Police looking for car involved in attempted burglary


SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A vehicle struck a business at 91 County Road in Scarborough late Wednesday.

Police viewed surveillance video and found it was actually an attempted burglary. Around 11:30 p.m. a tan Toyota Camry with a black bumper, a dance sticker on the left side of the rear window and Maine license plate 7491JI. The video shows the vehicle illuminating the rear entry door then accelerating backward at a high rate of speed, striking the building just to the side of the door. The vehicle did not break through the building and was seen fleeing the lot.

If you witnessed this vehicle in the area, or have any information please call Scarborough PD at 207-883-6361.


"World's Largest Touring Grill" cooking to benefit Old Orchard Beach fire department


OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- "The World's Largest Touring Grill"-- the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill is cooking for guests of the resort damaged by a freight train fire back in May.

"We will be donating a percentage of the proceeds to the local Old Orchard Beach Fire Department who will be in attendance as well," said Brian Kuchenbecker with the Wagon Wheel RV Resort and Campground.

Johnsonville Big Taste Grill is a semi-truck sized grill weighing 53,000 lbs. and measuring 65 ft. long.

When the entire grill is fired up, it prepares 750 brats -- or around 2,500 brats an hour.

Wednesday, grill masters are cooking for the brat eating contest happening around 5:30 at the Wagon Wheel Resort in OOB. The resort is open to the public, serving $1 brats, from 5 to 9 o'clock.

South Portland delays vote on crude oil transport


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The South Portland city council has delayed its vote on a new crude oil ordinance, after an unexpectedly large crowd showed up at city hall. The so-called "clear skies ordinance" would block the loading of crude oil, including tar sands, at the South Portland Waterfront.

Monday night, a large group that supports the ordinance was met by another large group, who says it is a job killer. The council determined that too many people were in the room, and it needed to find another venue to hold the meeting. So it's been delayed.

Those against the ordinance had not showed up in large numbers in the past, but they say that's because they just learned that all forms of crude oil are covered in the ordinance.

South Portland considers latest effort to block tar sands


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A large crowd turned out in South Portland Wednesday night to comment on a new crude oil ordinance that would keep tar sands oil out of the city.

The South Portland City Council is considering the "Clear Skies Ordinance," which prohibits the bulk loading of crude oil, including tar sands oil. It also prohibits the building of infrastructure that would export the crude oil.

This ordinance is the latest in the long debate over the controversial oil.

Last November, voters narrowly rejected the Waterfront Protection Ordinance, which limited the growth of the petroleum industry on the waterfront.

After the election, the South Portland City Council passed a 180-day moratorium on tar sands oil, and created a Draft Ordinance Committee. That committee created the Clear Skies Ordinance.

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