Four rescued after boat overturns in Casco Bay

By CBS 13 on July 23, 2016, at 6:33 p.m.
Four people boating in Casco Bay were saved Saturday afternoon after their sailboat overturned in stormy weather.
Kelly O’Rourke appeared in court Friday afternoon, facing a new charge of violating his conditional release, accused of stalking his alleged victim to a parking lot in Portland this week to confess his love for her.

Therapist accused of stalking former patient

By CBS 13 on July 23, 2016, at 1:19 p.m.
A therapist accused of sexually assaulting a former patient is back in trouble with the law after police say he contacted the victim while out on bail.

In Portland, South Sudanese pray for peace

on July 22, 2016, at 7:07 p.m.
By Jake Bleiberg, BDN Staff PORTLAND | On July 7, the same day the shooting in his home country re-started, Kwanny Malwal received good news. A cousin in Australia had spoken to someone in South Sudan who said that Malwal’s mother was still alive. It was the first he’d …

Here’s what Portland’s police watchdog group actually does

on July 22, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Man, it’s a hot one. What we’re talking about Jake Bleiberg filed this story today that lays out the role and responsibility of Portland’s Police Citizen Review Subcommittee, which oversees some aspects of the department.   He wrote: “We do …
A sign in front of the Portland Police Department can be seen on Friday in Portland.

Here’s what Portland’s police watchdog group actually does

By Jake Bleiberg on July 22, 2016, at 5:07 p.m.
“We do not have a lot of power as a subcommittee,” said Portland lawyer Kelly McDonald, who chairs the Police Citizen Review Subcommittee.

Portland man facing oxycodone, cocaine trafficking charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 22, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
A local man is facing a pair of drug trafficking charges after cocaine and oxycodone was seized from him by drug agents Thursday.

Here are the biggest takeaways from Wednesday’s roundtable on race relations in Portland

on July 21, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
One hour is barely enough time to scratch the surface on race in the United States, but there were a few valuable insights.
 Johnny Ouch

Man charged in Old Port shooting pleads guilty to assault

By Marissa Bodnar, WGME on July 21, 2016, at 6:22 p.m.
Prosecutors said Johnny Ouch, 21, fired a gun that night in 2015 but he was not the one who killed a Scarborough teen.

Falmouth man gets 5 years for selling heroin that caused a death

By Judy Harrison on July 21, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
In addition to prison time, Adam Norton, 32, was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

5@50: Portland faces in paint, bronze, flesh and feathers

on July 21, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Here’s another five photos made on foot in Portland, with just a 50mm lens, with no crazy cropping and no Photoshop trickery. I call it 5@50. Today, I focused on faces. Everybody’s got one, even under my feet. It’s a series I started in 2014 as a challenge to myself. See more …

York County probate judge suspended 30 days for ethical breach

By Judy Harrison on July 21, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
The court also issued a public censure and reprimand of the part-time, elected judge who also practices law in southern Maine.

Bronx man facing heroin trafficking charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 21, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
A man from The Bronx is facing a heroin charge after drug agents and Portland police arrested him on Thursday, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Liquid Riot’s chicken skin sliders are great, but not the best in America

on July 21, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.
I can name two that are better just in Portland.
Security camera footage of a vandal tearing down a flag in Bridgton last weekend.

One arrested after American flags torn down in Bridgton

By CBS 13 on July 21, 2016, at 7:13 a.m.
Police were able to find one suspect after getting surveillance video from a nearby business.

‘Our intent was not to get arrested’

on July 20, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
A Portland Racial Justice Congress founder said that the 18 arrests during last Friday’s protest forwarded the group’s goal of drawing attention to police violence against people of color nationally.

LIVE: Community leaders discuss race relations in Portland

on July 20, 2016, at 6 p.m.
WGME is hosting a roundtable discussion tonight at 7. Watch it live here.
A surveillance camera image shows a burglary suspect wearing a Donald Trump mask breaking into a store on Wednesday morning in Buxton.

Buxton police search for burglary suspect in Donald Trump mask

By Sean McKenna on July 20, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
Police are searching for a burglary suspect who wore a Donald Trump mask. Low’s Variety in Bar Mills and Main Street Variety, just down the road, were burglarized early Wednesday morning, according to a Buxton Police Department Facebook post. Surveillance camera images show the suspect wearing a …

Three pictures I saw in Portland today while waiting for the phone to ring

on July 20, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
I spent the morning staring at my phone, hoping it would ring, and listening for the ding of my email inbox. Neither happened before lunch. All the while, the beautiful day was slipping away. I slipped the phone into my pocket and let a breezy sunshine draw me out into the …

Commercial Street’s Love Locks fence is coming down

on July 20, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
Only the gate of the fence, locks included, will be preserved.
Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, listens to David Boyer, head of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, and Scott Gagnon of the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, face off in a forum hosted by the Maine Law Federalist Society April 20, 2015, in Portland.

Ethics panel fines Portland legislator $500 after email list complaint

By Michael Shepherd on July 20, 2016, at 12:22 p.m.
A state ethics panel fined an outgoing legislator’s campaign $500 on Wednesday, but effectively cleared her of more serious allegations around a huge email list that she used to raise a massive sum for a failed Maine Senate primary.

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