Joseph Manganella

Investigators accuse Gardiner man of burning former employer’s camper

By Nick McCrea on July 11, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
A Gardiner man faces arson charges for allegedly burning down a former employer’s camper.
Leroy Smith III (right) is escorted back to his seat during a competency hearing before Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Donald Marden on Thursday at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

Psychologists: Accused Maine killer remains delusional

By Beth Brogan on June 30, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
A 26-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering his father in their Gardiner apartment in 2014 has made significant progress since a judge ordered him forcibly medicated six months ago, but still fully believes a “very complex” delusion, including that his father was trying to poison him, state psychologists told a Kennebec County Superior Court justice Thursday morning.
Leroy Herbert Smith III, 24, in Kennebec County Superior Court in a 2014 file photo

Judge to rule if accused killer forced to take meds is now fit for trial

By Beth Brogan on June 29, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.
More than two years after allegedly killing and dismembering his father in their South Gardiner apartment, Leroy Smith III has yet to stand trial as Maine’s justice system continues to try to determine if he is fit to do so.
Daniel Wathen

Riverview watchdog wary of LePage hiring freeze

By Christopher Cousins on June 28, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
“This is certainly no time for Riverview to be experiencing that kind of a self-imposed wound in its operations.”
A landline telephone.

PUC to begin meetings on changes for basic landline customers

By Darren Fishell on June 28, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
Diana Davis (left), 27, of Rochester, New York, who was charged after a Sunday shooting in the parking lot of the Augusta Wal-Mart, stands next to Jeff Towne, her attorney for the day, during her first appearance on Monday in Augusta District Court in Augusta.

Dispute over money led to Augusta shootout, affidavit states

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 27, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
“They all agreed the dispute at hand was in regards to money being owed between parties,” Augusta police Detective Brian Wastella wrote.
Diana Davis

Augusta police identify 4 arrested in Wal-Mart parking lot shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2016, at 9:12 a.m.
All four suspects were sitting in vehicles parked next to each other, and one suspect starting shooting at another vehicle.

Four in custody after shooting at Augusta Wal-Mart

By AARON TANGUAY, CBS 13 on June 26, 2016, at 8:09 p.m.
Police are searching for a woman who ran from the scene.
Maine Focus
Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.

Single-vehicle crash claims life of teenage girl

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 22, 2016, at 6:57 a.m.
Augusta police say four people were in the car when the driver lost control.
Augusta police are seeking this man in connection with a robbery of a local convenience store

Augusta police seek public’s help in identifying alleged robbery suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 21, 2016, at 8:43 a.m.
A male suspect was captured on video surveillance and police are seeking the public’s help in identifying him.
A woman was killed in a crash in Sidney late Wednesday night.

Head-on collision claims life of Sidney woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 17, 2016, at 8:35 a.m.
Laurie Garland, 47, was declared dead at the scene.
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival at Pickering Square in Bangor, June 28, 2014. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community. On Monday, several vigils are scheduled to honor the memory of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils to be held across Maine for victims of Orlando shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Numerous vigils are scheduled throughout the state Monday in memory of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.
Damon Frechette

Truck driver accused of driving drunk on I-95 near Augusta

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.

Fatal crash in Gardiner under investigation

By CBS 13 on May 26, 2016, at 6:53 a.m.

Togus VA Memorial Day Observance for 2016

on May 25, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.

Man accused of wielding frying pan during burglary indicted

By Judy Harrison on May 20, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
Kristopher Michael Russ was indicted on one count each of robbery, elevated aggravated assault, burglary, forgery and criminal mischief.
Bangor's population continued to drop in 2015, according to newly released estimates that show growth across the largest southern Maine communities and in Waterville last year.

Census: Bangor lost population again in 2015

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The latest figures project Bangor’s population dropped by about 250 in the past year.
Robert Mrazek on the Monhegan Island set of his new film “"The Congressman,"” which opens Friday, May 20 at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta.

Movie filmed in Maine by former congressman gets nationwide exposure

By Christine LaPado-Breglia, Lincoln County News on May 18, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
The cast includes Treat Williams, Elizabeth Marvel and George Hamilton.
A tractor-trailer struck a bridge in downtown Augusta Tuesday.

Tractor-trailer hits bridge in Augusta

By CBS 13 on May 17, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
A tractor-trailer struck a bridge in downtown Augusta Tuesday.