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Friday afternoon, a motorcyclist was seriously injured when he was struck by a car in Norridgewock.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Somerset County crash

By CBS 13 on July 22, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
John Kennard, 73, of Madison was traveling north on Perkins Street and was crossing the intersection when he struck the motorcyclist, John Grace.
National Weather Service officials say a microburst is likely to blame for recent property damage in Kingfield.

Possible microburst to blame for ripping roof off Maine hardware store

By CBS 13 on July 20, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
It’s a cleanup that may take days, after a storm that took only minutes.

West Newfield woman, 48, dies in St. Albans camper fire

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 17, 2017, at 11:53 a.m.
A West Newfield woman died in a camper fire Saturday when a lit candle ignited a blanket.

Woman stabbed in Rumford, flown to hospital

By CBS 13 on July 15, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
The victim was flown to Central Maine Medical Center by LifeFlight. Her name and current condition have not been released.
The medical examiner ruled Wendy Douglass’ death a homicide as a result of blunt force head trauma.

Court documents reveal shocking details in Jay murder

By CBS 13 on July 13, 2017, at 5:41 p.m.
“Wendy I love you. You ruin my love. I already know you cheat on me. You lie lie lie a lot. Ted,” read a note written by the suspect found at the scene.
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Barry Cook works to sort lumber at a St. Albans sawmill called Sebasticook Lumber on June 15, 2017.

A Maine nonprofit paid its disabled workers less than minimum wage, while its executives got six figures

By Corlyn Voorhees on July 12, 2017, at 6:37 a.m.
It also violated the subminimum wage law more than any other employer in the state.
Students at Snow Pond Arts Academy spend the morning studying theater, music and dance before using an online curriculum in the afternoon.

Maine charter school moves away from online learning model

By Robbie Feinberg on July 11, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.
Back in September, Freshman Navaeh Schuchardt said the online program was difficult to use, and that she didn’t learn as much as she had in her previous school.
State Police have charged James "Ted" Sweeney with the murder of 51-year-old Wendy Douglass in Jay.

Boyfriend of Jay woman charged with murder

By Judy Harrison on July 11, 2017, at 7:18 p.m.
Wendy Douglass’ live-in boyfriend, James “Ted” Sweeney drove to the Androscoggin County sheriff’s office in Auburn to report that Douglass was dead and to turn himself in.
The late Peter Alfond. 

Photo courtesy of the Alfond Foundation

Maine philanthropist Peter Alfond dies of malaria at age 65

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 11, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
Maine philanthropist and former Dexter Shoe Co. executive Peter Alfond died Monday from malaria contracted during a recent trip to Africa.
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LePage seeks to defend his pardon of condemned husky Dakota

By Judy Harrison on July 10, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney has argued that the governor did not have the authority to pardon Dakota, since the dog was never convicted of a crime.
Danielle Bertolini

Memorial service set for Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Family and friends will gather in Newport to bid farewell to Danielle Bertolini, a Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California three years ago.

Severe thunderstorms heading to Somerset, Franklin counties

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued, effective through 1:45 p.m. for the region.
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Michael R. Spaulding (left), with his son, Michael J. Spaulding, 21, of Bangor. The elder Spaulding is one of four victims from a shooting in Madison.

Here’s what we know so far about the victims in the Madison triple homicide

By Judy Harrison on July 06, 2017, at 3:50 p.m.
One day after the deadly shootings, here’s what we know about the lives of the four victims.
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316 Russell Rd. in Madison, the home belonging to Carroll Tuttle Jr., is seen on July 6.

Eyewitness: Police killed gunman moments after he wounded Skowhegan man

By Danielle McLean on July 06, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
“I’m surprised he made it. It could’ve been worse. I really do think it could’ve been worse.”
A Maine Forest Service helicopter airlifts an injured hiker from the Appalachian Trail about 15 miles east of Greenville. The hiker suffered a broken leg, and was taken to a Bangor hospital for treatment.

Hiker rescued from Appalachian Trail after breaking leg

By Nick McCrea on July 06, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
A teenager who suffered a broken leg on the Appalachian Trail was airlifted off a mountain east of Greenville.
MADISON, Maine -- 07/05/2017 - Maine State officers direct a car at a road block on Russell Road in Madison where Somerset County Sheriff

Alleged gunman in triple homicide shot dead by police in Madison, victims identified

By Ashley Conti on July 05, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
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Sheriff Dale Lancaster addresses the media during a press conference on Russell Road in Madison.

Police: Gunman killed wife, son, neighbor before officers fatally shot him

By Danielle McLean and Judy Harrison on July 05, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
After fatally shooting his wife, Lori Hayden, 52, and their 25-year-old son, Dustin Tuttle, at 316 Russell Road, Carroll Tuttle Jr., 51, went down the road and gunned down Michael Spaulding, 57.
State and local police and fire closed roads near the Topsham Fair Mall Wednesday after a "suspicious package" was found. The package was later determined to contain wires and electronics, but no explosives.

Roads reopen after police blow up suspicious package near Topsham Fair Mall

By Beth Brogan on July 05, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
Police said a landscaper found a gym bag with wires protruding from it that was ticking.
Route 302 in Bridgton was closed Saturday afternoon after wild weather that spawned a waterspout on Sebago Lake blew a tree over on the causeway across Moose Pond. Scores of trees fell in high winds, damaging homes and power lines and knocking out power to thousands of Central Maine Power customers. Bridgton Police Department photo.

Severe storms, 2 tornadoes wreak havoc in western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
A series of strong thunderstorms — and two confirmed tornadoes — brought down trees, flooded and blocked roads, displaced campers and knocked out power Saturday in the western reaches of Maine.
Jason Young, 44, Swanville.

Swanville man wanted in alleged domestic assault

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
The Maine State Police are searching for Jason Young.