News from August 18, 2013

August 18, 2013

Photos: Lobster boats rock in harbor races

 Boats compete to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

August 18, 2013

Body removed from home in Lebanon

State police say there is nothing suspicious about the man's death.

August 18, 2013

Man injured by polar bear returns to Maine

Matthew Dyer, who spent three weeks in a Montreal hospital after the attack, is scheduled for jaw surgery Monday.

August 19, 2013

Fire in Kennebunk home quickly contained

Firefighters say the fire started in a clothes dryer.

August 19, 2013

Maine bicyclist nearly loses leg in freak accident

A nurse who happens to be in the area more than likely saves the bicyclist's life.

August 18, 2013

Fire in Falmouth commercial building quickly extinguished

Falmouth's fire chief credits the building's sprinkler system with preventing more widespread damage.

August 18, 2013

Sea Dogs pitcher achieves rare feat

Keith Couch throws Portland's first nine-inning complete game in more than six years, beating Harrisburg 2-1.

August 19, 2013

Sprint Cup: Logano gives Ford a backyard win

Joey Logano wins the Pure Michigan 400, boosting his Cup chances and giving his owner a home-state victory.

August 18, 2013

Obama plays final golf round before Cape Cod vacation ends

The Obama family is due back at the White House late Sunday.

August 18, 2013

Maine man fatally shot by police in confrontation

A 78-year-old-man is shot when he engages in an armed confrontation with officers.

August 18, 2013

NH woman hurt in The Forks rafting accident

Patricia Guevin, 52, of Kingston, N.H., was flown to a Bangor hospital with head and face injuries sustained in a rafting accident in The Forks on Sunday.

August 18, 2013

Salt Institute offers art in park container

PORTLAND -- The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland debuted an unusual multimedia exhibit Saturday inside a steel shipping container in Congress Square Park.

August 18, 2013

1st settlement in PSU-Sandusky case; more expected

The deal, which will reportedly pay the victim a multimillion-dollar payout, is the first of 26 settlements expected soon among 31 young men who have pressed claims over Jerry Sandusky's actions and Penn State's response.

August 18, 2013

Woman, child found dead in car in RI

Police say there didn't appear to be any foul play or trauma to the victims, a 39-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy.

August 18, 2013

Belfast designated as 'business friendly'

The state says that among other things, Belfast has effectively utilized state and federal programs to improve infrastructure that supports a good business climate.

August 19, 2013

Police find Waterville woman and missing kids

Traveling with her three unharmed children, BethMarie Retamozzo is arrested in South Carolina.

August 18, 2013

Small plane crashes in Blue Hill, nobody hurt

An official says a single-engine plane crash-landed in a field off Falls Bridge Road Sunday morning.

August 19, 2013

Biddeford Market Basket a big hit among early shoppers

 The new 107,000-square foot store boasts 9-foot wide aisles, a sushi bar, pizza shop, lunch counter and 60,000 items.

August 18, 2013

Jamaica sweeps 6 sprint events with relay golds Several photos included in this story

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce each win their third gold medal at the world championships as part of relay teams.

August 18, 2013

Declining bingo revenues hurting vets groups

The American Legion and other veterans' organizations say declining revenues mean fewer donations back to the community and officers available to help veterans with their claims.

August 18, 2013

Egypt's military chief: Army to confront violence

Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says the Army has no intention to seize power.

August 18, 2013

Shark sighting prompts Cape Cod swimming ban

A section of the Cape Cod National Seashore was closed to swimming for about an hour on Saturday, and swimmers at Wellfleet town beaches were told to stay out of deep water.

August 19, 2013

Amtrak Downeaster strikes man in Scarborough

He suffered life-threatening injuries, authorities say, and reportedly ran across the tracks before being hit.

August 18, 2013

Russia's sports minister: Anti-gay law won't infringe on Olympics

Vitaly Mutko says "the freedoms of Russian and foreign athletes and guests who come to Sochi will be absolutely protected."

August 18, 2013

NH gov featured guest at Maine Dem fundraiser

More than 200 people are expected at the Muskie Lobster Bake fundraiser Sunday at the Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport.

August 18, 2013

Dispatches

No progress in search for missing children / Motorist extracted from car after crash / Items stolen from outside fire station

August 18, 2013

Girl's judo could lead to Olympics

A Somerset Middle School coach has high hopes for the Massachusetts seventh-grader.

August 18, 2013

Views of mini cameras not uniform

Some Maine officers wear them, other departments would buy them, but it's a different story in New York.

August 18, 2013

Legionnaire reunites photos, families

 A former American Legion Post commander in Norton, Mass., salvages 70 years of history.

August 18, 2013

Bulger jurors recall stress, boredom, fear

 As each side presented 77 witnesses, the trial lasted two months and became all-consuming, they say.

August 18, 2013

Camp seeks funds, to tune of $12 million

The New England Music Camp is planning to bring performing arts education to more central Maine kids.

August 18, 2013

Students take show to Fringe Festival

Lawrence, Mass., high school actors will perform at the prestigious festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

August 18, 2013

Family bluegrass fest: It's finger pickin' good

This coming weekend's gathering in Litchfield features dozens of bands and instruction for kids.

August 18, 2013

Police officers in Maine wear cameras like badge

Wilton's chief is among proponents who say the small devices protect officers and the public.

August 18, 2013

Maine cheese makers join cream of crop

The owners of a farm in Skowhegan place third for their whole-milk ricotta in a national competition.

August 18, 2013

Funeral held for girls killed in plane crash

 A 13-year-old honors student and her 1-year-old sister are remembered as cheerful and loving.

August 18, 2013

Bat war calls for nuclear option Several photos included in this story

 The fight to save brown bats from white-nose syndrome includes using sterilized weapons bunkers as caves.

August 18, 2013

White Mountain bear encounters rise

Visitors are advised to keep clean campsites to discourage visits from animals searching for food.

August 18, 2013

Commercial airline to fly out of Pease

An announcement is planned for Tuesday.

August 20, 2013

How safe are you on the road? Several photos included in this story

With the potential for so many repeat OUI offenders getting behind the wheel again, the question arises: Why doesn't Maine have a provision to revoke driving privileges for good?

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.