Ken & Mike

8-19 First Take
8-19 First Take

Ken and Mike give their First Take on developments in Ferguson and much more!

Local Headlines

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Phony Distress Call Leads to 1-Year Prison Sentence

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A Maine man whose phony mayday call led to a seven-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.

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Maine Heating Prices Continue Slide as Summer Nears End

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A Maine government survey shows the state's heating prices are continuing to slide downward.

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Police: Pilot in Maine Plane Crash Presumed Dead

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Police say the pilot is presumed dead in a small plane crash, the wreckage of which was found in a manmade pond in the northern Maine town of Houlton.

National Headlines

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

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Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.