4th person indicted for SoPo shooting, stabbing

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A fourth person has been indicted for a shooting and stabbing that happened in March at the Wainwright Recreation Complex. 

John Albert Janums, 19, has been charged with robbery, two counts of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault. 

A Cumberland County grand jury indicted three other men in June on charges of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and robbery stemming from a shooting and stabbing over a small drug transaction.



Police arrested Zachary Swain, 19, of Cape Elizabeth, Noah Sibole-Little, 19, of Portland and Essa Sayed, 18, of Portland after the altercation March 11 at the city's recreation complex off Highland Avenue.

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South Portland considers city-wide pesticide ban

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland city councilors are looking into banning pesticides throughout the city.

Councilor Tom Blake said pesticides are wreaking havoc on the environment, and they want to protect the health of their citizens.

Phil Roberts has been in the gardening business his entire life; his family owns Broadway Gardens. He's been studying the effects of pesticides for 30 years, and said he's worried the city is acting without enough information.

While he agrees there should be limits on the use of harmful products, organic options don't always solve the problem; need to be sprayed more often; and in some cases, can actually be more harmful.

Beach to Beacon August 1st road closures and parking info

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Here is the list of winners of the 2015 Beach to Beacon 10k road race.

Wheelchair Division, Men:J ames Senbeta, Champaign, IL

Wheelchair Division, Women: Christina Kouros, Cape Elizabeth

Winner, Elite Men: Stephen Koskei Kibet

Winner, Elite Women: Wude Ayalew, Ethiopia

First American Man to cross finish line: Eric Jenkins

First Maine man to cross finish line: Ben Decker, Yarmouth

First Maine woman to cross finish line: Erica Jesseman

Tri for a Cure raises more than $1.5 million

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- More than 1,300 women participated in the Tri for a Cure race Sunday. The triathlon, now in its eighth year, is hosted by the Maine Cancer Foundation.

This year's event raised more than $1.5 million for the organization.

Dana Lesniak was one of the top fundraisers this year, bringing in more than $17,000. She finished her first race six years ago, the same year her mother lost her battle with lung cancer. Sunday, Lesniak's family was at the race to show their support.

"They flew in from all over the country to be here today to watching me, and I really, really love them, and I'm so happy they're here today," she said.

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GM Pollack jewelry closing final store

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- One of Maine's longtime family businesses is going away.

G.M. Pollack & Sons Jewelers is shutting down after 60 years in business. The South Portland store posted going out of business signs this week, but the store manager told NEWS CENTER their stores in Rockland, Ellsworth and Sanford shutdown on Wednesday, and the Waterville store closed last Saturday.

The manager said the closings are simply a matter of economics. The Pollack family sold the business to some of the employees in 2008, and the chain had consolidated over the past few months.

The manager of the South Portland store said all of the customer jewelry repair and service items from the other stores are being brought to the South Portland store.

SUV crashes into SoPo store

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An SUV crashed through the front of a clothing store on Maine Mall Road Wednesday in South Portland.

The crash happened before 7:00 p.m. into Catherine's. Crews clearing up the debris and glass and the vehicle was towed.

The store remains open and crews boarded up the front of the store, but a back entrance remains open.

There's word yet on why it crashed into the store.

Man charged with firing gun in Scarborough road rage incident

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A South Portland man was charged with firing his gun at a vehicle during a road rage incident Saturday night.

Police arrested 33-year-old Sean Johnson of South Portland and charged him with driving to endanger, reckless conduct with a firearm, a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and violation of probation.

Scarborough police say the victim and passenger drove to the police station with a bullet lodged in their car door after the gunshot narrowly missed them. Police say the victims identified Johnson as the man that shot at them.

Police said they responded to a call Saturday night about a road rage incident where a man in a red Jeep Cherokee pointed a gun out the window and fired a shot. Police say the victim followed the vehicle and gave directions to the police.