News from February 10, 2013

February 11, 2013

Police offer $1 million for fugitive ex-cop, receive 700 tips Several photos included in this story

Meanwhile, prosecutors charge Chris Dorner with the murder of a police officer and attempted murder of two others.

February 10, 2013

Gardiner fills vacant council, board seats; ponders possible state money hit

GARDINER — City councilors recently named a former school board member to a vacant council seat, appointed committee positions and discussed the potential impact of Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget.

February 10, 2013

Randolph man pleads guilty to reckless conduct in 2011 shooting outside Augusta bar

AUGUSTA — A Randolph man has pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, the result of an altercation that ended in a man getting shot in the leg outside the Bridge Street Tavern 22 months ago.

February 10, 2013

Kennebec County pilot program puts first-time OUI offenders into diversion, treatment

The new district attorney has changed the iron-clad, no-deal policy for drunken driving charges in Kennebec County that's been in place since 1976.

February 10, 2013

LePage, as mayor, decried budget shift LePage, as governor, calls necessary

Many continue to lament Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to cut more than $400 million from revenue sharing to municipalities in his budget for the next two budget years.

February 10, 2013

Band endowment strikes sour note between Fairfield Town Council, school officials Several photos included in this story

FAIRFIELD -- Sixty years ago, William Crawford created a fund in his will to ensure that the town's high school band would have added financial support, forever.

February 10, 2013

Skowhegan District Court, Dec. 17-21, 2012

SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases, listed alphabetically R-Z, were closed from Dec. 17-21, 2012 in Skowhegan District Court.

February 10, 2013

Augusta District Court, Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2013

AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013, in Augusta District Court:

February 10, 2013

Chamber director seeks business sponsors for Skowhegan Opera House

SKOWHEGAN -- A local chamber of commerce official has a plan to revive the town's opera house where nationally known artists once performed.

February 10, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Feb. 10, 2013

IN FAIRFIELD, Saturday at 9:39 a.m., police responded to a report of a snowmobile problem on Main Street.

February 10, 2013

MOFGA casts wide net to find new head for new era

UNITY -- Officials at the country's largest organic farming association are hoping more applicants will seek its top post.

February 11, 2013

A caring card on injured dog's fate lights the life of Waterville man

Gary Prentiss has a hard time expressing himself, and when people discount him right off the bat, it gets harder. His words get mixed up and they don't come out right.

February 15, 2013

State House calendar, week of Feb. 10, 2013

State and Local Government Committee; public hearing; room 214; Cross Building

February 10, 2013

New England slowly returns to normal in wake of winter storm Nemo

NEWPORT, R.I. — Travel eased and life slowly returned to normal for most New Englanders after a massive blizzard, but many remained without power in cold and darkened homes and a forecast of rain brought a new worry: Weight piling up dangerously on roofs already burdened by heavy snow.

February 10, 2013

INTERACTIVE MAP: Regional snowfall totals



February 11, 2013

Major League Notebook: Indians taking a chance on Matsuzaka

The former Red Sox pitcher will have a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's rotation if he passes a physical.

February 10, 2013

Produce-for-seniors program gears up

Eligible Maine seniors can get free fruit, vegetables and herbs from local farmers through the state's Senior FarmShare program.

February 10, 2013

Mail delivery to resume Monday in New England

A Postal Service official says mail will be delivered wherever it's safe to do so as some roads, especially in rural areas, may not be passable.

February 11, 2013

For veterans, Pineland Farms land of free ski

 The family day is designed to publicize an outdoor training program geared to veterans.

February 11, 2013

Paterno family describes 'rush to injustice'

Joe Paterno, Susan Paterno The family disputes a report that the late coach hid sex-abuse allegations against his assistant, Jerry Sandusky.

February 10, 2013

Weekend police logs, arrests

Waterville, Winslow and Somerset County

February 10, 2013

Maine warden's funeral date moved to Monday

The events were rescheduled because his family wanted to make sure everyone who wanted to attend could travel safely.

February 10, 2013

Early morning chimney fire in Augusta

AUGUSTA — No one was injured in a chimney fire early today at 8 Davenport St.

February 10, 2013

King: Check on president 'is healthy'

Angus King Sen. Angus King reiterates his position on a review process before drone strikes on U.S. citizens.

February 10, 2013

Snow-delayed toboggan races under way

The National Toboggan Championships raise money for the town-owned Camden Snow Bowl ski area.

February 10, 2013

Many sales of firearms in Maine fall under the radar

 Private gun transactions require no background checks and little paperwork, and they are almost impossible to trace.

February 10, 2013

State police chief: Israel impressive

Col. Robert Williams praises the sharing of intelligence, the swift response to terrorist acts and the sense of mission.