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A pile of a substance believed to be heroin sits on a scale at the state drug testing lab in Augusta.

In four hours Tuesday, five heroin overdoses in Presque Isle

By Anthony Brino on Dec. 28, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
“We’ve had multiple overdoses in a day, but not like this.”

Police: Woman stole, crashed SUV of Marine who stopped to help her

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 28, 2016, at 8:21 a.m.
A combat medic who stopped Christmas morning to help a woman who crashed got an unwanted surprise when the woman allegedly jumped into his vehicle and drove off — only to crash again farther down the highway.
Neil Lagasse

Father charged after bringing 11-week-old to hospital with broken bones

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 27, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
Waldo County General Hospital staff contacted police to report that an 11-week-old child was undergoing treatment for serious injuries including broken bones.
The open sign is lit at Ahram Halal Market on Forest Avenue despite boarded up windows on Tuesday morning in Portland. Police are searching for a man suspected of smashing the windows with a baseball bat on Christmas Eve.

Halal grocery windows smashed on Christmas Eve in Portland

By Jake Bleiberg on Dec. 27, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Police are searching for a man suspected of smashing the windows of a local halal grocery with a baseball bat on Christmas Eve.
A crash Monday in North Yarmouth caused a string of power outages, and the driver is facing charges.

Driver faces charges following crash that caused power outages

By CBS 13 on Dec. 27, 2016, at 7:11 a.m.
The crash happened late Monday afternoon near the intersection of Grey and Haskell roads.
Belfast police said they have started to organize mail, including Christmas cards, prescription drugs, packages and more, taken from hundreds of midcoast victims.

Midcoast pair accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 26, 2016, at 6:27 p.m.
On Christmas morning, a Belfast police officer caught two suspects charged them in connection with thefts of mail and packages.

Fairfield man sets fire to estranged wife’s home, then fatally stabs himself

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff on Dec. 25, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
He had gone to his estranged wife’s home on Norridgewock Road around midnight and set fire to two vehicles and the house while she still was inside.

Woman robbed of gifts at gunpoint on Christmas Eve

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 25, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
A woman was robbed of Christmas gifts after two men held her at gunpoint on Christmas Eve in Portland.

Woman, 91, in critical condition after being struck by car

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 24, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Michael Gatcomb

Following high-speed chase in two states, Mainer escapes into woods

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 22, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
Gatcomb is 6 feet tall, weighs 190 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Ethan Bryant

Cutler man shot, another arrested

By Bill Trotter on Dec. 22, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
A man is in jail facing a charge of elevated aggravated assault after he allegedly shot another man in the abdomen early Thursday.
Christopher I. Maclennan

Man accused of using stun gun on woman, attempting to strangle her

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 22, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
A man was arrested after a 32-year-old woman found standing in the middle of Route 201 said he attempted to strangle her with a cord and used a stun gun on her.
Damon Peacock

Bath officer arrests local man after seeing him driving SUV reported stolen

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 22, 2016, at 1:23 p.m.
Police are looking for a man who they say should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police: Sabattus man considered armed, dangerous turns himself in

By CBS 13 on Dec. 22, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
Police are looking for a man who they said should be considered armed and dangerous.

Garland man accused of leading NH police on high-speed chase

By The Keene Sentinel on Dec. 21, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Young was held for lack of $20,000 bail.

Maine man held on charge of heroin trafficking in Massachusetts

By Dave Rogers, The Daily News of Newburyport on Dec. 21, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
A defective license plate light landed a Maine man in jail Monday morning after state police found almost a half kilo of heroin in his backpack, according to court records.

Stolen gun leads to three Orono arrests

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 21, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
A stolen handgun that was discovered after a minor traffic violation led to felony charges against three men, one from Maine and two from New York, Orono police Chief Josh Ewing said Thursday.
Guns, drugs and cash seized in a drug bust in Augusta on Tuesday.

12 arrested, drugs and guns seized in Augusta

By Tony Reaves on Dec. 20, 2016, at 9:10 p.m.
The street value of the drugs is estimated to be $10,000, according to a release from state police.

NH police arrest 2 Waterville men on gun charges

By Elizabeth Dinan, Portsmouth Herald on Dec. 20, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
According to police reports, the pistols were a 9 mm Springfield, a .40-caliber Glock and a 9mm Taurus.
Andrew Torres

Two men arrested in connection with stabbing in Caribou

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 19, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
Two central Aroostook men have been arrested and charged with multiple crimes in connection with a stabbing here on Friday, according to local police.