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    October 11, 2018

    King faces challengers from both sides in U.S. Senate race

    Angus King, Maine’s 74-year-old junior senator, is seeking a second term against two veritable juniors, Eric Brakey and Zak Ringelstein. The young populists are promoting platforms ideologically to the right and left of the man both view as a career politician. Brakey, the Republican, is likely to be the biggest threat to the easy reign of the popular former Maine governor. Though he only crossed the age eligibili…

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    September 13, 2018

    Belfast man dead, workers injured after Knox barn collapses

    A Belfast man was killed and two other people were injured when a barn collapsed around 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Sept. 13, on Route 137 in Knox. William Viles, 55, was trapped under debris when the roof collapsed, according to a press release from Waldo County Sheriff Jeffrey Trafton. Viles died at the scene. Another worker, Brandon Dodge, 29, of Belfast, was taken to Waldo County General Hospital with …

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    August 10, 2018

    Rockport woman sentenced to 11 years in stabbing death

    Waldo County Superior Court Justice Robert Murray on Wednesday sentenced Victoria Scott of Rockport to serve 11 years of a 16-year prison sentence for the stabbing death of Edwin Littlefield Jr. in 2017. Scott, who was 24 at the time of the incident, was convicted by a Waldo County jury on April 27 over her claims that she was defending herself from Littlefield, whom she stabbed in the driveway of a Waldo …

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    July 25, 2018

    Two dead after multiple weekend overdoses

    Police say there were as many as eight drug overdoses over the weekend, resulting in two deaths, including one of a resident at the county’s Reentry Center. Justin Henderson, 30, of Burnham died of an apparent overdose Friday at Dockside Family Restaurant in Belfast where he had been working, according to police. Waldo County Sheriff Jeffrey Trafton said Henderson was serving the end of a sentence at Maine …

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    June 26, 2018

    Talkative juror not enough for new trial in stabbing case

    Sentencing of a woman convicted in the 2017 stabbing death of a Belmont man has been pushed back to August so she can undergo a psychological evaluation. In the meantime, the judge has denied a motion by the defense for a new trial based on accounts of a chatty juror, who sought divine guidance. Waldo County Superior Court Justice Robert Murray granted the psychological evaluation based on Victoria Scott’s prior …

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    April 27, 2018

    Jury returns guilty verdict in 2017 manslaughter case

    A Waldo County jury took 2 1/2 hours to return a guilty verdict Friday, closing the week-long manslaughter trial of Victoria Scott of Rockport, who was accused of stabbing a Belmont man to death in 2017. The trial, which included testimony from more than a dozen witnesses over four days, including Scott herself, centered on events that occurred at a Waldo residence on Feb. 8, 2017. That night at about 6 p.m., …

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    April 27, 2018

    Rockport woman accused of 2017 fatal stabbing testifies at trial

    A Rockport woman accused of stabbing a Belmont man to death last year testified Thursday as the final witness in her trial for manslaughter. Victoria Scott is accused of stabbing 43-year-old Edwin Littlefield Jr. on Feb. 8, 2017, causing injuries from which he died. Prosecutors for the state say Scott, who was 24 at the time, acted out of anger as she recklessly pursued Littlefield to their final confrontation. …

  • Published
    April 26, 2018

    State rolls interview tapes at stabbing trial

    State prosecutors on the third day of a manslaughter trial in Waldo Superior Court zoomed in on inconsistencies in recorded interviews with the Rockport woman accused of stabbing a man to death in 2017. Victoria Scott is accused of causing the death of Edwin Littlefield Jr. on Feb. 8, 2017. Scott, who was 24 at the time, stabbed the 43-year-old Littlefield seven times outside a Waldo home where she was staying. …

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    April 25, 2018

    Details emerge in opening days of manslaughter trial

    Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect the relationship of Felicia and Rose Newton — the two are niece and aunt, respectively. In the snowy driveway of a home on Kendall Corner Road Feb. 6, 2017, Victoria Scott stabbed 43-year-old Edwin Littlefield multiple times, causing injuries from which he would later bleed to death. But was it out of vengeance or self defense? And what role did drugs and …

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    January 15, 2018

    State might invoke history of stabbings in manslaughter case

    A woman charged in the 2017 stabbing death of a Belmont man is expected to go before a jury in April. When she does, the state may try to paint a picture of someone for whom stabbing was not a last resort. Victoria Scott of Rockport is charged with manslaughter in the death of Edwin Littlefield of Belmont, who was found stabbed to death outside the home of a friend in Waldo Feb. 8, 2017. Court records indicate …

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