News from November 27, 2013

November 28, 2013

Family with ailing father hopes for help

The Toy Fund goal this year is to raise $300,000.

November 27, 2013

In bake-off for Standish food pantry, the heat’s on Several photos included in this story

Volunteers at St. Joseph’s College have three hours to make 225 apple pies for families in need on Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2013

Maine hunters put more meat on plates of the hungry

A state-run program attracts more donations of wild game as it gains visibility, and next will collect fish caught at a derby for soup kitchens.

November 27, 2013

Gay couple first to wed under new Illinois law

The brides are granted an expedited license by a federal judge since one of them is terminally ill with cancer.

November 27, 2013

Rise of ethanol erodes wildlife habitat

Hunters and businesses lose out as corn crops for fuel replace grasslands that protect bird populations.

November 28, 2013

Vandalized statue of Jesus repaired, returned to Maine church

The $55,000 Jesus will grace the dedication of the new St. Faustina Catholic Church in Jackman on Dec. 15.

November 27, 2013

Mother of Rep. Michaud dies at 79

The congressman’s office says Geneva ‘Jean’ Michaud died of natural causes Wednesday in Millinocket.

November 27, 2013

Gorham police seek man who allegedly rammed SUV into his former fiancee

Police say the suspect, Jeremy Whynot of Limington, hit the woman with the vehicle and then fled. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

November 27, 2013

New tax law has expatriates giving up citizenship

Foreign households with a non-American spouse balk at a financial reporting rule aimed at those avoiding taxes overseas.

December 2, 2013

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November 27, 2013

Stolen iPhone leads to arrest of five in York

Police track the phone to a home, where they find narcotics, drug paraphernalia and several weapons.

November 27, 2013

Woman held without bail after girl, 7, is killed by SUV

Boston police say Olivia Mora, 36, was driving the vehicle that struck a girl and her mother.

November 27, 2013

On busy day, traffic runs smoothly at Portland jetport Several photos included in this story

Officials say security lines were faster because of a TSA fast-track program.

November 27, 2013

Disruption, but no gridlock from wet, windy storms on East Coast

Flight delays and cancellations are limited to the region, mostly affecting Newark, N.J., Philadelphia and New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

November 28, 2013

Bricks-and-mortar stores take fight to Amazon

Price, proximity and customer service shape the battle for shoppers’ dollars.

November 27, 2013

Westbrook credit union CEO fired, accused of misusing funds

But an attorney denies Kenneth Williams spent thousands on personal expenses and says Infinity Federal Credit Union is retaliating for an age discrimination complaint.

November 27, 2013

Fairchild Semiconductor lays off 62 in 2013

The technology manufacturer cited less demand from customers.

November 29, 2013

New managers to reign at Biddeford’s Palace Diner

The two partners plan to add dinner on Friday and Saturday nights when they reopen in March.

November 27, 2013

Bomb threat at Scarborough Sam’s Club was hoax, police say

The reported threat shuts the store briefly, but it’s reopened after being searched.

November 27, 2013

Brazil feels the pressure after collapse of World Cup venue Several photos included in this story

The mishap at the stadium scheduled to host the soccer opener leaves two workers dead.

November 27, 2013

Fire temporarily closes new Boone’s waterfront restaurant in Portland

The manager expects to reopen Saturday after a fireplace ‘went overboard’ and damaged flooring.

November 29, 2013

Ten Mainers to be thankful for

Behold the bounty of Thanksgiving. These 10 individuals – known by their neighbors for their generous hearts and for their genuine commitment to improving the community around them – were chosen by the Portland Press Herald as embodying the spirit of the holiday.

November 27, 2013

Judge moves airline deal one step closer to takeoff

Consumer group’s objection to merger is rejected, clearing the way to creation of the world’s largest airline next month.

November 27, 2013

Dropping temperatures may pose Thanksgiving Day travel challenge in Maine

Fewer motorists used the Maine Turnpike this year than last, and the rain and wind caused few roadway problems Wednesday.

November 27, 2013

Pakistani party says it has revealed CIA station chief

The party wants chief and CIA director to be tried for drone attacks.

January 23

Map: compare gas prices across Maine, Jan. 2013 through Nov. 2013

Explore how prices have changed over the course of the year, and where you'll find the highest and lowest gas prices in Maine.

November 27, 2013

High winds causing power outages

York County is the hardest hit early this morning.

November 28, 2013

‘Coke and Mentos’ guys release a new book Video clip included

Learn to build a hovercraft in your own garage.

November 27, 2013

Woman charged in death of 7-year-old Boston girl

Police say drunk driving caused car to jump curb.

November 27, 2013

Florida woman makes good on lottery promise to Millinocket

Portion of Powerball jackpot will help repair high school.

November 27, 2013

Wind could ground Macy’s parade balloons

Thursday’s forecast calls for gusts that could make for dangerous conditions

November 28, 2013

NH scientists ask for help to ID deadly beetle

Emerald ash borer has killed millions of trees.

November 27, 2013

Wall of storms pummels Northeast with wind, rain, snow

Flight delays, icy road conditions expected to worsen throughout the day.

November 27, 2013

Staying closed for the holiday to stave off 'Black Friday creep'

Some retailers are taking a stand even if it costs them Thanksgiving sales.

November 27, 2013

Winning bidder for new DHHS offices a major donor to LePage

Other builders who competed for the project questioned the process, but they don't think politics swayed the bid award.

January 23

High taxes, little competition, put Maine gas prices among nation’s highest

The sudden jump in price coincides with Thanksgiving travel.

November 27, 2013

Maine mother stressed, worried over Christmas expenses

The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund aims to provide toys for 7,000 children in Maine.

November 26, 2013

Officials inspect buildings of Augusta landlord who sought to deny them

After being denied access and winning a court order, they execute a search warrant to check for code violations.

November 27, 2013

Gorham police seek driver in hit-and-run

A woman is injured on Maple Ridge Road and the driver speeds away.

November 27, 2013

Newtown report renews focus on role of Lanza’s mom

Critics say someone as mentally ill and as facinated with violence as Adam Lanza shouldn’t have had so much access to firearms.

November 27, 2013

Judge rejects OJ Simpson’s bid for new trial

The former football star argued that he received inadequate counsel during his robbery and kidnapping trial in 2008.