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Blaze that killed elderly Oxford woman ruled accidental

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 1:58 p.m.
The blaze at Oxford Meadows was caused by an electrical connection to a wall outlet.

Woman injured in fire at Oxford housing complex now in stable condition

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
Virginia Brown was listed in critical condition Saturday.

Body of missing child found in St. Albans pond

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff on May 22, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
The boy’s parents thought he was with an aunt.
A South Road home was destroyed Friday by a fast-moving blaze of undetermined origin.

Fire destroys Livermore home

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
“It was fully involved when we arrived,” Fire Chief Donald Castonguay said. “Fire was coming out of everywhere.”

Woman, 85, dies in Oxford apartment fire

By CBS 13 on May 21, 2016, at 8:16 a.m.
One person has died and another is in critical condition following a fire at a senior apartment complex in Oxford early this morning.
The trucks shown in these photos were heavily damaged in a three-vehicle crash early Thursday afternoon on Route 2 in Mercer. A 74-year-old man who was injured in the crash was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment.

Motorist hurt in three-vehicle crash in Mercer

By Dawn Gagnon on May 19, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
A 74-year-old man was taken to a Bangor hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered Thursday in a three-vehicle crash on Route 2, Chief Deputy James Ross of the Somerset County Sheriff’s office said in a news release.
A truck carrying a windmill base crashed on Monday on Route 201 in northern Somerset County. Route 201 will be closed Friday as a crew removes the windmill base from the roadside, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Route 201 to close as crew removes windmill base from roadside

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 19, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
A wind turbine base that fell off a truck on Monday is expected to be removed from along Route 201 in northern Somerset County on Friday.
Bangor's population continued to drop in 2015, according to newly released estimates that show growth across the largest southern Maine communities and in Waterville last year.

Census: Bangor lost population again in 2015

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The latest figures project Bangor’s population dropped by about 250 in the past year.
Raymond K. Ferris

Detroit man gets more than 7 years for selling oxycodone

By Judy Harrison on May 17, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
A Detroit man who admitted to selling thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to seven years and three months in federal prison.

Man dies during rafting trip in West Forks

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
A Massachusetts man drowned while on a rafting trip in West Forks Plantation.
Distracted driving is believed to be a factor in a collision Monday on Route 3 in China.

One charged in collision on Route 3 in China

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.
Distracted driving is believed to be a factor in a collision that sent two people to the hospital and resulted and one driver being charged Monday night, according to state police.
Taylor Gaboury's mother, Tena Trask, talks to CBS 13.

Parents upset over plea deal in deadly hit-and-run

By CBS 13 on May 17, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
“He needs to pay for what he did. He needs to know that her life matters.”
A truck carrying a windmill base crashed on Monday on Route 201 in northern Somerset County.

Truck carrying windmill base crashes in Somerset County

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2016, at 8:36 a.m.
A truck carrying a windmill base from the Quebec border to Bingham crashed after losing control on Route 201.

Winslow police warn of possible presence of Felony Lane Gang

By Dawn Gagnon on May 16, 2016, at 8:02 p.m.
The Winslow Police Department on Monday posted a Facebook alert about the possible arrival of the Felony Lane Gang in the area.

Body of Rockwood man, 80, recovered from Brassua Lake

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 14, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
An 80-year-old Rockwood didn’t return from a fishing trip Thursday.
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Mac, a guide dog in training, sits at the feet of one of his Unity College trainers, Georgia Male, a junior majoring in captive wildlife care and education, during his "graduation" from the college on Thursday afternoon.

Pair of Labrador retrievers graduate from Maine college

By Abigail Curtis on May 14, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Malcolm and Mac have spent the last year being raised by four undergraduate students through a program run by Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
The handgun used in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is seen this handout photo.

Maine auction firm refused to sell gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on May 13, 2016, at 7:40 p.m.
George Zimmerman called James D. Julia Auctioneers in Fairfield, Maine, to ask the firm to sell the gun.

Family helping man whose boat was sinking flipped their boat, needed rescue

By CBS 13 on May 13, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
Several people are recovering after a wild afternoon along the Androscoggin River.

Hazy smoke from Canada wildfires hovers over Maine counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 12, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
Hazy smoke from wildfires in Alberta, Canada, has been visible in the skies over some Maine counties Thursday, according to the National Weather Service’s Caribou offices.

Concerns about odor, truck traffic continue to dominate Fiberight site plan review

By Dawn Gagnon on May 11, 2016, at 10:50 p.m.
HAMPDEN | Residents again raised concerns about potential odor and increased truck traffic during a public hearing Wednesday night conducted by the planning board as part of its review of Fiberight’s site plan application for a $69 million waste-to-energy facility proposed in the town. Those were the two top …