News from November 6, 2012

November 7, 2012

Michaud bests Raye in Maine's 2nd District rematch Several photos included in this story

The rematch is over. U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, is once again re-elected in Maine's 2nd District over Republican Kevin Raye.

November 7, 2012

Lachowicz unseats Martin in Senate District 25

Democrat Colleen M. Lachowicz on Tuesday ousted incumbent Sen. Thomas H. Martin, Jr., a Republican, in the race for Martin’s Senate District 25 seat by 913 votes.

November 7, 2012

Maloney holds commanding late-night lead in Kennebec / Somerset district attorney contest

AUGUSTA — Democrat Maeghan Maloney of Augusta has a commanding lead over Republican Darrick X. Banda in the race to be district attorney for the next two years in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

November 6, 2012

Exit poll offers insight into Maine voters' attitudes

Voters surveyed as they left the polls said they were concerned about unemployment and rising prices.

November 7, 2012

Police find missing 15-year-old Skowhegan girl during traffic stop

SKOWHEGAN -- The 15-year-old girl who was reported missing from her mother’s home in Skowhegan nearly two weeks ago has been found.

November 6, 2012

Voters share thoughts after casting their ballot Several photos included in this story

The American Legion in Waterville and City Hall in Skowhegan were packed late Tuesday afternoon, the parking lots were full and the lines of people stretched outside into the cold November night before the polls closed at 8 p.m.

November 6, 2012

Two Augusta men arrested in suspected jewelry burglary

AUGUSTA -- Two city men suspected of burglary were behind bars Tuesday afternoon following a foot chase by police.

November 6, 2012

Michaud, Raye supporters await results Several photos included in this story

Polls are closed and election night parties are in full swing for the candidates in Maine's 2nd Congressional District.

November 7, 2012

Legislative race results for southern Maine

Incumbent Dick Woodbury appears to have held on to his seat in the closely fought Senate District 11.

November 6, 2012

No bomb threat at Readfield Town Office on Election Day, says town manager

An official with the Secretary of State's Office says the report was incorrect due to a communication mix-up.

November 9, 2012

Obama tops Romney in Maine

The president claims all four of the state's eclectoral votes.

November 6, 2012

King wins in Maine, giving Senate 2 independents

King prevailed over Republican Charlie Summers and Democrat Cynthia Dill in the race to replace Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe,

November 7, 2012

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The president pledges to work with leaders of both parties to help the nation complete its recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression.

November 6, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 6, 2012

IN ANSON, Monday, at 2:12 p.m., reported assault was investigated on North Main Street.

November 6, 2012

King wins Maine's pivotal U.S. Senate seat Video clip included

The 68-year-old, Harley Davidson-riding, politically independent former two-term governor weathered a storm of negative television ads from out-of-state groups trying to elect a Republican majority to the Senate.

November 6, 2012

Waterville District Court, Oct. 9 - 19, 2012

WATERVILLE -- The following cases were closed from Oct. 9 to Oct. 19, 2012, in Waterville District Court.

November 7, 2012

Pingree declares victory in U.S. House race Video clip included

Buoyed by strong support in Portland and farther up the coast toward her hometown of North Haven, Pingree solidified the 1st District’s reputation as reliably Democratic.

November 7, 2012

Maine Democrats take back Legislature

Gov. Paul LePage calls on legislators to put aside political rhetoric.

August 10, 2013

Mainers vote to legalize same-sex marriage Several photos included in this story

"We'll be able to stand before friends and family and make that lifetime commitment we've dreamed about," said Matt McTighe, campaign manager of Mainers United for Marriage.

November 6, 2012

Help sought in St. Albans poaching case

ST. ALBANS -- Police and game wardens are seeking answers in a poaching case that left two deer dead Monday evening.

November 6, 2012

Somali women challenged at Auburn polling place

The ACLU of Maine said the poll watcher challenged the women because they were registering to vote with the help of an interpreter.

November 6, 2012

Fear of looting grips NYC as new storm threatens

In the Rockaways, one of the worst-hit areas, nightfall brings with it fears of looting, burglaries – even armed robberies.

November 6, 2012

Political scientists: King, incumbents should take federal races; marriage vote tight

Three Maine professors also believe control for the Legislature will be nip-and-tuck.

November 6, 2012

Remorse, but no explanation in Farmington murder trial

The man on trial for killing 81-year-old Grace Burton in her apartment told police he was sorry about what happened but offered no motive.

November 6, 2012

Early report: Voting levels in Waterville up over four years ago

WATERVILLE — In-person voting in Waterville appears to be up compared with the general election four years ago, city Clerk Patti Dubois said.

November 6, 2012

PHOTOS: Voting across central Maine Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Voters turned out early in Waterville, with a steady line of line of people throughout the morning. Steady turnout was also reported in polling locations across central Maine, including Farmingdale, Randolph and at the Civic Center in Augusta.

November 6, 2012

Britax recalls 60,000 child car seats for choking danger

U.S. regulators say the seats were made with softer chest pad material that can be bitten off and chewed by children.

November 6, 2012

Romney casts ballot, campaigns as people vote

The Republican challenger will return to Boston Tuesday night for a reception at the Boston Convention Center.

November 6, 2012

Suspense to the end, Obama, Romney yield to voters Several photos included in this story Video clip included

All sides are awaiting, in particular, a verdict from the nine battleground states whose votes will determine which man can piece together the 270 electoral votes needed for victory.

November 6, 2012

Grandmother facing firearm, OUI, endangerment charges

An Alton grandmother is facing charges for allegedly being drunk and carrying an illegal gun while her 7-year-old grandson was in the front seat of her vehicle.

November 6, 2012

Maine lawyers recognized for pro bono services

Maine's highest court is giving thanks to Maine lawyers who are generous in giving free legal services.

November 6, 2012

NY, NJ officials help displaced residents vote

"Nothing is more important than voting. What is the connection between voting and this?" said Alex Shamis, a resident of hard-hit Staten Island, gesturing to his mud-filled home.

November 6, 2012

Maine National Guard general stepping down

Brig. Gen. Donald McCormack is stepping down as Maine's Assistant Adjutant General, Air. His retirement marks the end of a 32-year military career.

November 6, 2012

Ethics panel: Spending illegally coordinated

The commission met in a special session Monday after the Maine Democratic Party filed a complaint alleging illegal coordination between the campaign for Mike Nadeau of Fort Kent and an outside group that spent nearly $1,500 on his behalf.

November 6, 2012

Maine heating oil prices drop 4 cents per gallon

 Prices vary per region, with the average cost in southwest areas of the state the lowest at $3.56 per gallon.