News from November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 15, 2012

IN ANSON, Thursday at 12:07 p.m., burglary was reported on Nault Road.

November 15, 2012

Duratherm Window Corporation honored with Pine Tree Award

BELFAST -- The Maine Wood Products Association recently chose Duratherm Window Corporation of Vassalboro as the recipient of the 2012 Pine Tree Award.

November 15, 2012

Skowhegan town manager suspended for week without pay

SKOWHEGAN -- Town Manager John Doucette Jr. was suspended for one week without pay by the Board of Selectmen Thursday night for violating the town's personnel policy.

November 15, 2012

500 Maine workers face layoffs in Hostess bakery liquidation

BIDDEFORD -- Hostess Brands bakery workers picketed through a 5 p.m. deadline Thursday, setting the stage for the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread to start liquidation proceedings.

November 15, 2012

Elected to the House: Winthrop's Hickman a no-nonsense 'walking improbability'

I have two words for Republicans who wonder, in the wake of last week's shellacking at the polls, what Maine's resurgent Democrats have that they don't:

November 15, 2012

MaineGeneral increases expected number of Waterville area employees

WATERVILLE -- MaineGeneral Medical Center will have more employees in the Waterville area than was originally thought after in-patient services are consolidated at the new Augusta hospital.

November 15, 2012

Former Gardiner man tells Calif. jury he loaned gun to murder suspect

LAKEPORT, Calif. -- A former Gardiner resident testified Wednesday that he loaned Robby Beasley the 9-mm handgun he allegedly used to shoot an Augusta, Maine, couple several times in the head before dragging their bodies down a roadside embankment.

November 15, 2012

Winthrop Town Council guarantees library construction donations

WINTHROP -- What is donated to the library building fund stays with the library building fund.

November 15, 2012

Pittsfield couple charged in theft of purse at Waterville Walmart

WATERVILLE -- Police on Thursday charged a Pittsfield couple in connection with theft of a purse containing $850 and other valuables that was accidentally left on a shelf at Walmart earlier this month.

November 15, 2012

Rumble strips planned for US Route 202 in Winthrop

WINTHROP -- U.S. Route 202 is scheduled for some rumble strips down the center line in the next construction season.

November 15, 2012

Time Warner modem charge prompts two class-action lawsuits

When Cindy Peterson was told in October that she had to start paying $3.95 a month for a Time Warner Cable modem that she's had in her home for years, it was the last straw.

November 15, 2012

GOP boss Webster issues apology for black voters remarks

After enduring two days of criticism -- much of it from members of his own party -- Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster apologized late Thursday for suggesting that groups of unknown black voters showed up at rural polling places on Election Day.

November 15, 2012

Waterville hospital to employ more than planned after consolidation

WATERVILLE — MaineGeneral Medical Center will have more employees in the Waterville area than was originally thought after in-patient services are consolidated at the new Augusta hospital.

November 15, 2012

Recount in HD 94 confirms Hayes' win

District 94 encompasses the towns of Buckfield, Hartford, Paris and Sumner.

November 15, 2012

Senate campaign over, Steve Woods is running for governor

Woods is the first declared candidate in Maine's 2014 gubernatorial race.

November 15, 2012

Recount for House District 29 Tuesday

State election officials will recount the votes in the House District 29 race between Republican Robert Engelhardt Sr. and Democrat Stanley Short Jr., both of Pittsfield, on Tuesday.

November 15, 2012

Franklin County police log, Nov. 15, 2012

Police reports for Franklin County

November 16, 2012

Police: drugs, speed factors in deadly Windsor crash Video clip included

WINDSOR — A three-car crash Thursday morning that left one man dead and four other people injured resulted from a weaving, high-speed drive up Route 17 as a teenage passenger tried to wrest control of the car from an unhinged driver, witnesses said.

November 15, 2012

Maine-based trailer manufacturer to begin operating in Mont.

The Aluminum Company of Maine Inc. plans to start production early next year and use the location is its West Coast distribution site.

November 15, 2012

BP agrees to pay $4.5B for Gulf spill; three employees charged Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The settlement and indictments came 2½ years after a rig explosion that killed 11 workers and set off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

November 15, 2012

South Berwick man identified as victim of fatal Corinth crash

Jason Cynewski was killed when his car crossed the center line shortly after noon Wednesday and collided with a C.N. Brown oil delivery truck.

November 15, 2012

Blind Rumford man admits stealing from neighbor

The victim of the crimes claims the $1,200 in restitution does not come close to replacing the items stolen.

November 15, 2012

Police: Bangor man found dead killed himself

Police responding to a city apartment Tuesday afternoon found 53-year-old William Spiess dead in a bedroom.

November 15, 2012

Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring for 2013

Demand for graduates with associate's degrees is expected to increase more sharply while MBA hiring appears headed for an unexpected decline.

November 15, 2012

FBI agent in Petraeus scandal was seen as a hero Video clip included

Frederick Humphries is the agent who initially saw the emails the FBI said Petraeus' biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell, sent to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley.

November 15, 2012

With pot legal, Wash., Colo. police worry about road safety

Statistics gathered for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in 2009, a third of fatally injured drivers with known drug test results were positive for drugs other than alcohol.

November 15, 2012

Maine students pick Obama, King in mock election

Obama won with 61 percent of the vote, while King gained 43 percent and 67 percent of students voted to legalize same-sex marriage.