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The long-vacant Sanford mill building known as the Stenton Trust burned Friday night. Firefighters from all over York County and beyond fought the blaze. This image is from the intersection of North Avenue and Thompson Street and shows the rear section of the vast mill in flames. The building fronts on River Street, near downtown.

Video captures massive fire at vacant textile mill in Sanford

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on June 24, 2017, at 9:37 a.m.
Flames shot out of every window in the rear of the structure.
Buxton police Officer Jessica Ramsay helps a goat out of an old bulkhead space.

Buxton police rescue goats trapped in old cellar

By Journal Tribune on June 23, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
“The adventures of working for a small town police department!”
Sandi Partee of Old Orchard Beach found this black widow spider in her grapes.

Old Orchard Beach woman says she found black widow spider in grapes

By CBS 13 on June 22, 2017, at 6:32 p.m.
The arachnid is not native to Maine, and one bite can prove deadly.
Wells Police station in Wells, Maine.

Wells police cruiser runs over suspect fleeing from officer, police say

By CBS 13 on June 22, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.
Maine State Police are investigating an incident in Wells Wednesday night in which a Wells Police cruiser struck a man who had run off into a field after officers attempted to arrest him for drunk driving.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday charged four men with aggravated trafficking in cocaine after allegedly seizing more than $140,000 of cocaine and heroin/fentanyl in Sanford.

Drug agents seize 3 pounds of cocaine and heroin from southern Maine home

By Beth Brogan on June 21, 2017, at 6:23 p.m.
Drug enforcement agents seized nearly three pounds of cocaine and heroin/fentanyl that they say was headed for greater Brunswick and York County.
Leo Binette and his wife Sandy Binette hold their red cards aloft signaling their vote on a warrant article on Waterboro's town meeting ballot on Saturday. Voters the Tuesday before agreed to abolish the traditional town meeting for a referendum vote on the budget in coming years, which meant Saturday was Waterboro's last traditional town meeting.

Maine town waves goodbye to ‘voice of the people’ voting tradition

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on June 20, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
“It is with mixed emotions I see this tradition go away. But there are 5,000 registered voters, and the vote to abolish was carried by more people than who turned out.”
A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.
Fryeburg Police officers walk with the vehicle carrying the Desjardins family and the cremated remains of fallen Fryeburg police officer Nathan M. Desjardins following the Law Enforcement Tribute at the Augusta Civic Center on Friday morning where thousands came to honor the fallen officer.

Law enforcement honors Fryeburg officer who died in line of duty

By Judy Harrison on June 16, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Hundreds of law enforcement and emergency services personnel were expected to attend a tribute to Fryeburg police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins.

Saco doesn’t like its broken wind turbine and wants it gone

By Liz Gotthelf, Journal Tribune on June 15, 2017, at 11:32 a.m.
This isn’t the first energy efficiency project in Saco that didn’t turn out as proponents had hoped.
Dale Pinkham

Maine family patriarch gets 20 years for running heroin ring

By Judy Harrison on June 15, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Dale Pinkham Sr., 57, in September pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to possess stolen firearms and attempted witness tampering on the day a jury was to be selected for his trial.

Former prison guard sued for alleged sexual assault

By Judy Harrison on June 14, 2017, at 7:04 p.m.
The 32-year-old former inmate sued Josh Dall-Leighton, 31, of Standish, the state of Maine and Department of Corrections officials, including Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick.
The Wells police and fire departments will get new buildings.

Wells votes for new public safety complex, ban on marijuana shops

By CBS 13 on June 14, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
The Wells police and fire departments will get a new buildings.
Police have launched an investigation after a body was found in a Biddeford parking lot.

Body found in Biddeford parking lot sparks investigation

By CBS 13 on June 12, 2017, at 11:24 a.m.
The body was found Monday morning.
Kimberly Hayford

Woman rescued from Saco River, then arrested

By CBS 13 on June 12, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.
An Old Orchard Beach woman is expected to be arraigned Monday after she was rescued from a river.

Limington man, 29, dies in Baldwin crash

By CBS 13 on June 11, 2017, at 7:44 p.m.
Speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash.
Carol Delisle of Wells was critically injured after she was knocked off the back of this motorcycle by a deer trying to leap over it Saturday in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Wells woman suffers head injuries after deer knocks her from motorcycle

By CBS 13 on June 11, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
Carol Delisle, 80, was flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland with head injuries.

Wind, air quality advisories in effect for Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
People in the northern half of Maine are being warned about high winds today, while those along the coast are advised that air quality will be poor.
The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards warning, effective through Saturday evening, for coastal Hancock and Washington counties as well as the midcoast and southwest regions of the state.

Be careful if you’re out on the water today, weather service warns

By Dawn Gagnon on June 10, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Warmer air temperatures in the 60s and low 70s on land may cause people to underestimate the dangers of cold water temperatures, which currently are in the 40s.
Northern gannets on Bonaventure Island in Quebec.

Dead gannets raise concerns about warming oceans, algae blooms

By Bill Trotter on June 10, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It is unusual for gannets to be washing up in those numbers.”
Nathan Desjardins

Officer dies of injury suffered during boat rescue

By CBS 13 on June 07, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.
A Fryeburg officer has died after suffering a severe head injury in a boating crash.