Sunday, December 8, 2013
From staff and news services
Neighbor: Man slain Tuesday feared son might kill him
A neighbor says a Lamoine man who was fatally shot by his son recently told him he was afraid his son might kill him.
Maine State Police on Wednesday were back at the scene of a double homicide in Lamoine to determine what caused Leon Tilden, 27, to fatally shoot his father, Robert Tilden, and his uncle, Russell Pinkham, who were both 50.
After the shootings early Tuesday morning, Leon Tilden was fatally wounded during an armed confrontation with troopers.
A neighbor, Stan Olencki, told the Bangor Daily News that he recently talked to Robert Tilden while Leon Tilden was firing a gun in the woods. Olencki said that's when the older Tilden told him in all seriousness he was afraid his son was going to kill him.
Two men taken to hospitals after fiery pre-dawn crash
Two people were taken to the hospital following a fiery crash Wednesday morning.
A 1997 Pontiac driven by Tylor McKenzie, 24, of Hiram crossed the center line on Route 113 near Douglas Hill Road and collided with a 2000 box truck driven by Walter Stickney, 65, of Baldwin, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.
The collision caused the front of the truck to erupt into flames but Stickney escaped out the passenger side door. McKenzie was trapped but the car was not near the flames and firefighters were able to extricate him.
Both men were taken to the hospital, the sheriff's office said. McKenzie was treated and released from Maine Medical Center. Stickney was taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.
The fire destroyed the truck's engine compartment and cab, police said.
Investigators have not been able to talk to McKenzie and do not know yet what caused his car to cross the center line in the pre-dawn accident.
Route 113 was closed for about 90 minutes; traffic was detoured around the crash on local roads, the sheriff's office said.
Biddeford man pleads guilty to possession of child porn
A Biddeford man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography.
Paul R. Rouselle, 45, entered his plea on Tuesday. He will face as much as 10 years in prison at sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 6.
Federal prosecutors say Homeland Security investigators in February learned that child pornography was being made available for sharing on the Internet from an IP address in Biddeford.
Authorities searched Rouselle's home in May and seized computers that had hundreds of videos of minors involved in sexually explicit conduct.
Rouselle was arrested in Guam several days later. Investigators say he had bought a one-way ticket from Portland to the Philippines.
Art museum expands hours for visitors to Homer exhibit
The Portland Museum of Art is expanding its hours to accommodate interest in the "Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine" exhibition.
The museum will be open until 9 p.m. Nov. 24-25 during Thanksgiving weekend. From Dec. 13 through Dec. 29, the museum will extend hours until 8 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday nights.
Reservations are recommended, and there is a $5 surcharge. The show will be on view through Dec. 30.
Maine-owned tugboat sinks; two climb to safety on barge
Authorities say two people are safe after escaping from a tugboat that sank in the Piscataqua River.
The two were able to get onto a barge that is working on the new Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.
Steve Achilles, assistant fire chief in Portsmouth, said the tugboat went down between two barges Wednesday afternoon.
The tugboat is known as the Benjamin Bailey and is owned by Ken Anderson Riverside & Pickering Marine Contractors in Eliot, Maine.
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