News from April 16, 2013

April 17, 2013

Foes push to keep lid on project in Bayside

20130312_MidTown Their newspaper ad pressures city councilors to deny a zoning change allowing taller buildings.

April 16, 2013

Newly released texts show Zumba prostitute had busy schedule

They also reveal how integral Mark Strong Sr. was to Alexis Wright's Kennebunk operation.

April 16, 2013

Vermont's last original trooper dies

Harold "Ace" Ackerman was one of the 19 original troopers who hit the road in Rutland after the creation of the state police in the 1950s.

April 16, 2013

LifeFlight helicopter forced to land in Cumberland field

There were no patients on board during the landing and all three people in the helicopter escaped without injury.

April 16, 2013

Scarborough police arrest three in drug bust

Police conducted two traffic stops near the Wal-Mart store off Payne Road after witnessing a drug transaction in a parking lot.

April 16, 2013

Pressure cookers make strong bombs, good clues

The pots that speed the cooking of beans and meat also make weaker, easy-to-obtain explosives much stronger.

April 16, 2013

N.H. governor urges House to pass bill OK'ing casino

 Her proposed budget counts on $80 million from licensing a single casino in the state.

April 16, 2013

Second set of petitions tries to oust OOB councilors

Recall efforts now target all seven Old Orchard Beach councilors, and the fired town manager has sued.

April 16, 2013

Sanford man suffers burns after furnace explodes

The man suffers burns to over 90 percent of his body because of the incident.

April 16, 2013

Red Sox hope to bring some healing for Boston

Jon Lester has felt pride when slipping on his Boston jersey and cap. Never more than now.

April 16, 2013

Officials: Letter with poison sent to U.S. senator

The discovery evokes memories of the days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when mail laced with anthrax began appearing.

April 17, 2013

Nails, pellet wounds take toll on victims

At least a dozen people lose one or more limbs in the blasts that doctors say are typical of war zones.

April 16, 2013

Boston U.: Graduate student killed in marathon attack

Boston University says the student was with two friends, one of whom, another graduate student, was injured and is in stable condition.

April 16, 2013

Lawmaker: No clear suspect in Boston attack

A congressman says investigators still don't know whether the Boston Marathon bombs were the work of domestic or foreign attackers.

April 16, 2013

Pat Summerall, voice of NFL, dies at 82 Several photos included in this story

As John Madden's longtime partner, Summerall was one of the most famous broadcasters in NFL history, calling 16 Super Bowls.

April 16, 2013

Missing Maryland man may be headed to Maine

Timothy John Fowler, 69, who has Alzheimer's disease, used to live in Maine.

April 17, 2013

After surgery, Falmouth grad in good condition

 Other Mainers in attendance during Monday's attacks – including two Portland surgeons – share their experiences.

April 16, 2013

Porthole reopens, but just for breakfast

The restaurant has a new owner and new management, and the kitchen and other parts of the space have been completely remodeled.

April 16, 2013

American Airlines' outage grounds tens of thousands of passengers

Tensions were high as passengers whose flights were canceled found they couldn't rebook on later flights.

April 16, 2013

Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts

The museum complex will begin rolling gallery closures after May 1 and postpone or cancel some exhibits for 2014.

April 16, 2013

Bay State restaurant manager among those killed in blasts

The 29-year-old woman went to the marathon with her best friend, who was seriously wounded.

April 16, 2013

GM to roll out new line of smaller pickups

The trucks will replace the aging Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, with gas mileage and features designed to take sales from Toyota's market-leading Tacoma.

April 16, 2013

King describes 'bad hour' awaiting word on wife after Boston blasts

Angus King Mary Herman was in the grandstands across the street from one of the bomb blasts earlier in the afternoon but had left prior to the explosions.

April 16, 2013

Open house at Fenway Park postponed

The attack at the Boston Marathon prompts the team to put off the event. Friday's game is still scheduled.

April 16, 2013

Father of N.C. dirt collapse victim faces charges

Jordan Arwood was operating a backhoe in a pit last week when the walls caved in, killing his daughter and another child.

April 16, 2013

Website with CMP applicant data breached

The personal information of 5,100 people, nearly 1,000 of them Mainers, may have been accessed.

April 17, 2013

Agents pursue clues, say bombs loaded to maim Several photos included in this story

With no suspects, officials appeal for the public's help and start reviewing 2,000 images.

April 16, 2013

Security heightened at Logan after blasts

One flight was returned to the gate and rescreened, while another was held after landing so authorities could inspect the baggage.

April 16, 2013

Obama says Boston bombings an act of terrorism Video clip included

In his second public statement in less than 24 hours since the explosions, the president urges anyone with information relating to the events to contact authorities.

April 17, 2013

Portland Handyman must repay ex-customers $236,500

A judge calls Daniel B. Tucci’s behavior ‘truly reprehensible.’

April 16, 2013

'1 Mile to Go' at the Boston Marathon

From my spot at Kenmore Square, a few strides before the “1 Mile to Go” marker, I saw so many emotions. There was joy, pain, excitement, regret, more pain and relief.

April 16, 2013

Portland police heighten vigilance in bombing aftermath

'We're giving special attention to critical infrastructure and transportation hubs,' says Police Chief Michael Sauschuck.

April 17, 2013

North Pond Hermit’s bail set at $25,000

Christopher T. Knight, who is described as a ‘model prisoner,’ will face additional charges.

April 16, 2013

LaGuardia fully opens after partial evacuation

New York City is on a heightened security alert as a precaution due to the Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.

April 16, 2013

Obama to speak from White House on Boston bombings

Earlier today, Obama ordered flags at the White House and all government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Boston Marathon explosion victims.

April 17, 2013

Spirited 8-year-old among Boston Marathon victims Several photos included in this story

Martin Richard was remembered as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb and play sports like soccer, basketball and baseball.

April 16, 2013

Study supports theory that circumcision reduces HIV risk

The study suggests that by reducing the number of anaerobic bacteria, circumcision may allow the body’s immune cells to better destroy the HIV virus.

April 16, 2013

Neighbors recall young Boston marathon bombing victim

Eight-year-old Martin Richard was among the three people killed in the explosions Monday.

April 16, 2013

London Marathon to go ahead after Boston bombings

An estimated 500,000 spectators usually turn out to watch the race which is scheduled for Sunday.

April 16, 2013

NH woman injured by shrapnel at Boston Marathon

Denise Spenard of Manchester didn't realize she was injured at first.

April 16, 2013

Pope 'grieved' by deaths, injuries in Boston blast

The pontiff expressed his condolences in a message Tuesday addressed to Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

April 16, 2013

Firefighters believe arson caused UMaine frat fire

The attic caught on fire of the Phi Kappa Sigma house in Orono on Friday.

April 16, 2013

Skakel blames lawyer in latest murder appeal

A trial starts today for Michael Skakel, who is trying to get his murder conviction overturned for the 1975 bludgeoning of his Greenwich, Conn., neighbor.

April 16, 2013

$125,000 raised for NH-Maine bridge lighting

The goal is $200,000 for the bridge, which is under construction and expected to open in July.

April 16, 2013

Alaska-based soldier gets 16 years in spy case

Military prosecutors paint William Colton Millay as a white supremacist who was fed up with the Army and the United States, and was willing to sell secrets to an enemy agent, even if that would cost fellow soldiers their lives.

April 16, 2013

FBI seeks images in Boston Marathon bomb inquiry

Meanwhile, Gov. Deval Patrick says contrary to earlier reports, no unexploded bombs were found. He said the only explosives were the ones that went off.

April 16, 2013

Lewiston-Auburn to host big Shriners event

Officials say Lewiston-Auburn now has the facilities to accommodate the event that previously was held in Portland.

April 16, 2013

Maine man charged with murder is denied bail

Investigators say Michael McNaughton, 23, of Lewiston, killed 20-year-old Romeo Parent because he believed Parent was a police informant.

April 16, 2013

Reacting to the terror

Comments from officials and people close to the scene at the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 16, 2013

Update: Police searching Revere apartment

Boston area television stations reported that several bags were removed from the apartment just north of Boston at about 2 a.m. today.

April 16, 2013

Security heightened in U.S., Great Britain

 British police are reviewing security plans for Sunday's London Marathon - the next major international race.

April 16, 2013

Hospital plans new center for research

 The N.H. hospital aims to bring research from Dartmouth's medical school closer to doctors.

April 16, 2013

Finances given back to bankrupt R.I. city

Now Central Falls will have to follow a five-year plan for recovery and cover the $3.2 million cost of receivership.

April 16, 2013

Love of food is evident in eateries

 Three new restaurants light up the Waterville food scene with unique tastes.

April 16, 2013

Marijuana advocate happy to take his medicine

 Donald Christen now uses pot legally, but continues his 23-year fight for full legalization of the drug.

April 16, 2013

Providence's WaterFire hit by sequester

The shows will go on but the popular river event faces logistical problems.

April 16, 2013

Report offers family service fixes in N.H.



April 16, 2013

Terror in Boston Several photos included in this story

Runners continue to run towards the finish line as an explosion erupts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Bomb blasts at the marathon finish line kill three, injure more than 140 and leave a bloody scene described as 'what we expect from war'

April 16, 2013

Environmentalists win ruling on tar sands oil

A Vermont regulator says reversing the flow in the pipeline would need to be reviewed by a commission.

April 16, 2013

Elderly woman allegedly tried to have prosecutor killed

 An 84-year-old Texan is accused of trying to pay $5,000 for a prosecutor's murder and $2,500 for an attack against a district attorney.

April 16, 2013

Dispatches

Authorities investigating deaths of man and woman / Southwest Airlines begins flights out of Portland / Maine People's Alliance protests with pizza slices . . . and more news from around the state.

April 16, 2013

N.H. troopers now using eTicket system

The eTicket system has been used successfully by state police for the past year.

April 16, 2013

Lawyers request probe of Gov. LePage

 A LePage spokeswoman says he did nothing wrong in a meeting about unemployment benefits.

April 17, 2013

'It was all innocent people, just defenseless' Video clip included

 Scores of Mainers, maybe more, were within a couple of blocks of the explosions that shattered the celebration of endurance and achievement.

April 16, 2013

Bill aims to compel districts to offer all-day kindergarten

The measure requires school districts that offer kindergarten to have a full-day program by 2017.