News from May 18, 2013

May 18, 2013

Hats off to graduates of colleges and universities in Maine

Thousands receive their degrees in commencement ceremonies around the state Saturday.

May 18, 2013

Curtain rises on assistant PSO conductor Video clip included

 Norman Huynh, 24, is poised to conduct Pops and Discovery concerts – and community outreach.

May 18, 2013

Oxbow's victory reins in Orb's bid for Triple Crown Several photos included in this story

Oxbow, Gary Stevens Oxbow and jockey Gary Stevens lead all the way in the Preakness, ending Orb's five-race win streak.

May 19, 2013

Scores injured when car drives into hikers' parade

Police say the man might have suffered a medical emergency.

May 18, 2013

Maine fugitive arrested in Conn.

Waterville police say the man was driving with a suspended license when he led police on a chase Thursday evening.

May 18, 2013

Crash kills one in York

Police are investigating the accident that took place shortly before 3 p.m. on Cider Hill Road.

May 19, 2013

Man dies in house fire after 4 1/2-hour standoff in Saco Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Troopers from the Maine State Police tactical team surrounded the home after Charles Scontras refused to come out.

May 18, 2013

Bath police search for naked man who approached girl

The man approached the 10-year-old as she played near Oak Grove Cemetery.

May 18, 2013

'This is your time,' Maine School of Law graduates told

The 98 students include a Somali minister of oil and minerals and an Iraqi combat interpreter.

May 18, 2013

Afghan lawmakers block law on women's rights

The blocking of the law on violence against women shows how little has changed 12 years after the Taliban regime was ousted.

May 19, 2013

Hagel orders review of sex abuse prevention

The defense secretary orders recertification of thousands of service members involved in fighting sexual assaults.

May 18, 2013

Coffee run leads to hatchet hitchhiker arrest

Caleb ‘Kai’ McGillvary was sought in the killing of a N.J. lawyer.

May 18, 2013

Memorial in Augusta to honor emergency medical workers

Construction will begin next week on what officials say is the first of its kind memorial in the U.S.

May 18, 2013

‘Samaritan’ driver charged with hitting pedestrian



May 18, 2013

Probe begins in train crash in Connecticut

Three people remain in critical condition after the Friday evening collision sends 70 to the hospital.

May 18, 2013

Sen. King speaking at UNE graduation

Angus King Graduations are taking place at several other Maine colleges on Saturday.

May 18, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Ex-treasurer pleads guilty to bilking two nonprofits / Maine teen riding on roof injured in car crash ... and more news from around the state.

May 18, 2013

Westbrook teacher accused of assaulting student

Social studies teacher Christopher Conroy is charged with assault and criminal threatening after an incident Thursday at the school.

May 18, 2013

Panel keeps ambitious Maine tax proposal alive

The Taxation Committee gives the bill a reprieve by ordering a full cost analysis of the bipartisan measure.

May 18, 2013

A place for Lewiston's displaced Several photos included in this story

 With state and community help, the city has nearly finished the process of relocating fire victims.

May 18, 2013

Feature obituary: Alexander MacNichol Jr., 78, former judge

Mr. MacNichol began a private law practice in the early 1960s in South Portland, and later became one of the first to volunteer for Pine Tree Legal Assistance.

May 18, 2013

Catholic Church selling many Maine properties Several photos included in this story

 The shuttering of churches may make financial sense, but it also takes its toll on parishioners, who celebrated baptisms, communions and weddings in these buildings.

May 19, 2013

Portland man gets eight years for baseball bat attack Several photos included in this story

Peter Tracy is sentenced for assaulting two brothers when they were down and defenseless.

May 17, 2013

Feds: More time needed to indict Tsarnaev

A judge also denies a request from Tsarnaev's attorneys that they be allowed to take periodic photos of the 19-year-old to document 'his evolving mental and physical state.'

May 18, 2013

Maine committee deeply split on dental care bill

By authorizing hygienists to do more, the bill might benefit rural children, but dentists object.