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Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Against the backdrop of a forecast that calls for more rain, the search has resumed for the missing in areas of Texas and Oklahoma devastated by flooding in the past week. Houston’s mayor has requested a disaster declaration after heavy rains Monday night pushed bayous out of their banks and flooded freeways around the nation’s fourth-largest city. At least ten people across the region have died in the flooding; many more than that if tornadoes along the Texas/Mexico border are taken into account. ABC’s Jim Ryan updates the story from Dallas/Fort Worth.

firsttake

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 First Take

Today is affectionate Wednesday! News on Old Port shooting, Tribal representatives walk out of legislature, FIFA officials charged with corruption and taking bribes, No bear baiting, constitutional amendment on hunting scheduled this year then Travis Mills money stolen and theAmish want to dress in red, not bright orange…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Record rainfall, tornadoes and river flooding have killed around a dozen people in the last few days in Oklahoma, Texas and in northern Mexico, along the U-S border. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has toured devastated sections of his state as he prepares to declare a state of emergency. Even under a threat of more rain, hail and twisters, officials were looking for flood victims still missing between Austin and San Antonio. ABC’s Jim Ryan will update the story from Dallas/Fort Worth.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

This isn’t a baseball game, but the team on the field is being criticized and the pressure on both Iraq and the United States is growing to make some changes. On Sunday, Secy of Defense Ash Carter blamed the Iraqi soldiers for the ISIS victory at Ramadi. The Iraq government didn’t exactly like that comment, and Vice President Biden has tried to walk it back a bit, but the administration is under some pressure from Republican hawks, who think the only way to turn things around is to send American ground troops back into the country. This kerfuffle aside, if ISIS keeps rolling up the victories, relationships will only get worse, and pressure will only mount.

special-reports-podcasts

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Podcast Derek Volk

From Volk Manufacturing, Derek Volk joins Ken and Mike to discuss and upcoming manufacturing summit on June 4th in New Gloucester that will be an effort for a manufacturing resurgence in Maine…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Trey Hardin

ABC New’s political analyst Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike this Tuesday morning to discuss President Obama and….Republicans agreeing on a Bill!? Trey gives us more info…

special-reports-podcasts

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Channel 8’s Katie Thompson

Reporting from Fore Street in the Old Port, Katie Thompson reports on the latest of a shooting that occurred at midnight last night…

firsttake

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics… Breaking – Old Port shooting, LePage honors Viet Nam vets, Budget impasse slows down legislature, Bowdoin rape. Ray MacDonald and was B.B. King poisoned?

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Steve Roberts

At about 1am on Saturday morning, the Senate was set to pass a temporary extension of the NSA’s data collection program, when Rand Paul stood up and said no, it wasn’t going to happen. Senators must now return May 31 to try again. Meanwhile, for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, his slim majority is showing signs of strain as Dems use obstruction tactics that the GOP once used against them. And let’s remember several presidential candidates looking to make points, as well as that conservative wing of his party that beats to its own drum. McConnell has his hands full, and the question is whether what is happening to the NSA bill is just a momentary glitch, or a sign that tough times have arrived and are here to stay.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Podcast Wayne Hanson

Wayne Hanson, Chairman of the Board for Wreaths Across America will be in Washington DC on Monday for the National Parade and meeting with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Pentagon. Wayne is on the Board of Directors for Wreaths Across America.

Local Headlines

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24-Year-Old Dies in New Sharon, Maine, Motorcycle Crash

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Maine police say a 24-year-old Windham man died when his motorcycle sped off Route 27 into a field in New Sharon.

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Motorcycle Crashes Into Utility Pole in Maine, Killing Rider

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Authorities in Maine say a motorcycle has crashed into a pole, killing its driver.

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Gas Prices Fall Nearly 6 Cents in Maine

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Gas prices in Maine have fallen nearly 6 cents per gallon in the past week.

National Headlines

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.