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firsttake

Tuesday, May 19, 201505/19/2015

5/19/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topcs include – More bikers may be headed to Waco, FBI says no bullets fired at Amtrak train, Hyde School leaves boys basketball league, Common Core retained by legislature, then Obama says no more military equipment for police departments…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike today to discuss LePage, Roger Katz and partisan politics…

firsttake

Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 First Take

To Kick off this mid-May week…Texas bikers have a “Sons of Anarchy” shootout, Tsarnaev gets death penalty, York County DAs removed from case, Bill to prevent “do not resuscitate” order then a Bill to raise home car worker pay

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor trains will resume service Monday in “complete compliance” with federal safety orders following last week’s deadly derailment. Federal regulators on Saturday ordered Amtrak to expand use of a speed-control system long in effect for southbound trains near the crash site to northbound trains in the same area. The agency also ordered the company to examine all curves along the Northeast Corridor and determine if more can be done to improve safety, and to increase speed limit signs along the route. The NTSB investigation into the derailment, that killed nine, continues. The engineer says he doesn’t remember anything, and there are conflicting reports as to whether a rock or some other projectile was tossed at the engineer’s window just prior to the crash.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

A cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight, according to federal court documents. Chris Roberts was detained by the FBI in April following a United Airlines flight to Syracuse, New York, after officials saw Twitter posts he made discussing hacking into the plane he was traveling on. An FBI search warrant application filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York describes the investigation of Roberts for possible computer crimes.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Obama ordered the Delta Force raid into Syria that killed a key ISIS leader, but the news of that success was tempered with word out of Iraq that ISIS forces have taken control of Ramadi. How to handle the situation in Iraq continues to be a complicated foreign policy and military issue for the White House. The focus Monday however will be on effective community policing, as the president heads to Camden, NJ, one of the poorest cities in the country, but where an entire police force was fired, and a new one was brought in… one that federal officials say is showing the way to do things.

Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

A shooting involving rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant has left nine people dead and some others injured. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says eight people died at the scene of the shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant about noon Sunday and another person died at a hospital. Swanton says the fight began with punches and then escalated to knives and firearms. It’s not immediately clear if bystanders are among the dead. He says police were aware that gang members were gathering at the restaurant and officers were present when shots began.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 15, 201505/15/2015

5/15/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The N-F-L Player’s Association and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeal his suspension over the ‘deflate gate’ scandal. As his agent said he would, Tom Brady appealed a four game suspension the agent called “ridiculous.” Investigators found what they called “substantial and credible evidence” that Brady was aware of, maybe even approved of, actions by two Patriots equipment handlers to release air from footballs prior to the AFC championship. The Patriots created a website to rebut the investigation, calling its conclusions “incomplete, incorrect and lacking in context.” Aaron is in Boston

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 15, 201505/15/2015

5/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday, while a lawyer for the train’s engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash and wasn’t on his cellphone or using drugs or alcohol. A cadaver dog found the eighth body in the wreckage of the first passenger car Thursday morning, nearly 36 hours after the crash. Investigators say Amtrak 188 sped up for about a minute to over 100 miles per hour before hitting a curve Tuesday night and derailing. Based on data gleaned from a front facing camera investigators say they have determined the train was going at 70 miles per hour 65 seconds before derailing, 90 miles per hour at 31 seconds and 100 miles per hour at 16 seconds.

firsttake

Friday, May 15, 201505/15/2015

5/15/15 First Take

Thank the Buddha its Friday! Brady makes appeals, an Engineer to talk to train crash investigators, an Insurance subsidy bill passes legislature, Deschaine seeks new trial then Lauzon meets with LePage; Lepage wants AG to investigate and BB King has passed away…

Local Headlines

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LePage Staff Involved in Budget Discussions

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governorlepage

A newspaper reports that Maine Gov. Paul LePage's staff was engaged with lawmakers in behind-the-scenes budget negotiations even as the governor railed against lawmakers and said he had ``no clue'' what they were going to adopt.

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Defendants in Haunted Hayride Case Expected in Court

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GENERIC COURT LARGE

Two of three defendants charged in a fatal Maine haunted hayride crash have secured lawyers to represent them at their first court appearance.

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Eddington Man Charged With Injuring Baby Son Indicted

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GENERIC COURT LARGE

An Eddington man has been indicted on charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence assault on a child for allegedly injuring his baby son.

National Headlines

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More millennials staying home with their parents

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U.S. millennials are more likely to be living with relatives now than before the Great Recession as the job market fails to rebound fully, a report suggests.

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Trump shows staying power ahead of first debate

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Trump is gaining momentum ahead of next week's first Republican debate, a new poll shows.

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Could Indian Ocean debris be from ill-fated MH370?

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Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from the missing flight.

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We’re driving some pretty old cars

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In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.