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Helen Smith and Maine Game Warden Dave Chabot, shortly after Chabot and his police dog located Smith Tuesday evening in Alna.

Game wardens locate 84-year-old woman who had been missing 5 hours

By Beth Brogan on June 28, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.
She was cold and wet, but otherwise in good health.
A father and son fishing in the Kennebec River pulled this rifle from the water on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Father, son on fishing trip haul rifle from Augusta river

By Nick McCrea on June 27, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
A father and son reeled in an unexpected catch on the Kennebec River over the weekend — a rusted bolt-action rifle.

This Sunday, June 25: Kennebec River Cleanup!

on June 23, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.
An orphaned baby raccoon is seen in a tree in this photo submitted to WGME, CBS 13.

Augusta firefighters save baby raccoons from starvation after mother dies

By CBS 13 on June 19, 2017, at 3:17 p.m.
“The Maine Warden Service requested our services to help get the little bandits down.”
A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.

Man dies in shooting outside West Gardiner home

By Dawn Gagnon on June 17, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
James Haskell, 41 and who most recently lived in Chelsea, was found dead outside the residence on Yeaton Drive in West Gardiner, according to police.
Fryeburg Police officers walk with the vehicle carrying the Desjardins family and the cremated remains of fallen Fryeburg police officer Nathan M. Desjardins following the Law Enforcement Tribute at the Augusta Civic Center on Friday morning where thousands came to honor the fallen officer.

Law enforcement honors Fryeburg officer who died in line of duty

By Judy Harrison on June 16, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Hundreds of law enforcement and emergency services personnel were expected to attend a tribute to Fryeburg police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins.
School officials in Augusta are not taking any chances with some of their younger students and this heat.

Augusta sends elementary schools students home early due to heat

By CBS 13 on June 13, 2017, at 7:48 a.m.
School officials in Augusta are not taking any chances with some of their younger students and this heat.
Police in Augusta are looking for a suspect after a stabbing in the city Sunday night.

Augusta police seek stabbing suspect

By CBS 13 on June 13, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.
Police in Augusta are looking for a suspect after a stabbing in the city Sunday night.
Rebecca Wyke speaks during a forum at the University of Maine in Orono, Jan. 20, 2012.

UMS picks familiar face to lead, provide stability to UMaine Augusta

By Nick McCrea on June 09, 2017, at 10:15 a.m.
The campus has struggled in recent years with a revolving door of leadership.
Maine State Police, Penobscot County Sheriff, and Brewer police work on the scene where 54-year-old Mark Ellis was killed after more than a 12 hour standoff with police at his home in Orrington on Wednesday.

Fatal police shootings surge in Maine in 2017

By Judy Harrison on June 08, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Twice as many people have been fatally shot by Maine police so far this year as in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.
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Tim Keefe with his tent in Washington, where he lived for the winter.

‘I felt like a caveman’: How work requirements for state benefits hurt one Maine man

By Patty Wight on June 03, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
Tim Keefe says despite his injury, he lost his benefits because he couldn’t fulfill the work requirement.

Food sovereignty bill passes in Maine House, Senate

By Julia Bayly on June 03, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
“Food is life. If you can feed yourself, then no one else can push you around or tell you what to do.”
An exterminator was brought in to treat the building after a man let more than 100 live bed bugs loose.

Augusta city hall shut down after angry man lets 100 live bed bugs loose

By CBS 13 on June 02, 2017, at 9:01 p.m.
City manager William Bridgeo said employees immediately called police, who quickly located the man.

Clouds, rain to move across Maine on Memorial Day

By Judy Harrison on May 28, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Rain showers will slowly move from New Hampshire into Maine on Memorial Day before settling in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.
Dr. Henry Ryan (third from left) is shown a dedication ceremony for a plaque installed in his honor at the state medical examiner's office in Augusta on Oct. 15, 2013, with (from left) former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Margaret Greenwald, former Deputy Attorney General William Stokes and Attorney General Janet Mills.

Former longtime medical examiner Henry Ryan dies at 78

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
“Dr. Ryan set the standard for dedication to his profession.”
Dakota, the husky pardoned by Gov. Paul LePage

Husky pardoned by LePage may become a sled dog

By Dawn Gagnon on May 18, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.
Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney filed a motion that would let her propose sending Dakota, a 4-year-old female husky, to an animal rescue program in New Hampshire instead of being euthanized.
Toni Richardson, an ed-tech employed by the Augusta School District, filed charges of religious discrimination and retaliation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Augusta ed tech claims she was told not to say, ‘I will pray for you’

By Judy Harrison on May 17, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
“I was shocked that my employer punished me for privately telling a coworker, ‘I will pray for you,’” Toni Richardson of Augusta said in a press release issued Tuesday.
Augusta police Officer Brad Chase surprised 5-year-old Evie on Saturday for her police-themed birthday party.

Officer surprises 5-year-old at her police-themed birthday party

By Alex Acquisto on May 15, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.
Evie, clad in her own tiny police hat and uniform, posed for a picture with Officer Chase behind her birthday cake, which had police-uniform blue frosting, a black frosting tie, handcuffs and caution tape on top.
Wade Robert Hoover

Maine high court considers if defacto life sentence too harsh in sex assaults on children

By Judy Harrison on May 11, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
“Twenty-five to 30 years in prison would have been sufficient to meet the goal of public safety,” Scott Hess, whose client is serving a 60-year sentence, told the justices.