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Man accused of stabbing Lewiston police corporal five times

By CBS 13 on Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
A Lewiston police corporal was stabbed five times while trying to arrest a man early Monday morning.
Firefighters battled a fire on Oak Street fire in Lewiston on Sunday night into Monday morning.

Six families affected by 3-alarm apartment fire in Lewiston

By CBS 13 on Sept. 19, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Officials said at one point there were seven fire departments on scene.
Maine Focus
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services used federal funds in 2015 to pay for services for seniors and residents with disabilities even though federal law restricted the use of those funds to services for children and their families.

After denying it misused millions in welfare funds, Maine changed its spending to follow the law

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 19, 2016, at 6:13 a.m.
“The BDN has their facts wrong,” DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew said in June. Then, her department retroactively changed its spending to line up with the law.
A 48-year-old woman from Casco suffered "serious traumatic injuries" after her car crashed on Route 11 in Naples Saturday afternoon.

Woman suffers ‘traumatic injuries’ in Naples crash

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 18, 2016, at 7:55 a.m.
Ruth Bliss suffered “serious traumatic injuries” after her car left the roadway struck several trees.
African migrants celebrate the groundbreaking at a farm in Lewiston.

African farmers find refuge from civil war in Lewiston hayfield

By Jennifer Mitchell, MPBN on Sept. 17, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
“We are from a country that has a civil war. We don’t want to get into a fight. For us coming here, we feel like it’s safe and home,” Hussein Muktar said.
LIFE ON THE ANDROSCOGGIN

Androscoggin Courthouse & Jail and the battle over the county seat

on Sept. 16, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.

Maine Town and City Clerks Association announces annual awards winners

By Eliza Porter on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
MAINE FOCUS
Carey Nason is the director of Hope Rising, a residential treatment program that provides 24-7 care to sex trafficking victims. The program is located at an undisclosed location in Penobscot County.

It’s one thing for a sex trafficking victim to escape. It’s another to heal.

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Recovery is possible, but all-encompassing care can be hard to find and fund.
MAINE FOCUS
Nurses like Michelle Markie, who have received Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner certification, are trained to record sexual assault victims' histories and collect evidence to help in the prosecution of their abusers. Markie, who works at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, estimated she personally encounters two to three cases of sex trafficking in her unit per year. She is pictured at a recent art auction to raise money for Hope Rising, a residential treatment program for survivors of the crime of human trafficking.

How 1 nurse knows when she’s looking at a victim of sex trafficking

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Over the past four years, Michelle Markie has personally encountered about two to three cases of trafficking in her unit per year.
Two people are in custody after they allegedly drove a front loader the wrong way in the northbound lanes of the Maine Turnpike Monday morning, according to police.

Two teens in custody after leading police on chase in stolen front loader on turnpike

By CBS 13 on Sept. 12, 2016, at 7:22 a.m.
The front loader was driven southbound in the northbound lanes between New Gloucester toll and exit 75 in Auburn.
MAINE FOCUS
The sun sets on the Portland skyline. Sex trafficking is a problem in Maine towns and cities like Portland, where traffickers translate their deep understanding of how to manipulate and use people into personal gain.

What drives Maine sex traffickers’ inhumanity

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6 a.m.
A look at the motives and calculations behind forcing people into the sex trade.
MAINE FOCUS
Sara was one of the 200 to 300 people in Maine estimated to be victims of sex trafficking each year.

Inside the minds of Maine’s sex trafficking victims

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 09, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Broke, with nobody to turn to, here’s how one 15-year-old Maine girl came to ‘the Life.’
MAINE FOCUS
For more than a year, a half-dozen organizations have relied on federal money to provide coaching and care coordination, psychiatric treatment and peer-to-peer mentoring to young adults.  On Aug. 23, those organizations received a letter from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services announcing all funding will cease Sept. 30.

With no explanation, Maine rejects scarce funds for young people with mental illness

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 08, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
“To refuse these dollars makes no sense, especially because other states are using these dollars and using them well,” said Arabella Perez who previously led one of the organizations involved in the federally funded initiative. “We just don’t understand the decision behind this.”
MAINE FOCUS
Portland Police Officer Mark Keller said his department stages sting operations targeting johns a few times a year. He'd like to see more, but resources, manpower and expertise are in short supply.

Maine police know sex trafficking is here, yet many still fail to fight it

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 08, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
“Our range of what we can do is very limited,” said one police officer. “We’re losing.”
Roberta Blood-Kemp of Lovell faces 14 charges after escaping arrest in Fryeburg and speeding away before police apprehended her.

Police track down Lovell woman after she escaped arrest in Fryeburg

By CBS 13 on Sept. 05, 2016, at 7:27 a.m.
A Lovell woman is facing 14 charges after police say she resisted arrest, ran off after being tased, drove away at high speed and was eventually arrested at her home.
Xerox confirms it is closing its Lewiston call center and laying off 142 employees by the end of October.

Xerox to close Lewiston call center, 142 Mainers to be laid off

By CBS 13 on Sept. 01, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
Xerox confirms it is closing its Lewiston call center and laying off 142 employees by the end of October.

Auburn man succumbs to injuries from motorcycle crash

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:42 a.m.
Kenneth Kilby, 73, died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on Saturday in Durham.

Toddler hospitalized after dog attack in Buckfield

By CBS 13 on Aug. 28, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
A dog attack on Saturday left a 1-year-old boy injured.

Two people injured in separate crashes in Durham

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 28, 2016, at 8:39 a.m.
Two people suffered serious injuries in separate crashes Saturday evening in Durham.

NH triathlete dies in Oxford County bicycle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 23, 2016, at 7:41 p.m.
A nurse who came upon the crash attempted to administer first aid and CPR but was not able to revive James Soroka.