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Maine's acting commissioner of education, Tom Desjardin

State names top educators in Maine’s 16 counties

By Nick McCrea on May 07, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Department of Education has named the top teachers in each of Maine’s 16 counties in preparation for the competition that will crown the state’s top K-12 educator. The winners, selected from a field of more than 300 nominees, were announced by first lady Ann LePage …

Fire danger remains high throughout Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 07, 2015, at 8:55 a.m.
GRAY | Fire danger is expected to remain high throughout the state Thursday, with the entire state under red flag warnings, according to the National Weather Service. While a dry air mass remains across the area, much-needed rain is in the forecast this weekend, according to the weather service. …

Fire danger remains high with dry weather

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 06, 2015, at 8:54 a.m.
GRAY | With dry weather once again hovering over the state Wednesday, fire danger remains high, according to the National Weather Service. For the third consecutive day, the weather service has issued a red flag warnings for all of the state, with the exception being far southwestern York County. …
A Carthage man was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop yielded drugs, including more than 97 grams of cocaine.

Police: Bail conditions check turns up cocaine, crack pipes

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 05, 2015, at 2:09 p.m.
CARTHAGE | A local man on bail conditions for a previous drug arrest is back behind bars after a traffic stop led to numerous amounts of contraband, according to a state police statement. John Ellis, 68, had been pulled over by Trooper Randy Hall on the Coburn Road for …
Cpl. Kris Bouchard of the Auburn Police Department rescued five baby raccoons Tuesday.

Auburn police officer rescues five raccoon babies

By CBS 13 on May 05, 2015, at 1:51 p.m.
Cpl. Kris Bouchard of the Auburn Police Department rescued five baby raccoons Tuesday. According to the department, Bouchard was responding to a call on Caron Lane when he found the distressed animals. They say the mother was sick and had abandoned the babies in a tree. Working …

Red flag warnings remain in effect for entire state

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 05, 2015, at 11:03 a.m.
GRAY | Fire danger remained high throughout the state on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. With gusty winds and dry air in the forecast, the weather service had the entire state under a red flag warning. A red flag warning occurs when critical fire danger is evident, …

Two arrested in connection with string of car thefts in Fryeburg area

By CBS 13 on May 05, 2015, at 7:48 a.m.
HIRAM | The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office says two people were arrested Monday in connection with a string of car thefts last week. Deputies say they received reports of four stolen vehicles in the Hiram-Brownfield-Fryeburg area on Friday. All four cars were located but at least three of them …

Police: 4 cars stolen, 2 found in Saco River

By Staff, CBS 13 on May 03, 2015, at 3:16 p.m.
HIRAM | Oxford County deputies received reports of four stolen vehicles in the Hiram/Brownfield/Fryeburg area in the last few days. All four cars were located, but at least three of them were severely damaged. Police said two of the cars had been pushed into the Saco River. They were …
The Maine Warden Service is investigating the report of a dead deer found in Chesterville last week. The deer was pregnant with twin fawns.

Operation Game Thief raises reward in cases of poached deer

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 28, 2015, at 11:13 a.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Warden Service and Operation Game Thief continue to seek the public’s help in numerous deer poaching cases, according to Cpl. John MacDonald. MacDonald said Tuesday three additional deer have been discovered in Livermore Falls, Livermore and Leeds since a pregnant doe was found dead in …
Messalonskee High School students console each other during a Project Graduation Benefit Dinner for the Class of 2016 and fundraiser for the Cassidy Charette Scholarship and Connor Garland's family at The Red Barn in Augusta on Oct. 13, 2014. Charette, 17, was killed and Garland, 16, was critically injured in hayride accident at Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls.

‘Cassidy’s Law’ aims to tighten Maine’s amusement ride safety laws

By Scott Thistle on April 27, 2015, at 3:48 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A hayride mishap that claimed the life of a 17-year-old Oakland girl last October at a farm in Mechanic Falls has Maine lawmakers grappling with what the state can or should do to prevent similar tragedies in the future. On Monday, the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public …
Harold Knight

Michigan police asking Mainers to be on lookout for murder suspect

By Julia Bayly on April 24, 2015, at 3:12 p.m.
FORT KENT | An email sent to a northern Maine business earlier this week alerting local residents that a Michigan man wanted for murder in that state was in Aroostook was incorrect, according to the Allegan County, Michigan, sheriff’s office. The suspect was last seen in the Rangeley area …

DOT to begin road reconstruction in Jay

on April 24, 2015, at 9:39 a.m.
JAY, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will start a road reconstruction project on Routes 4 and 17 in Jay beginning Monday, April 27. The project begins at the intersection of Pineau Street and extends northerly for 1.25 miles. Motorists should expect slight delays through the construction zone that will have …
The Maine Warden Service is investigating the report of a dead deer found in Chesterville on Wednesday. The deer was pregnant with twin fawns.

Pregnant doe found shot dead; $1,000 reward for information

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 7:50 a.m.
CHESTERVILLE | A deceased deer was found by game wardens in Chesterville on Wednesday, and the Maine Warden Service is investigating. The doe, which was pregnant with twin fawns, was located in a field posted with no trespassing signs with a fatal gunshot wound to its spine, according to …
Police had been searching for this vehicle and Harold "Butch" Knight in connection with a Michigan homicide. Knight has ties to Turner and could be in Aroostook County.

Michigan man wanted in wife’s death may be in northern Maine

By Julia Bayly on April 23, 2015, at 10:26 p.m.
ALLAGASH | A Michigan man suspected of killing his wife in January and believed to be in Maine may be in Aroostook County, according to an email from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office. Police in Michigan said 66-year-old Harold “Butch” Knight strangled his wife, Sara Knight. Investigators believe Knight …
A still from a video shared by the Wells Police Department early Tuesday morning shows flooding at high tide.

Maine on flood watch as storm brings soaking rain, wind

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2015, at 4:23 p.m.
GRAY | Soaking rain and gusty winds rolled through the state Tuesday, with up to 4 inches of rain falling in some areas. According to the National Weather Service, Falmouth received the most rainfall, picking up 4.27 inches, while 3.64 inches of rain fell at the Portland International Jetport. …
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A still from a video shared by the Wells Police Department early Tuesday morning shows flooding at high tide.

Flood watches remain in effect as rain continues to fall

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2015, at 8:46 a.m.
GRAY | Pounding rain and howling winds greeted much of Maine Tuesday morning, and much of the state remained under a flood watch with wet weather expected to continue throughout the day. According to the National Weather Service, flood watches will be in effect for multiple counties through Wednesday …

73-year-old man accused of choking wife

By CBS 13 on April 21, 2015, at 7:13 a.m.
CARTHAGE | A 73-year-old man is accused of choking and terrorizing his wife in their Franklin County home. Deputies say the victim escaped and went to the Rumford Police Deparment to report the assault. She told police her husband, Robert Carver of Carthage, was “very intoxicated and had had …
Conductor Brad Ritter (second from left) watches as people disembark from the Amtrak Downeaster after its arrival in Portland recently. Many people in the Lewiston-Auburn area have expressed a desire to have a passenger rail service between the twin cities and Boston.

Effort to restore passenger rail to Lewiston-Auburn chugs along

By Scott Thistle on April 20, 2015, at 3:43 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A bill that funds a $500,000 study and plan for bringing passenger rail service to Lewiston-Auburn passed the state House of Representatives with little fanfare late last week. The bill, LD 323, sponsored by state Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, has enjoyed strong bipartisan support at the State …

Nestle’s deal to tap Fryeburg for Poland Spring water faces court challenge

By Darren Fishell on April 20, 2015, at 11:24 a.m.
PORTLAND | The group Food and Water Watch and Fryeburg resident Bruce Taylor have asked Maine’s top court to toss out state regulators’ approval of a controversial 25-year deal between Poland Spring owner Nestle Waters and local Fryeburg Water Co. The group has asked the Maine Supreme Judicial Court …

Flood watches posted for much of Maine with heavy rain approaching

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 20, 2015, at 9:16 a.m.
GRAY | With rain in the forecast for much of the week, flooding potential is high, according to the National Weather Service. According to the weather service, a low-pressure system moving toward the Gulf of Maine could produce anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain Monday night and …
 
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