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  • Murder suspect held without bail

    Murder suspect held without bail

    ELLSWORTH —  The man accused of the murder of a 19-year-old Bar Harbor woman made his first court appearance Wednesday. Mikaela Conley was found dead near the intersection of Route 3 and West Street Saturday in Bar Harbor, Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reported. On Monday, the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit arrested a

  • Man arrested on murder charge

    Man arrested on murder charge

    BAR HARBOR – A Bar Harbor man was arrested Monday in connection with the death of 19-year-old Mikaela Conley of Bar Harbor. Detectives from the State Police Major Crimes Unit arrested Jalique Keene, 21, on a murder charge, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Keene was taken into custody at the Bar Harbor

  • Orland fire destroys mobile home

    Orland fire destroys mobile home

    ORLAND — Despite the efforts of five fire departments, a Randall Lane mobile home was destroyed by fire after midnight Wednesday. “We’re not 100 percent sure what caused it yet,” said Orland Fire Chief Bob Conary. “Folks got out and it was a total loss.” Firefighters were called out at midnight and were on scene

  • DI-S coach charged with unlawful sexual contact

    DI-S coach charged with unlawful sexual contact

    DEER ISLE — Maine State Police have charged a former Deer Isle-Stonington physical education/health teacher with unlawful sexual contact with a student. Detective Greg Mitchell arrested Izaak J. Bolduc, 25, of Blue Hill Thursday afternoon on three counts of unlawful sexual contact. Bolduc has since been released on bail. Bolduc taught at both the middle

  • Illegal fishing drives early shutdown of elver fishery

    Illegal fishing drives early shutdown of elver fishery

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday, May 23, that it was closing the state’s lucrative elver fishing season two weeks early “because of illegal sales which jeopardize the department’s ability to manage the fishery.” The department used its emergency rulemaking authority to shut the season down. The elver fishing season was scheduled

  • Orland man charged with gross sexual assault

    Orland man charged with gross sexual assault

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Trooper David Barnard arrested an Orland man Friday on two counts of gross sexual assault involving an intellectually disabled woman. Van Stevens, 49, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Feb. 27, according to the complaint. Stevens made an initial appearance Monday in Hancock County Unified Court. Because the

  • Stonington lobsterman dies in Jericho Bay

    Stonington lobsterman dies in Jericho Bay

    STONINGTON — The Marine Patrol confirmed Saturday that a Stonington lobsterman died Friday afternoon while fishing near Marshall Island in Jericho Bay. According to Sgt. Troy Dow, the body of 59-year-old Wayne “Butch” Ciomei was found in the water late Friday afternoon tangled in pot warp. His boat, the 36-foot Chelsea Lynn, was found aground,