News from December 1, 2012

December 1, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Dec. 1, 2012

IN ANSON, Saturday at 7:44 a.m., a structure fire was extinguished on Town Farm Road.

December 1, 2012

Donations pour in to help Waterville animal shelter

WATERVILLE -- Donations of hundreds of bags of dog food and more than $10,000 have rolled into the Humane Society Waterville Area since the shelter announced that it had run out of dog food.

December 1, 2012

State mystified by presence of wild boar that killed pig in Mercer

MERCER -- State wildlife officials want to know how a Eurasian wild boar with long, thick hair and 2-inch tusks ended up in Somerset County recently.

December 1, 2012

Hathaway renovations revive discussion of downtown Waterville roundabout, two-way streets

WATERVILLE -- A second wave of renovations could be coming to the Hathaway Creative Center, and the news has spurred renewed discussion about downtown traffic patterns -- whether to build a roundabout at the intersection of Spring and Front streets and create two-way traffic on Front and Main streets.

December 1, 2012

Video camera surveillance panning out for Skowhegan police

SKOWHEGAN -- A video screen at the police station shows images of three people walking along Water Street in downtown Skowhegan shortly after midnight in late November.

December 1, 2012

Weather cooperates with Farmington's Chester Greenwood Day on Saturday Several photos included in this story

FARMINGTON -- At 16 degrees, with a hint of snow in the air, it was a good day for earmuffs.

December 1, 2012

Maine GOP taps Cebra as new boss

AUGUSTA (AP) -- Richard Cebra, who has served four terms as a state representative, was elected Saturday to lead Maine Republicans as the party sought to move on from recent setbacks and set the stage for the 2014 election.

December 1, 2012

James Cameron's life one of privacy, precision and a terrible secret

Sometime in the dark hours of Nov. 14 or 15, James Cameron cut off the electronic monitoring bracelet that had tracked his whereabouts for 14 months.

December 1, 2012

Early education, natural gas and caring for the mentally ill focus of area legislators Several photos included in this story

AUGUSTA -- Better managing the placement of mentally ill criminals in the city, making sure natural gas is offered in the area and ensuring that early childhood programs get the money they need are all issues local lawmakers plan to tackle during the upcoming legislative session.

December 1, 2012

Democrats' victory returns former House clerk to post

AUGUSTA -- Two years ago, House Clerk Millie MacFarland stood in the well of the House and swore-in Heather Priest to serve as her replacement.

December 1, 2012

Monmouth tree farm builds holiday traditions for families, owner Video clip included

MONMOUTH -- The tree was just right, by Alivia Caron's estimation. Not too fat but not too thin, either, and just full enough to carry all the decorations that 10-year-old Alivia could hardly wait to hang. Indeed, the only thing the tree was missing was a display of gifts underneath.

December 1, 2012

Lewiston woman dies after taking cocaine

Her boyfriend is facing drug charges.

December 1, 2012

Lewiston man killed in car rollover

Speed was a factor and alcohol is suspected, police say.

December 1, 2012

West Point chapel hosts its first same-sex wedding

A senior Army chaplain performs the ceremony for a West Point graduate and her longtime partner.

December 2, 2012

NFL murder-suicide stuns UMaine community Several photos included in this story

Jovan Belcher, who is remembered in Maine as a leader, kills his girlfriend and himself in Kansas City.

December 1, 2012

N.J. train derailment displaces 106

Hazardous gas from the tanker cars sickens dozens.

December 3, 2012

Cebra to chair Maine Republicans

The state party avoids a potentially divisive fight after Beth O'Connor of Berwick drops her bid.

December 1, 2012

Augusta firefighters return for second fire at Spring Road home in Augusta Video clip included

Second fire in less than a day called suspicious.

December 1, 2012

Second person dies in Miami bus crash

All 32 people on board are injured, an official says.

December 1, 2012

'Libby' Mitchell receives law school award

She is s the first woman in the country to be elected at the state level as both speaker of the House and Senate president.

December 1, 2012

Maine air guard wing changing command

The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bangor.

December 1, 2012

City man charged with Augusta Walmart pharmacy robbery Video clip included

Police believe 33-year-old Jason Truman is responsible for Monday's robbery inside the Augusta Walmart.

December 1, 2012

JLo tones down concert in Indonesia

Jennifer Lopez dresses modestly and forgoes her 'making love' dance moves.

December 1, 2012

Tens of thousands rally for Morsi in Egypt

The rally, organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, is seen as a test of strength for Islamists seeking to counteract large opposition protests.

December 1, 2012

Man kills two, self in Wyoming

He killed his father, a community college instructor, with a bow and arrow before stabbing himself in front of a group of students, police say.

December 1, 2012

Mexico inaugurates new president

In announcing his Cabinet, Enrique Pena Nieto turns to the old guard as well as new technocrats.

December 1, 2012

N. Korea plans to launch long-range rocket

The launch, set for Dec. 10-22, is likely to heighten already strained tensions with Washington and Seoul.