News from January 1, 2014

January 1

Tax credit often overlooked by Maine college graduates

The state has cut funds to market the program created to boost enrollments and help stop ‘brain drain.’

January 2

Arctic blast of snow, wind, cold moving into Maine on Thursday

The wind chill could make it feel like 15 to 25 below zero across much of the state, the weather service says.

January 1

Michigan State beats Stanford in Rose Bowl 


The Spartans stop the Cardinals, 24-20.

January 1

Fairfield home lost to fire, but residents safe

A school bus is used to keep firefighters warm as they battle the blaze.

January 1

Norridgewock pedestrian dies after being hit by car

Stanley Worthley, 70, was crossing Route 2 when he was struck.

January 2

Jimmy Howard, former UMaine goalie, makes U.S. Olympic hockey team

Now a Detroit player, he appears to be the third goaltender.

January 1

Bozak's goal lifts Leafs to 3-2 SO win over Wings 


Toronto beats Detroit, 3-2, in the Winter Classic in front of a record crowd of 105,591.

January 2

South Carolina defeats Wisconsin, 34-14

The Gamecocks outlast Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.

January 2

11 veterans lead roster of U.S. women's Olympic hockey team 


Julie Chu is heading to her fourth Olympics.

January 1

North Texas tops UNLV 36-14 in Heart of Dallas 


This was the Mean Green's first postseason appearance since a 2004 New Orleans Bowl loss to Southern Miss and its first bowl victory since New Orleans in 2002.

January 1

Nebraska beats Georgia in Gator Bowl, 24-19

The Cornhuskers end a four-game losing streak against teams from the Southeastern Conference.

January 1

Casselton getting back to normal after derailment

The town’s voluntary evacuation recommendation was lifted Tuesday afternoon after clear air quality tests.

January 1

1st snowstorm of 2014 descends on New England

More snow is in the forecast for areas still digging out from last week’s wintry weather.

January 2

State seeking reports of storm damage

LePage asks affected residents and businesses to call 211 hotline.

January 2

Celtics' MarShon Brooks reassigned to Red Claws

The guard has seen limited playing time with Boston.

January 1

Sources: O’Brien reaches agreement with Texans

Bill O’Brien is leaving Penn State less than two years after replacing Joe Paterno.

January 1

Hardy souls brrr-ave the waves in Kennebunk fundraiser Video clip included

But organizers declare no ‘double-dipping’ because of the extreme cold.

January 1

13 taken to hospitals after Minneapolis fire

Officials said there was an explosion in the building that contains apartments, a grocery store and a mosque.

January 1

Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

Ambassador Jamel al-Jamal was in his apartment with his family at the time of the explosion on Wednesday.

January 1

Barbara Bush still hospitalized, her condition unchanged

It was announced on Tuesday that the former first lady was admitted with a respiratory problem.

January 1

Michigan State has been waiting 26 years for Rose Bowl return

The Spartans will meet Stanford in the 100th edition of the famous bowl game.

January 1

Justice delays health law’s birth control mandate

Sotomayor acted on a request from an organization of Catholic nuns in Denver.

January 1

Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado

Retail sales began at 8 a.m. in Denver. But marijuana fans didn’t wait to celebrate.

January 1

Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropy

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, made the largest gift, 18 million shares of Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

January 1, 2014

Yarmouth teacher wins $10K presidential award

Karen Jagolinzer is one of 102 teachers nationwide who received the honor, which comes with a visit to the White House.

January 1, 2014

Local & State Dispatches

Falmouth official charged over suspended license / Berwick woman escapes fire that killed cat / LePage extends rule waiver for heating fuel truck drivers ... and more news from around the state.

January 1, 2014

Press Herald Toy Fund: Parents thank fund for Santa’s gifts



January 1, 2014

Maine eager to resolve obstacle to DHHS move

The state AG has until Jan. 24 to file documents countering a claim that officials scored bids unfairly.

January 1

Lawmakers to revisit bill seeking raises for Maine’s judges

The state pays its judges second lowest salaries among the 50 states, according to a 2013 report compiled by the National Center for State Courts.

January 1, 2014

Russian city on edge after pair of bombings

Buses and movie theaters sit empty as troops and police descend to try to prevent more killings.