News from May 13, 2013

August 10, 2013

In wild comeback, Bruins advance to 2nd round Several photos included in this story

In a back-and-forth series, the Bruins win Game 7 in historic fashion – erasing a 4-1 deficit.

May 13, 2013

Brothers who lost legs in Boston heal in tandem

Paul Norden, JP Norden Hard work and a touch of sibling rivalry help the men make remarkable recoveries, a doctor says.

May 14, 2013

Feature obituary: Lester Wood, 48, security supervisor at Bowdoin College

 Mr. Wood also worked for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office for 16 years, first as a patrol deputy and later as a sergeant.

May 13, 2013

Boston bomb survivor wants others remembered

James Costello James Costello, shown in tatters after the marathon attacks, says others with worse injuries need help.

May 13, 2013

Study questions whether bedrest prevents premature births

Estimates suggest that nearly 1 in 5 mothers-to-be is told to curb her activity, including some who are told to stay in bed.

May 13, 2013

Maine man arrested after standoff in Jefferson

John Burbank also allegedly tried to intimidate a road construction crew with a handgun.

May 13, 2013

Popular psychologist, columnist Joyce Brothers dies at 85

She pioneered the television advice show, hosted popular call-in radio programs and wrote a column.

May 13, 2013

Astronaut covers 'Space Oddity' song from space

Canadian Chris Hadfield alters some of David Bowie's lyrics in a video that has gone viral.

May 13, 2013

Records: Cleveland suspect faced seven prior complaints

 The man charged with holding three women captive for 10 years had been accused of threatening his neighbors and attacking his common law wife.

May 13, 2013

Vote clears way for Minnesota to approve gay marriage

It will become the 12th state across the country to do so, and the first state in the Midwest.

May 14, 2013

Justice Dept. secretly seized phone records of journalists

It may be part of an investigation into illegal leaking of classified material, but the AP says 'there can be no ... justification' for such a broad collection of communications.

May 13, 2013

Jack Bauer, '24' returning to Fox

The network also plans 11 new shows for 2013-14, including a miniseries from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.

May 13, 2013

Police offer $10,000 reward in New Orleans mass shooting Several photos included in this story

A gunman opened fire on a parade Sunday, wounding 19 people, including two children. Police say they've got 'very good leads.'

May 13, 2013

Supreme Court rules for Monsanto in patent case

However, the justices refuse to make a sweeping decision that would cover other self-replicating technologies like DNA molecules and nanotechnologies.

May 13, 2013

LePage increases pledge to $50,000 for Lewiston fire victims

The pledge follows criticism of the governor's handling of the crisis.

May 14, 2013

Democrats take steps against virtual Maine charter schools

Those on the education panel say the state should not subsidize the for-profit entities.

May 13, 2013

Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies' deaths Video clip included

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is acquitted in the death of fourth infant allegedly born alive in a rundown West Philadelphia neighborhood.

May 14, 2013

Maine panel: 911 confidentiality bill shouldn't pass

Maine is already one of five states that places restrictions on 911 recordings, and this would make those restrictions even stricter.

May 13, 2013

Greater Portland police step up patrols at prom season

Officers will conduct extra patrols with the goal of deterring teen drinking.

May 13, 2013

Saudi man traveling with pressure cooker arrested

His nephew says he asked his uncle to bring it because American-sold pressure cookers are cheaply manufactured, ineffective and break easily.

May 13, 2013

Boys deny starting fires that destroyed apartments in Lewiston

Brian Covy, 12, is charged with three counts of arson and Abdi Ibrahim, also 12, is charged with four counts.

May 13, 2013

ISO-New England agrees to cost-cutting

New England's electric grid operator has agreed to cut nearly $3 million in spending and end a pension plan for new employees in a multi--state settlement with officials who said spending was excessive.

May 13, 2013

Motive for Lewiston fire emerges Several photos included in this story

The two suspects told police they lit the third destructive blaze because they were 'sick and tired' of vacant buildings.

May 14, 2013

Maine legislators turn down a ban on tar sands

 Committee members instead endorse a bill that would require more study of issues related to the fuel.

May 13, 2013

Maine turbine fire probe to be done within month

The Jan. 16 blaze, the first wind turbine fire in Maine, burned out a gear box at the Kibby Wind farm.

May 14, 2013

Cheverus grad sentenced to 6 years for Wall Street crime

Anthony Chiasson, who grew up in Portland and served as a school trustee, also must pay a $5 million fine.

May 13, 2013

Portland mayor, school superintendent urge passage of $96.4M budget

The proposed budget would increase property taxes by 3 percent from the schools alone, from $9.57 to $9.86 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, while cutting dozens of positions.

May 13, 2013

Sarah Long bridge reopens to Maine-N.H. traffic

The bridge, one of those connecting Maine and New Hampshire, had been out of commission for more than five weeks after it was struck by a tanker.

May 13, 2013

IRS targeting of groups was more widespread than admitted

At least three IRS offices scrutinized conservative groups, and the head of the agency, Douglas Shulman, may have known as early as May 2012.

May 14, 2013

LePage: Union lawyer lied about shutdown

But the leader of the state employees union stands by the claim that plans are being made for one.

May 13, 2013

USM top seed, St. Joseph's No. 6 going into baseball regionals



May 13, 2013

Four face arraignment in Lewiston fires

All the suspects charged with arson, including two 12-year-old boys, are expected in Lewiston District Court at 1 p.m.

May 13, 2013

Maine alewives heading for newly opened fishways this week

In time, the St. Croix River could have the largest alewife run in the country.

May 13, 2013

Barbara Walters says she will retire next summer

Her announcement on 'The View' brings the 83-year-old veteran ABC News anchor to tears.

May 13, 2013

Maine gas prices up 2 cents

Despite a recent 2 cent hike per gallon, Maine gas prices are lower than the national average.

May 13, 2013

Bangor police officer saves despondent man

A Bangor police office saved the life of a man who threatened to jump off a bridge on Sunday evening.

May 13, 2013

$150,000 raised for NH-Maine bridge lighting

Discussions have included installing LED lights to illuminate the new Memorial Bridge's towers, piers and a memorial plaque when it opens in July.

May 13, 2013

EPA begins review of 16 toxic sites in New England

16 of New England's most polluted sites, including a former tannery in Saco, will be evaluated.

May 13, 2013

Convicted Maine killer seeks DNA tests on clothes

Jeffrey Cookson, who is serving two life sentences, denies killing 20-year-old Mindy Gould and 21-month-old Treven Cunningham in Dexter fourteen years ago.

May 13, 2013

Exit 113 bridge in Augusta to close for three months

The Department of Transportation says the bridge leading from the southbound lanes of I-95 to Route 3 eastbound will close starting Monday as part of comprehensive $13 million project.

May 13, 2013

Amtrak unveils locomotives to replace aging fleet

The new energy-efficient, high-tech engines are emblematic of the improving financial health of Amtrak, which is generating record revenues.

May 13, 2013

Biddeford residents can weigh in Monday on proposed budget

If the $60.8 million plan for fiscal year 2014 is approved, it would add $1.21 to the city's mill rate.

May 13, 2013

East Bayside businesses pursue links to neighbors

 They seek city approval to sell goods and hold more events in the fast-developing area.

May 13, 2013

Parishioners gather signatures to stop Portland church's sale

They plan to present a letter to Bishop Malone, asking him to reverse his decision on St. Patrick.

May 13, 2013

Franco-American Day accentuates history and culture

A Maine man's findings spur lawmakers to honor a Madawaska leader, his great-great-grandfather.

May 13, 2013

After testifying against killer dad, son heals Several photos included in this story

 But the 8-year-old's relatives still worry about the impact of seeing his mother murdered and recounting it in court.

May 13, 2013

Bill to limit food stamp purchases: Is it junk?

 LePage says no, don't let recipients buy candy and soda, but the plan falters, and the public seems split.