July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

LePage, lawmakers continue the fight over disputed laws

AUGUSTA In a second round of written arguments in the ongoing veto dispute, Gov. Paul LePage and the presiding officers of the Maine House and Senate clashed on two fundamental questions. More...

Orphanage founder returns to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. citizen who founded a Haiti orphanage for boys has returned to the Caribbean country after a U.S. More...

Hayride defendants expected in court

AUBURN (AP) — Two of three defendants charged in a fatal Maine haunted hayride crash have secured lawyers to represent them at their first court appearance. More...

Woman injured when SUV rolls over her

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Authorities say a woman sustained lifethreatening injuries after her SUV backed over her at Acadia National Park. More...

Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping in the death of his girlfriend. Zackery Mailloux of Bangor originally pleaded not guilty but he changed his plea during a court hearing Monday. More...

More than $100K missing in Anson

ANSON (AP) — Town officials in Anson are seeking ways to recover more than $400,000 in missing money. More...

Joe Baldacci running for Poliquin House seat

BANGOR City Councilor Joe Baldacci, brother of former Gov. John Baldacci, is making a run for Congress. More...

Group launches campaign to strengthen Clean Election law

AUGUSTA A non-partisan group launched a campaign Tuesday to sway voters to say “yes” to a November ballot issue they say will level the playing field between publicly and privately financed candidates. More...

Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old girl

SANTA CRUZ, California Prosecutors charged a 15- year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-yearold girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. More...

Search goes on for boys lost at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Families hope for a miracle as rescue crews head into a seventh day of searches today for two teens missing at sea. More...

Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test results

DETROIT (AP) — Ford’s aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests. The four-door Super Crew version of the 2015 F-150 got top ratings in all five crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More...

Tesla offers incentive in referral program

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first incentive, $1,000 to new-car buyers who are referred by current Tesla owners. More...

New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel During last summer’s Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip. More...

Wildlife activist concern over oil on Uganda-Congo border

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists are urging Uganda’s government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda’s border with Congo. More...

 

Obituaries

Jean F. Riser - 2015-07-30
Leslie K. Becker - 2015-07-29
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-29
Jennie M. Belanger - 2015-07-27
Linda M. Rollins - 2015-07-27

Sports

Rioux replaces legend Renaud as Mt. Ararat boys soccer coach

TOPSHAM When Rick Renaud decided to retire from teaching, Jack Rioux stepped in to take his place as a physical education teacher at Mt. Ararat Middle School. More...

Red Sox fall behind early in 9-2 loss to White Sox

Porcello hit hard as struggles continue

BOSTON Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night. More...

‘Deflategate!’ Do we really care anymore?

BRUNSWICK So it finally has happened. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell took 35 days to come up with what most in New England had predicted. The four-game suspension to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been upheld. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: A trusted and beloved family member who takes care of my cats — and therefore has a key to my house — has been stealing things like cleaning supplies, knickknacks, family pictures, etc. Most of them have little monetary value. More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Thursday, July 30, the 204th day of 2015. There are 161 days left in the year. More...

Universal Sudoku Puzzle

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FOOTBALL CAMP

MT. ARARAT High School football players Isaac Perry (71) and Leon Perrault get some water during the Eagles’ annual football camp in Topsham on Wednesday. More...

A stroll through Simpson’s Wild Animal Park

BRUNSWICK For generations, families enjoyed strolling the walkways of Simpson’s Wild Animal Park, seeing animals that were a rare spectacle for Maine and watching black bears scurry up a pole during one of their many shows. More...

Special town meeting in Richmond Aug. 19

Residents to decide on ambulance service

RICHMOND Richmond voters will be headed to a special town meeting on Aug. More...

GOP wants seat at LePage veto debate

AUGUSTA (AP) — Republicans in Maine’s House of Representatives say they want their voices to be heard when the state supreme court meets to hear arguments over whether 65 bills became law without Gov. Paul LePage’s signature. More...

Man pleads not guilty in studio murder

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine man who was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a recording studio has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. More...

Sea urchin card up for vote today

AUGUSTA (AP) — A key Maine panel is scheduled to vote this week on a plan to track the state’s sea urchin fishery with swipe cards. The urchins are valuable because of their roe, which is used in sushi. More...

Defendants want death suit dismissed

BANGOR (AP) — The defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a Bangor man who died several days after police subdued him with a stun gun have asked a judge to dismiss the suit. More...

Vacationing singer Amanda Palmer starts online debate over Boothbay Harbor sign, Confederate flags

BOOTHBAY HARBOR Amanda Palmer, the rock singer who made headlines after being hospitalized in Maine with Lyme disease and having to cancel upcoming concerts because of it, also whipped up a debate over Confederate flags and gun control while she was More...

Pair who prostituted 13-year-old plead guilty to federal charges

PORTLAND An Auburn man and a Lewiston woman arrested New Year’s Eve in Bangor and charged with prostituting a 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. More...

Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge

CINCINNATI This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials. More...

Man loses 2 fingers in musket misfire.

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands. It happened Wednesday night in the driveway of the 39-year-old man’s home in Willimantic. More...

Officials attend church service for Baby Doe

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials have attended a memorial Mass near the Statehouse for a young girl whose body was found in a trash bag last month. More...

Ex-beau gets prison in slaying of teen

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for killing a high school student days before she was to be named prom queen. More...

Hearing set in inmate’s quest for freedom

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox. More...

Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick

YOKOHAMA, Japan Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. More...

Portuguese government rests on its laurels ahead of election

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s center right coalition government hopes its record overseeing the country’s recovery from the brink of bankruptcy will be enough to get it re-elected. More...

Community

Man charged with abusing child

WESTPORT ISLAND — The Little Elm Police Department in Texas arrested Stacy Parker, 37, for unlawful sexual contact of a 7-year-old child on Westport Island on July 1. More...

Aquaculture meeting in Bath Aug. 12

BATH — Aquaculture growers are encouraged to attend a local meeting hosted by the USDA, Farm Service Agency to discuss important program changes made by the 2014 Farm Bill. More...

TIGHT SPOT

A BOAT being towed Wednesday along U.S. Route 1 northbound became wedged in the overpass spanning the Topsham exit. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

THU/30 MISCELLANEOUS POPHAM ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION, 5-7p.m., Popham Chapel house, 971 Popham Rd., Phippsburg. Paintings, photographs, woodcuts and crafts. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. 671- 7237. More...

Opinion

LETTERS

AG Accusations troubling Who keeps Maine’s Attorney General honest? Nobody! In 2006, accusations of crimes by the AG’s prosecutors were publicly aired. More...

War, Peace, and America’s Nuclear Legacy

GUEST COLUMN

Much is being made over Iran’s capability in obtaining a nuclear weapon. How tiresomely uninstructive is our recollection of similar regional posturing by Saddam’s Iraq? How maddening hopeless to go that route again. More...

The War Against Planned Parenthood

GUEST COLUMN

Whenever the Republicans target Planned Parenthood, I always remember what Jon Kyl said in the spring of 2011. More...

Living

Jackalope Tattoo

Minneapolis ink shop boasts all-female staff

MINNEAPOLIS W hen many people think of getting a tattoo, they likely expect to go to a shop run by men. That’s not surprising, because male tattoo artists in the United States vastly outnumber their female counterparts. More...

Grandfather, grandson in right place at the right time

ROSEBURG, ORE. Near the top of the Callahan mountain range west of Roseburg, while standing next to a mountain climber who had life-threatening injuries, Harold Hall had a crucial decision to make. More...

Reality TV show unveils life as a trainer of animal actors

LOS ANGELES For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. Now, he's making it real. The trainer teaches rescue dogs to beg, bark and bow or sit, stand and shake for movies, TV and the Broadway stage. More...