News from April 13, 2013

April 14, 2013

King’s first 100 days: ‘The hardest I’ve ever worked in my life’ Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Remaining wide-eyed in a place that thrives on cynicism, Maine's independent senator makes an impression on both sides of the aisle.

April 14, 2013

Districts pinched by charter schools

Public school superintendents struggle to calculate and accommodate the cost of charter schools on their budgets.

April 13, 2013

For victims of the North Pond Hermit, anger mixes with sympathy

Camp owners say the most valuable thing that the suspected burglar stole was their privacy.

April 13, 2013

New Mainers Day welcomes refugees for old-fashioned good time Video clip included

20130413_NewMainers Catholic Charities Maine and USM co-host the annual event, featuring food, music and games.

April 14, 2013

Collins, King support gun law

Maine’s two U.S senators back a compromise bill that would require background checks.

April 14, 2013

Maine's longest-serving prisoner running no more Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 For 79-year-old Albert Paul – a convicted thief and murderer with a colorful history of breaking free – those days are now years behind him.

April 13, 2013

Collins supports plan to expand background checks

She says she would vote for a compromise negotiated by two gun-friendly senators.

April 13, 2013

Victorino, Sox thwart Rays' strategy

Shane Victorino's infield single in the 10th inning gives Boston a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.

April 13, 2013

Kobe's season over, but not career

Kobe Bryant of the Lakers injures his Achilles tendon, but says the setback will not end his career.

April 13, 2013

US, China pledge efforts for nuclear-free NKorea

China has the greatest leverage over North Korea, providing it with most of its fuel and much of its food aid.

April 13, 2013

Refugees welcomed at New Mainers Day

Newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers welcomed with ethnic food, music and games at the University of Southern Maine.

April 13, 2013

After home searched, Texas man charged with threat

A former justice of the peace is charged with making a "terroristic threat."

April 14, 2013

LePage courts gunmakers to come to Maine

Maine has already contacted two gun companies that have spoken of leaving their states.

April 13, 2013

Woods gets 2-stroke penalty, but not disqualified

A TV viewer spots the infraction and reports it to officials.

April 13, 2013

Police: Accused killer thought victim was an informant

Police say accused killer Michael McNaughton of Lewiston murdered Romeo Parent believing Parent was a police informant.

April 13, 2013

Pirates get top goal scorer back from Coyotes

Chris Brown, who has 25 goals, is back from a nine-day stint in the NHL.

April 13, 2013

LePage hears 'crickets,' no budget solution

The governor is still awaiting a budget proposal from Democrats, who have been attacking his plan.

April 13, 2013

Mainers to join in multi-state gun demonstrations

The demonstrations are being held as Congress deliberates gun violence following the Dec. 14 massacre in Connecticut.

April 13, 2013

Sunday River to spend $5.7M on upgrades

The money will go toward projects that include expanded snowmaking, a new 15-acre terrain park, and upgrades to hotels, condominiums and a hotel restaurant.

April 13, 2013

Coast Guard issues tips with boating season near

Officials say people should remember to dress for the water temperature and check all safety equipment to make sure it's in working order.

April 13, 2013

Hermit was quiet, smart, former classmates recall

They offer no clues, however, as to why Christopher Knight took to the Maine woods for 27 years of isolation.

April 13, 2013

Nanny charged with killing Mass. baby

An Irish nanny accused of violently injuring and killing a baby in her care was indicted on a murder charge on Friday.

April 13, 2013

Feature Obituary: Harold Erickson, 84, retired engineer

Mr. Erickson served as general chairman of the United Transportation Union for nearly three decades.

April 12, 2013

LePage allegations 'just the tip of the iceberg'

People denied jobless benefits under Gov. LePage could have new grounds for appeal, a lawyer says.

April 12, 2013

Suit accuses sheriff, Cumberland County of targeting whistleblower

A sheriff's detective who was investigated by the department claims he was a victim of retaliation.

April 13, 2013

Gun deal would affect Maine 'swap' magazine, website

 Untold numbers of guns change hands privately each year without background checks through publications such as Uncle Henry's.