News from January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013

Where wild boar came from still a mystery, official says



January 7, 2013

'Oh, What a Lovely War!' creator dies

Charles Chilton developed the original concept for the satirical antiwar musical of the 1960s.

January 7, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan. 7, 2013

IN ANSON, Monday at 1:21 a.m., an assault was reported on Hall Street.

January 7, 2013

Waterville school board fields school safety questions at Monday meeting

WATERVILLE -- How do we best keep children and staff safe in schools?

January 7, 2013

Waterville woman charged with felony assault on emergency room staffers

WATERVILLE -- A West Street woman has been charged with felony assault after she allegedly attacked two medical care providers in a local emergency room.

January 7, 2013

Waterville District Court, Nov. 5 - 9, 2012

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

January 7, 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 7, 2013

Kennebec Water District plans 5 percent rate increase

WATERVILLE -- Kennebec Water District is proposing to raise its rates 5 percent effective April 1, according to the district's general manager, Jeffrey LaCasse.

January 7, 2013

Grant enables Kennebec Valley Community College to offer sustainable agriculture program

FAIRFIELD -- One year after acquiring a farm as part of a 700-acre expansion, Kennebec Valley Community College announced Monday that a grant will help the school offer the first two-year sustainable agricultural degree in the state.

January 7, 2013

Schools keep eye on temperatures, take precautions for outside play times

WATERVILLE -- After being inside for recess all last week, students at the George J. Mitchell School went outside Monday.

January 7, 2013

Pittston woman jailed 20 months on cocaine trafficking, possession charges

AUGUSTA -- A Pittston woman will spend the next 20 months in jail for dealing in cocaine.

January 7, 2013

Warden service unsure when Rangeley Lake snowmobiler search will resume

The Maine Warden Service isn't sure when the search for three missing snowmobilers in Rangeley Lake will continue.

January 7, 2013

LePage swears in constitutional officers at Monday ceremony

AUGUSTA -- Democratic constitutional officers took over three state agencies Monday after being sworn into office by Gov. Paul LePage.

January 7, 2013

Janet Mills relishes second time around as state's attorney general

AUGUSTA -- Attorney General Janet Mills, who returned to the seat Monday after a two-year absence, talked about second chances in a speech before family, friends, staff and legislators.

January 7, 2013

Litchfield selectmen to consider Town Office marriage ban at Tuesday meeting

 LITCHFIELD -- After a same-sex couple was granted a marriage license but denied their request to be married by Town Office notaries on New Year's Eve, selectmen are considering banning marriages at the Town Office.

January 7, 2013

RSU 18 to re-examine, upgrade school security

The school security in Oakland-based Regional School Unit 18 will be reviewed and strengthened in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, according to Superintendent Gary Smith.

January 7, 2013

Oakland man sues MaineGeneral, Manchester for burns suffered in explosion

An Oakland man who suffered serious burns last spring when the fuel tank he was cutting exploded in his face is suing the hospital that owned the Manchester property and the town.

January 8, 2013

Elderly Winthrop woman robbed of drugs, money in home invasion; police seek 4 intruders

Four young people, dressed in black, broke into elderly woman's home apparently in search for drugs.

January 8, 2013

Gardiner committee sends proposed small livestock rules to Planning Board

GARDINER -- An ordinance change that would allow small goats and sheep in residential areas -- possibly the first in the state -- took another step forward Monday, but any ratification won't come until spring at the earliest.

January 7, 2013

Episcopal Diocese offers Richmond St. Matthias church property for free

RICHMOND -- St. Matthias Episcopal Church property, including two buildings and a half-acre lot, has been offered to the town for free.

January 8, 2013

Teachers union balks at push for unlimited charter schools

Gov. LePage plans to introduce legislation this session to lift the current cap of 10 schools in the next 10 years.

January 7, 2013

Cheers greet Hillary Clinton as she returns to work

At her first senior staff meeting since early December, she stresses the need to implement recommendations for improving the security at high-threat diplomatic posts.

January 7, 2013

Somerset County police log

Monday's round up

January 7, 2013

Colo. prosecutors outline theater shooting case

Investigators say James Holmes wore body armor and a gas mask when he opened fire during the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 12 people and wounding dozens.

January 7, 2013

Sanford robbery suspect surrenders to police

Justin Brady turned himself in Monday morning at 3 a.m.

January 7, 2013

US spent whopping $18B on immigration enforcement

Immigration enforcement in 2012 topped the combined budgets of the FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Secret Service.

January 7, 2013

Supreme Court won't stop embryonic stem cell research

Researchers hope one day to use stem cells in ways that cure spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease and other ailments.

January 7, 2013

Injured hiker carried off of NH mountain

Authorities say the hikers were well prepared for an emergency, with extra clothing, a headlamp, first aid equipment and food and water.

January 7, 2013

High court rejects Armey's Medicare challenge

The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand a federal appeals court ruling that held that there is no way for people who receive Social Security to reject Medicare benefits.

January 7, 2013

Harvard Medical School launches series of e-books

Titles include "Your Brain on Yoga" and "Taming Your Child's Temper Tantrums."

January 7, 2013

Bank of America in $10B-plus mortgage settlement

The settlement includes a $3.6 billion payment to Fannie Mae. Bank of America will also buy back some of the loans sold to Fannie Mae for $6.75 billion.

January 7, 2013

Hillary Clinton ready to get back to work

The most significant items on her agenda are meetings in Washington on Thursday and Friday with visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

January 7, 2013

Commission to hear application for Harpswell charter school

Harpswell Coastal Academy plans to open in September as a grade 6-12 school, with an initial enrollment of 40 to 80 students.

January 7, 2013

Antique cars destroyed in Winterport fire

A car and a pickup truck, both built in the 1940s, were a total loss.

January 7, 2013

Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA Video clip included

The president announces his choice of Hagel even as critics questioned the pick over issues including Hagel's views on Israel and Iran.

January 7, 2013

Mass. man attacked by bobcat in his garage

Roger Mundell Jr. went into the garage Sunday morning to fetch some tie-down ratchet straps for a friend when the animal attacked.

January 7, 2013

Maine gasoline prices rise 2 cents

The price of gas in Maine is 28 cents above the national average, which was unchanged in the past week.

January 7, 2013

Search for Maine snowmobilers awaits break in weather

The warden service says sonar has revealed areas of interest in Rangeley Lake where divers want to investigate this week.

January 7, 2013

Lewiston man's murder attempt trial moved to Portland

Cleveland Cruthirds, 26, is charged with attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and burglary.

January 8, 2013

Defendant's child: 'He shot my mom' Video clip included

The oldest of victim Renee Sandora’s four children testifies about the 2011 killings he witnessed in New Gloucester.

January 7, 2013

Maine constitutional officials to take oaths

Three officials will be sworn in today, the day before the Legislature returns to begin business for 2013.

January 7, 2013

Next generation fighter: Where will F-35 touch down? Several photos included in this story

 People in communities from California to Florida to Maine worry that the planes are too loud.

January 7, 2013

Report: Son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul arrested

William Hilton Paul, 19, reportedly is charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct on a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina.