News from November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013

Three arrested in Westbrook drug raid

Police seize MDMC, heroin, pills, a gun, ammunition, scales and cash.

November 1, 2013

Maine artist’s cityscapes are the stuff of dreams – and techno-trash Several photos included in this story

Wally Warren gathers his raw material from castoffs, and fashions popular sculptures.

November 2, 2013

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis steps down

He was a key figure in the Boston Marathon bomb probe.

November 2, 2013

Red Claws take Mississippi forward with first pick

Meanwhile, a Deering High graduate who played basketball at Boston University is also drafted.

November 2, 2013

Mastermind of $18 million in Navy kickbacks gets 10 years

A naval engineer based in Newport, R.I., is sentenced to one month shy of the maximum despite his pleas for leniency.

November 1, 2013

Hard-liners seek to control the Republican agenda

Emboldened by their success in shutting down the government, these groups are threatening retribution against Republicans who stand in their way.

November 1, 2013

U.S. drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

Hakimullah Mehsud is believed to have been behind a suicide attack at a CIA base in Afghanistan, a failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square and other brazen assaults in Pakistan.

November 1, 2013

Maine men arrested in two-county burglary spree

Police believe the pair is responsible for up to a dozen break-ins in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

November 1, 2013

Wind knocks out electricity to more than 4,000 in Maine

The customers are across the Bangor Hydro service area.

November 1, 2013

Maine’s top election official expects low turnout Tuesday

While no candidates are on the statewide ballot, five bond projects total about $150 million.

November 2, 2013

Congress Square Plaza petition effort on hold until next week

Pending a city appeal, a justice grants a temporary stay until Monday morning.

November 3, 2013

Interactive map: party enrollment among Maine registered voters

An interactive map showing the relative strength of each political party among the different Maine municipalities.

November 1, 2013

Man arrested after entering Stephen King’s home

The Orono man was told by staff to leave, then got into a confrontation with officers, police say.

November 1, 2013

Peaks Island vehicle ferry out of commission Friday

A passenger ferry and private barge are being used to take up the slack.

November 2, 2013

Gunman kills TSA agent, wounds two at Los Angeles airport Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Taken into custody is a New Jersey man carrying a note that said he ‘wanted to kill TSA.’

November 2, 2013

Hannaford objects to nearby Scarborough office plan

The grocery chain claims a first option to purchase land on Foley Farm Road, where a credit union is being proposed.

December 10, 2013

Flashback: Monument Square

A Depression-era view of Monument Square from the Portland Press Herald's photograph archives.

November 1, 2013

Others likely to follow U.S. lead on in-flight phone use

nternational regulators are likely to follow in the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's footsteps in loosening restrictions on the use of smartphones and other electronics during takeoff and landing.

November 2, 2013

Anti-marijuana activist wins Portland sign battle

City officials agree to return signs that were removed in response to complaints about a lack of disclosure.

November 1, 2013

Former Obama aide denies he weighed dropping Biden

A book claims the re-election campaign considered swapping in Clinton as vice president.

November 2, 2013

Heating oil spilled on six miles of Maine roads

Water supplies in area wells were not affected, a DEP official said.

November 1, 2013

Six people enrolled on healthcare.gov launch day

But the newly released documents 'do not include accurate statistics,' official says.

November 2, 2013

Mystery barge may be floating showroom for Google Video clip included

Evidence indicates the Internet giant will invite wealthy people aboard to check out Google Glass, its wearable computer.

November 1, 2013

Snowden seeks the world's help against US charges

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meanwhile, has conceded that some of the NSA's spying has reached too far and will be stopped.

November 1, 2013

NH school PTA treasurer accused of embezzlement

Shannon Lovejoy of Henniker, a former school board member, has been accused of writing more than $1,000 in checks from the PTA’s account for her own benefit.

November 1, 2013

Maine election to feature new voting machines

The new machines include digital scanners that can catch mistakes by voters and save time in vote counting.

November 1, 2013

Nations fail to agree on Antarctic marine reserve

The proposal, which would have created the world’s largest marine sanctuary, fails to overcome opposition from fishing interests in Russia and Ukraine.

November 1, 2013

‘Obamacare’ architects struggle with law’s requirements

House Speaker John Boehner and all four Senate Republican leaders are putting their entire staffs into the new health care exchanges.

November 1, 2013

Documents confirm Google’s link to Portland mystery barge

Managers from the Internet giant met with a Maine company, the Coast Guard and others in May.

November 1, 2013

Musicians taking Portland club’s shutdown hard

The Big Easy closed last weekend after the popular owner’s lease expired.

November 4, 2013

Portland sees benefits in keeping ties with gay-unfriendly sister city

Portlanders will have two opportunities this month to test the city’s approach.

November 1, 2013

Gardiner kids get creative with college-student mentors

Three University of Maine at Augusta students hosting an after-school art program help to make up for reduced art opportunities in the high school.

November 1, 2013

Hunter tearfully recounts desperate shooting of dog in Maine woods Video clip included

Bitten and bloodied by the frantic dog caught in a coyote trap, Alberto Carva says he had to fire to save his own life.

November 1, 2013

Experts debate effectiveness of medical marijuana

Research has yet to nail down if, and how, the drug works on specific diseases.

November 1, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Girl, 3, shot in the neck accidentally / Marijuana initiative wins support of four state lawmakers / Charter schools pass state scrutiny so far ... and more news from around the state.

November 1, 2013

For some Mainers, love of the Red Sox is for life – and beyond Several photos included in this story

The families of fans who didn’t live to see the team win Wednesday remember their loved ones’ passion.

November 1, 2013

Nemitz: Risk of tragic outcome followed Collins-Faunce

The Maine man faces 20 years in prison for killing his baby in a fit of rage.

November 1, 2013

Proposal moving forward for first Augusta mosque

The Islamic Society of Augusta’s request will go before the city’s Planning Board later this month.

November 1, 2013

Republican blocks of Obama nominees spur calls for change

Democrats are pressured to push for a simple majority vote to pass controversial nominations.

October 31, 2013

Guilty plea ends trial in Maine domestic assault case

Prosecutors are unable to offer key evidence because the alleged victim fails to appear.