May 22, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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Surprising everyone in the courtroom on Monday, Vincent Turner invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Authorities say Turner, 42, was stabbed in the chest by Tony Leonard, 43, during a drunken brawl in October.

Prosecutors say the two-pronged fork penetrated so deeply into Turner's chest that it scraped his aorta and landed him in the hospital in critical condition.

The Sun Journal reported that after testifying Monday that he and Leonard were friends, Turner said no more.

Leonard pleaded no contest to assault and was sentenced to time served.


Three Aroostook residents charged with making meth

Three northern Maine residents have been indicted on charges of making the highly addictive drug methamphetamine.

Jammie Dickinson and Kyle Stewart of Houlton and Crystal Dehahn of Hodgdon are charged with drug trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child.

WABI-TV reported that Dehahn is the widow of Jason Dehahn, one of the victims in a 2010 triple murder in the small town of Amity.

Drug agents say they found Stewart and Dickinson with a child in a Houlton apartment where they allegedly made methamphetamine.


RSU 23 residents approve school budet to go to vote

Residents of Saco, Dayton and Old Orchard Beach will be asked to vote June 11 on a $45.1 million school budget.

About 80 residents approved the budget amount by a show of hands, according to Gary Curtis, chairman of the Regional School Unit 23 board.

The regional budget meeting was held at Old Orchard Beach High School.

Curtis said residents added an $18,600 spending request to the budget to purchase or lease an additional school bus.

Curtis said the 2013-14 budget, which was challenged by a number of revenue shortfalls, has been one of the "most difficult" to prepare in recent years.


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