News from July 28, 2013

July 29, 2013

Bus crash in southern Italy kills 38 people

Reports say the driver, for undetermined reasons, lost control of his vehicle and did not survive.

July 28, 2013

Lester still has Orioles' number

Jon Lester pitches seven strong innings and improves to 15-2 against Baltimore, leading the Red Sox to a 5-0 win.

July 29, 2013

Gorham family farm wins honor after growing for 243 years

Run by six generations of one family, Long View Farm receives the first Heritage Farm Award.

July 28, 2013

Sea Dogs beat Senators to split series Several photos included in this story

 Matt Spring's tiebreaking home run at the end of a lengthy at-bat lifts Portland past Harrisburg.

July 28, 2013

Second body found in Hudson thought to be best man's

The speedboat driver is facing manslaughter charges in the Friday night crash.

July 28, 2013

Two-headed turtle at Texas zoo gets Facebook page

The page shows photos of the reptile and imaginary conversations between her two heads, named Thelma and Louise.

July 30, 2013

Maine museums to help museum efforts in Newtown

The six will accept donations Thursday to support a children's museum planned in Connecticut.

July 28, 2013

Thieves steal $53 million worth of jewels in France

The crime in Cannes follows recent jail escapes by members of the notorious 'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang.

July 28, 2013

Deal to free Palestinian captives sets up Mideast peace talks

The first negotiations in years will begin Monday after Israel agrees to free 104 prisoners.

July 28, 2013

Pope ends historic trip with Mass on Copacabana

Rio's famous beach overflows with 3 million of the faithful.

July 28, 2013

Blueberry growers keep watch for harmful new fruit fly

 Native to China, the insect poses a threat by laying its eggs in the soft fruit, making it unfit for market.

July 28, 2013

Deadline nears for BikeMaine registration

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine's inaugural ride Sept. 7-14 starts and ends in Orono.

July 28, 2013

Missing woman found unhurt on Mount Desert Island

Game wardens find Janet Post, 81, of London this morning, about a half-mile from where she was last seen Saturday evening.

July 28, 2013

Four more Maine communities named 'business friendly'

They join 20 others in the state that have been deemed good for business.

July 28, 2013

Four Maine airports get FAA grants

The Portland jetport will use the $1.4 million for two front-end loaders, two snowplows and a snow-sweeping vehicle.

July 29, 2013

Golf cart driver charged after Sanford man suffers critical injuries in fall

The driver, Gary Belinsky of Westford, Mass., has been charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

July 28, 2013

His passion for food benefits the hungry

 A Colby food services manager leads an effort to redirect extra produce where it's needed most.

July 28, 2013

Entrepreneur whetting Maine's thirst for malt

 A home-brewer who lives in Farmington sees a malt house as the first step in locally sourced beer.

July 28, 2013

Public can weigh in on food-safety rules

The impact of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act on farmers and others can be aired at forums.

July 28, 2013

Massachusetts athlete works toward Highland games records

 The personal trainer keeps breaking his own – and the world's – records.

July 28, 2013

Dispatches



July 28, 2013

Limerick woman dies in Massachusetts crash



July 28, 2013

Lincoln Woods Trail closing for repair

The White Mountains trail was damaged during Hurricane Irene and needs six to eight weeks to fix.

July 28, 2013

Washington Notebook: Trade official to tour New Balance

The visit of the U.S. trade ambassador comes at a critical juncture for Maine's footwear business.

July 28, 2013

Bay State chess prodigy moves up in rankings

 Carissa Yip, 9, reached the expert level at a younger age than anyone else on record.

July 28, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Case forecast to leave stain on federal justice system



July 28, 2013

Coast Guard opens tall ship for free tours



July 28, 2013

Driver charged after fatal crash on Hudson River

The body of a bride-to-be hurled into the water is believed to be the one recovered on Saturday.

July 28, 2013

Boothbay region 'full of fear' as hospital closing looms Several photos included in this story

 MaineHealth officials call it the best path forward, but a community with many older residents worries about having no ER nearby.

July 28, 2013

Grocery trends mean war for stores

 Increased competition in Maine from the usual suspects – and some unexpected ones – has forever altered the supermarket landscape.

July 29, 2013

Ex-governors make headway in U.S. Senate

Maine Sen. Angus King and 10 other former governors bring 'an extra dose of pragmatism.'

July 29, 2013

'My mission failed': Rail chief admits mistakes in disaster's wake Video clip included

Ed Burkhardt Ed Burkhardt's missteps after the deadly July 6 train explosion in Lac-Megantic made him one of the most reviled people in Canada.

July 29, 2013

Wild and crazy ride attracts racers to Sunday River Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 A field of 54 cars competes over hundreds of miles on dirt roads through the woods of Maine.

July 29, 2013

Indianapolis church mourns three who died in bus crash

The youth pastor, his pregnant wife and a chaperone were killed when a church bus overturned. Six teenagers remain hospitalized.