Man shot in the head dies; police still investigating

Police say a 30-year-old man who was hospitalized after being shot in the head in western Maine has been removed from life support and died.

Thomas Joudrey was shot inside a mobile home in the town of Mexico earlier this week. He was removed from life support at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Thursday morning.

Police are still looking for a man who was at the home at the time of the shooting and left before police could question him. Robert Terrill, 28, who lives in the home and fled after the shooting, is being sought for questioning.

A third man who was inside the home at the time of the shooting has been questioned.

The shooting was reported early Tuesday morning.


Weather service: Tornado touched down for 2 minutes

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in this midcoast town Tuesday night.

Meteorologists said the tornado touched down at about 7:30 p.m. and lasted for about two minutes. It was estimated to be about 20 yards wide and two-tenths of a mile long, with top wind speeds reaching between 50 and 60 mph.

The Weather Service said the tornado uprooted trees and flipped over lawn chairs. There were no reports of injuries.


Cash, cigarettes stolen from convenience store

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an overnight burglary at a Bowdoinham convenience store.

Sheriff Joel Merry said burglars entered the Bowdoinham Country Store, 54 River Road, sometime during the night Wednesday or early morning hours Thursday and emptied all the cash from the register. Several cartons of cigarettes also were taken.

Store employees reported the burglary when the store opened at 6 a.m.

Merry said the burglars — there appears to have been more than one suspect involved — entered through a section of the store that is undergoing renovation.

He would not say how much cash was stolen because the break-in remains under investigation.

Merry said the Bowdoinham Country Store has been burglarized three times in recent months.


Woman accused of threatening police officer

An Ellsworth woman has been charged with terrorizing for allegedly threatening to burn down a police officer’s home.

A judge on Wednesday ordered that 53-year-old Samantha McGuire be held without bail until she’s able to help in her own defense on charges that she told a crisis response worker she was considering setting fire to Lt. Harold Page’s home.

According to the Bangor Daily News, McGuire has been convicted of terrorizing Page three times before, dating back to 1999.

Page said he believes McGuire is upset because he arrested her 25 years ago on a charge of operating after suspension. He said he’s concerned for his family, his property and himself.


Exeter couple dies after two pickup trucks collide

A couple from Exeter has died following a collision between two pickup trucks in Stetson.

State police say the accident occurred late Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Route 143 and Mount Pleasant Road.

Police say a truck driven by 43-year-old Jacqueline Thompson did not stop at a stop sign and drove into the path of a second pickup truck. Officials say Thompson and her husband, 51-year-old Arnold Thompson, were killed instantly.

The driver of the second vehicle, 29-year-old Jacob Chambers of Dover-Foxcroft, suffered minor injuries.


Dropkick Murphys join Mumford & Sons lineup

The Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys has been added to the lineup of the daylong Mumford & Sons concert event scheduled for Aug. 4 in Portland.

The “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” show is scheduled for the Eastern Promenade park from about noon to 9 p.m.. Besides Mumford & Sons and Dropkick Murphys, the other bands scheduled to perform include St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, and Haim.

In a statement, Dropkick Murphys bassist/singer Ken Casey said his band has been friendly with Mumford & Sons for a while, and he jumped at the chance to play with them.

“We hung out with our buddies Mumford & Sons a few weeks ago at a festival in Europe, and they called to invite us to play their ‘Gentlemen of the Road’ festival up in Portland,” Casey said in the statement.

Dropkick Murphys will also play a show at Portland’s State Theatre at 10:30 p.m. that same night, with the Parkington Sisters. Tickets for that show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 

‘Alive at Five’ concert is rescheduled for Aug. 16

Thursday’s scheduled free “Alive at Five” concert at Monument Square in Portland was postponed until next month due to a forecast of rain and thunderstorms.

The scheduled 5 p.m. show — featuring The McCarthys (alt-country) and Amy Allen (folk pop) — will instead by held Aug. 16, also at 5 p.m.

The free concert series will continue as planned next week with Anna and the Diggs, the Veayo Twins and a special appearance from the New Orleans marching band March Fourth.


Soccer group’s donation will help improve town park

The Falmouth Youth Soccer Association has donated $65,000 to fund improvements to Falmouth Community Park on Winn Road.

The money is being used to make drainage and parking improvements for the front playing fields and add speed bumps throughout the park. The work began in mid-June and will be completed by mid-August.

“We’re excited to be in a position to help enhance the park for all youth sports in Falmouth,” said John Scribner, association president.

The town is expected to make other improvements to the park, including gazebo work and the addition of new playground equipment on the front fields.

The association plans to donate an additional $15,000 for park improvements later this year.



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