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Auburn police are looking for Lexis Lamothe, 16, after her family filed a missing person's report. She was last seen on Thursday.

Auburn police searching for missing teen

By CBS 13 on May 27, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenager not seen since Thursday, whose father believes she may have gone to meet up with an older man.
Matt and Rosie Graham, standing in front of a family portrait.

Parents say Maine’s mental health system failed suicidal daughter

By Patty Wight on May 27, 2017, at 10:01 a.m.
Anie Graham’s parents say there should be distinct protocols to help kids at risk of suicide, and properly trained providers who are available to help.
Benny Carrasco, a licensed medical marijuana caregiver and owner of Central Maine Flower, will move his plants from Bangor with an eye toward growing more plants for the recreational marijuana market once those rules are established.

Bangor company buys 8.2 acres to grow recreational marijuana in Greene

By Kathryn Skelton on May 25, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Central Maine Flower has bought the shuttered Town & Country Foods with long-term plans to grow recreational marijuana in the former 13,340-square-foot former meat operation.

Wardens search for man who went missing while fishing in Porter

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.
Wardens said the man’s family reported him missing Thursday morning.
Joshua J. Brown

Police: Man kidnapped woman off street, sexually assaulted her

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
Police said 41-year-old Joshua J. Brown, of Rumford, was arrested Wednesday evening.
A pedestrian was hit by a tractor-trailer in Lewiston early Thursday morning.

Police: Tractor-trailer runs over sleeping man in Lewiston

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
A pedestrian was hit by a tractor-trailer in Lewiston early Thursday morning.
Audrey Tripp and her children, Elijah, 8, and Adele, 7, play with Cecilly, a baby Nigerian dwarf goat at their Auburn home. The Tripp family was given permission from the city to keep two goats as pets. But the city is now saying the family can not keep the goats because there's an ordinance against it.

Maine city OKs pet goats, then tells family they have to go

By Lindsay Tice on May 24, 2017, at 10:04 a.m.
“I don’t understand why we can’t just keep them. It doesn’t seem like it’s hurting anything. We already had permission.”

Moxie Fest founder, Lisbon ‘icon’ dies at 77

By Kathleen Pierce on May 23, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
He didn’t invent the drink, but he kept it alive.
Dean Pascal

Pennsylvania man accused of running Auburn prostitution ring

By Dawn Gagnon on May 18, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
A 65-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested on a felony sex charge Wednesday after Auburn police uncovered a prostitution operation running out of a local hotel.

Judge dismisses welfare fraud charges against Lewiston man

on May 16, 2017, at 7:41 a.m.
A judge dismissed more than a dozen welfare fraud charges against a Lewiston man just days before his trial was supposed to begin, the Sun Journal reports.
The little Chihuahua the shelter named Motto had a severe case of dental disease, one of the worst they've ever seen.

Elderly dog recovering after being found in trash

By Jennifer Long, WGME on May 11, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
A Lewiston shelter is searching for the owner of a dog after it was found in the trash.
Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald

Report: Lewiston mayor assures immigrants there’s no ICE ‘bogeyman’

on May 09, 2017, at 7:15 p.m.
“Immigrants who are here legally … have nothing to worry about.”
Police said Alisha Brooks, who was reported missing on Saturday, has been found and is safe.

Police say missing Bowdoin woman is safe

By CBS 13 on May 07, 2017, at 8:24 a.m.
Police said a Bowdoin woman reported missing Saturday, Alisha Brooks, is believed to be safe.
Three families are without a home after a fire ripped through an apartment house in Lewiston late Wednesday night.

Fire rips through Lewiston apartment building

By CBS 13 on May 04, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.
The baby and five adults managed to get out safely.

Maine woman in Mass. heroin bust held on $25K bail

By Dave Rogers, The Daily News of Newburyport on May 02, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
They are accused of having almost 90 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of roughly $9,000.
Dingley Press in Lisbon says it's undergoing a $17 million expansion, with the majority of the money going toward a new high speed printing press.

In surprising move, Maine printing biz announces $17M expansion

By CBS 13 on April 27, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.
At a time when the paper industry is hurting, a Maine printing business is expanding.
David Alan Torres

Lisbon man accused of assaulting woman outside Brunswick restaurant

By Beth Brogan on April 24, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
A Lisbon man allegedly dragged his girlfriend across a parking lot and attempted to strangle her outside a restaurant.
Downtown Lewiston is pictured on Aug. 30, 2016.

Lewiston is one of the best places to retire in the US, according to Forbes

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
The state’s second largest city is the only Maine location — and the only community in New England — chosen for this year’s ranking.
A shattered window at the Lewiston Public Library.

Stray bullets shatter windows at Lewiston library

By Marissa Bodnar, CBS 13 on April 19, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
Police said shots were fired from the Park Street Alley behind city hall, sending stray bullets into the Lewiston Public Library.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”