News from November 18, 2012

November 18, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 18, 2012

IN CANAAN, Saturday at 4:23 p.m., vandalism was reported on Browns Corner Road.

November 18, 2012

Three arrested in alleged Saturday robbery in Augusta

AUGUSTA -- Three people were arrested Saturday following a report of a robbery at a home on Northern Avenue just after 5 p.m.

November 18, 2012

Hallowell fire station plans stuck in impasse over current structure

HALLOWELL -- The committee studying what to do about a home for the fire department is finding itself divided over the past and the future.

November 18, 2012

'History Walkers' explore Readfield's trails

READFIELD -- Tan beech leaves carpeted the ground, rustling beneath the feet of the 15 hikers on the trail through the Fogg Farm Conservation Area. A tiny grove of princess pines stood delicately beside the path.

November 18, 2012

Holiday table seating arrangements a blend of science, history

If you peer down to the head of your Thanksgiving dinner table on Thursday and think "There's Grandpa, in his proper seat because he's the head of the family," then you're not thinking deeply enough.

November 18, 2012

Augusta District Court, Nov. 8-13, 2012

AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed between Nov. 8 and Nov. 13, 2012, in Augusta District Court.

November 18, 2012

Kennebec Arsenal owner plans to renovate 5 buildings in 3 years

AUGUSTA -- Kennebec Arsenal owner and would-be developer Tom Niemann said his plan to renovate the historic but neglected riverside complex building-by-building will result in five of its eight buildings being redeveloped within the next 36 months.

November 18, 2012

REPORTING ASIDE: Pine Grove Cemetery a repository of Waterville's history

Trudy Lovely knows Pine Grove Cemetery like the back of her hand and can point to all the graves of prominent people buried there.

November 18, 2012

Rome man injures self in Mercer hunting mishap

MERCER -- A Rome man was injured Saturday when he apparently shot himself in the left foot while hunting, according to a press release from the Maine Warden Service.

November 18, 2012

Waterville's holiday season kicks off on Friday with parade to Kringleville

WATERVILLE -- A parade of sparkling lights and the opening of Santa's downtown mini-village Friday night will kick off the city's annual holiday season.

November 18, 2012

Pilot killed in Owls Head crash was taking friends for a ride

The 24-year-old pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at Knox County Regional Airport was described by family and friends Sunday as a natural leader who was about to leave for flight school to become a pilot in the Air Force.

November 18, 2012

Watersheds suffer from rock salt runoff

Salt has serious effects on watersheds, according to a University of Maine study.

November 18, 2012

Half of alleged Zumba prostitution clients hold construction-related jobs

The infamous list of suspected clients in the Kennebunk prostitution scandal now stands at 58 names and counting. At first blush, the names appear to have no connection to one another.

November 19, 2012

Maine towns monitoring their rock salt diet for good of the environment

Rock salt means safer roads, but it can also wreak havoc on the environment, leaving public works officials across the state trying to reduce salt use while preserving safe road surfaces.

November 18, 2012

Former UMaine guard sticks with Claws

Raheem Singleton has a spot with the Red Claws, who cut four players on Sunday.

November 18, 2012

Sunday River launches new online ticket program

Tickets can be purchased on the website at savings of 10 to 35 percent for skiers who buy tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

November 18, 2012

Rome man shoots self in hunting accident

MERCER — A Rome man was injured Saturday when he apparently shot himself in the left foot while hunting, according to a press release from the Maine Warden Service.

November 18, 2012

Stickers to help fund great blue heron survey

Proceeds from the sticker will go toward funding the next aerial survey scheduled for 2015, which will help find new heron colonies in the state.

November 18, 2012

Notre Dame No. 1, Alabama No. 2 in AP Top 25

Notre Dame is No. 1 for the first time since November 1993.

November 18, 2012

Funeral services held for 4 victims in Orrington fire

Hundreds attended Saturday's memorial gathering and a wake later in the afternoon at the funeral home.

November 18, 2012

Calif. student from Maine is named Rhodes Scholar

Margaret Hayden of Brunswick is a senior at Stanford University in California, where she majors in human biology.

November 18, 2012

NH man killed in motorcycle crash in Kittery

Christopher Flayhan, 53, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck Saturday morning.

November 18, 2012

Medics: Israel strike kills 11 civilians in Gaza

A Gaza health official says five women and four small children are among the dead.

November 18, 2012

Black Friday shoppers already in line in Tampa

Some shoppers arrived Friday night to line up outside a Best Buy store to wait for sales the day after Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2012

Maine Sports Commission launches new website

The site offers information, tools and interactive resources for planners and visitors to use in planning sporting events and sports-related meetings in Maine.