Ben McCanna

Ben McCanna

Staff Writer


Latest Articles by Ben McCanna

February 18, 2013

Victims of 6-car crash say convicted driver's plea deal too lenient

The driver who caused a spectacular Waterville crash is sentenced to three days in jail and has her license suspended for 30 days.

February 1, 2013

Traffic stop leads to cocaine bust in Clinton

Police say they discovered 98 grams of uncut cocaine in a car operated by Brian R. Stackpole, 23. Arresting officers also seized $3,500.

January 31, 2013

Chimney fires frighteningly common in Maine

Fire departments in Franklin, Kennebec and Somerset counties have responded to more than 40 chimney fires this month.

January 29, 2013

Flu epidemic has peaked in Maine, say health officials

Nonetheless, flu is still a concern for the region, says State Epidemiologist Stephen Sears.

January 18, 2013

Man found dead in Waterville was fugitive

Richard Lawson, 58, was wanted by U.S. Marshals for failure to appear for trial in West Virginia. His death is not considered suspicious.

January 1, 2013

Recovery effort for 3 sledders suspended

When the wind subsides, searchers plan to use sonar to locate the men who drove into open water Sunday.

December 24, 2012

Fairfield business co-owner withdraws offer to destroy unwanted guns

A co-owner of Hammond Tractor Co., who is a gun owner himself, is rescinding his offer after backlash from the community.

December 7, 2012

Police to recap Ayla investigation

No new developments in case, but police will hold press conference Dec. 14 to mark upcoming one-year anniversary of toddler's disappearance

November 29, 2012

Tomb door stolen from Albion cemetery

"It happens all the time now . . . They'll take flag holders. They'll take the fences, gates, anything. I don't know what to do about it."

November 9, 2012

Authorities seize 14 animals from Winslow residence

Police say charges are likely after they seize four cows, three calves, three horses, a pony, a donkey and two dogs.