News from July 6, 2013

July 6, 2013

Enforcement dispute jeopardizes future of county drug court

 After the probation department withdrew its full-time officer, the district attorney who founded the concept calls for the program's end.

July 7, 2013

Colby College museum reopens as 'a major player' Several photos included in this story Video clip included

20130626_LunderPavilion The new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion was built to house more than 500 pieces of art valued at more than $100 million, an extraordinary donation by a Waterville couple.

July 8, 2013

Amid cuts, Maine hospitals still paying million dollar salaries

20130507_MMC Critics say medical facilities plead poverty and lay off workers but continue to compensate executives and surgeons with substantial payouts.

July 6, 2013

Egyptian campers in Maine reflect on homeland Several photos included in this story

Young people at the Seeds of Peace camp pursue Maine summer fun – and monitor the news.

July 7, 2013

Giffords brings gun-law push to Maine Video clip included

 She and her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, urge background checks for more gun buyers.

July 6, 2013

Increased oil activity accompanied by risk

The accident in Quebec has heightened concerns by environmental activists about transporting crude.

July 7, 2013

Jet crashes as it lands in San Francisco, killing two

plane, airplane Forty-nine people are in serious condition, and 132 have less significant injuries. All passengers and crew are accounted for.

July 6, 2013

Police respond to fatal motorcycle crash in Brunswick

David Lamontagne, of Monmouth, dies in the motorcycle-pickup truck collision Saturday on Bath Road.

July 6, 2013

Decade after ex nabbed kids, N.H. mother mourns

Manuel Gehring abducted his two children after an argument at a Fourth of July fireworks display in Concord.

July 6, 2013

30 killed in school attack in northeast Nigeria

Islamic militants attack a boarding school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Saturday, killing 29 students and one teacher.

July 8, 2013

Train derails, explodes near Maine-Canada border Several photos included in this story

 One person is confirmed dead after an unattended freight train carrying oil rolls into a Quebec town, creating a daylong inferno.

July 6, 2013

Egyptian campers in Maine watch events unfold from afar

Egyptians at the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield have been trying to stay abreast of the latest developments, including Friday's clashes.

July 6, 2013

Report on Portland fireboat accident leaves questions

Portland releases the report 11 days after a judge orders city officials to provide it to the Press Herald.

July 6, 2013

Mass. teen with rare disease will travel to London

 The Make-A-Wish Foundation responds to a Bay State girl who has an incurable illness.

July 6, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Double stabbing at local bar / Freeport begins search for new motto / Speed, alcohol believed to be factors in deadly crash ... and more news from around the state.

July 6, 2013

New England Dispatches

Driver clocked doing 114 mph / Man turning Superstorm Sandy debris into art / Man pleads not guilty in killing of girlfriend ... and more news from around the region.

July 6, 2013

Heat blasts Maine Several photos included in this story

The heat index topped out at 99 degrees on Friday, adding to a trend: Every month of this year has been warmer than normal.

July 6, 2013

Fireworks accident in California injures 39 people

 The victims, ages 17 months to 78 years old, suffer burns and shrapnel wounds.

July 5, 2013

U.S. has 'huge role to play' in Syrian crisis, King says

The Maine senator, back from his first trip overseas as a congressman, grows more supportive of aid to rebels.

July 5, 2013

Maine couple getting separate trials for tax fraud

Marshall and Carole Swan, who spent 19 years as a Chelsea selectwoman, are accused of failing to declare a total of almost $674,000.