News from September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

Homeless Portland man guilty of aggravated assault

Adam Delano, 24, faces up to 10 years in prison for attacking another homeless man a year ago.

September 14, 2013

Red Sox just slam back at Yankees

Jarrod Saltalamacchia clears the bases after New York overcomes a 4-0 deficit.

September 13, 2013

Kennebunk football coach reaches a milestone

Joe Rafferty earns his 150th career victory as the Rams dominate York, 38-14.

September 13, 2013

New England Dispatches

Crews working to demolish old N.H. building after collapse / Groups attempting to raise $1.8 million to protect trails / 'Whitey' Bulger's defense bill totals $2.6 million

September 13, 2013

Lightning strike shuts down fair ride in N.H.

A computer operating the 120-foot-tall Speed XXL was damaged.

September 13, 2013

Fantastic to the finish, Furyk cards 59

Down by nine strokes, he now shares the second-round lead with Brandt Snedeker, who shot a 68.

September 14, 2013

Florida girl was bullied for months before suicide

As many as 15 girls sent her online messages such as 'You should die,' and 'Why don't you go kill yourself.'

September 13, 2013

No punishment for man in Reiche school case

Derek Weeks, who had been accused of threatening children at the school, struck a plea agreement.

September 14, 2013

Portland rejects petition meant to block plaza sale

The city's lead attorney says a citizen initiative cannot block the sale of Congress Square Plaza.

September 14, 2013

Money sunk into burned Maine sub shows challenges for leaner Navy

The nuclear sub was severely damaged by a fire set by a Maine shipyard worker in May 2012.

September 13, 2013

Renowned architect to design arts center in Rockland

New York-based Toshiko Mori has a home in the midcoast and supervised the redesign of the interior of the Farnsworth Art Museum.

September 13, 2013

Court upholds slugger Barry Bonds' conviction in steroids case

An appeals court finds that the baseball player's response to a question during testimony in 2003 was 'evasive' and 'misleading.'

September 13, 2013

Marathon bombing suspect's friends plead not guilty

Three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enter their pleas to varied charges, including obstruction of justice and hindering the investigation.

September 13, 2013

U.N.: Report will show chemical weapons were used in Syria

The inspectors have a mandate to determine whether chemical weapons were used – and if so, what kind.

September 13, 2013

Canadian Ikea monkey won't be returned to 'mom'

The monkey, named Darwin, became famous last year when he was spotted walking around the parking lot wearing a tiny shearling coat.

September 13, 2013

Witnesses in Maine trial say diabetes affected stalking suspect

A medical expert and family members of Benjamin Lee testify that he suffered from an altered mental state because of poorly managed diabetes.

September 14, 2013

Stranded Maine hikers survive Colorado ice storm Several photos included in this story

Meanwhile, four people are dead and 218 unaccounted for as floodwaters turn Colorado mountain towns into swamps.

September 13, 2013

Northbound Exit 15 on I-295 will be closed Sunday

Road crews will install a special friction surface on the new exit designed to help vehicles grip the road and slow down more quickly.

September 13, 2013

At Jersey shore, 'We're wiped out again' Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Authorities say the fire that raged for eight hours destroyed four blocks of boardwalk, most of which had just been rebuilt after superstorm Sandy.

September 14, 2013

Colo. flooding cascades downstream, forcing more evacuations Several photos included in this story

At least four people are dead and hundreds are being evacuated from remote mountain towns.

September 13, 2013

Mass. high school ends 'powderpuff' football game

The school's principal says the annual game, in which girls take the field to play flag football while boys cheer from the sidelines, is sexist and divisive.

September 14, 2013

After two rainy nights, 86-year-old Benton man found alive Several photos included in this story

Arthur Wakeman was found soaking wet but alive Friday morning about 1.2 miles from his home by a searcher and her dog.

September 13, 2013

N.H. woman fends off bear with baby gate

Lisa Webb says she 'whacked it in the head' to try to prevent her two dogs from going after the bear.

September 13, 2013

Taliban attacks U.S. Consulate, killing four Afghans

The attack underscores the perilous security situation as U.S.-led troops reduce their presence.

September 13, 2013

For U.S. chemical weapons arsenal, lessons from Syria

Like other countries, the United States has found that complying with the Chemical Weapons Convention that banned such weaponry isn't easy to do.

September 13, 2013

Broader Syria peace talks? Chemical weapons first

Kerry and his Russian counterpart haven't made substantial progress on the weapons issue, even as evidence mounts that Syria gassed its own people.

September 13, 2013

Nation's bloated nuclear spending comes under fire

Virtually every major project under the National Nuclear Security Administration's oversight is behind schedule and over budget.

September 13, 2013

Maine ed tech denies having sex with student

Authorities say Tammy Larlee, 41, had a relationship with a 15-year-old student this summer.

September 13, 2013

North America's tallest peak may be shorter

An effort to update decades-old maps showed the Mount McKinley, called Denali by locals, is 83 feet shorter than previously believed.

September 13, 2013

Four men get death sentences in India gang rape

The judge says the attack 'shocked the collective conscience' of India.

September 13, 2013

Missing Maine man found in Vermont

Crews found the man after searching an area between Killington Peak and Deer Leap on Thursday night during a significant thunder and lightning storm.

September 13, 2013

Maine gets $300,000 grant to help rural veterans

The grants will help enhance systems that allow health care providers to electronically communicate with veterans who live in rural areas of the state.

September 13, 2013

Violent storms wreak havoc across Maine

 They leave fires, outages and signs of tornado, with more than more than 1,000 lightning strikes per hour at one point.

September 13, 2013

Feature obituary: Brian Flanders Sr., proud Navy vet, loved to converse

 Residents of Cemetery Road in Buxton would surely know Brian Flanders Sr.

September 13, 2013

Stalking suspect heavily armed, Maine witnesses testify

Police pulled over the car Benjamin Lee was driving after it had passed by the home where his wife lived.

September 13, 2013

Restore ed techs' hours, Gorham panel urged

The town's school board agrees to look for ways to undo cutbacks, including tapping into a windfall.

September 13, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Outlook for Maine foliage season: Vibrant colors / Maine worker hurt in Biddeford awarded almost $500,000 / Chemical smell prompts evacuation at local college ... and more news from around the state.

September 13, 2013

Dead NH turkeys tested for viruses

Fish and Game biologists say wild turkeys in the Newington area may have been infected with a couple of viruses.

September 13, 2013

Rides-for-poor companies get extra scrutiny in Maine

Legislators press for fixes, and DHHS officials question how a phone-in problem was handled.

September 13, 2013

USM says physics major is underused, will be cut

20130912_USM_Physics The decision to cut the physics major shocked students and prompted professors to vow a fight.

September 13, 2013

'Where's My Ride' line puts Maine caller on hold for 21 hours

It's the latest incident to leave Coordinated Transportation Solutions, the provider of MaineCare rides, under siege.

September 13, 2013

Kerry: Syria must comply quickly

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry Kerry and his Russian counterpart will discuss specifics on Friday.

September 13, 2013

Inspectors got 'wealth' of evidence of nerve agents



September 13, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Portland plaza reality gets lost in the kerfuffle

I'm trying very hard to get my blood boiling about the proposed sale of Congress Square Plaza to a private developer. It's not working.

September 13, 2013

Audio pioneer Ray Dolby dies at 80

Ray Dolby His work to improve the experience of sound won him Emmys, Oscars and a Grammy. The innovations also turned him into a rich man with an estimated fortune of $2.3 billion.

September 13, 2013

Mainers in Iceland growing an Arctic partnership

 State officials are in Reykjavik to explore the needs of a new shipping link that offers great potential for the Pine Tree State.

September 13, 2013

In Maine, preparing the pooch when storms strike

Anyone who has spent a stormy night trying to calm – or ignore – a stressed-out dog can appreciate Kathleen Fobear's predicament . . .

September 13, 2013

Former captive, Portland writer team up

 Amanda Lindhout's ordeal in Somalia is only part of 'House in the Sky,' says her co-author, Sara Corbett.

September 13, 2013

Patriots beat Jets 13-10 Several photos included in this story

It’s one ugly win in the rain, but New England is still 2-0 and in sole possession of first place in the East.