News from October 19, 2013

October 19, 2013

Shutdown coverage benefits cable news networks

CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all saw viewership increase during 16-day partial shutdown.

October 19, 2013

Official: 2 Florida prisoners captured by authorities

The two convicted killers who escaped using phony documents were captured without incident.

October 20, 2013

Rock-toppling Boy Scout leaders receive death threats

Claiming the ancient rock’s position was dangerous, they say they should have reported it to authorities at Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park.

October 19, 2013

AP sources: 476,000 Obamacare applications filed

It’s unclear whether the program is on track to reach the 7 million people projecting by the Congressional Budget Office to gain coverage during the six-month sign-up period.

October 19, 2013

Armed gun rights activists rally at the Alamo

Protest comes in the wake of San Antonio police threat to arrest several gun rights activists carrying rifles.

October 19, 2013

Trial for NH man accused of taking $1M from widows

Financial advisor allegedly preyed on the widowed friends of his wife and mother.

October 20, 2013

JPMorgan said to have reached $13 billion deal to settle mortgage issues

The reported agreement would include a release of criminal liability for the bank but not individuals tired to wrongdoing.

October 19, 2013

Black Bears roll over William & Mary 34-20

UMaine improves to 6-1, rises to top of CAA standings.

October 19, 2013

Cruz: Senate won’t make same mistake in next fight

The Texas senator says the Republicans lost the government shutdown because the party was not unified.

October 19, 2013

Maine’s Backyard Farms bringing back workers

The commercial tomato producer in Madison is back at work after an infestation this summer.

October 19, 2013

Armed gun rights activists rally at the Alamo

Organizers rally after a confrontation two months ago in which San Antonio police threatened to arrest several gun rights activists who were carrying their rifles outside of a Starbucks.

October 19, 2013

More than 800 show up at mobile food bank

The mobile food bank distributes about 10,000 pounds of food in Augusta on Friday.

October 19, 2013

Time Warner Internet customers back online

Customers in Maine and elsewhere had problems accessing social media sites, such as Facebook.

October 19, 2013

A-Rod denies report he paid $305K for evidence

The Daily News reports that Alex Rodriguez and his surrogates spent money to purchase evidence that included videotapes, documents and affidavits.

October 19, 2013

Turkish, Lebanese hostages head home after deal

Nine Shiite pilgrims land at Beirut’s international airport after an ordeal that begin when they were kidnapped in May 2012.

October 19, 2013

Kennebunk Savings Bank in Eliot robbed at gunpoint

Police are searching for two men who wore black ski masks and blue jeans during the robbery.

October 19, 2013

Titanic violin sells for nearly $1.6M at auction

The violin is thought to have belonged to bandmaster Wallace Hartley, who was among the disaster’s more than 1,500 victims.

October 19, 2013

Expelled 15-year-old can return to France

Leonarda Dibrani, however, says she will not return without her family, which remains deported.

October 19, 2013

Car bomb strikes military compound in Egypt

Six soldiers are injured in the blast in Ismailia.

October 19, 2013

Former Oilers coach Bum Phillips dies at 90

Bum Phillips coached the Oilers from 1975 to 1980 and later coached the New Orleans Saints.

October 19, 2013

Group campaigns for community colleges bond

Citizens for Higher Education is advocating for a $15.5 million bond that will appear as question no. 5 on Maine’s November ballot.

October 19, 2013

A second NH teen found

Police say the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are not related to the disappearance of a North Conway teenager who’s been missing since Oct. 9.

October 19, 2013

Argentine commuter train slams into station, again

This time, there are no fatalties, but at least 80 injured

October 19, 2013

Reporter’s voice loss focus of documentary

The audio work about a Morning Sentinel veteran will be recognized at an international festival.

October 19, 2013

Meet the candidates for Cape Elizabeth School Board

Profiles of all the candidates in the November 2013 election for the Cape Elizabeth School Board.

October 19, 2013

Maine's Thomas College celebrates growth

Increased enrollment leads to construction of two new buildings.

October 19, 2013

Stepmother of accused Florida teen bully charged with child abuse

A video depicting the woman beating a boy was posted on Facebook, the Polk County Sheriff says.

October 19, 2013

N.H. family holds vigil for son in Syria

Parents of James Foley say they have new hope for their son’s return.

October 19, 2013

Smash-and-grab car burglaries rising in southern Maine

Since June, there have been 31 car burglaries within the Cumberland County sheriff’s jurisdiction.

October 19, 2013

Feature obituary: Allen Wildes, 65, beloved school bus driver in Kennebunks

He was a loving husband to his wife for 29 years and a dedicated father to her three children.

October 19, 2013

Three seek Cape Elizabeth Town Council seats

An incumbent and two political newcomers are running.

October 19, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Parolee pleads guilty to unauthorized Maine move / Citing wife, Bush donates ‘crazy pair of socks’ / Objections raised over ‘chain’ eatery ... and more news from around the state.

October 19, 2013

For S. Portland area residents, proposal is music to their ears

A new venue could bring in big names and boost the economy, they say, while parking and traffic could be addressed.

October 19, 2013

Debt, Obamacare defeats stir rancor among Republicans

In the midterm elections, the tea party movement plans to target those who voted for the budget deal.

October 19, 2013

Three running for Cape School Board

Two newcomers and an incumbent are running for two seats on the board.

October 19, 2013

Music, writing project gives Maine prisoners a voice Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Creative voices of incarcerated Maine youth and adults sing with determined spirit.