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Portland Public Schools’ Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Feb. 27 – March 10

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.

“Randy Fein: Forty years in Maine of finding her way with clay “

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
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‘My transgender daughter’s civil rights aren’t up for debate’

on Feb. 23, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Portland city councilors discuss a plan to buy a small number of police body cameras before the department fully adopts them in the 2019 fiscal year.

Body camera debate brings out tensions in Portland City Hall

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 23, 2017, at 1:14 p.m.
“To be honest with you, it’s not [Mayor Ethan Strimling’s] responsibility,” City Manager Jon Jennings said. “Wherever the funds come from it is not his concern.”
Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck answers questions three days after a local police officers fatally shot a 22-year-old man.

Protesters disrupt ceremony honoring Portland police chief

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 23, 2017, at 10:34 a.m.
About a dozen protesters disrupted a City Hall ceremony honoring police Chief Michael Sauschuck.
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Council says there’s a plan to roll out some body cameras early

on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:50 p.m.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills.

Feds, state sue Maine firm over alleged false advertising for health supplements

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 22, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
The lawsuit claims a South Portland-based supplement company and others used false advertising to sell health supplements that promised joint pain relief and memory improvements.
A crash on Interstate 295 in Falmouth caused traffic to back up in both directions, Aug. 29, 2013.

State to reduce speed limit on crash-prone stretch of Interstate 295

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
A nearly 30 percent increase in crashes along a stretch Interstate 295 has prompted the state to permanently reduce the speed limit between Topsham and Falmouth beginning next month.
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Police chief slams body cam advocates for ‘politicizing’ shooting

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck answers questions three days after a local police officers fatally shot a 22-year-old man.

Portland police chief ‘disgusted’ by calls to speed up body cam program after shooting

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 21, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
“I am disgusted by any use of a tragedy to further some kind of political agenda around body cameras.”
Police ask witnesses questions after an officer-involved shooting at Leadbetter's at 1105 Hammond St. in Bangor on Dec. 1, 2015.

How Maine police shootings are investigated

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 21, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.
In the past two weeks police have shot dead three people in two separate cases, and four officers have been taken off active duty.

Man accused of beating girlfriend in Frankfort arrested at Portland bus terminal

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 20, 2017, at 7:40 p.m.
A man accused of assaulting and terrorizing his live-in girlfriend in Frankfort on Saturday was arrested Sunday.
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Police could get body cameras by 2019, but activists want them earlier

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 6:50 p.m.
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A sign in front of the Portland Police Department can be seen on Friday in Portland.

Portland plans to buy police body cameras by 2019, but activists want them earlier

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 20, 2017, at 2:41 p.m.
Some local activists and officials are pushing the city to move up its plan for body cameras after a local man was shot dead by police last weekend.

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.