South Portland Sees a Dozen Car Thefts, Some Still Missing
Imagine warming up your car in the driveway on a cold day, only to return and find it had disappeared. Over the past several weeks, at least a dozen people in South Portland, Maine have had that happen to them or have ended up in a similar situation. According to South Portland Police, at least three vehicles had not been…
Meet Deca Dhalac, New Mayor of South Portland, Maine
South Portland has its first Muslim mayor, also believed to be the first Somali mayor in the U.S.
‘I'm Humbled': Former Somali Refugee Becomes South Portland's 1st Muslim Mayor
In a historic first for South Portland, Maine, and likely the United States, City Councilor Deqa Dhalac has become the city’s mayor. Dhalac is believed to be the first Somali-American mayor of a U.S. city, as well as South Portland’s first Muslim mayor. The position is chosen by city council vote, and Dhalac was elected unanimously to the position...
Detainees Go on Rampage in Maine's Juvenile Detention Center
Detainees broke windows and tore apart classrooms, offices and living spaces at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, prompting a call for help from local police, officials said Monday. It was bad enough that the South Portland Police Department officers were called to assist Sunday evening. Officers took up positions outside the facility for six hours from Sunday evening to…