News from January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan. 10, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Two bad checks to the business office of School Administrative District 49’s business office resulted in the district reporting fraud to the Fairfield Police Department at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday, according to district officials.

January 10, 2013

LePage budget plan due Friday

AUGUSTA -- State lawmakers were bracing Thursday for a double whammy of bad budget news.

January 10, 2013

Waterville District Court, Nov. 5 - 9, 2012

WATERVILLE -- The following cases, were closed Nov. 5 to Nov. 9, 2012, in Waterville District Court.

January 10, 2013

In more than 40 states, flu widespread

NEW YORK -- From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients.

January 10, 2013

Man arrested after Ken-A-Set thrift store burglary in Waterville

WATERVILLE -- A city man was arrested early Thursday after police found him hiding under a clothes rack inside Ken-A-Set thrift shop, according to Deputy police Chief Charles Rumsey.

January 15, 2013

Athens, Brighton Plantation seek home away from SAD 59

MADISON -- Committees in Athens and Brighton Plantation are exploring educational options for the towns' students as they finalize withdrawal plans from School Administrative District 59.

January 10, 2013

Newport man pleads not guilty in Walmart theft, assault

SKOWHEGAN -- A Newport man pleaded not guilty this week to assault and theft charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident Nov. 28 at the Walmart store in Palmyra in which he allegedly attacked two security guards.

January 10, 2013

Lawrence High School intruder assaulted hospital staffers, police say

Ronald Brousseau's first court appearance set for Feb. 20

January 10, 2013

Search for Rangeley Lake snowmobilers remains delayed

RANGELEY -- The Maine Warden Service is continuing to monitor Rangeley Lake for open water or ice thick enough to walk on to resume the search for three missing snowmobilers.

January 10, 2013

How to tell a cold from the flu

The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense.

January 10, 2013

Increasing reports of flu raising concerns in Maine

Influenza has reached epidemic proportions in Maine and hospital beds are quickly filling up, according to health care officials.

January 11, 2013

State approves Summit Natural Gas of Maine pipeline plans

AUGUSTA -- Summit Natural Gas of Maine on Thursday won the approval of the state Public Utilities Commission to provide natural gas through a pipeline in 17 central Maine communities.

January 10, 2013

NYC homicide suspect gets ride to Augusta, allegedly steals car

AUGUSTA -- A man sought by New York City police on a murder charge is a suspect in a Wednesday vehicle theft in Augusta.

January 10, 2013

Waterville police investigate burglaries; one arrested in Ken-A-Set break-in

WATERVILLE — A Waterville man was arrested early Thursday after police found him hiding under a clothes rack inside Ken-A-Set thrift shop, according to Deputy police Chief Charles Rumsey. Police also are investigating burglaries at the nearby Waterville Main Street office and at Uptown Style salon, Rumsey said Thursday.

January 10, 2013

Major League to expand blood testing for HGH

Under the changes to baseball's drug agreement, the World Anti-Doping Agency laboratory in Laval, Quebec, will keep records of each player.

January 10, 2013

Maine ranked among lowest in nursing home deficiencies

Maine facilities have fewer serious problems than 38 other states in new data available for public review.

January 10, 2013

Witnesses: Hayden had handgun in days before murders

Joel Hayden, 31, is accused of fatally shooting Renee Sandora, 27, the mother of his four children, and his longtime friend Trevor Mills, 28, as his 7-year-old son watched.

January 10, 2013

Oscar nominee has Maine connection

Lamoine resident Steven Callahan – an author, shipwreck survivor and marine designer – was a key consultant on the epic shipwreck film "Life of Pi."

January 10, 2013

Inaugural pastor withdraws over anti-gay remarks

The Rev. Louie Giglio of Passion City Church in Atlanta says the "prayer I would offer will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration."

January 11, 2013

14 displaced by fire at Augusta apartment Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Nobody was hurt in the fire, which broke out an exterior porch outside a second-floor apartment.

January 10, 2013

Robot helps protect rare whales in Gulf of Maine

The "gliders" have acoustic monitoring instruments that help detect calls from four species of baleen whales, including right whales.

January 10, 2013

Military sexual assault film featuring Pingree gets Oscar nod Video clip included

'The Invisible War' documentary has been viewed by top Pentagon officials, who have since taken steps to address the way sexual assault reports are handled by the military.

January 10, 2013

Hallowell Pre-Release Center to close Several photos included in this story

The facility's 58 inmates and 21 budgeted staff positions are being relocated to the Bolduc Correctional Facility in Warren.

January 11, 2013

N.Y. firm to make tags for Maine lobster traps

20120621_LobsterTag Cambridge Security Seals receives the contract to supply tags to about 4,500 commercial lobstermen.

January 10, 2013

Portland police searching for purse-snatching cyclist

A woman told police she was talking on her cellphone when a man rode up on a bicycle and grabbed her purse off her shoulder.

January 10, 2013

Biden meeting with NRA today to discuss gun safety

The vice president also will meet today with sportsmen's and wildlife interest groups, as well as with representatives from the entertainment industry.

January 10, 2013

'Lincoln' rules over Oscar nominations

'Life of Pi' surprisingly runs second with 11 nominations, ahead of 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Les Miserables,' which had been considered potential front-runners.

January 10, 2013

Bangor man accused of field hockey stick assault

Police determined that a man who called 911 was the aggressor and had beat a woman about the upper body and head.

January 10, 2013

Mass. governor pressed to name Frank to Kerry seat

if John Kerry is confirmed as U.S. secretary of state, Gov. Deval Patrick must appoint someone to fill Kerry's seat until a special election is held.

January 10, 2013

Maine man indicted in hunter's death

The Maine Warden Service says the two men were shooting at the same deer.

January 10, 2013

Flu deaths force Boston to declare health emergency



January 10, 2013

A gun-debate twist: Mom shoots intruder

Melinda Herman grabbed a handgun and hid in a crawl space with her two children when a man broke in last week.

January 10, 2013

Giant squid is captured – on camera

 Scientists in a sub film the 9-foot invertebrate, following it to a depth of 2,950 feet.