News from October 20, 2013

October 20, 2013

Nevada man pleads guilty to shooting golfer who hit home

Reno homeowner is facing up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 fine for injuring golfer who accidentally broke window.

October 21, 2013

Ref explains Patriots penalty

Patriots defensive tackle penalized for pushing his teammate.

October 20, 2013

For Obama, a frustrating health care rollout

The president is expected to address the cascade of computer problems Monday during an event at the White House.

October 21, 2013

Police: Suspect in mobile home park burglaries in custody

A Westbrook man is accused of breaking into several homes while residents were sleeping.

October 20, 2013

NH town on edge more than week after teen vanished

The disappearance of Abigail Hernandez reminds residents of a still unsolved killing of a young girl in rural New Hampshire two years ago.

October 20, 2013

Leeds man killed in single-vehicle accident

The man, 27, was driving with a suspended license, police said.

October 20, 2013

Feds begin probe of SF Bay Area rail worker deaths

Two transit workers were struck and killed by an out-of-service commuter train returning from a routine maintenance trip.

October 20, 2013

Expelled Roma girl’s mother attacked in Kosovo

Dzemila Dibrani was briefly hospitalized before being discharged with sustained unspecified injuries.

October 20, 2013

LePage, law enforcement to discuss drug crime

The Maine governor is hosting two Drug Awareness Summits on Friday in Westbrook and Auburn.

October 20, 2013

’Walking Dead’ inspires new convention in Atlanta

Next month’s convention, Walker Stalker Con, is expected to draw 10,000 or more participants.

October 23, 2013

Navy’s largest destroyer going into water in Maine

The Zumwalt will be moved to dry dock and floated in the coming days.

October 20, 2013

Couple not seriously hurt in Moosehead Lake plane crash

Police said the two were in a single engine plane when it crashed in Northeast Cove Saturday night.

October 21, 2013

Patriots defeated one drop at a time Several photos included in this story

A bizarre penalty in overtime after Rob Gronkowski’s big miss late in regulation make for an error-ridden loss.

October 20, 2013

Uehara the last choice for Red Sox as closer

The 38-year-old reliever has been marvelous, capturing the MVP of the ALCS.

October 20, 2013

Security video shows Kenyan soldiers looting mall

Kenya’s security forces have previously denied any wrongdoing.

October 20, 2013

Maine Ski Hall of Fame to induct 8 new members

Three former U.S. Ski Team members are included in the Class of 2013.

October 21, 2013

Hundreds turn out at Fort Williams Park to support breast cancer awareness Several photos included in this story

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Portland has grown so large it was moved from downtown Portland to roomier quarters at the Cape Elizabeth waterfront park.

October 20, 2013

Police focus on how two convicted killers were mistakenly released

A Florida official says there will be more arrests once the source of the phony court documents is discovered.

October 20, 2013

Politicians comment on rollout of Obama’s health law

‘There is no perfect law ... we should sit down and look at constructive ways to make Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, work better,’ says Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

October 20, 2013

Officials: Cyanide killed potential Bulger witness

Authorities say Stephen Rakes’ death wasn’t related to the Bulger case.

October 20, 2013

Family of slain Newtown teacher holding 5K race in Connecticut

The family is hoping to get dozens of people dressed as flamingos in the Nov. 2 run.

October 20, 2013

Two safe 15 hours after boat capsizes off Mass.

The New Hampshire men are rescued by a passing fishing boat.

October 20, 2013

Maine man killed in single-vehicle crash in Standish

Sai Prak, 47, of North Berwick dies when he loses control of his pickup truck on Cape Road.

October 20, 2013

Yang wins playoff to win LPGA event in South Korea

Amy Yang collects her first tour win by edging Hee Kyung Seo on the first playoff hole with a birdie.

October 20, 2013

Signs of rift between Israel and US over Iran

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants the U.S. to step up the pressure on Iran over its nuclear program.

October 20, 2013

Former first lady of Yugoslavia dies

Jovanka Broz, who was married to Josip Broz for 30 years, dies of heart failure at age 88.

October 20, 2013

Treasury Secretary: Budget fight ‘got close to edge’

Jacob Lew says the lesson learned from the shutdown is that ‘it can’t happen again.’

October 20, 2013

Missing former Portland mayor found in Riverside area

Charles Harlow, 71, who suffers from dementia, was found after an overnight search in Portland.

October 20, 2013

So grand, that Red Sox slam Several photos included in this story

Shane Victorino hits a grand slam to send the Red Sox to the World Series.

October 20, 2013

Maine public universities face mandate to get numbers up Several photos included in this story

As enrollments plummet and competition spikes, recruiters search harder than ever for prospective students

October 20, 2013

Halloween event pushes back against sexy costumes

A 2007 study by the American Psychological Association linked the sexualization of girls with a variety of negative outcomes, a Colby professor says.

October 20, 2013

Feature Obituary: George B. Weir dies at age 81

He was widely known for Auto Talk, his newspaper car column.

October 20, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Police say handgun was used in Eliot bank robbery / Food bank distributes 10,000 pounds of food in one day ... and other news from around the state

October 20, 2013

No disharmony over South Portland venue plan

Those in the performing arts business would consider it a complement, not a competitor.

October 20, 2013

Hollis man starting a school to train people in druid priesthood Several photos included in this story

Druid College, set to open in Hollis next month, will teach Earth-spirituality connection.

November 17, 2013

Ogunquit movie theater seeking funds to go digital

The Leavitt Theatre has started a campaign through Nov. 30 to try to raise $60,000 for the new projector.

October 20, 2013

Maine dairy farmer sees his future in beef

An Oakhurt Dairy supplier in Fairfield sells most of his herd at auction and plans to start anew with cattle.

October 20, 2013

LePage signals interest in Medicaid expansion compromise

Legislators are starting to discuss state-designed alternatives.

October 20, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Sisterhood trumps politics as liberal and conservative bond over tea

Cynthia Dill and Susan Dench are newfound friends.

October 20, 2013

Washington Notebook: Bipartisan Senate group plans to stick together

Collins, King and others tried to break the recent stalemate

October 20, 2013

Mike Daisey, raised in Maine, stretched the truth, then stretched his wings Several photos included in this story

His embellishments on a public radio documentary program led to an on-air flogging. But that didn’t end the career of this performance artist, whose talent for storytelling still awes.