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An early-morning fire gutted a house on Bradley Road in Vassalboro on Friday.

Fast-moving fire destroys Vassalboro home

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
The blaze originated in a garage and quickly spread to the house.
Augusta police are looking to reunite a lost chicken with its owner.

Augusta police look to reunite lost chicken with its owner

By CBS 13 on April 21, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
Augusta police are looking to reunite a lost chicken with its owner.
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Personnel from the Maine Forest Service battle a wildfire in Lubec in this May 2015 file photo.

Rising temperatures, dry air raise potential for Maine wildfires

By Jen Lynds on April 20, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
The conditions are dry as a result of it having not rained in much of Maine for “eight or nine days,” Todd Foisy said.

Summit faces $250,000 fine for potentially explosive gas leak

By Darren Fishell on April 19, 2016, at 3:14 p.m.
Summit Natural Gas faces a $250,000 fine from regulators after an Augusta gas leak that utilities investigators wrote was potentially “catastrophic.”

Kennebec County man gets 6 years in connection with Rite Aid robberies

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 19, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
A Mount Vernon man will spend six years behind bars for his role in a pair of pharmacy robberies in Kennebec County last year, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Augusta police are asking for the public's help identifying the man who allegedly stole two 18-packs of beer from the Walgreens near Memorial Circle.

Augusta police seek man accused of stealing beer

By CBS 13 on April 19, 2016, at 7:37 a.m.
Augusta police are asking for the public’s help identifying the man who allegedly stole two 18-packs of beer from the Walgreens near Memorial Circle.

Augusta police to conduct distracted driving enforcement

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 18, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
City police and the Bureau of Highway Safety will be cracking down on distracted driving throughout the spring and summer, Augusta police announced in a statement Monday.

Gardiner twins hope to cross Boston Marathon finish line side-by-side

By Lexie O'Connor, CBS 13 on April 18, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
Ward and Wade Bourdeau are identical twins from Gardiner, and they are two of the more than 200 Mainers running the Boston Marathon this year.

Former Maine man gets jail time for evading income tax

By Dawn Gagnon on April 12, 2016, at 7:53 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A former Plymouth resident was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with all but 60 days suspended, and ordered to pay $70,298 in state income taxes he still owes during a hearing Tuesday at the Capitol Judicial Center. Tracy Burke, 51, also was ordered to one year …
Pictured from left to right are: Bethany Zell, Elizabeth Zell, and Rep. McElwee.

State Rep. Carol McElwee welcomes Bethany and Elizabeth Zell to the State House

on April 11, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Rep. Carol A. McElwee, R-Caribou, along with Bethany and Elizabeth Zell, gather before the Speaker of the House’s rostrum in the House of Representatives Chamber during the Zells’ visit on Wednesday, March 2. Bethany Zell, project director of Pink Aroostook and president of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, was among the …

Gardiner man gets 5 years for robbing two pharmacies

By Judy Harrison on April 06, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
A Gardiner man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to five years in federal prison for his role in two pharmacy robberies last year in the Augusta area.
A Winthrop teen says police are looking for the driver who hit and killed his dog Monday night on Narrows Pond Road.

Hit-and-run driver who killed dog in Winthrop comes forward, teen says

By CBS 13 on April 06, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
A Winthrop teen says the hit-and-run driver who killed his dog has come forward.

Deschambault leads Martin in Senate District 32 race

By CBS 13 on March 29, 2016, at 11:20 p.m.
Special election to fill seat left by Sen. David Dutremble.
Gary Martin

Man accused of setting Richmond barn fire

By Beth Brogan on March 28, 2016, at 5:14 p.m.
A 59-year-old man was charged Monday with arson in connection with a barn fire Sunday night on Furlong Road.
Part of the Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial is seen at the Cole Land Transportation Museum at 405 Perry Road in Bangor. The Veterans Administration of Maine is holding a ceremony Tuesday to honor and thank those who served in the Vietnam War between 1955 and 1975 “regardless of location” and to remember the sacrifice made by those who didn’t return.

Vietnam veterans to be thanked during Tuesday ceremony at Togus facility

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 28, 2016, at 12:51 p.m.
The Veterans Administration of Maine is holding a ceremony Tuesday to honor and thank those who served in the Vietnam War between 1955 and 1975 “regardless of location” and to remember the sacrifice made by those who didn’t return.
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Augusta police arrest three in heroin, crack bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 25, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
Three people were arrested Thursday after a drug raid turned up heroin and crack cocaine.

LePage to hold town hall meeting in Madison

on March 24, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Madison Junior High School, Madison, Maine AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul R. LePage announced he will hold his next town hall meeting 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Madison Junior High School, 205 Main St. He will deliver remarks about moving Maine …

Fifth annual Turkic Cultural Day to be held at Statehouse

By Turkish Cultural Center on March 23, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Maine State House Hall of Flags, State House Plaza, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-370-8534; eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=24023950282 AUGUSTA — Turkic American community in Maine cordially invites the public to the fifth annual Turkic Cultural Day noon -2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, …
Snow falls in downtown Madawaska in this February 2016 file photo.

St. John Valley may see 8 inches of snow, rest of state sleet

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 23, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
A slick morning commute can be expected statewide Friday.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew speaks in October 2013 to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee on Riverview Psychiatric Center funding.

Two key officials at Riverview Psychiatric Center resign

By Christopher Cousins on March 18, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
Riverview Superintendent Robert Harper has notified state officials that he will leave his position in the coming weeks for personal reasons. In addition, Clinical Director Brendan Kirby notified officials weeks ago that he would resign and left his position earlier this week.