News from November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

MDEA: Priest mailed drugs to Wiscasset jail inmate

 A top midcoast drug agent said Monday that a local Episcopal priest arrested for drug trafficking earlier this month mailed drugs to an inmate he was friendly with and more charges will be filed in the case.

November 19, 2012

Democrat Jones confirmed winner in recount for House District 45 Several photos included in this story

AUGUSTA -- Democrat Brian L. Jones, a Freedom selectman, remained the winner in the House District 45 race following a recount Monday supervised by the Department of the Secretary of State.

November 19, 2012

Erskine Academy students may be on 'Nightline' with Weems

CHINA -- Local students may see themselves on television Thursday when an episode of the ABC News program "Nightline" is scheduled to air at 11:35 p.m.

November 19, 2012

Waterville man arrested in area tool trailer thefts

WINSLOW -- A Waterville man has been arrested on six felony charges related to a string of construction site trailer burglaries in central Maine.

November 19, 2012

No charges for former Messalonskee football coach

WATERVILLE -- The district attorney announced Monday he wouldn't file a criminal assault charge against former high school football coach Wes Littlefield.

November 19, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 19, 2012

IN MADISON, Sunday at 6:47 p.m., a report of mischief was investigated on Nichols Street.

November 20, 2012

Wounded Maine soldier makes it home for holidays

 After 18 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Hospital, Army Sgt. Helaina Lake finally arrives in Livermore Falls on Tuesday.

November 19, 2012

Kennebec, Somerset counties pharmacy robber sentenced to 15 years in prison

AUGUSTA -- A city man will spend the next 15 years in prison after admitting to robbing two pharmacies the same day at opposite ends of Kennebec County and another in Somerset County three days later.

November 19, 2012

Owls Head plane crash sparks discussion of small-airport safety

The collision between a plane and a pickup truck that killed three men Friday at Knox County Regional Airport has sparked discussion among pilots and aviation experts about safety procedures at small airports.

November 19, 2012

State law could prevent Hostess workers' unemployment claims

Mediation between Hostess Brands Inc. and the bakers' union Tuesday could complicate the former bakery employees' efforts to apply for state unemployment benefits, according to the Maine Department of Labor.

November 19, 2012

Driver in serious Portland crash on Sunday was operating with learner's permit

The 44-year-old driver of a car that veered into oncoming traffic leading to a crash that sent 10 people to the hospital was driving on a learner's permit that he had had for more than a year, according to state records.

November 19, 2012

Suspect in Saco motel rape, beating arraigned

ALFRED -- A homeless man from Portland who is accused of raping and battering a woman and leaving her nearly lifeless body in a motel bathtub in Saco while he went shopping made his initial appearance in court Monday on charges of murder and gross sexual assault.

November 19, 2012

President of Spurwink Services to step down after 13 years

PORTLAND -- Spurwink Services, one of Maine's largest mental health care and special education providers, will soon be seeking new leadership.

November 19, 2012

James Cameron escape timeline

* April 2008: Fired from his job as an assistant state attorney general, where he served as state's top drug-crimes prosecutor.

November 20, 2012

Monitor bracelet cutting easy to do, but rare, US Marshals say

Not many people in Maine try what the U.S. Marshals Service say former state prosecutor James Cameron did last week.

November 20, 2012

Federal agents hunt former prosecutor, child porn convict who slipped monitoring bracelet

Hours after learning his appeal of child porn charges failed and he was likely headed back to prison, Maine's former top drug prosecutor cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and fled.

November 19, 2012

Chesterville man arrested after allegedly shooting at neighbor

A Caldwell Lane man was arrested Monday after police said he shot at, but missed, a neighbor inside the neighbor’s home.

November 19, 2012

Pharmacy robber to spend 15 years in jail

AUGUSTA — A man who robbed two pharmacies the same day at opposite ends of Kennebec County and another three days later will spend the next 15 years behind bars.

November 19, 2012

Ex-Maine prosecutor now a fugitive from justice

James Cameron, convicted on child porn charges, cut off his electronic monitor and disappeared Wednesday, and is being hunted by the U.S. Marshals Service.

November 19, 2012

DA: No assault charges against former Messalonskee coach

The district attorney’s office decided today not to file a criminal assault charge against former high school football coach Wes Littlefield.

November 19, 2012

Dead man found in parked van at Bangor hospital

Detectives say drug paraphernalia was found in the van and that they're investigating whether drugs played a role in the death.

November 19, 2012

Democrat retains win in House District 45 recount

Brian L. Jones, a Freedom selectman, remains the winner following a recount today supervised by the Secretary of State’s Office.

November 19, 2012

Spurwink president announces departure plans

After 13 years, Dawn Stiles will leave Maine to take a job in Florida, where she has a home.

November 19, 2012

NH man accused of putting child in toolbox

Police say the man picked up his three children while driving a single-bench pickup truck and put one in the tool box for a 40-mile drive.

November 19, 2012

Maine man suffers burns in pickup crash

The Orient man suffers burns to about 70 percent of his body and is taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

November 19, 2012

Obama in Cambodia after rousing Myanmar welcome

The White House has made clear that Obama is only in Cambodia to attend an East Asia Summit and said the visit should not be seen as an endorsement of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

November 19, 2012

Stuck in chimney, Maine man rescued, then taken to jail

The Bath Fire Department used its ladder truck to swing over the chimney, take bricks down, and get to the man. The rescue took about 45 minutes.

November 19, 2012

Sanford man convicted of manslaughter in 2010 accident

Zachary Bubar was driving a car that crashed into a van, killing his passenger, Shawn Beaulieu of Sanford.

November 19, 2012

Maine gas prices holding steady

The average cost of a gallon of gas is still 17 cents above the national average.

November 19, 2012

Prosecutors seek proof of Bulger's immunity claim

Prosecutors call the 83-year-old Boston gangster's claim of immunity "frivolous" and "absurd."

November 19, 2012

Marine Corps forms new fighter jet squadron

The Marines are the first in the military taking the steps toward putting the F-35B in operation. The planes will replace Cold War-era aircraft such as the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier.

November 19, 2012

More Maine doctors requiring patients to agree to drug tests

Patients who don't agree likely won't get prescriptions, while those who fail tests face serious consequences, including scrutiny by law enforcement.

November 19, 2012

Petraeus biographer said to regret extramarital affair

After returning to North Carolina, Paula Broadwell tells friends she's deeply sorry for the affair that brought down Gen. David Petraeus.

November 19, 2012

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman

The 42-foot scallop boat capsized Sunday morning near Provincetown when it became entangled in fishing gear.

November 19, 2012

Public nudity ban eyed in fed-up San Francisco

Woody Miller But some say a proposed ordinance goes too far in undermining the tradition that keeps the city weird.

November 19, 2012

The Petraeus affair: FBI probe was exception to rule

Paula Broadwell, Jill Kelley But most cyberstalking cases don't involve the CIA director or military leader in Afghanistan.

November 19, 2012

Mass. highway safety director removed over driving record

The director of the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division has been on medical leave since she suffered a head injury in an August crash.