News from August 25, 2013

August 25, 2013

New Hampshire fugitive arrested in York County

Police have to subdue Nicholas Davis after he tries to flee.

August 25, 2013

Farmers' Almanac: Super Bowl may be 'Storm Bowl'

The 197-year-old publication predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

August 25, 2013

Mexico beats Connecticut 15-14 in LLWS consolation

Brandon Montes, Ramon Mendoza, Saul Favela, and Miguel Artalejo hit home runs for Mexico.

August 25, 2013

Mom: Pa. girl off oxygen after 2 lung transplants

The mother of the 10-year-old says her daughter is doing well.

August 25, 2013

Powell: Trayvon Martin verdict 'questionable'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell also urges President Barack Obama to speak more of issues of race.

August 25, 2013

Police investigate deadly fall off Portland parking garage

The police are not sure if the man fell or jumped from the six-story One City Center garage.

August 26, 2013

Naples man impaled by stick in dirt bike accident

The Maine Warden Service says Scott Kilton, 32, was riding his bike near Hancock Road in Sebago.

August 25, 2013

Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87

Julie Harris, who won five Tony Awards, dies at age 87 of congestive heart failure.

August 25, 2013

Hundreds join in Run for the Fallen

First lady Ann LePage is among those honoring the military with Maine ties killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

August 25, 2013

Panda cub described as healthy and vibrant

Zookeepers give the giant panda cub a 10-minute physical exam.

August 25, 2013

Final Mass set for landmark Auburn church

The 98-year-old St. Louis Church in Auburn needs an estimated $1 million or more in repairs, far more than the parish can afford.

August 25, 2013

Syria agrees to UN probe of purported attacks

The Syrian government and the U.N. are working to set the date and time of the visit to the agreed upon locations near the capital purportedly hit by chemical agents on Aug. 22.

August 25, 2013

New Mass. sales tax angers, confuses tech firms

Business leaders brand the measure an "innovation tax" that strikes at the heart of ingenuity in Massachusetts.

August 26, 2013

Public pensions for lobbyists receive scrutiny

Hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states, Maine included, are eligible for state retirement benefits.

August 25, 2013

Police: Plane crashes at Taunton airport, 2 dead

A small plane crashes at a municipal airport in Massachusetts.

August 25, 2013

Seven game wardens join force

The new wardens graduated after a 30-week training program.

August 25, 2013

Former UMS official fired in Arkansas

John Diamond, who also served four terms in the Maine House, loses his job as university spokesman.

August 25, 2013

Chef's touch transforms school lunches in Maine

 Pursuing healthful foods that kids will eat, local districts are taking the obesity battle to the next level.

August 25, 2013

One for the aged: A young barber

 Statistics show the state's population of barbers dwindling; a young man hopes to reverse the trend.

August 25, 2013

Sex offender likely to avoid death penalty in slaying



August 25, 2013

Maine's bear hunting practices back in the crosshairs Several photos included in this story

 Almost 10 years after failing to abolish baiting and other methods, animal-welfare activists want to revisit the debate: Are these cruel or are they viable wildlife management tools?

August 25, 2013

Girl collects toys for foster kids

 The Bay State 10-year-old, once a foster child herself, considers her project a way of doing service.

August 25, 2013

For Vermont, no goodnight, Irene, just yet

 Two summers after the tropical storm dropped 11 inches of rain on the state, recovery efforts continue.

August 25, 2013

Police seeking two suspects in Poland invasion



August 25, 2013

LePage urges mental-health wing at prison



August 25, 2013

Pardon case stirs larger debate

A New Hampshire corrections officer raised the issue when he applied for recertification.

August 25, 2013

Everyone waxes neighborly at community center's cafe

 With a different volunteer cook each week, the Mount Vernon fundraiser welcomes all, funds or no.

August 25, 2013

Cape Cod draws scientists for work, play

 The Marine Biology Lab thrives every summer, thanks in part to housing and day-care programs.

August 25, 2013

Getting into living off the land

 A Maine couple are teaching others about sustainable living through an immersive apprenticeship program.

August 25, 2013

From city fields, rural yields

A food-security program in Hartford, Conn., ripens to five sites and 25,000 pounds of produce a year.

August 25, 2013

Republicans see potential to win 2nd District seat

The field of hopefuls is growing for Maine's largely rural district, which could figure in the 2014 battle to dominate Congress.

August 25, 2013

Washington Notebook: Diverse group will dissect Quebec railroad disaster for safety ideas

The disaster is also expected to come up at a separate public meeting held by the railroad administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

August 25, 2013

Critics as blunt as governor: He’s vulnerable

 Political analysts say when LePage shoots from the hip, his re-election chances may be taking the hit.

August 26, 2013

A-F ratings for schools lack incentives, influence

Without assistance or funding from the state, the report-card grading system has had minimal impact, Maine’s education leaders say.