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Classical station WBACH abruptly pulled from airwaves

By Alex Acquisto on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
The classical radio station WBACH stopped broadcasting over the weekend.
Chance David Baker

Friends remember Portland man shot by police officer in Union Station Plaza

By CBS 13 on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:11 a.m.
The friends of Chance David Baker, 22, said it was “really difficult to see someone so promising end so tragically.”
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The famous Mainer who was the last man to die of Civil War wounds

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
The bullet mangled his guts beyond repair — but it took 50 agonizing years before he finally succumbed to his injuries.

Teen crashes car into Scarborough storefront

By CBS 13 on Feb. 19, 2017, at 8:34 a.m.
A teenager hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, sending the care through the front of Lois’ Natural Marketplace.

Portland police officer who shot man outside Subway has used deadly force before

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff on Feb. 19, 2017, at 7:22 a.m.
Chance David Baker, 22, was shot on the sidewalk outside a Subway sandwich shop on St. John Street, according to the Portland Police Department.

Portland police shoot man at Union Station Plaza

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Portland police shot a man who reportedly was wielding a BB gun.
A car crashed through a storefront in Scarborough after a teen driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Saturday morning.

Teen crashes into Scarborough storefront

By CBS 13 on Feb. 18, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
A car crashed through a storefront in Scarborough after a teen driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Saturday morning.

No charges expected in fatal snowmobile crash in Buxton

By CBS 13 on Feb. 18, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
A local woman was killed on her snowmobile in Buxton after she was struck by a car.
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Safi Paulo (center) is surrounded by her children shortly after returning home from work, checking Facebook on her smartphone while chatting with her sister-in-law Yalla Kaluta (not shown) and relaxing in the kitchen in the family's home in Thomaston.

When these refugees shared their loneliness, Maine overwhelmed them with kindness

By Rosie Hughes on Feb. 18, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
More than 75 people said they would help the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine, offering everything from land to farm, to rowing lessons, to help with babysitting.
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It’s Friday. Here’s a happy story.

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
The guy who hates the Environmental Protection Agency maybe more than anyone is now running it; a happy story; and a political scorecard says the City Council isn’t as progressive as you might think.

One killed in Buxton crash involving snowmobile

By CBS 13 on Feb. 17, 2017, at 5:43 p.m.
Dispatchers said Rankin Road is closed at this time.

CMP continues to chip away at southern Maine power outages

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 17, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
About 3,700 Mainers in the southern part of the state were still without power Friday morning.
Protesters gather at the University of Southern Maine's Portland campus before a talk on immigration by Rep. Lawrence Lockman.

Right-wing lawmaker’s hard line on immigration met by protesters at USM

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
Lockman’s supporters and detractors intermittently booed and baited each other throughout the hour-long event.
There is a boil water notice for many residents of Portland after a water main break Thursday night on Preble Street. This is a Portland Public Works map indicating who should boil their water.

Boil-water order issued following water main break in Portland

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:08 a.m.
Fast-moving water could be seen flowing down Preble Street after a water main broke Thursday night, and Portland Public Works is asking many residents on Munjoy Hill to boil their water as a precaution.
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Casco Bay High School English teacher Ekhlas Ahmed appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday at the invitation of host, Ellen DeGeneres. During her appearance on national television, Ahmed spoke about how the show helped her learn English when she came to America as an teenager with her family, refugees from the war in Darfur, Sudan.

Maine teacher appears on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ says show helped her learn English

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9 p.m.
Ellen DeGeneres presented Ekhlas Ahmed with a $22,000 check from Shutterfly, a web-based image publishing service, to pay off her student loans.
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Norwegian tourist who threatened to kill Portland police officers gets 15 months

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:49 p.m.
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on Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
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Taco Trio reopens; it’s time to get out of the house

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
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Man indicted on manslaughter charge connected to Windham hit-and-run death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 5:57 p.m.
Refugees take an oath of allegiance at City Hall in Portland as they become naturalized U.S. citizens.

On the day of a controversial talk on immigration, here are some facts on what it means for Maine

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 16, 2017, at 3 p.m.
In the interest of having an informed debate, here are some facts about immigration in Maine and America.