Stories about Augusta

 
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Maine senators raise their right hands as they are sworn in during the first session of the 128th Legislature.

Your guide to what stands between Maine and a state budget

By Michael Shepherd on June 21, 2017, at 4:33 p.m.
The legislative divide is mostly about education funding, but with LePage’s backing, House Republicans also want significant school reforms.

Three Rivers Whitewater partners with Augusta Boys & Girls Club for Kennebec River Cleanup

By Broadreach Public Relations on June 21, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.

Annual Togus veterans picnic to be held June 24, rain or shine

on June 21, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
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Maine lawmakers seem too busy arguing to pass a budget

By Michael Shepherd on June 21, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.
Things got testy on Tuesday about what seemed like everything but the budget.
CONTRIBUTORS

I voted against ranked-choice voting. But I don’t support repealing the law.

By Michael Carpenter on June 20, 2017, at 6:03 a.m.
“I decided to co-sponsor legislation — LD 1625 — to repeal the law in its entirety. But after listening to testimony and reviewing the facts, I changed my mind.”
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Gov. Paul LePage addresses the chamber during the 2017 State of the State address at the State House in Augusta.

LePage’s leverage grows with each day Maine gets closer to government shutdown

By Christopher Cousins on June 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“Every hour that ticks away, the window to avoid a shutdown closes. I don’t think the citizens of the state of Maine are fully understanding of the ramifications of a shutdown.”
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills

Maine is averaging more than one fatal police shooting per month, but AG calls standards OK

By Judy Harrison on June 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“With shootings by police on the rise in Maine, we need to go beyond asking ourselves whether a shooting was legally justified in the technical sense of the term and start asking whether it could have been prevented.”
An orphaned baby raccoon is seen in a tree in this photo submitted to WGME, CBS 13.

Augusta firefighters save baby raccoons from starvation after mother dies

By CBS 13 on June 19, 2017, at 3:17 p.m.
“The Maine Warden Service requested our services to help get the little bandits down.”
The Aroostook River spills over its banks in a 2009 file photo.

Lightning, flash flooding expected Monday afternoon

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 19, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
As much as an inch or 2 of rain an hour could fall on parts of the state and cause flash floods.
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.

Man dies in shooting outside West Gardiner home

By Dawn Gagnon on June 17, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
James Haskell, 41 and who most recently lived in Chelsea, was found dead outside the residence on Yeaton Drive in West Gardiner, according to police.
Syringes are seen at the SCMR (drug supervised injection site), the first supervised injection room for drug users, in Paris, France, on October 11, 2016.

Maine lawmakers reject call to create drug safe houses

By Christopher Cousins on June 16, 2017, at 4:28 p.m.
A proposal to create two so-called safe houses in Maine where people could take illegal drugs with supervision from medical professionals hit a wall of resistance Friday in the House of Representatives.

Marsden Hartley’s Maine

By Aaron Sullivan on June 16, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
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.
A special six-person panel missed a self-imposed Thursday deadline to pass a budget recommendation for the next two state fiscal years beginning July 1.

Maine budget talks stall as Democrats and Republicans trade blame

By Michael Shepherd on June 15, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
As things stand now, there’s little hope of an agreement to win the necessary two-thirds approval in the Senate and House of Representatives. A state shutdown looms if no agreement is reached by June 30.

Bid to boost high-speed internet in Maine wins wide support but slips into funding limbo

By Christopher Cousins on June 15, 2017, at 5:26 p.m.
The bill, LD 1399, was moved by the Senate to the special appropriations table, where most bills that cost money go and often die when lawmakers don’t fund them. It will now compete with other bills for a limited pool of state dollars.
The Old Town Coyotes celebrate after their 6-5 victory over Erskine Academy to win the Class B North title at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Tuesday afternoon.

Late rally lifts Old Town to second straight ‘B’ North title

By Ernie Clark on June 13, 2017, at 8:36 p.m.
Old Town broke through against Erskine starter and Mr. Baseball finalist Nate Howard in the bottom of the fourth when Austin Sheehan walked, stole second and scored when Ketch slammed his team’s first hit, a sharp single to center.
Senate President Michael Thibodeau (from left), Speaker of the House Sara Gideon and Gov. Paul LePage.

Six lawmakers will decide if Maine gets a budget or a government shutdown

By Christopher Cousins on June 13, 2017, at 6:26 p.m.
In order to give lawmakers time to vote on a new spending plan and the likely veto from LePage, they must pass a budget bill with two-thirds support in both chambers by Friday or very soon thereafter.
School officials in Augusta are not taking any chances with some of their younger students and this heat.

Augusta sends elementary schools students home early due to heat

By CBS 13 on June 13, 2017, at 7:48 a.m.
School officials in Augusta are not taking any chances with some of their younger students and this heat.
Police in Augusta are looking for a suspect after a stabbing in the city Sunday night.

Augusta police seek stabbing suspect

By CBS 13 on June 13, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.
Police in Augusta are looking for a suspect after a stabbing in the city Sunday night.