The Portland Press Herald and Maine Today Media offices in One City Center in Portland.

Owner of Portland Press Herald to purchase Lewiston Sun Journal

By Darren Fishell on July 17, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
The owner of the Portland Press Herald and a chain of midcoast newspapers has reached a deal to buy the assets of the Lewiston Sun Journal and its affiliated papers.
Officer Travis Barnies of the Auburn Police Department holds a snake caught in a car Tuesday.

Man tells Auburn police he’d rather burn his car than touch garter snake inside it

By Tony Reaves on July 13, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.
“Caller is afraid of snakes and would rather burn the car than touch the snake.”
Emily Pooler of Auburn in an undated photograph. Pooler is now 11 and needs a kidney transplant.

Maine girl, 11, who is missing lower spine, turns to social media for new kidney

Bangor Daily News on July 10, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.
“She’s been a fighter since birth, and she’s proven to doctors that anything is possible,” her said.
Peter Tomge, 87, left his home Sunday with his two dogs to go for a walk. He did not return home that evening.

Missing Greenwood man, 87, found by neighbor

By CBS 13 on July 10, 2017, at 7:03 a.m.
The man has been located and is safe.
Moninda Marube

Maine man outruns bears in Auburn

By CBS 13 on July 07, 2017, at 9:20 a.m.
A man out on his morning run was chased by bears in Auburn.
Trees around western Maine were uprooted and homes, vehicles and campers were damaged when four tornadoes touched down in the area Saturday.

Maine communities face holiday week cleanup after record five-tornado day

By CBS 13 on July 05, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
One twister in the Shawnee Peak area dragged along for two miles and was about 250 yards wide, according to the National Weather Service.
Jackson Witherill took this photo on Sebago Lake during a tornado warning Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy CBS 13)

Witnesses recall terror, destruction during record four-tornado day in Maine

By CBS 13 on July 03, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
“It’s the scariest thing, I’ve ever gone through. I never experienced anything like this and I don’t want to again ever.”
A car driven Monday night the wrong way on the Maine Turnpike rests against the guardrail in the median after a Maine State Trooper forced it to pull over. Steven Burns, 67, of Augusta told the trooper he was confused. No charges have been filed.

Trooper slightly injured forcing wrong-way driver off Maine Turnpike

By Judy Harrison on June 27, 2017, at 12:37 p.m.
The driver told the trooper that he was confused.
The Lotus restaurant in Auburn is temporarily closed because of cockroach complaints.

Auburn restaurant Lotus closed due to cockroach complaints

By CBS 13 on June 24, 2017, at 2:49 p.m.
“It is very, very important that this is addressed, and this is addressed correctly,” the owner said.
One of the 84 Great Danes rescued from an alleged puppy mill in New Hampshire awaits transport. Christina Fay, who operated an unlicensed breeding kennel in Auburn in 2015, has been charged in connection with operating the mill.

Alleged NH puppy mill operator was investigated for unlicensed kennel in Maine

By Julia Bayly on June 22, 2017, at 2:59 p.m.
Christina Fay was arrested last week on two misdemeanor charges of neglect after multiple agencies raided her Wolfeboro, NH, home and rescued 84 Great Danes.
A fire destroyed an Auburn house Wednesday, leaving one person without a home.

Fire destroys Auburn home

By CBS 13 on June 22, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
A fire destroyed an Auburn house Wednesday, leaving one person without a home.
Sunday, Dixfield police rescued a fawn who had been left behind for three days. (Dixfield Police Department)

Dixfield police rescue abandoned fawn

By CBS 13 on June 19, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.
“Every now and then we have to step in and help Mother Nature out.”
A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.
Burton Hagar

Bail set for Maine man charged with 1979 death of infant son

By Beth Brogan on June 16, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
Fryeburg Police officers walk with the vehicle carrying the Desjardins family and the cremated remains of fallen Fryeburg police officer Nathan M. Desjardins following the Law Enforcement Tribute at the Augusta Civic Center on Friday morning where thousands came to honor the fallen officer.

Law enforcement honors Fryeburg officer who died in line of duty

By Judy Harrison on June 16, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Hundreds of law enforcement and emergency services personnel were expected to attend a tribute to Fryeburg police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins.
Chestnut Street in downtown Lewiston is pictured on August 30, 2016.

Lewiston and Auburn have a name ready if they merge

By CBS 13 on June 09, 2017, at 1:58 p.m.
And the winner is: Lewiston-Auburn.
Austin "Jack" 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 on Sept. 22, 2010.

Egg mogul DeCoster and son seek to serve prison sentences in New Hampshire

By Doug Alden, The New Hampshire Union Leader on June 08, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
Eggs produced and distributed by Quality Egg were linked to 1,939 reported illnesses in a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
Nathan Desjardins

Officer dies of injury suffered during boat rescue

By CBS 13 on June 07, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.
A Fryeburg officer has died after suffering a severe head injury in a boating crash.
The Paris Fire Department doused a vehicle fire Sunday night in a sand pit off Oxford Street. The vehicle that was destroyed was one of three reported stolen over the weekend, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Report: Jeep stolen from Otisfield found in flames

By Nick McCrea on June 06, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the thefts.

Clouds, rain to move across Maine on Memorial Day

By Judy Harrison on May 28, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Rain showers will slowly move from New Hampshire into Maine on Memorial Day before settling in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.