News from September 2, 2013

September 3, 2013

Obama looks for support on Syria

The president wins backing from John McCain for an attack, but much skepticism persists.

September 2, 2013

Time Warner reaches deal with CBS

The agreement puts programming back on the air in major markets just in time for NFL season.

September 2, 2013

Car crashes into train in Ellsworth

No one is hurt, police say, but the vehicle is totaled.

September 2, 2013

Fire destroys Kennebunk home, injuring firefighter

Officials say a clothes dryer malfunctioned at the two-story home on Alfred Road.

September 2, 2013

'Duck Dynasty' star Justin Martin coming to Maine

"Duck Dynasty" is in its fourth season and has broken viewership records on A&E.

September 2, 2013

Verizon buying out Vodafone's stake for $130 billion

The second-largest acquisition deal on record isn't expected to have much of an effect on Verizon consumers or its operations.

September 2, 2013

Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

The box office saw a 10.2 percent increase over last summer.

September 2, 2013

US probes Nissan Pathfinder fluid leak

No injuries have been reported. The probe covers an estimated 110,000 cars.

September 2, 2013

Boxer Tommy Morrison dies at 44 Several photos included in this story

In 1993, Morrison beat George Foreman to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title.

September 2, 2013

Sea Dogs final game rained out

Portland finishes with a 68-73 record.

September 2, 2013

Patriots re-sign CB Marquice Cole

Cole was re-signed just one day after he was released by the team.

September 2, 2013

Fugitive guest may hold key to ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ Several photos included in this story

A scholar believes that a slave Stowe harbored in her Maine home inspired the landmark novel.

September 2, 2013

Maine workers celebrated at annual Labor Day breakfast

The Southern Maine Labor Council's annual Labor Day breakfast included a celebration of the new Maine Lobstermen's Union.

September 2, 2013

Enrollment at Maine universities projected at 31K

Classes begin Tuesday at the state's seven universities and two of the community colleges.

September 2, 2013

NH DOT to discuss repairs to bridge connecting Conway to Fryeburg

The 106-foot-long, two-lane bridge that runs over the Conway Lake outlet on U.S. Route 302 is on the state's "redlist."

September 2, 2013

Camden woman killed in Route 1 crash in Belfast

Jayashree Kalmath's vehicle was struck by a private charter bus.

September 2, 2013

Prediction: Heavy traffic and reading material

Miles the Moose and turnpike staff plan to hand out thousands of copies of a promotional edition of the Farmers' Almanac at the York Toll Plaza.

September 2, 2013

Kiko weakens to tropical depression in Pacific

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Kiko is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low later in the day.

September 2, 2013

Crews make overnight gains on Yosemite wildfire Video clip included

Although the fire still is growing, it was 45 percent contained as of Sunday with full containment not expected until Sept. 20.

September 2, 2013

Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage Video clip included

In her fifth try, Nyad reaches the Florida shore about 53 hours after leaving Havana.

September 2, 2013

Parishioners celebrate life of minister killed in crash

The Rev. Joel McLain and his wife died from their injuries in a traffic accident Saturday night.

September 2, 2013

Slot-revenue decline hits harness racing

More challenges include fewer spectators, a weak economy and unregulated online gambling.

September 2, 2013

Spat over community garden grows

Opponents are camping on the site to protest the Legion's plans to clear it for a parking lot.

September 2, 2013

Saco would buy church, raze it for parking spots

 The council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal to pay about $399,000 for the shuttered Catholic property.

September 2, 2013

Lead poisoning killing loons, necropsies show Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 A Bay State animal medical examiner is the main voice behind a Maine law banning lead fishing sinkers and jigs.

September 2, 2013

How was our fleeting Maine summer?

 Once we got past the rain, pollen and mosquitoes, it was perfect for stand-up paddle boarding.

September 2, 2013

Dispatches

Panel to study jail, address funding / Open Lighthouse Day Sept. 14 / Camp Sunshine gets four-star rating / Lewiston man sentenced in fatal stabbing / Maine motorist involved in wrong-way crash

September 2, 2013

Maine delegation not ready to back attack on Syria Video clip included

 Sens. Collins and King and Rep. Michaud are each undecided about backing a strike at Syria in retaliation for nerve-gas use, while Rep. Pingree leans toward opposing military action.

September 2, 2013

Leaders skeptical of strike on Syria Video clip included

John Kerry Lawmakers from both parties say an attack would not be a deterrent and would only draw the U.S. into Syria's civil war.

September 3, 2013

High demand for temp jobs in Maine has mixed meaning

 Businesses are hiring workers because they are hopeful but not confident about the economy, experts say.

September 3, 2013

Polar bear attack victim's thought: 'Dude, you're going to die' Video clip included

Matt Dyer of Turner recalls the terrifying moments in July when a polar bear carried him away in its jaws.