News from November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012

Christmas tree sale season also begins

OAKLAND -- While most shoppers were focused on door-busting deals at retail outlets, a few kicked off a different kind of shopping season by buying Christmas trees from the Oakland Lions Club Friday.

November 23, 2012

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

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

November 23, 2012

Farmers' lawsuit against Monsanto heads back to federal court

A lawsuit filed by a nationwide consortium of farmers against the chemical giant Monsanto concerning genetically modified seeds is headed for court again.

November 23, 2012

Black Friday shoppers bag early bargains in Augusta Several photos included in this story

AUGUSTA -- Bargain hunters were out in full force at city retail stores early Friday for the busiest shopping day of the year.

November 23, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 24, 2012

IN ANSON, a report of burglary was investigated on North Main Street.

November 23, 2012

ON THE EDGE: Password to the wise

It's the password thing. My early memories of the password were simple: a game show, or the code spoken in the dark, so you didn't get shot. But the rules are different now, and at my advanced age I have moved -- no, fallen -- headlong into the 21st century.

November 23, 2012

Madison mobile home destroyed by fire Friday afternoon

MADISON — A fire originating in a back bedroom destroyed most of a mobile home at 4 Oak St. Friday night.

November 23, 2012

Known for moose, Maine welcomes home 2 elephants Several photos included in this story

Maine has moose, lobsters and puffins. Add elephants to the list.

November 24, 2012

Former Maine Teacher of Year dies suddenly at 40

Kevin Grover, who taught second-graders at Falmouth Elementary, suffered a heart attack after running in Rangeley.

November 23, 2012

Edwarda O'Bara, in diabetic coma since 1970, dies

O’Bara was a high school student who wanted to be a pediatrician when she fell ill 42 years ago.

November 23, 2012

Mass. bargain hunter takes home TV, leaves tot

Police found the boy asleep in the vehicle in a Kmart parking lot at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

November 23, 2012

N.H. cutting red pines to keep insect at bay Several photos included in this story

No one's quite sure where the insect originated, but red pine scale is easily spread by wind, birds and squirrels.

November 23, 2012

Black ice blamed in fatal W. Maine crash

The driver of a second vehicle is taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

November 23, 2012

Clashes in Egypt as Morsi defends new powers Video clip included

The violence reflects the increasingly dangerous polarization in Egypt over what course it will take nearly two years after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

November 23, 2012

DC on pace for fewer than 100 homicides in 2012

After approaching nearly 500 slayings a year in the early 1990s, the annual rate has gradually declined to the point that the city is now on the verge of a once-unthinkable milestone.

November 23, 2012

Feds charge ring with selling non-existent cars

The case involved advertising cars on websites such as eBay and Autotrader and arranging for wire transfers to pay for the vehicles.

November 23, 2012

Central Maine shoppers flock to big-box stores

Shoppers snag deals at stores while local retailers prepare for the season.

November 23, 2012

Two arrested after early-morning fight at Maine Mall

Police also were called to Macy's, where a man had passed out in the lingerie section.

November 23, 2012

Sixpence from 1652 sells for $430K at auction

An East Hampton, N.Y., woman found the coin 23 years ago with a metal detector.

November 23, 2012

Black leaders look to leverage their loyalty

Notwithstanding Mitt Romney's assertion that Obama gave "gifts" to minorities in exchange for their votes, black leaders are delivering wish lists to the president anyway.

November 23, 2012

House to consider limited Republican immigration bill

Republicans are changing the formula this time by adding a provision long sought by some immigration advocates.

November 23, 2012

Black ice blamed in 3 fatal Maine crashes

State police issue a reminder to motorists that bridges and overpasses are the first to freeze.

November 23, 2012

Thieves hit unlocked cars in Maine hospital lot

Cash, cigarettes and electronic devices valed at more than $500 were stolen.

November 23, 2012

Maine farmers, others have court date to refute Monsanto ruling

At issue in the appeal is Monsanto's right to hold seed patents and farmers' need to be exempt from lawsuits.

November 23, 2012

Supporters, rivals of Egyptian president clash

The president's opponents have set fire to offices of his Muslim Brotherhood in several cities.

November 23, 2012

SLIDE SHOW: Shoppers start at midnight in Augusta Video clip included

Some local holiday shoppers were out all night as stores opened at midnight for Black Friday.

November 23, 2012

Maine firefighter's home burns down

The Dresden blaze destroyed the home of Albert Lilly, a local firefighter and brother of fire Chief Gerald Lilly.

November 23, 2012

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Ready, set, shop! Several photos included in this story Video clip included



November 23, 2012

Job applicant accuses Maine restaurant owner of making slurs

The woman says the owner of Schooner's Seafood & Steakhouse in Brewer called her a Nazi.

November 23, 2012

Pickup rollover kills 1, injures another

The driver was ejected and found pinned under the vehicle. Neither woman was wearing a seat belt.

November 23, 2012

NH boy, 2, gets stuck in laundry chute

Firefighters eventually broke through a wall and cut some wires in the basement to rescue him.

November 23, 2012

Study: Pregnant teens need better school support

A new report says offering pregnant teens extra support would ultimately save taxpayers money by helping them become financially independent and not dependent on welfare.

November 23, 2012

140 cars, trucks in massive Texas pileup Video clip included

The fog was so thick that deputies didn't immediately realize they were dealing with multiple accidents.

November 23, 2012

Black Friday brings shoppers – and thieves

In Kittery, Police Chief Paul Callaghan says the two most common targets for thieves at the Kittery Outlets are clothing and electronics.

November 23, 2012

Forester: 1,250 trees illegally cut in Livermore

A town official says about 10 acres of town property was cut by a logger who cut over the property line.

November 23, 2012

Freeport shops chugging along with push from the Downeaster Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The inaugural Moonlight Madness train brings shoppers and well-wishers to Freeport in the wee hours of Black Friday.