Jalique Keene, who was convicted earlier this year of killing his former classmate, is sentenced to 58 years for the murder charge and 30 years for gross sexual assault. The State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Mikaela Conley died of blunt force trauma and strangulation.

A third suspect has been named in connection with a shooting earlier this week in Presque Isle.  Brittany Britton was taken into custody just hours after the victim was taken to the hospital. Jomo White was arrested on Tuesday, while Jason Alexander remains at large.

National Guard members from a unit in Brewer may be heading to Africa in 2021, a deployment the unit has been training for over the past three years. Maine National Guard Officials say the Regiment consists of about 140 soldiers from across the state, and specializes in mountain warfare.

Employees of the Fiberight Coastal Resources Facility in Hampden were joined by boy scouts, town and community representatives this week to properly dispose of a number of American flags that had been thrown in the trash. On Wednesday, the group followed flag protocol by burning the flags after saying the pledge of allegiance.

The second annual Champion the Cure Challenge Paddle to benefit the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute will be held Saturday on the Brewer waterfront. Participants in kayaks, canoes, or on paddleboards can choose between a one or seven mile course. Find more information at on the event's website.