News from December 19, 2012

December 20, 2012

Ex-prosecutor Cameron to make Maine court appearance Jan. 10

The former state prosecutor convicted on child pornography is scheduled to appear two months after authorities said he cut off his monitoring bracelet and fled his central Maine home.

December 20, 2012

2 men guilty, third doesn't show in Kennebunk prostitution case

Many others had pleaded not guilty in advance as 18 of the 64 suspects named so far answer a summons.

December 20, 2012

Windsor woman hurt in Route 17 collision with van

Police say driver pulled in front of a van on Route 17.

December 19, 2012

Navy names new commander for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Capt. William Green will succeed the current commander, Capt. L. Bryant Fuller, this summer.

December 19, 2012

Maine woman pleads guilty to bank theft

The former TD Bank branch employee faces up to 30 years in prison for embezzling more than $14,500.

December 19, 2012

Obama to send Congress gun proposals in January

"The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing," the president says.

December 19, 2012

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

House Speaker John Boehner is planning a House vote on the proposal on Thursday, hoping it will raise pressure on President Obama to make concessions.

December 20, 2012

Charlie's buys Bob Barrows Chevrolet in Winthrop

WINTHROP — Already the capitol region’s top-selling car business, Charlie’s Dealership Group is now driving farther west with the purchase of Bob Barrows Chevrolet on U.S. Route 202.

December 20, 2012

Ethics panel fines pro-gay-marriage group

L PAC donated $40,000 to Mainers United for Marriage, the lead group in support of the ballot question.

December 19, 2012

Robert Bork, famed Supreme Court nominee, has died

Bork, whose role in Watergate and whose failed 1980s nomination to the Supreme Court made him a right-wing hero, was 85.

December 19, 2012

State buys easement in eastern Maine

The easement in the Grand Lake Stream region guarantees public access on lands popular for hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.

December 19, 2012

U.S. housing starts slowed by Superstorm Sandy

The Commerce Department says that builders began construction of homes at a rate that was 3 percent less than October's annual rate of 888,000, the fastest since July 2008.

December 19, 2012

President Obama is Time's 'Person of the Year'

The short list for the honor included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls' education, as well as Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.

December 19, 2012

Waterville police log, Dec. 18 and 19

Burglary, criminal mischief, fight

December 19, 2012

Snow, ice cause power outages in Maine

Bangor Hydro was reporting more than a thousand outages as of 7 a.m. today.

December 19, 2012

Maine boy recovering after attack by family dog

The grandmother of the 18-month-old boy says he is not expected to have any permanent injuries.

December 19, 2012

NH town seeking to repeal Town Hall gun ban

Salem's human resources director says the ban violates a state law that allows people to carry firearms in public places.

December 20, 2012

Search suspended for missing vessel with Maine crew Video clip included

The 45-foot scalloper, captained by Wally Gray of Deer Isle, was reported missing Monday. Its last known location was about 15 miles north of Provincetown.

December 19, 2012

4 State Department officials resign after Benghazi report

The resignations came as lawmakers expressed anger and frustration over the findings of an independent review panel.

December 19, 2012

LePage to talk business at Bangor chamber

The governor says he has a plan to reduce the cost to live and do business, reduce energy costs and better prepare students for the global economy.

December 19, 2012

Maine to unveil Acadian license plate design

The commemorative plates are the first produced by the state since the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976.

December 19, 2012

3 more polio workers shot in Pakistan; 8 dead in 48 hours

Government officials are surprised by the attacks in areas far from the Taliban's strongholds, and the United Nations has pulled all staff involved in the immunization campaign off the streets.

December 19, 2012

Agonizing wait for family

Ayla Reynolds’ mother and maternal grandparents waited in the Portland area Sunday for any news about the girl.

December 19, 2012

Manhunt in 2nd day for escapees from high-rise jail Several photos included in this story

The former cellmates apparently broke a cell window, pulled out the bars then descended almost 20 stories to escape a downtown Chicago correctional center.

December 19, 2012

The Newtown tragedy: Young survivors resilient, experts say

 Most of the children who witnessed Friday's violence aren't expected to bear long-term emotional scars.