News from November 11, 2013

November 12, 2013

Tons of aid in Philippines, but not where needed Several photos included in this story

The official death toll from the disaster rose to 1,774 on Tuesday and more than 9 million people have been affected across a large swath of the country.

November 11, 2013

Man robs Shaw’s pharmacy in Augusta

The suspect makes off with OxyContin pills.

November 11, 2013

Police find car that hit horse-drawn buggy in Aroostook County

The motorist fled the scene of the Easton crash, state police say.

November 11, 2013

Remains tentatively identified as those of Virginia man

No foul play is suspected, a Maine public safety spokesman says.

November 11, 2013

Man killed in fiery crash on Maine Turnpike

The driver, a 36-year-old Newry resident, lost control of his car, state police say.

November 11, 2013

CMCA inches closer to Rockland move Several photos included in this story

Art center has raised about half of its $4M goal

November 12, 2013

Tenacious, three-way tussle is on for Blaine House

Voters advised to brace for hard-hitting campaign.

November 11, 2013

Filipino envoy pledges to fast until ‘meaningful outcome’ at international climate talks

In the wake of thousands of deaths from Typhoon Haiyan, Naderev “Yeb” Sano’s emotional appeal was met with a standing ovation at the start of talks in Warsaw for a new pact to fight global warming.

November 11, 2013

Maine high court dismisses Mars Hill man’s wind turbine complaint

Michael Gosselin of Mars Hill sued Boston-based First Wind over noise from a nearby wind farm.

November 12, 2013

International community pledges aid in typhoon relief effort Video clip included

National governments and nonprofit organizations are beginning to coordinate relief efforts in the Philippines.

November 12, 2013

Citing cultural differences, five rural counties vote to secede from Colorado

Lawmakers are unlikely to sign off on the plan to create a new state near Kansas with a population of fewer than 30,000 people.

November 11, 2013

Japan launches full-size floating wind turbine near Fukushima

The new wind farm, 12 miles off the coast, will eventually have 143 floating turbines capable of generating 1000 megawatts of electricity.

November 11, 2013

NH legislator co-sponsors bill to lower taxes for craft brewers

The proposal would reduce federal excise taxes for breweries that produce fewer than 6 million barrels annually.

November 12, 2013

Typhoon death toll estimated at 10,000 or more Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Despite massive evacuations, Typhoon Haiyan already ranks as one of Asia’s most destructive natural disasters in recent decades.

November 11, 2013

Original MTV VJ finds excitement of a new kind in Maine Video clip included

Nina Blackwood says she moved here for the weather, for nature, and for a little more seclusion.

November 11, 2013

Scarred by war, veteran works to help others heal Several photos included in this story

Richard Brewer started One Warrior Won to give support to other vets with post-traumatic stress disorder.

November 11, 2013

Dispatches

Pink license plates to be auctioned / CMP warns of scam

November 12, 2013

Maine resident knighted for WWII service in France

Don Tuttle of Augusta is made a knight for his work as a tail gunner aboard a B-24 bomber.

November 11, 2013

It’s twins! New Alfond Center for Health welcomes newborns and others

Just hours after the facility opens, premature twins are born, while other patients praise the center.

November 11, 2013

Changes loom for Maine elver fishery

State regulators are poised to impose catch limits and require swipe-card monitoring of elver sales, while moving ahead with a welfare fraud prevention project aimed at fishermen

November 11, 2013

Windham police seek man who fled scene of crash

A father and his son were injured in the collision late Saturday night.

November 11, 2013

Police investigate stabbing near Oxford and Elm streets

Christopher Raymond's wounds are not considered to be life-threatening.

November 10, 2013

Oxford fire leaves six homeless

The fire, which took seven hours to extinguish, destroys the home.