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FIFTH QUARTER Girls Class 'A' Stream Replay

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The McAuley Lions are your Class A basketball state champions again! The Lions beat Oxford Hills 67-41 at the Cumberland County Civic Center Saturday night.

McAuley has now won four straight Class A titles, all lead by guard Allie Clement.

Here is the full replay our NEWS CENTER broadcast. A special thanks to Maine Public Broadcasting Network for their support in this streaming partnership!

 

HS Boys Hockey regional semi-final schedule/results

NEWS CENTER - Only 16 teams are left to vie for state championships in boys hockey.  A pair of regional semi-finals get the weekend underway on Friday with the other six scheduled for Saturday. 

FRIDAY

CLASS 'B' WEST SEMI-FINAL

(2) Camden Hills    2
(3) Greely            3  F

(1) Gorham        1
(5) Kennebunk     0 F

SATURDAY

CLASS 'A' WEST SEMI-FINAL

(1) Falmouth      5
(4) Noble/Wells     4  F  

(2) Scarborough         7
(3) Thornton Academy  1  F

CLASS 'A' EAST SEMI-FINAL

Cities seek solutions to keep lake in the clear

AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- When hundreds of lake trout were found dead and dying, floating on the surface of Lake Auburn in the fall of 2012, officials in the cities of Lewiston and Auburn knew there was a serious problem with their water supply.

"I think Lake Auburn is probably the single most important natural resource in the region," stated David Jones, director of Lewiston's Public Works Department, which oversees the water and sewer operations in Maine's second largest city.   "We were concerned obviously.  We didn't know what was causing it."

"Having a fish kill was very unusual," explained John Storer, superintendent of the Auburn Water and Sewerage District.  "There was no biological threat to consumers.  It sounds bizarre that you could have fish die, but it was really a lack of oxygen."

How Maine measures up in football helmet safety

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Concerns over head injuries are prompting parents, coaches and physicians to scrutinize helmet safety, particularly in football. As part of a company-wide investigation by Gannett, the parent owner of this station, Kathleen Shannon looked into how Maine measures up in terms of helmet safety.

Maine high schools, like those in all but two states around the country are bound by equipment regulations set by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Helmets can be no older than ten years and must be re-conditioned and re-certified once every two years if not annually.

Tuesday's boys hockey quarter-final schedule/scores

NEWS CENTER - The boys high school hockey quarter-finals got underway on Monday night with a Lewiston win.  Here's the rest of the regional matchups that are all scheduled for Tuesday.  

CLASS 'A' WEST

(8) SOUTH PORTLAND    0
(1) FALMOUTH             10

(5) CHEVERUS     3
(4) NOBLE/WELLS  4

(6) BIDDEFORD           3
(3) THORNTON ACADEMY  5

(7) PORTLAND/DEERING       2
(2) SCARBOROUGH          4

CLASS 'A' EAST

Missing teen has been located

AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- UPDATE: Isaac Sterling has been located safely. Police are no longer searching for him.

Isaac Sterling was last seen on Saturday. He is 14 years old.

Cap on tax deductions could hurt nonprofits' bottomlines

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A change to the state's tax code last year, designed to close part of a $37 million budget shortfall by capping tax deductions, may cause a ripple effect in the budgets of nonprofits across the state.

The change caps all deductions, including donations to charity, at $27,500 reducing the tax incentive for Mainers to give to nonprofit organizations.

Brenda Peluso, director of public policy for the Maine Association of Nonprofits, says it is too early to tell what the impact will be right now, because donors who gave during 2013 are finding out now that they are not eligible for a tax deduction on large gifts.

"I have heard some people say they are going to double down, reduce their contributions to make up for their losses in 2013 in 2014," stated Peluso.