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South Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster

Several photos included in this story The high number of people unaccounted for – likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean – raises fears that ...

News from February 10, 2014

February 11

Celtics run Bucks to ground, 102-86



February 10

Tractor-trailer rear-ends car in South Berwick

The car’s driver, 17, escapes serious injury.

February 10

Arundel SUV crash snaps utility pole, closing section of Route 1 for hours

The driver suffered a hip injury, and the heavily traveled road was shut down for nearly seven hours.

February 10

Atlanta tries to learn from last snowstorm

Memories of the Jan. 28 storm that crippled the city are still fresh in the minds of many residents.

February 10

Installation of Maine’s new bishop set for Friday

The ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

February 10

Aviation safety: Wrong airport, no happy landing

On at least 150 flights, the pilots either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and pulled up.

February 10

Gunfire erupts, leaves two women wounded as shoppers stock up for storm at market

Officials say the shooting in Lawrenceville, Ga., came after a fight or argument.

February 10

Class system back on rise in Britain – with a twist

While the ancestral upper caste still remains, money – not lineage – defines the new elite.

February 10

Explosion at N.H. ball bearings plant injures 15

A spokeswoman says it’s unclear what caused the explosion at the plant in Peterborough.

February 10

Vigil held in Saco for 1999 slaying victim

Ashley Ouellette, 15, was found dead in the middle of a road in Scarborough, and her killer has never been found.

March 9

Maine launches program to protect elders from financial abuse

The first-in-the-nation training program will help bank and credit union staffers stop exploitation that targets seniors.

February 10

Woman who lied to federal grand jury in Maine sentenced to year of probation

The Massachusetts woman lied to cover up for her then-boyfriend, who was involved in an armed robbery of a jewelry store in Kittery in 2007.

February 11

Maine CDC officials duck legislative panel’s inquiry on shredding

All five decline to answer questions from an oversight committee about controversial health grant awards. Subpoenas may be next.

February 10

Boston bombing suspect wants trial next year

Defense lawyers say they want a trial date no earlier than September 2015; prosecutors have not requested a date.

February 10

‘Reckless decision’ to sail into Hurricane Sandy sank the Bounty Several photos included in this story

The NTSB also blames poor repairs done at a Maine shipyard by the replica ship’s inexperienced crew for the 2012 accident off North Carolina that left two dead.

February 10

Maine trooper’s use of deadly force deemed justified

The attorney general finds that the trooper who fired was trying to save a pregnant woman who had been stabbed, and who died from her injuries.

February 11

Cumberland County Civic Center renovations provide newer, bigger, more Video clip included

After 15 months of work, the civic center will reopen this weekend to host a home and garden show.

February 10

Boston-area hotels filling fast for marathon

Boston and Cambridge hotels are completely booked, according to the Massachusetts Lodging Association. Hotels outside the two cities are filling fast.

February 10

Tiger evades hunters, kills 10th person in India

The big cat’s latest victim was a 50-year-old man who was collecting firewood Sunday night in the forest. Villagers have now been advised to move in groups.

February 10

Foreigner picks Deering High chorus to join band onstage

About 26 members of the chorus will be singing backup on the 1984 ballad ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ during the Feb. 18 concert.

February 10

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg biggest giver in 2013

The amount of money coming from living donors 'is a sure sign that the economy is getting better and people are getting a lot less cautious,' says the editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

February 10

Horses face uncertain future if NYC carriage rides end Video clip included

For the approximately 200 horses licensed to pull carriages in New York City, shutting down the city stables might have the unintended effect of sending them faster to the slaughterhouse.

February 10

Woman injured after bullet is fired through window into Brunswick home

The bullet went through the window, hit a TV and an interior wall.

February 11

York County cancels court, but offices reopen, after bomb threat Several photos included in this story

Two bomb-sniffing dogs find no evidence of explosives in the York County Courthouse on Monday morning after a threat is phoned in.

February 10

Democrats plan bill to kill embattled welfare study contract

They say the first Alexander report was a skewed analysis the state can’t afford, but the DHHS chief insists it was accurate and useful.

February 10

Fire badly damages house in Gray, displacing 7 residents

The intensity of the fire at 16 Weymouth Road required extra crews to fight it. One firefighter was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

February 10

Maine's snowfall Feb. 10, 2014: SnowTrac

Unofficial snowfall amounts provided by the Gray and Caribou offices of the National Weather Service.

February 10

Old Town woman critically injured in I-95 crash

Police say 31-year-old Myndie Davis was trapped in her vehicle and authorities needed the Jaws of Life to get her out.

February 10

Presque Isle referee sent sexual selfies to students, police say

Andrew Legassie is accused of engaging students in Facebook conversations that progressed to him sending inappropriate pictures of himself.

February 10

Utah woman dies in parachute jump from mountain Video clip included

The newlywed jumped just before her husband, but her parachute did not open.

February 10

3,000 birds rescued in N.Y. cockfighting bust

‘Operation Angry Birds’ simultaneously targeted locations in Queens, Brooklyn and Ulster County.

February 10

Three-vehicle crash slows traffic on Maine Turnpike

The northbound crash between Exit 36 in Saco and Exit 42 in Scarborough slowed traffic for about 45 minutes this morning.

February 10

Briefcase



February 10

Maine biathlete stays positive, looks ahead

Russell Currier finished back in the pack in his first biathlon event, but has another Thursday and appreciates the home support.

February 10

Maine dogs put best paws forward at Westminster Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Seventeen competitors with ties to the state, newcomers and veterans alike, prepare their canines for the stress and the spotlight.

February 10

Maine woman gives chinchillas a chance

Marianne Sansouci of Augusta helps rescue the neglected animals from an ill Pennsylvania breeder.

February 10

Rochester hospital argues against N.H. network exclusion

Frisbie Memorial says regulators didn’t properly scrutinize Anthem's application.

February 10

Pearl Estelle Gerber, 99, enjoyed rewarding career in nursing, volunteering



February 10

New England governors try varied tactics to fight rising drug problems

Maine’s Paul LePage calls for stronger policing, but the focus is on prevention and treatment in Vermont and New Hampshire.

February 10

Parking a hurdle for Munjoy Hill music hall plan

At meetings this week, neighbors also are likely to discuss the building’s size and the benefits for businesses and residents.

February 10

Unity College students sweat the small stuff: tardigrades Several photos included in this story

The recent rediscovery of the tiny eight-legged animals has sparked an interest on the Unity campus.

February 10

Dispatches

Police investigate bullets fired into Orrington neighborhood / Memorial Bridge closing during off-peak hours ... and other news from around the state

February 10

Experts predict wave of serious cybercrime

The nation’s antiquated payment systems and traditional defenses are vulnerable to attack.

February 10

Obama administration eases terrorism related inadmissibility rule

People who gave ‘limited material support” to terrorists are no longer automatically barred from entering or staying the United States.

February 10

At Maine schools, drinking and drug rules often hard to enforce

The controversy over reversed athlete suspensions in Westbrook shows the difficulty for districts in creating clear, effective policies.

February 10

Woodfords Corner in 1947 — Flashback

Portland's Woodfords Corner as it was on May 12, 1947.

February 10

State House Notebook: Filling the gaps in the Republican attack on Michaud’s farm bill vote

Also: Gov. Paul LePage and Sen. Troy Jackson tangle again.