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Maine game wardens on Thursday recovered the body of a Porter man who did return from a fishing trip on Wednesday. Duane Day Sr., 53, was located in Plain Pond beneath his boat by game warden divers in nine feet of water.

Wardens recover body of missing Porter angler

By Dawn Gagnon on May 25, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
Maine game wardens on Thursday recovered the body of Duane Day Sr., who did not return from a fishing trip on Plain Pond the previous day.
The former paper mill in Madison.

Shuttered Madison mill to be sold piecemeal in June auction

By Darren Fishell on May 23, 2017, at 11:08 a.m.
Owners of the shuttered UPM-Kymmene mill in Madison will sell off 3,000 separate pieces of industrial equipment in an online auction.
Maine State Police closed off Route 11 in Belgrade late Friday night after what officials say was an officer-involved shooting.

Officials identify man who died in Belgrade shooting

By CBS 13 on May 22, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
One man was killed and his son was injured after exchanging gunfire with police, according to the Maine attorney general’s office.
Maine Drug Enforcement investigators seized nearly $18,000 worth of drugs and about $7,700 cash after conducting a bail search for an Embden man suspected of trafficking in drugs.

Embden man charged with child endangerment after drug bust

By Dawn Gagnon on May 21, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Bruce Danforth, 56, is charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, endangering the welfare of a child and violating bail conditions, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is the keynote speaker during commencement ceremonies at Colby College Sunday in Waterville.

Biden urges Colby graduates to pursue and spread dignity

By Christopher Cousins on May 21, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.
The former vice president’s words thundered across the college’s Mayflower Hill under pristine blue skies and before hundreds of people who came to support the Waterville institution’s 480 newest graduates.

Substitute teacher accused of trafficking drugs, trying to sell to student

By CBS 13 on May 20, 2017, at 10:09 a.m.
Rumford Police arrested three men for smuggling heroin and cocaine from the Boston area, including a local substitute teacher who also volunteers as a coach.
Maine State Police closed off Route 11 at Station Road in Belgrade early Friday morning.

Route 11 in Belgrade closed after officer-involved shooting

By CBS 13 on May 20, 2017, at 9:47 a.m.
Maine State Police closed off Route 11 in Belgrade late Friday night after what officials say was an officer-involved shooting.
Bonnie, a 9-year-old West Highland white terrier, has been the focus of a search since she ran off into a swampy wooded area while being taken to her groomer's.

Search and rescue group using drone to find missing Maine dog

By Dawn Gagnon on May 19, 2017, at 8:35 p.m.
An aerial search is underway for a little white dog who hasn’t been seen in over a week, after making a break for it from her grooming appointment into a nearby swampy wooded area.

Police identify woman accused of shooting husband, 81, in Readfield

By CBS 13 on May 18, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
Deputies said there has been a history of domestic disturbances at the home.

Three Maine companies will compete for $100,000 in cash

on May 18, 2017, at 10:08 a.m.
The final round of pitches will be held at Thomas College’s Ayotte Auditorium, starting at 7 p.m.

Woman accused of shooting her husband, 81, in Readfield

By CBS 13 on May 18, 2017, at 7:04 a.m.
Officials said the shooting did not appear to be in self-defense.

Child, 5, dies in Vassalboro canoe accident

By Nick McCrea on May 16, 2017, at 8:29 a.m.
“The boy became trapped beneath the water against debris. His mother was able to free him from the debris and called for help.”
Mark Halle

Waterville man sentenced to 27 years prison for assaulting 73-year-old

By CBS 13 on May 15, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
The judge described what he did to the elderly Waterville woman as “sexual torture.”

Oxford driver gets rear-ended then crashes into his own home

By Nick McCrea on May 15, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
A man turning into his driveway was rear-ended Sunday afternoon, sending his car careening into his own home and porch.

Wayne man, 19, dies in crash, two others injured

By Nick McCrea on May 15, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
One man died and another seriously was injured after a pickup crashed in Readfield on Friday night.

Smithfield man arrested after alleged assault, police standoff

By Dawn Gagnon on May 14, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
Investigators from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized crack cocaine, Suboxone strips and more than $8,000 during a raid at an apartment in Mexico occupied by a couple they had arrested less than three months ago.

Maine couple arrested on crack charges — again

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
A Mexico woman and her live in boyfriend from Boston were arrested early Friday morning on crack cocaine trafficking charges for the second time in less than three months.
Friday morning, Maine State Police troopers caught an unusual pedestrian on the interstate in Palmyra.

State police catch runaway horse on I-95

By CBS 13 on May 13, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
“The male was reportedly cooperative, even allowing for a picture with Troopers,” Maine State Police later reported on their Instagram.

Appeals court upholds whistleblower claim against Maine railway

By BDN staff report on May 10, 2017, at 2:57 p.m.
A federal appeals court has upheld a $260,000 penalty against Pan Am Railways tied to the complaint of a Waterville whistleblower filed in 2011.
Thomas College campus

Thomas College gets $5.3 million gift to boost Central Maine businesses

By Nick McCrea on May 10, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
The institute will offer a range of opportunities, from paid internships and mentorship programs that will pair students up with dozens of area businesses.