News from May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

Four-year-old girl killed in Lyman crash

The girl's mother was operating the car when it crashed, a spokesman for the state police says.

May 6, 2013

Missing woman found in Ohio home: 'I'm free now'

The woman was found near Cleveland with two others. All three had been missing for more than 10 years. A man has been arrested.

May 7, 2013

12-year-old's family faced eviction Video clip included

20130506_LewistonFires An aunt of Brody Covey, accused of starting a fire in Lewiston on April 29, says 'he was put up to it.'

May 7, 2013

Chef Melissa Kelly: 'It just all felt very surreal'

Melissa Kelly of Rockland's Primo beats out several other top chefs to be named the Best Chef in the Northeast.

May 6, 2013

East Coast about to be overrun by billions of cicadas

Here's the buzz: This brood has been underground for 17 years and now they are about to come out so they can mate – but only when the ground temperature reaches 64 degrees.

May 7, 2013

U.S. Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

The bill would empower states to require businesses with more than $1 million in out-of-state sales to collect taxes, which could end much tax-free shopping on the Internet.

May 6, 2013

Aunt: Lewiston boy charged with arson was 'put up to it'

She also says the 12-year-old was having trouble at home and no longer wanted to live there.

May 6, 2013

Saco police charge man in third indecent conduct case

Police say the Biddeford man exposed himself to an undercover officer in woods behind a parking lot on Industrial Park Road.

May 6, 2013

No opposition to strengthening Clean Election Act surfaces at hearing

The LePage administration, however, has made it known that it considers taxpayer funding for candidates to be 'welfare for politicians.'

May 6, 2013

Bangor police say woman's death a homicide

A 50-year-old man who lived at the same Bangor address is arrested and charged today with murder.

May 6, 2013

Jurors have yet to reach verdict in Pennsylvania abortion clinic trial

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is charged in the deaths of one patient and of four babies allegedly born alive at his clinic.

May 6, 2013

Falmouth mom was about to commit son, state police say

Andrew Leighton shot his mother in the back of the head as she walked to the phone, he told authorities.

May 6, 2013

NY judge urged not to delay morning-after decision

The delay has been requested by the U.S. Justice Department.

May 6, 2013

Largest cruise ship ever to visit Portland expected in 2015 Several photos included in this story

The Quantum of the Seas is about 10 feet longer than the Queen Mary and carries 4,180 passengers.

May 6, 2013

Brunswick family charged with attacking man in Portland

The 50-year-old man, who is hospitalized with serious head and face injuries, knows the father and two sons accused of attacking him, police say.

May 6, 2013

Alleged Auschwitz death camp guard arrested

Hans Lipschis, now 93, has acknowledged being assigned to an SS guard unit at Auschwitz but maintains he only served as a cook and was not involved in any war crimes.

May 6, 2013

Sides clash on tar sands oil moratorium

Environmental groups want time to study the risks, but the industry says the bill’s effects would be harmful.

May 6, 2013

FBI: Raid of Minn. home disrupted 'terror attack'

The FBI says it believes "the lives of several local residents were potentially saved" by the search and arrest.

May 6, 2013

Popular Acadia road to open on Saturday

The road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain will open a week ahead of schedule.

May 6, 2013

Refrigerator fire leads to Hannaford evacuation in Sanford

Store customers and workers had to leave at 10 a.m., said Capt. Gary Cushing of the Sanford Fire Department. The store reopened after 3 p.m., the company said.

May 6, 2013

10 inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame

A field headed by former NASCAR driver Ricky Craven and former Secretary of Defense William Cohen is inducted into the hall during a banquet at the Augusta Civic Center.

May 6, 2013

Cruise ship season kicks off in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor has booked 135 ships for the season, which would break the current record of 108 ships, set last year.

May 6, 2013

Falmouth man charged with shooting mother faces 1st court appearance

Authorities say 46-year-old Andrew Leighton is expected to appear in court either Monday or Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of Shirley Leighton.

May 6, 2013

Maine gas prices down a penny

Maine's prices are now two cents lower than the national average.

May 7, 2013

New fire puts Lewiston on alert Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Police add patrols and city officials secure buildings after the third blaze in eight days in a downtown area.

May 6, 2013

Sen. King still waiting for permanent digs on Capitol Hill

Currently he's working in a bunker-like office down the hall from former Sen. Olympia Snowe's large office suite.

May 6, 2013

Dispatches

Body believed to be Auburn man who had been missing / ACLU gives civil liberties award to UMaine professor / Portland assault sends man to hospital . . . and more news from around the state.

May 6, 2013

China teen arrested twice after police chase

A 13-year-old was charged following a chase in Augusta; later, he allegedly assaulted a man.

May 6, 2013

Firefighters help build Farmington fire truck

 The fire department saves money by using donated time from firefighters to construct a new truck.

May 6, 2013

Portland seeks deal to save school jobs

City and school officials want the union to reopen its contract; budget would cut 50 jobs and raise taxes.

May 6, 2013

Do the issues or politics rule tax reform debate?

Some at the State House predict the bill's failure before it has a public hearing.

May 6, 2013

Syria warns Israeli strikes open door to 'all the options'

Syrian state media says the attack targeted a military and scientific research facility.

May 6, 2013

Coming soon: Delizioso Italian cured meats

20130502_Italian The U.S. Department of Agriculture will relax a ban on the importation of Italian cold cuts and other pork products beginning May 28.

May 6, 2013

Boston bombing suspect's friend may be released on bond

Bond of $100,000 is set for Robel Phillipos, who is charged with lying to investigators about visiting bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's college dorm room three days after the bombings.

May 6, 2013

Investigators seek answers in deadly San Francisco limo fire

 One question is whether overcrowding – the limo was approved to carry eight and it had nine passengers – was a factor in the deaths of five women.

May 6, 2013

Court dates expected for Lewiston suspects

Two 12-year-old boys are charged with blazes that destroyed apartment buildings on Monday and Friday.

May 5, 2013

Route 1 bridge aims to please cyclists, fishermen

 The new span between Portland and Falmouth is designed for more than automobiles.

May 5, 2013

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May 6, 2013

Readers take their shot at Portland's slogan

The public weighs in with a wide range of suggestions, some serious and some, well ...

May 6, 2013

Biddeford-Saco plan path to prosperity

 The RiverWalk pedestrian bridge will help to reconnect the two communities for development.