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Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Cancellations coming in as icy storm approaches Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
National Weather Service forecasters said Monday that the storm will arrive in southern reaches of the state late Monday night, mostly in the form of snow.
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Someone replaced US flag with Russian one just north of Portland

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Tonight: Russia has not annexed Falmouth; you can still get a Valentine’s Day reservation; and how fortune tellers feel about a potential tax on their services.
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Someone planted a Russian flag north of Portland

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 4:26 p.m.
The Russian flag replaced the stars and stripes that flew from a small flagpole erected in an old, submerged bridge piling in the Presumpscot River estuary, just west of the Martin’s Point Bridge.
Police closed off Spring Street in Westbrook after a car crashed in the Stroudwater River, killing at least one.

Man, 22, dead after his car crashes into river in Westbrook

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 22, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Four hurt in stabbings in Portland

By CBS 13 on Jan. 22, 2017, at 10:35 a.m.
Four people were stabbed in two separate incidents Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Portland.

Thousands of Mainers attend women’s marches in Portland and Augusta to demonstrate against President Donald Trump

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 21, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
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Ada Yentes-Quinn, 6, waves her sign in the air during the Women's March on Maine outside the Burton M. Cross building at the Maine State House in Augusta on Saturday. The national rally was in support of women's rights, civil liberties and protection of the planet.

Marchers flock to Maine cities to stand up to Trump

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 21, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
A day after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, thousands of Mainers gathered to demonstrate that his vision of America is not theirs.
A dump truck hauling dirt overturned and struck a tree on Friday on Doyle Road in Whitefield. The driver was killed.

Portland, Whitefield crashes claim lives of Maine Turnpike worker, truck driver

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Portland and Whitefield, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday.
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‘We respect each other because this is Portland, it’s not the internet’

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
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‘We respect each other because this is Portland, it’s not the internet’

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Here are three scenes from Inauguration Day in Portland.
Sarah Frankie Sigman of New York partially hides her face while watching President Donald Trump give a speech during a screening of his inauguration on Friday at Bates College in Lewiston.

What Mainers think of President Donald Trump

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Maine is as politically divided as it has been any time in recent political history, particularly between the liberal southern areas and the more conservative north.

Westbrook, Whitefield crashes claim 2 lives

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Westbrook and Whitefield.

Person struck and killed on I-95 in Portland

By CBS 13 on Jan. 20, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Evariste Munyensanga, 29, of Portland, was reported missing on Nov. 21, 2016. Portland police now say the body found on a Cape Elizabeth beach on Jan. 17 has been identified as Munyensanga.

Body found on Cape Elizabeth beach identified as missing Portland man

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 20, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
The body that washed up on a Cape Elizabeth beach earlier this week has been identified as that of a Portland man who went missing late last year.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade & Technology Conference in Boston on Nov. 13, 2015.

LePage’s threat to ax state welfare funding has city leaders worried

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
Officials in Maine’s largest cities worry that Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to eliminate a decades-old welfare program would blow million-dollar holes in their budgets and put thousands of poor Mainers at risk of going hungry or losing their homes.
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Demand for hotels is pretty flat; longtime city councilor may get challenger

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
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Demand for hotels is pretty flat; longtime city councilor may get challenger

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
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The fate of a $61 million school bond could come down to one vote

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:44 p.m.
Tonight: A bomb threat briefly closed down a Portland Jewish community center; Obama pardoned a southern Maine woman; and we try to predict how a contentious political issue will play out.
President Barack Obama holds his final press conference on Wednesday at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Obama pardons Maine woman for 1996 drug crime

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
A Windham woman convicted more than 20 years ago of a federal drug crime was one of 64 people pardoned Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
The Jewish Center on Ashmont Street in Portland, which also houses a preschool, was evacuated Wednesday morning after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. Roughly 40 students, ages three to five, and 18 staff members left the building for over an hour while police searched the building with a bomb-sniffing dog.

Portland Jewish community center evacuated after bomb threat

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 18, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
A Jewish preschool and community center in Portland was evacuated Wednesday morning after receiving an anonymous bomb threat.