Skowhegan man seriously injured in Athens crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 04, 2015, at 8:26 a.m.
A Skowhegan man suffered serious injuries Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident on Route 151 in Athens, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Adams, 23, was heading south when he lost control of his Hyundai Sonata as he crested a small hill, Chief Deputy James …

Crash claims life of Skowhegan man

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 04, 2015, at 8:19 a.m.
NORRIDGEWOCK | A Skowhegan man was killed late Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident in Norridgewock, according to police. Frederick Winchester, 50, was killed instantly when he failed to stop at the intersection of Ward Hill Road and Route 201A and struck an embankment, Chief Deputy James Ross of …
A fire in Sebago damaged 8 acres. The cause is under investigation.

Fire burns 8 acres of forest in Sebago

By CBS 13 on May 04, 2015, at 8:16 a.m.
A fire in Sebago damaged 8 acres of woods Saturday night. Firefighters had to return Sunday to continue to put out hotspots. Fire officials say they responded to the call around 6:30 p.m. on Peabody Pond Road. By the time they arrived at least 3 acres were …

2nd Southern Maine Genealogy Conference

By Paul Doucette on May 04, 2015, at 8:08 a.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Keeley’s Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave., Portland, Maine For more information: 207-899-9640; Find you Family History at the 2nd Southern Maine Genealogy Conference Did your ancestors settle along the Maine Coast at the turn of the early 20th Century? …
Courtney Husayn, was in a single-vehicle crash in New Limerick on Sunday, May 3, 2015. She and her 16-month-old son were not injured.

New Limerick woman, baby, uninjured in crash

By Jen Lynds on May 04, 2015, at 7:50 a.m.
A local woman and her child escaped injury after a single-vehicle crash here Sunday. The accident happened on Route 2 when Courtney Husayn, 25, was westbound in her 2009 Toyota, according to Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall. The sheriff said that when Husayn reached onto the …
Derek Christopher Farwell

Police: Missing Berwick boy found safe

By Foster's Daily Democrat on May 04, 2015, at 7:33 a.m.
SOUTH BERWICK | A 14-year-old boy reported missing Sunday evening was found safe this morning, according to the Berwick Police Department’s Facebook page. Derek Christopher Farwell, 14, had last been seen on Blackberry Hill Road in Berwick on Sunday. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
Russian legendary ballet star Maya Plisetskaya greets the audience after performing a dance from the Swan Lake ballet during a gala concert in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in this November 28, 1995 file photo.

Maya Plisetskaya, famed Russian prima ballerina, dies at 89

By Martin Weil, The Washington Post on May 04, 2015, at 7:21 a.m.
Maya Plisetskaya, one of the foremost ballerinas of the 20st century, who was identified with the Bolshoi Ballet of her native Russia, but whose theatrical fire, magnetic presence and physical virtuosity communicated wordlessly with audiences around the world, died May 2 in Munich. She was 89. Her death was confirmed …
Mark Guzzi, the owner of Peacemeal Farm in Dixmont, uses a cart to take fresh spinach from one of the hoop houses on April 23 in Dixmont. Over-wintered spinach and fresh mixed greens were being harvested for the weekend's farmers market.

Despite harsh winter, Maine farmers hopeful for upcoming season

By Natalie Feulner on May 04, 2015, at 5:50 a.m.
DIXMONT | The 14 acres of Peacemeal Farm are quiet and still as the day begins. There’s a sense of in-between as farmer Mark Guzzi walks through ankle-deep mud to the spinach-filled hoop house at the bottom of a gently sloping hill. Carrying hand-crafted wooden apple boxes in one …
The Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton and the attached house and grounds offers 2,400 square feet of entertaining space.

Once dilapidated Buxton barn charms foodies, couples saying ‘I do’

By Kathleen Pierce on May 04, 2015, at 5:33 a.m.
It once was a generous property, but time had not been kind to the Flanagan farmstead. Vacant for three years and neglected for more, the agrarian spread on Route 4 was two weeks away from going up in flames as a practice site for the Buxton Fire …

Report: 2 gunmen shot dead at anti-Islam art show near Dallas

on May 03, 2015, at 9:50 p.m.
DALLAS — Two gunman who opened fire at an anti-Islam art exhibit featuring depictions of the Prophet Muhammad on Sunday in Garland, Texas, near Dallas, were themselves shot dead at the scene, a local CBS television affiliate and other local media reported, citing Garland police. Watch for updates.  

Cute or Cujo? Stephen King tweets photos of his corgi, The Thing of Evil

on May 03, 2015, at 8:36 p.m.
So just how scary is Stephen King’s dog, Molly? While the master horror writer may have nicknamed her The Thing of Evil, his corgi is no Cujo. At least, that is according to the photos that King has been tweeting. Take a look at his cute canine enjoying a box …

Hancock Rummage Sale

By David on May 03, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Union Congregational Church of Hancock, 1368 US Highway 1, Hancock, Maine For more information: 207-422-3100; Gently used clothing for men, women, and children will be available for purchase at a Rummage Sale sponsored by the Union Congregational Church of …
People cheer during a religious rally for Freddie Gray in front of the City Hall in Baltimore on Sunday. Baltimore's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Sunday lifted a night curfew imposed on the city last week to stem a spate of looting and arson that followed the funeral of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray who died from injuries suffered while in police custody.

Baltimore lifts curfew; relief to many after unrest in Maryland city

By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson, Reuters on May 03, 2015, at 6:49 p.m.
BALTIMORE — The mayor of Baltimore on Sunday lifted a night curfew imposed on the city last week after a spate of looting and arson that followed the funeral of a young black man who died from injuries suffered while in the police custody. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she believed …

Gangnam style: South Korea to demolish slum in shadows of ritzy neighborhood

By Ju-min Park, Reuters on May 03, 2015, at 5:27 p.m.
SEOUL — Close by the luxury high-rises of Seoul’s most expensive neighborhood, 80-year-old Kim Ok-nyo burns charcoal to heat her two-room shack in Guryong, a shantytown of 2,000 residents. Demolition of Guryong, the last slum in Seoul’s glitzy Gangnam district, is expected to start this summer after redevelopment plans were …
Preston Brown Sr.

Police looking for Woodland man accused of domestic assault

By Nick McCrea on May 03, 2015, at 4:50 p.m.
HOULTON | The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Woodland man in connection with a domestic violence incident that happened early Sunday, according to Sgt. Matthew Cummings. Preston Brown Sr., 50, was involved in an alleged “altercation” at his home. He fled before deputies arrived, according to …

UMaine student has last class after two year battle with cancer

By Brian Feulner on May 03, 2015, at 4:20 p.m.
Ethan Hawes of the Maine Business School was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable form of cancer, two years ago. He had his last day of class on Friday and awaits graduation from the University of Maine.

Police: 4 cars stolen, 2 found in Saco River

By Staff, CBS 13 on May 03, 2015, at 3:16 p.m.
HIRAM | Oxford County deputies received reports of four stolen vehicles in the Hiram/Brownfield/Fryeburg area in the last few days. All four cars were located, but at least three of them were severely damaged. Police said two of the cars had been pushed into the Saco River. They were …
British crime writer Ruth Rendell is interviewed by a reporter in New York City in September 2005.  Rendell, best known as the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, died in a hospital on May 2 at the age of 85, her publisher said. Rendell, the author of more than 60 best-selling novels, had suffered a severe stroke in January.

Ruth Rendell, prolific British crime novelist, dies at 85

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on May 03, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.
Ruth Rendell, a prolific British novelist who brought a new sense of psychological tension to her crime fiction, which often explored contemporary social and sexual themes, died May 2 at a hospital in London. She was 85. She had complications from a recent stroke, said a grandson, Phillip Rendell. Rendell …

Freed Nigerian women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity

By Isaac Abrak and Emma Ande, Reuters on May 03, 2015, at 2:26 p.m.
YOLA, Nigeria — Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp. The Nigerian army rescued hundreds …
A local villager walks amid debris at a devastated area following Saturday's earthquake, at Paslang village in Gorkha, Nepal, on April 28. Eight days after the earthquake devastated the region, rescuers pulled three people from beneath rubble. As rescuers continue to search for survivors and aftershocks rattle the country, the death toll continues to climb and as of Sunday more than 7,000 people have died as a result of the quake.

3 rescued 8 days after Nepal quake as death toll passes 7,000

By Gopal Sharma, Reuters on May 03, 2015, at 2:16 p.m.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Three people were pulled alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, as a supply logjam threatened to hamper disaster relief efforts bolstered by the arrival of U.S. aircraft and troops. The small-scale rescue, announced on Sunday by a home ministry official, …
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