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NAPLES — Tasha Lewis had little time to comprehend the idea that she was about to meet the boy she saved. After nearly seven years without contact, Lewis reached out on Facebook that she was looking for the family of a boy, just over 7 years old, given life-saving organs from Lewis'...
Christopher Crosby, Staff Writer • Oxford Hills •
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:30 am
LEWISTON — Dozens of people were rousted from their apartments Thursday after fire ripped through a ceiling in a six-story apartment house on Blake Street. Fire and police ushered several families from their homes at 220 Blake St. after flames were reported on an upper floor at about...
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine's Catholic churches are selling off properties as the Diocese of Portland grapples with declining church attendance and a surplus of under-utilized buildings. Parishes in the diocese have more than 20 churches, convents, rectories and schools on the market. Chur... 1
The Associated Press • Lewiston-Auburn •
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm
AUGUSTA (AP) — A Litchfield woman faces a felony charge of aggravated sex trafficking for allegedly coercing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution. Attorneys for 51-year-old Gretchen Patrick entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf in Augusta District Court on Wednesday to a misdeme...
The Associated Press • Maine •
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:29 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida. The Gainesville Sun (http://bit... 1
The Associated Press • Nation •
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:57 am
AUBURN — A jury of five men and seven women deliberated Thursday the fate of Michael McNaughton, who is charged with murdering 20-year-old Romeo Parent of Lewiston in April 2013. Jurors discussed the case for about an hour-and-a-half before Androscoggin County Superior Court Justice ...
Lindsay Tice, Staff Writer • Lewiston-Auburn •
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm
LEWISTON — Parents of city gymnasts say they're worried that efforts to privatize a recreation department program will price their kids out of the sport. "It won't be accessible any longer, not to your average Lewiston citizen," said Tory Dresser, mother of 5-year-old Valentine. "I d... 1
FARMINGTON — A lightning strike on Wednesday afternoon at the Blueberry Hill Apartments at 145 North St. caused an estimated $75,000 to $100,000 in damage to one building containing four apartments, Farmington fire Deputy Chief Clyde Ross said Wednesday evening. There were no injurie...
PORTLAND (AP) — A Westbrook woman who'd been accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a teenage female relative has been convicted of four of the six counts she faced. Holly Morrison was convicted Wednesday of one felony count of gross sexual assault and three misdemeano...
The Associated Press • Maine •
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:26 am