News from May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

$43 million lawsuit says CMP caused work delays

20130520_Hawkeye A contractor from New York says CMP failed to deliver materials on time, costing the contractor extra time and money during a yet-to-be-finished transmission-line upgrade.

May 20, 2013

Lawsuit filed over 'woodchuck' name

A Vermont hard cider firm wants a coffee company to quit using the name.

August 10, 2013

Body of missing Maine girl likely found Several photos included in this story

It appears Nichole Cable's body was found around 9:30 p.m. Monday at a wooded site off Route 43 in Old Town, eight days after she disappeared.

May 21, 2013

SLIDE SHOW: Death, destruction in Oklahoma

A two-mile wide tornado ripped through Oklahoma on Monday, leveling entire neighborhoods and leaving untold pain in its path.

May 20, 2013

Maine student doesn't make Geography Bee finals

Archer Thomas, 13, of Buxton is eliminated during Monday's preliminary round of the National Geography Bee.

May 21, 2013

LePage: Let's eliminate Maine income tax Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The governor says he'll focus on that effort if the people of Maine re-elect him to a second term, but he won't support the current bipartisan plan to cut the tax in half.

May 20, 2013

Founding member of The Doors dies at 74

As keyboardist, Ray Manzarek helped The Doors become one of the most successful rock 'n' roll acts of the 1960s.

May 21, 2013

Maine panel backs ex-worker's retaliation complaint

The former Old Orchard Beach employee reported financial irregularities, and was retaliated against because of it, the panel says.

May 20, 2013

Medical examiner: Saco man died from self-inflicted gunshot

The body of Charles Scontras, 58, was found late Saturday after a police standoff and fire that destroyed his two-story house.

May 21, 2013

Maine Senate backs bill to expand Medicaid, pay hospital debt

The bill, fiercely opposed by Republicans, is designed to combine one of the Democrats' leading policy initiatives with Gov. LePage's payback plan.

May 20, 2013

McAuley's Clement commits to Marist College

Allie Clement, McAuley’s junior basketball standout, announces her plans for college.

May 21, 2013

Enhanced early voting? Maine a few votes short

The bill passed overwhelmingly, 90-50, but it still fell shy of the two-thirds majority it will need to go to a voter referendum.

May 20, 2013

Campaign targets seat belt violators in Maine

The two-week "Buckle Up-No Excuses" campaign began today and runs through June 2.

May 21, 2013

L.L. Bean's chairman hangs up his boots

 Leon Gorman, 78, steps down after a long tenure of success and is replaced by his nephew Shawn, 47.

May 21, 2013

Portland police online survey seeks to identify public concerns

The survey asks residents how safe they feel in their home and neighborhood.

May 21, 2013

Searching nearly done after powerful twister Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Gary Bird says he's '98 percent sure' there are no more survivors or bodies to recover under the rubble. The twister killed 24 people.

May 21, 2013

Measles surges in UK years after vaccine scare

Vaccination rates dropped after a flawed study linked the shot to autism. Catch-up clinics are being held.

May 20, 2013

Commutes long, slow after Conn. train derailment

Metro-North was using 120 buses to help rail commuters make their way around the scene of Friday's accident.

May 20, 2013

Boat carrying 7 hits island on N.H. lake

There was limited visibility at the time of the collision due to rain and fog.

May 20, 2013

Dress like Bob Dylan and get in free at Mass. museum

Fans are also welcome to bring harmonicas with them that day.

May 20, 2013

Maine gas prices rise more than 3 cents

Prices are now 21 cents per gallon lower than at the same time last year and a little more than a penny higher than a month ago.

May 20, 2013

United puts 787s back in air after four-month grounding

"It was a fairly expensive piece of sculpture to have on the ground so we're really delighted to have it up and flying," the CEO says.

May 20, 2013

Tea party looks to take advantage of moment

"This is the defining moment to say 'I told you so.' "

May 20, 2013

Maine teen injured in rollover 'very fortunate to be alive'

A Leeds teen is injured Sunday when her SUV hurtles end-over-end on Route 219 in Wayne.

May 20, 2013

Arias' lawyers ask to resign, ask for mistrial

They say the judge allowed a media frenzy that made a fair trial impossible, but the judge denies both requests.

May 20, 2013

FBI agents killed in training part of elite hostage team

The agents were members of the agency's Hostage Rescue Team. The accident happened off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday.

May 20, 2013

Maine university tuitions, fees to stay same

The budget calls for net staffing cuts of 103 positions, with University of Southern Maine hit the hardest.

May 20, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Police identify York man killed in single-vehicle crash / No discipline for trooper over accidental discharge / Four women arrested following Waterville fights ... and more news from around the state.

May 20, 2013

Yarmouth worries over power plant

 Officials say the Wyman Station owner has been unresponsive; taxpayers can expect a hike in rates.

May 20, 2013

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May 20, 2013

'Laboratory in a can' monitors Maine red tide

 The apparatus is designed to help scientists better predict when and where outbreaks might occur.

May 20, 2013

Farm bills a mixed bag for Mainers

The bills would cut food stamps for many Mainers, but would give a boost to the state's local farmers.

May 20, 2013

Bull Moose bucks trend in age of Internet commerce

The Maine-based chain, which started in Brunswick in 1989, now has 11 stores and is growing in Waterville.

May 20, 2013

Portland program clears path to college for immigrants Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 City schools provide guidance for those unfamiliar with the complex system of SATs, student aid and more.

May 19, 2013

Former Teacher of the Year on list of Portland layoffs

 Portland's School Board will hold a first reading on the proposed staff cuts at its Tuesday night meeting.

May 19, 2013

RSU 23 residents will have opportunity to change proposed budget

The total set at Tuesday's meeting will be voted on June 11 at the districtwide validation referendum.

May 19, 2013

Taylor Swift wins big at Billboard Music Awards

The singer takes home eight awards, including top artist. Justin Bieber wins three.