Maine Marathon attracts thousands

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The 19th Annual Maine Marathon kicked off Sunday morning and thousands of people hit the course.

3,500 people from across the Country registered for the race.

It all started at Baxter Boulevard in Portland and stretched along Route 88 to Yarmouth and included a marathon, half-marathon and walkers event.

Jeremy Alder of New York City defended his marathon title and Maine native Nick Wheeler won the half-marathon.

In the women's division, Jennifer Jorgenson of Glastonbury, CT took the title with a time of 3:00:55.  Katherine Marshall, from Bellaire, TX, won the half-marathon with a time of 1:23:39.

There was one wheelchair racer, Steve Kruger from Atlanta.  He finished in 4:15:19.

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Police investigate Dunkin Donuts robbery

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police in Portland are investigating a robbery at the Dunkin Donuts at One City Center Saturday night.

Officials say it happened just before 8pm when a short man in his 20's walked into the shop armed with a knife.

He was wearing a black knit cap, a white sweatshirt, khaki pants and a white bandana over his face and reportedly got away with cash.

If you have information about this robbery you are asked to contact Portland Police at 874-8575. 

Photographer not only a superfan, but also the team mom

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Jane Grabler's twin boys played for South Portland in the late 1990's, so she grabbed her camera to document their games, but once they graduated, she could not resist the allure of the sidelines.

So for the past dozen years, she has been at every game, home and away, camera in hand capturing the agony of defeat and glory of victory one photograph at a time.

"If you can get a good shot of them and it just gives them, 'Oh, look at me, that is an awesome picture,' that is what makes me happy," Grabler explained about her obsession.  "Just seeing their smiles on their faces and them enjoying their pictures, that's all that counts."

Firefighters are pretty in pink

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- You've heard the saying only real men wear pink, well Portland fireighters are wearing it well.

They will be for the next four days to show their support for the fight against breast cancer and other women's cancers as well.

They are selling T-shirts to raise money for that fight. They are also hoping that seeing big burly firefighters all in pink, will raise awareness.

Several other departments are taking part in this fundraiser as well, including South Portland and Brunswick.

The shirts are $10 each and all the proceeds go to the Maine Breast Cancer Foundation and the Maine Cancer Foundation.

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