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9:38 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Ebola & Other Infectious Diseases

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Answers to your questions about Ebola and other infectious diseases.  

Guests:  Dr. Sheila Pinette, Director, Maine Centers for Disease Control

Dr. Christopher Pezzullo, Pediatrician and Medical Director for Maine CDC’s  Division of Population Health  Dr. August Valenti, Infectious Disease specialist at Maine Medical Center 

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Restaurant raids
5:16 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Maine Restaurateurs Sentenced for Illegal Workers

PORTLAND, Maine - Two restaurateurs who pleaded guilty to hiring 10 or more people who were living in the U.S. illegally are going to prison.

A federal judge on Monday imposed sentences of 37 months in prison for Guillermo Fuentes and 30 months for his brother, Hector. They pleaded guilty to activities at the Fajita Grill in Westbrook and at the Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Waterville. The brothers also owned a third restaurant in Biddeford.

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Maine
5:04 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Maine Native Targets Russian Human Rights Violators

Kyle Parker talks with students at the University of Southern Maine.
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A U.S. foreign policy advisor - and one of the people credited with writing legislation to deal with mounting tensions with Russia - was in Portland today to share his latest insights. Kyle Parker is a native of Old Town, Maine, and a 1999 graduate of the University of Maine. He's also a a leading advocate on human rights. Parker spoke to students at the University of Southern Maine about his work, and the man who inspired him.

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Maine
1:20 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Maine Civil War Soldier Gets New Headstone

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - A Maine Civil War soldier has a new grave, thanks to the actions of one of his descendants.

The great, great, great grandson of Cpl. Henry Farr learned about his relative through researching genealogy records. WLBZ-TV reports Mike Waters of Windham learned Farr died fighting for the Union Army in the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia on Oct. 19, 1864. Records informed Waters that Farr was buried on a plot of land in Scarborough.

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Maine
9:11 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Fumes Overcome Firefighters at Prentiss Fire

PRENTISS, Maine — Authorities say eight firefighters and one state trooper were treated at a hospital after a fire at a camp in eastern Maine.

Investigators say the first responders at the blaze in Prentiss late Saturday night and into Sunday morning were overcome by noxious fumes. They were all treated and released.

People were in the home at the time but had escaped by the time firefighters arrived.

Police at first feared the there was a meth lab in the home, but that turned out not to be the case.

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