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Clouds, rain to move across Maine on Memorial Day

By Judy Harrison on May 28, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Rain showers will slowly move from New Hampshire into Maine on Memorial Day before settling in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.
Dr. Henry Ryan (third from left) is shown a dedication ceremony for a plaque installed in his honor at the state medical examiner's office in Augusta on Oct. 15, 2013, with (from left) former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Margaret Greenwald, former Deputy Attorney General William Stokes and Attorney General Janet Mills.

Former longtime medical examiner Henry Ryan dies at 78

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
“Dr. Ryan set the standard for dedication to his profession.”
Dakota, the husky pardoned by Gov. Paul LePage

Husky pardoned by LePage may become a sled dog

By Dawn Gagnon on May 18, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.
Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney filed a motion that would let her propose sending Dakota, a 4-year-old female husky, to an animal rescue program in New Hampshire instead of being euthanized.
Toni Richardson, an ed-tech employed by the Augusta School District, filed charges of religious discrimination and retaliation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Augusta ed tech claims she was told not to say, ‘I will pray for you’

By Judy Harrison on May 17, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
“I was shocked that my employer punished me for privately telling a coworker, ‘I will pray for you,’” Toni Richardson of Augusta said in a press release issued Tuesday.
Augusta police Officer Brad Chase surprised 5-year-old Evie on Saturday for her police-themed birthday party.

Officer surprises 5-year-old at her police-themed birthday party

By Alex Acquisto on May 15, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.
Evie, clad in her own tiny police hat and uniform, posed for a picture with Officer Chase behind her birthday cake, which had police-uniform blue frosting, a black frosting tie, handcuffs and caution tape on top.
Wade Robert Hoover

Maine high court considers if defacto life sentence too harsh in sex assaults on children

By Judy Harrison on May 11, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
“Twenty-five to 30 years in prison would have been sufficient to meet the goal of public safety,” Scott Hess, whose client is serving a 60-year sentence, told the justices.
Justin Pillsbury

Court rejects idea that ‘green-eyed monster’ statement unfairly swayed jury

By Judy Harrison on May 11, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
Attorney Caleb Gannon of Augusta, argued that Assistant Attorney General Donald Macomber’s reference to a “green-eyed monster” that was “uncaged” prejudiced the jury and amounted to prosecutorial misconduct.

Augusta woman admits to stealing cash, gift cards while working at post office

By Judy Harrison on May 11, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
An Augusta woman admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court that she took cash and gift cards totaling at least $400 intended as gifts from mail between April 1 and Aug. 1, 2016.

Police: Baby who died was in foster care at day care center

By Judy Harrison on May 10, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.
Maine State Police said Wednesday that a 16-month-old who died at a Raymond day care center Tuesday was there in foster care.

United Way’s Day of Caring student volunteer program starts May 11

on May 08, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
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A model from The Well Armed Woman demonstrates a Concealed Carry Pack in Ghent, New York, Oct. 5, 2016.

Schools, cops say concealed guns on campuses would jeopardize safety

By Nick McCrea on May 08, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“Based on my 40 years in law enforcement, I know that when there are more guns allowed, there is more risk and less safety.”
Police said Alisha Brooks, who was reported missing on Saturday, has been found and is safe.

Police say missing Bowdoin woman is safe

By CBS 13 on May 07, 2017, at 8:24 a.m.
Police said a Bowdoin woman reported missing Saturday, Alisha Brooks, is believed to be safe.
Leroy H. Smith III

Judge: Maine man is competent to be tried for murder

By Judy Harrison on May 04, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
A Gardiner man is competent to stand trial for murder for the alleged slaying and dismemberment of his father, a Superior Court judge ruled Monday.

Arsenic forces Maine school to restrict water use

By Nick McCrea on April 27, 2017, at 9:37 a.m.
A Maine school has shut down its drinking fountains after discovering elevated arsenic levels in the drinking water.
Scott Milliken, 54, of Augusta.

Search ongoing for Augusta man missing since March

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
Scott Milliken, 54, was reported missing after he failed to show up for a planned meeting with a friend back in March.
Former U.S. Attorney and Superior Court Justice Thomas Delahanty.

Prosecutor ousted by Trump reflects on how Maine crime has changed

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“When I started, possession of marijuana, no matter the amount, was a felony,” Thomas E. Delahanty II, 71, of Falmouth said recently.

Hot Sunday shattered Portland’s record high set 41 years ago

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 17, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
A delayed sea breeze and westerly winds created a warm pocket in the city on Sunday that allowed temperatures to rise to record levels — a whopping 86 degrees.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”
Justin Pillsbury

‘Green-eyed monster’ grabs court’s attention as convicted killers seek new trials

By Judy Harrison on April 14, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.
Justin Pillsbury’s attorney argued that Assistant Attorney General Donald Macomber’s reference to a “green-eyed monster” that was “uncaged” prejudiced the jury and amounted to prosecutorial misconduct.
University of Maine at Augusta president James Conneely, who recently announced he is stepping down.

Officials ponder future of UM-Augusta after school loses 4th leader in less than 3 years

By Nick McCrea on April 14, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
After cycling through four presidents since September 2014, University of Maine at Augusta faculty and staff are pleading for stability.