• Maine January 19, 2023 12:14 pm

    Death Under Investigation in Portland, Maine

    A death investigation was underway Wednesday night in Portland, Maine, according to NBC affiliate News Center Maine. Portland police responded to Fore River Parkway, and said there was not a danger to the public. Northern Light Mercy Hospital took “precautionary measures” at the entrance, security officials told the news outlet, but the hospital had been given the all clear by…

  • Portland December 20, 2022 5:21 pm

    Man Charged in Fourth of July Shooting in Portland

    Months after a night of violence in Portland, Maine, including a shooting and fireworks launched at police officers, there has been an arrest in connection to the incident in Massachusetts. On Monday evening, Portland Police announced that a U.S. Marshal violent crimes task force and local police had taken 46-year-old Hamza Hassan into custody in Medford on charges of...

  • Portland December 6, 2022 11:21 am

    Recent Portland Killings, Violence Have Residents on Edge

    In 2022, Portland, Maine, has had shootings in the city double from 2021, and multiple murders and shootings have occurred in well-trafficked areas at the heart of the city. Last Tuesday, a 26-year-old man whom police identified as a city resident named Tyler Flexon was shot and wounded near the intersection of Sherman Street and Mellen Steet. Investigators say that he…

  • Portland December 5, 2022 5:42 pm

    Recent Portland Killings, Violence Have Residents on Edge

    Two homicides in Portland, Maine and other recent incidents of violent crime have residents concerned.

  • Maine November 15, 2022 11:25 am

    Maine Active Shooter Threats Believed to Be Hoaxes

    Police in Portland confirmed they investigated a call of an active shooter at Portland High School and put the school on lockdown but found that staff reported no shooting.

  • Maine November 15, 2022 1:26 pm

    Active Shooter Threats, Believed to Be Hoaxes, Reported at Maine Schools

    Active shooter threats that are believed to be hoaxes have been reported at schools throughout Maine on Tuesday morning, according to the state Department of Public Safety. “The Department of Public Safety is aware of multiple active shooter threats that have been made at schools throughout the state. Maine State Police have been assisting local law enforcement agencies with these…

  • Massachusetts November 14, 2022 7:31 am

    These New England Cities Are Among the Rattiest in the US

    Rats have been a rising problem in New England cities and some have been named among the most rat-infested cities in the country. Boston; Hartford; Portland, Maine; and Burlington, Vermont, were the cities in New England included in the top 50 for 2022. Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles topped the list. Boston is the rattiest New England city,…

  • missing person November 7, 2022 3:53 pm

    Missing Portland Man May be Experiencing Mental Health Issues, Police Say

    Police in Portland, Maine, are searching for a missing 21-year-old man who may be experiencing mental health issues. Police said 21-year-old Samuel Mugisha was last seen leaving his apartment on Auburn Street around 8 a.m. Friday. He is known to visit his uncle’s house on Kenneth Street in Westbrook, but he has not shown up there. Mugisha is 5-foot-11, 200…

  • Portland October 12, 2022 5:12 pm

    String of Break-ins in Portland, Maine, Under Investigation

    The man who stole a car, a loaded gun and money from homes in Portland, Maine, while people were sleeping early Sunday morning remains at large Wednesday, police said. One of the homes, on Dirigo Street, was entered after 3 a.m. Another, on Brighton Avenue, was broken into roughly an hour later, around 4 a.m. A car taken from the…

  • Maine October 10, 2022 6:35 pm

    Shooting in Portland's Popular Old Port District Under Investigation

    According to investigators, officers on foot heard a gunshot around 1 a.m. near Fore and Moulton streets as bars in the area were closing up and people were exiting businesses onto sidewalks.

  • Portland October 10, 2022 6:36 pm

    ‘Shocking' Shooting in Portland's Popular Old Port District Under Investigation

    Police in Portland, Maine are looking to speak with anyone who has information about a shooting in the city’s busy Old Port early Saturday morning. According to investigators, officers on foot heard a gunshot around 1 a.m. near Fore and Moulton streets as bars in the area were closing up and people were exiting businesses onto sidewalks. The officers...

  • Portland October 4, 2022 6:24 pm

    Where Should Food Trucks Park in Portland? The City Wants the Public to Weigh In

    The Maine city’s food truck pilot program has led to debate over the best place for the trucks to safely park where they can still do good business.

  • food trucks October 5, 2022 11:55 am

    Where Should Food Trucks Park in Portland? The City Wants the Public to Weigh In

    According to city officials in Portland, Maine, at least 1,000 people have already responded to a survey about where to put food trucks in a public park there. For months, the issue over where the trucks can and should be parked has been at a steady boil after a lottery to select trucks in a pilot program led to protests,…

  • Saco September 30, 2022 10:51 am

    Maine Woman Found Safe Following Silver Alert

    Authorities in Maine say a woman was safety found issued after a Silver Alert was issued for her. The Saco Police Department issued a Silver Alert for Deborah Davidson-Stewart of Saco, the Maine Department of Public Safety said early Friday morning in a news release. The woman posted on Facebook that she was in the Portland area, police said, possibly…

  • restaurants September 20, 2022 6:30 pm

    4 of the Best Restaurants Nationwide Are in New England, New York Times Says

    In The New York Times’ annual ranking of 50 best restaurants in the country, two Massachusetts spots are featured as among the greatest nationwide. Neptune Oyster in Boston and Dear Annie in Cambridge have both secured a ranking in this year’s list, alongside two other restaurants in New England. “Dishes like cuttle-ink risotto with generous chunks of lobster and Nantucket…

  • Portland September 12, 2022 7:05 pm

    Two Seriously Injured in Shooting in Portland, Maine's Old Port

    Two people were seriously hurt early Monday morning in a shooting in the Old Port area of Portland, Maine, according to police. Two Portland officers were patrolling when they heard gunshots ring out around 1 a.m. The officers found a man on Wharf Street, near Union Street, who had been shot multiple times, a news release from the police department…

  • Maine September 8, 2022 6:24 pm

    The Future of Food Trucks in Portland is Still Unclear

    In some ways, it started as a kind of food truck fiasco.  Months later, it continues to be a divisive topic. Portland, Maine has now seen its first peak summer season with a food truck pilot program come and go. After a proposed lottery system, a plan for a food truck park with permanent trash receptacles and electrical outlets...

  • Maine September 7, 2022 5:01 pm

    Bullet Pierces Through Wall of Child's Bedroom in Portland

    A man is under arrest after a shooting that left a 20-year-old woman injured and sent a bullet through the wall of a child’s bedroom in Portland, Maine. In a news release sent to media on Wednesday, police said 22-year-old Abdihamit Ali, a Portland man, was brought into custody in connection with the shooting which took place around 3...

  • Maine August 18, 2022 6:30 pm

    Possible Hate Crime Near Portland Mosque Under Investigation

    Police are investigating possible hate crimes against a Maine mosque.

  • hate crimes August 18, 2022 7:38 pm

    Possible Hate Crimes Under Investigation Near Mosque in Portland, Maine

    Police in Portland, Maine, say they’re investigating possible hate crimes at and around a mosque in the city. The incidents include a video of a burning Quran sent to a member of the mosque and a message left on “pavement” near the home of a Muslim family living a short distance away, according to a spokesperson for the Portland...

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