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Moose rams into car in Franklin County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
DALLAS PLANTATION | A New York woman’s car was damaged early Thursday morning in Franklin County when a moose rammed into it on Loon Lake Road. Rita Tempel of Bellport, New York, spotted the moose in the road ahead of her around 1:30 a.m., according to Franklin County Sheriff …

9/11 Memorial service in Auburn today

By CBS 13 staff, on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:47 a.m.
Governor Paul LePage will speak at a memorial service in Auburn to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Thursday marks 13 years since the attacks in New York City, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. A steel piece of the rubble from the Twin Towers is part …
A scene from a Free Ski Friday night in January 2012 at Lost Valley in Auburn.

Lost Valley ski resort needs $50,000 to open for season, launches online fundraising campaign

By Scott Thistle on Sept. 10, 2014, at 7:37 p.m.
AUBURN | The owners of Lost Valley announced Wednesday that they launched a fundraising drive in hopes of raising between $50,000 and $100,000 in an effort to open for the 2014-15 ski season. The resort hit financial troubles after losing nearly $200,000 per season for several years. Its owners, …
Students at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine enrolled in the marine systems engineering program work with a computer and small engine earlier this year. The school was ranked eighth among regional colleges in the north by U.S. News & World Report.

Bowdoin, MMA lead Maine colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 09, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.
BANGOR | Colleges and universities in Maine were pitted against their peers across the country on Tuesday when U.S. New & World Report released its 2015 Best Colleges list. The list is used widely by students and parents selecting a school to attend and by alumni seeking to evaluate …

State police locate SUV involved in Durham pursuit; driver charged

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 08, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
A sport utility vehicle involved in a police chase last week was located in Durham on Friday and the alleged driver charged, police said. The purple Chevrolet Tracker was found behind a home on the Leighton Road, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. The …

Fire in Auburn guts third floor of house

By Douglas McIntire on Sept. 07, 2014, at 9:04 p.m.
A Sunday evening fire that gutted the third floor of a home on Court Street remains under investigation. According to Auburn Fire Department Captain Don Flanagan, the call received at 5:10 p.m. reported flames on the third floor of 340 Court St. Click the link to read …
Lewiston Public Schools Superintendent Bill Webster

School districts explore own online program to compete with Maine’s virtual charter schools

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 07, 2014, at 5:54 a.m.
BANGOR | A week into the school year, Maine’s first virtual charter school has enrolled close to 300 students, many of whom would otherwise be attending their community’s traditional public schools. In response, some school districts have explored creating virtual programs to keep students from leaving their brick-and-mortar schools …
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U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, Democratic candidate for governor, center, and Emily Cain, Democratic candidate for Maine’s second congressional district, laugh as they are presented with a pair of boxing gloves by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare's President and CEO Max Richtman after he endorsed the two at Schooner Estates in Auburn on Thursday.

Cain, Michaud win endorsements from national senior citizens advocacy group

By Scott Thistle on Sept. 05, 2014, at 8:06 a.m.
AUBURN | In a tag-team appearance Thursday, two of the top Democratic candidates in Maine’s fall elections accepted a pair of boxing gloves from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare for their efforts to protect those programs for senior citizens and others. U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud …
Kristina Lowe sits through the opening statement at her jury trail Thursday, May 15, at Oxford County Superior court.

Sentencing date set for woman in West Paris crash that killed 2 teens

By CBS 13 staff, on Sept. 05, 2014, at 7:18 a.m.
A woman who crashed and killed two teens in West Paris will learn her fate in less than a month. Twenty-one-year-old Kristina Lowe will be sentenced on October 1 for a crash that killed two of her friends, and the defense wants her to do no jail …
At Lewiston City Hall, David Boyer (center), the political director for the Maine Marijuana Policy Project, turns in petitions to put a recreational marijuana question on the Lewiston ballot in this Aug. 8 photo.

Lewiston will vote on pot legalization in November

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 03, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
AUGUSTA | The Lewiston City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot that would legalize marijuana possession within city limits. Lewiston is one of three Maine cities grappling with the question of legalizing recreational marijuana since Portland voters overwhelmingly voted to do so in …
David Flanagan, the interim president at the University of Southern Maine

USM calls students not registered for fall 2014 classes in effort to increase retention rate

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7:22 p.m.
PORTLAND | In an attempt to bring back 329 students who had enrolled at the University of Southern Maine but had not yet registered for classes this fall, almost 30 faculty, staff and students spent several hours on the phone Tuesday encouraging them to register before the Sept. 8 …
Edwin Duquette

State police seeking alleged reckless driver last seen in Durham

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 02, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
State police are looking for a man allegedly involved in a reckless driving episode on Tuesday morning. A trooper had attempted to pull over Edwin Duquette, 48, on Route 136 in Durham when he failed to stop, according to state police. Duquette nearly struck a pair of …

Man arrested Tuesday morning after Rumford standoff

By CBS 13 staff on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7:16 a.m.
Police say they’ve arrested a man after an eight-hour standoff in Rumford. The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chad Bradbury, 36, early Tuesday morning and charged him with three counts of criminal threatening. Late Monday night, police said a neighbor heard commotion and went to see what …
Kiiya M. Foster

Missing Woodstock teen found safe

By Tony Reaves on Sept. 01, 2014, at 8:53 a.m.
A 15-year-old girl reported missing over the weekend was found safe in Norway early Monday morning, according to police. Kiiya M. Foster was found by Norway police walking down a street, according to a release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. She …
Kathleen Zurzolo

Missing Oxford County woman found safe

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 31, 2014, at 1:43 p.m.
WOODSTOCK | A Woodstock woman who had been missing since Wednesday has been found safe. An Oxford County communications center dispatcher confirmed Sunday afternoon that the woman had been found, but referred other questions to the sheriff’s office. A telephone message was left with an officer. The Facebook page …
Kiiya M. Foster, 15, was reported missing from her guardian's residence on Koskela Road in Woodstock on Saturday, Aug. 30. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and was last seen wearing black pants, a black tank top, a gray sweater and tan dress mid-calf boots, according to police.

Teen girl missing from Woodstock

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 31, 2014, at 12:33 p.m.
State police are searching for a 15-year-old girl missing since Saturday but not believed to be in any immediate danger, officials said Sunday. Kiiya M. Foster left her guardian’s residence on Koskela Road at about 10:50 a.m. on Saturday and apparently hasn’t been seen since, said Stephen …
Randy B. Smith

Nearly 39,000 arrest warrants remain unserved in Maine

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
Police say 63-year Randy B. Smith of Owls Head began stalking a Camden woman after his relationship with her deteriorated. They said he would break into her home, once hid in her basement, and in another instance, he threatened to stab her. Smith was scheduled to answer to those criminal …

Breast-feeding mom blocked from DHHS orientation, told no kids allowed

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 29, 2014, at 8:46 a.m.
LEWISTON | A woman set to enroll in the state’s ASPIRE program said she was turned away from the orientation when she brought her 8-week-old baby. Laura Catevenis, 23, told the Sun Journal she showed up for the 90-minute orientation with her 8-week-old daughter, Lydia, who she said breast-feeds …
A sign along the Maine Turnpike tells motorists that Exit 75 leads to Lost Valley and Sugarloaf ski areas.

Lost Valley ski area owners, supporters still trying to find a way to open for 2014-15 season

By Scott Thistle on Aug. 28, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
AUBURN | One of the owners of the Lost Valley ski area said Thursday the resort and community volunteers were steadily pulling together a plan that may allow them to open for the 2014-2015 snow sports season. Lincoln Hayes said a recent meeting with members of the Auburn Ski …
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage reacts as Maine GOP Party Chairman Rick Bennett introduces him during a celebration of the party's new headquarters in Androscoggin County on Wednesday.

LePage slams newspapers, revs up GOP faithful during Auburn rally

By Scott Thistle on Aug. 27, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.
During a visit to celebrate the Maine Republican Party’s new headquarters in Androscoggin County on Wednesday, Gov. Paul LePage delivered a 30-minute pep talk to party faithful. Cheering him on were about 100 people and Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett, who called LePage “the best CEO this …
 
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