South Portland police arrest N.Y. man on forgery charges

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland police arrested a man Monday after recovering more than $1000 in counterfeit $100 bills.

A police officer was patrolling the Maine Mall when a store employee approached him and said a young female had attempted to buy an item with an obvious $100 counterfeit bill. The officer located the female, a 16-year-old juvenile, and spoke with her. The conversation revealed that there were three other juvenile females from New York City at the mall trying to use similar bills.

Community Sponsors

When should you be concerned about heartburn?

If you were to ask me if I ever have heartburn, a week ago I would have answered no. It turns out I was quite wrong.

I had an endoscopy last week — Dr. Doug Howell, my gastroenterologist, threaded a scope with a camera on the end of it through my mouth, down my esophagus and into my stomach. Pleasant image — right? I’m grateful for the medication that prevented me from participating on a conscious level.

Read more ...

Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5

Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5

Stress relief group

Community Partners space
56 North Street
Portland, ME

Monday April 21
2:30 to 3:30

Join board-certified music therapist Kate Beever for an hour of relaxation, discussion, and joy based in music (no musical experience necessary). Go home with simple tools for your own stress relief.

How telemedicine helps some elderly people stay home longer

How telemedicine helps some elderly people stay home longer

Rita, who is 79 years old, has congestive heart failure, a chronic health condition that lands many people in the hospital or nursing home. Telemedicine has allowed her to closely monitor important vital signs and stay in her own home. Read more ...

Community Sponsors

Clean Water Bond could correct mistakes by investing in water quality improvements.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With more than 6,000 lakes and ponds and roughly 32,000 miles of streams and rivers, Maine is a water rich state, but aging infrastructure and development pressures have had a negative impact on some of that valuable water resource.

In years past, when engineers were looking to build a bridge or install a culvert, the majority of the design work focused on getting vehicle traffic from one side to the other, with how fish would travel beneath the road surface being an afterthought.

Million Meals Maine feeds starving children

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Hundreds volunteered for the Million Meals Maine event, preparing meals for starving families worldwide.

Through a partnership between a local volunteer committee and donors and global hunger charity Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), 600 volunteers prepared 100,000 meals on Sunday.

200 members of the White Pine Community Church in Cumberland volunteered. Pastor Joe Campbell said it canceled Sunday service for the event.

According to FMSC, approximately 870 million people are starving worldwide, and 1 in 4 are children under the age of 5.

A car struck a pedestrian in Scarborough

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A car struck a pedestrian at the corner of Route 1 and Hannaford Drive in Scarborough.

North-bound traffic on Route 1 is closed between Oak Hill and Hannaford Drive. Hannaford Drive approaching Route 1 will also be closed.

We'll update this story when we have more information.