A surprising use for beeswax: Paint.

By Micky Bedell on Aug. 23, 2016, at 9:20 a.m.
Maine Veterans Affairs officials hand the remains of Army Pvt. Jewett Williams of Hodgdon, who fought for the Union Army in the famed 20th Maine, back to some Patriot Guard Riders who traveled across the country with him from Oregon over the past few days during a ceremony on Monday outside the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.

Civil War veteran’s remains make it home to Maine

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 22, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
The Civil War soldier from Maine whose remains were stored haphazardly at the Oregon State Hospital for nearly 100 years has finally come home.
Kim Wagaman, a behavioral therapist, takes Dustin Strasser, 19, left, to visit Evan Roth, 12, whom he helps mentor.

We want to know: Have you ever been a mentor or mentee?

By Adanya Lustig on Aug. 18, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
We want to know about how some people uplift the lives of others, even when they don’t have to.

Police arrest 5 on drug charges, seize heroin and cocaine in Augusta bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 16, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Police found 2 ½ grams of cocaine and 10 grams of heroin.

Three Ruby Tuesday restaurants close in Maine

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 15, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
The Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the Bangor Mall has closed, apparently along with the South Portland and Biddeford locations.
Research has shown home visits reduce the likelihood of pregnancy complications, infant deaths, family violence and child maltreatment. They also contribute to improved parenting practices and school readiness. But the state hasn't followed through on its commitment to increase access to home visiting and improve collaboration between home visiting agencies.

Maine got millions to help moms and babies, but has little to show for it

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 15, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
DHHS said it would reach more families and collaborate with other home visiting programs. But competition between the groups has only gotten worse.
Ruben Givens

Bronx man, Augusta woman arrested on heroin, crack trafficking charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
A New York man and a woman from Augusta were arrested late Friday afternoon in connection with a heroin and crack cocaine trafficking operation being conducted in and around the state’s capital city.
Maine Families served 2,393 families with 2,644 children in all counties in state fiscal year 2014.

How Maine quietly handed off financial oversight of a $23M program for infants

By Erin Rhoda on Aug. 11, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
The circumstances raise questions about transparency and accountability.

Ex-UMaine at Augusta athletic director settles lawsuit for $30,000

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 10, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
Over the last several years, the number of public health nurses has been cut in half.

Maine has sliced the ranks of nurses who prevent outbreaks, help drug-affected babies

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 09, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
The LePage administration, which has not publicized the cuts, had the money to fill the positions.
Three men who plan to be priests in Maine walked from Lewiston to Bangor to promote vocations in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. Seminarians Liam Gallagher (left) and Dennis Fitts (center), along with Rev. Seamus Griesbach lead the group of teens on their walk to Bangor on Friday.

Pilgrimage across Maine strengthens faith of 3 priests-to-be

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 07, 2016, at 9:43 a.m.
Three men who plan to be priests in Maine walked from Lewiston to Bangor to promote vocations in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Man sentenced for stealing $80K from dead friend’s bank account

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.

Police search for Augusta home invasion suspect who claimed to be a cop

By CBS 13 on Aug. 03, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Augusta police are searching for man who forced his way into an apartment while carrying a firearm and claiming to be a police officer.

Man, woman arrested in connection with Augusta convenience store robberies

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 02, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
Two people have been arrested in connection with a pair of convenience store robberies, Augusta police said Tuesday.

Maine man claims he served his sentence 3 times due to jail errors

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2016, at 5:31 p.m.
Sedgewick Armstrong, 64, claims he lost his job of 21 years as a school janitor because of his illegal incarcerations. He is seeking unspecified damages.
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.