News from November 8, 2013

November 8, 2013

Celtics outperform Magic, 91-89, to win second straight

Brandon Bass scores 16 points for Boston.

November 8, 2013

Driver pulling into parking spot crashes into Dollar Tree in Gray

No one is injured but the store was closed for a structural inspection.

November 8, 2013

Youth coach in Maine, N.H. guilty of sex assault

Robert Joubert ran the Seacoast Baseball Academy in York.

November 9, 2013

Driver in I-295 accident had twice before sideswiped cars, police records show

The Portland woman has a history of speeding tickets and other infractions.

November 8, 2013

President has few options to fix health insurance cancellations problem

Persistent website problems appear to have kept most interested customers from signing up.

November 9, 2013

Maine lobsterman indicted on murder charge in bee farm shooting

The Yarmouth resident claims self-defense in the death of a Georgetown man.

November 9, 2013

Kitten videotaped in microwave gets a new Maine home

Miracle’s new owner, a Scarborough women, was chosen by lottery.

November 9, 2013

Missing South Berwick teen found in Virginia

Kimberly Sanborn was last seen Wednesday in New Hampshire.

November 9, 2013

Deering High basketball coach dies at 34

Brendan Conway is remembered as a 'tender-hearted' man who gave much to the community.

December 10, 2013

Flashback: Maine National Guard parades on Westbrook's Main Street, 1940

A photo from the Portland Press Herald's photograph archives shows the Maine National Guard’s Company D, 103rd Infantry marching down Main Street in Westbrook for Memorial Day in 1940.

November 9, 2013

Two arrested in Hollis box cutter stabbing

Police say the two suspects got into a drunken fight before allegedly stabbing a third man.

November 9, 2013

WEX to buy ExxonMobil European fuel card program

The deal will add $35 million in annual revenue, the South Portland company says.

November 9, 2013

Portland tries to clear up marijuana confusion

The city posts its interpretation of Tuesday’s referendum on its website, while advocates call on police to respect the will of voters.

November 8, 2013

Red Sox slugger Ortiz gets mayoral votes

However, Big Papi was not elected mayor of Boston

November 9, 2013

BIW will lay off 81 more workers

The new layoffs will affect insulators, shipfitters and metal preparation technicians.

November 8, 2013

NY’s new World Trade Center the tallest? Only if you count the antenna

Chicago may hold onto the tallest building title if antenna of NY’s new World Trade Center not counted.

November 9, 2013

California Google barge to feature giant sails, roof deck

Renderings of the completed barge submitted to the Port of San Francisco provide the first clues of what a similar barge in Portland Harbor might look like when completed.

November 8, 2013

Navy strives to keep new ships like Zumwalt from being hacked

The destroyer being built at BIW and other modern warships pose a cybersecurity challenge.

November 8, 2013

CBS admits error in Benghazi ‘60 Minutes’ story

Source who claimed to be on the scene of the attack in Libya was not there.

November 9, 2013

DNA experts testify as Dennis Dechaine seeks new murder trial

A judge must decide if the Maine man convicted of murdering 12-year-old Sarah Cherry in 1988 gets a new trial.

November 8, 2013

Police warn people of phone scam in Maine, NH, VT

Police say people have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

November 8, 2013

Insurers to pay ‘Three Cups of Tea’ charity $1.2M

Settlement ends more than two years of legal trouble for best-selling author Greg Mortenson

November 8, 2013

Auburn hardware store closing after almost 150 years

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November 8, 2013

Peru man pleads guilty to molesting 2 girls

Robert Skeffington pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young sisters, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

November 8, 2013

New Hampshire farmer says beer-drinking turkeys taste better Video clip included

While the animal rights group PETA objects, an avian expert says beer-fed birds may benefit from the hops.

November 8, 2013

Dentists in Maine offer free care for the poor

A program called Dentists Who Care for ME is providing free teeth cleanings, fillings and extractions on Friday to people who can’t afford dental care and don’t have dental insurance.

November 8, 2013

Loon Mountain kicks off NH ski season

Loon Mountain officials say they will open Friday after two nights of intense snowmaking.

November 8, 2013

Maine delegation examines Acadia concession contract

Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King are asking for answers about the decision to end the concessions contract with The Acadia Corp. and select a new, out-of-state company for the park’s concessions.

November 8, 2013

OSHA plans to make workplace safety reports public

Safety say the proposal would put more pressure on companies to comply with safety rules and make it easier for employees and the public to identify businesses with poor safety records.

November 8, 2013

Insurance cancellations fuel backlash against President Obama

But the silver lining is that insured people who join the health care markets improve the risk pool.

November 8, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Court upholds dump truck driver’s 2010 attempted murder conviction / Bangor man charged with terrorizing health center / Lewiston teen pleads guilty to stabbing in couch dispute ... and more news from around the state.

November 8, 2013

Anger, pain in aftermath of terrifying I-295 crash

A Brewer couple is shocked that the driver accused of running them off the road and fleeing the scene is only issued a summons.

November 8, 2013

Feature Obituary: Karen Henigan Henick, 44, devoted mother of three

Ms. Henick inspired many in the Windham schools and community.

November 8, 2013

Maine sailors say lost-at-sea film is worth its salt Several photos included in this story

Yes, the tactical errors by Robert Redford’s lead character are numerous, but ‘All is Lost’ is moving and mostly realistic, they say.

November 14, 2013

Middle school football team to end season at Hooters

The site for the sports banquet has drawn criticism.

November 8, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Democrats fumble ball on human trafficking

Let me put this as diplomatically as I can: Maine’s Democratic leaders ought to have their heads examined.

November 8, 2013

Navy: Cutbacks could have ‘debilitating’ impact on Kittery shipyard

A top admiral warns that sequestration will prompt workers to seek more secure jobs elsewhere.