News from November 23, 2013

December 6, 2013

Class C Football: Leavitt completes unbeaten season

The Hornets win the title by beating Winslow, 47-18.

November 23, 2013

Leavitt defeats Winslow for Class C football title



November 23, 2013

Naples man killed when tractor rolls over him

The victim, 31, was pulling a car behind the tractor in an attempt to jump-start it, police say.

November 24, 2013

Obama: Deal blocks Iran’s path to nuclear bomb

Days of talks lead to agreement on preventing weapons development in exchange for easing sanctions.

December 6, 2013

Class D football: Oak Hill ends 31-year title drought

The Raiders claim their first state championship since 1982, beating Bucksport 42-35.

November 24, 2013

Slideshow: State championship high school football action

State football championship football slideshow.

November 23, 2013

Sebago man charged with violating protection order

Robert J. Rowe is arrested a day after being released from jail.

November 23, 2013

Portland homes for the holidays Several photos included in this story

The benefit tour in the West End inspires people to get creative.

November 23, 2013

Bruins top Hurricanes in OT

David Krejci breaks the 2-2 tie 1:20 into overtime.

November 23, 2013

Sunnis close Iraqi capital mosques in protest

The religious leaders are protesting attacks targeting clerics and worshippers.

November 23, 2013

No. 21 New Hampshire knocks off No. 4 Maine, 24-3

The Black Bears now await the NCAA tournament.

November 23, 2013

UK police: Slavery case involved ideology

A police official refuses to provide details about the communal living situation or the political beliefs that united the group.

December 6, 2013

Class A football: Bonny Eagle scores late TD, wins state title Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Zach Dubiel scores on a 6-yard run with 22.8 seconds left as the Scots beat Cheverus, 31-28.

November 23, 2013

RFK’s assassin moves to new prison

Sirhan Sirhan was moved on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, but the date was “an unfortunate coincidence.’

November 24, 2013

Texas ricin suspect cuts deal

Terms of the deal have not been made public.

November 23, 2013

Three on Willie Nelson’s band bus hurt in Texas wreck

The accident forces Willie Nelson to suspend his tour indefinitely.

November 23, 2013

In-flight cellphone calls could be a disturbance to passengers

The country’s largest flight attendant union has come out against allowing calls in flight.

November 23, 2013

Third section of Latvian supermarket roof collapses

Latvia’s president describes the disaster, in which 54 people died, as “murder.”

November 23, 2013

Powerful storm system blasts US West; 8 killed

The system is expected to head east and reach the Atlantic coast by the middle of next week.

November 23, 2013

Maine reminds wreath, tree shippers of regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says to make sure out-of-state orders don’t have insect damage on the needles.

November 23, 2013

Zumba instructor free after serving 6 months in jail for prostitution

Alexis Wright is released four months early for good behavior and participation in a work program.

November 23, 2013

Pakistani drone protesters block NATO supply route

The protest had more symbolic value than practical impact as there is normally little NATO supply traffic on the road on Saturdays.

November 23, 2013

Hard bargaining in Geneva on Iran nuclear deal

The goal is a six-month agreement to freeze Iran’s nuclear program while offering Iran incentives through limited sanctions relief.

November 23, 2013

Fire rips Great Diamond Island hotel Several photos included in this story

The Inn at Diamond Cove sustains about $5 million to $9 million in damage Saturday morning.

November 23, 2013

Dallas honors JFK 50 years later Several photos included in this story

The city pays tribute to President Kennedy’s legacy to the nation.

November 23, 2013

ACLU presses court to halt NSA program

But a government lawyer says analysis of phone records is an essential tool to fight terrorism.

November 23, 2013

Black Bear traditions form a winning bond

The UMaine football teams focus on unity and purpose.

November 23, 2013

FCC chief tones down in-flight phone message

The decision to allow calls will rest with the airlines, says Tom Wheeler, who seemed to underestimate public outrage.

November 23, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Somali immigrant wins seat on school board / Portland man admits role in promoting prostitution / Missing hunter found ... and more news from around the state.

November 23, 2013

State reaches deal to move DHHS from Portland to South Portland

Portland’s mayor says to move the offices and services away from the state’s population hub ‘makes no sense.’

November 23, 2013

‘Palpable excitement’ around UMaine campus

The nation’s fourth-ranked FCS football team is making inroads on a campus where hockey long has reigned.

November 25, 2013

Press Herald Toy Fund changes, but goal is the same

The annual program aims to provide needy children with gifts for the holidays.

November 27, 2013

J.D. Irving gets exemption on Maine clear-cutting rules

The deal with the state exempts Maine’s largest landowner’s 1.25 million acres of forest land from some regulations.

November 23, 2013

Maine marijuana backer says allies doomed 2014 bill

Thursday’s vote means a bill to legalize small amounts of marijuana throughout the state won’t be able to be reintroduced before 2015.

November 23, 2013

Pirates move to break stalemate with civic center

The team offers to drop its lawsuit if the arena’s trustees agree to negotiate an end to the lease dispute.