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Judge won’t throw out cyanide mail case, accused to claim insanity

By Judy Harrison on March 29, 2015, at 2:28 p.m.
BANGOR | The trial of a South Windham man accused of mailing potassium cyanide to a man in England who used it to commit suicide will be held in May after a federal judge refused last week to dismiss the indictment. In response to that decision, Sidney P. Kilmartin, …
Biddeford police released this image of Jachin Caron, 25, of Biddeford, who is wanted for theft of paintings from North Dam Mill at 2 Main St.

Biddeford police identify man sought in art theft

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 28, 2015, at 5:19 p.m.
Police used surveillance images of a man stealing paintings from a local gallery to identify him and issued a warrant for his arrest Friday evening. He was still on the lam Sunday evening, a Biddeford officer said. Jachin Caron, 25, of Biddeford is wanted for theft. The …
Just before 5 p.m. Friday, three people were inside a 2005 Honda Civic near Exit 63 on the southbound side when there was a wheel malfunction, which caused an accident.

Two crashes within half-hour Friday on Maine Turnpike

By CBS 13 on March 28, 2015, at 7:23 a.m.
GRAY | State troopers responded to two separate crashes on the Turnpike during rush hour Friday that started with a wheel problem on one of the vehicles, state police say. Cpl. Lance McCleish told CBS 13 News that just before 5 p.m., three people were inside a 2005 Honda …

CDC: Testing finds no link between school lunch, 22 vomiting students

By Dawn Gagnon on March 27, 2015, at 7:56 p.m.
PORTLAND | Although laboratory tests completed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control were unable to provide a reason for a March 10 outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at Reiche Elementary School, the tests show no link between the illness and the school lunch the children ate that day. The …
Police in Portland are looking for the driver who smashed into a house and then took off.

Police looking for driver who smashed into home, left scene

By CBS 13 on March 27, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
PORTLAND | Police in Portland are looking for the driver who smashed into a house — and then took off. The homeowner, Randy Hodsdon, says it happened around 1 a.m. on Wednesday on Clayton Street. Hodson says he wasn’t home at the time, but his wife woke up when …
THE PORTLAND PHOENIX

There and black again: Mugwort introduces barren new soundscapes

on March 27, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
All too often, doom where it stands as a genre is unnecessarily defined by the quality and attributes of its production. It relies heavily on hard compression and sustain to paint the portrait of the dream-like barren wasteland. It’s easy to get lost in a “who’s who” of power chords …

Portland police investigating suspicious device

By CBS 13 on March 27, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
Portland police say they are investigating a suspicious device in a mailbox at the corner of Exchange and Fore streets. A portion of the Exchange is blocked off. Watch bangordailynews.com for updates.

Faculty considers Pledge of Allegiance changes in South Portland

By Alex Acquisto on March 27, 2015, at 9:36 a.m.
The faculty leadership team at South Portland High School was expected to make a decision by the end of this week on a student-led proposal to alter how the Pledge of Allegiance is recited each morning. Senior Class President Lily SanGiovanni, Vice President Morrigan Turner and …
Tony's Donut Shop in South Portland closed Saturday, March 21. The Portland location at 9 Bolton St. will remain open.

Tony’s Donut Shop closes in South Portland

By Alex Acquisto on March 27, 2015, at 9:11 a.m.
Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony’s Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony’s operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier’s father, Antonio. After his …
Nat Jordan, 15, of Cape Elizabeth, has been making his own lemonade for years, and now hopes to bring his recipe to Portland in the form of a mobile lemonade stand.

Teen plans to launch bike-powered lemonade stand in Portland

By Kate Gardner on March 27, 2015, at 8:33 a.m.
CAPE ELIZABETH | While most 15-year-olds get summer jobs at grocery stores or pizza places, Nat Jordan has decided to do something a little more entrepreneurial. The Cape Elizabeth High School sophomore is starting his own business, LemonCycle, and plans to launch it this summer in Portland. Jordan is …
SETH AND THE CITY

A Portland newsletter served hot and fresh

on March 27, 2015, at 8 a.m.
  Some of you out there may have noticed that for almost two weeks now, I’ve been putting out a daily e-newsletter. I’d really started to appreciate news delivery services like Circa and the New York Times’ NYT Now, which condense the top stories from around the world into easy-to-digest …

2 NY men arrested in Auburn charged with credit card fraud conspiracy

By Judy Harrison on March 26, 2015, at 4:29 p.m.
PORTLAND | Two New York men made their first appearances Wednesday in U.S. District Court for allegedly purchasing stolen credit card numbers from the Ukraine, then manufacturing at least 300 credit card gift cards in an Auburn apartment. Shaun “Scoobs” Wray, 24, and Guy “Spook” Noel, 24, both of …

You could be the next contestant on ‘Price is Right Live!’ in Maine

By Sarah Walker Caron on March 26, 2015, at 3:36 p.m.
Have you always wanted to be told to “come on down!”? You could have your chance right here in Maine next week when “The Price is Right Live!” makes three stops in the Pine Tree State. “The Price is Right Live!” will come to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor …

AG settles case against Portland-based plumbing company

By Darren Fishell on March 26, 2015, at 1:56 p.m.
The Portland-based plumbing franchise Bath Fitter has agreed to a penalty of up to $750,000 as part of a settlement with the Maine attorney general’s office over allegations of improper licensing and plumbing installations. Attorney General Janet Mills’ staff announced Thursday the consent agreement her office filed …

Credit agency says ‘technical error’ to blame for mistaken mailings to Maine woman

By Jon Chrisos, CBS 13 on March 26, 2015, at 11:02 a.m.
PORTLAND | CBS 13 is digging up new details after hundreds of confidential credit reports were sent in the mail to a woman in southern Maine. CBS 13 first reported the story last week of a security breach involving Equifax – one of the major credit reporting agencies. Now …
Dan Groves has owned Town Landing Market on Foreside Road in Falmouth since 1996. The business will be sold next week to Falmouth High School nurse MaryBeth Bachman.

Landmark Falmouth market to be sold

By Kate Gardner on March 26, 2015, at 8:58 a.m.
Town Landing Market, a Foreside fixture since the late 1800s, will be sold next week after almost 20 years under the same owner. Dan Groves, who has owned the Foreside Road store since 1996, is selling it to MaryBeth Bachman, a Falmouth High School nurse. The sale …
South Portland resident Fiona Russell walks through Robinson Woods in Cape Elizabeth on Sunday, Dec. 21, with her 3-year-old beagle mix (who, coincidentally, is also named Russell). Russell said she doesn't mind the new rule that requires dogs to be leashed in the woods.

Cape Elizabeth group may ease dog restrictions at Robinson Woods

By Kate Gardner on March 26, 2015, at 8:29 a.m.
The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is considering changing the leash rule in Robinson Woods after dog walkers complained about recently enacted restrictions. The rule was revised last December to limit off-leash time to mornings. But after receiving negative feedback, CELT will discuss also allowing dogs off …

Elderly woman rescued from Scarborough fire after going back in

By Brad Rogers, CBS 13 on March 26, 2015, at 8:06 a.m.
A raging fire and dramatic rescue took place Wednesday morning near Eight Corners in Scarborough, and witnesses are crediting a passerby for helping an elderly woman out of her burning apartment. Smoke from the fire could be seen from downtown Portland. Witnesses say the fire was intense. …

11-year-old accused of making bomb threat at Gray school

By Dawn Gagnon on March 25, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.
An 11-year-old student at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School was arrested Wednesday on a juvenile summons for felony terrorizing after he allegedly made a bomb threat that prompted an evacuation and investigation. The threat, which alleged a bomb was inside the school, was found about 10 a.m. on …
SETH AND THE CITY

Cumberland County ranked one of 10 in the country most poised for growth

on March 25, 2015, at 3:54 p.m.
The Pittsburgh-based Fourth Economy Consulting this week released its list of 10 “large-sized communities” poised for economic growth across the country, and Maine’s Cumberland County ranked sixth. The so-called Fourth Economy Communities were rated based on a variety of factors often seen as precursors to — or drivers of — economic …
 
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