December 26, 2012

Maine/New England Dispatches

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Daisy, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu mix owned by Joe Corriveau of Saco, left, gets a greeting from Parker Roenick, 5, also of Saco, at the Young School playground in Saco on Sunday.

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A spokesman said the mayor has not made a decision about his work schedule.


Wanted man arrested, faces charges in Kittery

The U.S. Marshals Service has arrested a man in New Hampshire they allege is facing aggravated assault and kidnapping charges in Kittery.

Doni Dale Thompson, 33, was arrested Friday in Dover by New Hampshire State Police.

The Associated Press reported that Thompson was taken into custody during a traffic stop. He was being sought for a parole violation following his conviction for a first-degree assault.

Kittery police were unable to provide any details concerning the alleged assault and kidnapping, which took place Dec. 20 in Maine.


Morning house fire kills two and leaves five others injured

Authorities say two people have been killed and five others injured in a house fire in New Ipswich.

Officials said the blaze was first reported about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Firefighters from New Hampshire and Massachusetts responded to the scene. It took them about two hours to get the fire under control.

Authorities say they found two bodies in the rubble.

Five other people were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately available.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Fire officials told WMUR-TV that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

-- From news service reports

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