News from September 14, 2013

September 14, 2013

UMaine fends off a big crash, defeats Bryant, 35-22

Bryant starts strong, but the Black Bears rally to avoid a letdown after knocking off UMass a week ago.

September 14, 2013

Lester sharp again as Red Sox dump Yankees

Jon Lester continues his strong second half with eight impressive innings in a 5-1 victory.

September 14, 2013

High school football: Cheverus buries Lewiston, 67-8

September 14, 2013

Lindsay Lohan's mom arrested on DWI charge in NY

State police say Dina Lohan, 50, was stopped in Nassau County after troopers clocked her driving a BMW at 77 mph in a 55-mph zone.

September 14, 2013

Obama welcomes Syrian chemical weapons agreement

President Barack Obama welcomed an agreement Saturday to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile as an "important, concrete step" toward the ultimate goal of eliminating them but warned that the U.S. remains prepared to act if the attempt at a diplomatic solution fails.

September 14, 2013

Maine women complete London triathlon

Ann Dillon, 62, of North Yarmouth, and Beth Birch, 72, of New Gloucester didn't place but they made it through the 2013 World Triathlon Series grand finals Friday.

September 14, 2013

Bus overturns in southwest Ohio; 34 injured

No cause has yet been determined in the crash of a Greyhound bus that left the highway, flipped and landed on its side in a cornfield.

September 14, 2013

Veterans finish Warrior Hike on Appalachian Trail

The 2,185-mile hike gives veterans a chance to process their wartime experiences with others who have been through the same thing.

September 14, 2013

Mainers take part in Landowner Appreciation Day

The day is designed to thank property owners who allow the use of their land for recreational purposes.

September 15, 2013

Syrian chemical weapons deal averts military strike for now Several photos included in this story

The agreement calls on Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons and requires Damascus to submit a full inventory of its stocks within the next week.

September 14, 2013

Mass. man among first to scale Himalayan peak

Rob Gleich and friends banded together to beat an elite British climbing team to the top of the mountain they named 'After You.'

September 14, 2013

Former Maine official insists she was 'like town hero'

 Carole Swan, who is on trial facing federal extortion charges, took the stand in her own defense Friday.

September 14, 2013

Proposal would reduce Old Orchard council back to five

 Opponents say the proposal is an emotional reaction to a contentious seven months that ended in a recall election.

September 14, 2013

Portland's clock tower reinstalled

20130913_Clock The Rotary Club of Portland led the drive to refurbish the clock with the help of the local business community.

September 14, 2013

Court upholds $20.6 million jury award in pool-slide death

Toys R Us had appealed the decision, saying the 1976 Consumer Product Safety regulation did not apply to inflatable in-ground pool slides.

September 14, 2013

U.S. drops threat of U.N. action over Syria

Sergei Lavrov, Lakhdar Brahimi, John Kerry The Russians had made clear that negotiations could not proceed under threat of a military strike.

September 14, 2013

Maine father, son guilty of drug trafficking

The two men were charged in connection with a party where a woman fatally overdosed.

September 14, 2013

Maine ice cream company wins top national award

 Gifford's Ice Cream has captured the honor for the fourth year in a row.

September 14, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Portland women in hijabs are possible hate-crime victims / Judge dismisses charges in threatening school incident / Ex-ed tech denies having sexual relations with teen ... and more news from around the state.

September 14, 2013

Idle Maine tank cars indicate slowing oil-by-rail trend

 With marine deliveries dominating, oil-tank cars sit idle as far as the eye can see in some Maine areas.

September 17, 2013

Grant will fund University of New England scholarships

A dozen Maine high school graduates will get scholarships to study science, technology, engineering and math at the Biddeford college.

September 13, 2013

North Pond Hermit to enter work, counseling program

 His attorneys say the man who survived 27 years in the Maine woods has an alcohol problem.