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Dempsey Center offers Family Game Night

LEWISTON – The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers titled Nourish Your Soul.
 
The workshop, part of the ongoing Growing through Cancer series, is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 8 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at 12 High St., Lewiston, conference room A.
 
Presenter Marcy Covey will introduce a combination of physical and attitudinal approaches that can assist those who are feeling depleted or stuck in life.
 
Pre-registration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org.

Officials release names in Lewiston homicide

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine State Police say they have tentatively identified the two men involved in an altercation early Saturday morning.

Though official conformation is being withheld until the results of the autopsy are made public, police have identified the victims as 29 year old Alfred Kelly and 32 year old Bobby Evans, both residents of the Lewiston area.

Police say at 1:39am Saturday, they received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding an incident at 176.5 Blake Street.  When officers arrived, they found one victim lying in the street, and another inside a nearby apartment complex, already dead.  Police say both had suffered stabbing injuries.

Investigators say both men knew each other, and stabbed each other during a fight behind the complex.

The Maine State Police are assisting with the investigation.

Commission endorses nominating Bates Mill for national register

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Thursday afternoon, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission voted to endorse portions of the Bates Mill in Lewiston to the National Register of Historic Places.

The mill is credited for helping turn Lewiston from a small farming community into one of New England's largest industrial centers.

Cancer survivor wins Spirit of Life award

LEWISTON, Maine  (NEWS CENTER) -- This week, at the Cure Breast Cancer for Me luncheon put on by the Maine Cancer Foundation, Carlene Sperry received the Meredith Strang Burgess Spirit of Life Award.  

That she would win does not come as a surprise to anyone who knows her.  Carlene is a 7 year breast cancer survivor, who made a promise to God when she was diagnosed: If she lived, she would make a difference.   That she has.

Carlene founded a breast cancer support group called Pretty in Pink, or PIPS for short.  that groups have become an activist group, raising money for cancer causes through calenders, cookbooks and walks.

She designs and sells cancer related jewelry through Republic Jewelry in Lewiston, with the proceeds going to support cancer patients.

Bed bugs expected in more schools

SABATTUS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For a second day the Sabattus Elementary School was closed as a pest management company worked to kill bed bugs found in two classrooms.

The problem was discovered when students developed bite marks.

Atlantic Pest Solutions searched the building using dogs and found two classrooms were infested.

Wednesday the company used extreme heat to kill the bugs.  They also searched the busses and found that two had an infestation as well.

Auburn Police searching for Rite Aid robber

AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police in Auburn are looking for the man who held up the Rite Aid pharmacy Tuesday.

It happened at 7:25pm at the store on Union Street.

Police say a man walked into the store, approached the counter and gave the clerk a note demanding money. He then allegedly showed the clerk a handgun tucked into the waistband of his pants. The man got away with a small amount of cash.

Investigators say the suspect is a white male, about 5'8" tall weighing about 170 lbs. He was wearing a white shirt, tan baseball cap and blue jeans.

Auburn Police ask if you have any information about the suspect, call Detective Barry Schmieks at (207) 333-6651.

Contract awarded for Maine VA outpatient clinic

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a contract for construction of a new VA community-based outpatient clinic in Lewiston.

Congressman Mike Michaud said CD Smith Construction Services will begin construction next spring on the clinic, near the Lewiston exit of the Maine Turnpike.

The clinic is designed to serve veterans closer to home.

CD Smith Construction, which is based in Wisconsin, is working on another VA outpatient clinic in Bangor.