News from November 13, 2013

November 13, 2013

Maine typhoon relief slowly ramps up

Local organizations plan to send aid to the Philippines.

November 14, 2013

Typhoon aid effort shows disaster’s extent in Philippines

Six days after the storm, the hundreds of miles of Philippine islands include areas yet to be accessed.

November 14, 2013

Westbrook school troubled by rumored party, outcome

Allegations of curtailed discipline for student-athletes have some questioning accountability.

November 14, 2013

Phippsburg man killed in Bath crash

Police believe 65-year-old Paul Hurd experienced a medical problem that caused him to crash.

November 14, 2013

Hawaii legalizes same-sex marriage

The long-awaited law will allow gay couples living in the state as well as tourists to marry starting Dec. 2.

November 13, 2013

Boston man charged with killing pregnant Nantucket woman

The suspect was the father of the unborn child, and both the suspect and victim were married to other people at the time.

November 13, 2013

N.H. activist argues for new wiretapping trial

The man believed he had a right to record conversations with public officials, his lawyer argues.

November 14, 2013

Maine won’t reach pre-recession job levels until 2018, economist says

A prolonged period of weak employment growth in Maine – as well as the aging population – is hurting the state.

November 13, 2013

Four Marines killed in accident at California base

The Marines are killed while clearing a range of unexploded ordnance.

November 13, 2013

Mainer sentenced to 37 months for pharmacy robbery

James Rich, 29, stole more than 150 oxycodone pills.

November 13, 2013

Patriots not saying whether they have interest in Ed Reed

The future Hall-of-Fame safety was released by the Texans this week after criticizing the team’s interim coach.

November 14, 2013

House Republicans to let immigration reform bill die

The quiet death comes four months after the Senate passed a bipartisan, far-reaching agreement.

November 13, 2013

Drug link suspected in shooting outside Pittsburgh school

Three high school students are wounded while walking to their vehicle after school.

November 13, 2013

Testimony: Maine man dismembered, burned missing woman

George Jaime Sr.’s former daughter-in-law testifies at his murder trial.

November 13, 2013

Dow, S&P ride retail to record highs

Macy’s leads other stores higher with a 9 percent surge after reporting a quarterly profit that blew past Wall Street expectations.ds

November 14, 2013

Maine health care sign-ups slow

Only 271 get through the troubled federal website to select insurance in the first month, and many other states have similar low enrollments.

November 13, 2013

Health care sign-ups miss target nationally

About 27 million visit the website, but only 106,185 enroll in the first month, putting a statistic on the website’s disappointing technology flaws.

November 13, 2013

New video boards set for Hadlock Field

Fans will be able to see a variety of information on the big message centers.

November 13, 2013

Senior Navy civilians investigated over pricey silencers

The alleged scheme charged the military $1.6 million for silencers that cost only $8,000 to make, court records show.

November 13, 2013

LePage: More than 800 drug-affected babies to be born this year in Maine

The governor said he’s working with health officials to address the problem.

November 14, 2013

Higher costs, same problems for MaineCare rides system

A DHHS official tells legislators that service is better, but admits some low-income patients may have just given up.

November 13, 2013

Police identify victim in Sanford crash

James Desaulniers was passing another vehicle when he crashed into an oncoming SUV on Tuesday.

November 13, 2013

House oversight panel probes health website woes

It was the sixth major congressional hearing since computerized insurance markets went live Oct. 1 and millions of consumers encountered frozen screens.

November 13, 2013

Maine economist: Job growth to remain sluggish

The leading job sectors will be in professional and business services and leisure and hospitality, according to the outlook.

November 13, 2013

Shaw’s pharmacy in Augusta robbed twice this week Several photos included in this story

In each case, the same note was passed to an employee.

November 13, 2013

Macy’s quarterly profits worth some jollity

The company cites new advertising and promotions and heads into the make-or-break holiday season with optimism.

November 13, 2013

Mystery shrouds unique sub as sailors maintain its secrets Video clip included

The nuclear-powered NR-1, launched in Groton in 1969, was one of the most secretive vessels in the U.S. undersea force.

November 14, 2013

Passenger in I-295 crash dies of injuries

Meanwhile, police identify a Lebanon man killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle accident on Route 202 in Sanford.

November 13, 2013

Francis Bacon painting sets world record at auction Several photos included in this story Video clip included

‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ was purchased for $142.4 million after 6 minutes of bidding Tuesday evening.

November 13, 2013

Clinic in typhoon-ravaged city overrun with patients Video clip included

Tacloban’s mayor reportedly urges residents to flee the city because local authorities are having trouble providing food and water and maintaining order.

November 14, 2013

Toronto mayor: Other politicians also using drugs Video clip included

Rob Ford says he won’t resign, and accuses many city councilors of drug use, but says he's 'not a rat' and won't name names.

November 13, 2013

Police track down woman accused of taking $200 in groceries

Police say Lou Ann Gedmint, 61, of South China, walked out of a Hannaford supermarket in Waterville with a cartful of groceries, loaded them into her car and drove away.

November 13, 2013

Images show woman on train with alligator under her arm

The woman then discarded the sickly reptile at an airport in Chicago.

November 13, 2013

Maine teen hiding in bedroom frightens off burglar

Police say the 17-year-old Chesterville girl got a description of the suspect and his vehicle and called 911.

November 13, 2013

Cracked windshield forces Boston-bound flight to land in Orlando

The double-paned windshield cracked while the American Airlines plane was in the air.

November 14, 2013

Victims' families call Bulger 'Satan,' 'terrorist' Several photos included in this story

James "Whitey" Bulger About a dozen relatives of murder victims speak during his sentencing hearing as the gangster declines the chance to speak.

November 13, 2013

Police: Man kills three, then himself in Phoenix

Police say the shootings happened when the man’s estranged wife arrived to get some of her belongings with her daughter and a friend.

November 13, 2013

LePage food drive receives 1,728 pounds in donations

The food is being donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank for distribution to needy families.

November 13, 2013

Sen. King recommends alternative health-care website

While consumers can’t buy coverage on TheHealthSherpa.com, they are directed to private insurance sites where they can enroll.

November 13, 2013

Portland hires waterfront coordinator

Bill Needelman, who has been a city planner for nearly 15 years, will begin his new role Dec. 16.

November 13, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Ex-treasurer of booster club pleads not guilty to stealing / Police seek Jeep Wrangler driver in hit-and-run / Maine man pleads guilty to stealing classic muscle car ... and more news from around the state.

November 13, 2013

Spire counts toward ‘tallest building’ status

One World Trade Center in New York is deemed to top all U.S. buildings in height thanks to its needle topper.

November 13, 2013

Ray Burton, longest-serving member of N.H. Executive Council, dies at 74

The veteran politician received numerous awards for his dedication to North Country causes.

November 13, 2013

N.H. lawmakers deliver blow to Maine modified-food labeling bill

Four nearby states have to join in for Maine’s law to go into effect, but a committee just voted down a bill in New Hampshire.

November 13, 2013

Defense Secretary Hagel to tour Bath Iron Works

The Pentagon chief will get a look at several Navy destroyers being built at the Maine shipyard.

November 13, 2013

Health-care website problems also affecting Medicaid enrollment

Maine officials say technical glitches with healthcare.gov means they have received no information on applications.

November 15, 2013

Offers of help pour in for elderly Maine couple

Their story about being financially exploited by relatives touches hearts in the state and beyond.

November 16, 2013

Enter MaineToday.com's Holiday Cookie Contest

We’re seeking recipes that hold special significance for the baker.

November 13, 2013

$38 million Bayside project nears final vote in Portland

The high-rise residential and retail development called ‘midtown’ gets favorable reviews at a planning board workshop.

November 13, 2013

Turkish Cultural Center Maine honors LePage

Speakers point to business and education ties and potential as the governor and two others receive awards.

November 13, 2013

Republicans block another Obama court nominee

The vote derails law professor Cornelia Pillard’s bid to the U.S. Court of Appeals.