Nephews of British pilot killed in 1943 New Gloucester crash visit memorial with his...

NEW GLOUCESTER — Two nephews of one of the British pilots who perished in a New Gloucester farm field during training maneuvers in 1943...

Police log

Charges Auburn * Thierry Musese, 28, of 334 East Ave., Lewiston, on a charge of violating a protection order, 8:17 a.m. Friday at that address. * Kyle...

Sting operation targets sex trafficking in downtown Lewiston

LEWISTON — When police arrested seven women for engaging in prostitution one night last week, they took them to the police station, not the...

Two injured when car slams pole in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Two people were hurt Friday afternoon when an SUV slammed into a utility pole on Webster Street. Witnesses said that moments after the pole...

Litchfield students learn about timber harvest

Emily Larrabee, second from left, Lillian Hooper and Emma Berube take a close look at a hemlock slab during a timber harvest field trip...

LHS class honors veterans

Brendan McMorrow, left, of Freeport tells a story about his brother, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James "Jimmy Jet" McMorrow, at Veterans Memorial Park in...

Fire started on couch where Lewiston woman was smoking

LEWISTON — A local woman pulled to safety by firefighters Thursday night from her smoke-filled apartment had been smoking while on oxygen, authorities said...

Fire rousts Pine Street tenants in Lewiston; no injuries reported

LEWISTON — An air conditioner went up in flames Thursday afternoon starting a fire and sending tenants of a three-story apartment house scurrying for...

Police log

Accidents Auburn • Vehicles driven by Skyla M. Jacobs, 20, of Salem, New Hampshire, and Paul N. Morin, 59, of New Gloucester, collided at 7:38 p.m....

Angling before work

Jacob Kolar of Auburn fishes for trout Thursday on the Little Androscoggin River in Minot. Kolar fished before heading to work, where he drives...

Retired teacher embraces life of outdoor adventures

POLAND — With last Friday’s hike to the summit of Isolation Mountain in New Hampshire behind her, Madelyn Given has completed all of New...

Woman pulled from burning apartment in Lewiston

UPDATE: Fire started on couch where Lewiston woman was smoking LEWISTON — A woman was pulled out of a burning apartment on Shawmut Street after flames tore...

Rumford woman jailed for high-speed chases through Turner

LEWISTON — A Rumford woman who led police on multiple high-speed chases in March pleaded guilty to related misdemeanor charges Thursday. Heather Grant, 42, of...

Suspect in threat against CMCC arrested on bail violation then released again

TOPSHAM — Police arrested a Bowdoinham man accused of threatening to “shoot up” Central Maine Community College for violating the conditions of his bail,...

‘Board games, food and beer’ unite gamers in Auburn

AUBURN — Is there anything more invigorating on a cool September night than running around a fictional Lovecraftian dimension and trying to close portals...

Lewiston police continue crackdown on prostitution; seven arrested

LEWISTON — Police on Wednesday charged seven more people in what investigators say is a crackdown on human and sex trafficking. Police said they arrested...

Police log

Lewiston • Alamine Mahamat, 22, of 48 Howe St., on warrant charging failure to appear in court, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 100 Mount Auburn Ave. •...

Rockin' in Lewiston

Maryella Moyers, right, 12, surveys her collection of hand-painted rocks and shells that she has set up for sale on Dumont Street in Lewiston...

Former Edward Little teacher denies charges of driving without a license

LEWISTON — A former Edward Little High School teacher Wednesday denied two charges of driving after his license was revoked. Andrew Cessario, 26, of Limerick...

Lewiston-Auburn's oldest church undergoes repairs

The task of repairing the steeple, bell and bell housing on Lewiston-Auburn's oldest church began Wednesday morning with removal of the spire. "It is...
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Standoff has Kavanaugh accuser's Senate appearance in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The high-stakes confrontation over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee grinded into Saturday as Republican Chairman...

Distemper virus appears to be the culprit in seal deaths

An ongoing mass die-off of seals along the New England coast has been linked to an outbreak of a distemper virus. Almost 1,000 stranded seals...

Westminister's top dog Uno the beagle dies at 13

Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square...

Overdose deaths in Maine averaged nearly one per day during first half of 2018

Drug overdoses continued to claim nearly one life per day in Maine during the first six months of 2018 despite intensive efforts – from...

Donald Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid...

Former priest, Cheverus teacher due to go on trial on sex assault charges

Michael Doherty remembers the moment he finally saw James Talbot in handcuffs. Talbot has a history of alleged sexual abuse of children dating to the...

Oxford voters OK ordinance changes

OXFORD — Voters on Thursday approved changes to tobacco, zoning and dog ordinances, but turned down proposed amendments to the Cemetery Ordinance, saying officials...

Cabin in the Woods opens at Togus providing homes to homeless veterans

CHELSEA — Tim Buckmore is delighted by his new digs, even if the cable TV hasn’t arrived yet. Until this summer, Buckmore, 57, was one of...

Topsham hires former Brunswick assistant town manager in same role

TOPSHAM — Town officials tapped a former assistant town manager from the other side of the Androscoggin River to fill their own assistant manager...

Advocacy group makes new legal move to block LePage’s efforts to reject Medicaid expansion

An advocacy group for low-income Mainers that’s suing the LePage administration went to court this week to try to erase any reference to Gov....

Jay POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony

Members of United Bikers of Maine ride to the 28th annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Friday evening in Jay. They, along with veterans and community...

Jay to vote on $3.9 million bond for sewer system

JAY — A special town meeting will be held Monday for voters to decide whether to borrow up to $3.9 million to install a...

Governor candidate Caron made nearly $1 million last year; Moody’s income is under wraps

Three of the four candidates in the race to be Maine’s next governor released copies of their state and federal tax returns at the...

Rod Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump and invoking 25th Amendment

WASHINGTON — Memos written by Andrew McCabe, then the acting FBI director, say deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein suggested he secretly record his talks...

Farmington man accused of assaulting a police officer at the fair's truck pull

FARMINGTON — A local man is accused of assaulting a police officer who tried to get him off the track during a truck-pull contest...

Farmington woman injured when car goes off Route 43

FARMINGTON — A local woman was injured Thursday when the vehicle she was driving crossed the centerline on Route 43 and partially landed in...

Susan Collins is appalled by Trump's criticism of Christine Blasey Ford

Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she was “appalled” by President Trump’s tweets Friday morning that criticized Christine Blasey Ford for not coming forward sooner...

Why size doesn’t matter in the produce aisle

I can't tell you off the top of my head how large a "large" onion is. Or how hefty a "medium" tomato should be....

Westbrook officer exposed to fentanyl during traffic stop, goes to hospital

A Westbrook police officer was briefly hospitalized Tuesday after he was exposed to suspected fentanyl powder during a late-night traffic stop and began to...

Augusta woman uses roadside signs to find a new kidney for herself

AUGUSTA — A half-dozen signs set up this week along property on busy South Belfast Avenue piece together a highly visible plea from Krystal...