News from November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 20, 2012

IN ANSON, Monday at 6:11 p.m., a report of harassment was investigated on Arnolds Lane.

November 20, 2012

Waterville burglar interrupted by resident during Russell Street burglary Tuesday

WATERVILLE -- Police believe a Russell Street resident interrupted a burglar when she returned home from a walk Tuesday, but the intruder fled before police arrived.

November 20, 2012

Police seek Waterville man in St. Albans burglaries

Somerset Sheriff's Deputy Wilfred Dodge was en route to a reported break-in at the St. Albans Town Office shortly after 11 the night of Nov. 12, when he saw an open door at Kippy's Korner Store in adjacent Hartland.

November 20, 2012

Franklin County commissioners reject sheriff's request to hire secretary

The Franklin County commissioners decided Tuesday against a proposal by Sheriff Dennis Pike to hire a new secretary and waive an employee's probationary period.

November 20, 2012

Bowing to complaints, Farmington partially reopens Whittier Road

FARMINGTON -- Three weeks after closing Whittier Road because of safety concerns, it was partially reopened Tuesday because of complaints about convenience.

November 20, 2012

Norridgewock selectmen send hospital permitting fees back to Planning Board

NORRIDGEWOCK -- The town will ask the Planning Board to reconsider a decision made last month to not charge Redington-Fairview General Hospital roughly $12,000 in application fees for construction on a Mercer Avenue property.

November 20, 2012

Waterville councilors pick Owens at Tuesday meeting

WATERVILLE -- Planning Board member Michael Owens is the new city councilor representing Ward 2.

November 20, 2012

Dems seek strong gubernatorial candidate to avoid another third-place finish

 The 2012 election is barely two weeks old, but Maine Democrats are already talking about the next one, specifically the 2014 governors race.

November 21, 2012

Feds search Cameron's former home, still no trace of convicted child porn offender Several photos included in this story Video clip included

HALLOWELL -- Federal authorities on Tuesday searched the home of Barbara Cameron, as part of a nationwide manhunt for her ex-husband, James Cameron.

November 20, 2012

Wounded Livermore Falls soldier returns to a hero's welcome Video clip included

PORTLAND -- Helaina Lake's two flights Tuesday morning were each barely an hour long, but they tired her out.

November 20, 2012

Mich. company to help rework Maine's environmental rules for mines

The state has hired a Michigan consulting firm to help modernize environmental rules for mining operations, once again fueling the wrangling over mining in Maine.

November 20, 2012

Judge won't unseal two search warrant affidavits in Zumba prostitution case

BIDDEFORD -- A judge has rejected a motion to unseal two affidavits filed by police who sought search warrants in the investigation of an alleged prostitution operation in Kennebunk.

November 21, 2012

Hunter shot, killed in Wales

WALES -- A hunter was killed Tuesday when he was shot off E Road, according to the Maine Warden Service.

November 20, 2012

Two former lawmakers vying to be new state GOP chairman

The Maine Republican Party's state committee will meet early next month to choose one of two former lawmakers as the party's next chairman. Its choice could prove crucial to Republicans' immediate future in the wake of widespread defeats on Election Day.

November 20, 2012

Republican Fossel falls in third recount over 10 years; Democrat Johnson named winner of Senate District 20 Several photos included in this story

AUGUSTA -- For the third time in 10 years, Les Fossel faced a recount in a Senate race.

November 20, 2012

Gardiner water main break stops taps temporarily on Tuesday

GARDINER -- Some downtown businesses and apartments were without water for a couple of hours Tuesday while workers repaired a water main break.

November 21, 2012

Donor puts temporary end to Waterville animal shelter's dog food emergency Video clip included

WATERVILLE -- The Humane Society Waterville Area ran out of dog food Tuesday, prompting shelter officials to ask for donations on their Facebook page.

November 20, 2012

Messalonskee football player's lawyer laments refusal to charge former coach

OAKLAND -- A lawyer for a Messalonskee High School football player said he was deeply disappointed with the decision Monday not to prosecute former high school coach Wes Littlefield on an assault charge.

November 20, 2012

Johnson holds on to Senate District 20 after recount

The Democrat received 10,943 votes and Fossel got 10,772, according to the Department of the Secretary of State.

November 21, 2012

Warden Service: Hunters in fatal accident were shooting at same deer

Killed was Gerard Parent, 49, of Wales. He was shot by Christopher Austin, 41, of Andrews Road in Wales.

November 21, 2012

Judge to keep Kennebunk prostitution affidavits sealed

The documents, used to request search warrants, are usually made public after the indictments, but haven't been in this case.

November 20, 2012

Meningitis victims ask judge to freeze assets

New England Compounding Center is under investigation for distributing a tainted steroid that's sickened more than 400 people, more than 30 of whom have died.

November 20, 2012

Complaints spur reopening of Whittier Road

FARMINGTON — Three weeks after closing a road due to safety concerns, town officials partially reopened it Tuesday morning because of complaints about convenience.

November 20, 2012

Maine man accused of selling cocaine in middle school parking lot

Police say 29-year-old Reynard Eugene Carroll was selling cocaine from a car parked at Lewiston Middle School.

November 20, 2012

Falmouth collision totals Maine State Police cruiser, minivan

No one was injured when Trooper Fernand Cloutier lost control of his cruiser on black ice this morning and hit the van.

November 20, 2012

Wounded Maine soldier receives hero's welcome home Several photos included in this story

After surviving a suicide bomber and enduring 18 surgeries, U.S. Army Sgt. Helaina Lake finally makes it back to Maine.

November 20, 2012

FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot

The defendants, including a man who served in the U.S. Air Force, were arrested for allegedly plotting to bomb military bases and government facilities.

November 20, 2012

Manhunt for ex-Maine prosecutor continues Video clip included

The state’s former top drug prosecutor cut off his monitoring bracelet and fled last week after learning his appeal of child porn convictions had failed.

November 20, 2012

Longtime Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys.

November 20, 2012

Maine jobless rate dips to 7.4% in October

That's better than the U.S. as a whole, but there has been little job growth in the state for several years.

November 20, 2012

Former US Sen. Warren Rudman dies at 82

The Republican warned about a terrorist attack on U.S. soil and tried to slow the budget deficit.

November 20, 2012

NH couple sought in injuries to 3-year-old boy

"We cannot fathom for the life of us why someone could put a child through this."

November 20, 2012

Nadeau winner of Winslow House race

Nadeau defeated Republican incumbent Susan Morrissette by 52 votes. Nadeau earned 2,248 votes and Morrissette got 2,196.

November 20, 2012

Maine man gets prison time for death threat

Harold Rowe was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland to two years and three months behind bars, followed by three years of probation.

November 20, 2012

US sends Clinton to Mideast to try to end conflict Video clip included

Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers have staked out tough, hard-to-bridge positions, and the gaps keep alive the threat of an Israeli ground invasion.

November 20, 2012

General's wife speaks out on his misconduct probe

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair waits to hear whether he'll be court-martialed on charges including forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, and possessing pornography and alcohol while deployed.

November 20, 2012

Judge: No more electrolysis for Mass. transgender inmate

Judge Robert Wolf also puts the gender reassignment surgery he ordered for Michelle Kosilek in September on hold until the state appeals his ruling.

November 20, 2012

Maine research center to probe deep-sea microbes

A consortium of scientists will study the DNA of microbes that have lived in isolation for millions of years.

November 20, 2012

Maine election panel to hold final public hearing

The five-member panel was appointed to study the voter registration process, voter participation and how elections are conducted.

November 20, 2012

3 bodies found in Maine home, no suspects sought

The bodies of a man, his wife and his friend were found in Alton on Tuesday, but few details have been released.