A standoff on Route 1 in Bucksport ended with a 57-year-old man being taken into protective custody and transported to a hospital for evaluation. Police say when officers arrived, the man was allegedly making threats to use an explosive, prompting them to remove a woman from the residence.

New charges of conspiracy to commit murder and arson have been levied against a Washington County man who has spent much of the year in jail on multiple charges, including rape. State Police say Robert Boggia allegedly wanted to kill a witness involved in his case. Fire officials say they have enough evidence to charge him for a 2013 fire that destroyed his Blue Hill home.

A house in Hampden was destroyed yesterday in a fire that was called in just after 9:00. When crews arrived at the Carmel Road South residence the house was fully engulfed. No one was hurt in the fire.

The Brewer school department plans to seek trademark status on its school logo, after the Witch showed up on a mailer from the House Republican Fund, sent in support of the re-election of Representative Garrel Craig. Superintendent Cheri Towle says the school department does not endorse any candidate or party. Representative Craig says he didn’t know anything about the fliers until one showed up in his mailbox.

The Maine Lobster Festival has some new leadership and has issued an apology to the woman who was crossed the Maine Sea Goddess last summer. Less than 24 hours after the pageant, Taylor Hamlin says she was forced to step down after people sent in social media pictures of her using a vaping device and holding a joint. The festival’s president and vice-president have stepped down, as well as the Coronation Committee Chair.

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