Items belonging to three ice fisherman lay on top of thin ice on Long Lake in northern Maine in January 2011. The men went through the ice on an ATV and tote sled. All got out safely.

‘The ice is very treacherous,’ Maine Game Warden warns

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 06, 2017, at 3:50 p.m.
With reports of a pair of all-terrain vehicles and a snowmobile trail groomer going through lake ice in northern and western Maine this past week, snowmobilers and ice fishermen are being warned to be cautious.
A hunter stands out among brown fall trees in Oxbow on Nov. 8, 2016.

Where Maine is losing its workers the fastest

By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 06, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Over the last 45 years, Maine had the greatest portion of people in their prime working years in 1999.
Daylight hits the Aroostook River in Oxbow Plantation, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

The Maine towns with the greatest percentage of empty homes

By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 05, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
Maine lost population unevenly over the last 15 years. Some counties hollowed out, while others grew in population.
Kayla Stewart

Fairfield mom sentenced to 9 years in prison for newborn’s death

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 04, 2017, at 5:01 p.m.
A Fairfield mother accused of murder in the death her newborn son on Dec. 30, 2015, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Somerset County Superior Court to manslaughter in a plea agreement with the Maine attorney general’s office.
A plow works to remove snow from a bridge in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Ice storm in Maine cancels school for many, delays for others

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 04, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
“Bangor reported 0.15 inches of ice. That glaze of ice can make traveling dangerous.”
Writing over the door in a hallway of Piscataquis Community Secondary School, which serves the seventh through 12th-grade students of School Administrative District 4. The district's 2016-17 budget was narrowly approved by voters during the Nov. 8 election.

The poorest Maine school districts that pay the most

By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 04, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
The cost that each local community pays each year varies in Maine from $2,000 per student to $25,000 per student.
Shawn Berry, 41, of Livermore Falls died early Sunday morning of injuries suffered in a two-car crash on Route 4 in Livermore.

Livermore Falls man died from injuries suffered in crash, police say

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 03, 2017, at 6:08 p.m.
Maine State Police said a Livermore Falls man who died early Sunday morning following a two-car crash on Route 4 succumbed to injuries from the crash, and not a medical emergency.

Livermore Falls man dies following New Year’s Day crash

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
Police remain unsure whether he died because of injuries suffered in the crash or a medical condition.
Marina Moscone (right) and her daughter Sasha, 4, take a walk through Chapin Park in Bangor on Friday.

Maine power companies still grappling with effects of season’s first nor’easter

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 31, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
As of noon on Saturday, more than 16,000 CMP customers were without electricity. Meanwhile, nearly 700 Emera Maine accounts were waiting for service to be restored.
Air-supported indoor practice facility Mahaney Dome, which collapsed under the pressure of heavy snow that fell Thursday night into Friday, can be seen on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Nor’easter blankets Maine, collapses UMaine’s Mahaney Dome

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
The snow knocked out power to more than 100,000 residents, brought down utility lines and even caused the University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome to collapse.

Lebanon man, 75, gets trapped in furnace vent, dies

By Nik Beimler, Foster's Daily Democrat on Dec. 30, 2016, at 12:11 p.m.
Medical crews attempted CPR on the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Madison Paper Industries

Firms that sell off manufacturing gear buy shuttered Maine mill

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 30, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
Three industrial asset liquidators have purchased UPM-Kymmene Inc.’s shuttered Madison Paper mill for an undisclosed price.

Maine town closes police department for ‘personnel issue’

By Staff Report on Dec. 28, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
The town manager told the Sun Journal he expected to resolve the situation in three to four weeks.
A tractor-trailer crashed in Oxford, spilling 100 gallons of fuel.

100 gallons of fuel leaks from tractor-trailer crash in Oxford

By CBS 13 on Dec. 28, 2016, at 7:47 a.m.
Main Street in Oxford was shut down Wednesday morning because of a tractor-trailer crash.

Fairfield man sets fire to estranged wife’s home, then fatally stabs himself

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff on Dec. 25, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
He had gone to his estranged wife’s home on Norridgewock Road around midnight and set fire to two vehicles and the house while she still was inside.
Donna Pickard of Far Point Farm in Steuben may have to stretch her own meals, but she will give away her food to someone who needs it.

A simple change could give Maine’s hungry, rural people more food

on Dec. 23, 2016, at 6:38 a.m.
The first in-depth look of its kind shows that 59 percent of people are using food pantries more this year than last.
Police are looking for a man who they say should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police: Sabattus man considered armed, dangerous turns himself in

By CBS 13 on Dec. 22, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
Police are looking for a man who they said should be considered armed and dangerous.

Waterville man to serve 10 months for selling counterfeit coins

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 21, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
He faced up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Leroy Smith III is escorted back to his seat during a competency hearing before Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Donald Marden on June 30 at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

New competency hearing set for Maine man accused of dismembering father

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 21, 2016, at 6:40 a.m.
A Gardiner man accused of killing and dismembering his father in their Gardiner apartment in 2014 is scheduled to appear in court next month to see if forced medication has made him competent to stand trial for murder.
Book about this elusive Maine hermit comes out in March by Penguin Random House.

The only journalist to interview the North Pond Hermit is coming out with a book

By Kathleen Pierce on Dec. 21, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The book comes out March 7, when Finkel will be in Portland giving a reading at Space Gallery.