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Photo credit: Mark & Deanna Photography, who did a pro bono photo session for the Gaffneys when Steve started hospice

As our family’s world fell apart, my community patched the holes in our life

By Sarah Kilch Gaffney on July 27, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
“I’m exceedingly grateful that my daughter was too young to be aware of the hardship that we faced as a family, but I also want her to know how remarkably fortunate we were.”
Aubrey Armstrong

Man wanted in Augusta homicide arrested in New York

By Judy Harrison on July 26, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
A New York City man wanted in connection with an Augusta homicide late last year has been arrested, according to Maine State Police.
Lucas Savage

Former Maine youth pastor indicted on sex abuse charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 22, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
A Canaan youth pastor was indicted this week by a Kennebec County grand jury on an unlawful sexual contact charge involving a minor.
This portrait of the late U.S District Judge Morton Brody was unveiled Thursday at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

Portrait of late Judge Morton Brody unveiled in Augusta

By Judy Harrison on July 21, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.
A portrait of the late U.S. District Judge Morton A. Brody was unveiled Thursday afternoon at the Capital Judicial Center.
Justin Pillsbury

Augusta man who stabbed girlfriend gets 50 years for murder

By Judy Harrison on July 21, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
A local man was sentenced Thursday at the Augusta Judicial Center to 50 years in prison for slaying his girlfriend nearly three years ago.
For months, tenants in Augusta say they've been forced to live with bed bugs.

Augusta bed bug problem reaches City Hall

By CBS 13 on July 13, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
For months, tenants in Augusta say they’ve been forced to live with bed bugs.
Joseph Manganella

Investigators accuse Gardiner man of burning former employer’s camper

By Nick McCrea on July 11, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
A Gardiner man faces arson charges for allegedly burning down a former employer’s camper.
Leroy Smith III (right) is escorted back to his seat during a competency hearing before Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Donald Marden on Thursday at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

Psychologists: Accused Maine killer remains delusional

By Beth Brogan on June 30, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
A 26-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering his father in their Gardiner apartment in 2014 has made significant progress since a judge ordered him forcibly medicated six months ago, but still fully believes a “very complex” delusion, including that his father was trying to poison him, state psychologists told a Kennebec County Superior Court justice Thursday morning.
Leroy Herbert Smith III, 24, in Kennebec County Superior Court in a 2014 file photo

Judge to rule if accused killer forced to take meds is now fit for trial

By Beth Brogan on June 29, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.
More than two years after allegedly killing and dismembering his father in their South Gardiner apartment, Leroy Smith III has yet to stand trial as Maine’s justice system continues to try to determine if he is fit to do so.
Daniel Wathen

Riverview watchdog wary of LePage hiring freeze

By Christopher Cousins on June 28, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
“This is certainly no time for Riverview to be experiencing that kind of a self-imposed wound in its operations.”
A landline telephone.

PUC to begin meetings on changes for basic landline customers

By Darren Fishell on June 28, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
PORTLAND | Utilities regulators will visit Bangor July 7, in the first of a series of informational meetings about changes to FairPoint Communications’ price-controlled, basic landline phone service starting Aug. 28. A law passed during the last legislative session phases out regulated landline service in 22 of Maine’s largest …
Diana Davis (left), 27, of Rochester, New York, who was charged after a Sunday shooting in the parking lot of the Augusta Wal-Mart, stands next to Jeff Towne, her attorney for the day, during her first appearance on Monday in Augusta District Court in Augusta.

Dispute over money led to Augusta shootout, affidavit states

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 27, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
“They all agreed the dispute at hand was in regards to money being owed between parties,” Augusta police Detective Brian Wastella wrote.
Diana Davis

Augusta police identify 4 arrested in Wal-Mart parking lot shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2016, at 9:12 a.m.
All four suspects were sitting in vehicles parked next to each other, and one suspect starting shooting at another vehicle.

Four in custody after shooting at Augusta Wal-Mart

By AARON TANGUAY, CBS 13 on June 26, 2016, at 8:09 p.m.
Police are searching for a woman who ran from the scene.
Maine Focus
Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.

Single-vehicle crash claims life of teenage girl

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 22, 2016, at 6:57 a.m.
Augusta police say four people were in the car when the driver lost control.
Augusta police are seeking this man in connection with a robbery of a local convenience store

Augusta police seek public’s help in identifying alleged robbery suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 21, 2016, at 8:43 a.m.
A male suspect was captured on video surveillance and police are seeking the public’s help in identifying him.
A woman was killed in a crash in Sidney late Wednesday night.

Head-on collision claims life of Sidney woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 17, 2016, at 8:35 a.m.
Laurie Garland, 47, was declared dead at the scene.
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival at Pickering Square in Bangor, June 28, 2014. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community. On Monday, several vigils are scheduled to honor the memory of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils to be held across Maine for victims of Orlando shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Numerous vigils are scheduled throughout the state Monday in memory of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.
Damon Frechette

Truck driver accused of driving drunk on I-95 near Augusta

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
A truck driver from Connecticut was arrested and charged with operating under the influence about 3:15 p.m. Thursday after multiple reports he was driving erratically on Interstate 95 South, according to the Maine State Police. Damon Frechette, 39, of Putnam, Connecticut, remained Friday night at the Kennebec …