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'A dangerous time': Portland, Oregon, sees record homicides

Oct. 19, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was nearly last call on a Friday when Jacob Eli Knight Vasquez went to get a drink across the street from the tavern where he worked in northwest Portland — an area with a thriving dining scene, where citygoers enjoy laid-back eateries, international cuisines and...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

InvestigateWest: Cleaner buildings will cost billions

Oct. 18, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

Pumping insulation into walls and scrapping gas furnaces aren’t the most glamorous ways to attack climate change. Renovating old buildings seems downright mundane compared to fast-charging elec-tric cars or efficient high-rise buildings. But for Francisco Ramos, upgrading his Northeast...

TSA: Set of throwing knives won't cut it on airplane

Oct. 18, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Knives are not allowed on commercial aircraft, so a set of knives certainly won't fly. A half-dozen throwing knives were seized from a passenger's carry-on baggage over the weekend at the Portland International Jetport, the Transportation Security...

Detainees go on rampage in state's juvenile detention center

Oct. 18, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — 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...

Woman burned in July 4 Portland apartment fire third to die

Oct. 18, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who suffered serious burns to more than 65% of her body after she was trapped in a July Fourth apartment fire in Northeast Portland has died. Kelsi Edmonds, 26, had been at the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center after...

One of Maine's largest venues requires COVID-19 shot or test

Oct. 18, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the largest indoor venues in northern New England is going to start requiring visitors to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test. Cumberland County officials said the new rules will go into effect Friday at Cross...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Camden Hills Regional 53, Mount View 14 Cape Elizabeth 69, Wells 0 Cheverus 52, Sacopee Valley 0 Cony 28, Lawrence 14 Fryeburg Academy 36, Nokomis Regional 7 ...

Alexander leads Portland State past Idaho State, 31-10

Oct. 16, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Davis Alexander threw three touchdown passes and Idaho State turned the ball over five times as Portland State rolled to a 31-10 Big Sky Conference win on Saturday. Alexander hit Nate Bennett with a 44-yard touchdown pass on the Vikings' first...

House explosion, fire under investigation; owner injured

Oct. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — Firefighters in Maine are investigating a house explosion and fire that injured the homeowner. The residence is a complete loss following the explosion Friday afternoon in Embden, state fire and police said in a news release. ...