Body found in Portland parking garage

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police in Portland, Maine, are investigating the discovery of a body in a parking garage.

Police say the body was spotted by a worker Friday morning on the top level of a parking garage at Chestnut and Oxford streets.

Police tell The Portland Press Herald that there's no indication of foul play. An autopsy will be performed by the state medical examiner's office.

 

 

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5th ANNUAL NICOLE’S RUN/ WALK THIS SATURDAY!


Annual 5k in Honor of Nicole Oliver Raises Awareness about Domestic Violence.

This Saturday, July 14, 2012, the 5th Annual Nicole’s Run/ Walk will take place at Lord’s Point, Kennebunk Beach.  The 5k (3.1 mile) run or walk begins at 9am, with registration opening at 6:45am.  Registration fees are $20 in advance, $25 on race day.  Nicole’s Run/ Walk, presented in part by 2012 Event Sponsor: Kennebunk Savings Bank, will raise money to support the programs and services of Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Resource Center.

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of this great event, a 1K Kid’s Fun Run has been added to the morning’s activities!  The Kids run will take off at 8:30am, with advance registration $10, $15 on race day.

Nicole’s Run/ Walk was first organized by friends and family of Nicole Oliver, a 24-year old mother of two from Wells, Maine who was killed by her husband in 2007.  Nicole had recently left her

Second Saturday Swing Dance

The Joint is Jumpin’. Second Saturday swing dance with WMPG’s DJPJ.
 
Lesson at 7, dance 8-11. Admission $7.

Where: Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo Street
When: Saturday, July 14 2012

Maine Department of Conservation: Loon Plate Weekend on July 14-15 Offers Free Admission to Maine St

If there’s a Maine Loon License Plate on your vehicle, you’re supporting conservation and wildlife efforts in Maine. If there’s a Maine Loon License Plate on your vehicle, you also get free admission this weekend to all Maine state parks and historic sites.
As a way to say “thank you” to Maine drivers who have purchased loon plates, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL), under the Maine Department of Conservation, will open up the state’s 48 state parks and historic sites this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, to free day use for all vehicles bearing the distinctive plates.
Since the program’s inception by the Maine Legislature in 1993, more than $17 million in loon plate proceeds has gone to the Maine Department of Conservation and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIF&W).
“Maine loon plate holders know that they are helping the future of the state when they purchase one of these special plates,” Will Harris, BPL director, said.

Portland Police ask for public's help in shooting

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland Police appeal to the public for help in trying to track down suspects in a deadly shooting.

The shooting left one man dead and two others injured. 24-year old Matthew Blanchard of South portland died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Joshua Hersom and John Howard, both of Portland were wounded with what are described as non life threatening injuries.

Matthew Blanchard was shot about 1-am yesterday on India Street near Congress. Investigators say he and the other two men he was with were shot after an alteraction.

Witnesses reported hearing shouting shortly before the shooting. Police are asking anyone who saw the group of men that night to come forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crawford's Sea Dogs tenure marred by racial slur

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation by his own department after allegations surfaced that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week.

Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella said Thursday the officer is on vacation and will be placed on desk duty when he returns next week during the inquiry.

He did not name the officer but says he is a 5-year veteran and white.

Crawford, who is black, was on a rehab assignment with the Portland Sea Dogs on July 5 when he says before a game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester, N.H., a heckling fan called him a "monday," which can be used as a derogatory term for blacks.

Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner has apologized to Crawford.