News from December 26, 2012

December 26, 2012

Clinton couple charged in case of seriously abused Skowhegan poodle

SKOWHEGAN -- Police have charged a former Skowhegan couple with animal cruelty in connection with the abuse and neglect of a small dog in November.

December 26, 2012

J.S. McCarthy Printers named business of the year by Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

AUGUSTA -- If you've voted in Maine, visited a supermarket or looked at a college brochure, then you've likely seen the work of J.S. McCarthy Printers.

December 26, 2012

Winthrop redemption center displaced by car dealership sale

WINTHROP -- The recent sale of Bob Barrows Chevrolet on U.S. Route 202 to Charlie's auto dealerships is displacing the largest and longest-operating bottle and can redemption center in town.

December 27, 2012

Maine case against alleged child rapist postponed a second time

AUGUSTA -- The court case of a Sidney man accused of raping a 4-year-old he was baby-sitting has been delayed for a second time.

December 26, 2012

Skowhegan bank robber will be apprehended, police chief vows

SKOWHEGAN -- The police chief said Wednesday he is certain detectives will find the man who robbed a Madison Avenue bank two weeks ago.

December 26, 2012

Burglars strike Waterville self-storage units, latest in a series of break-ins

WATERVILLE -- Police are investigating another burglary from a self-storage company after nine units on Aviation Way were broken into recently.

December 26, 2012

Morning Sentinel area police log, Dec. 26, 2012

IN ANSON, Tuesday at 1:09 p.m., a report of an assault was investigated on Center Street.

December 26, 2012

Sandy River footbridge talks get new life in Farmington

FARMINGTON -- Efforts to build a pedestrian bridge over the Sandy River that would connect the Jay-Farmington Rail Trail to downtown may be renewed.

December 26, 2012

BACKYARD NATURALIST: Fire in the sky

Around midnight a couple of weeks ago, a fireball slipped like a flare down over my firs in Troy. It was as bright as Venus and left a faint bushy trail for two or three seconds.

December 26, 2012

Fairfield police chief on paid leave for 'personal reasons'

FAIRFIELD -- Police Chief John Emery is on leave as of Wednesday morning for personal reasons, according to Town Manager Josh Reny.

December 27, 2012

No deal in sight as 'fiscal cliff' nears

John Boehner No negotiations have been set, and Republican leader John Boehner said only God knows how Republicans and Democrats will reach a deal.

December 26, 2012

US Airways waiving fee for flight changes due to storm

Travelers scheduled to fly to or from airports in Maine, New Hampshire, and other storm-afflicted states will be able to reschedule without paying the usual $150 fee.

December 26, 2012

Somerset County police log, arrests

Wednesday's police blotter

December 27, 2012

Powerful storm bears down on Maine Video clip included

Leaving a trail of havoc in its wake, a 'small T-rex' of a winter storm could leave more than a foot of snow in some Maine locations.

December 27, 2012

Deadly storm slams Northeast, stymies travelers Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Thousands of travelers were trying to make it home Thursday after the fierce storm stranded them at airports or relatives' homes around the region.

December 26, 2012

GOP willing to bend on issues after election

Seven weeks after an electoral drubbing, some party leaders are showing a willingness to make changes on taxes, immigration reform and gun control.

December 26, 2012

Sen.-elect Warren of Mass. forms PAC

Warren, who takes office next month, raised tens of millions of dollars in her successful effort to unseat Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

December 26, 2012

Colby College sets opening date for museum's new pavilion

The Waterville college says the July 13, 2013, opening of the 26,000-square-foot Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion will make the Colby College Museum of Art the largest art museum in Maine.

December 26, 2012

Maine judge denies new trial for Sabattus killer

Daniel Roberts was convicted of the August 2005 shooting of 29-year-old Melissa Mendoza after a custody dispute over the couple's then 2-year-old daughter.