News from May 11, 2013

May 12, 2013

Washington Notebook: Olympia's List gives Sen. Collins $10,000 for 2014

Sen. Collins to appear on CNN / Snowe book release Tuesday / Michaud raises money / Missile defense in Aroostook?

May 11, 2013

One dead in Wiscasset car crash

Two passengers are taken to the hospital for treatment.

May 11, 2013

Chrysler recalls almost 470,000 Jeep SUVs

Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on startup.

May 12, 2013

Obama hails courage of nation’s police officers

In a White House ceremony honoring some of the bravest, he said America need look no further than the Boston Marathon bombings to know what police are made of.

May 11, 2013

New Sharon motorist dies of injuries from Thursday crash

Police say John Pelletier died Friday afternoon at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

May 11, 2013

Spacewalk fixes space station leak

Christopher Cassidy York's Christopher Cassidy was one of two astronauts to fix an ammonia leak in an electrical system.

May 11, 2013

Text of Roya's speech



May 11, 2013

Downeaster ridership up despite some disruptions

20121101_GC_DownEaster Bridge work that affected the Brunswick-to-Boston train finishes this weekend in time for summer travel.

May 11, 2013

40 dead in Turkey car bombings near Syria

The blasts, which were 15 minutes apart, raise fears that Syria's brutal civil war violence is crossing into its neighbor.

May 12, 2013

'It's time to live,' speaker advises fellow USM grads in Gorham Several photos included in this story

 The University of Southern Maine graduation is split into morning and afternoon ceremonies at the Gorham campus fieldhouse.

May 11, 2013

Attacks kill 29 as Pakistanis stream to polls

Despite the violence, Pakistanis turned out in huge numbers Saturday to vote in an election that marked a historic democratic transfer of power in a country plagued by military coups.

May 11, 2013

For ex-captives in Cleveland, it's 'like coming out of a coma' Several photos included in this story

 Therapists say that with extensive treatment and support, healing is likely for the women, who were 14, 16 and 21 when they were abducted. But it is often a long and difficult process.

May 11, 2013

Gov. LePage returns to Maine hospital debt theme

Gov. Paul LePage uses his weekly radio address to call on Maine lawmakers to pay the hospitals a $484 million debt for unpaid Medicaid services.

May 11, 2013

Thousands graduating today from Maine colleges

Thousands of students are receiving their college degrees at more than half a dozen graduation ceremonies across Maine.

May 11, 2013

Sen. Susan Collins' USM commencement address



May 11, 2013

Man who fled N.H. in '91 serving 18 years in Greece

The man was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1989 beating death of his 2-year-old stepson.

May 11, 2013

Police arrest drug suspect near Winslow school

They tackle the man, who they say had plastic bags with a white powder and marijuana in his mouth.

May 11, 2013

Fire officials focus on building codes in Waterville blaze

Investigators focus on whether a sprinkler system, which was not on May 3, was up to code.

May 11, 2013

Maine pipeline construction has some businesses steamed

Drivers on Route 17 from Augusta through Windsor are stopped up to four times in single-lane zones.

May 11, 2013

Augusta man gets prison for strangling girlfriend

Joshua Drew faces more than six years behind bars after being sentenced in three separate cases.

May 11, 2013

Maine tax overhaul proposal meets stiff opposition

 Critics focus on provisions that would either remove sales tax exemptions or increase excise taxes.

May 11, 2013

Maine bill would make more 911 info secret

Maine is already one of only a few states to keep 911 recordings fully confidential, and it also places restrictions on transcripts of the calls.

May 11, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Volunteers collect 500 bags worth of trash / Bulb research on display in Wells / Local company raising funds for teen center ... and more news from around the state.

May 11, 2013

Vacancies plague Portland waterfront Several photos included in this story

 Pier owners can't fill space for marine uses, and an updated inventory of tenants could have an impact on the way space is allotted.

May 11, 2013

'When is it our turn? When is it my turn?' Several photos included in this story Video clip included

20130510_Torres A Maine family is happy for relatives of women found in Cleveland. But they await word of their missing son.

May 11, 2013

USM graduate celebrates freedom to learn

 The school commencement speaker, Roya Hejabian, studied in secret in Iran, before attending college freely here.