News from October 25, 2013

October 26, 2013

Mystery Portland barge and San Francisco barge appear linked

Experts who were shown photographs of the structures speculate that they could be prototypes for floating Google data centers.

October 26, 2013

Classes resume as slain Massachusetts teacher is mourned

It’s an emotional return for students at Danvers High School after a classmate allegedly killed a popular teacher.

October 26, 2013

High School Football: Kennebunk tops Brunswick in Class B showdown

Nicco DeLorenzo and a bend-but-don’t-break defense help Kennebunk stay undefeated.

October 25, 2013

Police responding to Brunswick robbery

The robbery was reported at the Big Apple convenience store on Pleasant Street.

October 25, 2013

N.H. man charged in Kittery Trading Post theft

Mark Schwarz allegedly stole clothes, then scuffled with a store security officer.

October 25, 2013

Bill Sharman, legendary Boston Celtics shooting guard, dies at 87

Sharman helped establish the Celtics dynasty by winning four titles in 11 years, and also became a Hall-of-Fame coach.

October 25, 2013

LePage to lead trade trip to Mexico, Colombia

The group wants to build contacts and promote Maine as a place to study and invest, the governor’s office said.

October 25, 2013

Kennebunk construction worker dies after fall from roof

Police and OSHA are investigating the accident on Summer Street.

October 26, 2013

New health website boss says it'll be fixed by December

The management is reorganized after the exchange is plagued by delays and errors.

October 26, 2013

Cafe Miranda chef woos Maine foodies with pork belly

The dish earns Kerry Altiero a second straight major award at the largest Portland food festival.

October 25, 2013

NH latest to sue online travel sites over taxes

The lawsuit accuses Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity of paying the rooms and meals tax on a special wholesale rate rather than on the price they charge customers.

October 25, 2013

Judge who changed baby’s name could be disciplined

A child support magistrate ordered the name ‘Messiah’ changed during a paternity hearing on Aug. 8.

October 26, 2013

Maine high school football game postponed after threat overheard

Extra security is planned when Sanford takes the field Saturday against archrival Massabesic.

October 25, 2013

No damage reported after earthquake rocks Japan

The 7.3-magnitude quake is an aftershock of the devastating one that struck in 2011.

October 25, 2013

Germany, France want U.S. promise to curb spying

A British newspaper said it obtained a confidential memo indicating that the personal communications of up to 35 foreign leaders may have been subject to U.S snooping in 2006.

October 25, 2013

Hundreds of North Dakota oil spills kept from public

A state officials says regulators worry about ‘over-reporting’ spills so 'the public is ... not overwhelmed by little incidents.'

October 25, 2013

Mystic Aquarium releases seal pup found in Maine

The pup has been in rehab after being found in Wells in May.

October 26, 2013

Maine police to take back unwanted prescription drugs Saturday

More than 160 collection points have been set up for residents to drop off the drugs for disposal.

October 25, 2013

Ugandan from Maine sentenced for marriage fraud

Ronald Serunjogi, 35, of Saco gets four months in prison and and four months of home confinement.

October 26, 2013

LePage: Heroin becoming drug of choice in state

The governor hears from Maine police chiefs that they have to do much more with fewer resources.

October 25, 2013

Former CIA chief gets eavesdropping lesson on commuter train

Michael Hayden didn’t know that his phone conversation was being listened to by a tweeting passenger.

October 25, 2013

Boy who killed Nazi dad at age 10 to be sentenced

Attorneys have sparred for months over what is best for the boy who grew up in an abusive home.

October 25, 2013

Missing Maine kayaker found, and he’s fine

Matt Grabowski left Stonington on Monday on a camping trip and couldn’t check in as planned because his cellphone battery died.

October 25, 2013

Police seeking alleged jewelry thief in Lewiston-Auburn

Store owner says man asked to see engagement rings, then bolted from the store with them.

October 25, 2013

Maine Ski Hall of Fame inducts eight new members

The inductees include three one-time U.S. Ski Team members.

October 25, 2013

Slithering theater thief gets 16 years in Conn.

Prosecutors say the 50-year-old man stole credit cards from moviegoers at theaters in Greenwich, Fairfield and Colchester.

October 25, 2013

Five injured in ride mishap at NC State Fair

A preliminary investigation indicates that passengers may have been injured when the ‘Vortex’ started up again as they were getting off.

October 25, 2013

Cruz caps post-shutdown ‘victory’ tour with wary Iowans

The untraditional Republican who hasn’t ruled out running for president will address the Iowa Republican Party’s annual fall fundraiser.

October 25, 2013

Grand jury had recommended indictment of JonBenet’s parents

But the newly unsealed documents add nothing to the understanding of what happened to the girl in 1996.

October 25, 2013

Norway rejects U.S. request to destroy Syria’s weapons

The U.S. and Russia set a mid-2014 deadline for the destruction of the arsenal, which is too tight for Norway.

October 25, 2013

Tenn. Guard recruiter held in superiors’ shooting

The sergeant first class had been disciplined before he opened fire with a handgun Thursday at an armory.

October 25, 2013

LePage to launch re-election bid Nov. 5

The Republican governor will hold an event Nov. 5 at the Buker Community Center in Augusta.

October 25, 2013

Maine’s hospitals ranked top in nation for safety

Mercy Hospital keeps its ‘A’ grade while Maine Medical Center stays at ‘B.’

October 25, 2013

LePage gives boost to fight against domestic violence

Gov. Paul LePage helped kick off the fifth Taylor Tip-Off Tournament, which will be held in Falmouth and Waterville on Nov. 10.

October 25, 2013

Fight for habitat, food cited in Kennebec fishing decline

State officials hope a new study will help restore the brown trout fishery on the Kennebec River.

October 25, 2013

Maine teacher turning to Twitter for new ideas

Mt. Blue English teacher Dan Ryder joins teachers across the U.S. who are using Twitter to network and exchange teaching insights.

October 25, 2013

Seven running for three Old Orchard Beach council seats

Voters also will decide if they want to reduce the number of town councilors.

October 25, 2013

Snowden casualty: Global trust in U.S.

Officials are alerting some foreign intelligence services that documents detailing their secret cooperation with the U.S. have been obtained by Edward Snowden.

October 25, 2013

N.H. gambling changes urged

A consultant calls for stronger controls on charity gambling.

October 25, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Students disciplined after fight shown online / Exit to Falmouth Spur to be closed extra month / Electronic health network halfway toward completion ... and more news from around the state.

October 25, 2013

Wells voters to consider cottages, high school renovation plan

Residents will decide if they want to eliminate the option to construct seasonal cottages along the Route 1 corridor.

October 25, 2013

Maine experts think website was doomed from start

Besides inadequate testing, the system for finding the best technology contractors is complicated and doesn’t work, they say.

October 25, 2013

Case of missing British girl McCann will be reopened

New leads are being pursued in the disappearance of the girl, then age 4, in Portugal in 2007.

October 25, 2013

FDA seeks new rules for hydrocodone

The agency recommends restrictions on the highly addictive painkiller that mirror those for other narcotic drugs.

October 25, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Legal work is free, results are priceless

How many lawyers does it take to give lawyers a good name? Sorry, this isn’t a snarky lawyer joke.

October 24, 2013

Meet the candidates for Old Orchard Beach Town Council

Voters will fill three of seven seats on the Old Orchard Beach Town Council in the Nov. 5 election.