Intruder facing charges after entering King home

Police say a man who entered the home of horror writer Stephen King is facing charges.

Police identified the intruder Friday as Christopher Prince, 29, who got into a confrontation with officers who tried to question him about the incident Tuesday.

Police said Prince went inside King’s home but was ordered to leave by staff members.

The trouble grew when the Orono man became combative with officers who tried to question him.

Police ended up arresting him on charges of failure to submit to arrest.

They also issued him a criminal trespass warning. No phone listing could be found for Christopher Prince.

Police arrest two suspects for break-ins in two counties

Authorities say two men have been arrested in connection with a months-long burglary spree in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

Police said Paul St. Onge, 43, of Hudson and Eugene Horn, 37, of Bangor are being held in lieu of bail.

Police believe they are responsible for up to a dozen burglaries to businesses, houses and seasonal properties.

It was not immediately known if the two men are being represented by lawyers.

They’re accused of stealing electronics, furniture, jewelry, household appliances, guns and trailers and using Horn’s red Ford Escape sport utility vehicle during the burglaries, which police say started in June.

Authorities believe the two men sold much of the stolen property.

Many Maine voters will use new technology for voting

Many voters in Maine will be using enhanced technology when they cast their ballots in next week’s election.

The state is rolling out more than 400 new machines that include digital scanners that can catch mistakes by voters and save time in vote counting.

The new digital scanners will check the paper ballots for any obvious problems – such as a voter accidentally casting yes and no votes on the same ballot question – and provide the opportunity for a do-over.

Lewiston is among the communities using the new machines.

City Clerk Kathy Montejo told the Sun Journal newspaper she expects things to go smoothly Tuesday.

She said the new technology could speed up the vote-counting process by ignoring write-in votes for candidates that are not pre-approved.

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