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Box truck crashes into utility pole on Route 104, snarls traffic

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 10, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
The crash occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

We annotated Gov. Paul LePage’s State of the State — again

By Matthew Stone on Feb. 09, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
In what’s become an annual tradition, we annotated it.
A tractor-trailer jackknifed in the middle of the road on Monday in Alfred.

Slow-moving snowstorm grips Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 08, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
As expected, a storm that arrived about noon Monday in southern Maine wreaked havoc with motorists and prompted scores of cancellations.
Steven Black

Man wanted in connection with high-speed chase turns self in

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 08, 2016, at 5:22 p.m.
Steven Black allegedly led police from multiple agencies on a chase with speeds topping 100 mph.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Friday.

Storm to dump up to 10 inches of fresh snow across Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 08, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
Coastal Maine was expected to feel the brunt of the storm, with up to 10 inches in the forecast for Hancock and Washington counties.
Steven Black

State police seek man who led them on chase topping 100 mph

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 05, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
MANCHESTER | State police are looking for a man who allegedly led police from multiple agencies on a chase topping 100 miles per hour Thursday night, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. A trooper had attempted to pull over Steven Black, 28, for speeding on Route …

Augusta police investigating alleged passing of fake $20 bills at businesses

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 02, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
City police are investigating the passing of counterfeit $20 bills at local businesses, according to Deputy Chief Jared Mills. Mills said police have conducted three investigations over the last three days over the phony money. Mills did not disclose the businesses where the bills were allegedly passed. …
Edward MacDonald, 67, of Woolwich, died Friday evening when his 2003 Jeep Cherokee slid off Route 27 in Pittston, traveled into a ditch and rolled over into a small pond.

Woolwich man dies in Pittston crash

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 30, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
The Jeep traveled into a ditch and rolled over into a small pond.
Eight people were arrested Friday in connection with a drug bust in Vassalboro.

Maine, New York residents charged in Vassalboro drug bust

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 30, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
Maine drug agents arrested eight people from midcoast Maine and New York on Friday.
Zina Fritze

Woman who died after being found hanging in jail cell not on suicide watch

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 29, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
A woman charged with murder in connection with a November homicide who died Wednesday was not on suicide watch while she was being held at the Kennebec County Jail.
John Cecil Slater

Sex offender gets more than 9 years for Hallowell bank robbery

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 29, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
BANGOR | A convicted sex offender was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to more than 9½ years in federal prison for a June 2014 bank robbery in Hallowell. John Cecil Slater, 68, of Gardiner pleaded guilty in October 2014. By pleading guilty, Slater admitted that he robbed the …

No injuries as RSU 4 school bus rear-ended

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 28, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
LITCHFIELD | No injuries were reported on Thursday morning when an RSU 4 school bus was rear-ended on Route 197, officials said. The bus was transporting kindergarten through fifth-grade students to Litchfield when it was rear-ended, according to Superintendent Jim Hodgkin. Hodgkin said the driver of the vehicle that …
Snow falls over downtown Bangor on Jan. 16.

National Weather Service: Chance for snow Thursday night into Friday

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 28, 2016, at 11:06 a.m.
While folks throughout Maine have been spoiled by unseasonably warm weather the past several days, a chance for snow exists Thursday night into Friday.
Zina Fritze

Augusta woman charged with murder dies en route to hospital

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 27, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
A woman charged with murder on Monday in connection with an Augusta homicide in November 2015 died Wednesday.
The Colonial Theatre in Belfast

Here are BDN commenters’ picks for the prettiest towns in Maine

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 26, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
We asked you, and found there were almost as many different places as there were responders.
Zina Fritze

Augusta couple pleads not guilty to murder, robbery

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 26, 2016, at 10:53 a.m.
An Augusta man and woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder, felony murder and robbery in the Nov. 23 death of an Augusta man.
Zina Fritze

Augusta couple indicted on murder charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 25, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
An Augusta man and woman have been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man inside their apartment last fall, state police said.
Vehicles were smashed up after a car collided with a bus filled with children, creating a series of chain-reaction crashes in Monmouth.

School bus crash causes multi-car pileup in Monmouth

By CBS 13 on Jan. 21, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
Vehicles were smashed up after a car collided with a bus filled with children, creating a series of chain-reaction crashes in Monmouth.
Snow falls over downtown Bangor Saturday. About a half foot or more of snow fell over much of the state Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Storm dumps half foot of snow across much of Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 17, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
A winter storm that swept through Maine Saturday left behind a half a foot or more of snow in some areas and a thin skim of ice in others.

Anti-abortion rally in Augusta marks Roe v. Wade anniversary

By CBS 13 on Jan. 17, 2016, at 8:07 a.m.
Anti-abortion advocates on Saturday demanded abortions no longer be legal in the United State as part of the annual Hands Around the Capital rally.