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A young boy being held by interpreter Abdi Momo has his blood drawn for lead testing at Lewiston B Street Clinic last Monday. Family Nurse Practitioner Shilo Mathieu distracts him while April Martin, a registered nurse, prepares the needle.

Lewiston-Auburn expands fight against poisoning from lead paint

By Scott Thistle on May 15, 2016, at 8:19 a.m.
A 2008 study by a former University of Maine economics professor estimated the damage from lead poisoning to children in the Pine Tree State exceeds $260 million a year.

Wilton home destroyed by suspicious fire

By CBS 13 on May 14, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
An overnight fire leveled a home in Wilton early Saturday morning, and it is being investigated as suspicious.

Car collides with school bus in Norway

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 12, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
A MSAD 51 school bus was damaged Thursday when it was rear-ended by a sedan in Norway, according to a school district official.
Ellen Gorman

Maine high court allows Nestle’s Fryeburg water deal to stand

By Darren Fishell on May 12, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court found regulators acted properly in approving a 25-year water purchasing deal between Nestle Waters, a global bottled water distribution company, and the Fryeburg Water Co.
17-year-old Kimberly Moreau was last seen in Jay at about midnight on May 11, 1986, in the company of an individual she met earlier that day. She has not been seen since.

Father still searching for answers 30 years after daughter’s disappearance

By Courtney Highfield, CBS 13 on May 09, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
On May 9, 1986, police say 17-year-old Kim Moreau went for a ride with friends and never came home. Her father, Dick Moreau, said, “She told her sister she was going out and that’s the last we’ve ever seen or heard of her.”
LIFE ON THE ANDROSCOGGIN

Exploring the history of Mount David & Davis Cemetery

on May 08, 2016, at 9:33 a.m.
Today, there are many physical remnants of early Lewiston, but few as reverently preserved as Davis Cemetery, which stands on a rounded corner of Sabattus Street near Bates College. A darkly etched tombstone in the center of the cemetery states: “Amos Davis 1741-1815 … This ground was given by him to …
Dakota Madore

Two charged in connection with CVS robbery in Lewiston

By CBS 13 on May 07, 2016, at 9:33 a.m.
The pair are suspects in another pharmacy robbery in another county, and additional charges are pending.
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 …
Jeremy Trudeau

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.