Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Check out upcoming health events in Maine, including a weekend workshop that will help you connect that little child who lives in your heart. Go to the Catching Health blog ...

 

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Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

In an effort to help staff separate fact from fiction, this afternoon Maine Medical Center’s Communications and Marketing department sent out its first MMC Daily Briefing on Ebola and Infection Prevention. Read what was in the briefing ...

 

 

 

How Medical Marijuana is Helping Mark Bushey Cope with ALS

How Medical Marijuana is Helping Mark Bushey Cope with ALS

In November 2013, Mark Bushey was diagnosed with ALS, the horrible disease that prompted so many of us to do the ice bucket challenge

Police arrest man for alleged Westbrook shooting


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook Police arrested a man in connection to a Sunday night shooting.

A cab driver told police he was taking a man and woman to a residence in Westbrook around 10 p.m. when the man allegedly threatened him and made racist comments. He then left the cab and then allegedly smashed the windshield. The driver then called 911 and followed the couple on foot to a home on Carlson Street. The man then allegedly came outside the home and fired a gun at the cab driver.

Police identified the shooter as 30-year-old Keith O'Brien of Westbrook. After interviewing the subjects, police executed a search warrant at the Carlson Street home. Police found ammunition during the investigation.

Police arrested O'Brien for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and falsifying physical evidence.

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World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day

You may not be familiar with the word “thrombosis,” but you’ve probably heard the term “blood clot.” Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the artery or vein and can cause the world’s top three cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Learn the signs and how to prevent thrombosis ...

New chief hopes to move police department forward


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook's new interim police chief is working to rebuild and repair relationships within a departments dealing with serious controversies.

Janine Roberts spent nearly 29 years with the Portland Police Department before retiring as a lieutenant. She has been working as Westbrook's interim public safety director for two weeks. The city's first public safety director, Michael Pardue, announced his resignation last month. He said he is returning to his consulting business.

Pardue said his resignation is not connected with a female officer's claim of sexual harassment against the department. The day Roberts was sworn in, another female officer put the city on notice of a potential sexual harassment lawsuit.

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

From Communities CARE to people looking for a "dental home" to connecting with your inner child. Read all about these upcoming events and more on the Catching Health Calendar!