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.”

Auburn woman accused of selling cocaine, heroin out of Lewiston motel room

By Dawn Gagnon on April 14, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
Jacinta Hunt, who was out on bail for an unrelated charge, was located in Room 207 at the Motel 6 with 17 grams of crack cocaine and 48 grams of heroin.
Golden wooden eggs created by Wells Wood Turning and Finishing in Buckfield. The eggs have been purchased by the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

The Maine company that makes wooden Easter eggs for the White House

By Danielle McLean on April 14, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
“We produce very nice high quality eggs to a host of different accounts. We tend to be ‘eggnostic’ on who we are providing it for.”
After a fire earlier this month, investigators say they now believe an arsonist is to blame for the damage at the Falls General Store.

Officials ask for help catching suspected Farmington arsonist

By CBS 13 on April 13, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Investigators won’t say how the fire started but say it’s suspicious.
Jason Fein

Bates College appoints new athletic administrator

on April 07, 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
Jason Fein was honored as Division III Athletic Director of the Year in 2016 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.
The family of Jayden Cho-Sargent.

Driver who allegedly hit, killed boy in crosswalk says she’s not at fault

By CBS 13 on April 05, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.
The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was hit and killed in a crosswalk in Lewiston blames the driver for her son’s death.
A glass of water is seen during the taste testing at the Maine Rural Water Association's 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Dec. 11, 2014.

Maine’s wells could be polluted with arsenic, lead

By Abigail Curtis on April 05, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
“The major problem is that Maine has a high reliance on wells, but very few people test their wells.”
Heather Denkmire is a writer and artist who lives in Portland with her two young daughters.

Autistic people don’t need a ‘cure’

By Heather Denkmire on April 05, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
The largest autism organizations treat autism as if it were a disease that needs to be eradicated, rather than a set of developmental conditions.
The Maine State House is pictured in January 2016.

LePage administration paid $315K for a consultant to rethink child care, then did nothing

By Matthew Stone on April 04, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
The state told federal regulators it planned to carry out the consultant’s recommendations and re-upped with the consultant after its first proposal. But it appears there are no plans to follow through.
Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, intends to run against Sen. Angus King in the 2018 senate race.

GOP state senator Eric Brakey kicks off underdog 2018 bid to unseat Angus King

By Michael Shepherd on April 03, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Brakey called King a champion of “big government and big corporations” and hit Republicans for challenging him weakly.

Climate change skeptic group’s mailing campaign targets Maine teachers

By Nick McCrea on April 03, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
A letter from the Heartland Institute said that the “science isn’t settled” and that there was an ongoing, “vibrant debate” among scientists.
Michael Herrmann

Greene man accused of choking two cats to death

By CBS 13 on April 03, 2017, at 5:32 p.m.
Police said Michael Herrmann, 47, took the animals to a snowmobile trail to euthanize them.
A snow pile covers half the kiosk at the trailhead for Big Moose Mountain on Feb. 12, near Greenville.

Another spring storm to dump up to 8 inches of snow

By Nick McCrea on April 03, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Western and southern Maine could see between 5 and 8 inches of snow, with possible higher totals in the and around mountains.
Ben Dionne stacks seeds on the shelves at Paris Farmers Union in Lewiston, where he works part-time. He was hired due to the help of vocational rehabilitation.

Workers with disabilities could be the secret to saving Maine’s future

on April 03, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
When comparing the rates of employment among people with and without disabilities, Maine sees the greatest disparity in employment in the nation.

41 years of stars: BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball teams, 1977 to 2017

on April 01, 2017, at 1 a.m.
41 years of stars: BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball teams, 1977 to 2017