Lewiston-Auburn

 
Fifth-graders Makya Brown and Laura Anne Myers cut apples as part of the LEAP Classroom in New Suncook Elementary School in Lovell, for students with lagging social and emotional skills.

Maine classroom seeks to connect problem students with school, peers

By Robbie Feinberg, MPBN on July 24, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
One school in western Maine is trying a new strategy — creating a separate classroom designed specifically for children with social and behavioral problems.

Post office employee facing charges in connection with stolen gift card

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 22, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
Police say Amanda Wentzell also confessed to opening mail hoping to find cash and throwing it away upon discovering it contained a check.
With the busy agricultural fair season approaching, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the state’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are warning the public to use good hygiene and judgment when attending fairs.

Maine officials ask public to practice good hygiene at agricultural fairs

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 21, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
With the busy agricultural fair season approaching, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the state’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are warning the public to use good hygiene and judgment when attending fairs.
Security camera footage of a vandal tearing down a flag in Bridgton last weekend.

One arrested after American flags torn down in Bridgton

By CBS 13 on July 21, 2016, at 7:13 a.m.
Police were able to find one suspect after getting surveillance video from a nearby business.
Howard Kroll

Hermon hires Auburn official as new town manager

By Dawn Gagnon on July 20, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.
Hermon town councilors have hired Auburn City Manager Howard Kroll, a former Brewer city clerk and assistant city manager, as the successor to Town Manager Roger Raymond, who is retiring later this summer.
Eric Griffey

Neighbors rush to stop man stabbing woman in Auburn

By CBS 13 on July 20, 2016, at 8:55 a.m.
A woman was stabbed multiple times in her Auburn home Tuesday night, and neighbors came to her rescue to hold her attacker back.
POLL QUESTION
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, unveiled his plans Tuesday for the Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2016, legislation he plans to sponsor this week. Poliquin said the bill will make it harder for people to replace missing cards and bans those convicted of welfare fraud and drug trafficking from ever receiving benefits.

Poliquin proposes bill to target food stamp fraud

By Scott Taylor, Sun Journal on July 19, 2016, at 1:51 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin said he will submit a federal bill this week to attack welfare fraud, making it harder for people to get replacement Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and banning people convicted of fraud and drug offenses from getting benefits for life.
A felled tree on a road in Strong,

Cleanup begins after powerful storms move through Western Maine

By CBS 13 on July 19, 2016, at 8:24 a.m.
Tom Mauzaka says in his 32 years living in Strong he’s never seen such a powerful storm.
Guy Stevens

Police arrest two on heroin trafficking charges in Farmington

By CBS 13 on July 15, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
Assault-style weapons, rifles, shotguns and handguns were seized, Farmington Police said.
A ski lift is closed off after it mysteriously collapsed at Sunday River.

Ski lift mysteriously collapses at Sunday River

By CBS 13 on July 13, 2016, at 8:03 p.m.
A ski lift is closed off after it mysteriously collapsed at Sunday River.
LIFE ON THE ANDROSCOGGIN

The Life & Death of Worumbo Mill

on July 11, 2016, at 3:18 p.m.
An established piece of Maine history, the Worumbo Mill in Lisbon Falls, is now a broken and crumbling monument to Androscoggin County’s once-roaring industrial era and is being demolished as I write. Worumbo Mill, on the northern shore of the Androscoggin River, was founded by Lisbon businessmen, Edward Plummer and H.A. Tibbetts, and Bath …
Oxford Networks

New York investors to buy Lewiston-based telecom company

By Darren Fishell on July 07, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
PORTLAND | Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners has reached a deal to buy a majority stake in the Lewiston-based telecom company Oxford Networks and combine it with another regional Internet company. Oak Hill did not reveal what it will pay for acquiring control of Oxford Networks from …

Maine textile maker wins first tariff ruling on Chinese fabric imports

By Darren Fishell on July 07, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
Federal trade officials have issued a victory to a Mechanic Falls industrial textile maker, issuing a preliminary finding that Chinese importers of silica fabrics are getting a subsidy worth slightly more than the full cost of their products.
Protesters hold a banner as Austin DeCoster (left), owner of Wright County Egg, and his son Peter DeCoster testify before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the “Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs” on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2010.

Court: DeCosters should go to prison for salmonella outbreak

By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters on July 06, 2016, at 7:02 p.m.
A 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected a bid by two former Iowa egg industry executives to throw out their three-month prison sentences after Quality Egg LLC caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.
Firefighters at the scene of the blaze at a Rumford condo complex.

Crews battle blaze at Rumford condo complex

By CBS 13 on July 06, 2016, at 6:25 a.m.
Dispatch says the fire at the Madison Motel on Route 2 started around 5 a.m.
The scene of a July 4 stabbing in Lewiston.

Teen seriously injured in Lewiston stabbing

By CBS 13 on July 05, 2016, at 6:53 a.m.
Police say his injuries are serious and that he was taken to Central Maine Medical Center.

Lewiston woman killed, husband seriously injured in Pond Road crash

By Dawn Gagnon on July 03, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
Accident closes road for several hours.

Lewiston man sentenced to nearly 5 years for drug and gun offenses

By Dawn Gagnon on June 29, 2016, at 6:46 a.m.
PORTLAND | A Lewiston man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack,” and for being a felon in possession of a firearm during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court. In addition to his 57 …
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 …

Recognition service slated for Lewiston police chief

on June 28, 2016, at 11:37 a.m.
(Lewiston, ME)­­­ – A Celebration of Service for Police Chief Michael Bussiere will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St. Bussiere is leaving the Lewiston department.  Chief Michael Bussiere, a Lewiston native grew up in Lewiston’s Holy Cross neighborhood and …