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Abdi Ali, 28, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in a Portland courthouse following his arraignment for a drunk driving charge.

Maine attorneys to ICE: Stop courthouse arrests

By Judy Harrison on April 10, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
“No one should be afraid to seek justice because of his or her immigration status.”
United States Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz speaks to members of Maine's Somali immigrant community at the Portland Public Library.

New Mainers fear for family abroad as famine grips African countries

By Jake Bleiberg on April 10, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
“Much of Somalia is one step before famine, or two steps before famine,” said Schwartz. “It’s very severe.”

Brave Yankee Boys

By Troy R. Bennett on April 10, 2017, at 6:47 a.m.
William Brown's pension application lists his nickname and his job in the Navy: powder monkey.

Powder Monkey

By Troy R. Bennett on April 10, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
Larry Glatz (left) and Herb Adams unwrap William Brown's gravestone for the first time. It was 160 years in coming.

A disabled child soldier from Maine finally gets his due

on April 10, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
William “Billy” Brown was a child soldier who went to sea in 1798. Maimed in battle in a now-forgotten war, Brown was then cast aside by his country.
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Community gardens in Portland are growing. This year locals deemed low income are getting preference on the waiting list.

Portland has a new strategy for feeding low-income residents

By Kathleen Pierce on April 10, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
In an effort to put a dent in the region’s burgeoning food insecurity problem, the organization that manages Portland’s community gardens started giving preference to low-income Portlanders.
PORTLAND, MAINE -- 03/29/17 -- Larry Glatz (left) and Herb Adams unwrap William Brown's gravestone for the first time. It was 160 years in coming. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

William Brown’s headstone arrives

By Troy R. Bennett on April 10, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.

One treated for gas poisoning in Scarborough gym leak

By CBS 13 on April 09, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
Four people were evaluated on scene by EMS. One person was transported to Maine Medical Center for further treatment.
Taylor Schildroth

Moss, McDevitt top 62nd BDN All-Maine Schoolboy Basketball Team

By Ernie Clark on April 08, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Moss and McDevitt are joined on the BDN All-Maine first team by Jack Casale of Cheverus of Portland, Taylor Schildroth of George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill and Ruay Bol of South Portland.
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The seafood-flavored gelato shop mystery has been solved

on April 07, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.

Five students diagnosed with whooping cough at Yarmouth schools

By CBS 13 on April 07, 2017, at 1:20 p.m.
Whooping cough is spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing.
Portland police Chief Michael Sauschuck

Portland secures funding for body camera pilot program

By Jake Bleiberg on April 07, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.
The city has secured grant funding for a police body camera pilot program, though it remains unclear when officers might start wearing the devices.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
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ICE seizes Somali man at courthouse

on April 06, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Meteorologist Tom Johnston was reported missing on Monday.

Maine TV meteorologist found dead

By CBS 13 on April 06, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Local Meteorologist Tom Johnston, who works at WCSH TV, the NBC station in Portland, was reported missing Monday.
The house where a demolition crew found old explosives Thursday.

Explosives found in old Westbrook home

By CBS 13 on April 06, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
A demolition crew cleaning an old Westbrook home found old explosives inside Thursday.
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.
Abdi Ali, 28, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in a Portland courthouse following his arraignment for a drunken driving charge.

Immigration agents seize Somali man in Portland courthouse

By Jake Bleiberg on April 06, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.
ICE agents grabbed him, pushed him against the wall and handcuffed him before walking him out of the court, said lawyer Tina Heather Nadeau.
Portland City Councilor Jill Duson.

Portland city councilor battling credit union to keep her house

By Jake Bleiberg on April 06, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
Duson apparently failed to list a second mortgage in her initial court filings.
The Raymond fire chief says people saw the dog, named Theo, go out on the ice and fall in along Jordan Bay.

Dog rescued after falling through ice on Sebago Lake

By CBS 13 on April 05, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.
The Raymond fire chief said people saw the dog, named Theo, go out on the ice and fall in along Jordan Bay around 10 a.m.