Kennebec County Superior Court, Dec. 2-4, 2013
Albert J. Dipietro, 28, of Fairfield and formerly of Richmond, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, burglary of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and operating under the influence April 4 in Chelsea; six-month jail sentence, 90-day license suspension, $500 fine, $556.95 restitution.
WCSH 6 Portland
Maine man pleads guilty to copper theft from Togus
A Maine man has pleaded guilty to stealing copper wire and pipe fittings from property operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Togus.
Bangor Daily News
Lawmakers dismayed by one-sided hearing on pre-K expansion
Proponents of expanding early childhood education opportunities in Maine lobbied the Legislature's Education Committee on Monday in favor of a bill that would give every Maine child the opportunity for a pre-kindergarten education.
Drivers advised to watch for increased deer population this winter
Maine deer population has bounded back to 200,000, recovering from the winters of 2008 and 2009 when about a third of the state's deer died.
Augusta District Court, Nov. 7-13, 2013
Kevin E. Burgess, 47, of Winthrop, operating under the influence Aug. 9 in Winthrop; $500 fine, 48 hour jail sentence, 90 day license suspension.
Richmond couple's family in Phillipines lose homes in typhoon
Amalia and Mark McConnell of Richmond had been awake for several days and nights, watching the news and checking Facebook for any word of their large family in the Philippines.
As winter sets in, Kennebec Valley's natural gas rivals shift focus
Summit Natural Gas of Maine and Maine Natural Gas say they will work through winter to hook up customers to help lower heating bills.