Westbrook Police investigating supermarket robbery


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Shaw's on Main Street Tuesday night.

Around 6:30 p.m. police said a man approached a clerk at the supermarket and told him he had a gun. He then allegedly demanded money from the drawer. The clerk gave the man money and then he fled, getting into the passenger side of a dark colored sedan, said police.

Police said no firearm was actually displayed during the robbery. The car was possibly a Mercury Milan or a Ford Fusion. Police describe the man as being 28 to 33-years-old, as 5-foot-11-inches to 6-feet-2-inches tall and around 185 pounds.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Westbrook Police.

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Benefit concert for human trafficking safe-house


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine's first human trafficking safe-house is scheduled to open this spring, and to keep the shelter running, it will need community support. Saint Andre Home is received donations and recognition through a benefit concert in Westbrook Wednesday night.

Hundreds attended the "End It Maine" concert and silent auction at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. The event featured comedian Karen Morgan, and musical acts Motor Booty Affair, North of Nashville, and Steve Azar.

All the proceeds will help Saint Andre Home provide services to victims of human trafficking.

"These women are going to be coming in with the clothes on their backs, and that may be a prison uniform," said Saint Andre Home Executive Director Reid Scher. "What the money basically is doing is help these rescuers build a life."

How to relieve a killer hangover

How to relieve a killer hangover

I'm guessing that a few people were hung over after celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Do you have a tried and true hangover cure? We've got a few. Check out this slideshow on the Catching Health Blog.

Country music joins local artists to combat human trafficking


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Local artists and a big name in country music are coming together to combat human trafficking.

Steve Azar, North of Nashville, Motor Booty Affair and comedian Karen Morgan will all be performing Wednesday night at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center.

South Portland police Sgt. Steve Webster has spent the last few years working to help women forced into prostitution, many as young as 14 years old.

Sgt. Webster said most of those women will go to jail for selling their bodies, but then they're back out on the streets because they have nowhere else to go.

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For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a new report that has big implications for the health status of Americans. Read some of the recommendations and tell us what you think! PS It's not to eat more red meat.

Valuable heart attack advice that could save your life

 Valuable heart attack advice that could save your life

Chest pain.

Could it just be indigestion? A pulled muscle? Stress? Or is it a heart attack? 

For some people, there will be no doubt that they’re having a heart attack because the pain will be sudden and intense. But many times, a heart attack starts slowly with only mild discomfort. 

What should you do if you're not sure?  I share some important advice on my blog Catching Health.

 

 

Nappi Distributors Partners with Home Runners to Provide Free Service on St. Patrick's Day

Nappi Distributors Partners with Home Runners to Provide Free Service on St. Patrick's Day

 

~ First time service will be available free to the public ~

 

  

 According to Nappi Distributors, beer sales on St. Patrick's Day are typically 20 times greater than on an average day. This year, Nappi Distributors and Home Runners are taking a historic step to make sure Mainers get home safe on St. Patrick's Day. Nappi Distributors will pay the cost for people to use Home Runners designated-driver service on March 17, 2015.

St. Patrick's Day is a unique holiday for beer consumption because