News from November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 12, 2012

IN CLINTON, Sunday at 11:41 a.m., a report of theft was investigated on Hill Road.

November 13, 2012

Burned out: The poor are more at risk for home fires and other disasters, and are less likely to recover Several photos included in this story

WATERVILLE -- The growing number of Maine families living in poverty are not only more likely to be the victims of a home fire, but they also have a more difficult time recovering from them.

November 14, 2012

Brutal, expensive Election 2012 has public clamoring for curbs on spending

SOUTH PORTLAND -- Sally Davis was one of many voters who felt overwhelmed by all the expensive political advertisements leading up to Tuesday's election.

November 29, 2012

Vote is in: New ballot-counting machines (mostly) a hit

Municipal clerks say new vote-counting machines that many Maine communities received as part of a federal initiative drastically cut down the time previously spent hand-counting ballots a week ago, on Election Day.

November 12, 2012

Maine Legislature begins process of electing new leadership

AUGUSTA — Portland Democratic Sen. Justin Alfond is likely to become president of the Maine Senate, and a four-way race among Democrats for House speaker is shaping up as newly elected lawmakers make their leadership choices.

November 12, 2012

Police investigate death of Farmington woman

FARMINGTON (AP) — Police in Farmington are investigating the unattended death of a woman in town.

November 12, 2012

Petraeus shocked at girlfriend's emails

Paula Broadwell is suspected of sending threatening messages to a Petraeus friend she saw as a romantic rival.

November 12, 2012

Monday morning fire heavily damages Martin Stream Road home in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A fire at a home in Fairfield caused extensive damage to the kitchen area, and possibly destroyed the house, on Monday morning.

November 13, 2012

Faulty fluorescent light at The Center causes downtown Waterville street closure on Monday

WATERVILLE — A malfunctioning fluorescent light caused part of Main Street to be closed to traffic for about two hours Monday morning.

November 12, 2012

Boxes near wood stove started deadly fire

A father and his three children died in the blaze that destroyed an Orrington home Saturday.

November 12, 2012

Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

Kevin Clash is leaving the show but denies the accusation, first made in June by the alleged partner, then 23.

November 12, 2012

Armstrong cuts ties to cancer-fighting charity

Livestrong says the cyclist 'remains the inspiration' and is still its largest donor with nearly $7 million over the years.

November 12, 2012

Maine lawmakers choosing leaders

Portland Democrat Justin Alfond faces no challenge within his party for president of the Senate.

November 12, 2012

Two pedestrians hit by van in Bangor

No charges are expected against the 83-year-old driver.

November 12, 2012

Police investigate Farmington woman's death

The 52-year-old was found in her apartment Sunday morning, police say.

November 12, 2012

Waterville Nordic ski trail seeks donations

The goal is to raise $30,000 annually for snowmaking and avoid mandatory fees.

November 12, 2012

Maine gas prices continue to drop

The average price at the pump is now $3.60.

November 12, 2012

Girl flown to Portland for burn treatment

An official says the 8-year-old was injured at her home Sunday morning.

November 12, 2012

Maine veterans offered free state park passes

The state issues the reminder as Veterans Day arrives.

November 12, 2012

King goes to Washington for meetings

Maine's senator-elect is expected to align with Democrats after he's sworn in.

November 12, 2012

Glamour magazine will honor Dill

Maine's unsuccessful Democratic U.S. Senate candidate will be recognized for her commitment to public service.