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MAN ACCUSED OF ATTACKING WOMAN WITH AXE

MILBRIDGE - A man from knox remains in jail today.

54 year old linwood doughty  is charged with aggravated assault for an attack that happened late saturday night.

According to milbridge police chief lewis pinkham, doughty had a relationship with the alleged victim and showed up at her home unannounced.

Police say he broke in and attacked her with an axe.

She managed to fight him off, but had to be treated at a local hospital for injuries.

Pinkham was arrested sunday and according to district attorney matt foster, he waived his right to a hearing yesterday which means bail couldn't be set.

He'll make his first court appearance on tuesday.

Doughty also received a 10 year sentence after pleading no contest to attempted murder charges for attacking another woman in 1995.

In that case, officials says doughty tried to kill a former girlfriend by shooting her, but she also survived and managed to escape to call for help.

Susan Farley

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Susan Farley, a familiar face in Eastern Maine, has joined the WVII ABC 7 and Fox 22 News team.

Most recently Susan served as the executive director at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, but now returns to her roots in news, a long history that began in 1987 when she held the position of news director at WDEA/ WWMJ radio stations. In 1990 she became the assignment editor at WABI-TV for six years. She left the station to run her own successful business while continuing to assist WABI in coverage of elections and other special events. She returned to WABI full-time in 2003 to serve as the station's Coastal Bureau chief for the next six years.

"I am very happy for this opportunity to return to the newsroom," said Farley. "I'm looking forward to working with Craig Colson and the entire ABC 7/Fox 22 News team to bring quality news reporting to our viewers."