Third suspect arrested in Presque Isle shooting 

BLAINE, Maine (AP) — Police say they made a third arrest in connection to a shooting in northern Maine. 

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that led to the arrest of 44-year-old Jason Alexander around 6 p.m. Sunday in Blaine. 

Police identified Alexander and 31-year-old Jomo White as primary suspects in a Presque Isle shooting on Sept. 9. White, of Atlanta, was arrested Tuesday and being held on felony charges of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a firearm. 

Police say a third person, Brittany Britton, was charged with elevated aggravated assault and aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm. Jail officials couldn’t say whether they had attorneys. 

The Bangor Daily News reports the victim is in intensive care; his identity has not been released. 


2 dead after I-95 crash in Howland, Maine 

HOWLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say two people are dead following a crash on I-95 in Howland. 

Troopers say the driver was ejected and died at the scene Monday afternoon. They say two passengers were hospitalized, and one of them later died. 

Names weren’t immediately released. 

State Police say the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned. The crash happened in the northbound lanes; it remains under investigation. 


Recycling plant head fired; police investigate $300k theft 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A manager of a Maine recycling facility has been fired and named in a search warrant in connection with the theft of more than $300,000. 

The Portland Press Herald reports that John Morin was fired from ecomaine March 8 for “unexplained irregularities” at the Portland facility and failing to follow regulations and procedures. 

The search warrant says the investigation focuses on the use of temporary workers and ecomaine’s scrap metal businesses. 

Police are investigating whether ecomaine was overbilled by a staffing agency. Police say they were told that Morin and the owner of the temp agency had lunch together once a week, in violation of employee policies. 

No charges have been filed. 

A message seeking comment was left for Morin. 


Collins’ aide: New Kavanaugh accusation ‘lacks an accuser’ 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins says newly disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are not adding anything new to what’s already been reported. 

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, a Democrat who hopes to unseat Collins next year, says she’s “tired of hoping that Susan Collins does the right thing.” 

Collins voted to confirm Kavanaugh last October. 

The new revelation was published in a “news analysis” in The New York Times’ Sunday opinion section. It was later updated to note the alleged victim did not speak to the authors and told friends she didn’t recall the incident. 

Collins’ spokeswoman, Annie Clark, said Monday evening that the new allegation is an “accusation that lacks an accuser.” 


Gas prices drop slightly in northern New England amid attack 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices have dropped a little more in northern New England, but analysts say that may change following an attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia. 

The latest GasBuddy price reports show New Hampshire’s prices fell 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week, bringing the average to $2.47. Maine prices went down 1.1 cents per gallon, to $2.52. Vermont’s price of $2.62 a gallon was unchanged from last week. 

The national average is $2.55 per gallon. That’s down 6.5 cents from a month ago, and 28.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. 

Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy said while there’s some good news that drivers shouldn’t expect a sudden and major uptick in gas prices, there may be a minor impact starting next week after the attack. 

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