News from January 19, 2013

January 19, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan. 19, 2013

IN ANSON, Friday at 11:12 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Main Street.

January 19, 2013

After 47 years, Cornville school bus driver hands in his keys

CORNVILLE -- Gib Poland was a school bus driver for so many years that by the time he took his final run in November, he was driving the children and grandchildren of pupils he drove to school in the 1960s and '70s.

January 19, 2013

New England Patriots fans recall leaner playoffs years

 There's a sharp divide among New England Patriots fans.

January 19, 2013

Starks Agriculture Commission aims to promote, protect farming interests

STARKS -- It's 7 degrees outside and Paul Frederic is heading out to move bales of hay. As he gets dressed, Frederic puts on an extra layer of clothing.

January 19, 2013

Obama honors Martin Luther King Jr. as inaugural crowd gathers

WASHINGTON -- On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service Saturday as inauguration-goers flocked to the capital city for a distinctly American celebration including an oath-taking as old as the republic, a splashy parade and partying enough to last four years.

January 19, 2013

Maine legislators introduce dozens of gun-control bills

Gun-control advocates in Maine hope that the public outcry about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., last month will lead to new state laws that reduce the risk of gun violence.

January 19, 2013

Three decades on, Mainers still seek cheap electricity from Quebec

 More than 30 years ago, Gordon Weil and then-Gov. Joseph Brennan traveled to Montreal to meet with Quebec Premier Réné Lévesque. They met at the headquarters of the provincial power company, Hydro-Québec.

January 19, 2013

DC NOTEBOOK: Mainers flock to Washington for inauguration

WASHINGTON -- The front of the Capitol is decked in red, white and blue. The crowd-control signs and miles of security fencing are in place.

January 19, 2013

'Cow power' turns manure, food waste into mighty electricity source Several photos included in this story

EXETER -- Calling it a win-win situation is an understatement.

January 19, 2013

Augusta gun show draws big crowd, plenty of doubters of new gun restrictions

AUGUSTA -- Surrounded by an impressive collection of vintage machine guns, ammunition and military items he had for sale at the Augusta Gun Show, Steve Cooper said he doesn't do background checks, for the simple reason he's not required to, as a collector instead of a licensed gun dealer.

January 20, 2013

Three-time MVP and Cards great Musial dies at 92

Stan Musial spent a 22-year career in St. Louis, taking seven batting titles and three World Series.

January 19, 2013

Egg by egg, Department of Marine Resources restoring Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers Several photos included in this story Video clip included

PALERMO -- State biologists working in shallow river tributaries reachable by dirt roads and snowmobile trails are on the front line of the battle against extinction of the Atlantic salmon.

January 19, 2013

Te'o provides answers, but more may be asked

In an off-camera interview wirh ESPN, Manti Te'o denies being in on the hoax.

January 19, 2013

Lewiston man charged with stabbing drug informant

Mark Brown, 36, is charged with twice stabbing a Lewiston woman after learning she was an informant for an agent at the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

January 19, 2013

Labor mural flap caused $6K in spending

Part of the cost ended up being paid by a Republican group that tried to raise money to purchase the mural.

January 19, 2013

Algerian assault ends crisis, 19 hostages dead

Algerian special forces storm a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert to end a standoff with Islamist extremists.

January 19, 2013

Te'o not alone in claiming online wishful thinking

Today's social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, make it easy to "meet" someone without ever doing more than chatting online or exchanging emails.

January 19, 2013

Obama begins inaugural festivities by volunteering

The first family joined hundred volunteers helping spruce up an elementary school on National Day of Service.

January 19, 2013

Police continue to probe Westbrook woman's murder

Portland police say they hope to release more information in a few days about the woman found in a vehicle parked at Motel 6 Thursday.

January 19, 2013

Fiery Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

The Hall of Fame manager dies on a Caribbean cruise associated with the Orioles.

January 19, 2013

Colby women's hockey team marks a milestone

The White Mules are celebrating 40 years of playing hockey with two games against Williams.

January 19, 2013

Dredging at NH-Maine river to start next month

The dredging next month will remove about 15,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel.

January 19, 2013

Radio address:LePage pitches hospital repayment plan

The governor pitches his plan to settle a $484 million debt to hospitals for past Medicaid services, with income from liquor sales.

January 19, 2013

UMaine opens new campus composting facility

The facility will have the potential to convert more than one ton of organic waste per day from campus dining facilities into a rich soil additive that will be used in UMaine landscaping and on university crop fields.

January 19, 2013

Martin Luther King Day events set in Maine

The Annual MLK Holiday Observance Gospel Concert will be held Saturday at Portland's Merrill Auditorium. The concert features seven choirs.

January 19, 2013

Subjective speed limits contribute to dangers of snowmobiling Video clip included

OQUOSSOC -- On a mild winter weekend with the classic January thaw in full swing last week, Maine snowmobile riders were not discouraged. They headed north to where the snow is ample and big riding takes place. And they were out in full force.

January 19, 2013

LePage's teacher-pension funding change draws criticism

The plan, part of the governor's proposed budget, would be costlier for some school districts than others.