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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Condemned Brunswick building leaves tenants without a home

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