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Man sentenced to prison for Sanford arson fire that displaced 8

A Springvale man who was accused of setting a fire that displaced eight people in Sanford last summer has pleaded guilty.

Johnathan Cox, 25, was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison with all but five suspended on the charge of arson, a Class A felony, at York County Superior Court in Alfred, according to Sanford police Detective Sgt. Matthew Jones. Cox will also serve four years of probation after his release from the Maine State Prison in Warren.

Cox, who is currently out on bail, was ordered to report to the prison by 8 p.m. Monday, Jones said.

Multiple Bar Louie locations close without warning

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – Several Bar Louie locations closed overnight without warning, including some in the Miami Valley.

The restaurants located at Austin Landing and at The Greene both have closed down permanently. Bar Louie has not released any reason for the closings.

According to the Facebook pages for both locations, January 25th was the last day of business. Bar Louie thanked their loyal guests and invited people to visit the Columbus location.

Connecticut woman killed in Solon snowmobile crash

A Connecticut woman was killed Saturday night when her snowmobile crashed in Solon.

Michelle Pavia, 43, of Stamford, Connecticut, was riding a snowmobile on Ironbound Pond and was heading toward shore about 9:45 p.m. when she drove off the ice and struck the shoreline, according to Mark Latti, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Pavia, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the snowmobile and struck trees, Latti said. She died at the scene.

Latti said that inexperience and speed likely contributed to the crash.

Man who fatally shot Maine Marine at South Carolina base found guilty

A Marine from Ohio was found guilty in a military court of fatally shooting a Standish man at a South Carolina base more than nine months ago.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Cpl. Spencer Daily, 21, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and willful discharge of a firearm under circumstances to endanger a life during a Jan. 6 general court martial.

He was sentenced to 69 months of confinement, the Observer reports.

No longer underground, Maine’s drag queen scene is mainstream and ‘finally cool’

PORTLAND, Maine — A capacity crowd of nearly 600 people saw Gigi Gabor win the 2020 Miss Blackstone’s Drag Queen Pageant at Port City Music Hall on Saturday night. The annual contest was moved from its tiny namesake gay bar to a larger venue this year due to so many people being turned away at the door in 2019.

Persistent clouds with spotty flurries/drizzle; roads may be slick

There are some slick spots on the roads this morning, mainly on bridges and overpasses. Throughout the day, spotty drizzle or flurries may occur and this trend will continue through the Monday morning commute.

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with spotty flurries/drizzle. High 38

Wall of Honor inspiring Northmont students to serve their country

CLAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A large crowd of veterans, alumni and supporters showed up to Northmont High School Saturday for the dedication and unveiling of the new Military Service Wall of Honor.

I don’t think we were sure how successful this thing could be,” said organizer of the project Lt. Col. Ken Knotts.

The wall located inside of the high school, close to the school’s gym, features more than 200 names of veterans and service members who once attended the school.

Bloomberg campaign holds gun violence discussion in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s team hosted a community conversation on gun safety in Dayton Saturday. 

It was held at McKinley United Methodist Church. The conversation gave people a chance to speak openly about gun violence. 

Susie Lane is a part of Moms Demand Action. She says, “I think almost every democrat is behind gun control legislation. We’re behind them because we believe we can make a difference.” 

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