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LEWISTON — With the Colisee ice swapped out for robot-friendly floors, the city welcomed nearly 1,000 students, their families and supporters to a weekend of technological competition. The FIRST Robotics Maine Pine Tree District returned to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Friday, th...

Leo Beaule plays one of the 23 violins he has made since 2008 at his Lewiston home. The longtime musician started the hobby to deal with the depression caused by the hospitalization and eventual death of his wife. To see a video of Beaule, visit sunjournal.com/theviolinst2014.

Maine recreation guide Tami Rogers poses for photos with the head of a promotional mount that was created to look like a shark but is not species specific. The shark was in the Maine Ocean Adventures' deep-sea fishing booth on Saturday during the Maine Sportsman's Show at the Augusta Civic Center...

LEWISTON — Over Iraq, Rich Kowalczyk almost died. He was serving aboard a P-3 Orion reconnaissance plane, controlling some of its hush-hush technology, when the plane lurched in a way he'd never felt in 23½ years of service. Someone on the ground had fired a missile at ...

Noah Blakey, 2, of Lewiston waves to his mother, Jennifer, right, and Jim Hart of the Auburn Fire Department on Tuesday during his Make-A-Wish party at Auburn Central Fire Station. Blakey was diagnosed at 15 months old with stage 4 liver cancer that had spread to his lungs. He has undergone treat...

Fishing guide and fly-tier Nathan Hill of Hill Country Guide Service in Conway, N.H., tells a fly-fishing enthusiast and customer what kind of fly he was making Saturday at the Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo in Bethel.

LEWISTON — "You might be an economist if you're an expert on money but you still dress like a flood victim." Stand-up economist Yoram Bauman delivered his presentation, "Comedy, Economics and Climate Change" to a Bates College audience Thursday afternoon. The lecture ...

GREENWOOD — The family of a teenager killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash in Paris is pleading with the person responsible for his death to come forward and take responsibility. Xavier Fuentes, 16, was walking on Route 117 when he was struck by a vehicle Saturday night....

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature on Wednesday celebrated the state's large population of Franco-Americans during a ceremony at the State House. The 13th annual event featured the induction of seven more Mainers into the state's Franco-American Hall of Fame. The inductees includ...