Maine roofer placed in civil contempt over ignored safety fines

PORTLAND, Maine — A panel of federal judges have stepped up pressure on the owner of Greene-based roofing company Lessard Roofing & Siding to pay $404,485 in fines and prove he has fixed various safety violations dating back to 2011. Judges for the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals this …

Raymond man critically injured in crash

AUBURN, Maine — A man from Raymond is in the hospital fighting for his life after a horrific crash in Auburn. The crash happened at the intersection of Washington Street and Poland Spring Road around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Early Thursday morning, the road remained closed as crews worked to remove …

Hydrant accident leads to sinkholes, water damage in Auburn

AUBURN, Maine — A boil water order was in effect in parts of Auburn after a tractor trailer took out a fire hydrant. The problem with the hydrant caused three nearby water mains to break in the area of Grant, Pine and School streets. Water was gushing out onto the …

Firefighters at scene of mobile home fire in Lewiston

LEWISTON, Maine — Lewiston firefighters are on the scene of what they say is a fully involved structure fire. It happened just before 8 a.m. on No Name Pond Road. Mutual aid is being called in to help. CBS 13 has a crew headed to the scene and will have …

State police investigating Minot sign thefts

MINOT, Maine — The Maine State Police are investigating the theft of street signs in the Androscoggin County town of Minot, state police officials said in a Facebook post. “Taken over the weekend were the street name signs ‘Jackass Annie Road’ and ‘Goodwin Road,” police said. “Also taken was a …

Auburn police conducting OUI checkpoint

AUBURN, Maine — The Auburn Police Department is conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the city this week, the department said Tuesday in a post on its Facebook page, which also was shared via Twitter. The checkpoint is made possible by a grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety’s “Drive …

Four-legged detectives: Turner couple’s dogs sniff out water pollution

ST. JOHNS, Michigan — The buckets of water were lined up in a row, spaced about 20 feet apart, each taken from a different river or stream in Clinton County. Then up strolled Crush, a perky Jack Russell terrier-Australian Cattle dog mix, on a leash ahead of her trainer, Aryn …

Police investigate hold up at Circle K in Greene

GREENE, Maine — The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning armed robbery at the Circle K Irving on Route 202 in Greene. Police said two suspects armed with a golf club driver and an aluminum baseball bat entered the Circle K around 3:20 a.m. Sunday and made …

Lawmakers: Verso mill slowdown, layoffs ‘devastating’ and ‘drastic’

AUGUSTA, Maine — State and federal lawmakers in Maine and Washington, D.C., reacted with frustration and concern Thursday at the news Verso will idle part of its mill in Jay — laying off about 300 employees permanently. “The news of the planned layoffs at the Jay mill is devastating for …

State retirement system refunds more than $40 millions to municipalities

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Public Employees Retirement System is returning millions of dollars it has been managing for public entities in Maine for years, creating windfalls for some but financial headaches for others. Checks to towns, cities, school systems and public water authorities — some of them for millions …