Pumpkin Fest
12:39 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Police Employ High-Tech Tool in Pumpkin Riot Probe

KEENE, N.H. - Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival.

More than 80 people were arrested after parties got out of hand Saturday in Keene, leading to property destruction and injuries. Police in riot gear used tear gas and pepper balls to control crowds as large as 2,000 people.

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12:04 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Common Sense Commentaries

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author.

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow. He has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

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King overseas trip
3:33 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Sen. King: Progress Being Made in Afghanistan

Sen. Angus King, second from left, meets with Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan.
Credit Courtesy Sen. Angus King's office

WASHINGTON - Maine Sen. Angus King is back from visits to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Qatar. He says regional security issues were a major topic, as well as the attempts to contain ISIS.

In an interview with MPBN News, he says he got a surprise when he met the new president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.

“I shook his hand, and said, 'I am Angus King from Maine.'  He said, 'Oh yes, I know Maine. I got many mosquito bites at your Moosehead Lake,' ” King says.

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Military funerals
12:26 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Military Funeral Funding Cuts Hit Minnesota Vets

DULUTH, Minn. - Federal funding has been cut for honor guards at military funerals in Minnesota, leaving some people concerned that veterans will miss out on the graveside honor they have earned.

WDIO-TV reports that the budget cuts nearly cut in half the number of funerals in which two active-duty honor guards are provided. Instead of supporting 5,000 military funerals each year, it's now reduced to 3,000 funerals. And those at Camp Ripley, Fort Snelling and a new veterans cemetery in Preston will get priority.

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2:30 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Maine Sen. King Urges Turkish Participation in ISIS Conflict

WASHINGTON - Maine Sen. Angus King is urging Turkey to participate in the military actions against ISIS forces in Syria, Iraq and along the Turkish border. In an interview with MPBN news, King says Turkey can no longer equivocate on its involvement.

"Some of these countries, like Turkey, are on our side Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and on the other side Tuesday and Thursday,” he said. “They have got to decide whether they are going to facilitate, for example, people traveling through into Syria."

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