News from August 3, 2013

August 3, 2013

Fire breaks out at Portland recycling center

The blaze is in a pile of construction rubbish at the Riverside Street recycling facility.

August 3, 2013

Owens makes a solid first impression with Sea Dogs

Henry Owens strikes out 11 in six scoreless innings in his Double-A debut as Portland beats Bowie, 6-1.

August 4, 2013

Peavy debut a success for Red Sox

Jake Peavy allows four hits in seven-plus innings as the Red Sox beat Arizona, 5-2.

August 3, 2013

Drunk driver who killed two is arrested for bath salts

Travis Lawler, who was granted a stay of his prison sentence until Sept. 6, is back in jail.

August 3, 2013

Beach to Beacon: Elite men

 Micah Kogo of Kenya wins his second Beach to Beacon in three years.

August 4, 2013

Police piecing together Biddeford crash

Police try to determine how fast a pickup truck was going when it struck two bicyclists, one of who had a toddler in a child seat.

August 3, 2013

Attorney: Lewiston arson suspect ruled incompetent for trial

Bryan Wood, 23, is accused of collaborating with another man on May 6 to start a fire that destroyed two vacant buildings.

August 3, 2013

Conn. declares war on aggressive type of bamboo Several photos included in this story

'It goes through 6 inches of asphalt with no problem at all. It's coming up through city streets.'

August 3, 2013

N.H. city installs parking meters to benefit homeless

The goal is to reduce panhandling in the city and help some of its neediest residents.

August 3, 2013

Beach to Beacon: Wheelchairs Video clip included

 Krige Schabort sets a course record for the men's wheelchair division, 21 minutes, 53 seconds.

August 3, 2013

Augusta man accused of arson declared unfit for trial

Stephen B. Cormier, 57, has been judged incompetent to stand trial on two arson charges related to the March destruction of an apartment house.

August 3, 2013

Beach to Beacon: Maine women

Erica Jesseman of Scarborough, who won in 34 minutes, 17.6 seconds, misses the Maine course record by six-tenths of a second.

August 3, 2013

Diaper duty: Prince William tells of fatherhood

A polo outing is William's first public appearance since the birth of his son.

August 3, 2013

Beach to Beacon: Elite women Video clip included

 Kenyan Joyce Chepkirui pulls away to beat Great Britain's Gemma Steel by 12 seconds.

August 3, 2013

Little League Regionals: Saco advances with win over Newton Several photos included in this story

 Saco recovers from a first-game loss with a resounding victory on the coach's birthday.

August 3, 2013

Unofficial Beach to Beacon results



August 3, 2013

Beach to Beacon: Maine men Video clip included

Riley Masters of Veazie is the first Mainer to finish in 30 minutes, 19 seconds.

August 3, 2013

Calif. actors with fake guns bring police with real ones

Police say there was nothing to indicate a movie was being shot. 'It was just milliseconds from a tragedy.'

August 3, 2013

A-Rod homers; awaits likely drug penalty from MLB Video clip included

'I will say this: There is more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field,' he says after homering Friday night for the Double-A Trenton Thunder.

August 3, 2013

Coast Guard makes three Mass. water rescues

Those rescued include a man who fell off a fishing vessel 2 miles southeast of Wood End near Provincetown.

August 3, 2013

N.H. hiker rescued after fall on wet rocks

A 25-year-old Boston resident was hiking south on the Twinway Trail in Bethlehem when she fell.

August 3, 2013

South Portland designated as 'business-friendly'

Twenty-four Maine towns and cities have earned the designation since the state program was launched last year.

August 3, 2013

Red Sox owner enters $70M deal for Boston Globe

The deal will give John Henry the 141-year-old newspaper, its websites and affiliated companies. The price he is paying is less than 7 percent of the Globe's 1993 price.

August 3, 2013

Maine search for missing hiker to resume

Searchers are continuing their efforts to find a missing hiker on a rugged section of the Appalachian Trail in western Maine.

August 4, 2013

Beach to Beacon is 16 and still so sweet Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 The Beach to Beacon, in its 16th running, continues to amaze the elite runners who travel the world

August 3, 2013

Bicyclists in critical condition in Biddeford accident

A 15-month-old boy, who was riding in a child bicycle seat, and the male rider were injured after being hit by a car.

August 3, 2013

Boston victims remembered at Beach to Beacon

The starting horn was sounded by Karen Rand, a former Westbrook resident who lost one of her legs in a blast at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15.

August 5, 2013

Washington Notebook: Collins criticizes Obamacare in GOP radio address

The senator from Maine pushes legislation to define a full-time workweek as 40 hours.

August 3, 2013

Ivy Leaguer who won Heisman dies at 82

Kazmaier Dick Kazmaier entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966 and later championed Title IX.

August 3, 2013

Group could catch flak over elvers regulations

The fishery will remain open but a board will decide next week on possible regulations.

August 3, 2013

Rare Maine lighthouse lens to be a sight for more eyes

 The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath will display the Fresnel lens valued at $2.5 million.

August 3, 2013

First charter school graduates its first class

The 10 graduates of the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences are praised for overcoming challenges.

August 3, 2013

Hernandez put guns in cellar, friend reported

An associate told police Aaron Hernandez put the firearms away after another friend was shot.

August 3, 2013

Local Dispatches

Five vehicles damaged or destroyed in moose collisions / Steep Falls woman sustains serious injuries in crash / No crime suspected in death of Jones Pond swimmer ... and more news from around Maine

August 3, 2013

Request to relax Maine anti-smog rule fires up air quality debate

The DEP seeks a waiver that environmentalists say is more sweeping than in previous administrations.

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.