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Portland men arrested in Walmart lot had fentanyl, weapon, counterfeit money, police say | Journal Tribune

From left, Adrian Candelaria, Jeffrey Devon Silvia and Ibekendu Ellenton-Ogugua Mokeme Photos courtesy of Scarborough Police Department

JOURNAL TRIBUNE - 2018-07-20 05:38:12

Jury finds man guilty in Christmas Day murder trial

The crime took place in Manchester, but the trial was in Portland. Part of the reason for the change of venue was publicity surrounding Marble's nickname, "D Money." Republican Gov. Paul LePage referred to "D Money" in highly publicized remarks condemning out-of-state drug dealers.

WMTW - 2018-07-19 15:25:00

Mystery Sea Creature Washes Up on Maine Beach

News Center MaineThis mystery sea creature washed up on Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine.A mystery sea creature believed to be some type of a shark washed ashore at a Maine beach on Thursday morning.News Center Maine reportsthat the badly decomposed animal was found at Higgins Beach in Scarboroug

NBCBOSTON.COM - 2018-07-19 16:30:09

Bob’s Clam Hut in Portland opens today

Michael Landgarten, owner of Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery, is opening a version of the popular restaurant in Portland.Staff photo by Jill Brady

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-07-19 16:08:27

Third-grader persuades Portland to ban plastic straws in City Hall cafe

The move comes the day after a persuasive third-grader from Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Phoebe MacDonald, spoke to the City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee Wednesday night and urged the city to make the transition. MacDonald passed out aluminum straws to the councilors and th

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-07-19 18:41:19

Maine's only cooperage grows by the barrel in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND — Ed Lutjens found himself in the middle of an immense learning curve when, as a woodworker with no experience as a cooper, he was asked to make barrels for a Portland distiller when the business was running short.

THEFORECASTER.NET - 2018-07-20 04:00:00

Letter to the editor: Parking garages are bad for waterfront, traffic, Portland residents

For decades, Portland’s residents have successfully fought off proposals to clutter the waterfront with parking garages – but given the pro-developer zeal currently pervading City Hall, the waterfront may be about to be thrown under the bus.

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-07-20 08:00:00

Shark carcass washes up on Higgins Beach

Scarborough workers haul off the rotting animal body for burial.A rotting shark carcass showed up on Higgins Beach on Thursday. Photo by Amy CesarSome Scarborough beachgoers had a gross start to their beach day Thursday when they found a rotting shark carcass on the sand.Experts from Marine Mammals

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-07-19 16:13:15

South Portland Police Beat: July 20

7/6 at 1:50 a.m.Dubon Jose Ramos, 23, of Portland, was arrested on Casco Bay Bridge by Officer Kaitlyn Thurlow on a charge of operating under the influence.

THEFORECASTER.NET - 2018-07-19 04:00:00

Armed 'dine and dash' foiled at South Portland restaurant

Bryan Frank, 39, of Portland, was arrested and charged with robbery, assault, criminal threatening and misuse of a public benefits instrument. Michelle Choate, 23, of Pittson, was arrested for robbery, aggravated assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, and refusing to submit to arrest


Falmouth Police Beat: July 19

7/8 at 1:52 a.m.Daniel J. Guidi, 25, of Hedgerow Drive, Cumberland, was arrested on Gray Road by Officer Colin Gordan on a charge of operating under the influence.


Portland chosen for self-driving shuttle bus pilot program

"When we start thinking how we are going to deal with the influx of WEX coming into downtown or other companies coming into the downtown, we got to look at a better transportation management plan, so you don't have Commercial Street clogged all the time,” Jennings said.


Residents concerned about Portland homeless shelter proposal

PORTLAND, Maine —Residents of a neighborhood where Portland wants to create a new homeless shelter want to know how the city went about the selection process.City officials surprised its residents in late June when they announced plans for plans for the $10 million, 200-bed center on city-owned land


Mainers rally against President Trump in Portland

There are many people in Maine, and across the country, that are alarmed at the Trump administration’s lack of concern regarding Russia's meddling into the 2016 election.

WGME - 2018-07-18 18:53:18

A Few Days in Portland, Maine | Kelsee B. Hankins

If you haven’t caught on to my summer schedule yet, I’m working in Maine for the summer. Luckily, my schedule has a fair amount of time where I get to explore the surrounding areas and I’m so excited to share some of my discoveries with you. I’m actually working about one hour from the city of Portl

KELSEEBHANKINS.COM - 2018-07-18 18:08:15

Increasing projections of sea level rise lead Maine's coastal communities to get prepared

With nearly every new study, the projections of sea level rise from climate change become more dire. Though exact projections vary widely, scientists studying the issue agree that unchecked greenhouse gas emissions will continue to raise ocean levels.

WMTW - 2018-07-18 22:24:00

Pair threaten restaurant staff with hatchet, razor, police say

Police said three people tried to walk out on a $40 tab and when restaurant employees confronted them, Bryan Frank, 39, of Portland, pulled out a hatchet and threatened them.


Authorities investigating Windham business in counterfeiting scheme

Early attempts to print bills began with consumer-level printers that produced a single bill on a sheet of cotton paper purchased at a local Staples, the affidavit says. More recently, witnesses described seeing sheets of bills produced at one time using a printing press.


Private donations will fund Portland’s jobs program for the homeless

The citylaunched the Portland Opportunity Crewlast year to reduce panhandling on city streets, which has generated complaints from businesses, residents and visitors alike. Modeled after a similar approach in Albuquerque, the seasonal program offers employment to panhandlers and people staying at th


Portland-based Professional Disability Associates acquired by Massachusetts benefits group

Professional Disability Associates, a Portland disability services company, has been sold to the subsidiary of a Florida-based insurance company.