News from September 15, 2013

September 16, 2013

Coast Guard searching for missing Maine fishing vessel

The mayday call Sunday evening originated off Mount Desert Rock.

September 16, 2013

Mother, child seriously injured in I-295 accident

The crash delays southbound traffic for nearly three hours.

September 15, 2013

Windham police say copper pipe thieves caused propane gas leak

The thieves cut a propane line in a vacant home they targeted for its copper piping.

September 16, 2013

Parents of murdered Glenburn girl to appear on 'Dr. Phil'

Nichole Cable was abducted and killed in May, allegedly by a man she met on Facebook.

September 15, 2013

Summers withdraws name from Fed consideration

The president's favorite to succeed Bernanke aims to preempt an 'acrimonious' confirmation process.

September 15, 2013

Improper disposal of smoking materials blamed for South Portland fire

The fire does not cause a lot of damage but should serve as a reminder to the public to use caution when throwing cigarettes away.

September 15, 2013

Was U.S. outfoxed on Syria?

Lawmakers assessing the chemical-weapons deal are divided over whether Obama loses leverage or gains credit by it.

September 15, 2013

Syrian official calls deal a victory for Assad regime

It's not clear whether the official's comments reflect Syrian President Bashar Assad's thinking on the chemical weapons surrender plan.

September 15, 2013

Double red flags for dozens of Maine bridges

The state says it's on top of inspections and repair needs of the its 39 bridges that are classed as both structurally deficient and 'fracture critical.'

September 15, 2013

Pennsylvania university wins 1st night game in 121 years

The first night football game was played at Mansfield University in 1892. It wasn't a big success.

September 16, 2013

Lebron James weds in San Diego

The Miami Heat star marries his high-school sweetheart Saturday in a highly secretive ceremony.

September 15, 2013

Death of Corinth man being investigated

Christopher Darner, 37, died in an incident that left another man with stab wounds.

September 15, 2013

Bystanders wounded in Manhattan police shooting

People ran for cover Saturday night as police officers opened fire on a man who was acting erratically and dodging cars.

September 15, 2013

More rain may hamper Colorado rescue efforts

An 80-year-old woman in Cedar Cove was missing and presumed dead after her home was washed away by the flooding Big Thompson River, officials said Sunday.

September 15, 2013

Japanese delegation in Maine to talk tidal power

The 11-member group is attending the Marine Energy International Symposium, which runs Monday through Wednesday at the University of Maine.

September 15, 2013

Body of young man pulled from Kennebec River

An autopsy is under way at the State Medical Examiner's Office, and State Police are checking missing-persons reports.

September 16, 2013

'Blue Mass' honors Maine's emergency responders Several photos included in this story

 Uniformed members of public safety agencies attended the Mass at the Cathedral for Immaculate Conception in Portland Sunday.

September 15, 2013

Man, five children die in Ohio mobile-home fire

Police are working to identify the victims, and the state Fire Marshal is sending a team to help determine the cause.

September 15, 2013

'Living wage' loses to Walmart's low prices

The decision by Washington's mayor brings focus to the fact that Walmart's customers are often as economically disadvantaged as those who scrape by on its hourly wages.

September 15, 2013

Bombings kill 48 in south and central Iraq

No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, which targeted commercial areas and parking lots in seven cities.

September 15, 2013

Kerry to Syria: 'Threat of force is real'

The U.S. secretary of state warns Syria of consequences if it does not carry out a plan to hand over its chemical weapons.

September 15, 2013

Trial approaches in alleged Vermont drug killing

Frank Caraballo of Holyoke, Mass., is accused of executing a woman who he thought had stolen drugs from him.

September 15, 2013

Maine biologists study endangered turtle species

Wildlife biologists in Maine are wrapping up the trapping portion of a two-year study to determine ways to better protect Blanding's turtles.

September 15, 2013

Maine police launch text-message tip line

The 'KVTip' service targets underage drinking and illegal sharing of alcohol and drugs.

September 15, 2013

Obama: Russia doesn't share U.S. 'values' in Syria

The president says that although views of the Assad regime differ, the two nations share a desire to prevent chaos and terrorism.

September 15, 2013

Portland-Montreal Pipe Line faces dual threat from Canada

Two pipeline proposals could reduce the need for overseas oil that moves through Maine.

September 15, 2013

Ten years later, Colby remembers a murder

 The bell at Lorimer Chapel will ring 10 times Monday for the 10 years that have passed since student Dawn Rossignol was killed.

September 15, 2013

Bay State woman a 'superstar teacher'

She produces weekly YouTube videos on her 'Bite Sci-zed' channel to explain phenomena.

September 15, 2013

Dispatches

Volunteers help clean up dumps / Veterans celebrate on Mount Katahdin

September 15, 2013

Autistic artist wins showing

 A Massachusetts man's drawing will be displayed in the Smithsonian.

September 15, 2013

Special Maine group considering guns for rangers

Forest rangers say they sometimes run into dangerous people and want some protection.

September 15, 2013

Nerve, virtue drive cyclist's commute to Portland Video clip included

 Once inclined to avoid biking in traffic, a reporter finds pluses in pedaling to work from South Portland.

September 15, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Time to tell ride service to take a hike

Since the company took over most of the MaineCare transportation program, the wheels have come off.

September 15, 2013

Photos: Shaker Hill Apple Festival in Alfred rolls around again



September 15, 2013

Washington Notebook: Sequester could slow shipbuilding

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus warns 'everything's on the table' unless Congress reverses spending cuts.

September 15, 2013

Fall forecast looking good



September 15, 2013

Young Maine rocket scientists filling void left by NASA cuts Several photos included in this story

 A team of current and former UMaine students shows the potential of an amateur space program.

September 15, 2013

Rival camps dig in on South Portland waterfront zoning

South Portland voters will be hearing all about the proposed rules that would hinder tar sands oil from passing through the city.

September 15, 2013

Roxanne Quimby's son offers new hope for national park plan Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Lucas St. Clair, a fisherman and hunter, is working to gain the trust of people in the Katahdin region and to overcome the hostility that his mother engendered.

September 16, 2013

Mainers can get help navigating Obamacare

Federally funded workers will fan out to explain options in the insurance marketplace being created by the Affordable Care Act.