News from November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 21, 2012

IN CANAAN, Tuesday at 8:25 p.m., a report of burglary was investigated on Nelson Hill Road.

November 21, 2012

Franklin Superior Court, Aug. 30 to Nov. 14, 2012

FARMINGTON -- The following cases, listed alphabetically A-N, were closed from Aug. 30, 2012, to Nov. 14, 2012, in Franklin Superior Court.

November 21, 2012

Police nab bleeding, one-shoed suspect in Oakland vehicle burglary

OAKLAND -- An Augusta man who allegedly fled a car burglary scene bleeding and wearing one shoe Tuesday was arrested about an hour later, police said.

November 21, 2012

Land for Maine's Future board presses Gov. LePage to release bond funds

Paul LePage Alarmed by the prospect of losing projects to protect vast acreage of forests, farms, waterways and beaches from development, board members of the state's Land for Maine's Future program are calling on Gov. Paul LePage to release bond funding voters approved as long as five years ago.

November 21, 2012

Down year for gift donations to Maine Children's Home For Little Wanderers Video clip included

WATERVILLE -- The impact of superstorm Sandy and slower-than-usual donations have left the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers scrambling for support as it assembles Christmas boxes for more than 1,600 children throughout Maine.

November 21, 2012

Small Business Saturday means to focus attention on local merchants after Black Friday fracas

Corey Ellis, owner of Mooseville, a Farmington gift shop, said he and other area businesses are relying on shoppers to buy local this holiday season.

November 21, 2012

Central Mainers grateful for life, health, family, food Several photos included in this story Video clip included

WATERVILLE -- With the candy canes of Kringleville in place and the shops on Main Street selling last-minute Thanksgiving goodies, the holidays have arrived here and with them a time for residents to reflect on what they are thankful for. On an overcast afternoon the day before Thanksgiving, area residents talked about what they were thankful for amidst their preparations for the next day.

November 21, 2012

BACKYARD NATURALIST: November's pregnant pause

My nomadic impulses have subsided in recent years, and I guess I forgot the world beyond Maine looks different. The irregular hills and ruts of Maine are burned deep in me, and Florida's gauzy, half-drunk summer landscape -- in the middle of November -- plastered my mind's eye like some immense dew.

November 21, 2012

Richmond fire destroys garage on Wednesday

RICHMOND -- A Rokell Farm Road garage housing a pickup and tools was destroyed by fire Tuesday evening.

November 22, 2012

Augusta lights tree, celebrates holidays with fireworks on Saturday

AUGUSTA --Holiday revelers will get the chance to be Santa for needy area residents or pets at the city's holiday tree lighting on Saturday, which will include everything from horse-drawn wagon rides to fireworks.

November 21, 2012

Volunteers prepare to serve the needy on Thanksgiving

AUGUSTA -- Heidi Bowden took on the monumental task of organizing Thanksgiving dinner for more than 360 people for one simple reason.

November 21, 2012

Vassalboro prepares to renegotiate Time Warner Cable franchise agreement

VASSALBORO -- Town Manager Mary Sabins wants to hear from residents about their experience with Time Warner Cable as the town begins the process of negotiating a new long-term franchise agreement with the company.

November 21, 2012

Study finds mammograms lead to unneeded treatment

It's the most detailed look yet at overtreatment of breast cancer, and it adds fresh evidence that screening is not as helpful as many women believe.

November 21, 2012

Search expands for NH couple suspected of injuring 3-year-old

The boy is recovering after surgery, but his condition is still serious.

November 21, 2012

Rep. Jessie Jackson Jr. resigns, citing mental health

Jackson says he'll still cooperate with a House ethics investigation into his dealings with imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

November 21, 2012

US abortions fall 5%, biggest drop in a decade

Some experts theorize that some women believe they can't afford to get pregnant, and a push for more contraception has also played a role.

November 21, 2012

Judge: Airline not responsible for 9/11 security lapses in Portland

ATTA ALOMARI United Airlines bears no responsibility for the hijacking of a flight that two terrorists boarded after flying from Portland to Boston, he says.

November 21, 2012

Cease-fire begins between Israel and Hamas Several photos included in this story

The agreement brokered by Egypt gives both Israel and Hamas enough gains to declare a victory.

November 21, 2012

Chestnut tree in Maine may be tallest in East Several photos included in this story

The 95-foot tree is located in some woodlands in this small town in southwestern Maine.

November 21, 2012

Maine fugitive not hiding at house of ex-wife, U.S. marshal says Several photos included in this story

Former prosecutor James Cameron, guilty of child porn charges, is still on the lam after fleeing his Rome home last week.

November 21, 2012

Fire destroys Richmond garage

A Rokell Farm Road garage housing a pickup and tools was destroyed by fire Tuesday evening.

November 21, 2012

Maine TV news co-anchors quit on air

Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio cite a battle with management over journalistic practices at WVII and sister station WFVX in Bangor.

November 21, 2012

Amid Gaza diplomacy, bomb blasts Tel Aviv bus

Hours after the bus blast, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Cairo and met with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

November 21, 2012

San Francisco bans public nudity

Exemptions would be made for participants at permitted street fairs and parades, such as the city's annual gay pride event and the Bay-to-Breakers street run.

November 21, 2012

Campaign starts to light up Memorial bridge

Current plans are to install LED lights to illuminate the bridge's towers, piers and a memorial plaque.

November 21, 2012

Democrat remains winner after Maine House recount

Twelve Maine legislative candidate recounts have now been completed, leaving one House recount to be completed on Monday.

November 21, 2012

Shelter runs out of dog food

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

November 21, 2012

Gen. Allen resumes command duty in Afghanistan

He had been in Washington when news of his problematic email correspondence with Florida socialite Jill Kelley surfaced last Monday.

November 21, 2012

Wales man, 49, killed in hunting-related shooting

The Maine Warden Service says the deer hunter was fatally shot by another deer hunter on Tuesday afternoon.

November 21, 2012

Fine lowered against NH brewery in keg explosion death

An employee of Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth was emptying a plastic keg with pressurized air when it blew apart at the seams in April, killing him.

November 21, 2012

Australians find $246M worth of drugs in steamroller

Australian Federal Police arrest a Canadian man and an American man in Sydney after finding 770 pounds of cocaine and meth.

November 21, 2012

Moose dead after collision with SUV on I-95

The vehicle took heavy damage but its occupants escaped injury.

November 21, 2012

Maine labor officials warn of email identity theft scam

The scam attempts to trick employers into responding to an email made to look like it comes from a state's "Division of Unemployment Assistance."

November 21, 2012

Deported Canadian sentenced in Maine for re-entry attempt

Owen Sharpe of Victoria, British Columbia, was sentenced to 45 months in prison.

November 21, 2012

New Zealand volcano erupts with a brief blast of dark ash