There’s still no state budget, but we do have a black widow spider

on June 23, 2017, at 4:52 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter, a study showing car crashes increasing in state’s which have legalized marijuana.
Men bow their heads facing east while Imam Younus Alfayyadh leads the prayers at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on as local Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, July 6, 2016.

Portland police increasing patrols after letter threatens city Muslims

By Seth Koenig on June 23, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
City police are increasing security around Muslim gathering places during the final days of Ramadan after The Islamic Society of Portland received a threatening letter this week.

Get ready to pay more for parking in Portland

on June 22, 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
The Tweet Of The Day comes from Portland City Hall, which is delivering some bad news for your change purses.
Bangor City Hall is seen Thursday.

Bangor and Portland can weather a state government shutdown, at least for a while

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 22, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
Bangor has a rainy day fund of approximately $10 million — enough to maintain services for about two months.

Wind and heat made fighting Westbrook fire difficult, fire chief says

By CBS 13 on June 22, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
Firefighters battled flames Wednesday night in Westbrook.

Death of a folk singer and remembering what’s worth forgetting

on June 22, 2017, at 6:04 a.m.
“What happens to all the good stuff if it doesn’t get remembered? What happens to all the good square dances, what happens to the pot lucks?”

The new theory that a serial killer may have struck in Portland

on June 21, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.
Anthony Sanborn, Jr., is trying to overturn his conviction for the 1989 murder, which two criminal profilers now say was likely the work of a serial killer.

Portland software firm sold to California investors in $125 million deal

BDN staff reports on June 21, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
A California investment firm has purchased Portland software company Certify in a $125 million deal.
Anthony Sanborn Jr.

Former FBI profiler says Portland murder may have been work of uncaught serial killer

BDN staff reports on June 21, 2017, at 2:31 p.m.
Sanborn’s legal team hopes the serial killer theory helps convince the court Sanborn himself was not guilty.

5.5 million people have watched these Maine guys make bacon-cheese-taco lobster rolls

on June 21, 2017, at 12:59 p.m.
Is there ever such a thing as too much cheese?

A nearly perfect dinghy

on June 21, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The perfect dinghy for us may be vastly different than the perfect dinghy for you. I’d love to hear about what you use and how you’ve adapted it to fit your needs. To start the conversation I thought I’d share our solution to harbor transportation.

Finally, ‘dad bod’ Ken dolls that can appeal to middle-aged men

on June 20, 2017, at 6:40 p.m.
Although the fuller-figured Ken is a step in the right direction, I’m holding out until these Ken dolls are personalized to look exactly like me.
The owner of J's Oyster Bar in Portland has agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion and pay the state government more than $1 million in back taxes.

Owner of landmark Portland eatery to plead guilty to tax evasion, faces jail time and $1M in back taxes

By Jake Bleiberg on June 20, 2017, at 6:07 p.m.
“The truth is I do owe the sales tax. I have no problem with that,” Cynthia Brown said. “But … I have in good faith been paying all this money back.”

Maine woman accused of faking cancer, accepting donations pleads not guilty

By BDN Staff on June 20, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
A Sebago woman, 25, who authorities say faked cancer and accepted donations from friends and family pled not guilty to the charge.
A ferry crosses Casco Bay.

Portland island residents fight to keep cars on the mainland

By CBS 13 on June 20, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
There are only a handful of parking spots for hundreds of residents.
A 66-year-old woman from Maine is the oldest woman to ever swim across the English Channel.

Maine woman breaks record in swim across the English Channel

By CBS 13 on June 20, 2017, at 7:08 a.m.
Westbrook’s Pat Gallant-Charette has broken another record, this time swimming across the English Channel.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but officials say it could have started because of a lightning strike.

Lightning strike may have caused fire that destroyed Bridgton home

By CBS 13 on June 20, 2017, at 7:01 a.m.

See old school tall ship races in Portland

on June 19, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.
Should be way more competitive than a race between Michael Phelps and a great white shark.
Gregory Nisbet stands up after he was found not guilty of manslaughter by Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Thomas Warren. Nisbet is the landlord who owned the Portland building where six young adults died in a fire in 2014.

Portland landlord sentenced to jail for role in deadly fire denied new trial

By Jake Bleiberg on June 19, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.
A judge has denied the request for a new trial by the landlord who was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his role in Maine’s deadliest house fire in decades.
An orphaned baby raccoon is seen in a tree in this photo submitted to WGME, CBS 13.

Augusta firefighters save baby raccoons from starvation after mother dies

By CBS 13 on June 19, 2017, at 3:17 p.m.
“The Maine Warden Service requested our services to help get the little bandits down.”