News from November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

ON THE EDGE: Judy from Jersey

She was tall, Judy was, maybe 5 feet, 11 inches in her bare feet. I confess a life-long passion for tall girls. I called her Judy and she never liked it. Her name was Judith, and she insisted that everyone who knew her call her that, because she wanted to be an opera singer and Judy wouldn't cut it.

November 16, 2012

Bus stop smoking ban to get more work from Augusta city staff

AUGUSTA -- City officials plan to tweak a proposed ban on smoking at school bus stops and bring it to a final vote next month.

November 16, 2012

California judge OKs trial of Augusta couple murder suspect

LAKEPORT, Calif. -- A judge has ruled that the murder trial of former Augusta, Maine, resident Robby Beasley can move forward after the Beasley's defense lawyer sought a mistrial.

November 16, 2012

State to prosecute clergyman charged with giving drugs to Wiscasset prisoners

 The state will prosecute an area priest charged with giving drugs to inmates in a Wiscasset jail, according to a drug prosecutor.

November 16, 2012

Two Windsor crash victims still recovering

At least two of the four people injured in a fatal three-car crash in Windsor Thursday remained hospitalized on Friday.

November 16, 2012

Gerald Hotel sale delayed by details

FAIRFIELD -- The sale of the historic Gerald Hotel, the next step towards making the building residential housing, has been delayed about two weeks.

November 16, 2012

LePage rejects Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, Medicaid expansion

Paul LePage Democrats express disappointment but not surprise

November 16, 2012

Biddeford workers saw Hostess closure coming

BIDDEFORD -- While Hostess workers in Maine worry about their livelihoods, residents of this city said were expecting Friday's news that the company will go out of business.

November 16, 2012

Hostess labor strike takes the cake, company claims Several photos included in this story

Hostess Brands Inc. plans to close after 82 years, putting 500 Mainers out of work

November 16, 2012

Waterville outlet store likely victim of Hostess liquidation

Bakery stores in Waterville, Augusta expected to close

November 16, 2012

Police charge two New Sharon men with Farmington furniture store burglary

FARMINGTON -- Two New Sharon men have been charged in connection with an early October break-in and furniture theft at a Wilton Road furniture store.

November 16, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 16, 2012

IN ANSON, Thursday at 12:07 p.m., a report was taken of a past burglary on Nault Road.

November 16, 2012

Police charge Waterville, Augusta men with trying to sell stolen tools

AUGUSTA -- Two men have been charged in connection with this week's burglary of a contractor's trailer that left a local builder scrambling to replace tools worth thousands of dollars.

November 16, 2012

Norridgewock Planning Board's price cut for hospital worries town leaders

NORRIDGEWOCK -- A decision by the Planning Board to lower application fees for a construction project by Redington-Fairview General Hospital has some town officials worried about possible legal challenges from other applicants.

November 17, 2012

Three killed as plane runs into pickup

The single-engine plane was taking off from the Owls Head airport when it collided with the truck.

November 16, 2012

MPBN ending "Down Memory Lane"

The popular nostalgia and music show has been on the air since 1979.

November 16, 2012

Guilty verdict returned in Lewiston man's murder trial



November 16, 2012

Franklin County police log, Nov. 16, 2012

Police log from Franklin County

November 17, 2012

LePage defies key parts of Obamacare

Maine’s governor won’t implement a state-customized online insurance exchange or participate in a Medicaid expansion.

November 16, 2012

Three more Maine legislative recounts completed

The latest recounts bring the total completed so far to six, with seven legislative recounts pending.

November 16, 2012

Changes afoot for Cole Haan

Nike Inc. announces it has agreed to sell Cole Haan to private equity firm Apax Partners for $570 million.

November 16, 2012

Petraeus in closed-door hearing on Benghazi Video clip included

Petraeus was whisked into a House Intelligence Committee hearing in a manner more suited to covert operative — through a network of underground hallways leading to a secure room.

November 16, 2012

Missing Pa. hunter's body found in Maine

Eugene Koehler's body was discovered in a remote part of Washington County.

November 17, 2012

Baker's ovens to go cold Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Hostess will shut down after a decade of financial tumult, eliminating 500 Maine jobs.

November 16, 2012

Man gets 3 years for Pittsfield pharmacy robbery

Michael Klaiber must also serve more than two additional years in jail for violating the terms of his probation.

November 16, 2012

Money stolen from Ellsworth group that helps stray cats

Forgotten Felines of Maine in Ellsworth says the money was raised last weekend at a craft fair in Brewer.

November 16, 2012

Maine business rules to be aired at public meeting

The Maine Regulatory Fairness Board is inviting public testimony on regulatory and statutory issues that impact Maine businesses Friday.

November 16, 2012

Maine rangers return from Sandy recovery detail

The Maine team managed three medical-assistance teams that conducted more than 21,000 door-to-door health and wellness checks.

November 16, 2012

Police: Orono High student victim of cyberbullying

A 16-year-old girl who used to attend Orono High and now goes to another school has been charged with felony terrorizing and harassment by electronic communication.

November 16, 2012

Obamacare delay may not help Maine

Even with the deadline extended through Dec. 14, the outgoing Republican majority may have waited too long for Maine to set up a locally controlled, Maine-specific healthcare exchange.