News from November 29, 2012

November 30, 2012

Benefit dinner on Friday for Starks man shot in October

STARKS — A benefit dinner is planned Friday for a man who is slowly recovering after he was shot on his property by hunters last month.

November 29, 2012

Farmington District Court, Aug. 16 to Nov. 14, 2012

FARMINGTON -- The following cases, listed alphabetically E-H, were closed from Aug. 16, 2012, to Nov. 14, 2012, in Farmington District Court.

November 29, 2012

Waterville city political partisanship, ward system likely charter commission targets

WATERVILLE -- Eliminating party politics from City Council and school board races is a likely issue the newly elected Charter Commission probably will discuss, according to City Solicitor William Lee.

November 29, 2012

Augusta pharmacy robbers still at large

AUGUSTA -- Police on Thursday continued to search for the men responsible for a pair of pharmacy robberies this week in the city.

November 29, 2012

Nelson's lawyer calls investigation of 2009 Anson murder incomplete

SKOWHEGAN -- Defense attorneys in the trial of a man charged with murder in Anson three years ago are arguing that the police investigation was incomplete.

November 29, 2012

Augusta man denies guilt in Water Street arson case

AUGUSTA -- A city man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of arson and mischief in connection with a late night fire this spring at Capitol Computers in which he had to be rescued by firefighters.

November 30, 2012

Kennebec River barge crew bores test soil samples for Maine Natural Gas pipeline Several photos included in this story

AUGUSTA -- The two-company race to bring natural gas to the Kennebec Valley rolls on in corporate conference rooms, town halls, roadside ditches and now, atop a barge in the Kennebec River.

November 30, 2012

Donations still lag need for Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers holidays program Several photos included in this story

WATERVILLE -- Volunteers are struggling to raise donations and assemble boxes for hundreds of needy children for the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers before the program's deadline a week from today.

November 29, 2012

Augusta man who sexually assaulted sleeping 13-year-old sentenced to four years

AUGUSTA -- A city man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison and four years of probation for sexually assaulting a sleeping 13-year-old girl.

November 29, 2012

Kennebec County files appeal in retirement case

AUGUSTA -- A court appeal pitting Kennebec County against the state retirement system could cost the county $250,000.

November 29, 2012

Priest enters no plea in jail drug trafficking case

 An Episcopal priest accused of mailing prescription drugs to inmates at a Wiscasset jail made his first court appearance in that town Thursday morning and did not enter a plea.

November 29, 2012

Maine DHHS facing $100 million shortfall

Lawmakers expected a $10 million shortfall, but the number given by DHHS commissioner Mary Mayhew sent shock waves through the capitol.

November 29, 2012

Man arrested after incident with Romney motorcade

The Secret Service says a man who got in the motorcade's way was later charged with assault on a police officer and unlawful entry.

November 29, 2012

Anson murder suspect: Drugs, alcohol part of 'normal' day

In a recorded interview, Robert Nelson, 41, also says he met with Everett Cameron over a drug debt the day Cameron was killed.

November 29, 2012

Fiscal cliff worries blamed for Maine revenue drop

Legislators wait to see if Gov. LePage will order spending cuts to deal with the $35 million shortfall.

November 29, 2012

Obama and Romney together: Chili, not chilly Video clip included

Mitt Romney finally made it to the White House on Thursday. It just wasn't how he always envisioned.

November 29, 2012

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Texas

Bush, 88, has been in and out of the hospital recently for complications resulting from bronchitis.

November 29, 2012

Priest accused of mailing drugs to inmates appears in court

 The Rev. Stephen Foote, 70, of Bremen, faces one felony charge of trafficking in prison contraband at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

November 29, 2012

Twinkies maker Hostess: 110 buyers lined up

The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.

November 29, 2012

Divided Maine Republicans to choose leader Saturday

The two candidates for the party chair are former lawmakers Rich Cebra of Naples and Beth O'Connor of Berwick.

November 29, 2012

NYPD officer's kindness sparks online sensation

A tourist from Arizona takes a snapshot of Officer Larry DePrimo giving a homeless man all-weather boots and socks on a frigid night in Times Square.

November 29, 2012

Waterville police log and arrests, Nov. 26-29

Shoplifting,vehicle repossession, theft

November 29, 2012

Police: Lewiston woman tried to burn boyfriend's belongings

Heather Kullson was charged with arson, assault and eluding police.

November 29, 2012

Maine man arrested again on sex abuse charges

Police charge the 35-year-old Monroe man for a second time with having sex with the same 14-year-old girl.

November 29, 2012

Palestine expected to win UN recognition as a state today

The United States, Israel's closest ally, has mounted an aggressive campaign to head off the vote, which the Palestinians view as a historic step in their quest for global recognition.

November 29, 2012

Tips led to arrest of NH couple in burned boy case

Jessica Linscott, 23, and Roland Dow, 27, had been on the run for two weeks after allegedly causing significant head injuries and burns to Linscott's son.

November 29, 2012

UN court acquits former Kosovo PM of war crimes

The acquittals clear the way for a return to the political scene for Ramush Haradinaj, seen before his 2005 indictment as a unifying force in deeply divided Kosovo.

November 29, 2012

8 Mainers cited for illegally soliciting work in NY

Nassau County police say the men were found seeking home improvement work without a permit.

November 29, 2012

Former Maine police chief avoids jail in hunting case

The Turner man and his son were arrested in January 2011 with hundreds of pounds of illegal deer meat, guns, and other hunting-related equipment.

November 29, 2012

Could this be last chance to examine the end times?

apocalypse Current events have added an element of reality to college courses based on predictions that the world will end on Dec. 21, the conclusion of the 'Long Count' Mayan Calendar.

November 29, 2012

Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.'s a mystery

The two winners will split a record $588 million jackpot.