News from November 18, 2012

November 19, 2012

Obama defends timing of first Myanmar visit

Barack Obama, Yingluck Shinawatra He's encouraging the country's turnaround to democracy, not rewarding it, the president says.

November 18, 2012

Crash totals South Berwick tanker

The cause of the crash might be related to the driver's medical condition.

November 19, 2012

Kennebunk prostitution list includes many in construction

Yet there is no obvious link among alleged clients in the prostitution case other than the charge against them.

November 18, 2012

South Berwick firefighter crashes tanker truck

The cause of the accident isn't yet known.

November 18, 2012

Former UMaine guard sticks with Claws

Raheem Singleton has a spot with the Red Claws, who cut four players on Sunday.

November 18, 2012

Sunday River launches new online ticket program

Tickets can be purchased on the website at savings of 10 to 35 percent for skiers who buy tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

November 18, 2012

Stickers to help fund great blue heron survey

Proceeds from the sticker will go toward funding the next aerial survey scheduled for 2015, which will help find new heron colonies in the state.

November 18, 2012

Psychic fair draws crowds Video clip included

A psychic fair in Portland attracts believers in the great beyond.

November 18, 2012

Notre Dame No. 1, Alabama No. 2 in AP Top 25

Notre Dame is No. 1 for the first time since November 1993.

November 18, 2012

Funeral services held for 4 victims in Orrington fire

Hundreds attended Saturday's memorial gathering and a wake later in the afternoon at the funeral home.

November 18, 2012

Calif. student from Maine is named Rhodes Scholar

Margaret Hayden of Brunswick is a senior at Stanford University in California, where she majors in human biology.

November 18, 2012

Casino may have new life in NH after election

Maggie Hassan, the state's new governor, supports one well-regulated, high-end casino that is selected by a competitive bid.

November 18, 2012

NH man killed in motorcycle crash in Kittery

Christopher Flayhan, 53, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck Saturday morning.

November 18, 2012

Medics: Israel strike kills 11 civilians in Gaza

A Gaza health official says five women and four small children are among the dead.

November 18, 2012

Black Friday shoppers already in line in Tampa

Some shoppers arrived Friday night to line up outside a Best Buy store to wait for sales the day after Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2012

Maine Sports Commission launches new website

The site offers information, tools and interactive resources for planners and visitors to use in planning sporting events and sports-related meetings in Maine.

November 18, 2012

Dispatches

Funeral service for fire victims / Governor praises food drive helpers / Police join efforts to reduce fatalities ... and other news from around New England

November 18, 2012

Island takes deer problem by the horns Several photos included in this story

 Islesboro residents will attempt to cull the herd to reduce the incidence of Lyme disease with their first-ever shotgun hunt.

November 18, 2012

Washington Notebook: Maine delegation weighs in on Benghazi investigation



November 18, 2012

Police investigate shooting of Brooks man



November 18, 2012

Augusta's development director is hired away

Michael Duguay signs on with Summit Utilities, where he will help with a regional expansion.

November 18, 2012

Preserving some history the old way

 A photographer makes images of buildings such as the Wentworth home in Athens before it's too late.

November 18, 2012

State keeping eye on cattle escaping from Readfield farm

A farmer says the town is exaggerating its claims of his cattle wandering across routes 17 and 135.

November 18, 2012

Bill would ban plastic shopping bags Bay State-wide

Brookline joins Nantucket as the only communities in Massachusetts prohibiting the bags – 22 years later.