News from July 14, 2013

July 15, 2013

Should Kittery throw life buoy to old rescue station?

Petitioners ask the town not to demolish the island building, but there are obstacles.

July 15, 2013

Puffins flock home to Maine islands Several photos included in this story

 This year, puffin chicks are getting plenty of herring, unlike last summer when many of them starved.

July 14, 2013

Sprint Cup: Good will, strong will drive Vickers Several photos included in this story

 Once sidelined by a slew of obstacles, including precarious health, the nice guy proves to be the comeback kid.

July 14, 2013

Pownal farmer pounds out poems at markets Video clip included

 While others weigh vegetables, Holly Morrison sells fresh-pecked poetry.

July 14, 2013

Former Sea Dog's day ends on downer with Red Sox Several photos included in this story

Brandon Workman It's a good start for Brandon Workman but an unsatisfactory finish for reliever Matt Thornton.

July 15, 2013

Crews from seven towns fight rail car fire in Topsham

Controlling the blaze at Grimmel Industries takes more than three hours.

July 14, 2013

Sea Dogs laid low by Binghamton

The Mets hold the Sea Dogs scoreless for the third time in the series and win five of six games in the four-day set.

July 14, 2013

Justice Dept: Zimmerman case under review

The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges.

July 14, 2013

Mickelson wins Scottish Open after playoff

Phil Mickelson birdies the first playoff hole, ending a 20-year wait for a victory in Europe.

July 15, 2013

Motorcycle racer dies chasing speed record at Maine Event Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Bill Warner was clocked at 285 mph before he lost control and crashed on a track in northern Maine.

July 14, 2013

Courts will settle with Asiana passengers differently

An international treaty is likely to close U.S. courts to many foreigners and force them to pursue their claims in Asia and elsewhere, where lawsuits are rarer, harder to win and offer smaller payouts.

July 14, 2013

Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

Tyson Gay, who has the fastest 100 time in the world this season, says he will pull out of the world championships next month in Moscow.

July 15, 2013

YogaFest draws 500 people Several photos included in this story

 The two-day Maine YogaFest, in its first year, drew people from eight states.

July 15, 2013

Zimmerman trial protesters aim to keep up momentum Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday that his organization will hold vigils and rallies in 100 cities Saturday in front of federal buildings.

July 14, 2013

Five half-marathon runners hospitalized with heat exhaustion

None of the five hospitalized runners, who ran in the Shipyard Old Port half marathon, had life-threatening issues.

July 14, 2013

31st Moxie Festival held in Lisbon

The annual Moxie Festival in Lisbon started in 1982 to pay homage to the unusual beverage that was concocted by a Mainer in the 1870s.

July 14, 2013

Froome wins stage 15 of Tour de France, extends lead

Chris Froome extends his lead over main rival Alberto Contador.

July 14, 2013

Cory Monteith, star of hit show 'Glee,' found dead

The Canadian-born actor, who had battled addiction, is found dead in a Vancouver hotel room.

July 14, 2013

Asiana flight attendants make news with bravery

The 12-person cabin crew were instrumental in saving lives during the July 6 crash.

July 14, 2013

JK Rowling revealed as writer of crime novel

The Harry Potter author admits she wrote a detective novel under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

July 14, 2013

Colby College Museum of Art opens to the public Sunday

The Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion adds 10,000 square feet of exhibition space and serves as the museum's entrance.

July 14, 2013

Zimmerman's attorney says safety a concern

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara says, "there still is a fringe element that wants revenge. They won't listen to a verdict of not guilty."

July 14, 2013

Woman gored during final bull run in Spain

The 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the back and suffered multiple rib fractures and damage to her right lung that left her in "very grave" condition after an operation.

July 14, 2013

Loon license plate holders get free park admission

Sunday is the second and final day of free admission to 48 state parks and historic sites to vehicles bearing "loon" license plates.

July 14, 2013

Hunters advised to check with property owners



July 14, 2013

Bill Nemitz: ALS sufferer, husband in health care limbo



July 14, 2013

In Lac-Megantic, 'the train from hell'

Lise Doyon, Jeannot Labrecque Loaded with oil, the unmanned freight train turned into a runaway death machine, that exploded into a conflagration that killed nearly 1 percent of the town's population.

July 14, 2013

Maine economy tied to rail line's fate

Manufacturers depend on the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway and fear higher costs.

July 14, 2013

Portland's Coffee By Design growing from the grounds up Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Powered by a robust blend of passion and caffeine, the shop is poised to grow again, exemplifying the rare success story that manages to stay true to its 'humble beginnings.'

July 14, 2013

Maine fun-run promoters race to cash in on fitness craze

 The arrival of the for-profit events in Maine has some runners concerned about the future of traditional charity races.

July 14, 2013

Washington Notebook: Collins, King differ on use of filibuster



July 14, 2013

Learn the science of coffee, great cup of joe’s the reward

Coffee By Design’s guru puts his faith in slow-roasted, quality beans from farms he visits himself.

July 14, 2013

Open access is flashpoint for hunters, landowners

A shooting in Starks last October highlights the tenuous -- and tense -- relationship when it comes to hunting on private property.

July 14, 2013

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July 14, 2013

For rail company, rebirth may yield to ruin

The rising demand for crude oil transit gave hope to the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, but may also be prove to be its undoing.

July 14, 2013

LePage pens notes chiding Democrats on recruitment bill

 The handwritten letters scold those who opposed L.D. 1503 for disdaining the U.S. military.