Dean Pascal

Pennsylvania man accused of running Auburn prostitution ring

By Dawn Gagnon on May 18, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
A 65-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested on a felony sex charge Wednesday after Auburn police uncovered a prostitution operation running out of a local hotel.

Judge dismisses welfare fraud charges against Lewiston man

on May 16, 2017, at 7:41 a.m.
A judge dismissed more than a dozen welfare fraud charges against a Lewiston man just days before his trial was supposed to begin, the Sun Journal reports.
The little Chihuahua the shelter named Motto had a severe case of dental disease, one of the worst they've ever seen.

Elderly dog recovering after being found in trash

By Jennifer Long, WGME on May 11, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
A Lewiston shelter is searching for the owner of a dog after it was found in the trash.
Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald

Report: Lewiston mayor assures immigrants there’s no ICE ‘bogeyman’

on May 09, 2017, at 7:15 p.m.
“Immigrants who are here legally … have nothing to worry about.”
Police said Alisha Brooks, who was reported missing on Saturday, has been found and is safe.

Police say missing Bowdoin woman is safe

By CBS 13 on May 07, 2017, at 8:24 a.m.
Police said a Bowdoin woman reported missing Saturday, Alisha Brooks, is believed to be safe.
Three families are without a home after a fire ripped through an apartment house in Lewiston late Wednesday night.

Fire rips through Lewiston apartment building

By CBS 13 on May 04, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.
The baby and five adults managed to get out safely.

Maine woman in Mass. heroin bust held on $25K bail

By Dave Rogers, The Daily News of Newburyport on May 02, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
They are accused of having almost 90 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of roughly $9,000.
Dingley Press in Lisbon says it's undergoing a $17 million expansion, with the majority of the money going toward a new high speed printing press.

In surprising move, Maine printing biz announces $17M expansion

By CBS 13 on April 27, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.
At a time when the paper industry is hurting, a Maine printing business is expanding.
David Alan Torres

Lisbon man accused of assaulting woman outside Brunswick restaurant

By Beth Brogan on April 24, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
A Lisbon man allegedly dragged his girlfriend across a parking lot and attempted to strangle her outside a restaurant.
Downtown Lewiston is pictured on Aug. 30, 2016.

Lewiston is one of the best places to retire in the US, according to Forbes

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
The state’s second largest city is the only Maine location — and the only community in New England — chosen for this year’s ranking.
A shattered window at the Lewiston Public Library.

Stray bullets shatter windows at Lewiston library

By Marissa Bodnar, CBS 13 on April 19, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
Police said shots were fired from the Park Street Alley behind city hall, sending stray bullets into the Lewiston Public Library.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”

Auburn woman accused of selling cocaine, heroin out of Lewiston motel room

By Dawn Gagnon on April 14, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
Jacinta Hunt, who was out on bail for an unrelated charge, was located in Room 207 at the Motel 6 with 17 grams of crack cocaine and 48 grams of heroin.
Golden wooden eggs created by Wells Wood Turning and Finishing in Buckfield. The eggs have been purchased by the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

The Maine company that makes wooden Easter eggs for the White House

By Danielle McLean on April 14, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
“We produce very nice high quality eggs to a host of different accounts. We tend to be ‘eggnostic’ on who we are providing it for.”
After a fire earlier this month, investigators say they now believe an arsonist is to blame for the damage at the Falls General Store.

Officials ask for help catching suspected Farmington arsonist

By CBS 13 on April 13, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Investigators won’t say how the fire started but say it’s suspicious.
Jason Fein

Bates College appoints new athletic administrator

on April 07, 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
Jason Fein was honored as Division III Athletic Director of the Year in 2016 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.
The family of Jayden Cho-Sargent.

Driver who allegedly hit, killed boy in crosswalk says she’s not at fault

By CBS 13 on April 05, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.
The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was hit and killed in a crosswalk in Lewiston blames the driver for her son’s death.
A glass of water is seen during the taste testing at the Maine Rural Water Association's 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Dec. 11, 2014.

Maine’s wells could be polluted with arsenic, lead

By Abigail Curtis on April 05, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
“The major problem is that Maine has a high reliance on wells, but very few people test their wells.”