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The Curiosity Mars rover took this 'selfie'on the surface of Mars on May 11, 2016, before it began traversing part of the Red Planet that research scientists have named "Bar Harbor" and which has several features named after places in the Pine Tree State.

Scientists are naming locations on Mars after iconic Maine towns, landmarks

By Alex Acquisto on March 29, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Ogunquit Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Rockport, Isleboro, Isle au Haut and Mt. Katahdin are all locations in Maine — and now on Mars.
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for a messy morning commute across Maine Monday.

Snow, freezing rain to make for slick commute across Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
The wet snow falling Monday morning will be followed by a light coating of sleet or ice, according to the National Weather Service.
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.
In January, Sanford Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted state and federal drug agents in the arrest of two people in the largest heroin drug bust in Maine. The combined street value of the fentanyl laced heroin seized in both Maine and Massachusetts was over $1.8 million.

Maine needs more money to investigate fentanyl deaths

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.
Nicholas Gagne

Wales man charged with using jumper cables to steal power, again

By Dawn Gagnon on March 23, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
A Central Maine Power official told state police that while he was impressed with Nicholas Gagne’s ingenuity, he risked electrocuting himself and others.
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Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 23, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”

White SUV sought in apparent drive-by shooting in Lewiston

By CBS 13 on March 23, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
Police said after speaking to witnesses they believe they are searching for a white SUV.

Man accused of robbery while serving drug court sentence pleads not guilty

By Judy Harrison on March 17, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Auburn woman critically burned while smoking on oxygen

By Nick McCrea on March 13, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
A woman is in critical condition Monday after suffering serious burns in her apartment Monday morning.
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Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business in Bangor, Feb. 13, 2017.

Winter storm on track to dump a foot of snow across Maine this week

By Dawn Gagnon on March 12, 2017, at 3:18 p.m.
A snowstorm could drop nearly a foot of snow as it passes over Maine Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Proposed Auburn medical tourism facility project stalled

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on March 10, 2017, at 8:13 p.m.
The medical tourism facility — which would cater to wealthy Chinese tourists – was originally scheduled to open this year.
Maine State Police say a bus driver failed to come to a full stop at an intersection in Lebanon on Tuesday morning, crashing into another vehicle. Only one student was on the bus at the time. No one on the bus suffered injuries, but the driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital.

School bus, vehicle collide at Lebanon intersection

By Nick McCrea on March 07, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
A school bus driver failed to come to a full stop at an intersection Tuesday morning, causing a crash that sent another motorist to the hospital, according to police.
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A patient goes through dialysis treatment at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

With more Mainers on dialysis, local centers struggle to keep up

By Lindsey Tice, Sun Journal on March 06, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.
In less than 20 years, the number of dialysis patients in Maine has almost doubled.

Auburn man, 39, accused of robbing Lewiston restaurant while armed

By CBS 13 on March 04, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
The South Seas restaurant in Lewiston was allegedly robbed Friday afternoon by a man who appeared to be brandishing a gun.
The snowmobile driven by Thomas Henderson, 28, from Dixfield, shows damage sustained when he apparently lost control of the sled and went into some trees. Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene, the state's eighth snowmobiling fatality this winter.

Dixfield man dies in snowmobile crash on Carthage club trail

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 03, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
Animal welfare officials and police on Wednesday seized 64 animals from an apartment in this building at 116 Howe St. in Lewiston.

64 sick animals seized from Lewiston apartment

Bangor Daily News on March 03, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
The 64 animals were mostly cats, including one deceased and many others requiring medical treatment.

Another Maine city reports spike in asylum seekers applying for aid

By Andrew Rice, Sun Journal on March 02, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
A recent increase in the number of asylum-seekers requesting General Assistance isn’t isolated to Lewiston.

Seven arrested for cocaine, heroin in Rumford drug bust

By CBS 13 on March 02, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
Agents said they seized mostly cocaine, but also heroin, suboxone and thousands of dollars in cash.

Lisbon man pleads guilty to a felony in fatal crash

By CBS 13 on Feb. 26, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
Zachary Greene, 24, entered guilty pleas to leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury or death, a felony, and violation of condition of release, a misdemeanor.

Forecast calls for freezing rain to sweep across northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2017, at 5:35 p.m.
Ice accumulations of up to around a tenth of an inch could lead to slick road conditions and scattered power outages across the northern part of the state.