Ken & Mike

2/21 Friday First Take
2/21 Friday First Take

Ken and Mike’s Friday first take covers the latest on the Ukraine crises, Portland is on a top 10 list for tax burdens, another black-eye for DHHS, a teenager charged with bomb threats and more!

Local Headlines

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Maine Heating Prices Drop in August

Newsradio WGAN

A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has dropped 6 cents from a month ago to $3.39 per gallon.

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Police: Maine Woman Burned 4-Year-Old Daughter

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says a Maine mom burned her 4-year-old daughter with a wood-engraving tool as punishment.

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Independent Cutler Outlines Welfare Overhaul Ideas

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Independent candidate Eliot Cutler's multi-part plan for overhauling Maine's welfare system includes requiring some former recipients with jobs to pay back a part of their income to support early childhood care.

National Headlines

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Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Massachusetts

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DEVELOPING: An Air Force F-15C has crashed in the mountains of western Virginia and the pilot's status is unknown.

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No deaths linked to troubled VA hospital

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A probe into long waits for treatment at VA facilities in Phoenix did not find that the shoddy care caused patient deaths.

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American fighting with ISIS killed in Syria

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An American suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants has been killed, U.S. officials say.

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American freed by Syrian militants overcome with emotion

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A U.S. writer released from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother says.