News from January 13, 2013

January 14, 2013

'Argo' wins Golden Globe for best drama Video clip included

'Argo's' Ben Affleck gets the best-director prize. Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz win acting Globes.

January 13, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan. 13, 2013

IN CANAAN, Friday at 9:55 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Main Street.

January 13, 2013

Augusta councilors unanimously sponsor sex offender residence ban

AUGUSTA -- City officials hope a proposed ordinance banning certain sex offenders from living near schools and city parks will make the city a less attractive place to live for such people.

January 13, 2013

Skowhegan District Court, Dec. 3-7, 2012

SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases were closed from Dec. 3-7, 2012 in Skowhegan District Court.

January 13, 2013

Madison man hit with OUI, child endangerment, eluding following Saturday chase

MADISON -- A man arrested Saturday after reportedly driving under the influence -- with two children in his vehicle -- and eluding a police officer is expected to be arraigned Monday.

January 14, 2013

Labor mural gets a new home in Augusta Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The artwork made famous when LePage removed it from an agency lobby is now in the state museum.

January 13, 2013

Skowhegan developer, business owner plan to resurrect Grange hall

SKOWHEGAN -- Building contractor Stephen Dionne looks to the future and sees part of the past: the circa-1894 Skowhegan Grange hall.

January 13, 2013

South End land trust idea gets warm reception at Waterville meeting Sunday

WATERVILLE -- The idea of developing a community land trust for Waterville's South End got a warm reception Sunday.

January 13, 2013

REPORTING ASIDE: Holidays, family and the flu bug

I'm turning off light switches with my elbow.

January 13, 2013

Augusta District Court, Jan. 3- 9, 2013

AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed Jan. 3- 9, 2013, in Augusta District Court:

January 13, 2013

Educators worried about upcoming GED test changes

Changes to the high school equivalency test for 2014 has local and state adult education officials alarmed and confused about what next year will bring.

January 13, 2013

Fayette forms committee to explore AOS 97 withdrawal

FAYETTE -- A committee yet to be named will explore the idea of leaving the alternative school district the town formed with Winthrop less than three years ago.

January 13, 2013

Albion's H.L. Keays general store plans closure this week

ALBION -- After 86 years of operation by three generations of Keays, community fixture H.L. Keay & Son general store is probably closing this week, according to the grandchildren of the founder.

January 13, 2013

For closing Albion general store patrons and employees, bygone days were filled with memories

Since it was founded by Harold Keay in August 1927, the H.L. Keay and Son general store has built up a history full of colorful anecdotes that illustrate the history of the town itself.

January 13, 2013

Mainer, libertarian activist seeks Republican National Committee chairmanship Several photos included in this story

WASHINGTON -- A leader of the renegade "Maine delegates," who clashed publicly with party officials at last summer's Republican National Convention, may vie later this month for an even bigger megaphone within the party: the position of national Republican chairman.

January 13, 2013

United Way of Kennebec Valley raises more than $1.5M for charities

AUGUSTA -- The United Way of Kennebec Valley raised more than $1.5 million this year to donate to charities across the area.

January 13, 2013

Winthrop Town Council candidates focus on financial restraint

WINTHROP -- The two people hoping to fill a Town Council vacancy believe the town needs to improve its fiscal responsibility.

January 13, 2013

Early morning snowmobile accidents in Eustis, China injure three on Sunday

Early Sunday, game wardens were busy investigating snowmobile crashes in Eustis and China.

January 14, 2013

NFC playoffs: Falcons thwart comeback Several photos included in this story

Atlanta’s Matt Bryant kicks the winning field goal with 8 seconds left after Seattle rallies from a 20-point deficit.

January 13, 2013

PHOTO: Service in Wilton for National Guard officer who died unexpectedly

The Rev. David Smith leads a prayer during a funeral service on Sunday for Lt. Col. Michael Backus, 44, of Wilton, who died unexpectedly on Jan. 7 at Camp Keyes in Augusta. The service was held at the University of Maine in Farmington before an overflow crowd of family, friends and service members.

January 13, 2013

France: US helping support Mali operation

The French-led effort to take back Mali's north from the extremists occupying it has included airstrikes by jets and combat helicopters on at least four northern towns.

January 13, 2013

Bruins rested, ready for 48-game season

The Bruins return mostly the same team from last season, a roster that included most of the players from the Stanley Cup triumph in 2011

January 13, 2013

Teenage driver may be charged in fatal Readfield crash on Saturday

READFIELD — Police say speed and distraction may have played a role in a Saturday evening crash that killed a Mount Vernon man and injured the teenage driver.

January 13, 2013

Armstrong awaits 'candid' Oprah interview

While out for a run, Lance Armstrong would not divulge what he will tell Oprah Winfrey in Monday's interview that is scheduled to air Thursday.

January 13, 2013

Weekend snowmobile crash toll reaches four

Five people were hurt in four separate crashes, all taking place after dark.

January 13, 2013

Fateful Maine flight salvaged B-52s 50 years ago

The flight, and another six days later in New Mexico, helped to underscore the deadly structural weakness that was later fixed.

January 13, 2013

Mount Washington hits all-time January high

The temperature at the Mount Washington observatory hit 48 degrees at 6 a.m. Sunday, making New England's tallest mountain warmer than Phoenix and San Diego for a brief spell.

January 13, 2013

DC holds practice parade for inauguration

The dress rehearsal Sunday closed streets and affected parking near the National Mall.

January 13, 2013

Waterville police log; Somerset and Franklin County logs, Jan. 12 and 13

Vehicle accidents, vandalism, shoplifting

January 13, 2013

Job fair to focus on veterans

Oxford Casino is sponsoring the job fair, which is being held at the Lewiston career center from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

January 13, 2013

Tennessee senator raises issue of Hagel's 'temperament'

Republican Bob Corker says he thinks there are "numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way he has dealt with them."

January 13, 2013

Oscar snubs leave Globes with also-ran nominees

This week's Oscar nominations have left the Globes show a little less relevant.

January 13, 2013

Somali official says French hostage likely killed

The French intelligence agent held hostage for more than three years was likely killed during a failed rescue attempt by French commandos.

January 13, 2013

6 arrested in new rape of a bus passenger in India

The rape comes four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on a moving bus.

January 13, 2013

Afghanistan: Blast kills 7 civilians after raid

The predawn operation in Sayd Abad district was aimed at capturing a Taliban fighter who had holed up in a village.

January 14, 2013

Poll finds support for guns – as well as limits – in Maine Several photos included in this story

 Even in a state with a long hunting tradition and a fierce hold on its gun rights, most residents would opt for 'reasonable restrictions,' the newspaper's survey finds.