News from October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013

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Bangor rallies past Windham, 27-21 / Wells edges Yarmouth ... and more news from around the state.

October 5, 2013

Teen seriously injured in Limerick crash

Rescuers use ‘jaws of life,’ then airlift the 19-year-old to Maine Medical Center.

October 4, 2013

Mother: Daughter in Capitol chase was depressed

Idella Carey said her daughter had ‘no history of violence’ and she didn’t know why she was in Washington on Thursday.

October 4, 2013

Conn. driver in Capitol chase was fired from job

Her former employer said Miriam Carey left the office shortly after she was hospitalized with a head injury she suffered in a fall down a staircase.

October 4, 2013

Official: Woman shot near Capitol was delusional Video clip included

Miriam Carey apparently believed President Obama was communicating with her.

October 4, 2013

York garbage collectors exposed to toxic fumes

Discarded household chemicals mix in the trash truck’s hopper, causing a visible cloud of gas.

October 4, 2013

1 Maine teen dead, 1 injured in Bucksport crash

Police say a vehicle driven by 16-year-old Samantha Goode went off Bucks Mills Road on Thursday night and hit a tree.

October 4, 2013

Karen threatens Louisiana during a slow hurricane season

Along with strong winds, the storm is forecast to produce rainfall of 3 to 6 inches through Sunday night.

October 5, 2013

Quick end to shutdown seems unlikely Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Some Republicans shift their demands from ending ‘Obamacare’ to cuts in benefit programs, but Democrats say Republicans still must re-open the government before any negotations take place.

October 4, 2013

Migrants survive Italy shipwreck by clinging to empty water bottles Video clip included

More than 110 Africans are dead after a fire aboard their ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

October 5, 2013

House conservatives vow not to budge on shutdown

Few arguments appear to sway the Republican newcomers.

October 5, 2013

Man sets himself on fire on National Mall

The reason for the public self-immolation was not immediately clear, and he remains in critical condition at a D.C. hospital.

October 4, 2013

Red Sox flex muscles in 12-2 Game 1 victory

Boston could not have had a better start to the 2013 playoffs, while Tampa’s defense and pitching seemed overwhelmed.

October 5, 2013

Shutdown jeopardizes nutrition program for poor

The program serves nearly 9 million mothers and young children, providing what advocates say is vital nutrition that poor families might otherwise be unable to afford.

October 5, 2013

Fund for honest homeless man grows to $150K

The man who set up the fund for Glen James travels to Boston to meet him.

October 4, 2013

Recent buyer now aims to ‘flip’ disputed Bath property

The developer who purchased the former Mid Coast Hospital for $799,000 is listing it for twice what he paid.

October 4, 2013

Four charged with trafficking in crack cocaine in Maine

The four are arrested after police surveillance of Five Points Shopping Plaza in Biddeford.

October 4, 2013

California man arrested in Maine bank robbery

The suspect is arrested at a nearby hotel within 20 minutes of the incident at a Bank of America branch.

October 5, 2013

Schools in Biddeford asked to apologize

The ACLU of Maine says a program subjected some students to ‘overtly religious presentations.’

October 4, 2013

Freeport man visits poet grave No. 300

Walter Skold, who helped create Dead Poets Remembrance Day, says his ultimate goal is to visit 500 gravesites.

October 4, 2013

Stalemate politics: Votes fuel attacks on Collins, Michaud Several photos included in this story

Maine’s parties are already on the offensive, showing an intent to use the issue in next year’s races.

October 4, 2013

Aaron Hernandez associate to go before Mass. grand jury

Alexander Bradley of East Hartford alleged in a lawsuit that Hernandez shot him in the face in February after they argued at a Miami strip club.

October 4, 2013

NH man charged with shooting pellet gun at buses

Pellets dented the sides of the buses but did not break any windows or cause injuries.

October 4, 2013

Maine man leads police on 100 mph chase

Fort Fairfield police deployed a spike mat, eventually causing the car to stop.

October 4, 2013

Retired judge to probe Bath building sale

Critics say the city failed to inform the public about the deal and the city could have sold the property for more if it had put it on the market.

October 4, 2013

Rock climber rescues man in capsized boat in NH

Kellie Barr Foster, who was rock climbing nearby, heard Steven Travis yelling for help and jumped in to help him.

October 4, 2013

Maine Catholic Diocese holds annual ‘Red Mass’

Church officials are inviting judges, lawyers, government officials and people of all faiths to the ceremony.

October 4, 2013

Police investigate stabbing on Lewiston street

Witnesses say a man was seen stumbling down Howard Street before collapsing a few blocks away.

October 4, 2013

UMaine stadium to get high-def video scoreboard

The new scoreboard will be 30 feet wide and 20 feet tall and include instant replay.

October 4, 2013

Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with shutdown

His decision to skip upcoming economic summits in Indonesia and Brunei is an indication of how entrenched both sides are as the bitter partisan shutdown enters its fourth day.

October 4, 2013

Bill Nemitz: All that’s left of home: Tax bill Several photos included in this story

A Yarmouth man still faces a house’s worth of taxes after a gas explosion makes his condo uninhabitable.

October 4, 2013

Westbrook parents: Girl, 2, died of methadone

Police will not discuss the parents’ account, but say the case is still open.

October 4, 2013

Obama, Dems mock GOP lawmaker’s budget remark Several photos included in this story

Indiana Rep. Marlin Stutzman said ‘We have to get something out of’ the budget standoff, ‘and I don’t know what that even is.’

October 4, 2013

Budget, debt unresolved on shutdown’s 3rd day Several photos included in this story Video clip included

It’s possible moderate Republicans and Democrats could join forces to fully re-open the government, bypassing the Tea Party’s demands to end or delay Obamacare.

October 4, 2013

Stocks fall on third day of government shutdown

Stocks have fallen eight of the last 10 days as investors anticipated that negotiations over the federal budget would fail.

October 4, 2013

Bids for Maine liquor contract sought

The wholesale contract will replace the state’s current 10-year deal with Maine Beverage Co.

October 4, 2013

Law enforcement fired 17 shots at driver killed near Capitol

The dramatic chase cast a spotlight on a pair of federal law enforcement agencies that have been facing increased scrutiny and demands since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

October 4, 2013

Sox make beards unlikely symbol of dramatic turn-around season Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Fans and beard wearers alike can’t brush off what the whiskers are doing for Red Sox Nation.

October 4, 2013

Merger of Maine health systems OK’d

Mercy Hospital, related facilities and their 3,000 workers are joining the Eastern Maine network.

October 4, 2013

High-priority fugitive sex offender arrested in Portland

The man, who once lived in Maine, is on the U.S. Marshal Service’s 15 Most Wanted List.

October 4, 2013

Mainers feel sympathy for workers deemed ‘non-essential’

Furloughed federal employees not only may lose pay, but also get ‘insulted,’ they say

October 4, 2013

Acadia's closure could benefit other Maine attractions

The state reminds people that the national park is not the only attraction on the coast.

October 4, 2013

Habitat for Humanity’s first solar house completed in Maine

Built with kindness, this pioneering home in Oakland is the latest indication that solar energy is becoming feasible for more people.

October 4, 2013

Maine cancer study to track firefighters’ exposure to chemicals

A Blue Hill scientist intends to show the health results of chemical exposure.

October 4, 2013

State offers energy rebates to homeowners

Mainers can choose from an array of rebates, but the supply is limited and some of the bigger ones are already gone.