News from March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013

Legal issues beset would-be Maine grocer

Thomas Hibbert must reveal how he plans to pay $150,000 to a woman who accused him of theft.

April 1, 2013

NYA, Montessori school OK 'dream' merger

The academy will add the early grades and become a full pre-K-to-12 program as it absorbs Meadowbrook.

April 1, 2013

Marijuana group wins dinner with LePage



April 1, 2013

3 dead in 95-vehicle Virginia pileup Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Heavy fog is blamed for a chain of collisions that necessitated closure of part of Interstate 77.

April 1, 2013

Blind spots in electronic monitoring of sex offenders

 California corrections officials find that the Global Positioning System isn't always wired for reliability.

March 31, 2013

Louisville beats Duke 85-63 to reach Final Four

The game will be remembered for Kevin Ware's gruesome leg injury.

April 1, 2013

Kids scramble for Easter egg drop Video clip included

The annual egg drop is one of the most popular events organized by the Next Level Church.

April 1, 2013

Head-on collision in Alfred sends four to local hospitals

State police say the Route 202 crash appears to have been caused by distracted driving.

March 31, 2013

Michigan beats Florida, rolls into Final Four

The Wolverines maintain a double-digit lead for almost the entire game.

March 31, 2013

Louisville player suffers gruesome leg injury in NCAA regional final



March 31, 2013

Penguins' Crosby out indefinitely with broken jaw

Sidney Crosby was hit in the mouth with a puck Saturday against the Islanders and had surgery.

March 31, 2013

Crews clean up after oil pipe ruptures in Arkansas

Crews recovered about 4,500 barrels of oil and water after a crude oil pipeline ruptured.

March 31, 2013

Bradley to open season with Red Sox

Jackie Bradley Jr., who played in Portland last summer, will start in left field for the Red Sox.

March 31, 2013

1 killed, 3 hurt accident at Ark. nuclear plant

A heavy piece of equipment fell on the workers while they were moving it from the turbine building.

March 31, 2013

6-year-old Maine girl seriously injured skiing

As Jessica Grace Walker recovers from a head injury at Maine Medical Center, Harpswell residents are helping raise money to help the family pay for medical expenses.

March 31, 2013

NCAA women: Notre Dame breezes into regional final

Skylar Diggins scores 27 points as the top-seeded Irish stomp Kansas, 93-63.

March 31, 2013

Rubio: Reports of immigration deal 'premature'

Lawmakers caution that there is more work to be done before the bill becomes a law.

March 31, 2013

Deadlines approach for moose permit filings



March 31, 2013

Study shows Shakespeare as ruthless businessman

A group of academics says William Shakespeare grew wealthy dealing in grain during a time of famine.

March 31, 2013

Man killed on Route 1 in Warren

Robert Hamilton, 30, of Warren was hit while walking in the middle of the road.

March 31, 2013

Slim chance of life after Tibet mudslide buries 83

The workers were buried Friday when mud, rock and debris swept through the mine in Gyama village in Maizhokunggar county.

March 31, 2013

Prison furniture store holds annual sale

The Maine State Showroom, which sells wooden furniture and knickknacks made by Maine State Prison inmates, has its "spring spectacular" sale through April 21.

March 31, 2013

4 charged in NH for firing weapons near interstate

The four were target shooting with I-93 less than 100 yards away.

March 31, 2013

Texas DA slain in his home; had armed himself

The killings come two months after one of the DA's assistants was gunned down near their office.

March 31, 2013

West Gardiner man charged with robberies after chase

Jed St. Hilaire, 34, was charged with robbery, theft, eluding and other charges following his arrest.

March 31, 2013

‘Rock of Ages’ brings back the ‘80s



March 31, 2013

Maine Dispatches



March 31, 2013

Lawmakers weigh limit on ethanol in gas

A bill would hold the line at 10 percent corn ethanol in gas by prohibiting the sale of blends with higher proportions.

March 31, 2013

Bill Nemitz: A promise kept, as another Mitchell bears witness



March 31, 2013

End result of pot law has some surprises

Ambiguity surrounding medical marijuana can sometimes leave property owners and law enforcers in a kind of limbo.

March 31, 2013

Pipeline earns high marks from many quarters

Most spills in its 72-year history have been minor, but activists say scrutiny remains 'imperative.'

March 31, 2013

Foes of tar-sands oil raise specter of smokestacks

Left unsaid, however, is that air emissions in Greater Portland would rise only incrementally.

March 31, 2013

Meals on Wheels feeling the pinch from sequestration cuts

 A central Maine program is turning away applicants and cutting back to one visit per home per week.

March 31, 2013

Successful bidders get to name trails, big trees in China park

 The Thurston Park Committee comes up with a creative fundraising idea to pay for repairs to the access road.

March 31, 2013

Deal clears way for immigration reform package

Big business and labor resolve disagreements over wages for low-skilled workers in a new program.

March 31, 2013

Pipeline company points to record of safety in tar-sands oil debate Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Officials with the Portland-to-Montreal line offer a closer look at their protocols to try to alleviate opponents' fears about environmental risks.

April 10, 2013

Losing the Thresher: the 50th anniversary Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 When the nuclear submarine sank with 129 men aboard in April 1963, it was a turning point for the Navy – and for the survivors who will remember lost loved ones next weekend.