Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Wednesday, November 25, 201511/25/2015

11/25/15 First Take

Kicking off your Wednesday morning with a Chicago cop charged with murder, Turkey shoots down Russian plane, ACLU sues MaineCare over abortion, Paris update, new suspect identified, Latest republican Iowa poll and Cosgrove leaves coaching job…


Tuesday, November 24, 201511/24/2015

11/24/15 First Take

Mike and Barry Hobbins enlighten your Tuesday morning with news that Turkey shot down a Russian plane after what they say are repeated warnings – Search for most wanted in Paris shootings, Connor MacCallister gets life, DHHS says no candy or soda for you! Legislature wants closer scrutiny of Me. Lottery and Pats win but it’s ugly and costly…


Monday, November 23, 201511/23/2015

11/23/15 First Take

We kick off the last week of November with a Paris update – Belgium house searches, Russia says US helped ISIS by Syrian policy, Munjoy Hill sign welcomes Syrian refugees, Trump defends roughing up protester, Mainers to have miserable Thanksgiving and a First snow in Maine!


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 First Take

Closing out your Friday with a Paris update, hostages take 170 at Radisson Hotel in Mali, Syrian refugees excluded in House spending bill, Don Reiter charged with misdemeanor, Jared Fogle sentenced to 15 + years, MTA to move toll plaza…


Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 First Take

Kicking off your Thursday morning with a Paris/Belgium update, Syrian refugees update, Don Reiter – will he be charged? Ranked choice voting petitions approved, Riverview upate and October hottest month ever in the history of humankind…


Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 First Take

Today’s topics for this Wednesday morning…More on Paris, Syrian refugees,  Waterville – Don Reiter, Nova Star says Nova Scotia owes them money, Jindal out of Presidential race, Ortiz to retire after next season?


Tuesday, November 17, 201511/17/2015

11/17/15 First Take

Starting off your Tuesday morning with more on Paris, the destroyed Russian plane, Waterville – Don Reiter, Syrian refugees, the search for El Faro black box ends and Trump says bomb the —- out of ISIS…


Monday, November 16, 201511/16/2015

11/16/15 First Take

Kicking off the middle of November with Friday’s attacks in Paris, Democratic debatc, Don Reiter, City council considers State, High Streets, the Offshore wind farm is back on the agenda and the Patriots….


Friday, November 13, 201511/13/2015

11/13/15 Eggs N’ Issues First Take

Ken and Mike are at the Holiday Inn by the bay for Eggs N’ Issues this morning! Is Jihad john dead? Trump takes on Carson, Government oversight committee considers Eves/LePage conflict, Secret service agent caught in sting, Then Utah judge says lesbian can’t have child and Justin Dipietro arrested…


Thursday, November 12, 201511/12/2015

11/12/15 First Take

Kicking off this Thursday morning with Don Reiter, today’s Government Oversight Committee hearing, Robert Nadeau accused of misconduct, Student charged in threatening blacks at Missouri, Angel Green remembered, investigation continues and the Kurds launch offense against ISIS…

Local Headlines

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Owner of Docked Nova Star Ferry Seeks Vessel’s Release

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The owner of the docked Nova Star ferry that ran between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is asking a federal court to release the vessel so it can be put to work elsewhere.

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No Shopping Today In Maine


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is reminding state residents that the Pine Tree State does not allow large stores to be open on holidays such as Thanksgiving.

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Another Meth Lab Found


MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine (WGAN) The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency discovered a meth lab in Mattawamkeag.

National Headlines

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.