News from August 17, 2013

August 17, 2013

The lifeline who lets mom stay home

Part Two of The Challenge of Our Age finds that for Maine’s 190,000 caregivers, the costs are high and the support is limited.

August 17, 2013

MS REGATTA RESULTS



August 17, 2013

Lobster boats rev up for final race

Portland's harbor is the final stop of the season for a 12-race tour up and down the Maine coast.

August 17, 2013

SALT Institute delivers 'cool' show in Congress Square

20130817_ArtContainer A Maine-centric multimedia exhibit is shown in a shipping container in the downtown Portland park.

August 17, 2013

Maine railway involved in Lac-Megantic crash gets more time

The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway is allowed to operate in Canada until Oct. 1.

August 17, 2013

Crews respond to vehicle crash in Windham

The motorist is extracted from the vehicle and taken to a hospital.

August 17, 2013

Major League Notebook: Red Sox broadcaster 'heartbroken' about son's actions

Jerry Remy says he and his wife are heartbroken after Jared Remy is accused of killing Jennifer Martel on Thursday night.

August 17, 2013

Rattlers beat Soul 48-39 in ArenaBowl

Arizona wins its second straight championship by beating Philadelphia again.

August 18, 2013

Royals' Tejada suspended 105 games for amphetamine use

Former MVP Miguel Tejada is not challenging the penalties and will begin serving the ban immediately.

August 17, 2013

Usain Bolt wins 3rd straight world title in 200

Usain Bolt wins in a world-leading mark of 19.66 seconds.

August 17, 2013

Navy changes how alcohol is sold on-base

The Navy is trying to curb alcohol abuse in a push to reduce sexual assaults and other crimes.

August 17, 2013

Police ride pay tribute to fallen MIT officer

A procession of police officers on motorcycles pay tribute to fallen MIT officer Sean Collier by putting a single red rose where he died.

August 17, 2013

5 decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed

Thousands of pages of investigative documents sit in metal boxes on shelves in "a big room that's temperature- and humidity-controlled."

August 17, 2013

Police offer reward in attempted abduction

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a man accused of trying to abduct a young woman in Sanford on July 26.

August 17, 2013

Security forces storm protester-held Egypt mosque

Several security officials say ending the standoff at the mosque was essential after receiving information the group planned to turn it into a new sit-in protest camp.

August 17, 2013

MS Regatta: Fun for a worthy cause Several photos included in this story

 The annual race in Casco Bay is known for its fun and diversity, as 60 sailboats compete in four divisions.

August 17, 2013

Alabama No. 1 in AP preseason football poll

The Crimson Tide will try to become the first team to win three straight national championships.

August 17, 2013

Maine offers pesticide disposal opportunity

Officials plan to set up four sites around the state in October where participants can take their unwanted pesticide.

August 17, 2013

Union Fair gets underway, dates back to 1869

The fair, which runs though Aug. 24, is a large family event that also hosts the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival.

August 17, 2013

Kennebunkport museum joins Bush in helping sick boy

 Saturday's proceeds from an exhibit on the former first family will benefit a 2-year-old with cancer.

August 17, 2013

Residences proposed for Thompson's Point

Additional approvals from Portland are required to add housing units to the $100 million mixed-use project.

August 17, 2013

Lawmakers, advocates seek reform plan for NSA

A leaked report shows thousands of unauthorized spying incidents at the nation's surveillance agency.

August 17, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Gardiner woman admits stealing taxpayers' IDs / Police warn of burglaries in specific neighborhoods / Maine ranks among best for its nursing home care ... and more news from around the state.

August 17, 2013

New England Dispatches

Barack Obama, Malia Obama Police lieutenant denies stealing drug evidence / High school arena needs $125,000 to remain solvent / Former Tewksbury worker admits stealing $50,000 ... and more news from around the region.

August 17, 2013

UFC chief with ties to Maine has overseen fight to the top

The sport is growing under the eyes of its de facto commissioner, who grew up near Bangor.

August 17, 2013

Laid-back Portland panhandler gets creative

As a city ban takes effect, a man trades his spot between lanes of traffic for a shady patch of grass, but he's out of luck.

August 17, 2013

Brady, Patriots look sharp in 25-21 victory Several photos included in this story

Danny Amendola, Tom Brady Two days after a scare goes through Patriots Nation, Tom Brady looks close to perfect vs. Tampa Bay.