News from February 9, 2013

February 9, 2013

Underwood rates the competitors' chances for new season of 'Survivor' Several photos included in this story

Ashley Underwood said that she had no specific knowledge of the upcoming season, which has already been filmed, but she offered her predictions about their chances of success.

February 10, 2013

Ashley Underwood shares 'Survivor' memories, predictions for upcoming season

Ashley Underwood, central Maine’s most famous elementary school nurse, won’t have an opportunity to cut throats during Wednesday’s season premiere of the notoriously cold-blooded reality television show “Survivor.”

February 10, 2013

Strategy on final challenge is Underwood's one regret

It is day 38 of a 39-day game of the reality television show "Survivor," and Ashley Underwood, a beauty pageant winner from Benton, Maine, is still competing for a million-dollar prize in the blistering heat of the Nicaraguan jungle.

February 13, 2013

Franklin County seeks renewed classification of former jail

FARMINGTON -- County officials and a state representative are making plans to convert the Franklin County Detention Center into a fully operating jail again.

February 9, 2013

Divided Burnham puts schoolhouse's future, and age-old debate, before voters

BURNHAM -- Burnham is a town divided.

February 9, 2013

Waterville District Court, Dec. 31, 2012, to Jan. 4, 2013

WATERVILLE -- The following cases, listed alphabetically A-E, were closed from Dec. 31, 2012, to Jan. 4, 2013, in Waterville District Court.

February 9, 2013

Sharp questions from King, Collins on drone strikes garner praise

WASHINGTON — The public got a glimpse at the normally secretive Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and, for Mainers, some insights on the role that two of their own may play on the panel.

February 9, 2013

Manchester considers ordinance to keep sex offenders away from schools, parks

MANCHESTER — Town officials are considering banning sex offenders from living near schools and ballfields in town.

February 9, 2013

Files detail former Hallowell Scoutmaster's sexual abuse of 12-year-old

AUGUSTA — Alfred J. Conrad used his position as assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 647 of Hallowell to befriend and then sexually abuse a 12-year-old Scout over a period of months in 1977.

February 9, 2013

First public comment session on new Chelsea town charter set for Monday

CHELSEA — Residents will have their first chance to comment on the town’s proposed charter Monday night before the charter commission revises it for a June vote at the annual Town Meeting.

February 9, 2013

Madison man dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound following Friday incident

EAST MADISON — A 42-year-old Madison man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday night, after reportedly barricading himself inside a building on East Madison Road.

February 9, 2013

Johnson Hall tribute show postponed to Sunday afternoon

The vaudeville and variety show at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center 280 Water St., Gardiner, honoring Denise Reehl, has been postponed until 4 p.m. on Sunday, according to Patrick Wright, a Johnson Hall board member.

February 9, 2013

Snowmobile parade falls short of record in Rangeley

Saturday's event drew 157 snowmobiles, which raised close to $7,000 for cystic fibrosis research.

February 9, 2013

Game off for Bruins due to weekend storm

Saturday's Tampa Bay-Boston game is yet to be rescheduled; the Bruins play at Buffalo tonight.

February 9, 2013

Finding Nemo? Easy. Fighting Nemo? Not so much, say Augusta plow drivers, public works bosses Several photos included in this story Video clip included

AUGUSTA — Finding Nemo? No problem. Look outside. Fighting Nemo? Big problem. Look outside.

February 10, 2013

INTERACTIVE MAP: Snowfall totals in Maine's cities and towns



February 9, 2013

Clear sky aids mountain hunt for fugitive ex-cop Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Authorities are searching for Christopher Dorner, who is accused of three vengeance killings has vowed to kill more cops and their families.

February 9, 2013

Pet store animals safe after carbon monoxide buildup evacuates Augusta's Turnpike Mall

AUGUSTA — Carbon monoxide buildup, apparently caused by a blocked roof vent pipe, brought city firefighters to the Turnpike Mall this afternoon.

February 9, 2013

CMP: About 320 customers without power at 5 p.m.

Coastal counties have the most outages, CMP says.

February 9, 2013

State transportation officials: Stay off the roads Several photos included in this story

Transportation officials are warning Mainers to stay off the roads as heavy snow and powerful wind gusts continue to create blizzard conditions across the region.

February 9, 2013

Maine's Camp Sunshine postpones ocean fundraiser

Due to the snowstorm, the camp has rescheduled the event for March 2.

February 9, 2013

Raging winter storm Nemo buries southern communities, causes headaches across Maine Several photos included in this story

It wasn’t so much deep snow that had heads spinning and cars slipping off the road in central Maine during Saturday’s monster blizzard, named Nemo.

February 9, 2013

11-year-old, four other deaths attributed to storm Several photos included in this story

Meanwhile, about 650,000 customers across New England still have no power.