News from April 6, 2013

April 6, 2013

New England Dispatches



April 6, 2013

Fair helps to spread word of wellness for women

The 16th annual event draws more than 500 people for free screenings and health information.

April 7, 2013

Small-scale cyberattacks an enduring threat in Maine

 A Portland data-security expert says the menace to privacy and the economy 'is real and it is escalating.'

April 6, 2013

Thresher crew 'helped save the world' Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Hundreds gather to honor the 129 men who died when the nuclear submarine sank to the ocean floor 50 years ago.

April 6, 2013

Camp Keyes operations may move to new headquarters

Construction at the site off Civic Center Drive in Augusta could start as soon as next spring.

April 6, 2013

Children of Alzheimer's patient making it their business

Their 10-bed facility is a personal solution to the rising need for elder care.

April 6, 2013

Pillow fight a wakeup call for peace Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 About 150 pillow-wielding people joined the mayhem in Portland as part of International Pillow Fight Day.

April 8, 2013

What Kitty McGuire left behind: happy memories, many questions Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 The 13-year-old's family points to reports of bullying and her grief over a beloved uncle's suicide, but struggle to understand why she took her life.

April 6, 2013

Dispatches

A car is found partly submerged in Lebanon / Brush fires doused across Maine / Collins to speak at USM graduation / Dempsey attends movie premiere in Maine ... and more news from around the state and region.

April 7, 2013

Washington Notebook: Mainers get results on sex assaults in military

New guidelines released Friday are intended to give victims of sexual assault more peace of mind when applying for security clearance.

April 6, 2013

Brush fires flare as season heats up

Brush fires popped up in a handful of towns around Maine Saturday as gusty winds helped create ripe conditions for the fires.

April 7, 2013

Bill Nemitz: No niceties – or facts – constrain Maine's governor



April 6, 2013

Farm nurtures all creatures in need -- great and small

 Don't Forget Us Pet Us, a home for neglected animals, is run by two very giving Bay State women.

April 6, 2013

How Connecticut lawmakers wrangled a bipartisan gun deal

Nancy Wyman, Neil Heslin, Dannel P. Malloy, Nicole Hockley A commitment to passing reforms gets legislators from both sides over many potential barriers.

April 7, 2013

In Senate, gun laws will be 'a challenge' Several photos included in this story

 Their constituents keep Maine’s Sens. Collins and King in the middle on stronger controls, but they are seen as potential swing votes.

April 6, 2013

Sandy Hook families bring emotion to lobbying

Barack Obama, Terry Rosseau, Giles Rousseau They intend to speak to every senator who has yet to express support for gun-control legislation.

April 6, 2013

Injury spoils Lackey's return

Making his first appearance since 2011, John Lackey leaves the mound in pain in the fifth inning.

April 6, 2013

3 UNH students burned when water pipe bursts

Hunter Hall is evacuated after three female students suffered what are believed to be third-degree burns.

April 6, 2013

Pillow fighters whack away in Monument Square

About 150 pillow-wielding people joined the mayhem in Portland as part of International Pillow Fight Day.

April 6, 2013

EU: No deal reached at nuclear talks with Iran

There are no plans for new talks, according to a European Union official.

April 6, 2013

1909 Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $2.1M

Goldin Auctions said the price was a record for a baseball card sold at auction, but a similar Wagner card in mint condition was purchased for $2.8 million in a private sale in 2007.

April 6, 2013

Pot dispensary workers rally in Portland

Protesters say Wellness Connection is ignoring their concerns about working conditions.

April 6, 2013

Too cold to play for Dogs

Portland postpones Saturday's game with Trenton due to "unplayable field conditions."

April 6, 2013

Police investigate partially submerged car

Police say the vehicle was discovered early Saturday with its front end submerged and the owner nowhere to be found.

April 6, 2013

Dempsey lends star power to movie premiere in Maine

The movie follows the lives of 40 cyclists as they train and raise money for cancer care in preparation for the "Cancervive Peloton Project."

April 6, 2013

USM announces commencement speakers

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will be one of the school's two speakers at the May 11 graduation ceremonies.

April 6, 2013

'Bodefest' taking place in New Hampshire

Olympian Bode Miller is holding his annual "Bodefest" in Franconia on Saturday afternoon at Cannon Mountain.

April 6, 2013

South Africa: Mandela discharged from the hospital

The health of Nelson Mandela, 94, has improved and he will be treated at home.

April 6, 2013

Company to change NYSE ticker symbol

South Portland-based WEX Inc. is changing its symbol to "WEX" from "WXS."

April 6, 2013

Actors give ‘Ancestral’ characters new life



April 6, 2013

Maine parents support morning-after pill ruling

20130405_NextChoice A federal judge says the 17-or-older age restriction on sales of the pill is 'arbitrary' and 'capricious.'

April 6, 2013

Feature obituary: Hilda Coskery, 86, motor speedway scorekeeper

 Ms. Coskery also owned and operated the former Flying Point Campground in Freeport for 23 years.

April 6, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Strong released from jail after 15 days / Man accused of stabbing estranged wife in cheek / Portland teacher honored with 5 other semifinalists ... and more news from around the state.

April 6, 2013

New England Dispatches

Sharing a joint is legal, court says / R.I. music festivals mean $5.1 million for economy / Bill banning wild boar wins House approval ... and more news from around the region.

April 6, 2013

North Korean threats make South yawn Several photos included in this story

However, foreign embassies in Seoul quietly make plans in case their citizens have to be evacuated.

April 5, 2013

Maine panel endorses wait of one year to lobby

The legislation would affect lawmakers and top appointed officials. More financial disclosure is urged.