American Legion pays tribute to a fallen hero


TOPSHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The American Legion Post #202 in Topsham has committed to carrying on the service and sacrifice of a fallen hero.

The local chapter held a rededication ceremony Saturday afternoon in honor of Sergeant Corey Garver.

Sergeant Garver was serving in Afghanistan in 2013 when his unit was ambushed. Although he brought his men to safety, he died shortly after when he stepped on a hidden IED.

"I see my son's blood and the blood of women and men who have given their life in over of the flag. I am so proud of my son for the brave soldier he became, the fine man he became" said Garver's mom Ellen.

With its new charter and purpose, the Legion hopes to redouble their efforts to assist the community.


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How to relieve a killer hangover

How to relieve a killer hangover

I'm guessing that a few people were hung over after celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Do you have a tried and true hangover cure? We've got a few. Check out this slideshow on the Catching Health Blog.

MDEA dismantles one pot meth lab


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Members of the Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team dismantled a one pot meth lab Wednesday evening in Brunswick.

For the past month, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Lisbon Police were investigating meth manufacturing done by Aric Hall, said the MDEA.

On Wednesday around 5:30 p.m., agents approached Hall after finding him in his vehicle at the Brunswick Lowes parking lot. The MDEA said Hall was cooperative and told officers there was an active "one pot" lab in his vehicle. Agents saw the alleged "one pot" on the passenger's side floor of the vehicle as well as materials indicating meth manufacturing.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said agents arrested Hall for manufacturing meth after and transported him to the Cumberland County Jail.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a new report that has big implications for the health status of Americans. Read some of the recommendations and tell us what you think! PS It's not to eat more red meat.

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Valuable heart attack advice that could save your life

 Valuable heart attack advice that could save your life

Chest pain.

Could it just be indigestion? A pulled muscle? Stress? Or is it a heart attack? 

For some people, there will be no doubt that they’re having a heart attack because the pain will be sudden and intense. But many times, a heart attack starts slowly with only mild discomfort. 

What should you do if you're not sure?  I share some important advice on my blog Catching Health.

 

 

Woman re-arrested for violating bail conditions


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The State Fire Marshal's office has charged a woman for violating bail conditions in connection to a truck fire she's been charged with.

Lisa Green, 49, was charged with arson for setting a truck on fire in January 2014. She's been free on bail since her arrest and one of her bail conditions was to avoid any contact with the truck owner.

Investigators said Green and the truck owner were seen together in Brunswick earlier this week. Green was rearrested and taken to Cumberland County Jail.


How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

Sixty years ago, at the tender age of 29, Audrey Wade died of “abdominal” cancer.

On a personal note, Audrey was my mother’s best friend growing up and maid of honor when she and my father married. She was also my godmother. My mother still recalls — vividly — when she got the call that Audrey was gone — mere months after her own wedding.