News from August 2, 2013

August 3, 2013

Fugitive who fled N.H. trial 30 years ago is captured

After Robert Wade ran away during his trial for a 1982 burglary, he was convicted in absentia.

August 2, 2013

Boston feels bite as Diamondbacks win 7-6

Cody Ross, not re-signed in the offseason, returns to Fenway with Arizona and hits a key homer.

August 3, 2013

Injuries reported in Biddeford crash

The accident on Elm Street involved multiple vehicles.

August 3, 2013

Rabid skunk bites woman at Massachusetts theme park

Health officials say anyone who was scratched or bitten by a skunk at Six Flags New England should contact them.

August 2, 2013

Time Warner Cable drops CBS in some cities over fee dispute

Boston's WBZ and WSBK are among those that go dark. Many more customers also lose access to Showtime, TMC, FLIX and Smithsonian channels.

August 3, 2013

Maine wardens report progress in search for missing hiker

The search area has been narrowed to a section of rough terrain and sudden drop-offs, and wardens are now seeking only trained searchers.

August 3, 2013

U.S. railroads get emergency safety order

 Also Friday, Maine U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud introduces a bill that would effectively ban the practice of one-person crews on freight trains.

August 3, 2013

Maine's 'North Pond Hermit' indicted on additional charges

But the man who lived in the woods by himself for almost three decades probably won't be charged in hundreds of other burglaries because of the statute of limitations.

August 3, 2013

In shipwreck simulation, Maine kids use math, science to 'survive' Several photos included in this story

 They don't have to eat bugs or fend off predators, but they must use their smarts.

August 2, 2013

Injured hiker rescued near Mount Madison in N.H.

The Ohio man, who was injured in a fall, slowly makes his way down the trail until help arrives.

August 2, 2013

BIW gets $212 million contract modification

The change will allow BIW to do more of the work on a DDG-1000 destroyer.

August 3, 2013

BIW asks Bath for tax break to expand shipyard

Its tax increment financing proposal says a new outfitting hall would make Bath Iron Works more competitive.

August 3, 2013

Maine attorney released from intensive care after polar bear attack

Matthew Dyer was released from an intensive care unit Friday morning, though he still faces a lengthy recuperation.

August 2, 2013

Contract awarded for Portland Harbor dredging

A $9 million contract for dredging Portland Harbor has been awarded to a Massachusetts company.

August 3, 2013

Suspect pleads not guilty in poisoning of alleged Bulger victim

Police say the 69-year-old man owed money to Stephen Rakes and acted alone.

August 3, 2013

Portland Co. complex – prime waterfront – is sold

The sale of the property at 58 Fore St. suggests the eastern waterfront is poised for development.

August 2, 2013

Steve Solloway: For Ryan Hall, 'everything possible' in Beach to Beacon Several photos included in this story

One of the more visible faces of American men's distance running will compete Saturday, but no American runner has ever won the Beach to Beacon since its inception 16 years ago.

August 2, 2013

Friends, family celebrate life of Ashley Drew Several photos included in this story

About 250 people fill First Baptist Church for a service that included a video of Drew talking about some of the challenges she faced because she had cystic fibrosis.

August 2, 2013

Maine man faces jail for hiding forklift from the IRS

The agency wanted to seize the forklift to pay back taxes, but Patrick Doyon hid the machine before it could be towed away.

August 5, 2013

Affidavit: Maine man used identity of homicide victim

Police say William Morse had 61-year-old Richard Bellitieri's driver's license, credit cards and Social Security card when they arrested Morse on a drunken-driving charge in July.

August 2, 2013

GOP in key states tries to slow anti-abortion push

They say they are worried about alienating women and young people, who disproportionately favor abortion rights.

August 2, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres to host 2014 Oscars

The comic and TV host last hosted the awards ceremony in 2007.

August 2, 2013

Maine wardens investigate Gouldsboro death

Wardens say an 82-year-old man who went for a swim near his home was found dead by his wife about 20 feet from shore.

August 2, 2013

Michaud bill requires two-person freight train crews

 The legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree comes in the aftermath of a July rail accident in Quebec that killed up to 47 people.

August 2, 2013

Westbrook gains upper hand in Legion tournament

Saco & Biddeford Savings of Westbrook opens a 7-0 lead against Bangor in a winners' bracket game before play is suspended because of rain.

August 2, 2013

U.S. cites al-Qaida threat as it warns travelers, closes embassies

Officials say the potential for terrorism was particularly acute in the Middle East and North Africa, with a possible attack occurring on or coming from the Arabian Peninsula.

August 2, 2013

Second Maine shark sighting this week could be great white Video clip included

An expert assesses a video made by lobstermen that shows the shark eating a whale carcass about five miles from Boothbay Harbor’s inner harbor Tuesday.

August 3, 2013

Consultants scout Sanford locations for an adventure theme park

The experts meet with residents, business owners and the governor as they focus on large parcels of land near the airport and the Wells town line.

August 2, 2013

Collins sole Republican to vote for transportation bill

As the ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Collins and her staff spent weeks crafting the bill.

August 3, 2013

Three men charged with indecent conduct in York County

The arrests in Saco and Kennebunk are a result of undercover operations that stem from complaints, police say.

August 2, 2013

N.H. drug suspect nabbed in front of police station

Police say the 24-year-old Manchester man had white powder on his shirt and a ring of white powder around one nostril.

August 2, 2013

Employers add 162,000 jobs in July

The modest increase was still enough to help lower the unemployment rate to 7.4 percent, a 4 1/2-year low.

August 3, 2013

Route 25 collision seriously injures Steep Falls woman

A section of Route 25 in Standish near the Gorham town line was closed for several hours Friday morning.

August 2, 2013

One hospitalized after rollover on I-295 in Freeport

The crash happened at mile marker 25 northbound at 9:19 a.m., authorities said.

August 2, 2013

Final inspection begins on new NH-Maine Memorial Bridge

The new Memorial Bridge, between Kittery and Portsmouth, N.H., is expected to have its official ribbon-cutting on August 8.

August 2, 2013

Coast Guard rescues fighter pilot after collision Video clip included

The other pilot involved in the mid-air collision shortly before midnight was able to fly back to a Maryland air base.

August 2, 2013

N.H.'s Whaleback ski area sold at auction

The ski area, which founded as Snowcrest in 1955 and took on its current name in 1968, closed in March after failing to attract new investors.

August 2, 2013

Wilderness firefighter killed in Ore. is 28th to die this year

John Hammack of Madras, Ore., died at the scene Thursday after being hit by a falling tree while removing fuels in the path of a fire in the high Cascades.

August 2, 2013

Clients drop $180 for bird poop facials at NYC spa

At a salon just off Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, the treatment is promoted as a way to keep the face soft and smooth using an enzyme in the poop to gently exfoliate the skin.

August 2, 2013

Maine amputees meet with ‘Dolphin Tale’ prosthetist

Kevin Carroll, the Florida man who created the dolphin tail prosthesis portrayed in film, met with local amputees, like Roland McLaggan, who are learning to live with prostheses.

August 2, 2013

Disputed inscription removed from MLK Memorial

Plans call for sculptor Lei Yixin to carve grooves over the former words to match existing horizontal marks in the memorial.

August 2, 2013

Five hurt when car slams into Mass. dance studio

Two adults and three teenagers in the studio were taken to hospitals.

August 2, 2013

Bulger won't testify, calls trial a 'sham'

The 83-year-old Bulger tells a judge that his decision not to take the stand is "involuntary" and that he hasn't received a fair trial.

August 2, 2013

Falcons fledged, trails reopen at Acadia National Park

In the past 20 years, more than 110 chicks have fledged on Mount Desert Island.

August 2, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Man charged with murder of accountant last seen in 2012 / Maine sanctuary offers refuge to escaped Guinea Hog / Man charged after brandishing shotgun ... and more news from around the state.

August 2, 2013

Feature Obituary: Karen Marks Lemke, 65, longtime Saint Joseph's professor

Mrs. Lemke was known for her big laugh, her high-heeled shoes and for filling nearly every inch of the white board with thick black marker.

August 2, 2013

Maine charter school helps turn a life around

Among the 10 students in Friday's first group of graduates is a young Maine man who had struggled at a traditional school.

August 2, 2013

Review: Beck's varied approach makes for strong Portland show



August 2, 2013

Bill Nemitz: 'A Christian does not need therapy'

Looking for the fine line between religion and human psychology? Try the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood in Portland.

August 2, 2013

Maine crashes put focus on loose golf cart rules Several photos included in this story

 Safety controls are scattered at a time when more of the slow-speed vehicles are operated off golf courses.

August 2, 2013

New oil pipeline planned along Maine-Canada border

It would transport crude from Alberta to New Brunswick, skirting Maine and likely reducing the need for trains.

August 2, 2013

Examples offer prices, benefits of new Maine health plans

Some deductibles would be high, but subsidies would reduce costs for Mainers with lower incomes.

August 2, 2013

Packaged salads can carry contamination risk, food experts say

Mixing several batches of leaves can be a source of problems, although the industry has improved.

August 2, 2013

Complaints lead to Scarborough tax hike review

 Many waterfront residents feel their properties are being unfairly targeted.