Portland Cab Driver Shot with Pellet Gun 

Police say a Portland cab driver has been shot with a pellet during a robbery. Lt. Robert Ridge says the driver picked up a fare at the Portland Transportation Center at about 11 p.m. Wednesday and drove the man to Cumberland Avenue where the man said he was meeting his brother. When the alleged brother approached the cab, he pulled out a pellet gun, demanded money and shot the driver in the face and neck. The men fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Ridge tells The Portland Press Herald, that the driver, who was hit by two or three pellets, did not appear to be seriously injured and did not need to be hospitalized. The suspects are still at large.