Crime

Theresa Flores, activist-educator, to speak on the problem of human trafficking

Theresa Flores, activist-educator, to speak on the problem of human trafficking

An internationally-known activist-educator will be among the speakers at a conference on human trafficking later this month in Auburn.

Theresa Flores will share her personal story of sexual trafficking, slavery and survival at "Not Here: A Call to Action Against Human Trafficking," a two-day, interdisciplinary conference scheduled for October 25 and 26.

When she was just 15 and a newly-arrived resident of an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit, Flores was drugged, raped and tortured for two long years. While living at home and attending school during the day with her abusers, she was kept in bondage and called into ‘service’ late at night while her unknowing family slept.

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

In spite of having seen Gone, Baby, Gone at least three times, it was only recently that a friend told me it was the 4th in a series of six crime thrillers by Dennis Lehane. I swear, I am not living under a rock, but how did I miss this for so long?! Common sense ain’t all that common. Sounds like something Patrick Kenzie might say, a "hard-boiled" private investigator in the very best of the tradition.  Read more.....

 

CASA to Offer Responsible Alcohol Seller Training to Local Merchants

 

In an effort to empower local merchants with the skills and confidence to prevent underage liquor sales, and to ensure that stores are operating within Maine’s liquor laws, a local training will be held on Tuesday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Brunswick Landing.  Communities Against Substance Abuse (CASA), a coalition coordinated by Mid Coast Hospital, offers this State of Maine-approved Responsible Alcohol Seller Training to clerks, managers, and storeowners.

Spaces are limited and registration is required.  Please call CASA at (207) 373-6957 to reserve a seat. There is a $10 registration fee that can be paid at the door.

Frank Lyons will lead this training. Lyons spent 23 years as a liquor enforcement officer and is a certified instructor with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
SYLVANIA 300 Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00pm Oval - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

The cars and stars of NASCAR race their way back to New England for the SYLVANIA 300 and the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, September 25. As part of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, this 300-lap event is sure to be pivotal in deciding the series champion.

Bath Salts Warning Poster

Bath Salts Warning Poster