News from December 28, 2013

December 29, 2013

Police search for driver who left scene of Freeport accident

The man fled into the wood after his Jeep Cherokee hit a pickup truck on I-295.

December 28, 2013

Four U.S. troops detained briefly by Libyan forces

The incident occurred at a checkpoint following an altercation, possible gunfire, an official said.

December 28, 2013

Celtics end a three-game losing streak

It’s a blockbuster night for Brandon Bass.

December 28, 2013

Notre Dame beats Rutgers 29-16 in Pinstripe Bowl

Tommy Rees leads the Fighting Irish to a win at Yankee Stadium.

December 28, 2013

Bruins defenseman Seidenberg out for season with knee injury

Dennis Seidenberg was injured in the third period Friday night against Ottawa.

December 30, 2013

What got Maine's web attention this year?

Enjoy another read of the 15 stories that got the most 2013 traffic on PressHerald.com.

December 28, 2013

US beats Slovakia 6-3 at world juniors

Goaltender Jon Gillies from South Portland, makes 27 saves for the Americans.

December 28, 2013

Same-sex marriages in Maine, one year later

Steven Bridges and Michael Snell, the first same-sex couple married in Maine last December, became instant celebrities.

December 28, 2013

Greenpeace captain relieved to be back home in Islesboro

Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise, had been imprisoned in Russia since September.

December 28, 2013

Woman dies in head-on crash in Wilton

Two others were injured in the accident on Route 2.

December 28, 2013

Police arrest man in wife’s death in Ellsworth

Chris Saenz, 30, is expected to make his first court appearance early next week.

December 28, 2013

Hawaii pressing hard for Obama library

Chicago is the front-runner to be host to an Obama library.

December 28, 2013

Britney Spears’ Las Vegas show a bit different for the Strip

The show’s high-concept set pieces featured a cadre of backup dancers who danced in human-sized hamster wheels and somersaulted over Spears.

December 28, 2013

Tightrope walker who crossed Niagara Falls dies

Henry’s, who also balanced above the Grand Canyon and alps, was 82.

December 28, 2013

High stakes for US families losing jobless benefit

Some unemployed people said the loss of benefits might drive them to take minimum wage jobs until they can find work at their skill level and in their field..

December 28, 2013

Newtown shooter remains enigma

Files show Adam Lanza was a deeply troubled young man.

December 28, 2013

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

The rules will apply to about 10,800 companies that operate 20 or more machines.

December 28, 2013

LePage visits mill that furloughed 200 workers

Maine’s governor speaks with Lincoln Paper & Tissue Mill executives to see how the state can help.

December 28, 2013

Syrian airstrike kills at least 21 in Aleppo

Activists say aerial assaults have killed more than 400 people since Dec. 15.

December 28, 2013

Power outages fluctuate, drop below 4,000

Warmer weather creates problems Saturday, and Sunday’s expected storm could cause a relapse.

December 28, 2013

More fighting expected in South Sudan

Friday’s “cessation of hostilities’ agreed upon on Friday by leaders from across East Africa is not being recognized by either side.

December 28, 2013

NH-Maine Memorial Bridge towers to be lit up

It’ the first phase of a project that eventually will include software to allow for a variety of colors and effects.

December 28, 2013

Another winter storm to hit Maine

Some coastal Cumberland and York counties could see just rain.

December 28, 2013

CMP: Prevention work minimized outages from ice storm

The utility says conditions could have been much worse than 123,000 customers losing power.

December 28, 2013

Maine landlord pleads guilty to misdemeanor after fatal fire

The Winthrop man could withdraw his plea to a charge stemming from a fatal fire in Augusta.

December 28, 2013

As extended benefits for jobless end, fear sets in for Mainers

A local unemployment specialist and the state’s Congress members worry about the midwinter impact on 3,200 residents.

December 28, 2013

Greenpeace activists start arriving home from Russia

They say jail conditions were difficult, but they won’t be deterred from future action.

December 28, 2013

Ex-exec charged with murder in N.H. car crash that killed young couple

Police say Robert Dellinger told them he was depressed and trying to kill himself on Dec. 7 when he drove his pickup across an I-89 median and into an oncoming car.

December 28, 2013

Report: Controversial building sale in Bath involved no corruption

An investigation into the sale of a city-owned building points to ‘honest’ mistakes and a violation of the Freedom of Access Act.

December 28, 2013

Mainers join rush to buy health coverage

It was crunch time in December as the first sign-up deadline neared. Those who lost power in the ice storm may get more time.

December 28, 2013

Press Herald Toy Fund still accepting donations to meet goal

The fund collects almost $109,000 so far, $4,000 more than last year’s total.

December 28, 2013

Car bombing kills Lebanese politician

Five others also are dead and scores wounded in an attack certain to further raise sectarian tensions.

December 28, 2013

Passer-by asks no credit for helping save Portland teacher after Christmas Eve heart attack

Frank Chowdry stopped to aid Ted Kaczowka, a longtime educator at Deering High School.

December 28, 2013

Immigrant backers join forces to oppose LePage rule change

The governor wants to keep asylum seekers from receiving state-funded General Assistance money.

December 27, 2013

Domestic violence spree leaves 4 dead, 3 wounded in Louisiana

Police say evidence shows a man killed his wife and attacked his former wife’s family before killing himself.