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A teen is accused of driving his car 146 mph on Wednesday in Pittsfield.

Teen driver accused of going 146 mph on I-95 in Maine

By CBS 13 on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:58 p.m.
18-year-old Tyler Barrows was allegedly clocked going 146 mph on I-95 in Pittsfield.
Ally Beeman, 13, reacts to her "big" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Tabitha Fillion, while waiting for sunset at the harbor in Rockland on a brisk evening in mid-September.

‘An urge to help': How a caring adult changes the course of a child’s life

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
Maine, however, is neither funding its mentoring programs nor advising them.
Daren the lion asks for a high-five at a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony.

The research isn’t with D.A.R.E — but police love it, and Maine schools still use it

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Around 60 schools in Maine still use D.A.R.E., more than any other packaged program.
"I was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:08 p.m.
Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.
Cash, a shotgun and heroin were seized in a drug bust in Winthrop that landed three men in jail.

Winthrop man sentenced to more than two years for federal drug, gun violations

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
A 38-year-old Winthrop man was sentenced to more than two years in prison Monday for possessing with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun during a hearing Monday in U.S. District Court.
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.
Luc Tieman (left) confers with his attorney, Stephen Smith, on Friday in Somerset County Superior Court. Tieman, 32, of Fairfield is charged with killing his wife, Valerie Tieman.

Man accused of killing wife, hiding her body makes court appearance

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
Tieman was not asked to enter a plea because he has not yet been indicted by the grand jury.
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield is shown in a photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July.

Court affidavit: Fairfield murder victim shot twice in head

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Documents filed Thursday at the Somerset County Courthouse indicate that Valerie Tieman of Fairfield died from two gunshot wounds to the head.
POLL QUESTION
Craig Dickstein, a trail maintainer for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, tears down the old outhouse along the AT at the base of Pleasant Pond Mountain as part of a privy replacement project. The plan to replace all 42 privies that the MATC maintains along the AT in Maine, began in 2013. The old pit-style privies are being replaced with new, more sustainable and environmentally friendly privies.

A privy problem: Maine group races to replace outhouses on Appalachian Trail

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Outhouses on Appalachian Trail are filling up and falling apart.
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, was found dead Tuesday. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, who has been arrested in connection with her death.

Husband charged with murder in Fairfield woman’s death

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 21, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
Luc Tieman, 32, was taken into custody and charged at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at a home in Livermore.

Woman crawls out second-story window to escape house fire

By CBS 13 on Sept. 21, 2016, at 7:27 a.m.
Firefighters said a woman crawled out a second-story window to safety during an early morning house fire in Livermore.
State and Fairfield police are asking for the public’s help in locating Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, who has been missing since Aug. 30. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July in front on the truck she reportedly disappeared from.

Police searching for missing woman find body in Fairfield

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
State police and wardens have found what is believed to be a woman’s body on property owned by the in-laws of a Fairfield woman who has been missing since Aug. 30.

Sheriff breaks up party after report of underage drinking, 18 charged

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Sept. 19, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 50-year-old man and summoned six adults and 11 juveniles at a party on Main Street in Whitefield on Saturday night.
Maine Focus
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services used federal funds in 2015 to pay for services for seniors and residents with disabilities even though federal law restricted the use of those funds to services for children and their families.

After denying it misused millions in welfare funds, Maine changed its spending to follow the law

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 19, 2016, at 6:13 a.m.
“The BDN has their facts wrong,” DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew said in June. Then, her department retroactively changed its spending to line up with the law.

Free money management class starts Oct. 5

on Sept. 16, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Location: URock, 91 Camden St., 4th floor, Rockland, Maine For more information: 800-442-2092; newventuresmaine.org ROCKLAND, Maine — Starting Wednesday, Oct. 5, New Ventures Maine will offer “My Money Works”, a free four-week class to help gain the skills and confidence to stretch your money, …
State and Fairfield police are asking for the public’s help in locating Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, who has been missing since Aug. 30. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July in front on the truck she reportedly disappeared from.

Police seek help in finding Fairfield woman missing 2 weeks

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 15, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
The Maine State Police and the Fairfield Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating a Fairfield woman who has been missing for more than two weeks.
MAINE FOCUS
Carey Nason is the director of Hope Rising, a residential treatment program that provides 24-7 care to sex trafficking victims. The program is located at an undisclosed location in Penobscot County.

It’s one thing for a sex trafficking victim to escape. It’s another to heal.

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Recovery is possible, but all-encompassing care can be hard to find and fund.
MAINE FOCUS
Nurses like Michelle Markie, who have received Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner certification, are trained to record sexual assault victims' histories and collect evidence to help in the prosecution of their abusers. Markie, who works at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, estimated she personally encounters two to three cases of sex trafficking in her unit per year. She is pictured at a recent art auction to raise money for Hope Rising, a residential treatment program for survivors of the crime of human trafficking.

How 1 nurse knows when she’s looking at a victim of sex trafficking

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Over the past four years, Michelle Markie has personally encountered about two to three cases of trafficking in her unit per year.