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Smoke rises from a two-alarm house fire at 107 Deering Road in Gorham on Saturday. Officials said a grill explosion caused the fire.

Grill explosion causes Gorham house fire

By CBS 13 on May 02, 2015, at 4:14 p.m.
GORHAM — Fire crews are on the scene of a two-alarm house fire at 107 Deering Road in Gorham, reports Portland television station WGME, CBS 13. The call came in before 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials said the fire started on a grill on a deck and spread to the house. …

Auburn woman dies in Wells car crash

By CBS 13 on May 02, 2015, at 11:30 a.m.
Wells police were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Post Road around 1:00 a.m. Saturday. Police say a green Honda Accord, apparently had been traveling south on Post Road when it crossed the centerline, left the road and struck a tree. Police say …
The sign at the Biddeford Police Station.

Attorney General looking into Biddeford Police abuse claims

By CBS 13 on May 01, 2015, at 8:10 a.m.
AUGUSTA | After staying silent for weeks, Maine’s Attorney General’s Office acknowledges they are investigating a former Biddeford Police officer for possibly sexually abusing a boy in the 1990s. In recent weeks, several men have come forward claiming they were abused as boys. Some of those alleged victims talked …

Portland apartment fire displaces four

By CBS 13 on April 29, 2015, at 6:49 a.m.
Four people and their pets are safe after a fire damaged three Portland apartments Tuesday. The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. on Clark Street. Four tenants are displaced. Firefighters say the occupants and their pets, including a cat and a gecko, made it out safely. The …

Firefighters battle blaze in Ogunquit

By Staff, CBS 13 on April 28, 2015, at 8:10 p.m.
Ogunquit police say Beach Street is closed for a fire, as firefighters attempt to put out the blaze. U.S. Route 1 also is closed in both directions near Ogunquit Center. Officials say the Blue Water Inn was destroyed and two other businesses were damaged. Watch bangordailynews.com for …

Body found in South Portland

By CBS 13 on April 28, 2015, at 6:02 p.m.
South Portland police say a man’s body was found along the shoreline of the Fore River around 3 p.m. Tuesday by a passerby. Police say the body will be taken to the state medical examiner’s office for identification. Police say there’s nothing to indicate foul play …
Alex Russek of the Old Port Vape Shop exhales a cloud of vapor in June 2014. Personal vaporizers, unlike cigarettes, vaporize liquid instead of burning tobacco.

Portland bans smoking e-cigarettes in public places

By CBS 13 on April 28, 2015, at 5:51 a.m.
The Portland City Council passed an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes in public places Monday night. The council voted 7-1 to ban electronic cigarettes in public places, which means the same laws that apply to other tobacco products will apply to smoking any type of electronic nicotine delivery …

Augusta woman in Nepal still missing

By CBS 13 on April 26, 2015, at 9:51 p.m.
The family of an Augusta woman on a 10-day trek across Nepal has not heard from her since Saturday’s earthquake, reports Portland television station WGME, CBS 13. Khaled Habash says he has exhausted all efforts to try to locate his mother, Dawn Habash, who began her trip through Langtang National …

2 men accused of robbing Rumford resident at knifepoint

By CBS 13 on April 25, 2015, at 3:29 p.m.
RUMFORD — Rumford police say two males confronted a Waldo Street resident Friday night while he was working in his yard. One of the suspects demanded money while the other displayed a knife. Police say a friend and family member attempted to intervene. They were also threatened by the man …

State trooper saves man who was overdosing

By CBS 13 on April 25, 2015, at 10:03 a.m.
PORTLAND | What started as a routine traffic stop for a Maine State Police trooper quickly turned into a life or death situation. When Trooper Doug Cropper pulled the driver over on Interstate 295 in Portland, he says the man was talking and acting normally at first, but when …

Kitten rescued after falling behind wall in vacant home

By CBS 13 on April 25, 2015, at 5:27 a.m.
BIDDEFORD | A kitten is recovering after falling 16 feet and getting trapped inside a wall. Firefighters say the kitten’s mother took up shelter inside a vacant building in Biddeford that burned last year. They say the cat put one of her kittens inside a hole in the wall. …

Portland nonprofit STRIVE breaks ground on expansion

By CBS 13 on April 24, 2015, at 9:37 a.m.
An organization that helps developmentally disabled young adults marks a major milestone. STRIVE leaders and members broke ground on an expansion project that has been years in the making. Thanks to $1 million in private donations, the group can get started on building renovations, which includes an …
A kitten is recovering after falling 16 feet and getting trapped inside a wall.

Kitten falls 16 feet, gets trapped inside wall of vacant building

By CBS 13 on April 24, 2015, at 8:58 a.m.
BIDDEFORD | A kitten is recovering after falling 16 feet and getting trapped inside a wall. Firefighters say the kitten’s mother took up shelter inside a vacant building in Biddeford that burned last year. They say the cat put one of her kittens inside a hole in the wall. …
Edward Matthewson

Biddeford man accused of selling heroin near school

By CBS 13 on April 24, 2015, at 8:21 a.m.
The Maine DEA arrested a Biddeford man for selling heroin near a school. Agents charged 34-year-old Edward Matthewson with aggravated trafficking of heroin. Officials say Matthewson was selling drugs by the Saint James School. Matthewson is now being held at the York County Jail on $50,000 bail. …

Former Maine school administrator facing child sex charges

By CBS 13 on April 23, 2015, at 2:28 p.m.
SOUTH BERWICK | A former school administrator in Maine is now facing child sex charges in Vermont. 68-year-old Rick Talbot faces “lewd and lascivious conduct with a child” charges. Talbot was most recently principal of Tunbridge Central School in Vermont. Police say he has kept a home in South …

Man dies after falling from balcony

By CBS 13 on April 23, 2015, at 7:48 a.m.
PORTLAND | A man is dead after police say he went out for a cigarette and fell off a third-floor balcony. A lieutenant with the Portland Police Department says a 54-year-old man leaned against a balcony railing and it gave way. The man fell and landed in the back …
Oqunquit officers followed this moose walking south on Route One on Tuesday night.

Moose takes stroll down street in Ogunquit as police follow

By CBS 13 on April 22, 2015, at 2:10 p.m.
The Ogunquit Police Department says they received several calls Tuesday night of a moose in a municipal parking lot on Main Street. When officers arrived, they saw the moose walking south on Route One. According to police, the moose eventually went into the woods across from Kennebunk …
The sign at the Biddeford Police Station.

Several people say Biddeford police officers sexually abused them as children

By CBS 13 on April 22, 2015, at 6:29 a.m.
It was standing room only inside the Biddeford council meeting Tuesday night where alleged victims came forward with horrifying accusations. In recent weeks, several people have come forward claiming they were sexually abused when they were underage by now former Biddeford police officers. Allegations of sexual abuse …

Portland woman says man broke in, cut her with knife

By CBS 13 on April 21, 2015, at 6:49 p.m.
Portland police say they arrested a man on Delaware Court after he went in a neighbor’s home and assaulted her with a knife. Charles Carswell, 47, was arrested Monday. According to police, the victim said she was home alone watching television when she noticed Carswell standing over …

73-year-old man accused of choking wife

By CBS 13 on April 21, 2015, at 7:13 a.m.
CARTHAGE | A 73-year-old man is accused of choking and terrorizing his wife in their Franklin County home. Deputies say the victim escaped and went to the Rumford Police Deparment to report the assault. She told police her husband, Robert Carver of Carthage, was “very intoxicated and had had …
 
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