News from June 22, 2013

June 23, 2013

Special Report: Where are the jobs of Maine’s future?

Officials talk about a ‘skills gap,’ but a Maine Sunday Telegram examination finds that high-tech jobs account for a fraction of the growth. The state’s employment issues, it turns out, are more complex. Find out what 25 jobs are most in demand.

June 24, 2013

Live chats with some of Maine's career experts



June 22, 2013

A cross-border marathon has Down East looking up

The inaugural event has drawn a larger than expected field of 800 runners to Lubec and Campobello.

September 12, 2013

Mainers fall into Medicaid loophole

Failure to expand MaineCare leaves 10,500 people without coverage and ineligible for federal subsidies.

June 23, 2013

Slide show: This is the dawn of summer

 Mainers make the most of the longest day of the year.

June 22, 2013

U.S. presses Hong Kong on Snowden

 An official says Hong Kong has been a good partner in law enforcement matters.

June 22, 2013

Sex offender held for Florida girl's murder

 The 8-year-old was taken from a Walmart store in Florida while she was shopping with her mother.

June 22, 2013

Police again search home of Patriots' Hernandez

Saturday's search of Aaron Hernandez's Massachusetts home involved several officers, including one carrying a crowbar, and locksmiths.

June 22, 2013

Primary care doctors relatively plentiful in New England

 Five of the six New England states, including Maine, have more primary care doctors per capita than most of the rest of the country.

June 22, 2013

Utility worker dies of apparent electrocution

The 44-year-old man, an employee of Eastern Maine Electric, had been called to a power outage on Friday.

June 22, 2013

Sex offender charged with Fla. girl's death

A police official says Donald James Smith befriended 8-year-old Charish Perriwinkle and her mother Friday night at a dollar store and offered to buy them clothes at Wal-Mart.

June 22, 2013

Obama to unveil climate plan in Tuesday speech

The president says in an online video that he'll lay out his vision for reducing carbon pollution, preparing the U.S. for the effects of climate change and leading other nations in the global effort.

June 22, 2013

Arrest warrants prepared against Patriots' Hernandez, reports indicate

A new search Saturday of Hernandez's home involved several officers accompanied by what appeared to be crime scene experts.

June 22, 2013

Portland beer festival celebrates rare finds

Connoisseurs travel from all over to sample suds at The Festival, where beer-tasting sessions cost $65 a head.

June 22, 2013

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills honored

Janet Mills is named woman of the year by Emerge Maine, an organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to seek office.

June 22, 2013

Zimmerman judge bans audio experts

 Some heard Trayvon Martin screaming, others heard George Zimmerman, whose trial starts Monday.

June 22, 2013

Wing walker, pilot die in crash at Ohio air show

No spectators were injured at Dayton International Airport at the Vectren Air Show.

June 22, 2013

No word from Hong Kong on Snowden's return

In general, the extradition agreement between the U.S. and Hong Kong excepts political offenses from the obligation to turn over a person, however Hong Kong could consider the charges under the Espionage Act political crimes.

June 22, 2013

Driver dies in 24 Hours of Le Mans race

Allan Simonsen, 34, dies following a crash about 10 minutes into the race.

June 22, 2013

Police investigate death of baby from Bath

Investigators say there were unexplained injuries to a 9-month-old who died at Maine Medical Center.

June 22, 2013

Report: Jan Ullrich admits blood doping

The 1997 Tour de France winner tells a German magazine he received blood-doping treatment from a Spanish doctor.

June 22, 2013

Two hurt in Lebanon ATV crash

Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing helmets, rescue officials said.

June 22, 2013

Fire destroys Lebanon home Saturday morning

Thirty-three firefighters from five departments battled the 2:38 A.M. blaze that destroys a house on Champion Road.

June 22, 2013

Upgrades to bring texting to Maine's 911 network

When the project is completed next summer, Maine will be among the first states to have a next-generation emergency response network in place statewide.

June 22, 2013

24-hour wilderness race comes to western Maine

Participants mountain bike, paddle and run over a rugged wilderness course at Carrabassett Valley and Sugarloaf ski resort using maps and compasses.

June 22, 2013

Air unhealthy, says Maine DEP

The unhealthy air is expected into next week, especially along the coast due to high ground ozone levels.

June 22, 2013

Future unclear for Maine dental clinic for mentally ill

Officials await a signed budget from the state before they set up a new clinic after the Portland one shuttered due to budget uncertainties.

June 22, 2013

New England Dispatches

Report alleges hospital ignored workers' concerns / Girl mauled by Rottweiler arrives in Boston / Slain MIT police officer to be honored ... and more news from the region.

June 22, 2013

Pro-marijuana group ties legalization to Portland beer fest

An organization is distributing literature which argues the drug is safer than the alcoholic drinks being touted at the festival.

June 22, 2013

Byrne, St. Vincent rock Portland with old and new appeal

An eight-piece brass band helps bring Talking Heads songs as well as new collaborations to life.

June 21, 2013

SLIDE SHOW: The First Day of Summer

From lobster rolls in Freeport to beachfront exercises in Kennebunk to carousels in Old Orchard Beach, Mainers enjoyed the first 24 hours of summer.

June 21, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Two people hospitalized after brawl involving 50 / Corinth woman pleads guilty to stealing drugs from mail ... and more news from around the state.

June 22, 2013

Portland educators hope to help students avoid 'summer slide' Several photos included in this story

 In academic circles, it's an article of faith that summer means backsliding for some students, especially low-income students.

June 22, 2013

Route 1 drivers catch break – state to do roadwork at night

 When delays in Scarborough ran up to 45 minutes, officials decided to stop doing construction during the day.

June 21, 2013

LePage's remark about loggers 'crossed the line'

The governor apologizes, but Mainers with North Woods roots aren't in a forgiving mood.