Westbrook Police arrest man wanted in Oklahoma


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook Police and Maine Violent Crime Task Force arrested a man Friday wanted on a warrant from Tulsa, Okla.

Police said Joshua D. Gordon was wanted for charges that included sexual abuse of a child under 12 and aggravated possession of child pornography. Police arrested him at a Brown Street residence without incident and he was booked at the Cumberland County Jail.


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Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's not inevitable that you'll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country have prediabetes. Most of them have no idea.

3 sent to hospital after crash in York County


HOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that sent three people to the hospital in York County.

York County Sheriff's Office said it happened around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday morning on Townhouse road near the intersection of Whitehouse Road, close to the Hollis town line. The vehicle, a 2011 GMC crew cab pick-up truck struck a utility pole.

The driver was 23-year-old Matthew Lambert, of Lyman, was ejected upon impact. The front seat passenger, 23-year-old Tyler Tanch, of Waterboro, was able to get out of the vehicle on his own. 23-year-old David Strandburg, of Waterboro, needed to be extricated from the rear seat.

All three men were transported to Maine Medical Center with serious injuries.

Speed and weather conditions appear to be factors of this crash.

Colonel Burton Curtis celebrated his 100th birthday on Veterans Day.


WESTBROOK, Maine
(NEWS CENTER) -- Veterans Day celebrates and honors Maine's service men and women, but one veteran in Westbrook had a little more attention on him Tuesday.

Burton Curtis was also celebrating his 100th birthday. Curtis was a colonel in the Air Force and a glider pilot during WWII and he also served 30 years in the reserves.

"I was lucky. I had bullets flying by me but I was lucky," said Curtis.

As a pilot he said he faced a lot of dangerous situations, but somehow managed to avoid being hit. His said sheer luck is his secret to living such a long and prosperous life.

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Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

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Got Insomnia? Eight Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

Got Insomnia? Eight Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

100, 99, 98, 97 ... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... and let's start counting those sheep all over again.

Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You're not alone. Most of us have experienced occasional insomnia but for some people, lack of sleep is a chronic issue.

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A Cookie Full of Rye

A Cookie Full of Rye

See those chocolate cookies in the picture? Delicious! If I hadn’t been told, I never would have guessed they were made with rye flour. All I tasted was the chocolate.

When someone mentions rye, I usually think salami on rye bread. The end.

Not anymore. My taste buds have been awakened.

Enlightenment occurred at Standard Baking Co. on Commercial Street in Portland, where I was introduced to a rye I’d never met before.