Lewiston Man Charged with Murder

Mark J. Sinclair, 28, has been charged with murder in the July shooting of a Massachusetts man on Howe Street in Lewiston.

Sinclair could be sentenced to prison for 25 years to life.

According to the Sun-Journal, John Paquin, 20, of Worcester, Massachusetts was murdered on July 17.

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VIDEO: Little Leaguers Define Sportsmanship

Watch as an Oklahoma little leaguer gets hit in the head and then comforts the pitcher who is visibly shaken up afterward.

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MDEA Drug Seizure and Arrest

As the result of a joint investigation among the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Portland Police Department, one person has been arrested in connection with the distribution of
methamphetamine and fentanyl from an apartment in Portland.

Sarah Hartley, 45 of Portland, has been charged with two counts of Class A Schedule W Drugs. The aggravating factor was a prior Trafficking conviction. Bail was set at $20,000 cash.

From the MDEA:

Over the past month, MDEA’s Cumberland Task Force, along with the Portland Police Department, have been investigating a group responsible for the distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl, from a St. John St. apartment. This investigation has included the purchase of both illicit drugs from this house.

On Monday, August 8, 2022, MDEA agents and Portland Police officers executed a search warrant on the St. John St. apartment. During the search warrant, investigators seized approximately 180
grams of methamphetamine, 42 grams of fentanyl, and 49 grams of crack cocaine, along with approximately $15,300 in cash suspected to be the proceeds from drug sales. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is approximately $35,000.

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Suspect arrested in killings of 2 Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Authorities confirmed on Tuesday that a man suspected of killing at least two Muslim men in New Mexico has been arrested.  The suspect, 51-year-old Muhammad Syed, was taken into custody after a tipster contacted authorities.

Albuquerque Police Deputy Commander Kyle Hartsock told reporters that Syed is accused of the July 26 and Aug. 1 murders of Aftab Hussein, 41, and Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, respectively. Syed is also a suspect in the Aug. 5 killing of Naeem Hussain, 25, and the Nov. 7 slaying of Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, but authorities are still investigating those cases.  Albuquerque police declined to elaborate on a potential motive, however in a news release the department said the victims knew Syed “to some extent and an interpersonal conflict” may have led to the shootings.

The first murder happened on Nov. 7, when the body of Mohammad Ahmadi was found in a parking lot behind the halal meat business he ran with his brother. The two other homicides were the killing of Pakistani immigrant Aftab Hussein and Muhammad Afzaal Hussain near the University of New Mexico, authorities said.

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Hostage standoff at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida leaves three dead in murder-suicide

A hostage situation at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida ended with three people dead in an apparent murder-suicide.  Police responded to a report that a person was shot at Bridge the Gap, a non-profit organization, on Monday at approximately 7:00 p.m. in Edgewater, Florida. Bridge the Gap was hosting a Narcotics Anonymous meeting at the time.

According to the Edgewater Police Department, Quinton Hunter, the suspect, entered the building after the meeting started and shot Ian Greenfield at close proximity, “mortally wounding him.”  Police shared in a statement: “At this time we believe Quinton Hunter was angry over a relationship Greenfield had with Hunter’s former girlfriend, Erica Hoffman, the second victim in this case.”

20 people were in attendance at the NA meeting, and were able to flee the building safely.  Police said Hunter prevented Hoffman from leaving, turning the incident into a hostage situation. The Southeast Volusia Regional SWAT Team and Southeast Volusia Negotiations Team responded to the scene and attempted to contact Hunter to negotiate a resolution. Upon entering the building, SWAT discovered the bodies of Greenfield, Hoffman, and Hunter.

The Edgewater Police Department are continuing to investigate the incident along with the State Attorney Homicide Investigations Unit.

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Breland teams up with Lady A for the collaboration “Told You I Could Drink”

Breland is teasing his debut album Cross Country by dropping the track “Told You I Could Drink” featuring Lady A. Co-written by Breland, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, and Zachary Manno, the song is available now across all digital and streaming platforms.  Take a listen: here.

Said Breland: “Lady A is one of the groups that introduced me to country music, so when I finally got in studio with Charles Kelley, I already had a Lady A collab in mind.  The two of us performed ‘Told You I Could Drink’ at Breland & Friends at the Ryman in March, and the response we got from the audience was what convinced us to cut the song and put it on my album. I’m so excited for the world to hear what we made.”

Breland shared the trackless for the 14-song project on social media, featuring collaborations with Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban.  The artist is also hitting the road this summer with Fitz & The Tantrums and Andy Grammer on The Wrong Party Tour.

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Mitchell Tenpenny reveals track list from upcoming album

Mitchell Tenpenny has revealed the track listing for his upcoming album, This Is The Heavy, due out Sept. 16. Tenpenny co-wrote every song on the project, as well as co-producing with Jordan M. Schmidt.   You can pre-save the album – here.

The album includes his hit single, “Truth About You,” that debuted on TikTok and instantly became the highest streaming debut of his career with 2.5 million streams in the first three days, now tallying over 125 million on-demand streams. A new song from the album, “Always Something With You,” is also out now.

Mitchell Tenpenny reveals ‘This is The Heavy’ track listing

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Ellen Pompeo will reduce role to star in upcoming Hulu series

Actress Ellen Pompeo will be reducing her starring role on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy in order to star in an upcoming limited series for Hulu. Pompeo, who stars as Dr. Meredith Grey, will only appear in eight episodes of Season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy, which recently began production. Pompeo will still provide the narration in every episode, and continue to serve as executive producer.

Pompeo will be taking on an undisclosed streaming role, joining an as-of-yet untitled limited series for Hulu. According to Variety, the eight-episode series will follow the true story of Natalia Grace, a Ukrainian scam artist with dwarfism who was adopted by an Indiana couple after pretending to be an eight-year-old girl. The battle between the girl and her adoptive parents will venture across tabloids and courtrooms, and eventually affect their entire marriage. Pompeo will star in the show in addition to executive producing.

Pompeo has portrayed Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy since the series’ premiere in 2005, making her one of the highest-earning television actresses – she earned an estimated $19 million in 2020.

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Anne Heche in coma in ‘extreme critical condition’ following car crash

Anne Heche is in a coma following her car crash in Los Angeles over the weekend. The actress’ rep said “At this time Anne is in extreme critical condition. She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention. She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”

Heche crashed her blue Mini Cooper car into a home, with video footage showing the vehicle speeding down the street before crashing. According to the LAPD, the vehicle became engulfed in flames, and Heche was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment by an ambulance. The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the vehicle struck and came to rest within the 738-square foot two-story home, causing structural damage and igniting a massive fire.

The incident remains under investigation, and reports say that the Los Angeles Police Department had received a warrant to test Heche’ blood to determine whether she was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the accident. Officers believe Heche may have been intoxicated when she plowed her vehicle into the home: “The info we received this morning was a warrant that was obtained the same day as the traffic collision, which was August 5. The warrant was to draw blood, and an investigation is ongoing pending the blood test results. If found intoxicated, [Heche] could be charged with misdemeanor DUI hit and run. No arrests have been made so far.”

Heche’s ex James Tupper, who shares 12-year-old son Atlas with Heche, shared a throwback photo of his ex and their son on Instagram, which he captioned, “Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight anneheche 💔 we love you.”

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Maine Ranks First in Public Safety

According to a survey from ‘Best States’ including crime and corrections, Maine ranks first in the nation for public safety.

Fellow New England state New Hampshire placed second.

Learn more about the ‘Best States’ survey here.

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