News from July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

MIT acoustics pioneer Bose dies at 83

Amar Bose founded Bose Corp., a company known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noise-canceling headphones.

July 13, 2013

Sweet nostalgia! Twinkies return to Maine, elsewhere

The iconic snack of the baby-boom generation arrives gradually in Maine stores, seven months after they disappeared.

July 13, 2013

Arundel woman sentenced for stealing from children's clinic

Mari Jo Allen pleads guilty and will have to serve 20 months of a four-year prison sentence and pay restitution of $76,000.

July 12, 2013

Vermont farmers battered by rains

 In his 40 years of dairy farming in Vermont, Don Pouliot has never seen weather like this . . .

July 12, 2013

Maine's Collins 'happy' in Senate despite Homeland Security speculation

A spokesman for Sen. Susan Collins says she is 'happy representing the people of Maine” despite a whirlwind of speculation and rumors.

July 12, 2013

Vermont killing suspect renews request for lawyer Several photos included in this story

The Prues have been charged with luring Melissa Jenkins out of her home last year and killing her before dumping her naked body in the Connecticut River.

July 13, 2013

Yarmouth principal: LePage claim about military recruiters 'just isn't true'

Hall said Friday that neither a recruiter, nor any member of the LePage administration, ever asked about the allegations before submitting L.D. 1503.

July 12, 2013

Slain man's wife implicates Bulger in alleged gang hit

It was Mother's Day weekend 1982, and Michael Donahue stopped in at his wife's salon for a haircut . . .

July 12, 2013

Suspect's remains exhumed in Boston Strangler case Several photos included in this story

Police confirmed Friday they dug up the grave of Albert DeSalvo in a bid to connect him to the death of the serial killer's last alleged victim.

July 12, 2013

Two charged with scamming elderly Kennebunk woman

The men are accused of posing as door-to-door home repair workers and pressuring the woman into writing a $2,600 check they then cashed at a local bank.

July 12, 2013

Stuck mower jams traffic on I-295

The large mower got stuck at mile 12, near the Falmouth-Cumberland line, at about 9:30 a.m.

July 12, 2013

For sale: Naming rights to Portland arena

With millions of dollars at stake, the Cumberland County Civic Center hires a firm to find a corporate sponsor 'who is trying to make a statement' in the Portland market.

July 12, 2013

Clay Aiken coming to Ogunquit for 'Joseph'

The 'American Idol' winner will star in a production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.'

July 12, 2013

UMaine gets grant to create Penobscot Nation dictionary

The federal grant will help create the first comprehensive printed and searchable online dictionary of the endangered language of the Penobscot Indian Nation.

July 12, 2013

Bruins sign Bergeron to 8-year, $52 million extension

Patrice Bergeron was not only the Bruins' best two-way player this season, but one of the best in the entire NHL.

July 12, 2013

Maine GOP gun-training fundraiser is postponed

An organizer says Saturday's event will be postponed in part because of a problem with a distributor that was supposed to supply ammunition.

July 12, 2013

East Coast Navy installations get new leader

Rear Adm. Dixon Smith relieved Rear Adm. Tim Alexander as commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic.

July 13, 2013

Affidavit: Auburn woman drugged, killed child Several photos included in this story

The document details what police say Leanna Norris told them following the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

July 12, 2013

FDA sets new limits on arsenic in apple juice

Under the new regulation, apple juice containing more than 10 parts per billion could be removed from the market and companies could face legal action.

July 12, 2013

Napolitano stepping down as Homeland Security chief Video clip included

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who worked closely with Napolitano, says she 'handled a very difficult job with great confidence.'

July 12, 2013

Police respond to suicide off Baxter Boulevard

Police were called to the area near Tukey's Bridge by passers-by who discovered the body of a 45-year-old Portland man.

July 12, 2013

Third girl aboard Asiana jet dies from injuries

Meanwhile police confirm that one of the two Chinese teenagers killed was run over by a firetruck racing to the crash site.

July 12, 2013

George Zimmerman jury adjourns for the night Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Six female jurors must decide whether Zimmerman murdered or was defending himself against unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

July 12, 2013

120-year-old Maine hardware store shuttering

The owners says he's closing down Park's Hardware because there's not much call for small neighborhood hardware stores anymore.

July 12, 2013

Sleeker, taller NH-Maine bridge envisioned

There are three different proposed designs for the four bridge towers to give the structure a more modern look.

July 12, 2013

Al-Qaida linked gunmen kill Syrian rebel commander

A Syrian activist group says members of a merged group made up of al-Qaida's branches in Iraq and Syria were behind the shooting.

July 12, 2013

White House criticizes Russia for Snowden meeting Video clip included

The NSA leaker has renewed his bid for Russian asylum, allegedly promising that he will stop sharing U.S. intelligence secrets if granted it.

July 14, 2013

After Quebec disaster, feds to focus on Maine

 At Maine representatives' request, they will inspect tracks of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.

July 12, 2013

N.H. warns about toxic algae on lake

The toxins in some of the algae can cause skin irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

July 12, 2013

Saudi princess free on $5 million bail in Calif. case

Meshael Alayban was arrested after a maid alleged she was held against her will and forced to work long hours.

July 12, 2013

Texas Senate on track to pass tough abortion rules

When protesters arrive at the state Capitol today, dozens of extra police officers will be waiting. For those who break the rules, the Senate's leader has the authority to jail them for up to 48 hours.

July 12, 2013

Maine beaches focus of conference today at SMCC

The daylong symposium features sessions on tourism, erosion control, pollution and other beach-related topics, with the opening session focusing on Superstorm Sandy.

July 12, 2013

Rare surplus keeps nation on track to lower deficit



July 12, 2013

Maine International Film Festival gets under way

It will feature nearly 100 independent, international and Maine-made films and provide audiences a chance to talk with directors, writers, producers and others working behind the scenes.

July 12, 2013

Is Maine on top of oil-by-rail risks?

It has little authority on safety and a shrinking spill-cleanup fund amid soaring oil shipments.

July 12, 2013

New England Dispatches



July 12, 2013

SAD 51 co-chair resigns position

Bill Richards is the second member of the school board from Cumberland to quit in the last month.

July 12, 2013

Swan trial focuses on politics, relationships

A board of selectmen member says he had concerns about Swan's role in town road projects.

July 12, 2013

9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed designed vacuum

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Believing it would help to keep the prisoner sane, his CIA captors authorized him to pursue the project.

July 12, 2013

Local Dispatches

Dayton woman dies when truck rolls over onto minivan / Osprey chicks doing well after falling from nest / Southport man arrested, held on burglary charge . . . and more news from around the state.

July 12, 2013

Skiers' devotion giving Rumford resort new life

Bangor Savings Bank announces a major contribution to go with $75,000 that already has been raised.

July 12, 2013

Maine Film Festival enters digital age

Of the 100 films being shown this year, about 80 are digital instead of 35 mm.

July 12, 2013

Sharing offices works for Maine startups

 More than a half-dozen co-working facilities have opened in Greater Portland since January 2011.

July 12, 2013

Groups call for probe of Maine environmental chief Aho

Two citizen groups cite a Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram series as the basis for an investigation.

July 12, 2013

Maine towns to share chief of police

 In an unusual arrangement, Theodor Short will serve as police chief for the towns of Eliot and Kittery.

July 12, 2013

Bill Nemitz: A disaster of our own seems inevitable

If an unsafe tank car carrying oil along Maine's rail lines crashed, we'd have an environmental catastrophe on our hands.

July 12, 2013

Preble Street to expand veterans services

The group wins a $1.7 million U.S. Veterans Affairs grant to expand its program to the entire state.