News from November 8, 2012

November 8, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 8, 2012

IN ANSON, Wednesday at 11:03 p.m., a report of domestic disturbance was investigated on Main Street.

November 8, 2012

Augusta City Council sends sex offender residency ordinance to city staff for further study

AUGUSTA -- The Augusta City Council Thursday night agreed to have city staff study a possible residency restriction for sex offenders and then bring it back to the council for debate.

November 8, 2012

Farmington police to enforce Whittier Road closure

FARMINGTON -- Police will be assigned to enforce the closure of Whittier Road during a football game tonight.

November 8, 2012

SAD 19 considers music, sports program cuts to overcome debt

NEWPORT -- School Administrative District 19 continues to struggle in its attempts to pay off a $3.6 million dollar debt, and it may have an impact on whether the district can meet payroll and pay other bills next month.

November 8, 2012

Three incumbents regain China selectmen seats; no withdrawl from RSU 18

CHINA -- Voters in Tuesday's election sent three incumbents back to the Board of Selectmen and rejected a ballot measure related to school district consolidation.

November 8, 2012

Authorities seize 14 animals from Winslow house

WINSLOW -- Fourteen animals were seized Tuesday from a home on Nowell Road after a months-long investigation into alleged neglect, cruelty and inadequate shelter, police said.

November 8, 2012

Brighton Plantation looking into leaving SAD 59

BRIGHTON PLANTATION -- The community will form an official committee to look into withdrawing from Madison-based School Administrative District 59.

November 8, 2012

Police GPS tracking device leads way to drug trafficker's guilty plea

AUGUSTA -- A Litchfield man pleaded guilty Thursday to trafficking in marijuana in a case in which police installed a GPS device to follow the trail of the drug from a growing site to his home.

November 8, 2012

Police seek help finding Oakland storage unit burglars

OAKLAND -- Police are investigating the break-in of 26 storage units on Rice Rips Road early Thursday morning.

November 8, 2012

Monmouth Academy club hosts dodgeball tourney

MONMOUTH -- Monmouth Academy math teacher Dan Weeks still remembers the thrill of the catch and high of the bounce.

November 8, 2012

Oakland man charged with threatening woman with shotgun

OAKLAND -- An Old Waterville Road man was arrested Wednesday morning after police said he assaulted a woman while threatening her with a shotgun.

November 8, 2012

Richmond teen safe at home following alcohol poisoning, exposure

RICHMOND -- A local teenager is back at home a day after he was found passed out and suffering from alcohol poisoning in a ditch along Front Street.

November 8, 2012

Gardiner councilors decline new sex offender restrictions

GARDINER -- City councilors say they are not interested in moving forward with new restrictions on where some sex offenders can live, despite some residents' pleas it would make their neighborhood safer.

November 8, 2012

Central Maine Power crews, Maine State Police troopers among those aiding Sandy victims

Teams of police and power crews are working to help those in New Jersey devastated by superstorm Sandy.

November 8, 2012

Area residents helping Superstorm Sandy victims

AUGUSTA -- Seeing images of cities inundated by floods, homes swept away or burned down and hungry people lined up for food in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Jani Clark couldn't stay put in Maine.

November 8, 2012

Life magazine photo subject remembers Cuban missle crisis, 50 years later

AUGUSTA -- Fifty years ago today, Life magazine published a photo of 29-year-old Air Force reservist Joe Cowing getting a shot in his right arm after being called to active duty around the time of the Cuban missile crisis.

November 9, 2012

Maine Republican Party chair steps down, criticizes LePage

Charlie Webster says the governor 'made clear that his people were going to run the party.'

November 8, 2012

Richmond teen hospitalized after drinking party

A local teen is back at home a day after he was found passed out and suffering alcohol poisoning on Front Street.

November 9, 2012

Hundreds celebrate life of Camden Snow Bowl manager Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Friends and family describe Jeff Kuller, who died Sunday at 56, as a man who inspired many.

November 8, 2012

Cuomo: NY superstorm damage could total $33B

Sandy inundated parts of New York City and New Jersey with a storm surge as high as 14 feet, killed more than 100 people and left more than 8.5 million people without power at its peak.

November 9, 2012

DC journalist Woodward says independent tag will help King

Bob Woodward says Angus King won't carry a swing vote in the Senate, but being an independent "enhances his leverage."

November 8, 2012

Spider delays Mass. town's vote count

The town clerk says she has been pressing to have the voting machines replaced for several years.

November 8, 2012

Mass. man gets 50 years for killing Farmington woman

FARMINGTON -- Juan Contreras, the man on trial this week for the murder of 81-year-old Grace Burton changed his plea to guilty on Thursday.

November 8, 2012

Votes legalizing pot in 2 states challenge US drug war

While the measures earned broad support from the electorate in Colorado and Washington on Tuesday, they are likely to face resistance from federal drug warriors.

November 8, 2012

Vt. power line vandalism cost utilities $1.25M

Nearly 170 insulators were shot out in a transmission line capable of carrying 10 percent of the electricity used throughout New England.

November 8, 2012

Man pleads guilty to setting sub fire at Kittery shipyard

Casey James Fury, 24, of Portsmouth, N.H., waived indictment Thursday morning in federal court and pleaded guilty to two counts of arson.

November 8, 2012

Deer Isle man charged in stabbing outside Bangor club

The victim, a 26-year-old man from Newburgh, was treated by paramedics for cuts to his arm and upper torso.

November 8, 2012

Litchfield Democrat seeks recount



November 8, 2012

Waterville and Clinton police logs, Nov. 7 and 8

Theft, harassment, assault

November 8, 2012

Registered sex offender volunteered for school field trip

Rodney Heath of Otisfield was charged with prohibited contact with a minor after attending a field trip organized by the Oxford Hills Technical School in Paris.

November 8, 2012

Maine man accused of killing alleged dealer is arraigned

Police say Andrew Kierstead told them he fired a shotgun repeatedly at Richard Mills because the victim had hooked him on drugs, but then shut him off for not paying a drug debt.

November 8, 2012

2 days after pot votes, industry gathers in Denver

Industry entrepreneurs have plenty of questions about the votes to legalize marijuana in Colorado and Washington state.

November 8, 2012

Bangor hospital to start major expansion

The $250 million project will update surgery, cardiac, and women and infants services and expand bed capacity from 350 to 411.

November 8, 2012

Utah man ordered to pay Maine $74,000 for fire

Richard Wes Coers pleaded no contest this week to a charge of failure to extinguish a fire on Big Spencer Mountain that burned about two acres.

November 8, 2012

Obama's health care overhaul turns into a sprint

Republican governors who derided "Obamacare" will now have to decide whether they somehow can join the team.

November 8, 2012

Soldier: Woman denied Army general had raped her

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair faces charges including forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct and adultery, a crime in the military.

November 8, 2012

Giffords shooter gets life sentence

Jared Lee Loughner, 24, is sentenced for the January 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

November 8, 2012

Suspect in Bangor triple slaying moved to another jail

Penobscot Sheriff Glenn Ross has said Randall Daluz was being held under maximum security because of harassment by friends and family of the victims.

November 8, 2012

Maine high court to hear appeal of murder conviction

Zachary Carr, 21, was convicted last year in the January 2010 shooting death of 19-year-old John "Bobby" Surles on a Bangor street.

November 8, 2012

Maine electric rates to fall next March

PUC Chairman Tom Welch says the price reductions will lower electricity costs in Maine by about $20 million next year.

November 8, 2012

Storm brings new outages for Sandy-battered states Several photos included in this story Video clip included

From Brooklyn to storm-battered sections of the Jersey shore and Connecticut, about 750,000 customers in the region were without power in temperatures near freezing.

November 8, 2012

Washington, Colorado legalize pot

Jake Dimmock The states have about a year to devise rules for their new systems, which could draw federal wrath.