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Police investigate apparent drug overdose in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- Portsmouth Police are investigating an apparent overdose after a man was found dead at a residence on Kent Street.

Police said they received a call around 6:00 p.m. Sunday about an unconscious male. 29-year-old Cory Jarest was pronounced dead at the scene.

Portsmouth Police Department, along with the Office of the Medical Examiner, suspect Jarest died from a heroin overdose. Lab tests are still pending.

If you have information concerning this investigation, please call Detective Study at (603) 610-7653.


UPDATED: Construction worker struck, killed by dump truck


YORK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State police said a worker was killed when he was run over by a dump truck on the Maine Turnpike in York.

Police said the dump truck backed over 50-year-old James Woodward, of Westbrook, at a construction site on the York River Bridge around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

53-year-old Garry Johnson, of Hollis, was driving the truck at the time of the incident.

Both men worked for Shaw Brothers Construction.

Southbound traffic was not affected. The lane where the accident occurred already had been closed to traffic.

The accident is being investigated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Wet and windy conditions across Maine


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(NEWS CENTER) -- A nor'easter has made its way to Maine bringing strong winds, heavy rain and rough surf along the coast.

The storm will begin dying down by Friday, when there will be scattered showers.

Before the storm ends, it is expected to dump up to 5 inches of rain on the state.

Local power companies were reporting less than 2,000 customers without power in Maine early Thursday afternoon. Most of those outages were in York County. Up to five inches of rain have fallen in some areas.

Police investigate apparent drug overdose in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, N. H. (NEWS CENTER) -- Portsmouth Police are investigating an apparent overdose after a woman was found dead at Winchester Place Apartments.

30-year-old Cassie Claremont was pronounced dead at the scene.

Portsmouth Police Department, along with the Office of the Medical Examiner, suspect Claremont died from a heroin overdose. Lab tests are still pending.

If you have information concerning this investigation, please call Detective Adam Kozlowski (603) 610-7538.


Engineering firm gets $10M contract for shipyard


PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire engineering firm has been awarded a five-year, $10 million contract by the U.S. Navy to make repairs at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Appledore Marine Engineering in Portsmouth will start work on projects that include expanding the capabilities of the dry docks at the Kittery, Maine, shipyard, so they can accommodate the larger Virginia-class submarines.

The firm also will work on repairing and rehabilitating existing piers and wharfs. It also will do a study to assess the feasibility of a berth to increase the capabilities of the Navy to moor vessels there.


Rare albino hummingbird spotted in Ogunquit


OGUNQUIT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Photographs of an extremely rare albino hummingbird have been captured at the Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit.

The still shots were taken on Sept. 24 by Heather and Gary Ross while vacationing in Maine.


First Maine child tests positive for enterovirus


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A Maine child has tested positive for a respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the country.



The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a child from York County has tested positive for enterovirus D68 infection. It's the first confirmed case in the state.

Officials say the child was hospitalized, but is now back home and doing well.

Symptoms for the highly contagious virus include a fever, runny nose, sneezing and muscle aches. Officials say that children with severe cases elsewhere have had trouble breathing and have experienced wheezing.