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Portland firm admits illegally importing 48,000 pounds of sea urchins

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A local firm pleaded guilty to importing seafood from a Canadian firm not licensed under Canadian law to export sea urchins, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Mohammad "Humza" Khan

First-generation Muslim student active in the community

By Abukar Adan, MPBN on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Mohammad “Humza” Khan’s life is a list of firsts.
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings

USM tightens ties with Iceland university, announces $500,000 gift for scholarship

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
The scholarship gift comes from the Boyne Foundation, named for the late Dr. Phillip J. Boyne, a Houlton native, dentist and oral surgeon.
BDN PORTLAND

Westbrook leaders call LePage’s tirade ‘insanity’

on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. It’s the last weekend of August. May it be peaceful and devoid of controversy. What we’re talking about Today marked the zenith of outrage in a big week of controversy for Gov. Paul LePage — who this time, targeted state …
THE BOLLARD

Highlights

on Aug. 26, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
Jaw Gems; Advance Base, Hello Shark, Robert Stillman; Quad
BDN PORTLAND

Oil flowed from South Portland again this summer. But it probably won’t last

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Let’s get into it. What we’re talking about The Portland-Montreal Pipe Line broke a five-month dry spell this summer, carrying nearly 3 million barrels of crude oil from storage tanks in South Portland to refineries in Montreal. But oil analysts …
THE BOLLARD

Highlights

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Donny McCaslin
BDN PORTLAND

The mayor’s proposed rental regulations could hit legal roadblocks, experts say

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Some legal experts have concerns about whether a number of the measures would stand a constitutional test and be enforceable.
Drivers in Portland were greeted with a rude message on a construction sign early Wednesday morning.

Drivers greeted with rude message on Portland construction sign

By CBS 13 on Aug. 24, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
Drivers in Portland were greeted with a rude message on a construction sign early Wednesday morning.
BDN PORTLAND

No compromise reached in meeting between Munjoy Hill residents and developer

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
“We did ask [the developer] point blank if removal of the top story, the sixth story, was negotiable, but he didn’t really comment on that.”
THE BOLLARD

Highlights

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 7:30 a.m.
Gary Briechle
BDN PORTLAND

The city picked the artist who will help transform Congress Square

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Who wants news? What we’re talking about A New York City artist has been awarded $75,000 to create an art installation in Congress Square as part of a larger push to improve the public space that Portlanders blocked the city …
Samuel Curtis

Portland police search for 22-year-old man

By CBS 13 on Aug. 23, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
Police say 22-year-old Samuel Curtis was last seen on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

People gather to support Muslims in Westbrook

By CBS 13 on Aug. 23, 2016, at 8:21 a.m.
Dozens gathered in Westbrook to show support for the Arab American community Monday, after multiple notes surfaced calling all Muslims terrorists. The notes were left on cars in the area last week. The city’s mayor and police chief both attended the Unity for a Stronger Community event. …
BDN PORTLAND

The snake skin found in Westbrook was more than 12 feet long

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Specifically, “12 feet, 1 inch [long], and 4 inches in diameter at the widest point,” according to Westbrook police.
BDN PORTLAND

The snake skin found in Westbrook was more than 12 feet long

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Specifically, “12 feet, 1 inch [long], and 4 inches in diameter at the widest point,” according to Westbrook police.

Trio arrested in Portland for armed robbery, assaulting woman

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 22, 2016, at 12:44 p.m.
The trio was arrested about 2:30 a.m. after police officers heard a 24-year-old woman screaming for help near Congress and Franklin streets.
POLL QUESTION
This large snake skin was found Saturday near the Presumpscot River near the carry-in boat launch in the area of Riverbank Park. Westbrook police  caution people who recreate along the Presumpscot River to remain alert, maintain a safe distance from any wildlife, and report any sightings of the snake to the Westbrook Police Department.

Maine city transfixed by ‘Wessie,’ a 10-foot python reportedly on the loose

By Ben Guarino, Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2016, at 9:22 a.m.
Like the opening act of a B-movie creature feature, the sightings of the snake now known as “Wessie” have played out in glimpses.
The loaded gun found near a South Portland playground.

Children find loaded handgun near South Portland playground

By Daniel Lampariello, CBS13 on Aug. 22, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
It was loaded with four bullets, had no safety, and had recently been fired.
A Standish man died and his wife was critically injured when the 2013 Nissan Sentra in which they were traveling entered into the path of a 2012 Jeep Liberty and were struck.

Man dies, wife critically injured in Standish crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 21, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
A Standish man died and his wife was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night on Route 25.
 

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