Patty Wight

News Producer

Patty Wight joined MPBN after working as a freelance radio reporter. She has produced pieces for National Public Radio programs such as All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She produced a 5-part documentary series on Maine’s gubernatorial campaign for Maine Things Considered in 2010. Patty also taught at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, where she first got hooked on radio as a student herself in 2000. After graduating, she immediately sought an internship with MPBN. She’s very happy to return as a reporter.

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The federal government is penalizing six Maine hospitals for their rates of infections and complications, including Maine Medical Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center.

The six in Maine join a list of more than 700 hospitals around the country that will have to ante up $370 million in penalties.

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GARDINER, Maine - Some parents in Gardiner are demanding answers following an incident last January in which a high school resource officer used a Taser on a student.

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The suspect who allegedly sent threatening emails to Windham Raymond schools early this week, prompting a three-day shutdown, appeared in Cumberland County juvenile court this afternoon.

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WINDHAM, Maine - Police have made an arrest in connection with two separate threats to Windham-Raymond schools earlier this week. The emails prompted school officials to close all RSU 14 schools for three days.

WINDHAM, Maine - Windham Police have arrested a suspect in connection with two threatening emails sent to the RSU 14 school system Sunday evening, resulting in the closure of all schools most of Monday through Wednesday.

The 16-year-old male suspect was arrested at a Windham residence Tuesday evening. Windham Police Lt. Jim Boudreau says the police department and the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force had obtained a search warrant after a two-day investigation pointed to the male suspect.