House fire in Windham deemed arson


WINDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- State Fire Marshal confirms a house fire in Windham is being considered arson.

Curtis Crawford, 45, has been arrested after officials say he took a cab from a motel in Westbrook to his ex-girlfriends house and set the fire.

Police were notified after the cab driver told them they he had dropped off someone near the house who was carrying a gas can with him.

Crawford is currently being held at Cumberland county jail.

Officials say no one was injured in the fire

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One dead, three injured in Limington crash


LIMINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - York County Sheriff's Department says one woman is dead, and three others injured in an early Saturday morning crash.

York County Sheriff William King stated in a press release that a resident of Whaleback Road called the dispatch at approximately 3:45 a.m. Saturday, reporting a car had crashed in the woods and caught fire.

Sheriff King says 23-year-old Brandy Norton was pronounced deceased at the scene. 20-year-old Kyle Harmon of Windham, Patrick Cheney 23-years-old of Buxton, and Alexis Jongerden of Limington were transported to the Maine Medical Center in Portland. Harmon is listed in critical condition. Cheney and Jongerden's conditions were fair but stable at the time of this release.

Windham Primary School opens new playground


WINDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After 2 years of planning and lots of community fundraising, one school in Windham is about to have some very happy kids.

The Windham Primary School opened it's brand new playground Saturday - with a swingset, jungle gym, chain ladder, and several slides.

While the kids are just excited to have a new space to play, planners also said the new surface will help reduce injuries.

A granite bench was also dedicated to Candace Woolston. She was a teacher at the school who passed away from cancer.

Parents said they are thankful for the safety features.

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.

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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.

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.

 

 

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.