News from May 12, 2013

May 13, 2013

Local opposition a likely headache for Gorham motocross plan

Neighbors are ready to sound off at a town Planning Board meeting about a proposed track.

May 12, 2013

North Pond Hermit inspires album by Maine musicians

The six-song soundtrack about the elusive hermit is expected to be released later this month.

May 12, 2013

Man killed in York County motorcycle crash

Shawn Smith, 41, of Cornish is identified by police as the victim.

May 13, 2013

Statehouse Notebook: Junk food, grades, abortion on Augusta agenda

Also, the Government Oversight Committee opens an investigation into possible improprieties at the Maine Center for Disease Control.

May 12, 2013

Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night'

Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Jimmy Fallon is moving up an hour as Jay Leno's replacement on the 'Tonight' show.

May 13, 2013

19 New Orleans shooting victims include 2 kids

Gunmen opened fire on people marching in a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19, police say.

May 12, 2013

Westbrook police dog credited with saving woman's life

Roxie tracks the woman into a wooded area and interrupts a suicide attempt.

May 12, 2013

'Gatsby' gives 'Iron Man 3' a run for its money

Gatsby looks almost as great as a superhero at the weekend box office, generating $51 million in its opening weekend.

May 12, 2013

Northern New England seeing surge in heroin use

Authorities are attributing the surge to aggressive marketing by out-of-state drug dealers and the higher cost of prescription drugs.

May 12, 2013

Streaky Red Sox turn for worse, lose 12-4 Several photos included in this story

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Sunday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays is their eighth in the past 10 games, and a challenging road trip looms.

May 12, 2013

Sea Dogs win with odd turn of events

Danny Santana's base-running gaffe finishes off a 3-2 win for Portland at New Britain.

May 13, 2013

15 hurt during 'Bonnie and Clyde' filming in Louisiana

A staircase gives way during filming of the miniseries, which will be aired on the History Channel and Lifetime.

May 12, 2013

Tennessee hospital treats drug-dependent babies Several photos included in this story

At the East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville, roughly half of the neonatal unit's 49 infants are being treated for drug dependence. For those infants, the pain can be excruciating.

May 13, 2013

Maine ultimate players catch the spirit‬ Several photos included in this story Video clip included

‪The freewheeling sport once called ultimate Frisbee took Maine colleges and universities by storm and is now taking off at Maine middle schools.‬

May 13, 2013

Women freed in Cleveland say they need time to heal Several photos included in this story

 Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight release their first statements since being found May 6.

May 12, 2013

Woods gives no ground to Garcia, wins Players Championship Several photos included in this story

The champ lands on his feet at The Players while his longtime rival winds up in troubled waters.

May 12, 2013

Pope Francis gives Catholics hundreds of new saints

The newly canonized include the 15th-century 'Martyrs of Otranto,' 813 Italians who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam.

May 13, 2013

Police: Boy, 12, killed sister

 He will be charged with homicide in the 8-year-old's stabbing.

May 12, 2013

South Bristol man killed in single-vehicle crash

A Jeep Cherokee driven by the victim, John Galloni, 55, hit several trees and rolled over at least once at 12:31 a.m. Sunday.

May 12, 2013

Bangladesh to raise wages for garment workers

A new minimum wage board will issue recommendations for pay raises within three months, Textiles Minister Abdul Latif Siddiky said. The Cabinet will then decide whether to accept those proposals.

May 13, 2013

Four fatal crashes in Maine this weekend

On Monday, police identify the motorcyclist killed in a Portland crash as 27-year-old Mario Saravia.

May 13, 2013

Sen. Collins: IRS scrutiny of conservative groups 'chilling'

The Maine senator also says a decision to drop terrorist references from the Benghazi talking points was a political one.

May 12, 2013

It's Luchini, again, in Mother's Day road race Several photos included in this story

Louie Luchini wins his fourth straight Sea Dogs Mother's Day 5K, crossing the plate in 15:03, and Erica Jesseman of Scarborough is the winning female contender.

May 12, 2013

NPR correspondent to speak at Maine law school graduation

National Public Radio political correspondent Mara Liasson will consider many, if not all, things at the University of Maine School of Law graduation ceremony Saturday.

May 12, 2013

Maine ride to protest bicyclist fatalities

Maine's Ride of Silence this Wednesday evening is free and open to all cyclists.

May 12, 2013

Snowe presses for bipartisanship in new book

In 34 years, the parties have become more interested in making each other look bad and focusing on re-election than doing what's best for the nation, she says.

May 12, 2013

Sheriff: Body of missing Kansas toddler found

The body is that of an 18-month-old girl whose mother was found dead along with two men on a farm several days ago.

May 12, 2013

Two bodies found in N.J. standoff; suspect killed

Three people, including two teens and a 4-year-old, are reported safe after the three-day standoff ends early Sunday, but police said they found the bodies of a woman and her 13-year-old son.

May 12, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Maine show company bought by Texas manufacturer / Cadillac Mountain access road opens early ... and more news from around the state.

May 12, 2013

Southern New England now 'SoNew'

 Tourism officials aim to draw visitors to sites in three states south and west of Boston.

May 12, 2013

Mother's Day gift that still has traction Video clip included

A Readfield mother and daughter turn heads as they ride their motorcycle through the countryside.

May 12, 2013

Boy reaches out to provide hope to other amputees

Matthew Freitas faces his own injury – and inspires others – with maturity beyond his 12 years.

May 12, 2013

Finding a new way to love gardening

Deon Lyons finds he can still garden despite losing all his eyesight in the summer of 2010.

May 12, 2013

Vermont lawmaker not making friends

 The state senator – not considered a team player – is scolded for his grilling of a fellow Democrat.

May 12, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Schools off to see the wizard



May 12, 2013

High school student brings fallen Maine soldier's memory to life

Maranacook sophomore Sydney Green finds the brother of a soldier who died during World War II.

May 12, 2013

Insulation warmly received on Monhegan Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 With island fuel costs soaring over mainland prices, improved energy efficiency is a boon.

May 12, 2013

Maine scientists envision changing forests Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 A warming climate makes the state's trees vulnerable to pests and other stresses that could imperil its 30,000 forestry-related jobs, experts say.

May 12, 2013

Why do hospital costs vary so widely?

A major joint replacement, for example, costs $55,425 at Aroostook Medical Center, but only $5,000 at Northern Maine Medical Center.

May 12, 2013

Plane crash survivors on the mend in Maine Several photos included in this story

 When the Evans family's plane went down in the Alaska wilderness, their dreams crash-landed, too. In the aftermath, they brought their broken bodies and resilient spirits across a continent – to the Waldo County town of Searsport.