News from November 17, 2012

November 17, 2012

CLASS B FOOTBALL STATE TITLE GAME: Mt. Blue wins 1st title since 1980

The Cougars upended the Hawks 44-42 in a wild shootout before about 5,000 fans at Fitzpatrick Stadium to claim the Class B football state championship.

November 18, 2012

Owls Head plane crash victims still unnamed

OWLS HEAD -- Authorities said Saturday that a 62-year-old pilot from Camden was driving the pickup involved in a deadly plane crash at the Knox County Regional Airport on Friday evening.

November 17, 2012

State asked to step into Readfield dispute with cattle farmer

READFIELD -- A years-old conflict between a cattle farmer and town officials who say his animals are escaping frequently, endangering motorists, has escalated and the state is being asked to step in.

November 17, 2012

Coopers Mills' fire department on track to replace century-old station Several photos included in this story

COOPERS MILLS -- The volunteer fire department is on its way to a new fire station after more than 10 years of fundraising to replace a century-old station.

November 17, 2012

Waterville City Council to name Ward 2 councilor, three charter commissioners

WATERVILLE -- City councilors on Tuesday are scheduled to appoint a Ward 2 councilor, as well as three charter commission members.

November 17, 2012

BILL NEMITZ: Former SAM executive director, anti-gun forces break bread to take weapons from dangerous people

It had the makings of a great editorial cartoon -- except it actually happened.

November 17, 2012

DC NOTEBOOK: Collins, Snowe and King make headlines on Benghazi bombing inquiries

WASHINGTON -- One of the big topics on Capitol Hill last week was the ongoing investigation into the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. And members of Maine's congressional delegation -- including one who isn't even an official member yet -- were in the thick of the discussion.

November 17, 2012

Vassalboro yard care office razed in early Saturday fire

VASSALBORO -- Fire on Saturday morning destroyed a North Belfast Avenue building housing Vannah Yard Care's garage and offices as well as an apartment.

November 17, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 17, 2012

IN ALBION, Friday at 1:22 p.m., an intoxicated person was reported on Pond Road.

November 17, 2012

Old photography technique used in Athens to preserve memory of town's historic buildings Several photos included in this story

WEST ATHENS -- The oldest house in the town of Athens is falling down.

November 17, 2012

Cheap turkeys the lure for grocers' all-important fourth quarter

 The Thanksgiving table may be groaning with an excess of food on Thursday, but chances are the items on it will be a bargain.

November 18, 2012

Augusta's development director takes job with Summit Utilities

AUGUSTA -- The city's longtime development director has been hired away by a natural gas company planning to bring a pipeline into Augusta and the rest of the Kennebec Valley.

November 17, 2012

Robber flees Augusta CVS after getting drugs

AUGUSTA -- A lone robber held up the CVS Pharmacy on Capitol Street shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday and then fled on foot.

November 17, 2012

'Fiscal cliff' threatens every Maine taxpayer

WASHINGTON -- It was a last-second deal to avoid default and spur political leaders to action.

November 18, 2012

Two UMaine students, alumnus died in Owls Head plane crash

Friday’s fiery accident in Owls Head killed three members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, including the young pilot from South Portland.

November 17, 2012

CLASS C FOOTBALL STATE TITLE GAME: Foxcroft beats Winslow to win crown

PORTLAND — In a state championship game between two evenly matched teams, victory is found in the details. On Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium, the Winslow High School football team had two uncharacteristic turnovers.

November 17, 2012

Celtics top Raptors 107-89; Rondo adds 20 assists

Boston grabs a 17-point lead in the first quarter in beating Toronto.

November 17, 2012

CLASS A FOOTBALL STATE TITLE GAME: Thornton knocks off Lawrence

Andrew Libby rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, and Thornton Academy capitalized on turnovers and big plays to beat Lawrence 37-23 before about 6,000 fans at Fitzpatrick Stadium.

November 17, 2012

Man charged in homicide at Saco motel

Police say 39-year-old Lebon Bruno was arrested Saturday in the killing of Elizabeth Williams earlier this month.

November 17, 2012

Police investigate fatal shooting in Stockton Springs

David Linscott, 31, of Brooks is shot in the front yard of a house owned by Robert Tucker, 36.

November 17, 2012

White House: Israel has right to defend itself

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are in agreement that a de-escalation of the violence is preferred,

November 17, 2012

Augusta CVS Pharmacy robbed



November 17, 2012

Waterville police; Franklin, Somerset county logs, Nov. 16 and 17

Trespass, harassment, vehicle theft

November 17, 2012

Official: One crash victim is from Maine

Officials say names of the three victims are not expected to be released Saturday.

November 17, 2012

Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down rocket

Israel said its 'Iron Dome' system has intercepted nearly 250 rockets since a round of fighting broke out on Wednesday.

November 17, 2012

Structure fire reported in Vassalboro

VASSALBORO — Firefighters from several towns have been called to the scene of a structure fire near Route 3, Stone Road and Legion Park Road.

November 17, 2012

LePage: Thanks for food donations to needy

In his weekly radio address, the Maine governor says the hundreds of donors included a group of Girl Scouts from Washington County.

November 17, 2012

Funeral services set for fire victims in Orrington

Calling hours are Saturday and the funeral Sunday for a 30-year-old man and his three children.