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Thankful he’s still alive, a survivor of the Lewiston shooting has changed. But he’s also still relentlessly positive on the inside.

Ben Dyer, who was seriously wounded in last month's rampage, is learning to do things differently. And he believes “something good” will grow from this tragedy.


A demolition. A garden. An umpire’s mask. How one city moved forward after a mass shooting.

Every place shattered by a mass shooting has to decide what to remember, and what to leave behind. In this way, Lewiston, Maine, might look to Thousand Oaks, Calif., which is marking five years since its community was irrevocably changed.


In the aftermath of Lewiston mass shooting, Maine grapples with gun laws

History shows that legislative responses to mass shootings yield mixed results, with some states passing sweeping reforms and others taking little action at all.

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Panel investigating response to Lewiston mass shootings holds first meeting, calls probe ‘a daunting task’

An independent commission investigating the Oct. 25 mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, held its first meeting Monday, kicking off a probe that will seek answers about the police response before, during, and after the rampage that left 18 dead.


Maine commission to launch investigation into failure to stop Lewiston gunman

An independent commission probing the shootings that killed 18 in Lewiston, Maine is set to meet for the first time.


Joe Walker, manager of Lewiston bar, left ‘legacy of heroism’ behind him

Joseph Walker, who died confronting the Maine gunman inside Schemengees Bar & Grille, was “a man that would do just about anything for anyone,” friends said at his funeral Friday.


He was critically injured in the Maine shootings. Now recovering, a father recounts his story of survival.

After 2.5 weeks and four surgeries, Ben Dyer was discharged from the hospital. Now recovering at home, he said that while the tragedy in many ways has broken his life in two, it has not broken him.

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Lewiston, Maine, mass shooting survivor, 16, released from Mass. hospital

A 16-year-old survivor of last month’s mass shooting tragedy in Lewiston, Maine that killed 18 people has been released from the hospital and faces “a long road of follow-up care” with another surgery scheduled for Nov. 27, his family said Wednesday.