Decoding beer can’s secret message after El Faro mystery at sea


Laurie Bobillot believes in signs. Bobillot’s 34-year-old daughter Danielle Randolph, a 2004 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, was on the El Faro last week when the 790-foot cargo ship lost power and started taking on water in Hurricane Joaquin.   El Faro is believed to be about three miles under water after being slammed by […]

Flood damage: What’s covered; what’s not?

Now that the heavy rain is over, the focus turns to drying out and cleaning up. The CBS 13 On Your Side helpline has been getting questions about flood damage caused by Wednesday’s storm. From flooded basements and cars to leaky roofs and windows, people are asking us – “what’s covered and what’s not?” Unfortunately, […]

The 1 reason why your phone is taking blurry pictures

So maybe those blurry pictures from your summer vacation or trip to the Old Port this weekend aren’t because of “user error” after all. Apple now says the iSight camera in a crop of its iPhone 6 Plus devices “has a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry,” according the company’s website. […]

Your Top 10 Consumer Complaints

Cars, construction, and credit issues are topping this year’s list of top consumer complaints. The survey by by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) of 37 agencies and 281,639 complaints across the country also revealed that identity theft is topping the list of fastest-growing complaints. “Considering the epidemic […]

Who’s most likely to need a rescue at Acadia National Park and on what day?

Five years of records from the National Park Service show there are an average of 3,083 search and rescue operations every year at America’s 59 national parks, costing an average of $4,789,596 a year. That means each one costs an average of $1,554. There were 30 search and rescue incidents at Maine’s Acadia National Park […]

Why LePage veto of ID theft protection bill could cost you

Consumer and financial advocates aren’t happy with Governor Paul LePage. LePage has vetoed a bill that could have helped protect Mainers from identity theft resulting from recent data breaches. LD 382 proposed eliminating the current fees to place a security freeze on your credit report. A security freeze locks access to your credit file so […]