Sanford turkey hunter hit with shot fired by uncle

The Maine Warden Service said a 44-year-old Sanford turkey hunter was shot and wounded in the opening hours of the spring season.

Officials said Mark Lemieux suffered injuries to his legs, chest, head and face Monday morning after being hit by a shot fired by his uncle Gerard Lemieux, 69, of Gorham.

The two were hunting in the Hollis area.

Officials said Mark Lemieux was treated at and released from Goodall Hospital in Sanford.

The incident is being investigated by the Maine Warden Service.

Monday marked the first day of spring wild turkey hunting season. In certain parts of the state the season runs through June 4.


Man fatally shot brother outside home, police say

Maine State Police said a 20-year-old Dover-Foxcroft man who died in his front yard was shot by his older brother.

Police said Ryan Mayo was shot outside his home about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department said police are still investigating the shooting and no decision about charges has been made.

The two brothers live adjacent to each other on French Road.

Police said Ryan Mayo, who lives with his parents, was shot by 22-year-old Steven Mayo.

Authorities said Steven Mayo has been interviewed and is cooperating with the investigation. Police were expected to finish collecting evidence from the two houses Monday.


Immigrant marriage scam sends fourth Mainer to jail

A Maine woman has become the fourth person sentenced in a marriage scam that enlisted Maine residents to wed immigrants.

Fifth-six-year-old June Roy White of Newport was ordered Thursday to serve three months, the same time her husband is serving.

Two of their daughters also have been sentenced to prison for their roles. Next month, 32-year-old Torri Roy Patterson of Lewiston is scheduled to begin serving a six-month sentence, and 37-year-old Angela Roy of Sabbatus will begin serving a 10-month sentence.

Prosecutors say the ringleaders were from Massachusetts. Rashid Kakande of Woburn, Mass., a native of Uganda, is awaiting sentencing. The Bangor Daily News said the other conspirator, James Mbugua, of Springfield, Mass., is on the lam. He’s a native of Kenya.


Fire chief announces promotions of three

Fire Chief Frederick LaMontagne announced the promotions Monday of David Pendleton, from captain to deputy chief; Christopher Goodall, from lieutenant to captain; and Christopher Alves to lieutenant.

“These individuals … have time and time again responded to emergencies with compassion, professionalism and maturity,” LaMontagne said.

Pendleton, a firefighter in Portland since 1985, has served as island liaison and most recently was marine division captain. His duties in that role included work on the design, purchase and delivery of the City of Portland IV, Portland’s latest fireboat.

Goodall, a 12-year veteran of the department, is a member of the Fire Investigative Team, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Team and has served as lieutenant on Engine Co. 6 at Bramhall Station.

Alves, a 13-year veteran, serves in Engine Co. 6 and is trained at the basic level as an emergency medical technician.

Average gasoline price in Maine rises to $3.94

A price monitoring website said the average retail gasoline price in Maine has risen 7.3 cents per gallon in the past week to $3.94.

MaineGasPrices.com said that Sunday’s average price is $1.03 per gallon higher than the same day one year ago, and 29.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

Nationally, the average price has increased 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.92.