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As Portland celebrates tall ships weekend, there are some who believe tall ships aren't the only things at home in Casco Bay.

Mainers believed there was a sea monster in Casco Bay 200 years ago

By CBS 13 on Aug. 05, 2017, at 9:41 a.m.
As Portland celebrates tall ships weekend, there are some who believe tall ships aren’t the only things at home in Casco Bay.
Anthony Sanborn Jr. listens in a Portland courtroom in April 2017 as the key witness in his 1992 murder trial recants the testimony that helped send him to prison.

Review of Anthony Sanborn murder conviction will move forward

By CBS 13 on Aug. 04, 2017, at 7:40 p.m.
Anthony Sanborn says he was wrongly convicted back in 1992 of killing Jessica Briggs, and he wants the murder conviction thrown out.
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NPR tackles the issue of gentrification in Portland

on Aug. 04, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
Plus, the return of tall ships, baseball star Ryan Flaherty and… winter.
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Students aboard the training ship Oliver Hazard Perry, which is docked in Portland through Sunday. (Alexa Maslowski | CBS 13)

Kids are experiencing life on the open ocean thanks to tall ships in Maine

By CBS 13 on Aug. 04, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
“You get to see them progress and become better and better sailors, take more charge of the vessel.”
Hemi, a pit bull and labrador mix, sits on the lap of owner Chelsye Mason in this undated photo. Hemi's barking alerted Mason and her fiancee that their home was on fire early Tuesday morning, saving the family, but the dog perished in the flames. The family considered him a hero.

Hero dog credited with saving family from fire ‘will be insanely missed’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 03, 2017, at 6:13 p.m.
Chelsye Mason and her fiance awoke Tuesday morning to the bark of Hemi, their pit bull and labrador mix, alerting them to the flames that were devouring their Naples trailer.
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The sad story of a Maine dog who gave everything for his family

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 5:26 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter, why the owner of Sisters Gourmet Deli said her workers were so calm when a man barged in and screamed they were all “going to hell.”
City workers Barry DeDomenico (left) and Kenneth Pringle feed the truck with large recycling containers from a multiunit building in Portland's Old Port on Wednesday. A new city ordinance requires landlords to provide a means of recycling to residents who live in multiunit apartment buildings.

Portland to roll out large recycling carts, but some say they’re too big

By CBS 13 on Aug. 03, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sixteen and 18-gallon curbside bins will be replaced with large 64 gallon carts with wheels and lids.
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Portland deli owner says man screaming hate at workers is ‘normal to them’

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 03, 2017, at 7:35 a.m.
“I’ll tell you right now they remained so calm because that is normal to them, they remained so calm because that’s every single day in Monument Square,” deli owner Michaela McVetty said.
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Does the rift between the mayor and city manager matter?

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 5:22 p.m.
No, seriously. Tell us.
A sample of live MRSA bacteria in a laboratory at the University of Chicago.

Two children at Portland day camp infected with MRSA

By Patty Wight on Aug. 02, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
Two children attending a day camp in Portland have been diagnosed with an antibiotic-resistant skin infection known as MRSA.
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Man screams that Portland deli workers will ‘burn in hell,’ charged with hate crime

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 02, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
“Like all cities, Portland at times struggles with the impact of untreated mental illness throughout our society,” the city stated.
Hemi, the pit bull lab mix

Hero dog dies rescuing family in house fire

By CBS 13 on Aug. 02, 2017, at 10 a.m.
A woman who was inside when the fire started says her dog woke them up.
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‘Yooouuuk’ comes back to Portland

on Aug. 01, 2017, at 11:07 p.m.
Portland Sea Dogs hall-of-famer, and former Boston Red Sox first baseman, Kevin Youkilis returned to Hadlock Field Tuesday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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Facebook deletes 288,000 hate speech posts a month. Why that’s a problem.

on Aug. 01, 2017, at 5:16 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter, the first meeting between Mayor Ethan Strimling and City Manager Jon Jennings has been scheduled after last night’s clearing of the air.
Chance Gallant, center, was killed in an accidental shooting at a sandpit in Baldwin on Sunday.

Man accidentally shot to death in Baldwin was ‘great advocate for guns’

By CBS 13 on Aug. 01, 2017, at 5:14 p.m.
Chance Gallant loved to hunt and fish, but as an EMT he found purpose helping people in need.
The Portland Company complex on Fore Street in Portland.

Furniture company proposes boutique hotel on Portland waterfront

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 01, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.
Furniture company West Elm announced plans Tuesday to build a 150-room boutique hotel as part of the redevelopment of a larger waterfront complex in Portland.
People stream on and off The Pier in Old Orchard Beach, May 26, 2014.

Call police on public poopers, Old Orchard Beach town manager says

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 01, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Dial 911 for poo.
The high-speed ferry known as The Cat sits at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland, June 6, 2016.

Technical problems force Nova Scotia, Portland ferry to cancel trips

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 01, 2017, at 10:06 a.m.
The ferry service did not explain the technical difficulties but urged passengers to call and re-book their trips.
Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling and City Manger Jon Jennings exchange heated comments Monday night during a city council workshop on their clashes over the last year.

Portland City Council to mayor: ‘Get it together’

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 01, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
A lengthy airing of grievances by Portland city leaders ended Monday night without a clear path to resolving the long-simmering tensions between Mayor Ethan Strimling and City Manager Jon Jennings.
The mobile home is a total loss.

Fire destroys Naples home

By CBS 13 on Aug. 01, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
One adult was taken to the hospital.