Robbery arrest

Police have identified a man accused of holding up a pharmacy in Skowhegan.

They say it was 32 year old Jason Walsh who walked into the Rite Aid on Madison Avenue yesterday.

He passed a note to a pharmacist demanding drugs and threatening to use force if he didn't get it.

Police say Walsh fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later.

Surveillance video from the store helped identify him.

Walsh is now charged with robbery and stealing medications.

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King says Cutler would make a good governor, but " i too am a realist. after many months of considering the issues and getting to know the candidates, it is clear that the voters of Maine are not prepared to elect Eliot in 2014".

He goes on to say, "the good news is that we still have a chance to elect a governor who will represent the majority of maine people: my friend and colleague, Mike Michaud. and today, i'd like to offer him my support".

Pharmacy robbery

Police are looking for a man who apparently held up the Rite aid store on Madison avenue in Skowhegan. They say a man passed a threatening note to a teller claiming he had a weapon. It's unclear if he got anything, but we know he fled on foot. At last report he was wearing a grey hat, jeans and a blue jacket. The robbery happened a short while ago.
 

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