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  • Hundreds of crows fill the sky above Lewiston as the super blue blood moon sets Wednesday morning as seen from Pagoma Lane in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Parker Krook, 4, of Winthorp, left, watches his father Ryan pull a pike from Sabattus Lake in Sabattus Saturday afternoon during the 2nd annual Oak Hill Boosters Pike Derby. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Owen Cruz, 11, of Auburn, catches a frozen fish that his brother Cody threw on Sabattus Lake Saturday afternoon while they wait for flags to go up during the 2nd annual Oak Hill Boosters Pike Derby. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Christina Tancrede, 11, of Lewiston, Maine, works on a painting during her after school art class at Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery on Canal Street in Lewiston Wednesday, December 31, 2018. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Calvary United Methodist Church of Auburn, Maine pastor Annie Baker-Streevy, center, administers ashes to the forehead of Lewiston resident Stardust Chase in Kennedy Park in Lewiston, Maine Wednesday afternoon, February 13, 2018. At right is inner faith chaplain Pat Hunter-Gardiner. Their objective was to bring their message to people who may have been too busy to go to church on Ash Wednesday and at the same time give out Valentines Day cards. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Farwell Elementary School second grader Myles Arneault, points to his experiement partner, Parker Crafts, right, and says "You are going to wipe the toilet seat, not me." as Parker reads the instructions the two were tasked with during Wednesday's project at the Lewiston school. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Todd Lester, from Lewiston Water & Sewer Division, removes a steam hose from a frozen fire hydrant at the corner of Frye and College Streets in Lewiston Monday afternoon. The crews routinely inspect the hydrants throughout the winter to make sure they have not become frozen from a slow leak or after being used by the fire department. After use the 6 feet of water at the bottom needs to be pumped out. If they become frozen for any reason, like this one, they can not be used when called upon and there is a possibility of the pipe breaking when the water freezes. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Gilman Dube, left, is stunned and surprised as he stands in his doorway of his Auburn home Wednesday morning. Murray-Heutz Oil delivery drivers Roger Pelletier, right and Brandin Daigneault, background, explain to him that they were there to "top off" his oil tank and deliver the flowers and candy as part of their program called "Fuel Your Love" This is the third year of the program that delivered nearly 2,000 gallons of free fuel to 9 different customers throughout the Central Maine area. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Samari Medrano, 6, of Lewiston, checks out the consistency of her "Mermaid Poop" she and her mother were making at the Lewiston Public Library Wednesday afternoon with about a dozen others taking part in the free children's program. For more information on upcoming events, visit their website at (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Greely/Gray-New Gloucester's Courtney Sullivan, top with arm raised, celebrates with teammates after their 3-1 victory over Chevrus to win the Girls' Ice Hockey Stae Championship at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Saturday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Chevrus/Kennebunk goalie Anna Marie Smith looks back in time to see Courtney Sullivan's blast hit the back of the net for the first goal of the game in the second period. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Edward Little's Alex Thompson heads for the bar during Saturday's KVAC meet at Bowdoin. He set a new school record on this jump after vaulting past all the other competitors to win the event. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lewistn's Taylor Chamberlain clears the bar en route to a second place finish at Saturday's KVAC Championships at Bowdoin College. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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    A suspect tries to jump out a window at 34 Shawmut Street in Lewiston after being cornered in the building by Lewiston Police that had been searchig for him. Visit to watch a video of the arrest. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • While most everyone sledding on the hill at Paradis Park on Pierce Street in Lewiston was using a sled, Adrizak Raheem, 14, and other firends from Lewiston, used trash can lids, laundry baskets, and whatever they could find Sunday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Phillip Pendexter, 15, pulls his friend Jordan Carter, 15, around their Spring Street neighborhood in Lewiston Sunday afternoon. "We were watching YouTube videos of people "sending it" so we decided to send it ourselves" (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The three downtown bridges between Lewiston and Auburn can be seen from this aerial photo as the partially frozen Androscoggin River meanders through the Twin Cities Wednesday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Black Friday shoppers at Kohls in Auburn bundled up as they wait in the front of the line Thursday night. Pat Conrad of Lewiston, left, was "roped into" joining her friend and co-worker to check out the Black Friday experience for the first time.

  • Jen August, reflected in mirror and her son, Michael Hynes, 14, of Auburn, react as barber Rick Morrow shows off Michael's hair that he just cut off at Apollo Barbers in Auburn Saturday morning. Hynes has only cut his hair 3 times in his life and decided he wanted a change and to try something different. He wants to donate it to a non profit with a worthy cause but has not yet decided where. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • "Here it comes" says Max Moulton, 7, to his best friend, Ethan Pulk, 8 as a model train comes around the bend at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club on Mill Street in Auburn Saturday afternoon. The best friends from Auburn have been coming to the ExTRAINaganza since they were toddlers. The fun for all ages continues Sunday and all next weekend from 10-4. For more information, visit their

  • Bates' James Mortimer drives to the basket and floats one in between UNE's Ryan Matthews, left and Jackson McCoy during the first half of Sunday night's basketball game in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Saint Dominic Academy goalie Payton Winslow dives on the puck before Lewiston's Madison Conley can get a stick on it as she slides through the crease during Monday night's hockey game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Bates' Emily Freedland, bottom battles Colby's Paige Russell for a rebound during Tuesday night's game in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Edward Little High School basketball player Wol Maiwen dunks in the EL gym during a recent practice.

  • Volunteers Ray Labreque, right and John Logan spend a tender moment with one of the three horses at Rising Stars Theraupetic Farm in Turner last week. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Rising Stars Therapeutic Farm volunteer Carline Kelley reacts as staff member Jenna Presby gives the farm's cow, Brady, a kiss after they completed their chores on the Turner farm last week. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Rianna St.Pierre, 9, of Poland, scrutinizes over what tree she wants to put her raffle ticket in to win at the Kora Temple in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon at the annual FEZtival of Trees.

  • Rick Speer heads to shore on Lake Auburn near his home on North Auburn Road Friday after a paddle around the lake. "I wanted to get one more in during December before I hung it up for the year." said the retired librarian. For a shore aerial video of the north end of the lake and the basin, visit (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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    Auburn Police Officer Travis Barnies reacts after a Jersey cow, background, gave him the slip while trying to herd it back into it's pasture across from Park Avenue School in Auburn Wednesday afternoon. He responded after calls came into dispatch for a cow walking down Park Avenue. Timothy Berube, the son of the property owner arrived and the two coaxed it back into the pasture where two others and 5 sheep were grazing. "The storm wreaked havoc on our fence and I need to help get it fixed." said Berube as Barnies chuckled and walked away and said "No harm, no foul!" To watch a short video of the brief chase, visit

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    An Oxford County Sheriff's Officer pats down Jason Merriam on Bradeen Road in Sumner Friday morning after he brought out of the woods where Maine State Police Tactical Team members captured him.

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    Members of the Maine State Police tactical team leave the scene on Bradeen Road in Sumner after capturing Jason Merriam Friday morning.

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    Auburn firefighters survey the damage to an SUV that crashed into the building at the corner of Charles Street and Western Promenade in Auburn late Friday afternoon. The occupants fled the scene and according to police reports the driver was apprehended shortly after and they were looking for the other two occupants. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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    Geiger Elementary School second-grader Caleb Maile, back left, turns his hands into pretending binoculars as he and other second graders look at illustrations guest speaker Chris Van Dusen is showing to all the second graders gathered in the library Thursday morning at the Lewiston school. Each year Geiger brings in guest authors from Maine to promote literacy and creativity.

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    Main Street in Lewiston and beyond can be seen from this aerial view of the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston Sunday morning.

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    Vivian Ocharsky, of Auburn, left, spins a spooky tale while having fun with Blunt Man (Glen Carter from Legal Peace) on Lisbon Street in Lewiston Halloween night where the business was giving away free marijuana to legal age adults. "Let's see if we can light him up and smoke him," said Christopher Williams, right, of Lewiston as Cassidy Williams of Lisbon, center, checks out his uniform as the three friends joked around with Carter before heading inside the store. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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    Ethan Longley, 7, of Auburn, center in red, and other children make scary faces at the request of Taryn Friedman "Lightning Lucy" to be chosen to help during an "experiment" she was performing Thursday night at the Auburn Public Library. Mad Science of Maine presented their Spooktacular Science Show for a capacity crowd during one of the library's ongoing presentations. Visit to see a variety of expressions and reactions from the show and for a list of upcoming presentations. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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    Amity Reynolds, of Topsham is reflected in the glasses of her roomate, Leona Monroe, who was dressed up as Cog, a steam punk character as they stroll through the Lewiston Armory Saturday afternoon during the Great Falls Expo

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    Lewiston Middle School 8th grader Jayden Roy works on his Day of the Dead shrine at the school Wednesday afternoon that he was dedicating to his grandfather, Roger Rodrigue, who was in the army. The unique arts program was taking place in the Spanish language classes of LMS teacher Jennifer Goodine. Joined by teaching artist Natasha Mayers, the students created "shrines" to their personal experiences of loss. Using a wide range of materials, much of which Goodine collected from "the dump" depict their sense of loss visually and also in written form, preparing short essays describing who or what they are commemorating. Over 150 students took part in the project, in it's 7th year, and will be on display at Lewiston City Hall and LA Arts on Lisbon Street on Friday October 27th.

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    Patrick Dempsey is reflected in the glasses of Jamie Cole, of Maryland, a "warrior" from the group Challenge to Conquer Cancer, as he meets the group after arriving in Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston Friday afternoon.

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    Shannon Howard, of Greenville South Carolina gets a kiss from Patrick Dempsey in Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston Friday afternoon after he greeted her and other warriors and bike riders from Challenge to Conquer Cancer, who had just arrived after biking or driving 1,300 miles from South Carolina to take part in this weekend's Dempsey Challenge. Little did she know that when she and her husband helped put on a bbq back home with the group forming the ride in 2008 that her husband, who passed away from cancer recently, would come full circle with being helped by the funds they helped raise.

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    Melissa Stevens, of Lewiston, center, is comforted by her daughter, Angelina McHenry, 12, Monday night at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston as they listen to stories surrounding domestic violence. Stevens, a survivor of domestic violence, and several dozen other survivors, officials and supporters gathered at Festival Plaza in Auburn where several speakers addressed the crowd before they all walked over the Longley Memorial Bridge into Lewiston where the vigil, organized by Safe Voices, continued. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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    Monmouth's Danielle Parker, #72 and other teammates race close to the front at the start of Saturday's MVC Championship Cross Country meet in Augusta. Monmouth won the team title.

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