News from July 3, 2013

July 4, 2013

Gomes' walk-off homer gives Red Sox 2-1 win

Mike Carp also had two hits and scored a run for Boston, which is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand and in first place.

July 4, 2013

Man who shot three in Calais was out on bail

Daniel Pinney, who police shot and killed, had been arrested on a domestic violence charge.

July 3, 2013

South Portland police ask vandals to turn themselves in

The police say they will consider not pressing criminal charges if the culprits cooperate.

July 3, 2013

Women's advocate gets support for Maine Senate seat

Democratic leaders are endorsing Eloise Vitelli, 64, of Arrowsic for the Senate seat representing Sagadahoc County.

July 3, 2013

Even professional fireworks can be risky

The most tragic example is a death in 1993, when a pyrotechnician was killed during a Bar Harbor show.

July 4, 2013

Mainer 'lucky' to be alive after explosion Several photos included in this story

John Littlefield spent 10 days in the hospital after Portland's 2012 "Stars and Stripes Spectacular" fireworks display went wrong.

July 3, 2013

LePage, workers' union strike 2-year labor deal

LePage's office and the union's general counsel say the new contract includes wage increases, although no particulars were offered.

July 4, 2013

Police: Secret Hernandez apartment yields evidence

Aaron Hernandez A box of ammo is found in the apartment a few miles from the former Patriots tight end's Bay State home.

July 3, 2013

Boston July 4th celebration to have increased security

It's the city's first large public gathering since the Boston Marathon bombings – an attack the suspects first considered staging on Independence Day.

July 3, 2013

Video: Lucky duck gets a prosthetic foot Video clip included

A 3-D printer and another duck's foot are used to help Buttercup get his waddle back.

July 3, 2013

Expert: Trayvon Martin's DNA not on gun

George Zimmerman says he shot the unarmed teenager in Florida because Martin grabbed his firearm and was attacking him.

July 3, 2013

Egypt military pledges no long-term takeover

Egyptian military would be forced to suspend its $1.5 billion in annual military and economic assistance if America considers Wednesday's events a coup d'etat.

July 4, 2013

Celtics hire Butler's Brad Stevens as head coach

Stevens, 36, led the relatively unknown Bulldogs to back-to-back national title games in 2010 and 2011.

July 3, 2013

Gandolfini leaves bulk of $70M estate to children

The son of the late 'Sopranos' star gets the largest chunk.

July 3, 2013

Rangers sign Manny Ramirez to minor league contract

Ramirez, 41, spent three months playing at a high level in Taiwan for the Rhinos before leaving the team on June 20.

July 3, 2013

Study says tar sands' pipeline risk overstated

Opponents say the National Academy of Sciences conclusion 'provides no comfort.'

July 4, 2013

$120M Maine offshore energy project put on hold

Statoil, a Norwegian oil company, cites a new Maine law as the reason, because it overturns an agreement on electric rates the company will be allowed to charge.

July 3, 2013

A rundown of mysteries surrounding Edward Snowden's case

Edward Snowden Why did the man who leaked American secrets leave Hong Kong, why did he go to Russia and what is his relationship with WikiLeaks, for starters.

July 3, 2013

Bolivian president heads home after Snowden-linked plane delay

There are contradictory accounts over whether European countries blocked President Evo Morales' plane from passing through their airspace, but everyone agrees on one point: Edward Snowden is not on board.

July 3, 2013

Reports point to solid U.S. hiring in June

A private survey, released ahead of government numbers due Friday, also helps the stock market end the day on a high note.

July 3, 2013

Portland woman charged with stealing truck near police detail

Mary Nyembo, 21, of Cumberland Avenue, said she took the black 2010 Ford F-150 pickup so she could move some furniture, according to police.

July 3, 2013

Maine Republican Party has shake-up at top

The chairman and the vice chairman quit amid tension within the ranks, and Bruce Poliquin may fill the void.

July 3, 2013

LePage vetoes study of tar sands oil

The bill calls for an examination of the risks of piping the controversial oil through the state.

July 3, 2013

Head of ousted president's party, deputy, arrested in Egypt Several photos included in this story Video clip included

President Mohammed Morsi decries as a 'full coup' his displacement by the chief justice of the nation's highest court until new elections can be held.

July 3, 2013

I-295 roadwork in Portland to begin next week

The state warns that motorists could experience delays on Tukey's Bridge.

July 3, 2013

Cape Elizabeth whale tale to be about marine research Video clip included

A decaying carcass becomes a learning tool after it washes ashore on a Cape Elizabeth beach.

July 4, 2013

Daring Katahdin helicopter rescue was unprecedented

An injured hiker is lifted off the Maine mountain in a full-body 'screamer suit.'

July 3, 2013

N.H. governor calls state of emergency after flooding

The western part of the state is particularly hard hit after 4 inches of rain falls in 24 hours.

July 5, 2013

Maine mother charged with murdering 2-year-old daughter

Leanna Norris, 24, has been charged less than two weeks after her baby was found dead in her car in Stetson.

July 3, 2013

Three American boats win openers at Henley Regatta

In a student race, Bowdoin College loses by 2¼ lengths to Scottish champion Edinburgh University.

July 3, 2013

New England jobless rate ticks up to 6.9 percent

Maine's rate was 6.8 percent, below regional leaders Rhode Island and Connecticut, each at 8.9 percent

July 3, 2013

Train derails in central Maine; no injuries, no spills

Three cars carrying liquid carbon dioxide and an empty tanker derailed about 5:30 a.m. today.

July 3, 2013

Trails at Acadia National Park reopen

Park officials say sections of the Flying Mountain and Jordan trails at Valley Cove and Jordan cliffs reopened Wednesday.

July 3, 2013

Cleveland kidnapping suspect competent for trial

Prosecutor has planned July 11 meeting to discuss the possibility of seeking the death penalty against Ariel Castro.

July 3, 2013

Surviving Arizona firefighter was lookout for crew

Brendan McDonough, 21, grieved with families of the fallen firefighters Tuesday evening at a public memorial service in Prescott.

July 3, 2013

Mass. man accused of filing fake marathon claim

Branden Mattier, 22, allegedly claimed to The One Fund that his aunt, who died over 10 years ago, lost both legs as a result of the April 15 attacks.

July 3, 2013

Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Portsmouth shipyard

Dempsey and delegation members are scheduled to visit Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base on Monday.

July 3, 2013

Surry man dies in Ellsworth crash

Peter Dickinson's vehicle was traveling east on the Bucksport Road at about 11:30 p.m. Monday when his car crossed into the opposite lane and collided with another vehicle.

July 3, 2013

Maine lawmakers to consider bonds this fall

Though the next legislative session is scheduled to begin in January, Democratic leaders intend to return to Augusta earlier to take up state borrowing proposals.

July 3, 2013

LePage grants $50K to addiction treatment center

The donation to the Open Door Recovery Center, a drug treatment center in Ellsworth, comes from the Governor's emergency contingency fund.

July 3, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Two die after SUV hits parked vehicle / Maine Supreme Court nixes convicted killer's appeal / Charter school says it has many unsolicited resumes ... and more news from around the state.

July 3, 2013

Legal feast: Who owns fired Maine baker's recipes?

 A baker fired by Micucci's says he owns the secrets to popular creations like luna bread, but the law is tricky.

July 3, 2013

Maine group strives to smash high-five world record

20130702_StriveHi5 Aerial photography will document the friendly palm-slapping at Friday's Portland Sea Dogs game.

July 3, 2013

Patchwork Maine fireworks laws make July 4th difficult Several photos included in this story

 Since Maine legalized the explosive devices last year, the state's cities and towns have varied widely in how to regulate them.

July 2, 2013

Canada optimistic Gulf of Maine ferry service will resume

 Eager to re-establish a tourism link to New England, Nova Scotia officials expect fresh proposals by Thursday. Will Portland be their U.S. destination?

July 2, 2013

Maine Natural Gas has deal with college

The company has a five-year contract for gas at the University of Maine at Augusta.