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The fate of a $60 million school bond could come down to one vote

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:44 p.m.
Tonight: A bomb threat briefly closed down a Portland Jewish community center; Obama pardoned a southern Maine woman; and we try to predict how a contentious political issue will play out.
President Barack Obama holds his final press conference on Wednesday at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Obama pardons Maine woman for 1996 drug crime

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
A Windham woman convicted more than 20 years ago of a federal drug crime was one of 64 people pardoned Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
The Jewish Center on Ashmont Street in Portland, which also houses a preschool, was evacuated Wednesday morning after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. Roughly 40 students, ages three to five, and 18 staff members left the building for over an hour while police searched the building with a bomb-sniffing dog.

Portland Jewish community center evacuated after bomb threat

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 18, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
A Jewish preschool and community center in Portland was evacuated Wednesday morning after receiving an anonymous bomb threat.
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Here’s some pictures in the snow

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
Eddie Walsh of Portland’s Parks and Recreation Department clears the white stiff from City Hall Plaza on Wednesday. Walsh said laughingly that he was, “One of the city’s finest snow fighters.”
Halfway Rock Light Station, off the tip of Bailey Island in Harpswell.

Coast Guard to install more radio activation switches at Maine lighthouses

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 18, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
The move is designed to reduce negative effects of continuous foghorns on area wildlife and residents.

Body recovered in Cape Elizabeth

By CBS 13 on Jan. 18, 2017, at 8:57 a.m.
Firefighters said they helped with the recovery of a body Tuesday night at the end of Sea View Avenue
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A high school band has driven two Portland politicians to socialism

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
A high school band’s performance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has struck the wrong chord with some on Maine’s far left.
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A high school band leader has driven two Portland politicians to socialism

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
A high school band’s performance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has struck the wrong chord with some on Maine’s far left.
Organizers for Maine March, the local effort to get people to the Women's March on Washington, are from left Sarah Gaba, Cara Paulak, Genevieve Morgan and Sally Struever with son Jasper Eiermann. These women are headed to D.C., but there also will be two marches in Maine taking place the same day as the Women's March on Washington.

Sister marches planned for Augusta, Portland could attract thousands

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 17, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
“The idea is to be in complete solidarity with other marches around the country,” said Kathryn Yates, 66, of Portland.
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Deidre McClure leads the Portland Street Choir in song last week in Portland. The a cappella ensemble is a politically active offshoot of The Phoenix Chorale.

A group of Portland singers organized a street choir to perform at protests

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 17, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.
“Most people love to sing, and many people want to find a voice for change right now.”
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Why some food trucks move indoors

on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
When food trucks decide to go bricks-and-mortar; fishermen and scientists may team up to count cod; and what really goes on in a Maine smelt shack.

4-year-old boy dies after Windham crash

By CBS 13 on Jan. 16, 2017, at 7:26 a.m.
Four-year-old Gavin Brackley reportedly died over the weekend at Maine Medical Center.
Jay Turnure, a contract field biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prepares to measure and examine a cod that will be sold at the Portland Fish Exchange.

Maine fishermen say there’s plenty of cod. Scientists might give them the chance to prove it.

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
Seeking to end a long-running disagreement about exactly how many cod are left in the Gulf of Maine, federal scientists plan to outfit commercial fishermen with equipment used to establish ground fish quotas.
A crash involving a tanker truck hauling milk and a passenger vehicle on Interstate 295 has claimed one life and injured one other motorist.

Milk truck crash on I-295 kills driver, spills 100s of gallons

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:46 p.m.
Richard A. Clark, 70, of Canaan died Saturday after his tank truck carrying milk crashed on I-295.
A crash involving a tanker truck hauling milk and a passenger vehicle on Interstate 295 has claimed one life and injured one other motorist.

One person dies, one injured in crash on I-295 in Freeport

By Kaylie Reese on Jan. 14, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
A crash involving a tanker truck hauling milk and a passenger vehicle on Interstate 295 has claimed one life and injured one other motorist.

New Gloucester man, 65, dies in Windham crash

By CBS 13 on Jan. 14, 2017, at 8:24 a.m.
One person is dead and two children are in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash Friday night in Windham.
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Why you should attend Maine Maritime Academy

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 6 a.m.
MMA is the best option for those looking to make significant money, enjoy a lot of vacation time, and earn their living on the oceans of the world. Here are five reasons you, or your child, should head to this small school in Castine, Maine.
The lobster boat Miss Mae & Son sank off the coast of York on Friday.

Coast Guard rescues two lobstermen from sinking boat in York

By CBS 13 on Jan. 13, 2017, at 8:51 p.m.
When the Coast Guard arrived, they said the lobster boat, Miss Mae & Son, was fully under the water.

Portland police looking for man who attacked woman on Brackett Street

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 1:47 p.m.
Anyone with information about the Brackett Street attack is asked to contact the Portland Police Department at 207-874-8575.
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Maine College of Art professor makes app for Cherokee

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.