News from August 24, 2013

August 25, 2013

4-year-old dies in ATV accident

The East Machias boy was killed when an ATV rolled over on him.

August 25, 2013

Intensive search for fisherman ends

The Maine Marine Patrol scales back the search for the body of Billy McIntire, missing since Thursday.

August 24, 2013

Police: Maine man wakes up, confronts burglars

The two suspects overpower the 71-year-old homeowner and flee with a loaded gun, clothing, drugs and other items.

August 24, 2013

Disabled vets kayak, paddle at Maine camp Several photos included in this story

Twenty-seven disabled troops and their families are spending a long weekend at Camp Wavus in Jefferson.

August 24, 2013

Moment in 1963 March on Washington now a stamp

The stamp joins two others released earlier this year to honor historic milestones of the country's struggle for civil rights.

August 24, 2013

Popular Pa. teacher vanishes in Calif. wilderness

Matthew Greene's disappearance last month has baffled friends and family who call him a highly experienced, cautious outdoorsman.

August 24, 2013

Marching for King's dream: 'The task is not done'

Organizers expected about 100,000 people to participate in the event, the precursor to the actual anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, march.

August 24, 2013

Former Maine state legislator fired by the University of Arkansas

John Diamond, the chief spokesman for the university, says he was fired over "philosophical and material differences" regarding public accountability.

August 24, 2013

Aid group: 355 dead after Syria 'chemical' attack

U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by President Bashar Assad's government.

August 24, 2013

American Folk Festival underway in Bangor

The festival, which runs through Sunday, features everything from blues and zydeco to salsa Chinese opera.

August 24, 2013

Obama on the road in upstate New York

President Barack Obama's two-day bus tour through western and central New York, a state that reliably backs Democrats in presidential elections, set the region abuzz.

August 24, 2013

Landlord, tenants criticize rapid Augusta evictions Several photos included in this story

Residents had just a few hours to vacate an apartment building that the city had declared unsafe.

August 24, 2013

New England Dispatches

Suspect in stabbing pleads not guilty to murder charge / Slain MIT officer sworn in by local police department / Texas Republican Sen. Cruz attends N.H. fundraising event ... and more news from around the region.

August 24, 2013

Boston man convicted of murder-for-hire attempt

A 75-year-old Boston man has been convicted of trying to have a prosecutor killed over a drunken driving sentence.

August 24, 2013

Senate District 19 decision before voters Tuesday

The election will fill the seat last held by Seth Goodall of Richmond, who resigned in June.

August 24, 2013

Slain MIT officer is honored posthumously



August 24, 2013

Maine schools struggling with cuts

 Districts across Maine are trying to preserve core academics and get creative with athletic programs, but jobs and programs are lost.

August 24, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

 Partially clad man accused of grabbing police detective / Man arrested for stealing wallet from fitting room / Ann LePage will take part in Run for the Fallen Maine ... and more news from around the state.