News from November 10, 2013

November 10, 2013

Prouts Neck home blaze appears to be accidental

The fire in the $4.2 million home is one of two that destroyed Scarborough residences Saturday.

November 10, 2013

PBS’ ‘Downton Abbey’ to return for a 5th season

Season four is scheduled to begin in January in the U.S.

November 10, 2013

Black Bears beat Fisher College 111-64 in men’s basketball

Four Maine players hit double figures in the victory.

November 10, 2013

Jaguars end skid, beat Titans 29-27 for 1st win

Jacksonville win leaves Tampa the only winless team in the NFL this season.

November 10, 2013

Inmate at Cumberland County Jail tries to hang himself

The attempt failed, and the bank robbery suspect is now under a suicide watch.

November 10, 2013

Pirates nip sharks 4-3

A pair of goals scored in the third period gives Portland the win.

November 10, 2013

Miley Cyrus twerks at MTV Europe Music Awards

The pop star is up to her old tricks much to enjoyment of the European audience.

November 10, 2013

Relief effort begins after Philippine typhoon

U.S. and other governments and agencies are ramping up the massive relief effort needed in the Philippines.

November 10, 2013

Florida State is No. 2 behind 'Bama in AP Top 25

Sunday’s rankings are the best for the Seminoles since 2000.

November 10, 2013

Popular Deering coach probably died of a heart condition

Brendan Conway’s family say they assume the popular Deering High School freshman basketball coach died of an undiagnosed heart condition.

November 10, 2013

Maine highway deaths down for year

The Bureau of Highway Safety says 118 people have been killed in traffic accidents on Maine roads down from 137 traffic fatalities at this time last year.

November 11, 2013

Kennebunk honors Civil War soldier Several photos included in this story

The York Masonic Lodge organized a Veterans Day service Sunday at the West Kennebunk Cemetery.

November 10, 2013

Families seek a chance to speak at Bulger sentencing

Though the convicted gangster was not found guilty of murdering their loved ones, eight families want to speak at his sentencing.

November 10, 2013

Dolphins’ Incognito says Martin sent him threatening text

Richie Incognito says he regrets racist and profane language he used with teammate Jonathan Martin, but says it stemmed from a culture of “brotherhood” in the locker room, not from bullying.

November 10, 2013

Iran nuclear talks shift to UN envoy after snag

The administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasizes the talks are a work in progress.

November 10, 2013

Nadal beats Federer at ATP World Tour semifinals

Rafael Nadal will meet either Novak Djokovic or Stanislas Wawrinka in Monday’s final.

November 10, 2013

Astrodome’s future still unclear

Voters reject turning “The Eighth Wonder of the World” into a convention center, but there are no plans for demolition.

November 10, 2013

Two Maine health centers get $990K in grants

Katahdin Valley Health Center in Patten is getting about $300,000, and Penobscot Community Health Center in Bangor will receive nearly $700,000.

November 10, 2013

Maine police breast cancer plates to be auctioned

The auction of the 203 plates will begin noon Nov. 15 on the Maine Cancer Foundation’s eBay page.

November 10, 2013

Texas party ‘not rowdy’ before gunfire; 2 dead 16 wounded

Two suspects are being sought.

November 11, 2013

Philippine typhoon deaths climb Video clip included

One Philippine city estimates 10,000 people died and the death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach areas cut off by flooding and landslides.

November 10, 2013

Portsmouth talk to examine JFK assassination

Two experts will speak on Wednesday at the Portsmouth Public Library.

November 10, 2013

Satellite likely to hit Earth in unpopulated area

The European Space Agency says the satellite will mostly disintegrate as it comes down.

November 10, 2013

Truce reached in blockaded town in Syria

The deal allows food to reach civilians there for the first time in weeks.

November 10, 2013

Maine utility warns of scam targeting customers

Central Maine Power Co. says it has received reports of people claiming to represent CMP calling customers and demanding immediate payments.

November 10, 2013

Funeral location changed for Deering coach



November 10, 2013

Spurwink humanitarian award goes to Maine paper mill hero

John Halle is CEO of Cate Street Capital, which restored 250 jobs at Great Northern Paper in Millinocket.

November 10, 2013

Blind hiker blazes new trails with Boy Scouts program

Visually impaired trekkers pair up with the scouts as part of a program to get them out in the wilderness.

November 10, 2013

Letter from Matt Hawks to his grandfather



November 10, 2013

Got game? Maine hunters reminded to donate meat

The state-run Hunters for the Hungry Program gives it to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

November 10, 2013

Cities deal with frequent 911 callers

They burden the health system and pose a risk for others in emergencies.

November 10, 2013

Massachusetts man’s search for father leads to a family he didn’t know he had

He finds more than he was looking for in some ways, but less in others.

November 10, 2013

Feature obituary: Bill Troubh, 78, former Portland mayor who wanted the best for the city's people



November 10, 2013

Iran nuclear talks stall

France questions whether the deal goes far enough.

November 10, 2013

A smarter way to get smart in Maine? Go to state colleges free, pay later

Two bills propose studying the Pay It Forward approach in which students can attend public colleges for free, then commit part of future incomes to sustain the program.

November 10, 2013

Federal, state laws ensure little change for marijuana users

It’s highly unlikely that employers, landlords, hotels and businesses in Portland will permit pot smoking.

November 10, 2013

State studies brown trout decline near Shawmut Dam Several photos included in this story

A two-year study will track tagged fish.

November 10, 2013

Washington Notebook: Compromise making welcome return in Senate

Angus King, Susan Collins Ten Republicans join Democrats and independents in voting to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

November 10, 2013

Boston Marathon victim high on her heels again

Heather Abbott shows off a new prosthetic that will help her regain a bit of her personal style.

November 10, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Long-gone vet becomes part of grandson’s uphill battle

A history assignment takes Matt Hawks back in time.

November 10, 2013

Slideshow: State’s top high school soccer teams met Saturday to decide class championships

Portland Press Herald photographers catch the action of season finals.

April 14

The challenge of our age: Special report

Like a growing number of Maine seniors, Jim and Nancy Pike struggle to put food on the table once they've paid their bills each month.