Ralph St. Pierre, Augusta’s finance director and assistant city manager, picks up bedbugs that a disgruntled visitor reportedly unleashed Friday afternoon at Augusta City Center.

1. Augusta City Center closes after angry man unleashes 100 live bedbugs
Published June 5
A man upset that he didn’t qualify for General Assistance reportedly slammed a cup of 100 or so bugs on a counter, prompting City Hall’s closure and pest control measures.
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2. Judge refuses to stop euthanization order for Dakota the dog
Published April 11
The Husky was ‘pardoned’ by the governor, but the DA says that action was ‘irrelevant.’
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3. Trapped by heroin: Lobster industry struggles with its deadly secret
Published April 2
The Gulf of Maine is full of people battling addictions. Tristen Nelson has hauled traps beside them, shot up with them and attended their funerals. And now, as somebody who has kicked the habit, he is trying to help other fishermen find their way into recovery.
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4. Two motorcyclists killed in accident which shut down northbound Interstate 95 in Augusta
Published September 10
The riders — Jamie Gross, 58, of Belmont, and Aaron White-Sevigny, 25, of Windsor — were participating in the United Bikers of Maine Toy Run when the accident occurred Sunday afternoon.
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5. Maine golf legend was held at gunpoint in Vassalboro by a burglar whom police later shot, killed
Published February 11
Dickie Browne was tied up in the basement of his Fairway Drive home while the burglar ransacked his house, and police responding to the burglary later shot at a pair of suspects — Kadhar Bailey and Ambroshia Fagre — killing both.
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6. Report says Burnham woman died from artery disease-induced attack after naked intruder ‘jumped in bed’ with her
Published August 14
Tara Shibles, 37, of Thorndike, has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the incident and her trial may start in December.
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7. Ku Klux Klan fliers shock residents in Augusta, Gardiner, Freeport neighborhoods
Published January 30
Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire said such fliers have been found in other parts of the country and an Augusta clergyman thinks the fliers are connected to the targeting of refugees.
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8. Elderly couple’s eviction from Albion home draws LePage’s ire
Published January 9
The Maine governor vows to change the law about foreclosure of elderly people’s properties after the Albion couple, both 80 years old and disabled, were evicted from their home.
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9. Pittston driver, 16, headed to school with 12-year-old brother, hurt in crash
Published August 31
Tabytha Hembree and her brother Alexander Hembree were hurt Thursday morning when the crash occurred on Route 27.
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10. Motorcycle, truck, accident shut down northbound Interstate 95 in Augusta
Published September 10
The accident involved participants in the United Bikers of Maine’s annual toy run. Numerous participants in the run were stopped behind the accident scene, until police routed them to the southbound lane to allow them to get off the interstate. A few were also stopped just ahead of the accident site.
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11. Head on crash in Fairfield kills one
Published November 25
It appears around 2:15 p.m. a passenger vehicle crossed the center line on Route 139 and struck a tractor trailer.
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12. One person dies after Kennedy Memorial Drive crash that sent three to hospital
Published June 1
After reporting just minor injuries, police confirmed that one person involved had died after being taken to the hospital.
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13. Police: Sidney home invasion leaves suspect shot in chest
Published March 13
Eric Hewett, who police said came to the rescue of his mother during the home invasion, suffered a serious head injury before shooting the alleged intruder, Dreaquan Foster of Providence, Rhode Island.
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14. New Portland woman, 3-year-old son die in car crash with school bus
Published March 11
Amanda Carter, 36, and her son Mark Schinzel, 3, both of Meadowbrook Road in New Portland, were pronounced dead at the scene of the Friday night crash on U.S. Route 2 in Norridgewock, police said.
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15. Skowhegan woman arrested on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child
Published July 31
Naked infant found amid cat feces, vomit, empty prescription bottles and beer cans, police said.
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16. Police: Woman left 5 preschoolers in car in Waterville while getting hair done
Published April 6
Melissa J. Bagley, 32, of Unity, was arrested on child endangerment charges after she allegedly left the children, ages 3 and under, in a running minivan for an hour and a half at JFK Plaza.
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17. Madison shootings end in deaths of 4 after man shoots wife, son
Published July 5
Authorities said Carroll Tuttle Jr. shot and killed his partner, Lori Hayden, and their 25-year-old son, shot a neighbor to death and wounded another relative before police fatally shot Tuttle.
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18. Manchester couple found dead at home in domestic violence killing, police say
Published December 9
Authorities said Clyde Shue, 82, of 543 Prescott Road, had called police shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday to report that he had killed his wife, Kim Shue, 62.
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19. One killed, one hurt in Vassalboro shooting
Published February 10
A man is dead and a woman was injured during a shooting involving police on Arnold Road, according to state police.
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20. Skowhegan police investigating discovery of body in woods
Published June 3
The police chief said the person who died is presumed to be someone who had been reported missing and potentially suicidal, but his department called in state police investigators to help.
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