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Rhian Wilkinson named coach of the Portland Thorns

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Canadian national team player and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Rhian Wilkinson has been named coach of the Portland Thorns. Wilkinson, 39, replaces Mark Parsons, who stepped down at the end of the National Women's Soccer League season...

Loon counters find more adults but loss of chicks in Maine

Nov. 29, 2021 13:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's population of loons appears to be continuing to grow, but bird counters in the state said they also noticed a steep drop in the number of loon chicks. Common loons are beloved by wildlife watchers, and Maine is home to the largest...

LeBron has 33 points, Lakers beat Pistons in calm rematch

Nov. 29, 2021 01:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart had no Round 2 in the Lakers' rematch with the Pistons. James was too busy making sure Los Angeles got the same decision he wasn't around to see last week in Detroit. James had 33 points, nine...

10 Maine communities working together to prevent flooding

Nov. 27, 2021 10:21 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ten Maine coastal communities on Casco Bay are banding together in hopes of being able to help prevent future flooding. Over the next two years, the Casco Bay communities will invest a half million dollars on projects that could include restoring...

Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

Nov. 27, 2021 09:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers. ...

Former Portland police chief Charles Moose dies at 68

Nov. 26, 2021 17:20 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Charles Moose, who was Portland’s first Black police chief and later known for his role in the Washington, D.C., sniper attacks, died Thursday at the age of 68 in his home, officials in Maryland's Montgomery County said. The Montgomery County...

Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Portland

Nov. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco made an emergency landing Wednesday after the right engine experienced a mechanical problem, officials said. Alaska Airlines said in a statement that the pilot returned the Airbus...

Rideshare driver arrested in Beaverton, accused of rape

Nov. 24, 2021 15:20 PM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland rideshare driver has been accused of raping and kidnapping a passenger. KOIN-TV reports the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Omar Al Naser was arrested Tuesday at his Beaverton home on four charges related to an...

Maine school worker charged with sex crime pleads not guilty

Nov. 24, 2021 14:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former employee of Maine's largest school district has pleaded not guilty to federal sex crimes, including exploiting a child in the classroom. Benjamin Conroy, 32, had worked as an education technician for students on the autism spectrum in...

Portland Harbor dredging project doesn't win federal grant

Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of public and private entities that applied for a federal grant to support a major dredging project around Portland Harbor was not selected. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it would not be awarding $24...