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Catalyst Paper has restarted its No. 12 paper machine, bringing back the 51 employees furloughed last fall and supporting plans to hire more depending on order volume.

Rumford mill restarts machine, rehires 51 furloughed workers

By Darren Fishell on April 19, 2016, at 10:48 a.m.
Catalyst Paper has restarted its No. 12 paper machine, bringing back the 51 employees furloughed last fall and supporting plans to hire more depending on order volume.
Fire departments across the state are asking Mainers not to burn anything Monday. They say the dry conditions make it easy to start a brush fire.

Fire danger remains high across Maine

By CBS 13 on April 18, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Fire departments across the state are asking Mainers not to burn anything Monday. They say the dry conditions make it easy to start a brush fire.

Jay man admits embezzling $80,000 in construction scheme

By Judy Harrison on April 14, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
A Jay man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to federal program fraud, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Merlin Ellingwood

Lewiston men accused of making meth in multiple locations

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 12, 2016, at 10:46 a.m.
Police arrested two men accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in different locations using the “one pot” method.
Fire crews in Sabattus battled an early morning blaze Sunday that displaced a family of seven.

House fire displaces Sabattus family

By Dawn Gagnon on April 10, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
A family of seven lost their home after a fire swept through it early Sunday morning.
Rev. Frank J. Murray blesses commercial fishing boats at Boothbay Harbor.

Native son ‘Father Frank’ returning to hometown to lead Catholic churches

By Judy Harrison on April 09, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
The Rev. Frank J. Murray will return to his hometown this summer to serve as pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland announced Saturday.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) walks past a sign referencing Deflategate at halftime during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 18, 2015.

Judge denies fans’ motion to restore Patriots’ first-round pick

By The Sports Xchange on April 09, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
A federal judge has denied a motion by a group of New England Patriots’ fans to restore the first-round draft pick the team lost as part of the punishment for the Deflategate scandal.
Auburn Fire Chief Frank Roma

Auburn lays off fire chief, four others ahead of budget talks

By CBS 13 on April 09, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.
Auburn City Manager Howard Kroll has laid off Fire Chief Frank Roma and four others as he prepares the city’s new budget for the next fiscal year.
Livermore Falls police busted a woman after they spotted a fake Maine inspection sticker attached to her car.

Livermore Falls police bust woman for fake inspection sticker

By CBS 13 on April 07, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
Livermore Falls police busted a woman after they spotted a fake Maine inspection sticker attached to her car.

Auburn teen charged with attacking neighbor with hammer

By CBS 13 on April 06, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
A 14-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after police say he attacked his 56-year-old neighbor with a hammer in Auburn.
The woman accused of abandoning a dog outside an animal shelter and driving off is scheduled to be in court Wednesday.

Woman accused of abandoning dog outside Lewiston shelter pleads not guilty

By CBS 13 on April 06, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
The woman accused of abandoning a dog outside an animal shelter and driving off is scheduled to be in court Wednesday. The dog was hit and killed by a car.
Seth Carey

Rumford lawyer sues NFL over lost ‘Deflategate’ draft picks

By Scott Malone, Reuters on April 05, 2016, at 2:27 p.m.
The fans that brought the lawsuit alleges the league violated the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the sort of charge typically levied against mob bosses.
Three people were trapped by swift rising water as they were fishing below the Miller Hydro Dam in Lisbon Falls on Saturday. All three were rescued thanks to the cooperation of Lisbon Fire Service, Lisbon Emergency, Durham Fire and Topsham Fire.

Rescue crews save three from rising waters in Lisbon

By CBS 13 on April 03, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Three people were trapped by swift rising water as they were fishing below the Miller Hydro Dam in Lisbon Falls on Saturday.
Jeffery Dean, 58, served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1979. During his service, he spent 4 months involved in the Enewetak Radiological Support Project in the South Pacific. The mission was to clean up the radiation debris from atomic bomb testing that took place there. Dean and many of the other men who served there are suffering from different cancers and other health conditions. Dean and several others are now fighting to be recognized and compensated for medical expenses due to ionized radiation exposure. "We didn't hesitate when they asked us to go out there," said Dean, "but now that we're all getting sick, they're [the V.A.] turning their back on us."

Maine veterans facing cancer hoping that ‘atomic veteran’ bill becomes law

By Abigail Curtis on April 03, 2016, at 7:20 a.m.
Paul Laird, a 59-year-old from Otisfield who served with the U.S. Army’s 84th Engineer Battalion on Enewetak Atoll and who is a three-time cancer survivor, said that the bill has only a slim chance of becoming law — and that is not acceptable to him.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, a civil rights leader who helped organize the March on Washington and the Selma to Montgomery March, will deliver the 2016 commencement address at Bates College on May 29.

Civil rights icon John Lewis to speak at Bates graduation

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
The Georgia lawmaker organized sit-in demonstrations at segregated lunch counters in Nashville, helped organize the 1963 March on Washington and is perhaps most responsible for the passage of the Voting Rights Act two years later.

Bicyclist hit by pickup truck in Lisbon dies

By CBS 13 on March 31, 2016, at 7:16 p.m.
A bicyclist in Lisbon is dead after being hit by a pickup truck, CBS 13 reports. The fatal crash occurred on Route 196 near the intersection with Moody Road. Travel on Route 196 was reduced to one lane because of the crash.  
A tractor-trailer overturned on Route 27 in Coburn Gore Tuesday morning.

Tractor-trailer rolls over near Canadian border in Franklin County

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 29, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
A Quebec truck driver escaped injury Tuesday morning after his rig overturned near the Canadian border, according to police.

Car fire breaks out at Lewiston gas station

By CBS 13 on March 27, 2016, at 8:03 a.m.
The fire remains under investigation.
Sarah L. Leighton

Pair accused of robbing Gray Rite-Aid on Thursday

By Beth Brogan on March 25, 2016, at 8:05 p.m.
Sarah L. Leighton, 34, of Gray and Shawn M. Small, 19, of New Gloucester each were charged with Class B felony robbery.
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.