News from November 5, 2012

November 6, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 5, 2012

Larceny in Canaan, domestic disturbance in Madison, small baggie containing white powder was found in a parking lot in Oakland

November 6, 2012

Police seek missing 15-year-old Skowhegan girl

SKOWHEGAN -- Police are looking for a 15-year-old Skowhegan girl that has been missing since late October.

November 5, 2012

New Portland man indicted on terrorizing, theatening charges

SKOWHEGAN -- A New Portland man has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on charges of domestic violence terrorizing and criminal threatening in North Anson last month.

November 6, 2012

Election Day voting places and times

Selected polls are open Tuesday at the following times and places:

November 6, 2012

Farmington murder suspect was impaired by drugs, his lawyers claim

FARMINGTON -- The attorneys for a man accused of killing a woman in her apartment last year said during the first day of the murder trial Monday that their client was intoxicated -- possibly involuntarily -- and did not know what he was doing.

November 6, 2012

2nd Congressional District candidates finish campaigns in Aroostook County

Both candidates for Maine's 2nd Congressional District are feeling optimistic about their chances at the polls tonight, but they'll continue spreading their message to voters throughout the day.

November 6, 2012

City livestock rules get first hearing before Gardiner committee

GARDINER -- Members of a review committee on Monday began hashing out a proposed ordinance allowing people in residential zones to raise small livestock.

November 6, 2012

5 things to know about the Maine election

NUMBER ONE: Polling places open between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Election Day, depending on the town. All voting places close at 8 p.m.

November 6, 2012

Americans face prospect of status quo Congress

Despite more than $2 billion in election spending, Americans likely will elect a Congress as divided as the one they've complained about for two years.

November 5, 2012

In video, LePage slams education policy attacks

Supporters of public schools have run election ads critical of the governor's policies supporting virtual charter schools and for-profit education.

November 5, 2012

Candidates make pitches as minutes tick down in NH



November 5, 2012

Last-minute push before Election Day in Maine

A three-way U.S. Senate race and a referendum to legalize gay marriage are the focus of voters in the Pine Tree State.

November 5, 2012

Camden Snow Bowl manager killed by falling tree

Fifty-six-year-old Jeff Kuller died Sunday when the tree he was cutting fell on him at his home.

November 5, 2012

Attorney: Attacker unaware of his actions during killing Several photos included in this story

The attorney for a man accused of killing an elderly woman in her Farmington apartment said today that his client was intoxicated and did not know what he was doing during the attack.

November 5, 2012

Jury selection begins in Lewiston murder trial

Buddy Robinson, 31, has pleaded not guilty to killing 22-year-old Christiana Fesmire, who disappeared in July 2011.

November 5, 2012

Auburn standoff ends with man under arrest

Police had evacuated the mall and the Shaw's supermarket during the armed five-hour conflict.

November 6, 2012

Nor'easter headed for Maine, but far worse to south

The National Weather Service says a nor'easter will hit Maine late Wednesday night, bringing mostly heavy rain and some snow.

November 5, 2012

Gorham principal apologizes for sex discussion

Principal Robert Riley said he was alerted by some teachers who said it all happened so fast they didn't know how to respond.

November 5, 2012

Retired circus elephants find new home in Maine

Rosie and Opal arrived in Hope a few days ago and are living in a new facility with a 3,000-square-foot barn.

November 5, 2012

Waterville police log, Nov. 4 and 5

Intoxicated persons, criminal mischief, assault

November 5, 2012

Nor'easter threatens weather-weary East Coast

The storm is expected to bring winds of up to 55 mph, coastal flooding and several inches of snow and rain to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

November 5, 2012

Judges hear arguments over Maine labor mural

The plaintiffs want the appeals court to send the case back to the U.S. District Court in Bangor for a jury trial.

November 5, 2012

Prosecutors allege 5 women in Army general's sex crimes

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair faces charges that include wrongful sexual conduct, violating orders, misusing a government charge card, and possessing pornography and alcohol while deployed.

November 5, 2012

Analysis: Key swing state is really '5 Ohios'

The state has chosen the winner in the last 12 presidential elections and it's pivotal to the strategies of both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

November 5, 2012

Obama, Romney pursue last votes in close race Video clip included

Both men campaigned in states they need to win. Romney was in Florida, Virginia, and New Hampshire, while Obama was trying to protect Wisconsin from a late-breaking GOP challenge before heading to Iowa

November 5, 2012

Maine gas prices drop another 3 cents

Nevertheless, Mainers are still paying more than most Americans.

November 5, 2012

Salvation Army kicks off kettle campaign in Maine

Funds donated last year enabled the organization to serve 1,678 people during the holidays and nearly 700 people throughout the year.

November 5, 2012

Police search for man who robbed Gray pharmacy

Police are trying to determine if the incident is related to another in Lewiston an hour earlier.

November 5, 2012

Suspect in Bangor triple slaying pleads not guilty

Nicholas Sexton of Warwick, R.I., pleaded not guilty to murder and arson.

November 5, 2012

UMaine System enrollment up for fall semester

It's the first year since 2004 that overall fall enrollment hasn't declined.

November 5, 2012

Maine labor mural case goes to appeals court

The appeal argues that a federal judge erred when he agreed that the LePage administration was within its rights in removing the mural from a state office building.

November 5, 2012

Wild dogs maul toddler at Pennsylvania zoo

 A 2-year-old boy is killed after falling into a pack of African painted dogs on exhibit in Pittsburgh.

November 5, 2012

Obama, Romney stress their differences

Both presidential campaigns court battleground state voters heading into Election Day.

November 5, 2012

Bulger, 83, transferred to hospital in Boston

James "Whitey" Bulger The mobster suffers chest pains while in prison awaiting trial for his alleged role in 19 murders.