2 men injured in Old Port shooting

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- According to Portland police, on Monday morning, officers are currenrly investigating a shooting, stabbing that happened on Market St. and Fore St. in the Old Port. 

At the scene, officers found a 22-year-old Westbrook man injured from an apparent gunshot wound. Police say the man was transported to a Maine Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say, an additional victim, a 23-year-old Westbrook man, was located at Maine Medical Center when he checked himself in for non-threatening injuries. The victim reported he sustained stab wounds, police say.

Officers observed the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene, and then later located the unoccupied vehicle on Oxford St. between Wilmont and Pearl St. The vehicle was secured and towed to Police Headquarters for investigative purposes, police report.

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Portland man sentenced to 11 years for crack conspiracy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a Portland man will spend 11 years in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine in the city.
Thirty-four-year-old Marco Gordon pleaded guilty to the charges in July. He will also spend five years on supervised release and was ordered to forfeit more than $4,000.
Court records say Gordon and others conspired to sell crack in Portland from December 2013 to January 2015. Police arrested Gordon in January.
Gordon's co-conspirator Robert Joiner was previously sentenced to three years in prison. Another, Russell Gordon, has entered a guilty plea and is awaiting sentencing. It's unclear if the two Gordons are related.
Marco Gordon's lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Governor Paul LePage told the Legislature on Thursday that the state needs more police officers to fight the drug epidemic.

Now Maine Medical Center is launching an initiative to help battle the state's heroin crisis by expanding treatment programs at the doctor's office. The treatment programs in the state have shriveled at the same time Maine has seen a surge in heroin addiction.