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OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image. A $45 billion proposal for opioid treatment in the healthcare bill currently being crafted in the Senate would fall far short, health experts say. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Portland considers lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

By Jake Bleiberg on July 24, 2017, at 1:19 p.m.
The city is considering whether to join a growing legal push against the makers of prescription painkillers that have contributed to Maine’s deadly opioid epidemic.
Pedestrians pass by a view of Portland Harbor on Fore Street in Portland, Nov. 3, 2015.

Portland attorney wants to give neighbors veto power over zoning changes

Bangor Daily News on July 24, 2017, at 12:06 p.m.
Developers are worried the plan would slow down Portland’s already often tedious planning process.
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An ‘enemy alien’ from the Middle East created these iconic Maine statues

on July 24, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
The sculptures can be seen in Portland, Harpswell and Washington, D.C.

Portland man arrested after robbing, assaulting cab driver

By CBS 13 on July 22, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
Dominic Deas, 40, of Portland is being held on $35,000 bail at the Cumberland County Jail on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
The Coast Guard are looking for two potentially missing kayakers in Casco Bay Saturday morning.

Coast Guard ends search after kayaks found in Casco Bay

By CBS 13 on July 22, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
Around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard was informed about two unmanned kayaks found in Casco Bay.
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The thing Mainers say they hate most (is what some of you will be doing tonight)

on July 21, 2017, at 4:57 p.m.
Plus, news about a Portland bakery and the development of Saco Island.
Anthony Sanborn Jr. listens in a Portland courtroom in April as the key witness in his 1992 murder trial recants the testimony that helped send him to prison.

Judge delays hearing on contested murder conviction until October

By Jake Bleiberg on July 21, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
Justice Joyce Wheeler ordered Anthony Sanborn’s post-conviction review postponed until Oct. 10.
Susan Briggs holds the last photo ever taken of her stepdaughter, Jessica, during an interview with CBS 13's Jon Chrisos.

Victim’s stepmother says judge should step down in decades-old murder case

By Seth Koenig on July 21, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
A hearing could throw out the 25-year-old murder conviction of Anthony Sanborn Jr., the stepmother of the victim in that case is calling for the judge to step down.
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Kermit the Frog is a ‘bitter, angry, depressed victim’

on July 20, 2017, at 5:29 p.m.
Plus, now you can really name Portland’s new hockey team.
Sebastian Kelley, 30, of Portland has been missing since June 17.

Police divers searching Maine river for ‘clues’ about missing Portland man

By Seth Koenig on July 20, 2017, at 5:07 p.m.
Portland police have described Sebastian Kelley as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and a neck tattoo which reads “Willow Grace.”
Mayor Ethan Strimling speaks to reporters after giving his State of the City address in Portland on Monday night.

Portland mayor wants to require developers to include more low-income housing

By Seth Koenig on July 20, 2017, at 11:11 a.m.
Mayor Ethan Strimling wants to require developers in the city to include more low-income housing in their projects.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

Staff shortages plague ‘dumping ground’ for youth with mental illness

By Jake Bleiberg on July 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Young people with mental illnesses are frequently sent to Long Creek because there is a dearth of secure, mental health treatment facilities in Maine.
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Netflix is moving in on your sweetheart

on July 19, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
Also in your nightly newsletter, Portland took a step toward getting a 68-foot-tall cold storage building for its waterfront.

Man guilty in two Portland shootings gets 10 years for illegal firearm

By Jake Bleiberg on July 19, 2017, at 6:01 p.m.
As part of a deal with federal prosecutors, Moses Okot agreed to the maximum 10-year sentence plus three years of supervised release.
Salim Aymen Salim, 18, was born in Mosul, Iraq, and came to Portland when he was 10. Now a student at Bowdoin College, he's watched as Iraqi forces fought to liberate Mosul from Islamic extremists, but wonders whether the "corrupt" government now in place will actually begin rebuilding anytime soon.

Portland teen from Iraq feared for family’s safety during ISIS occupation of Mosul

By Beth Brogan on July 19, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
Salim Aymen Salim was 10 years old in 2008 when he left Iraq as a refugee.
Gregory Nisbet stands up after he was found not to be guilty of manslaughter. Nisbet is the landlord who owned the Portland building where six young adults died in a fire in 2014.

Portland landlord convicted in deadly fire case appeals to Maine’s highest court

By Jake Bleiberg on July 19, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
There is no date set for Nisbet’s appeal, and it is unlikely to begin for months.
The city of Portland is part of a new national program with the U.S. Forest Service.

If federal agents come knocking, they may just want to count your trees

By CBS 13 on July 19, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
The city of Portland is part of a new national program with the U.S. Forest Service.
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Why ravens should be in charge

on July 18, 2017, at 5:20 p.m.
Also, can you tell the difference between a real photograph and a faked one? Most people can’t.

Hydraulic problem diverts Portland aircraft to Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 18, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
A Delta airplane that took off from Portland heading to Detroit was diverted Tuesday afternoon to Bangor International Airport.
CORINTH, MAINE -- 05/01/2015 -  A Cornith man takes a dose of Suboxone, May 1, 2015. A recent investigation by Portland-based CBS affiliate WGME has found that Suboxone is the top contraband item that officials intercept in Maine jails.

Prescription opioids the top contraband item intercepted at Maine jails, report finds

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.
Authorities say Suboxone strips have been found in between sheets of cardboard and in the folds of envelopes slipped to inmates in Maine jails.