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Mother shares her story after son’s overdose death

A Bethel mother reached out to WMTW News 8 after her son died of an overdose Tuesday.

Published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:09:22 GMT

Children set up lemonade stand to help sick friend

What began as a small way to help a boy battling cancer has brought some much-needed money to a local family.

Published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:46:07 GMT

Condemned Brunswick building leaves tenants without a home

An apartment house on Lincoln Street in Brunswick has been condemned by city officials.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:57:43 GMT

Lauzon 'not surprised' by AG's conclusion

Matt Lauzon, 30, said he is not surprised the Maine Attorney General’s Office is not seeking charges against two men who he claims sexually abused him while he was a teenager living in Maine.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:16:54 GMT

Rand Paul to campaign in Maine next week

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, who is running for the Republican nomination for president, will hold a rally Tuesday in Freeport.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:42:02 GMT

Pilot killed in northern Maine plane crash

The pilot of a plane found in a small man-made pond in northern Maine is presumed dead, according to Maine State Police.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:36:00 GMT

Police: Man stole, then forged, checks from elderly neighbor

A Phillips man is facing felony charges after he allegedly stole two checks from his 94-year-old neighbor and then forged her signature so he could cash them.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:11:18 GMT

Fire and explosions destroy Lewiston home

The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Lewiston Thursday morning.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:06:38 GMT

Phony distress call leads to 1-year prison sentence

A Maine man whose phony mayday call led to a seven-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:36:13 GMT

Man accused of killing mother, two children indicted

A Penobscot County man accused of killing a woman and her two young children last December is now facing an additional charge of gross sexual assault.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:43 GMT

Fishermen rescued from burning boat off Maine coast

The Coast Guard rescued two Maine fishermen after a fire broke out Wednesday evening on their boat off the coast of Maine.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:36:03 GMT

Jay man charged with stealing federal housing funds

A federal judge has set bail at $10,000 for a Jay man accused of stealing nearly $80,000 in federal housing funds. 

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:32:33 GMT

Auburn lifts boil order after repair of sinkholes

The Auburn Water District has lifted a boil-water order after a water main ruptured earlier this week, causing large sinkholes to open on several streets.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:47:22 GMT

Maine heating prices continue slide as summer nears end

A Maine government survey shows the state's heating prices are continuing to slide downward.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:32:17 GMT

Maine charity network to give more than $535k this year

A coastal Maine charity network will distribute more than $535,000 to dozens of nonprofit groups this year.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:29:14 GMT

Auburn intersection reopens after serious crash

An Auburn intersection is open after a crash gravely injured a Raymond man Wednesday evening. 

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:54:06 GMT

Attorney General will not charge former Biddeford officer

Attorney General Janet Mills said she will not file charges against former Biddeford police officer Stephen Dodd.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:53:22 GMT

Drivers, fans flock to speedway for weekend's Oxford 250

Come Sunday, the Oxford Plains Speedway will be packed with 8,000 fans for the Oxford 250.

Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:14:05 GMT

Vandals target Deering High School's tennis courts

Police are looking for vandals responsible for thousands of dollars worth of damage to tennis courts at Deering High School.

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:38:18 GMT

Gov. LePage convenes drug summit

Law enforcement, judges and substance abuse experts will gather privately at Gov. Paul LePage's request Wednesday morning to discuss possible solutions to Maine's heroin crisis.

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:24:14 GMT