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The Department of Labor says Keiser Homes is bankrupt, and stopping all operations in the next 10 days. When Keiser Homes closes, that means 123 jobs will be gone.

Maine housebuilder to close, lay off 123

By CBS 13 on May 06, 2016, at 2:27 p.m.
When Keiser Homes closes, that means 123 jobs will be gone. This is part of a companywide closure.

Auburn man gets 8 years for illegal gun possession

By Judy Harrison on May 05, 2016, at 7:17 p.m.
In addition to prison time, Lonnie Ball was sentenced to three years of supervised release.
A woman has been killed after her car collided with a commercial truck in Porter, according to Maine State Police.

Head-on collision in Porter claims life of woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 04, 2016, at 1:44 p.m.
A woman has been killed after her car collided with a commercial truck in Porter.
The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society posted a picture on Facebook, saying the governor adopted a new "first dog” named Veto.

LePage names new dog Veto

By CBS 13 on May 03, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society posted a picture on Facebook, saying the governor adopted a new “first dog” named Veto.

DOT to rebuild section of Pleasant Hill Road in Sabattus

on May 03, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
SABATTUS, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will reconstruct 0.42 of a mile of Pleasant Hill Road in Sabattus that has deteriorated, as well as repair a slope failure along the westerly side of the road beginning on Wednesday, May 4. A detour route will follow Route 9 to …
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Auburn man charged in connection with Lewiston stabbing

By CBS 13 on May 02, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
An Auburn man has been charged with stabbing a Lewiston man this weekend.

Police investigate shots fired in Lewiston

By CBS 13 on April 30, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
An early morning incident involving shots fired in Lewiston is under investigation.
Tamra Wight, author of an eco-mystery book series for ages 8-12, observes bald eagles feeding their young on Monday at Poland Spring Campground, which she and her husband own and manage together, with the help of their two children. Aspects of her family's life on the campground are reflected in her books.

Is this Maine woods mystery something a child could solve?

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 28, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
“Everybody said, ‘Write what you know,’ and this is what I know,” Wight said. “With the campground, you have a changing cast of characters. You’ve got the family, but you know people come and go, interesting people.”

New York man gets 21 years for selling heroin, crack in Lewiston

By Judy Harrison on April 27, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
A New York man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 21 years in prison for his role in the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Lewiston, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
William Beardsley, deputy commissioner of the Maine Department of Education, addresses a small group about education reform during a lecture hosted by the Maine Heritage Police Center in Auburn.

LePage’s education chief wants fair system for poorer districts

By Christopher Cousins on April 27, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
Bill Beardsley spoke at a lunchtime lecture hosted by the Maine Heritage Policy Center.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 13, 2015.

LePage apologizes for storming away from university event

By Scott Thistle on April 27, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
After an abrupt departure from a dedication ceremony at the University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday where he called two students “idiots,” Gov. Paul LePage apologized to the university’s president and former president on Wednesday.
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks during the dedication of the University of Maine at Farmington Education Center on campus to former UMF President Theodora J. Kalikow on Tuesday before abruptly walking away in response to a protester's sign.

Maine student reacts to being called an idiot by LePage

By Scott Thistle on April 27, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
College freshman Ally Hammond, an Auburn native, said she was shocked a sign she held up Tuesday prompted Gov. Paul LePage to storm off, calling her and another student “idiots.”

South Paris man pleads guilty to illegally possessing gun

By Judy Harrison on April 26, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
One of three men facing federal gun charges stemming from a hunting excursion pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
A logging truck delivers logs to the Verso paper mill in Jay.

Jay agrees to lower mill’s past tax bills, limit future taxes

By Darren Fishell on April 26, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
The town of Jay has agreed to lower three prior years of disputed property taxes for paper mill owner Verso Corp. and set a cap on its gross tax bills through 2020, delivering the bankrupt papermaker at least $4 million in future tax credits.
Snow flies in Waldoboro on Tuesday afternoon. Early-spring snowfall was blanketing southern parts of Maine Tuesday.

Late dose of winter affecting southern Maine communities

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 26, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Accumulating snow was falling for much of the morning in southern and coastal counties, according to the National Weather Service’s Gray forecast center.

Lewiston woman dies after fall from balcony

By CBS 13 on April 24, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
“It was an unfortunate accident,” Lewiston police Lt. Danny LaChance said.
About 50 canoes and kayaks were pushed into Taylor Pond and had to be retrieved.

Vandals send nearly 50 boats out onto Auburn pond

By CBS 13 on April 23, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
“It doesn’t appear like anything was stolen at this time, but they did release some fire extinguishers in the buildings while they were in there,” Auburn police Lt. Rick Coron said.
Diane Kelly-Lokocz and her son, 4-year-old Rye, arrive at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.

Above average temperatures likely this spring, summer

By Jen Lynds on April 22, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
Following the warmest winter on record in the Caribou area, officials at the National Weather Service in Caribou said Friday that warmer than normal spring and summer temperatures likely are on tap for Maine as well.
Hannah Sparrell vs. Kira Innocenti

Newcastle fighter ‘Hollywood’ Hannah builds following in young career

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on April 22, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Her next fight is on Saturday against Bangor’s Angela Young.
LIFE ON THE ANDROSCOGGIN

Introducing Life on the Androscoggin

on April 22, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
Life on the Androscoggin is a bi-monthly photojournalism blog highlighting the rich history of the county, with a particular focus on Maine’s twin cities, Lewiston and Auburn (L/A). In the 496 square miles that encompass Androscoggin County, there are over 100 buildings, sites or objects listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one National Historic Landmark. That’s a superfluity of history!