News from April 21, 2013

April 21, 2013

Nurses tell of ordeal after the bombings

Jean Acquadra

April 21, 2013

Five days of fear in Boston

 On Friday night, Bostonians could applaud law enforcement that put terror on the run.

April 21, 2013

Bomb suspect's cause of death still undetermined

Boston Marathon Explosions

April 22, 2013

LePage sees no shame in going by the letter grade



April 22, 2013

Maine lawmaker seeks tighter pharmacy regulation

 Rep. Sharon Anglin Treat says Maine should learn from the 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to Massachusetts.

April 22, 2013

Debate rages on how to handle Boston bombing suspect

Should he be treated as an enemy of the state or like a common criminal?

April 22, 2013

Principal turnover creates ripple effect for Maine schools

For every vacancy filled, another might occur as schools compete for capable administrators.

April 21, 2013

China quake survivors wait for aid

 The death toll from the quake climbs to 186, with 11,000 injured and nearly two dozen still missing.

April 21, 2013

In Texas: 'We have lost friends and neighbors'

 Residents of West, Texas, pray for comfort four days after a fertilizer plant exploded and killed 14.

April 21, 2013

Parents of Boston suspect describe his Russia trip

The parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev insisted Sunday that he traveled to Dagestan and Chechnya last year to visit relatives and had nothing to do with the militants operating in the volatile part of Russia.

April 21, 2013

Portland police say there is nothing suspicious about man's death

Portland police say the man died inside his vehicle on Forest Avenue early Sunday morning.

April 21, 2013

Royals sweep Sox in doubleheader

Ervin Santana pitches seven strong innings in the Royals' 4-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader. Boston loses the second game 5-4.

April 21, 2013

Sea Dogs building momentum

Portland holds off a New Britain comeback and picks up its third consecutive win over the Rock Cats.

April 22, 2013

Reports: Agents question Boston bombing suspect Several photos included in this story

Two-year-old Wesley Brillant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is reportedly answering in writing because he has a throat wound.

April 21, 2013

Wounded transit officer lost most of his blood, still critical

Doctors say 33-year-old Richard Donohue is expected to make a full recovery and that nerves and muscles in his leg are intact.

April 21, 2013

Mass. to observe moment of silence Monday

The one-minute silent tribute to victims is scheduled for 2:50 p.m. and will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts.

April 21, 2013

Bruins offer salute after important win

 The Bruins honor heroes from the last week after a 3-0 win that moves them into a tie for the division lead.

April 21, 2013

NBC's Al Michaels arrested for alleged DUI in Calif.

Santa Monica police Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin said Michaels was taken into custody Friday night.

April 21, 2013

Georgetown man killed in single-vehicle crash

Henry S. Gilliam III, 24, was killed when his pickup truck crashed on Bay Point Road Saturday night.

April 21, 2013

Bicycle coalition organizes 400-mile ride in Maine

The event, called BikeMaine, will start and end in Orono and include overnight stops in Dover-Foxcroft, Belfast, Castine, Bar Harbor and Ellsworth from Sept. 7 to 14.

April 21, 2013

Boston services held to honor victims, responders

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley tells his congregation, "Our task is to keep this spirit of community alive going forward."

April 21, 2013

Seeking stability, some Maine lobstermen join union

But despite low market prices and rising costs, some fear legalities and the loss of independence.

April 21, 2013

Lackey, Breslow to pitch for Dogs at Hadlock Field

Starter John Lackey is scheduled to pitch Monday night against the Binghamton Mets and reliever Craig Breslow is expected to pitch Tuesday night.

April 21, 2013

Thousands run in NYC, elsewhere to support Boston

More than 6,000 runners finished Sunday's Run for the Parks, a four-mile run in Central Park in New York that was planned before Monday's attacks.

April 21, 2013

Maine workshop to feature Newtown, Conn., police

Speakers from the Newtown Police Department will discuss their reaction to the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 26 students and educators dead.

April 21, 2013

Red Sox call up RHP Webster for doubleheader

Allen Webster had a 0.90 ERA and no record with 12 strikeouts and three walks in 10 innings during two starts at Triple-A Pawtucket.

April 22, 2013

Boston plans for reopening of bombing area soon

The area has been closed since the attack on Monday while investigators painstakingly collect evidence.

April 21, 2013

AP Source: Jets allow Revis to meet with Bucs

New York grants the star cornerback permission to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signaling a trade is imminent.

April 21, 2013

Mass. gov: Video shows bomb suspect dodging blast Several photos included in this story

Deval Patrick says the video is "pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly."

April 21, 2013

William Cohen to enter Maine Sports Hall of Fame

The Bangor native was a standout basketball and baseball player at Bangor High School. He also played basketball at Bowdoin College.

April 21, 2013

Boston marathon suspect still in serious condition

There was no immediate word on when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be charged and what those charges would be.

April 21, 2013

Photo shows slain, injured Mass. officers together

The photo of Sean Collier and Richard Donohue was from a 2010 graduation ceremony at the Municipal Police Officers' Academy.

April 21, 2013

Boston police commissioner: No suspect interview yet

Edward Davis believes the two bombing suspects "were going to attack other individuals."

April 21, 2013

London Marathon: Tributes to Boston, extra security

The race starts with tributes to the Boston victims with a moment of silence.

April 21, 2013

Hermon woman killed in single-vehicle accident

Sarah Eason, 28, was a passenger and was ejected when the SUV rolled over and landed on its roof.

April 21, 2013

Placid suburb becomes war zone

Residents recount the harrowing events of the day bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown.

April 21, 2013

Cemetery erosion threatens family's graves

The graves of World War II and Spanish-American War veterans are affected; Skowhegan vows a fix.

April 21, 2013

Massachusetts boys aim high in national rocket competition



April 21, 2013

Coffin-making class dead on arrival

 The workshop is canceled for lack of interest but its organizer vows to try again in the near future.

April 21, 2013

Family hopes their organ donations spur others to give

Christine Lowell says she can enjoy simple things since she received lungs from her father and uncle.

April 21, 2013

Panel could clear the way for sale of Gannett House

The house could become a museum dedicated to the First Amendment and the rights it guarantees.

April 21, 2013

Fairfield plans to close two railroad crossings

The federal government provides grants to help fund the closures, freeing other funds for upgrades.

April 22, 2013

Governor reiterates stance for private property rights

A Saturday night rally in Naples brings out opposition to a U.N. sustainability program.

April 20, 2013

Washington Notebook: Collins leads delegation's fundraising



April 22, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Dark times at Maine Labor Department



April 21, 2013

Unemployment claims data suggesting state system not broken

Employers win most unemployment appeals despite the LePage administration's contention that the process is skewed in favor of workers.

April 21, 2013

The healing begins at home plate in emotional Fenway Park tribute Several photos included in this story

 Red Sox fans remember the victims, survivors and heroes of the Marathon bombings – and then celebrate a big win.