News from January 19, 2014

January 20

Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title Several photos included in this story

Seattle will meet Denver for the NFL title in two weeks in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

January 20

Three-alarm fire hits apartment building near Woodfords Corner

The blaze on Irving Street was largely under control early Monday.

January 19

Mayor meets with feds over claim against Christie

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer released a statement saying she met with the U.S. attorney for New Jersey for hours Sunday and turned over a journal and other documents.

March 12

Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent

Maine political scientists say that while the former Republican has little chance of winning, he could take votes from the Republican congressional primary winner.

January 20

Maine Sen. King says he wouldn’t attend Winter Games

Angus King cites concerns that terrorists could target the Olympics.

January 19

Manning’s charity to get $24,800 for his ‘Omahas’

The donations were organized by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce after Manning’s 44 pre-snap “Omaha!” calls during the Denver Broncos win over San Diego.

January 20

Sewer line breaks in Kittery

Repairs won’t begin until Monday, so traffic to and from the shipyard could be affected.

January 19

Fallon and Crystal among Leno’s final guests

Jimmy Fallon is taking over the ‘The Tonight Show’ Feb.17.

January 19

Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Olympics

Group that claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in the city Volgograd last month posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

January 19

Elderly man and son left homeless after stove fire destroys Freeport home

Fire officials said food left on the stove when the men were out caused the blaze in the mobile home Sunday.

January 19

Kane’s best shot drops the Bruins

Chicago beats Boston 3-2 in a shootout in a rematch of last year’s victorious showdown with Boston in the Stanley Cup finals.

January 20

Snowy owl rescued from vacant Portland building released into wild

Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom, Maine, said the owl was released on Saturday at a midcoast area marsh.

January 19

Hoboken mayor says Sandy aid ultimatum came directly from Christie

But a spokesman for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie denies that recovery funds were tied to a real estate project.

January 20

U.S. lawmakers raise concerns about the safety of Americans at the Olympics

In the wake of suicide bombings and threats of violence and disruption, members of Congress want more cooperation with Russia on security.

January 19

Patriots fall short as Manning supplies all the answers Several photos included in this story

Peyton Manning throws for 400 yards, leading an efficient Denver offense in a 26-16 AFC championship game victory.

January 20

Cony quarterback Ben Lucas wins Fitzpatrick Trophy

The senior led the Rams to the Class B state title.

January 19

LA-area fire wanes; dangerous conditions remain

The Los Angeles County Fire Department says the fire is 78 percent contained, with full containment expected Wednesday.

January 19

Hudson has emotional connection to Braff movie at Sundance

Kate Hudson says the themes of the movie are about family.

January 19

Travel site offers deal tied to Manning’s ‘Omaha’

The Hotels.com travel site says it will offer a 15 percent discount on Omaha hotels through June 1 if Peyton Manning yells about Nebraska’s largest city at least 50 times in Sunday’s AFC championship game.

January 19

Portland area, York County hit hardest by snowstorm Several photos included in this story

Colder weather will arrive Tuesday, the National Weather Service says.

January 19

MLK discusses Kennedy in rediscovered 1960 tape

An audiotape of an interview reveals the Martin Luther King wasn’t quick to credit the Kennedys alone for getting him out of jail in October 1960.

January 19

Dingy LaGuardia Airport getting spruced up

A $3.6B makeover will include a new central terminal with vast open spaces, restaurants, shopping plazas, new parking garages, free Wi-Fi and other amenities common in other airports.

January 19

Afghan president again demands US airstrikes end

Hamid Karzai set out similar conditions in the past, but has intensified his anti-American rhetoric in recent weeks.

January 19

Taliban bombing kills 20 troops in Pakistan

The blast targets a vehicle in a convoy about to leave a military base in the town of Bannu.

January 19

Ivanovic wins at Australian Open, ends Serena Williams’ long winning streak

Serena’s 25-match winning streak is over and Ana Ivanovic is in the quarterfinals.

January 19

Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

Putin says Russia needs to ‘cleanse’ itself if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19

Refurbished transit bus saves thousands of dollars for Maine

Maine Military Authority’s renovation of the 2006 transit coach bus cost just $100,000 while a new, 32-foot bus would have been $260,000.

January 19

Protesters, police clash in Ukraine’s capital

A group of radical activists began attacking riot police with sticks, trying to push their way toward the Ukrainian parliament building

January 19

Maine examines expanding autism treatment coverage

A proposed bill would raise the age for coverage from 5-and-under to 21.

January 19

NH crash fatalities reach 5-year high in 2013

About 28 percent of fatal crashes over the past six years stem from distracted driving.

January 19

Postal Service, union wrangle over Staples outlets

The new outlets are staffed by Staples employees, not postal workers, and labor officials say that move replaces good-paying union jobs with low-wage, nonunion workers.

January 19

Hundreds of abortion protesters encircle Maine State House

They mourn the Supreme Court decision that struck down state laws banning abortion 41 years ago.

January 19

Questions and answers on National Security Agency surveillance



January 19

Family, friends raising money for care of comatose Saco boy

Matthew Cox, 10, remains in the intensive care unit of a Boston hospital after a tragic accident last month.

January 19

Every weekend is busy at St. Lawrence Arts Center

Good Theater books about 100 dates yearly in the Parish Hall theater.

January 19

Local & State Dispatches

Order reissued to let fuel deliverers work longer hours / Governor defends hiring of consultant on Medicare costs

January 19

Bookings in Westbrook school venue a juggling act

Performances at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center are sandwiched between school and city events.

January 19

Southern Maine’s theaters solving their space problems Several photos included in this story

New theater companies mean more stages in Portland and across the region.

January 19

Some Maine restaurants dropping automatic tips for large groups Several photos included in this story

Waitstaff who say they rely on tips to get by are divided over the change.

January 19

Steve Solloway: Denver full of confident Broncos fans

But in a city awash in team colors, Pats fans are game to show theirs.

January 19

Washington Notebook: Maine's senators differ on NSA metadata storage

As members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Susan Collins and Angus King will play a role in shaping any reforms to the nation’s spying tactics.

January 19

For some Republicans, tea party’s over

The small-government conservatives’ failure to block the budget suggests their power is waning.

January 19

DHHS loses track of millions in overpayments to long-term care providers

A state review blames the problem on old computer and accounting problems that were never fixed.

January 19

Red Claws put it together in 115-92 win over Erie

Maine shrugs off an illness and an injury to rout the Bayhawks at the Expo.