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Gardiner twins hope to cross Boston Marathon finish line side-by-side

By Lexie O'Connor, CBS 13 on April 18, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
Ward and Wade Bourdeau are identical twins from Gardiner, and they are two of the more than 200 Mainers running the Boston Marathon this year.

Former Maine man gets jail time for evading income tax

By Dawn Gagnon on April 12, 2016, at 7:53 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A former Plymouth resident was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with all but 60 days suspended, and ordered to pay $70,298 in state income taxes he still owes during a hearing Tuesday at the Capitol Judicial Center. Tracy Burke, 51, also was ordered to one year …
Pictured from left to right are: Bethany Zell, Elizabeth Zell, and Rep. McElwee.

State Rep. Carol McElwee welcomes Bethany and Elizabeth Zell to the State House

on April 11, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Rep. Carol A. McElwee, R-Caribou, along with Bethany and Elizabeth Zell, gather before the Speaker of the House’s rostrum in the House of Representatives Chamber during the Zells’ visit on Wednesday, March 2. Bethany Zell, project director of Pink Aroostook and president of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, was among the …

Gardiner man gets 5 years for robbing two pharmacies

By Judy Harrison on April 06, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
A Gardiner man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to five years in federal prison for his role in two pharmacy robberies last year in the Augusta area.
A Winthrop teen says police are looking for the driver who hit and killed his dog Monday night on Narrows Pond Road.

Hit-and-run driver who killed dog in Winthrop comes forward, teen says

By CBS 13 on April 06, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
A Winthrop teen says the hit-and-run driver who killed his dog has come forward.

Deschambault leads Martin in Senate District 32 race

By CBS 13 on March 29, 2016, at 11:20 p.m.
Special election to fill seat left by Sen. David Dutremble.
Gary Martin

Man accused of setting Richmond barn fire

By Beth Brogan on March 28, 2016, at 5:14 p.m.
A 59-year-old man was charged Monday with arson in connection with a barn fire Sunday night on Furlong Road.
Part of the Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial is seen at the Cole Land Transportation Museum at 405 Perry Road in Bangor. The Veterans Administration of Maine is holding a ceremony Tuesday to honor and thank those who served in the Vietnam War between 1955 and 1975 “regardless of location” and to remember the sacrifice made by those who didn’t return.

Vietnam veterans to be thanked during Tuesday ceremony at Togus facility

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 28, 2016, at 12:51 p.m.
The Veterans Administration of Maine is holding a ceremony Tuesday to honor and thank those who served in the Vietnam War between 1955 and 1975 “regardless of location” and to remember the sacrifice made by those who didn’t return.
Steven Joiner

Augusta police arrest three in heroin, crack bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 25, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
Three people were arrested Thursday after a drug raid turned up heroin and crack cocaine.

LePage to hold town hall meeting in Madison

on March 24, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Madison Junior High School, Madison, Maine AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul R. LePage announced he will hold his next town hall meeting 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Madison Junior High School, 205 Main St. He will deliver remarks about moving Maine …

Fifth annual Turkic Cultural Day to be held at Statehouse

By Turkish Cultural Center on March 23, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Maine State House Hall of Flags, State House Plaza, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-370-8534; eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=24023950282 AUGUSTA — Turkic American community in Maine cordially invites the public to the fifth annual Turkic Cultural Day noon -2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, …
Snow falls in downtown Madawaska in this February 2016 file photo.

St. John Valley may see 8 inches of snow, rest of state sleet

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 23, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
A slick morning commute can be expected statewide Friday.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew speaks in October 2013 to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee on Riverview Psychiatric Center funding.

Two key officials at Riverview Psychiatric Center resign

By Christopher Cousins on March 18, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
Riverview Superintendent Robert Harper has notified state officials that he will leave his position in the coming weeks for personal reasons. In addition, Clinical Director Brendan Kirby notified officials weeks ago that he would resign and left his position earlier this week.
Justin Pillsbury

Jury finds Augusta man guilty of murder in stabbing death of girlfriend

By Judy Harrison on March 17, 2016, at 6:36 p.m.
A Kennebec County jury Thursday rejected a local man’s testimony that he stabbed his girlfriend in self-defense more than two years ago and found Justin Pillsbury guilty of murder, according to the Maine attorney general’s office. Pillsbury, 41, fatally stabbed Jillian Jones, 24, in the Augusta apartment …
Nicholas Caponigro

Massachusetts men facing marijuana trafficking charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 17, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
A search of the vehicle turned up 2.17 pounds of marijuana and $420 in cash.

Boy, 16, arrested in Readfield home invasion

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 16, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
A local teenager has been charged with burglary and theft in connection with a home invasion on Plains Road, according to police. Police responded to a call from the residence shortly after 2 a.m. Monday when it was learned the 16-year-old male suspect, whose name was withheld, …
Kristopher Russ

Augusta man accused of assaulting homeowner with frying pan-like object

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 16, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
A local man suspected of breaking into a Pike Street residence and assaulting the homeowner with a frying pan-like object has been arrested.

Augusta police: Elderly man assaulted with ‘pan-style object’

By Dawn Gagnon on March 15, 2016, at 7:40 p.m.
Augusta police are seeking a man who reportedly broke into a residence and assaulted an elderly man on Monday.
William K. Seabron

New York man arrested on drug, theft, gun charges

By Dawn Gagnon on March 14, 2016, at 8:21 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A New York man is facing multiple drug, gun and theft charges as the result of an investigation by Augusta police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department said Monday. William K. Seabron, 24, of Brooklyn, who has been …
As an example of the mixed precipitation Maine experienced this winter, a plow truck pushes through more slush and water than snow on Feb. 25 in Fort Kent.

Maine winter saw below-average snowfall, snow depth

By Jen Lynds on March 14, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
Along with being remembered for its above-average temperatures, this winter will go down as having “significantly below-average” snowfall and snow depth.