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Connecticut man to serve 45 days in Turner egg farm shooting

By Chris Williams on Oct. 15, 2014, at 7:07 a.m.
AUBURN | A Connecticut man pleaded no contest Tuesday to manslaughter stemming from the fatal shooting of an egg farm worker in Turner last year. Michael Warbin, 45, of Franklin, Conn., was sentenced to spend 45 days in jail. He was sentenced to three years in prison, with most …

Peru man accused of killing mother-in-law appears in court

By CBS 13 on Oct. 14, 2014, at 9:14 p.m.
Prosecutors say a Peru man sexually assaulted and killed his mother-in-law on Saturday in front of his 6-year-old daughter. Paul Orchard, 33, is facing murder charges in the death of Paula Nuttall, 57, in their Peru home. According to an affidavit obtained by our media partners at …
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (left) listens to Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday in front of the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston.

Chris Christie makes third visit to Maine to campaign for LePage

By Scott Thistle on Oct. 14, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
LEWISTON | After a $100-per-plate luncheon Tuesday, Gov. Paul LePage showed fellow Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey around the neighborhood LePage grew up in as the two took a one-block walk in Little Canada. Christie, who was on his third trip to Maine in support of LePage’s …
Marijuana Policy Project Maine director David Boyer holds a press conference before advocates turned in 1,521 signatures seeking a legalization referendum at City Hall in South Portland in July.

Is alcohol or marijuana more dangerous? South Portland, Lewiston referenda highlight conflicting views

By Lily O'Gara, The Forecaster on Oct. 14, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
South Portland city voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to join their neighbors across the Casco Bay Bridge in legalizing marijuana possession. A citizen-initiated referendum question will ask whether residents are in favor of an ordinance that would make it legal for citizens 21 and …
Bangor High School's Sarah Bragg (center) drives up the field between Messalonskee High School's Taylor Lenentine (left) and Cassidy Charette (right) during the first half of the game in Bangor in September 2014.

4 remain hospitalized in hayride crash that killed teen girl

By Staff, CBS 13 on Oct. 13, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.
MECHANIC FALLS | At least four people remain hospitalized following a deadly hayride crash in Mechanic Falls on Saturday night. State police say a Jeep hauling a trailer with at least two dozen people in it went off the trail and into nearby trees during Harvest Hill Farm’s Gauntlet …

Man charged with killing mother-in-law Saturday

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 6:34 a.m.
PERU | Maine State Police have charged a 33-year-old man in the death of his mother-in-law. Paul Orchard of Peru is accused of killing Paula Nuttall, 57, who was found dead in her kitchen Saturday. Police called the death “suspicious” when it first was reported Saturday. Orchard, Nuttall and …

Investigators: Mechanical failure may be to blame in hayride tragedy

By CBS 13 on Oct. 12, 2014, at 9:24 p.m.
MECHANIC FALLS — A teenage girl died and nearly two dozen people were hurt Saturday night when a holiday hayride crashed into a tree. Investigators are looking into mechanical failure as the cause of the crash. Two of the 500 people waiting to go on the haunted hayride told CBS …
Brandon Berry (right) wins Northeast Junior Welterweight title over Eric Palmer.

Gamache prevails in bout; Berry wins NEF boxing title

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on Oct. 12, 2014, at 10:07 a.m.
LEWISTON | After two years away from professional boxing, Steven Gamache didn’t need much of a scouting report on his junior middleweight opponent, Damon Antoine of Akron, Ohio. Gamache gained all the knowledge he required from two numbers – Antoine’s age (41) and number of previous professional fights (68). …
Bangor High School's Sarah Bragg (center) drives up the field between Messalonskee High School's Taylor Lenentine (left) and Cassidy Charette (right) during the first half of the game in Bangor in September 2014.

1 dead, 22 injured after hayride crash in Mechanic Falls

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 11, 2014, at 11:11 p.m.
A Messalonskee High School student has died and 22 others were injured when a Jeep pulling a hay wagon lost control, sending the wagon carrying passengers careening down a hill at Harvest Hill Farms on Saturday night, police say. Cassidy Charette, 17, of Oakland was on …

Police investigating suspicious death in Peru

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 11, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
A woman was found dead in the kitchen of a home on Main Street on Saturday morning, Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a statement. Police are calling the death suspicious and have launched an investigation. The woman, identified by police as 57-year-old …
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Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler (left) makes a point while sparring with U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud at the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce debate in Lewiston on Friday morning.

LePage skips forum where Cutler, Michaud agree governor must go, but not on who should replace him

By Scott Thistle on Oct. 10, 2014, at 12:51 p.m.
LEWISTON | An Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce debate featuring two of the three candidates in the race to be Maine’s next governor gave voters a head-to-head comparison of independent Eliot Cutler and Democrat Mike Michaud. The matchup between Cutler and Michaud may prove relevant as the two are …
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Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler (left) makes a point while sparring with U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud at the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce debate in Lewiston on Friday morning.

Candidates forum with Eliot Cutler and Mike Michaud

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 10, 2014, at 7:22 a.m.
Gubernatorial candidates Eliot Cutler and Rep. Mike Michaud answered questions Friday morning at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Lewiston.
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Man charged with hitting, killing pregnant woman with car due in court next week

By CBS 13 on Oct. 09, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
LEWISTON | The man Lewiston police say ran down his pregnant girlfriend is due in court next week. Evaristo Deus is charged with murder and is being held without bail. He is accused of hitting Laudrinha Kubeloso with his car, then leaving the scene of the incident last month. …

Longtime Maine appliance store to file for bankruptcy, customers unlikely to see refunds

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 08, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.
BATH | The owners of Gediman’s Appliance — which abruptly closed in mid-September after 86 years in business, leaving dozens of customers without goods and services already paid for — will file for bankruptcy, the state attorney general’s office confirmed Wednesday. An attorney retained by Peter and Serene Gagnon …
Bates College student Alexandra Gwillim speaks in favor of a Lewiston ballot question that asks voters to change city ordinances to make the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana legal for adults. The ordinance if passed would still be superseded by state and federal laws. Looking on in the back is David Boyer, the political director of the Maine Marijuana Policy Project, and Sarah Curtis, another Bates student who supports legalizing marijuana.

Bates College students join effort to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Lewiston

By Scott Thistle on Oct. 07, 2014, at 7:34 p.m.
Advocates for a city ordinance change that would make the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana legal for those older than 21 said Tuesday they are hoping to mobilize young voters, especially college students at Bates, to their cause. Voters in Lewiston and South Portland …
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Maine State Police searching for Westfield man accused of eluding troopers on turnpike

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 07, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
AUBURN | Maine State Police are seeking an Aroostook County man who fled from troopers late Monday night. Don Hanson, 33, of Westfield had led troopers on a short pursuit along the Maine Turnpike, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Trooper Jason Wing had pulled Hanson …
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Congressman Mike Michaud addresses a group of Maine veterans at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston on Monday. Former Republican Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi stands at center, behind the Michaud for Governor campaign sign.

GOP congressman, former Bush administration official help Michaud roll out plan for Maine veterans

By Scott Thistle on Oct. 06, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
LEWISTON | U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the Democrat running to be Maine’s next governor, gained the support of two high-profile Republicans as he rolled out a multi-point plan for better serving the state’s veterans on Monday. During an appearance at Lewiston’s Veterans Memorial Park, Anthony Principi, a former secretary …
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Fryeburg police bust Biddeford man with heroin

By CBS 13 on Oct. 04, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
A Biddeford man remains behind bars Saturday after he was caught with 13 grams of heroin in Fryeburg. Fryeburg police arrested Chad Burns, 41, around 12:15 p.m. Friday on Main Street as part of an ongoing investigation, Police Chief Joshua Potvin said. Burns was taken to the …
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4-year-old Noah Coate has his cat back after the two became separated during last week's fire on Birch Street in Lewiston.

4-year-old reunited with cat after Lewiston fire

By CBS 13 on Oct. 04, 2014, at 6:06 a.m.
A 4-year-old boy has his cat back after the two became separated during last week’s fire on Birch Street. During the fire on Sept. 24, Noah Coate’s mother says when her son realized his cat Bella was still inside the burning building, she had to hold him …

What to do when a retailer owes you a stove

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 03, 2014, at 12:22 p.m.
The abrupt closure of Lewiston and Bath appliance retailer Gediman’s has left some customers in the lurch, but there are a few things the aggrieved can do to get what they are owed. The customers in the best situation are those who paid by credit card. Martha Currier, manager of …
 
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