News from April 27, 2013

April 28, 2013

A Maine man's life torn in two Several photos included in this story

Nearly 34 years ago, convicted serial rapist Gary Irving ran from justice and pursued a seemingly ordinary life in Maine. But did he – could he – escape the shadows of the crimes he left behind?

April 28, 2013

Kotzschmar Organ preparing for an encore Several photos included in this story Video clip included

20130418_Kotzschmar The jewel in Portland's musical crown is undergoing expert restoration.

April 28, 2013

Washington Notebook: Collins, King in spotlight on key issues



April 28, 2013

Come to Biddeford for ghosts, stay for shopping

 The 'Secret Spaces/Haunted Places' tour hopes to turn nooks and crannies into business for the city.

April 28, 2013

Pit bulls maul Lebanon girl

Two pit bulls badly mauled a young girl on River Road in Lebanon Saturday afternoon, state police said.

April 27, 2013

Phone calls hint at Tsarnaev extremism

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, Anzor Tsarnaev Russian authorities turns over taped phone calls from Tamerlan Tsarnaev; in one, he mentions jihad.

April 27, 2013

Security high at Nashville marathon

 Participants pay tribute to Boston; winner Scott Wietecha had skipped the Boston Marathon.

April 27, 2013

New law exempts new vets from Maine license fees

Gov. Paul LePage signed the bill on Wednesday, and it will take effect 90 days after the close of this year's legislative session.

April 28, 2013

Maine picks laptops – but not Apples

An exclusive contract comes to an end as the governor and state education officials go with Hewlett-Packard.

April 27, 2013

Maine eagle cam spots two chicks

The Down East camera is one of two eagle cams maintained by the Biodiversity Research Institute, providing an intimate view of eagles.

April 27, 2013

Proposal aims to lure coin shows from N.H.

The bill would exempt gold and silver from Maine's sales tax. Some call that a slippery slope.

April 27, 2013

LePage says minimum wage hike a job killer

In his weekly radio address, the Republican governor says the bill to hike Maine's minimum wage to $9 an hour by 2016 and then automatically adjust it for inflation each year after that has a cost.

April 27, 2013

Maine drug take-back program under way today

Mainers can turn over prescription drugs at police and fire stations, drug stores, town halls and other locations across Maine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 27, 2013

North Korea tries American on charges he plotted a coup

Kenneth Brae, who has been detained for nearly six months, could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.

April 27, 2013

Patriots nab WR, pass rusher in draft's 2nd round

One by one, the New England Patriots picked off their wish list in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night.

April 27, 2013

Anti-violence rally draws 150 marchers in Portland Video clip included

Brandon Baldwin of the Attorney General's Office says attitude is the key to quelling sexual assault.

April 27, 2013

Portlander to recite 'Casey at the Bat' at Fenway Video clip included

Mort Soule Wearing his uniform and carrying his Louisville Slugger, Mort Soule will walk onto the biggest stage of his life Sunday and strike out . . .

April 27, 2013

Maine public schools to be assigned letter grades

Democratic legislators, school officials cry foul over Gov. Paul LePage's education initiative.

April 27, 2013

Pats close out draft with two defensive players

 New England takes defensive end Michael Buchanan of Illinois and linebacker Steve Beauhamais of Rutgers.