Dead in Apparent Murder Suicide

    Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland says officers were called early Sunday to a Presque Isle home at 728 Reach Road.

  • Maine March 17, 2019 9:30 pm

    Maine State Police Probe Apparent Murder-Suicide in Deaths of Man, Child

    Maine State Police detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide following a standoff in Presque Isle that ended in the deaths of a man and a child. State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland says officers were called early Sunday to a home on Reach Road. He says officers discovered two bodies when they entered the home. One was of an adult male...

  • Maine August 27, 2018 2:46 pm

    Maine Governor LePage Released From Hospital

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage remains hospitalized after experiencing discomfort while visiting family in Canada.

  • Maine August 21, 2018 3:45 pm

    Police: Man Found Dead Inside Presque Isle, Maine Home Identified

    Maine State Police say the man whose body was found inside a home in Presque Isle on Sunday has been identified as 35-year-old Lee Theriault.

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