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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.”
Lexxi Sironen

Police investigate death of woman found in Waterville reservoir

By Tony Reaves on Sept. 07, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
According to police, she had recently been living along the river bank and associating with other transient people in the area.

Body pulled from Kennebec River

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 06, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.
“We are currently working with the state police to investigate the circumstances.”
It was sentencing day for the former Anson tax collector, convicted last month of embezzling more than $500,000 in excise tax money from the Anson Town Office.

Former Anson tax collector sentenced to five years for embezzling

By CBS 13 on Sept. 03, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
The state says Claudia Viles was pocketing about $100,000 each year between 2009 and 2014, but she stood up in court Friday and maintained her innocence.

Swanville man pleads guilty to violating federal firearms law

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 30, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
BANGOR | A Swanville man pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing four firearms during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court. According to court records and evidence cited during a trial in April 2013, two Waldo County Sheriff’s deputies went to the home of 50-year-old John T. Hines to investigate …

Woman injured trying to prevent 2 pit bulls from killing her terrier

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 30, 2016, at 4:27 p.m.
The Winslow Police Department is investigating an attack by two pit bulls that left another dog dead and a woman injured.
Ali Sinclair, a 2012 graduate of Maine Central Institute, who recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine id seeking help to fund a World Race missions trip that will take her to 11 countries in 11 months. She will do various kinds of social service work in each country.

Recent USM grad seeks help to fund mission trip to third world countries

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 8:35 a.m.
PITTSFIELD — Ali Sinclair, a 2012 graduate of Maine Central Institute, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Southern Maine, is seeking to help others in need. She will embark in October on a mission trip called the World Race. She will travel to …
Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to contact the Norway Police Department by calling 743-5303.

Norway police seek sexual assault suspect

By CBS 13 on Aug. 23, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
Norway police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man in connection with a sexual assault in July.
John Coyle's 2005 Subaru Legacy stuck a moose Saturday on Route 201. Coyle died from his injuries Monday.

Jackman man dies from injuries suffered in crash with moose

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 22, 2016, at 9:07 p.m.
John Coyle, 31, was driving north on Route 201 when his 2005 Subaru Legacy struck a moose about 9:55 p.m.
Travis Mills (center) with Ann and Gov. Paul LePage after the first lady and Mills successfully parachuted with the All Veteran Parachute team as part of the Freedom Fest in Fort Kent, Aug. 9, 2014.

Tools stolen from site of future veterans retreat center in Maine

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 22, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
Tools were stolen over the weekend from the construction site at the veterans’ retreat center founded by Travis Mills, a veteran of the Afghanistan war.
John Coyle, 31, of Jackman suffered serious head injuries Saturday night when his 2005 Subaru Legacy stuck a moose on Route 201.

Man in critical condition after he hits moose on way home from Skowhegan fair

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 22, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
A Jackman man suffered serious head injuries late Saturday when the car he was driving struck a moose.
Jason Maxim, 37, of Gardiner.

Police looking for Gardiner man who failed to return car after test drive

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 21, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
The Maine State Police on Sunday were on the lookout for a Gardiner man who allegedly failed to return a car to a dealership in Farmington after he took it out for a test drive.

Investigators probe fatal house fire in Mexico

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 20, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
83-year-old man escaped uninjured.

One dead, another seriously injured in Mexico house fire

By CBS 13 on Aug. 20, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
A third man inside the home in his 80s escaped without injury.
Timothy Danforth pleaded not guilty before a judge Friday afternoon.

Wilton murder suspect pleads not guilty

By CBS 13 on Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:48 p.m.
A murder suspect appeared before a judge Friday, more than two months after a deadly shooting in Wilton.
Maine State Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office are responding to a standoff at the Walmart in Palmyra.

Palmyra standoff over, man in custody

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 19, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
An armed man who caused a standoff at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in town has been taken into custody but has not been arrested.
Mike Hammer

Newport-area school district voters to take another try at passing budget

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 18, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
Voters in RSU 19’s eight member towns will consider a reduced budget proposal when their annual district budget meeting continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nokomis Regional High School, Superintendent Mike Hammer said Thursday.
Kim Wagaman, a behavioral therapist, takes Dustin Strasser, 19, left, to visit Evan Roth, 12, whom he helps mentor.

We want to know: Have you ever been a mentor or mentee?

By Adanya Lustig on Aug. 18, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
We want to know about how some people uplift the lives of others, even when they don’t have to.

Newburgh to continue annual town meeting on Saturday

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 17, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Two months after they postponed action on town meeting warrant items related to spending, residents will be asked on Saturday to approve a municipal budget for the current fiscal year.
John Jolly

Skowhegan man facing sexual assault charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 17, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
A local man is facing sexual assault charges after an alleged assault of a 32-year-old woman earlier this month, police said.