News from January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013

Maine Supreme Court upholds decision to deny Bingham bar's liquor license renewal

The state's highest court denied an appeal by a Bingham restaurant seeking a liquor license four years after the town's selectmen denied it.

January 4, 2013

Toddler found bruised in Waterville's South End; Lewiston man charged with felony assault

WATERVILLE -- A Lewiston man was arrested Thursday night after a 2-year-old girl left in his care on King Street was found with severe bruises on her buttocks and legs, according to police.

January 4, 2013

ON THE EDGE: Avoid it like the plague

It's here. If you don't have it, the guy next to you in line at the market or sitting in the next chair at the barber shop does. They all have the same excuse, "Don't worry, I'm over it now."

January 4, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan. 4, 2013

IN ANSON, Thursday at 8:40 p.m., peace was restored following a report of a disturbance on New Portland Road.

January 4, 2013

Investigators meet with missing toddler Ayla Reynolds' mother on Thursday

Investigators met with Trista Reynolds, the mother of Ayla Reynolds, on Thursday for a review of the investigation into the toddler's disappearance, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland.

January 4, 2013

Somerset Superior Court, Nov. 5 - 30, 2012

SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases were closed from Nov. 5 to Nov. 30, 2012, in Somerset Superior Court.

January 4, 2013

Farmington District Court, Nov. 21 - 30, 2012

FARMINGTON -- The following cases, were closed from Nov. 21 to 30, 2012, in Farmington District Court.

January 4, 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 4, 2013

Hallowell forum brainstorms solutions to seniors' affordable transportation needs

HALLOWELL -- Marty Hagglund lives in Kennebec Village in Farmingdale, where she and other residents are concerned about neighbors who can no longer drive.

January 4, 2013

Somerset County commission votes to keep federal prisoner money

SKOWHEGAN -- Somerset County commissioners this week voted to use all revenues from the boarding of federal inmates for operations and debt service at the county jail and not share the money with the state.

January 4, 2013

Area experts offer tips for keeping pets safe in the winter

Augusta, Waterville humane societies say pets need extra care in the cold and snow.

January 4, 2013

Augusta logger claims new city regulations will put him out of business

AUGUSTA -- A local logger whose neighbors' complaints about him sawing wood prompted new city regulations that more clearly ban commercial firewood processing in residential zones says the changes will rob him of the only livelihood he's ever known.

January 4, 2013

Robert Orr's family attempts to pick up the pieces

WINTHROP -- Not even 43 years can accomplish what might have come with a moment's worth of contrition.

January 5, 2013

LePage's $35.5 million cuts hit nearly every agency

H. Sawin Millett Jr. Public schools and health and human services will take the brunt since they account for most of the two-year budget.

January 5, 2013

A baby miracle: Maine infant survives violent collision, ejection Several photos included in this story

Six-month-old Gabriel Blaney was ejected from his car seat, soared 25 feet and landed in the snow.

January 4, 2013

Feds move to improve safety rules for ground beef

A recall of contaminated ground beef sold at Hannaford stores in 2011 revealed gaps in the food safety system.

January 4, 2013

Sandy relief package omits aid for Maine fisheries Video clip included

20110331_GroundFish The next chance comes with another Sandy bill the House will consider the week of Jan. 14.

January 4, 2013

Trooper justified in Lamoine shooting

Now that the report has been released, a state police panel will also be convened to conduct an internal review.

January 4, 2013

Somerset County police log

Friday's police blotter

January 4, 2013

Silva sentenced to 43 years in Readfield killing, robbery Several photos included in this story Video clip included

AUGUSTA — For robbing and killing the Readfield man who sheltered him and his girlfriend and setting that home ablaze as a cover-up, David B. Silva Jr. will spend the next 43 years in prison.

January 4, 2013

Waterville police log and arrests, Jan. 3 and 4

Theft, assault, unwanted persons

January 4, 2013

Women's history pioneer Gerda Lerner dies at 92

The author was a founding member of the National Organization for Women and is credited with creating the nation's first graduate program in women's history, in the 1970s in New York.

January 4, 2013

Mass. pharmacy blames cleaning company for meningitis outbreak

Attorneys for New England Compounding Center sent a letter to UniFirst Corp. demanding that it take legal responsibility for claims against the pharmacy.

January 4, 2013

Maine boxer Gamache pleads not guilty to drug charges

Steven Gamache is the son of former World Boxing Association world champion Joey Gamache.

January 4, 2013

Actor Dempsey has winning bid for Tully's Coffee chain

The Maine native, whose $9,150,000 bid beat out Starbucks Corp., says he wants to rescue the chain, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October.

January 4, 2013

Search continues for Mass. author Lehane's missing beagle

The 47-year-old author of books including "Mystic River" and "Gone, Baby, Gone" is offering a monetary reward and has said he'll name a character in his next book after whoever finds Tessa.

January 4, 2013

Sportsman's Alliance of Maine to air issues at meeting

Friday's daylong meeting at SAM's conference center in Augusta will start off with a review of 2012 issues by the executive director.

January 4, 2013

Jury selection begins in Maine double murder trial

Thirty-year-old Joel Hayden of New Bedford, Mass., is charged in the deaths of Renee Sandora of New Gloucester and Trevor Mills, also of New Bedford.