News from September 8, 2013

September 9, 2013

Maine police seek public's help in catching robbery suspect

No one is injured in the robbery of a store Sunday afternoon in Glenburn.

September 8, 2013

A Red Sox sweep falls just short

The Yanks finally get good pitching and a few breaks after being clubbed into submission for 3 games.

September 8, 2013

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to step down

The largest civil rights group in the nation has grown during his five years as its leader.

September 8, 2013

A close call for Patriots in opener Several photos included in this story

Patriots' Vereen Shaking off a sloppy start, New England plays its best when it matters most, with Tom Brady engineering another comeback.

September 8, 2013

Trojans' Libby won't return this season

Andrew Libby, the Maine Sunday Telegram football player of the year, has an ACL injury, ending his high school career.

September 8, 2013

Maine promotes fetal alcohol disorder awareness

Maine's Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services says there is no safe time, amount or type of alcohol during pregnancy.

September 9, 2013

Family, friendship power Race for the Cure

 Relatives of a Bethel breast cancer survivor travel from six states for the Portland race. Companies also team up.

September 8, 2013

NASCAR investigating Bowyer spin at Richmond

An ESPN replay that included communication between Clint Bowyer and his team implied the spin was deliberate.

September 8, 2013

Maine lawmakers to review tax breaks, exemptions

A task force was created as part of the state budget and has been tasked with finding $40 million in savings within the state's tax breaks, exemptions and credits.

September 8, 2013

Maine hospitals get big payments, still squeezed

About $490 million in overdue Medicaid reimbursements won't make up for the millions in other revenue drains, officials say.

September 8, 2013

US: 'Common-sense test' holds Assad responsible

President Barack Obama's top aide says the administration lacks "irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence."

September 9, 2013

Wrestling retained as Olympic sport

To its champions, it’s timeless rather than passe, and other events – among them squash – can be deemed dispensible.

September 8, 2013

Sept. 11 responders in Pennsylvania, Virginia seek health benefits

Scott Quintana About 90 apply for aid from a fund, even though the risk from hazards is far less than in NYC.

September 8, 2013

Nyad's team responds to skeptics doubting her Cuba-to-Florida swim

On social media and the online Marathon Swimmers Forum, long-distance swimmers have been debating whether Diana Nyad got a boost from the boat that was accompanying her,

September 8, 2013

Doubts linger over Syria gas attack evidence

One week after Secretary of State John Kerry outlined the case against Assad, Americans – at least those without access to classified reports – haven't seen a shred of his proof.

September 8, 2013

LePage to attend regional energy meeting

The conference brings together the governors of the six New England states and the premiers of Canada's five eastern provinces.

September 8, 2013

Army unit to receive award at Brewer Armory

The award is the second-highest decoration given to Army units.

September 8, 2013

Motorcyclists take part in charity ride

More than 20,000 riders from around the state are gathering at the Augusta Civic Center at noon Sunday for the United Bikers of Maine's 32nd annual Toy Run.

September 9, 2013

Pingree unhurt as boat crash injures three

Her financier husband is treated and released as the harbor collision of a water taxi and pleasure boat is investigated.

September 8, 2013

After 53 years, farmer is still growing strong

 Louise Randall is 85 years old but still working on the land she loves in Connecticut.

September 8, 2013

West Bath spill exemplifies how quickly costs mount

20130820_LeakyTanks DEP officials say the circumstances that led to a $40,000 cleanup aren't unusual in Maine, where the housing stock has grown so old.

September 8, 2013

Trainer defies the odds to help boxer beat them

 Skeet Wyman's boxing career was cut short when he lost a hand, but he's still a fighter.

September 8, 2013

Legion commander seeks growth

Daniel Dellinger wants the American Legion to be relevant as he encourages outreach operations.

September 8, 2013

Massachusetts inmates have a transitional place to go

The Robbins Inn program provides stable housing for men and women who want to change their lives.

September 8, 2013

Washington Notebook: Vote on Syria strike laden with political jeopardy

 With constituents saying nay, a 'yes' vote could be risky for Rep. Michaud in a tight gubernatorial race.

September 8, 2013

Connecticut's lobstering ban aims to build fishery

The three-month closure is a compromise after scientists had advised a five-year ban.

September 8, 2013

LePage now disavows Common Core

Elsewhere in the U.S., Common Core standards have conservatives seeing a school takeover.

September 8, 2013

Maine boxer takes on the fight of his life Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 A light welterweight boxer from West Forks Plantation will fight his third professional bout – with his community's firm support.

September 8, 2013

Jail system study group missing a key voice

Somerset County, which is suing the state Board of Corrections, was left off a legislative panel.

September 8, 2013

State struggles to reduce threat of home heating oil spills Several photos included in this story

20130820_LeakyTanks Despite stricter rules and better technology, factors hinder progress in Maine, which sees hundreds of leaks every year.

September 8, 2013

What are these animals telling us?

Because they are sensitive to change, so-called ‘sentinel species’ can reveal a lot about the ripple effects of pollutants in our environment. And that, scientists say, serves as a warning about our own fragile future.

September 8, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Sally Struthers case no meathead justice

Nothing about this case suggests the actress was treated any differently from any other subject of an OUI arrest.

September 8, 2013

Dispatches

Cash assistance cases declining, LePage says / Six-clawed lobster donated to aquarium / Seven-day ride celebrates cycling

September 8, 2013

Portland residents oppose plaza sale, poll finds

Commissioned by foes of selling Congress Square Plaza, the survey says 49 percent are against the proposal.

September 8, 2013

Syria looms over already busy agenda in Congress

Lawmakers return Monday, the president addresses the nation Tuesday, and an initial Senate vote is likely Wednesday – Sept. 11.

September 8, 2013

A Maine fisherman's life lived large ends in a sea of questions Several photos included in this story Video clip included

A friend who was with him on his last night talks about Billy McIntire's ill-fated swim, and the 'toughest decision of my life.'