Portland police watchdog group open to adding people with arrest records

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:04 p.m.
Homicide victim Alice Balcer is pictured a few years ago at the Mutt Strut hosted by the Kennebec County Humane Society, where she once worked.

Maine teen allegedly told dispatcher he killed mom, dad, dog on Halloween

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
Andrew Balcer was 17 when he allegedly stabbed his parents to death.

Maine native Lois Dickson Rice, education advocate and mother of National Security Advisor Susan Rice, dies

By Harrison Smith, The Washington Post on Jan. 12, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
The corporate executive and education policy expert earned the moniker “mother of the Pell Grant.”

The city could charge people to rent out properties on Airbnb

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 9:02 a.m.
A City Council committee proposed an outright ban on people renting single-family homes that they don’t live in through services like Airbnb.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.
A vehicle was struck by a train on Wednesday in Old Orchard Beach.

Train hits vehicle stuck on the tracks in Old Orchard Beach

By CBS 13 on Jan. 11, 2017, at 9:27 p.m.
According to a witness, the vehicle pulled out of a driveway and the throttle malfunctioned.

Portland may soon charge Airbnb users

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.

Mayor suggests strengthening immigrant protections

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.

LePage nominates Portland lawyer to District Court bench

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 10, 2017, at 6:13 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday nominated longtime Portland lawyer Michael A. Duddy of Cape Elizabeth to the District Court bench.

South Portland Police Department releases its body camera policy

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
South Portland’s policy does not dictate that police preemptively turn off the cameras when entering a private home, although it does say that they should be turned off if “specifically requested” by someone with a “reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Town votes to put $25,000 toward fight with Maine Turnpike Authority

By Deborah McDermott, Portsmouth Herald on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.
Town Manager Steve Burns stressed it’s only a first step, and that when all is said and done, the cost to put up a spirited defense could top as much as $50,000.
Mayor Ethan Strimling speaks to reporters after giving his State of the City address in Portland on Monday night.

Portland mayor backs police body cams, voting rights for non-citizens, mandatory paid sick time

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 09, 2017, at 9:17 p.m.
The laundry list of proposals came during his second State of the City address, which served as a broad call on the City Council to enact the “progressive vision” that Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling said Portland needs.

Where the city could allow new homeless shelters to open

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Three men watch firefighters battle a Munjoy Hill apartment building fire Jan. 2 in Portland.

Portlanders raise more than $10,000 for fire victims

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 09, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
Less than a week after a fire raged through Munjoy Hill, affecting more than 40 people, Portlanders raised thousands to help the victims get back on their feet.
Tim Cason whirls Grace Glynn at the weekly Portland Intown Contra Dance on Thursday night at the State Street Church. After a 20 year break, contra dancing has come back to the city.

After 20 years gone, a rural tradition has twirled back into town

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 09, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Portland has a regular contra dance again — and this time around, the organizers have thrown out the gender roles.

Here’s where Portland could allow new homeless shelters to open

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 9:15 a.m.
The possible sites range from large stretches of industrial land on the border with Westbrook to a narrow strip off Washington Avenue in one the the city’s hottest neighborhoods.

Portland police seek information on 2010 home invasion

By CBS 13 on Jan. 09, 2017, at 6:56 a.m.
The couple were shot while sleeping in Darien’s apartment at 25 Rackleff St.
Officer Lori Marks of the York County Sheriff's Office demonstrates a video visit at the York County Jail.

In effort to reduce contraband, more Maine jails turn to video visitation

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Jan. 08, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.
“I mean we’ve had people pass pills with a quick kiss. We’ve had people come in with drugs or needles in a baby’s diaper. People will have stuff taped on their forearms. So, when they’re holding hands they just slide into their sleeve,” Officer Lori Marks of the York County Sheriff’s Office said.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo. Up to 5 inches of snow is expected to hit western and coastal Maine on Saturday.

Up to 5 inches of snow expected in coastal, western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.

Police search for man accused of robbing Naples bank

By CBS 13 on Jan. 07, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
Police said he robbed the Norway Savings Bank at 61 Roosevelt Trail in Naples on Friday.