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Biddeford woman killed in car crash

By CBS 13 on Nov. 23, 2014, at 10:02 p.m.
Biddeford police said a 49-year-old woman was killed in a car crash on Brackett Street. Police said it happened at around 5:15 Saturday night. Officials said the circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation. Police are not releasing the victim’s name but said the driver and the …
A West Gardiner teen was lucky to escape alive from this vehicle after he crashed it on High Street in West Gardiner on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, state police said.

West Gardiner teenager flips car, levels utility pole in High Street crash

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 23, 2014, at 8:26 p.m.
A 16-year-old is lucky to be alive, suffering only minor injuries, after his car snapped a utility pole and flipped over several times on High Street early Sunday, state police said. The impact of the crash was so violent that it tore the engine from the …
Fire rips through a large tenement building at 25 Green St. in Biddeford on Sunday evening.

Fire crews battle massive blaze at Biddeford apartment complex

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 23, 2014, at 7:53 p.m.
Fire ripped through a large tenement building at 25 Green St. in Biddeford on Sunday evening. The four-alarm fire was reported just after 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews from multiple neighboring towns were called to fight the blaze. Fire crews remained on the scene battling flames that stretched …
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Roy Jackson (from left), Casey Tucker and Shayne Davis listen to University of New England social work graduate and volunteer Elisa Orme while taking part in the ANEW Approach addiction treatment program at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland.

‘I think it is about real freedom’: Program that helps Maine inmates fight addiction faces funding deadline

By Seth Koenig on Nov. 23, 2014, at 5:58 a.m.
PORTLAND | Mark Lyon can’t remember how many times he has been sent to jail. “I don’t even know,” Lyon, 61, said. “Sometimes they’d catch me opening up bottles in the store and drinking from them to stop the shaking. But every time I’ve come to jail, I’d been …

ANEW Approach to treating addiction in Cumberland County Jail

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 23, 2014, at 5:55 a.m.
Cumberland County Jail prisoners and volunteers from the University of New England take part in the ANEW Approach addiction treatment program in the Cumberland County Jail.
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Is the art of restaurant tipping lost?

on Nov. 23, 2014, at 12:32 a.m.
H., a waitress at a local eatery (to remain unnamed), approached my table. She checked to see if I needed more water, engaged in our usual chatter, then flashed me the check she had picked up from a party of 12. The food charge was well into three figures; the …

Man arrested, charged in hit-and-run accident that left teen with two broken legs

By CBS 13 on Nov. 22, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
LIMINGTON — A Limington man faces charges he hit a teen on the side of the road Friday, breaking both her legs, then drove away. Christopher Stevens, 57, turned himself in to the York County Sheriff’s Department after seeing media coverage Friday night of the accident. He told police that …
Thornton Academy tight end Kevin Barrett kisses the campionship ball after his team beat Windham High School in the Maine Class A Football Championship game in Portland on Saturday. Ronald Breeden (right) waits his turn.

Thornton dominates second-half play in Class A state-title win over Windham

By Kevin C. Mills, Sun Journal on Nov. 22, 2014, at 7:24 p.m.
PORTLAND | It was a Ruff second half Saturday for Thornton Academy — and that wasn’t such a bad thing. It was a rough second half for Windham, also, but that wasn’t to the Eagles’ benefit. The Trojans produced a strong second half and erased an early deficit to …
Oak Hill High School's captain Samson Lacroix hoists the gold ball after beating Maine Central Institute in the Maine Class D football championship game at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Saturday. Oak Hill beat MCI 41-21.

Mace leads Oak Hill to second straight Class D football state title

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 22, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
PORTLAND | Maine Central Institute’s bid for its first state football championship in 40 years fell victim to too many injuries at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday — along with way too much Mace. That’s Alex Mace, to be exact, a senior halfback who scored three touchdowns and amassed 327 …

Police identify victim in Portland homicide

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 22, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
The victim of a Friday night homicide at a Brighton Avenue apartment was a 23-year-old man who did not reside there, police said Saturday. An autopsy conducted on Saturday showed that Richard Lobor of Portland died from a single gunshot wound. Responding officers arrived at the 214 …
FIGHTING THE TIDES (blog)

Reward offered for help finding Portland woman’s killer

on Nov. 22, 2014, at 2:32 p.m.
Following the recent arrest of Cory Girard, the former boyfriend of Darien Richardson- a Portland woman who died from a bullet wound sustained in a 2010 home invasion at her former residence- the Richardson family has revamped efforts to publicize the reward of $10,000 being offered for information leading to …

Police seek information in York County hit-and-run incident

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 22, 2014, at 12:18 p.m.
LIMINGTON | A 16-year-old girl who was hit by a car Friday evening while walking on Route 11 suffered multiple injuries, but police said none are considered life-threatening. The York County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the hit-and-run incident that happened at about 5:30 p.m., near the intersection of the …
THE BOLLARD (blog)

Highlights

on Nov. 22, 2014, at 7:26 a.m.
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Man killed in apparent homicide in Portland

By Abigail Curtis and Seth Koenig on Nov. 22, 2014, at 7:10 a.m.
PORTLAND — Portland Police are investigating an apparent homicide that happened Friday night at an apartment building at 214 Brighton Ave, leaving one man dead. Responding officers arrived at the residence a little after 9 p.m., finding the victim but not a suspect. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said in …
Spice, a kitten found outside a Portland store, has been traced back to an owner in New Mexico. How she made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.

Kitten that went missing from New Mexico found in Portland

By CBS 13 on Nov. 22, 2014, at 6:07 a.m.
WESTBROOK | A New Mexico woman’s missing kitten has been located in Westbrook. Exactly how the kitten made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The 6-month-old kitten is named Spice, and she has quite a story. “Spice arrived to us on Nov. 11 in a very mysterious way,” Jeana …
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Portland police say Friday night death is ‘apparent homicide’

on Nov. 21, 2014, at 11:15 p.m.
Just after 9 p.m. tonight (Friday), Portland police responded to an apartment at 214 Brighton Ave. and found one man dead. Assistant Police Chief Vernon Malloch said in an announcement about 90 minutes later that investigators are considering the incident an “apparent homicide” and that “the perpetrator is not believed …
The Rev. William R. Campbell, Cheverus High School president since 2008, will leave the Portland Catholic school next summer to become a vice president at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Cheverus High School president leaving to take job at Massachusetts college

By Colin Ellis, The Forecaster on Nov. 21, 2014, at 6:09 p.m.
PORTLAND | The president of Cheverus High School is leaving to become vice president for mission at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Rev. William R. Campbell, who has been the Ocean Avenue high school’s president since 2008, announced Thursday, Nov. 20, that he will …
Police tape surrounds the building at 20 Noyes St. in Portland after a Nov. 1 fire.

Portland names Boston fire official to inspections task force in wake of deadly blaze

By Seth Koenig on Nov. 21, 2014, at 6:08 p.m.
Acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian has named 11 people to a task force to review the city’s fire and codes inspection policies, a group that includes a decorated leader with the Boston Fire Department. The review, which will seek to make policy recommendations in time for any …
From the community
Classic Album Sundays presents Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'

Classic Album Sundays Portland presents Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’

By Trevor Geiger on Nov. 21, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-221-3311; dispatchmag.com This month we’ll be getting psychedelic with Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album, ‘The Wall’. The band’s first true concept album, The Wall revolves around a protagonist, …
University of Southern Maine President David Flanagan, left, and U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, talk to USM student Melissa Miller during a Friday morning tour of the school's cyber security lab.

Angus King touts Maine University System’s role in preventing cyber ‘Pearl Harbor’

By Seth Koenig on Nov. 21, 2014, at 2:12 p.m.
PORTLAND | Warning that the “next Pearl Harbor” will be a cyber attack against the nation’s infrastructure, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, on Friday announced that the University of Maine System is the first in the country to receive the NSA’s stamp of approval for its cyber security program. …
 
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