News from April 19, 2013

April 20, 2013

Justice official: No reading of Miranda rights

An official also says 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be questioned by a special interrogation team for high-value suspects.

April 20, 2013

Obama: Many unanswered questions about the 'terrorists' Video clip included

The president also heaps praise on law enforcement, saying the nation couldn't thank them enough for their efforts.

April 20, 2013

Mainers take to the water in 'Wicked Tuna' Video clip included

US - NTNA9277  NGCI - 040582 Local fishermen compete Sunday on the popular reality TV show.

April 19, 2013

3 neighbors of suspect taken into custody

Police say the three New Bedford people lived at a housing complex where the younger marathon suspect may have also lived.

April 20, 2013

Slain bombing suspect had wife, child

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's mother-in-law in Rhode Island says she is sickened by the attack.

April 20, 2013

Releasing photos proved pivotal in cracking case

Authorities took a gamble when they broadcast the images of the suspects in the marathon bombings.

April 19, 2013

Drug trials help Maine economy, new report says Video clip included

The clinical trials support jobs, generate taxes and save lives, says the study done by an industry group.

April 19, 2013

Chief: Slain MIT officer was dedicated, well-liked

The baby-faced 26-year-old enjoyed climbing snowy mountains, training young boxers and playing kickball.

April 19, 2013

As NBA playoffs begin, Celtics hope to give Boston lift

'Listen, for some people a basketball game's not going to matter,'' Doc Rivers says. 'Some people, just the joy of the sport ... will help people.'

April 19, 2013

Wounded Boston transit officer in critical condition

The 33-year-old Richard Donohue was brought to the hospital at about 1 a.m. Friday after a shootout with the suspects.

April 19, 2013

Its streets deserted, Boston soldiers on

Some people venture out and find a few places open, but mostly Boston is 'creepy' silent, with police the dominant presence.

April 19, 2013

Bomb suspects' NJ sister 'heartbroken,' skeptical

'I'm hurt for everyone that's been hurt,' the woman tells reporters earlier.

April 19, 2013

Auburn Walmart reopens after bomb threat

Auburn police search the store after someone reports seeing a threat posted on Facebook.

April 19, 2013

Red Sox, Bruins postpone games during manhunt

No makeup date was announced for the opener of the Red Sox three-game series against the Royals scheduled for tonight at Fenway.

April 20, 2013

Classmates of suspect: 'Normal kid, funny, calm'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends at UMass-Dartmouth are shocked to learn he is a suspect in the deadly marathon bombings.

April 19, 2013

Maine boxer, coach recall dead bombing suspect

Portland Boxing Club owner Bob Russo was head coach for the 2009 Golden Gloves boxing team, which included bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

April 20, 2013

Some Maine businesses say lockdown means doubt

Seafood suppliers and others with patrons in Boston find it’s tough to operate when ‘who the heck knows what’s going to happen.’

April 19, 2013

Uncle makes passionate plea to bombing suspect: 'Turn yourself in'

He says his nephews ended up 'just hating everyone,' and urges Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to turn himself in.

April 19, 2013

Boston lockdown stalls lobster shipment

New Meadows Lobster in Portland has a shipment of lobster stalled in Boston.

April 19, 2013

Blood tests show sex offender forced to take drugs in murder-suicide

A medical examiner concludes that Lawrence Lewis, 68, died as a result of ingesting risperidone and nitroglycerin, says a staffer at the medical examiner's office reading from the autopsy report.

April 20, 2013

Former Maine residents wake up to SWAT team in Watertown

Among the Watertown residents who woke up to a neighborhood under police lockdown Friday were Doug Murphy, who grew up in Maine with his wife, Zoey Murphy.

April 19, 2013

Kerry: 'Part of the way there' in bringing bombing suspects to justice

"Terror anywhere in the world against any country is unacceptable and we need to continue to stand up and fight against it."

April 19, 2013

Maine's March unemployment rate 7.1%, down slightly

The unemployment rate was below the statewide average in all three of Maine's metropolitan areas.

April 19, 2013

Eyewitness video of gunfire in Watertown



April 19, 2013

Maine Supreme Court justice, stuck in Boston, describes 'unbelievable' shutdown

Maine Supreme Court Justice Joseph Jabar of Waterville described a surreal scene of deserted streets in downtown Boston, where he is attending a judicial conference this morning.

April 20, 2013

Photos detail boxing interests of Boston suspect

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, died after a shootout with police early Friday morning in Watertown, Mass.

April 19, 2013

Mainers in Boston share 'sense of fear' in eerily quiet city Video clip included

Like most in the city on Friday, Mainers who live in and around Boston wait indoors while law enforcement scours the city.

April 19, 2013

Maine police monitoring Boston manhunt

A Maine State Police detective has been in Boston to assist the investigators looking for the bombing suspects

April 20, 2013

Suspect brothers a study in contrasts Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The older had become a more devout Muslim; the younger is recalled as friendly and down-to-earth.

April 19, 2013

Mainers react to manhunt in Boston



April 19, 2013

Boston travel: Trains, buses halted, planes flying

By Friday evening, authorities had lifted the stay-indoors warning for people in the Boston area, and the transit system started running again.

April 19, 2013

Police find 14 bodies at Texas fireball site Several photos included in this story

West Aftermath At least three who died in the fertilizer facility blast were firefighters, their family members say.

April 19, 2013

Senators want ship to be named after Maine's Portland, too

Currently, the USS Portland, an amphibious transport dock ship, is named after the city of Portland, Ore.

April 19, 2013

St. Albans man dead in one-car accident

Austin E. Field, 18, of St. Albans died Friday after the car he was driving struck a tree on Mountain View Road.

April 20, 2013

Boston suspects' father: 'They were set up'

The father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing describes his youngest son as smart, talented and accomplished.

April 19, 2013

Timeline: the hunt for Boston's bombing suspects

A chronology of events leading up to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's arrest on Friday evening.

April 19, 2013

Watertown residents describe 'war zone'



April 19, 2013

Suspects' homeland has seen two decades of brutal fighting

Family members say the Tsarnaev brothers are ethnic Chechens whose family moved to the U.S. a decade ago.

April 19, 2013

Downeaster service disrupted due to Boston manhunt

The Downeaster is operating on schedule between Brunswick and Exeter, N.H., but the train is currently not entering Massachusetts.

April 19, 2013

Surviving Boston bombing suspect identified as Cambridge man from Russia Video clip included



April 19, 2013

Search to resume for missing Maine man

The search for 38-year-old Corey Farley is set to continue this morning. Wardens say his companion was found dead in the water Thursday afternoon.

April 19, 2013

Maine first lady to speak at job fair

Employers at the fair include manufacturers, construction companies, retailers, health care organizations, the U.S. Army and Navy, the York County Sheriff's Department and real estate firms.

April 19, 2013

94 employees to be hired at new Maine call center

Details of a career fair about the jobs are to be released today.

August 10, 2013

'The hunt is over': Suspect's capture follows final shootout Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Joy and relief fills the city streets as Suspect No. 2 is captured alive following two bloody shootouts, four tension-filled days and significant death and destruction.

April 19, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Four charged following major heroin bust/ Inmate charged with escape a week before release / Deaths of man and woman determined to be suicides ... and more news from around the state.

April 19, 2013

Nanny pleads not guilty in death of Mass. baby

Aisling McCarthy Brady Rehma Sabir died on her first birthday while in the care of Aisling Brady McCarthy.

April 19, 2013

S. Portland to let farmers set up again

The farmers market will return to Hinckley Drive despite past problems.

April 19, 2013

New England Dispatches

Mom given probation for brawl at son's wedding / Massachusetts jobless rate drops to 6.4 percent / Speed limit may increase on N.H. interstate ... and more news from around the region.

April 19, 2013

Bill aims to protect Malaga's descendants

Marnie Darling Voter shared personal – and painful – secrets with Maine State Museum curator Kate McBrien . . .

April 19, 2013

In Boston blast's aftermath, resiliency helps heal

But it's not clear who will suffer lingering anxiety, depression or even post-traumatic stress disorder.

April 19, 2013

U.S. Senate backs penalty if gun-owner data released

Maine's Republican Sen. Susan Collins supported the amendment while independent Sen. Angus King opposed it.

April 19, 2013

President, momentum outgunned by the NRA

The passion of its members foils new gun-control efforts despite public support and outrage over mass killings.

April 19, 2013

Teen stunned at portrayal as Massachusetts bombing suspect

Salah Eddin Barhoum says he fears he'll be blamed for the Boston Marathon attacks.