Multiple stabbing sends three men to local hospital

Police are investigating a multiple stabbing that sent three men to the hospital early Sunday.

Lewiston police Lt. Marc Robitaille said the incident occurred around 2 a.m. outside an apartment building at 127 Howe St. He said several people initially called 911 to report a fight involving 15 to 20 people in the area around 119 Howe St.

Three men were stabbed during the melee. A 25-year-old Livermore Falls man and a 22-year-old Lewiston man were treated at Central Maine Medical Center and released. A 21-year-old Lewiston man was listed in good condition Sunday at CMMC.

Robitaille said a man arrested at the scene on an outstanding warrant for an unrelated charge is considered a person of interest in the stabbings. Tyrone Q. Howell, 29, whose last known address is 67 Mallard Lane in Winthrop, was charged on a warrant for operating a motor vehicle after suspension.

He remained at the Androscoggin County Jail on Sunday awaiting arraignment.

Details on where and why the fight started remained under investigation Sunday evening, Robitaille said.


Belmont motorist killed when car hits utility pole

A Belmont man died when his car went off Route 32 and struck a utility pole Sunday.

Timothy Simmons, 44, was coming over a hill when his silver Ford Taurus left the road, traveled along a ditch, then went airborne and struck the pole, said Maine State Police Trooper James MacDonald.

The car came to rest on its roof.

Simmons, who was wearing a seat belt, probably died instantly, MacDonald said. He said speed appeared to be a factor in the accident, which was reported at 12:37 p.m.

MacDonald said although he did not suspect Simmons was under the influence of alcohol, that will be part of the investigation.

There were no other occupants or vehicles involved in the accident.

The road was closed for about an hour after the crash.


U.S. Postal Service to issue special pictorial postmark

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a commemorative pictorial postmark celebrating Maine’s 50th annual Windjammer Days.

The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce says the stamp was designed by the chamber using the components of this year’s festival logo. The postmark will be offered on June 27 during the Windjammer Days festival at the Whale Park and post office. The chamber will have stamped postcards available for purchase.

Windjammer Days is June 24-27, with the schooners due in Linekin Bay on June 26 and in the harbor on June 27.

Pictorial postmarks are event postmarks offered by the Postal Service to commemorate local community events, such as fairs, conventions or other types of local celebrations.


Gray woman in custody after hit-and-run accident

A Gray woman was taken into custody Sunday night after a hit-and-run crash on Route 202.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said a car driven by 27-year-old Crystal Coron collided head-on with a car operated by 33-year-old Ryan McDonald of Windham around 7:45 p.m.

Police are considering charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident against Coron, according to the sheriff’s office.

McDonald did not require medical treatment


South Portland motorcyclist in critical condition following crash

A South Portland man remained in critical condition Sunday night after crashing his motorcycle early Saturday.

A spokeswoman for Maine Medical Center said 26-year-old Jonathan Hebert of South Portland is in critical condition.

Hebert was injured around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when his motorcycle crashed off Pleasant Hill Road. At the time, Scarborough police said his injuries appeared to be life threatening.


Sugarloaf resort recognized for its marketing efforts

Maine’s Sugarloaf ski resort is being recognized for its marketing efforts.

The National Ski Areas Association has named Sugarloaf the co-winner of this year’s best overall marketing campaign. It shared the award with Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

The award was announced at the trade association’s annual convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Sugarloaf was recognized for its “Big Mountain, Big Love” campaign that ran through the past ski season highlighting the resort’s mountain and the people who ski there.


Emergency crews respond to scene of plane crash

Authorities say a plane has crashed in Freedom, N.H., near the Maine border.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department said a small plane went down near Ossipee Lake Road on Sunday afternoon.

Police said emergency crews were at the scene, near the White Mountain National Forest.