News from February 24, 2013

February 24, 2013

Maine faces $5 million in federal education cuts under sequester threat

WASHINGTON — Maine stands to lose more than $5 million in education funding as well as millions more for environmental programs, defense programs and services for the elderly under federal budget cuts set to start this week, according to the White House.

February 24, 2013

Oscar fashion: Armani, Dior Haute Couture, Oscar de la Renta, Louis Vitton ... Several photos included in this story

Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis chose Armani.

February 24, 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 24, 2013

Legislators make hay over Dem, GOP dual appearance on TV

Democratic and Republican leaders in the Maine House of Representatives made an interesting dual appearance on WCSH 6 on Friday, and each took some heat from the other side afterward.

February 25, 2013

'Argo' wins best picture on scattered Oscar night Several photos included in this story

Ben Affleck famously (and strangely) wasn't included in the best-director category for his thrilling rescue film, but he still ends up with the industry's biggest prize.

February 24, 2013

Augusta District Court, Feb. 14-20, 2013

AUGUSTA — The following is a list of cases closed Feb. 14-20, 2013, in Augusta District Court:

March 6, 2013

A Kennebec Journal investigation: Looking down the barrel of a gun, part 2 of 2 Several photos included in this story

Winthrop town attorney denies knowledge of a police sting involving his son. Was it ‘vigilante justice’ or good police work?

February 24, 2013

Public works garage addition, ordinance changes before Norridgewock voters March 4

NORRIDGEWOCK — Voters will consider an addition to the public works garage and three changes to the town ordinance among other issues at the annual Town Meeting on Monday, March 4.

February 24, 2013

Colby thanks Waterville for 200 years with Wednesday events

WATERVILLE — Colby College President William D. Adams often notes that Waterville has played a significant role in the college’s 200-year history.

February 25, 2013

Somerset jail inmates raising pigs

The program will provide meat for the jail inmates while also offering them some vocational training.

February 24, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Feb. 24, 2013

IN BENTON, Saturday at 9:35 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Unity Road.

February 24, 2013

Ice storm of '98 spurs loggers to turn to sustainable, mechanized methods

WATERVILLE — Scott Kinney, 43, who has been logging the Maine woods since he was a teenager, remembers a particularly rough day after the ice storm of ’98.

February 24, 2013

Snow cancels Augusta arboretum dog sled event, but doesn't stop team from pulling through

AUGUSTA — Sue Stiefel was wet, her face red with cold, but she couldn’t help beaming. That’s what happens when you check one of your goals off the to-do list.

February 24, 2013

Keep those wallets and pocketbooks secure

A friend’s wallet was stolen recently. This got me thinking about what we should and should not keep in our wallets or purses and what we should do if they are stolen.

February 24, 2013

Yanks' Granderson breaks arm, out 10 weeks

Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in Sunday's exhibition game.

February 25, 2013

Freeport snowmobiler in critical condition following crash in Somerset County

Robin Lowell, 56, of Freeport, crashed in remote northwest Somerset County and was listed in critical condition Sunday at a Lewiston hospital, according to the Maine Warden Service.

February 24, 2013

US gas prices jump 20 cents over past 2 weeks

A survey of fuel prices says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.80.

February 24, 2013

Seattle Times to begin charging for online access

The paper's executive editor says the paper simply can't afford to keep giving away full access to its website.

February 24, 2013

Oscars have clear favorites, wild-card MacFarlane

The show could be a fun night for younger, hipper TV audiences that Oscar organizers are courting.

February 24, 2013

Huge northern Maine dam proposal fell 30 years ago

The project, known as Dickey-Lincoln, would have flooded 88,000 acres of forest and streams in the name of cheap power.

February 24, 2013

Pistorius' brother facing charge in traffic

Carl Pistorius faces a charge of unlawful, negligent killing for a 2008 road death.

February 24, 2013

Pope gives final Sunday blessing before resigning

Sunday's noon appearance was Pope Benedict XVI's next-to-last appointment with the public of his nearly eight-year papacy.

February 24, 2013

Waterville area; Somerset, Franklin logs, Feb. 23 and 24

Vehicle accidents, thefts, chimney fire

February 24, 2013

Schilling's bloody sock from World Series goes for $92,613

The more famous bloody sock, worn in the ALCS against the Yankees in 2004, is said to have been discarded at Yankee Stadium.

February 24, 2013

Red Claws limp home after another loss

Maine goes 0 for 5 on its trip, falling 114-88 to the Santa Cruz Warriors.

February 25, 2013

Most areas see 8 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow Several photos included in this story

Dozens of cars slide off roads around Maine, and the heavy wet snow brought down tree limbs and power lines.

February 24, 2013

Girl's manslaughter hearing set

The 11-year-old girl's attorney wants the competency hearing to be closed.

February 24, 2013

Fiery crash destroys two tractor trailers at turnpike rest stop

Two drivers received cuts and bruises and a dog died in the crash at the Kennebunk rest stop Saturday night.

March 6, 2013

A Kennebec Journal investigation: Looking down the barrel of a gun, part 1 of 2 Several photos included in this story

Winthrop police chief Joseph Young drew his pistol on an innocent man over stolen golf clubs in a sting set up as a favor to a 'family friend' -- the son of the Winthrop town attorney.