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Parents become activists in the fight over South Portland’s petroleum tanks

Episode 8: The Fumes in South Portland. The seventh in an ongoing first-person series by InsideClimate News reporter Sabrina Shankman about the growing fears of residents in South Portland, Maine, as they try to solve a mystery: Are the fumes emanating from the storage tanks of the nation’s easternmost oil port harming their kids?

Surging Bruins open road trip with 3-1 win over Rangers

NEW YORK — A loss in the seventh game of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final could have carried over to the following season, except the Boston Bruins’ strong culture has helped them remain at the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle and Patrice Bergeron each scored, and the Bruins began a four-game trip with a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Clark leads Albany to victory over UMaine men’s basketball team

Ahmad Clark finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Albany held off Maine 66-60 on Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Clark sank 7 of 12 shots from the floor, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and made all five of his free throws for the Great Danes (14-12, 7-4 America East Conference). Trey Hutcheson hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points.

Wells wins fourth straight ‘B’ wrestling title

Wells High School came up big in the pivotal matches to capture its fourth consecutive Class B wrestling state championship Saturday at Fryeburg Academy.

The Warriors went undefeated in their four championship-round matches and three consolation finals to pull away to the victory with 130 points. Mattanawcook Academy-Lee Academy was second with 96, followed by Dexter and Belfast with 83 points each and Medomak Valley of Waldoboro fifth with 69.5.

Missing Sebago woman found dead in Ossipee River

SEBAGO, Maine — The Sebago woman reported missing on Saturday was found dead inside a car in the Ossipee River in Parsonsfield, police said.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said a passerby noticed a vehicle submerged in the river just before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Emergency crews pulled the vehicle from the river and found Sarah McCarthy, of Sebago, inside.

Evidence suggests McCarthy was driving west on Federal Road, or Route 25, at a high speed and failed to navigate a turn, hitting a snowbank and ending up in the river, police said.

This year’s high school basketball tournament is scoring big in Bangor

Zack Wickett got slam dunked by the Maine high school basketball tournament.

It was 7 a.m. Thursday, day three of the tournament, when a high school band, about 50 musicians, piled into Subway sandwich shop in Bangor. A closer at the Main Street store, the 20-year-old was the only worker on duty.

New virus has infected more than 69,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 69,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Sunday in Beijing:

— Mainland China: 1,665 deaths among 68,500 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

— Hong Kong: 57 cases, 1 death

— Macao: 10 cases

— Japan: 413 cases, including 355 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death

Maine might be the next state to require cage-free eggs

Maine might join a growing number of states that require cage-free facilities for chickens that lay eggs for commercial consumption, but some industry advocates have concerns about what it would mean for businesses.

Democratic Rep. Maggie O’Neil of Saco has proposed requiring producers that sell eggs in the state to follow guidelines including cage-free housing systems that allow chickens to engage in behaviors such as perching and spreading their wings. O’Neil’s proposal, if approved, would usher in guidelines developed by animal welfare groups and members of the egg industry.