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Zach Johnson

Auburn teen dies after courageous battle with cancer

By CBS 13 on June 25, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
The Edward Little High School community is grieving tonight, two weeks after senior Zach Johnson graduated. Zach died just a few days ago, after a three-year battle with cancer.
Zachariah Sherburne in court.

DA dismisses charges against ex-school employee accused of impregnating student

By CBS 13 on June 24, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.
The Oxford County District Attorney’s Office said Friday afternoon it is dismissing all charges against former SAD 55 employee Zachariah Sherburne.
Zachariah Sherburne in court.

Former southern Maine school employee arraigned, accused of impregnating student

By Marissa Bodnar, CBS 13 on June 23, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
The former SAD 55 employee accused of impregnating a student faced a judge Wednesday on felony sex charges.
Maine Focus
Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.

Recycled-paper mill to close, lay off 45 in Auburn

By Darren Fishell on June 22, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Cascades Inc. plans to close its de-inked pulp mill in Auburn on July 15, laying off 45 employees at the facility that uses recycled paper to make packaging and tissue products.
LIFE ON THE ANDROSCOGGIN

Holman Francis Day House

on June 20, 2016, at 10:17 p.m.
Anyone driving along Court Street in Auburn will likely pass and perhaps remark upon the stately Queen Anne-style residence that stands at the base of Goff hill. If you pass it while heading west at sunset, giant, east-facing bay windows in the three-story tower will, no doubt, make the residence particularly …

Report: Escaped cow shot by Auburn police

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 20, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
A slaughterhouse-bound cow that escaped from its trailer was shot by Auburn police, according to a Lewiston Sun Journal report.
An hours-long standoff overnight in Oxford ends with one person dead. The incident started Tuesday night at 156 Hebron Road.

Standoff in Oxford ends with fatality

By CBS 13 on June 15, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
One person was found dead inside the home.

Auburn woman pleads guilty to stealing veterans’ medications

By Dawn Gagnon on June 14, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
Jennifer Leighton stole at least six packages containing prescription narcotic medications that had been shipped via UPS.
Zachery Greene

Lisbon man charged in fatal hit-and-run

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2016, at 7:43 a.m.
A 23-year-old Lisbon man was arrested Monday in connection with a hit-and-run crash Saturday night on Lisbon Street that caused the death of a Portland man.

Brunswick man faces charges for police standoff

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
At least four law enforcement agencies have filed criminal or civil charges against a Brunswick man who led police on a chase from Lisbon to Brunswick and a six-hour standoff early Sunday morning at his home on Mere Point Road.

Portland man in ‘critical condition’ after hit-and-run in Lisbon

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
A Portland man was in “extremely critical condition” at Central Maine Medical Center after an unidentified SUV struck his motorcycle Saturday and fled the scene.
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival at Pickering Square in Bangor, June 28, 2014. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community. On Monday, several vigils are scheduled to honor the memory of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils to be held across Maine for victims of Orlando shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Numerous vigils are scheduled throughout the state Monday in memory of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

Brunswick man taken into custody after 6-hour standoff

By Beth Brogan on June 12, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
A 35-year-old Brunswick man was taken into custody early Sunday morning following a six-hour standoff at his home on Mere Point Road.
Police say good Samaritans heroically pulled a man from his truck after he crashed into pole in Bridgton Thursday.

CMP workers hailed as heroes after saving man from burning vehicle

By CBS 13 on June 10, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
Two Central Maine Power workers are being hailed as heroes Friday after they rescued a man trapped inside a burning vehicle following a crash.
Matthew Haines

Sheriff’s deputies seek alleged Carthage market robber

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 10, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the alleged burglary of Bradbury’s Market, according to Sheriff Scott Nichols.
Some of the inflatables being set up at Lost Valley Adventure Park in Auburn.

Maine will have a new outdoor adventure park

By CBS 13 on June 08, 2016, at 7:45 a.m.
Lost Valley Adventure Park is a new summertime venture for Lost Valley ski area, the closest ski resort to the Greater Portland Area.
LIFE ON THE ANDROSCOGGIN

Edward Little & the History of Lewiston Falls Academy

on June 06, 2016, at 7:33 a.m.
The giant Maine reference book The History of Androscoggin County published in 1891 by W.A. Fergusson & Co. out of Boston, Mass. opens its detailed chapter on Auburn with a striking ode to the city… “Auburn… A city of energy and progress, of rapid and beautiful growth, of stirring manufacturing …
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine.

Portland boxing club owner who witnessed legendary Lewiston fight remembers Muhammad Ali

By Beth Brogan on June 04, 2016, at 5:39 p.m.
Bobby Russo was 9 years old when he sat ringside at the Central Maine Youth Center in Lewiston as Muhammad Ali defended the heavyweight boxing championship from Sonny Liston.
Keegan O'Neil, 9, gets seconds from Holden Elementary School lunch lady Donnette Cameron on Wednesday. When budget cuts changed what was on the breakfast menu at the school, third grader Leyla Carreira took notice. Carreira, 9, of Clifton, started a petition drive at the school to bring back eggs and other protein rich food, which culminated in a "breakfast for lunch" day on Wednesday, complete with omelettes, sausages and blueberry muffins, all funded by the school's Parent-Teacher Group.

How costs, convenience have more Maine schools dropping eggs from breakfast

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 03, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
A combination of economic factors and convenience have taken eggs and other protein-rich foods off the breakfast menus of several Maine schools.