News from February 23, 2013

February 23, 2013

Waterville District Court, Jan. 7-11, 2013

WATERVILLE — The following cases, listed alphabetically A-H, were closed from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11, 2013, in Waterville District Court.

February 23, 2013

Roads the focus of Cornville town meeting March 2

CORNVILLE — Road maintenance and paving projects for the coming year will be among the major topics of discussion Saturday at the annual Town Meeting.

February 23, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Feb. 23, 2013

IN ANSON, Friday at 7:12 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Starks Road.

February 23, 2013

Augusta man takes guilty plea in 2012 Wayne drunken driving case

AUGUSTA — Brian J. Arbour, 36, of Augusta, pleaded guilty Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court to operating under the influence June 17, 2012, in Wayne.

February 23, 2013

Vatican blasts 'false' pre-conclave reporting

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican lashed out Saturday at the media for what it said has been a run of defamatory and false reports before the conclave to elect Pope Benedict XVI's successor, saying they were an attempt to influence the election.

February 25, 2013

Former MaineGeneral boss wins Mid-Maine chamber's 2012 Distinguished Community Service Award

Scott Bullock remembers having many sleepless nights in 2004 when discussions about a proposal to build a regional hospital in Augusta became most contentious.

February 26, 2013

Towns bemoan, then dismiss, proposed state revenue sharing suspension

At the same time they express vocal opposition to Gov. Paul LePage's proposed elimination of state revenue sharing, many municipalities are preparing budgets that assume the dramatic cuts won't happen.

February 23, 2013

Poliquin tips hand at potential run against Collins in 2014

WASHINGTON -- Former Maine state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin may have inadvertently helped fuel speculation last week about whether he will challenge Sen. Susan Collins in the 2014 Republican primary.

February 23, 2013

'Living history' comes to Augusta armory's outdoors show

AUGUSTA -- Gomer sizes up the throw and nudges the boy in a few inches. He takes a tomahawk and hands it to the lad, who takes it, lifts it over his shoulder past his ear, and uncoils the throw, launching the small ax to the waiting pine slab. It sticks.

February 24, 2013

Bill would prevent murderers from voting

AUGUSTA -- Rep. Gary Knight thinks convicted murderers should not be allowed to vote while they are in prison, so he's sponsoring a measure to change the Maine Constitution.

February 23, 2013

GOP legislators attach Farmington hospital's woes to budget fight over MaineCare

AUGUSTA -- As lawmakers finished the job of closing a $153 million state budget gap last week, partisan tensions deepened over a key piece of the next two-year budget: Gov. Paul LePage's plan for paying hospital debt with money from a new state liquor contract.

February 23, 2013

State House calendar, week of Feb. 24, 2013

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

February 24, 2013

Airborne car hits fence at Daytona; at least 33 hurt Video clip included

Coming upon a 13-car crash, Kyle Larson’s NASCAR vehicle sails into the grandstand – and debris flies. No deaths are reported.

February 23, 2013

Comprehensive plan discussion set for Monday in Waterville

WATERVILLE -- Housing, recreation and historic and cultural resources will be topics for discussions Monday when city officials and residents meet to talk about updating the comprehensive plan.

February 23, 2013

Women's self-defense course set in Waterville

WATERVILLE -- A self-defense course for women will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 and 10 at the Fire Department.

February 24, 2013

Western Class B girls' basketball: Lake Region makes it two straight Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The Lakers hold York scoreless for about 9 1/2 minutes in the first half and cruise to a 50-24 win.

February 23, 2013

Court: Yankees the only 'Evil Empire' in baseball

The Yanks win a court battle with Evil Enterprises, which has been trying since 2008 to trademark the phrase "Baseballs Evil Empire" by selling T-shirts and hats that mash up familiar Yankees iconography with pitchforks and devil's tails.

February 23, 2013

Mideast future topic of annual Camden conference

Experts focusing on the key countries of the Middle East will provide historical analysis with current insights, giving participants a deeper understanding of the elements that will influence the future.

February 23, 2013

Dozens of unwanted guns turned in to local police departments

A donation program helps reluctant owners get rid of firearms and ammunition while raising funds for Special Olympics.

February 23, 2013

Waterville area; Somerset and Franklin county logs, Feb. 22 and 23

Vehicle accidents, thefts, threatening

February 23, 2013

Earnhardt tops final practice for Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned the fast lap by averaging 198.592 mph around the 2½ -mile superspeedway.

February 23, 2013

Snowmobiler injured in remote Somerset County on Friday, flown to Lewiston hospital

A snowmobiler injured Friday night in remote northwest Somerset County was driven seven miles by snowmobile rescue sled before being flown to a Lewiston hospital, according to Bill Jarvis, fire chief of Jackman-Moose River Fire Department.

February 24, 2013

Francona relishing return with Indians

After taking a year off, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona is excited about being with the Indians.

February 23, 2013

UMaine scientist featured in National Geographic

Rhian Waller is an assistant research professor in the School of Marine Sciences.

February 23, 2013

Vermont biomass builder does project at Colby

The $11 million project is expected to save the college $1 million a year, replace 90 percent its heating oil and help Colby to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2015.

February 23, 2013

Claws suffer fourth straight loss

The Claws are beaten late Friday night by the Bakersfield Jam, 119-111.