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News from April 18, 2013

April 19, 2013

Bill to study security at Maine schools supported

Teacher and sportsmen groups favor a look at ways to beef up safety in disasters or intrusions.

April 18, 2013

Patriots to play five games against winning teams

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady They play Super Bowl champions Baltimore on Dec. 22, in a rematch of last year's AFC title game.

April 18, 2013

One fishermen dead, second missing on Mount Desert Island

The body of 67-year-old Richard Weimer of Charlton, Mass. was recovered Thursday.

April 18, 2013

Search suspended for man missing near Salmon Falls

The search will resume Friday morning.

April 18, 2013

Number of critically injured in Boston down to 6

At least two of those are children, both at Boston Children's Hospital. But a 5-year-old boy has improved enough to be taken off the critical list.

April 19, 2013

Marathon runner witnesses Boston bombing and Texas explosion

People keep asking Joe Berti if he's unlucky. He feels quite the opposite . . .

April 19, 2013

Maine girl mauled, Rottweiler shot in gruesome incident

The girl is flown to a Boston hospital with serious head injuries after an incident at her grandmother's house.

April 19, 2013

FBI releases photos, video of two Boston bombing suspects

In a video, one of the two young men sets down a backpack at the second blast site.

April 18, 2013

Mental health clubhouse opens in Sanford

It's Maine's fifth clubhouse serving people with mental health issues.

April 18, 2013

Derek Jeter breaks ankle again; out until July

Jeter was hurt last October in the opener of the AL championship series and has been rehabbing in Tampa, Fla.

April 18, 2013

Metal pierced leg, but Falmouth woman feels 'lucky'

Sarah Girouard, a junior at Northeastern University, was one of the more than 170 who was injured in the Boston bombings.

April 18, 2013

Digital public library with vast archive opens

The Digital Public Library of America promises a site with millions of materials ranging from images of George Washington to footage of Freedom Riders during the civil rights era.

April 18, 2013

Massabesic names Jon Gallant head football coach

Gallant resigned in March as Deering's football coach.

April 18, 2013

Portland music venues become a duet

State Theatre is acquiring Port City Music Hall with plans for renovations and more local music shows.

April 18, 2013

LePage: Federal audit just routine

But that contradicts reports that said U.S. officials were probing claims of meddling by the governor and his administration.

April 18, 2013

Portland teen admits break-in, rape

 Under a plea deal, he faces prison and may then be deported.

April 19, 2013

SWAT-Bot: A safer approach to crime Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Maine's Howe twins apply their technological wizardry to a dangerous aspect of police work.

April 18, 2013

Man charged in poison letters case described as troubled Several photos included in this story

Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, faces two charges of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and a U.S. senator.

April 18, 2013

Feds hunt bomb suspects; Obama offers reassurance

The FBI and other law enforcement officials are planning a news briefing this afternoon on the investigation.

April 18, 2013

Ohio air show cancels plan to re-enact dropping of atomic bomb

The B-29 plane "Fifi," similar to the Enola Gay B-29 bomber used to attack Japan, will remain in the show but in a separate role.

April 18, 2013

School security study backed by teachers union, sportsmen's group

The study, to be performed by the Maine Department of Education, would look at a wide range of physical measures to improve security at schools.

April 18, 2013

Harpswell body shows no sign of foul play

The body of Ryan Johnson was found today near Cook's Lobster House on Bailey Island.

April 18, 2013

Maine woman charged in N.H. murder case

Michele Corson of Skowhegan allegedly played a role in the slaying of her brother's ex-wife.

April 18, 2013

Famed World War II aviators hold final reunion Several photos included in this story

Three of the four surviving crew members from the Doolittle Raiders mark the 71st anniversary of their historic bombing run on Tokyo.

April 18, 2013

Two Farmington deaths confirmed as suicides

Farmington police identify the victims as Lawrence Decker, 58, of Farmington, and Nikole Dolloff, 21, of Burnham.

April 18, 2013

Farmingdale police seize heroin worth $50K, charge 3 Several photos included in this story

The arrests followed the search of an apartment that uncovered 116 grams of uncut heroin – the equivalent of nearly 4,000 doses.

April 18, 2013

Bridge hit by tanker could stay closed until late May

A barge, crane and other materials for repairing damaged steel on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge are being floated to the site today.

April 18, 2013

Cumberland County Jail inmate charged with escape

Authorities say 35-year-old Jamie Allen Irish, whose last known address is New Gloucester, was scheduled to be released April 25.

April 18, 2013

Obama to attend service for bombing victims in Boston

The president and first lady are scheduled to attend the interfaith service this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

April 18, 2013

Maine wardens issue spring advisory on bears

With natural food not readily available to them, bears may roam into backyards looking for things to eat.

April 18, 2013

Pakistan's Musharraf flees court to avoid arrest

The escape – broadcast live on Pakistani TV – marked a new low in Musharraf's troubled return from exile last month to seek a political comeback.

April 18, 2013

Recently married couple lose legs in marathon attack

Patrick and Jessica Downes were married in Boston in August, an unlikely match who fell in love and shared a passion for running.

April 18, 2013

War medicine is helping Boston bomb victims Several photos included in this story

The bombs that made Boston look like a combat zone have also brought battlefield medicine to their civilian victims.

April 18, 2013

Feature obituary: Edward Shible, 89, worked at Day's Jewelers for 50 years

 Mr. Shible and his wife also owned and operated clothing stores in York Beach and Kennebunkport for 30 years.

April 18, 2013

N.H. lawmaker sorry for calling women 'vaginas'

Rep. Peter Hansen says an email reference to 'vaginas' was for shock value.

April 18, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

LifeFlight chopper grounded for mechanical inspection / Republican Liberty Caucus coming to Portland / Maine man sentenced for child porn ... and more news from around the state.

April 18, 2013

Falmouth woman hurt in blast back home

Sarah Girouard, 20, who attends Northeastern, is recovering with her parents in Falmouth.

April 18, 2013

Maine may drop out of emergency unemployment program

The state might leave the federal program because of issues resulting from automatic federal budget cuts

April 18, 2013

In race to be first, news organizations err

After the FBI denies an arrest had been made, media outlets back down from their claims.

April 18, 2013

For Mainer, pain became power, and then change

 Ruth Moore is an instrumental advocate for sexual assault victims in the U.S. military.

April 18, 2013

Maine doctor fined for giving incorrect medication

Dr. Deep Acharya failed to identify an incorrect medication given to a patient who later died.

April 18, 2013

Top executive resigns at Pittsfield hospital

The chief communications officer for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems says it was a "mutually agreed upon separation."

April 18, 2013

Portland school budget raises concern

Portland schools want to tap the city's general fund, which is meant as a reserve for emergencies.

April 18, 2013

Unitil: Costs rising, rate hike is needed

 The Maine distributor of natural gas estimates an average home's bill would increase by about $6 a month.