‘I almost killed my mom with an anti-itch pill’

Your morning briefing for Tuesday, May 9, 2017: Kayaker drowns in flooded Penobscot River, Orono Brewing Company is on the move, Islamic State video shows beheading of Russian intelligence agent

Why crooks are stealing the grease from your french fries

Your morning briefing for Monday, May 8, 2017: Macron wins French presidency, another American citizen is detained in North Korea, Maine’s national monument is among the 27 that feds will review, get used to paying $20-plus for a lobster roll

North Korea accuses U.S. of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong Un

Your morning briefing for Friday, May 5, 2017: House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, Mainers return home after being caught in South Sudan’s civil war, Red Sox permanently ban fan who allegedly used racial slur

Trump says he’d be ‘honored’ to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Your morning briefing for Tuesday, May 2, 2017: Trump says he’d be ‘honored’ to meet with North Korean dictator, LePage sues the Maine attorney general, and how one Maine student navigates life as a transgender athlete

Congress averts government shutdown after striking a late-night budget deal

Your morning briefing for Monday, May 1, 2017: Congress averts government shutdown after striking a late-night budget deal, a skeptical climate change column whips up a storm, and with ‘nothing’ left to do, Bangor’s urban renewal group may disband

Crowd boos Ivanka Trump after she calls her father a ‘champion’ for families

Your morning briefing for Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Crowd boos Ivanka Trump after she calls her father a ‘champion’ for families, lawyers for Hernandez seek to toss murder verdict post-suicide, Maine’s ‘snail whisperer’ makes her TV debut