Governor LePage meets with students to discuss domestic violence prevention

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland High School has been working hard to educate students about domestic violence in a lot of different ways over the past few years.

On Tuesday, students had the opportunity to share some of the work they have done in a round table discussion with Governor LePage.

LePage is a big advocate for domestic violence prevention, and he heard about the programs Coaching Boys Into Men and Coaching Girls Into Women. Those programs teach school athletes about healthy relationships on and off the field.

The Governor told the students that because 80% of the perpetrators of domestic violence are men, it is up to men to take personal responsibility to end it.

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Officials bust Maine sex trafficking operation

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Officials have arrested three Gorham residents on sex trafficking charges, said Cumberland County Deputy District Attorney Tuesday.  

MUG SHOTS: Local sex trafficking operation results in arrests

With the help of Preble Street Teen Center, police became aware late last week of a 19-year-old girl that Klein Fernandes, Tamika Dias and Jeremy Seeley exploited and required to engage in commercial sex acts. Dias posted the victim on Backpage.com and Fernandes and Seeley took the victim to multiple locations in Cumberland, York and Androscoggin counties for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts with strangers. The victim fled from the three defendants when they told her that they might sell her to a Boston "pimp."

207 Maine Gaelic Sports Alliance

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There are many different ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. For the Maine Gaelic Sports Alliance, celebrating Irish heritage happens year round.

The alliance is made up of kids ages 4-17 from all over Maine, learning and playing the Irish sports of hurling and Gaelic football. In the groups fourth year they now have over 40 kids participating and reach out to around 1,500 students a year in public schools and recreation programs. Head Coach, James Tierney, hopes to see those numbers grow even larger.

"I think just knowing is an opportunity for them to feel like they have a future in playing," said Tierney.

Many players like 14-year-old Andrew LeBlanc, there aren't many other kids his age who are familiar with hurling or Gaelic Football. His goal is to see the two eventually become organized team sports in Maine schools.

A Tribute to Ann Murray Paige

A Tribute to Ann Murray Paige

When Ann and I were fellow reporters at WCSH6 back in the 1990s, she was young and beautiful — full of fun and spunk.

And when she died yesterday, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, she was young and beautiful — full of fun and spunk. Read more ...

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Why John Nappi Wants People to Just Say Yes!

Why John Nappi Wants People to Just Say Yes!

John Nappi wants to shout, "Just Say Yes!" from the rooftops. He wants to see the words plastered on tee shirts and bumper sticker and posters.

Maine hockey's season ends after playoff sweep

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (NEWS CENTER) - The Maine hockey team's road struggles were highlighted in their Hockey East quarter-final as they were swept, ending their season with a 4-2 loss to Providence on Saturday. 

The Black Bears finished with a 1-13-2 road record and couldn't beat the Friars for the eighth consecutive game (0-7-1). 

Maine led Providence for the first time in their four head-to-head matchups in 2014 when sophomore defenseman scored his team-leading 15th goal of the season 3:18 into the game. 

The power-play tally would give the Black Bears a cushion for a total of eight minutes and two seconds.  Nick Saracino deflected a Steven Shemanski shot past Maine senior goalie Martin Ouellette to tie the game at 1. 

The Friars used that momentum and went ahead at the 15:01 mark of the opening period when Saracino was left uncontested and beat Ouellette for a power-play goal.