Man in custody following standoff with police in South Portland


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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man who barricaded himself in a bus in the Target parking lot in South Portland Monday has surrendered peacefully to police.

Police have charged 29-year-old Corbin Pratt of Oakland, California, with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

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Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

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Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

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South Portland school board takes stand against pot


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Members of the South Portland Board of Education voted four to three to approve a resolution opposing the marijuana referendum. On Nov. 4, South Portland resident will decide whether to legalize marijuana possession for people 21 and older.

The resolution focused on health risks that marijuana use poses to minors. A poll conducted last year by the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey found that 27.5 percent of South Portland High School students used marijuana in the past 30 days, up from 23.9 percent five years ago. Nearly 65 percent of those same students believe there is a slight or no risk of using marijuana regularly.

Opponents of the marijuana referendum said it puts youth at risk for use of a drug that is not safe.

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From Communities CARE to people looking for a "dental home" to connecting with your inner child. Read all about these upcoming events and more on the Catching Health Calendar!