News from December 7, 2013

December 8, 2013

Bold goal for Wreaths Across America: Honor 230,000 heroes with wreaths from Maine

A Maine wreath maker hopes to decorate all headstones in Arlington National Cemetery for the cemetery’s 150th anniversary in 2014.

December 7, 2013

U.S. fighter plane that survived Pearl Harbor will take flight again

The rare, still-airworthy fighter is donated to a group that flies aircraft at living-history events.

December 7, 2013

Man injured in Scarborough range shooting

A 77-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the abdomen at the Scarborough Fish & Game firing range Saturday morning.

December 7, 2013

New Hampshire knocks off UMaine, 41-27

The Black Bears fall in their first-ever NCAA tournament game played at Orono.

December 7, 2013

Traffic blocked on Route 35 in Standish

A multiple-vehicle crash blocked traffic in both directions but no one was seriously hurt.

December 7, 2013

Man dead, Boston officer shot

The shooting occurs near Geneva Avenue and Westville Street in Dorchester.

December 8, 2013

WWII veterans remembered on Pearl Harbor anniversary

A ceremony in Portland – and one in Hawaii – marks the day 72 years ago when Japan bombed the U.S. base.

December 7, 2013

Gun culture meets Alzheimer’s with fatal results

A 72-year-old Georgia man who strayed from home is shot by a gun owner primed to fear an intruder.

December 7, 2013

China seeking to export apples to US

Growers in the US are hoping this will allow them to get a foothold in the expanding Chinese market.

December 7, 2013

Not so justified: Justin Timberlake’s Grammy snub

Pop star was shut out of the top Grammy categories.

December 7, 2013

Police: Pa. newlyweds killed man for thrills

Couple married for just three weeks lured man to his death with a Craigslist ad so they could kill someone together, police said.

December 7, 2013

Snow, sleet, ice hits large swath of US

Winter storm is causing thousands of power outages, canceled flights and travel headaches from Texas to Ohio.

December 7, 2013

Massive crowds, world leaders to honor Mandela

A host of world leaders and overwhelming crowds are expected to converge in South Africa to pay tribute to the late president.

December 7, 2013

Freed U.S. veteran returns from Korea Several photos included in this story

Merrill Newman, who served during the Korean War, comes home after being detained since October.

December 7, 2013

Cost of new Air Force bomber skyrockets

The cost may rise to 47 percent more than the price the service has listed.

December 7, 2013

For UMaine football, trip to playoffs no financial windfall Several photos included in this story

In fact, the school will pay the NCAA $30,000 for the right to host Saturday’s playoff game against New Hampshire.

December 7, 2013

Maine neighbors press for end of ‘nightmare’ buzz

They fault Central Maine Power Co.’s noise tests and slow response to the irritating sound from a power substation.

December 7, 2013

Social Security card requirement
 slows heating assistance process

The new measure could force applicants to seek money from local General Assistance programs.

December 7, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Woman charged with fraud for getting welfare benefits / Maine man, 32, dies after falling from roof / Local police sergeant cited for hunting violation ... and more news from around the state.

December 7, 2013

This year, Sebago Derby vows no cancellation

Maine’s biggest ice fishing derby has been canceled the last two years due to a lack of ice, but organizers say they're forming a Plan B.

December 7, 2013

Widow of Pearl Harbor survivor takes his place at Portland ceremony Several photos included in this story

Jo Davis promised her husband, Bert Davis, that she would never forget the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

December 7, 2013

Milk price could rise to $6 per gallon if farm bill fails

A 1938 law requires the federal government to purchase dairy products at higher than wholesale prices if Congress can’t agree on a bill.

December 7, 2013

Portland hosts Friday night of firsts Several photos included in this story

Part of Congress Street is closed for the First Friday Art Walk. And the city’s new marijuana law takes effect.

December 7, 2013

Maine family with five kids struggles to keep up

The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund aims to provide toys for 7,000 children in Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox counties.