News from October 14, 2013

October 15, 2013

Unlikely bipartisan group pushes for a deal

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October 15, 2013

Maine man dies in crash shortly after OUI charge

The 26-year-old, who was taken home by a police officer, drives into a tree six hours later.

October 14, 2013

Woman killed in head-on crash in Unity

Three other people are taken to a hospital.

October 14, 2013

Maine map company cuts 10 jobs as its focus shifts

DeLorme is transitioning to satellite-enabled data products.

October 14, 2013

N.H. to consider allowing chicks, other animals to be dyed

A 28-year-old law now prohibits the practice because of the health effects on the animals.

October 14, 2013

Red Wings slip past Bruins, 3-2 Several photos included in this story

Boston fought until the last second on Columbus Day afternoon, but ultimately suffered its second loss of the season.

October 14, 2013

Libyan al-Qaida suspect arrives in U.S. to face trial

Abu Anas al-Libi was captured in a raid this month and is accused in connection with the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.

October 14, 2013

Brokers simplify, confuse health exchange shopping

An industry group warns of bogus websites and unsolicited calls by people claiming they need personal information to help customers enroll in insurance.

October 14, 2013

Lost California hunter survived two weeks by eating squirrels

The 72-year-old man packed leaves and grass around his body to stay warm.

October 14, 2013

Analysis: To the world, U.S. budget battle is befuddling

The leader of a worldwide organization that fosters growth says his concern isn’t that the United States’ economy is weak, but that its political system is.

October 15, 2013

Five on S. Portland council reject oil initiative

In a letter, the group says the proposal could have a negative effect on the working waterfront.

October 14, 2013

Dempsey Challenge brings in at least $1.1 million

The event raises money for the cancer center in Lewiston that bears the actor’s name.

October 14, 2013

Scarborough council to decide if new leash law ‘went too far’

Critics say the public got little chance to comment before the rules for town property passed.

October 14, 2013

Russian court refuses bail to Maine-linked captain

Peter Willcox of Islesboro will remain behind bars while he and other Greenpeace crew members face charges of piracy.

October 15, 2013

Senate leaders say prospects for deal are looking up Several photos included in this story

But rebellious House Republicans may reject the potential deal, even if Senate Republicans help write and endorse it.

October 14, 2013

Toilets bloom on Maine lawn to protest Dunkin’ Donuts zoning denial

An Augusta plumber hoped to sell his property to the donut franchise, and now that he can’t he’s making a statement by installing flower potties.

October 14, 2013

Step by step, Boston Marathon amputee recovers

Six months after the bombings, Mery Daniel is on her feet and adapting to her new life.

October 14, 2013

Group forms to oppose ‘concrete canyon’ development in Portland

‘Keep Portland Livable’ opposes a midtown project in Bayside and advocates for ‘lively, livable communities.’

October 14, 2013

Maine’s wild blueberry crop expected to reach some juicy numbers

Crops dodged widespread damage from the invasive drosophila fruit fly, and growers expect a harvest of about 90 million pounds.

October 14, 2013

Reputed mob associate who fled Mass. goes on trial

Boston’s Enrico Ponzo, who had been living the life of a cattle rancher in Marsing, Idaho, faces numerous federal charges including an attempted murder accusation.

October 14, 2013

Ridership climbs on most Amtrak Maine, Vermont, N.H. routes

Maine’s expanded Downeaster route gains 3.5 percent more passengers and 6 percent more ticket revenue.

October 14, 2013

Maine gas prices continue to fall

Average price is 20 cents lower than in September

October 14, 2013

Three Americans share Nobel in economics

The trio won the prize for their work to help understand trends in asset markets, which has transformed how people invest.

October 14, 2013

Stampede in India kills 115 during Hindu festival

Religious pilgrims were crossing a bridge when rumors that the bridge was collapsing caused the panic.

October 14, 2013

Maine’s chief justice to receive award

Leigh Saufley is this year’s winner of the Sampson Center Catalyst for Change Award

October 15, 2013

Sister pleads for safe return of missing N.H. teen

Abigail Hernandez, 15, of North Conway was last seen leaving Kennett High School on Wednesday afternoon.

October 14, 2013

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest ends today with gourd regatta

Carved pumpkins will float down the Damariscotta River today to close the seventh annual Pumpkinfest.

October 14, 2013

Dispatches

EBT payment system working again / Man cited in OUI dies in crash

October 14, 2013

Director and actor Linda Shary offers 'Free Conversations' to Portlanders Video clip included

With a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, she sets out to see if people will turn off cellphones and converse.

October 14, 2013

Maine siblings called to comfort the children of suicide

The three find healing in creating a camp for suicide survivors.

October 14, 2013

Ethan Allen furniture heads for Portland Several photos included in this story

The company bucks the trend toward big box stores in the suburbs.

October 14, 2013

Marchers in Maine protest use of drones

The demonstrators oppose the use of the unmanned aircraft for surveillance at home and weapons delivery overseas.

October 14, 2013

Four vie for two Scarborough Town Council seats

Two veteran politicians and two newcomers are in the race.

October 14, 2013

Portland Conservatory of Music launches fundraising effort Several photos included in this story

The school’s new director and board president hope to eliminate debt.

October 14, 2013

Featured obituary: Anna E. Russo of Portland dies at age 93

A member of Portland’s tight-knit Italian-American community, she was a friend to many, including Margaret Chase Smith.

October 14, 2013

ALCS: Suddenly Red Sox and Tigers are even

David Ortiz's grand slam highlights a dramatic rally as Boston erases a 5-0 deficit and ties the series at a game apiece.

October 14, 2013

Three candidates vying for two school openings in Scarborough

Two newcomers with children in the schools will compete with veteran board member John Cote.