News from October 31, 2013

November 1, 2013

Red Sox parade set for Saturday

Saturday is chosen so as many fans as possible can attend.

November 1, 2013

Five UNH students arrested after Red Sox win

They face disorderly conduct charges.

November 1, 2013

Boy who shot Nazi father sentenced to at least 7 years

The boy, now 13, killed his abusive father while he was sleeping in 2011.

October 31, 2013

L.L. Bean to give Red Sox players commemorative boots

The new world champions are getting a special gift from one of Maine’s best-known companies.

November 1, 2013

N.H. man charged in two Maine bank robberies Video clip included

The man, 46, is accused of robbing Kennebunk Savings in Eliot and Ocean Communities credit union in Sanford.

October 31, 2013

VIDEO: 'The Daily Show' tackles mystery barge

Jon Stewart explores the mysterious barge that has popped up in San Francisco Bay. A nearly identical barge is also currently residing in Portland Harbor.

November 1, 2013

Israel strikes Russian weapons shipment in Syria

Meanwhile, the Syrian government completes its destruction of equipment used to produce chemical weapons.

October 31, 2013

FAA eases rules on electronic devices on airplanes

People will soon be able to read, work, watch movies and listen to music from gate to gate, but they still can’t talk on cellphones in flight.

October 31, 2013

Republican lawmaker files lawsuit to stop Hawaii gay-marriage bill

Without the lawsuit, gay marriage could be legal in the Aloha State by the end of November.

November 1, 2013

Several lawmakers to endorse legalizing pot in Portland

The local referendum would allow possession of up to 2.5 ounces.

November 1, 2013

Maine legislators try to end missed dam deadlines

A bill would tighten oversight of the DEP when it comes to dam relicensing to keep the state from losing its say on water levels.

October 31, 2013

Tours to offer chance to see Portland’s Custom House

The historic building has undergone a $2 million renovation.

November 1, 2013

Sanford teen arrested in burglaries after weeks on run

Michael Clapp was the last of four suspects sought for break-ins in both Maine and New Hampshire.


November 1, 2013

Maine high court says teen’s statements in fatal crash can’t be used

Kristina Lowe, now 20, still faces multiple charges for the January 2012 crash that killed two friends.

November 1, 2013

Judge rules against Portland in plaza dispute Video clip included

The city plans to appeal the ruling, which says Portland shouldn't have blocked a petition that could prevent the sale of Congress Square Plaza.

November 1, 2013

Portland School District wants to buy Goodwill building

The building on Cumberland Avenue is for sale for $2.7 million, would be used to consolidate programs and offices.

October 31, 2013

Toronto police say they have mayor drug video

An alleged video appearing to show the mayor of Canada’s largest city using crack cocaine triggered a massive surveillance operation and investigation that has led to the arrest of a close friend of the mayor.

November 1, 2013

Bates College’s bobcat video poised to go viral

Singing and dancing students use their mascot to parody the hit video ‘The Fox.’

November 1, 2013

Bangor 3-year-old hospitalized after shooting in home

Neighbors on Bald Mountain Drive describe the incident as an apparent accidental shooting in the family apartment.

October 31, 2013

Group identifies 50 Maine road, bridge priorities

A report from a D.C.-based nonprofit identifies the challenges posed by River Road in Westbrook, Route 302 in Bridgton, Pine Point Crossing Bridge in Scarborough and others.

October 31, 2013

Maine business group advocates for college readiness

Educate Maine releases a report gauging students on a variety of factors affecting education.

October 31, 2013

Suspect in Maine egg farm shooting pleads not guilty

Michael Warbin was shooting at rodents and stray chickens at a Turner farm when he shot and killed a farm worker.

November 5, 2013

Fewer Americans seek unemployment aid for 3rd week

First-time application figures not affected by the government shutdown or California data glitches.

October 31, 2013

Scientists fear fungus poses renewed threat to white pine trees

The infection could be a problem for the forest industry in states that include Maine.

October 31, 2013

Snowden reportedly gets tech support job in Russia

According to his lawyer, Snowden has been hired to work on a Russian website

October 31, 2013

Hodgdon woman dies after found in swimming pool

Police do not suspect foul play.

October 31, 2013

Boston to announce plans for Red Sox duck boat parade

Boston Duck Tours says that the parade is being planned for Saturday.

October 31, 2013

Commission gives first two Maine charter schools passing grades

The charter school commission says the Cornville Regional Charter School and the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences in Fairfield both lived up to their mission statements during their first year.

October 31, 2013

5 UNH students arrested in downtown Durham celebrations

Police estimate that about 3,000 people gathered on Main Street to celebrate immediately after the Red Sox won the World Series.

October 31, 2013

LePage continues trade mission in Colombia

The Governor arrived in Bogota Wednesday after a visit to Mexico City.

October 31, 2013

Neighbors fired up about odors sue Sriracha factory

The Southern California city of Irwindale requests to cease operations at the Huy Fong Foods factory until the company can reduce the pungent smell of pepper and garlic fumes emanating from the plant.

October 31, 2013

Maine ranks No. 3 nationally for value of seafood catch

The report says Stonington was the No. 1 Maine port for the value of the seafood landed there, at $46 million. Virtually all of Stonington’s catch is lobsters.

October 31, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to child porn charges / Deputies charge two men with stealing snowmobiles / Local electrician accused of assaulting CMP worker ... and more news from around the state.

October 31, 2013

Maine fans, others flock to the scene, game tickets or not Several photos included in this story

The excited members of Red Sox Nation had a date with history

October 31, 2013

Sen. Collins seeks more background checks for security clearances

The bill is a response to the Navy Yard and NSA incidents.

October 31, 2013

Maine town’s witchy woman remains spellbinding

A well-kept kitchen in a house on Belgrade Road is the last place you might look to find a witch . . .

October 31, 2013

Michaud, veterans groups push bill to fully fund benefits programs

The recent government shutdown highlighted a disparity in how VA programs are funded by Congress.

October 31, 2013

Red Sox are World Series champions Several photos included in this story

They clinch their first title at home in 95 years.

October 30, 2013

Portland school board candidates field budget, academic questions

About 40 people attended the forum at Ocean Avenue Elementary School and sponsored by the school’s parent-teacher organization.