News from November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012

ON THE EDGE: Death by the pound

A thought: I wonder if crematoriums charge by the pound? That ran through my mind as I looked in the full-length mirror at dawn this morning. I've put back on a good part of the weight I had lost this spring. I think I'm becoming what they call "a full-figured lad."

November 9, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 9, 2012

IN ANSON, Thursday at 4:52 p.m., a report of a theft was investigated on River Road.

November 19, 2012

Burlesque dancer wins seat on Portland school board

PORTLAND -- Usually, a video of a political candidate doing a striptease in a dive bar is enough to end a campaign -- especially a campaign for the local school board.

November 9, 2012

Maine ER nurse aiding Superstorm Sandy victims at makeshift Bronx medical shelter

For Steve Moody, it's a high compliment that puts more than week of hard work in treacherous conditions into crystal-clear perspective.

November 9, 2012

Maine police help keep the peace in storm-ravaged New Jersey

Cumberland County sheriff's Sgt. James Ambrose was patrolling a pitch-black, eerily quiet stretch of Hazelt, N.J., a coastal town decimated by Superstorm Sandy, on the alert for looters hoping to prey on unprotected homes in the evacuation zone.

November 9, 2012

Fire heavily damages Richmond home Friday afternoon

RICHMOND -- A fire Friday afternoon heavily damaged the second floor of an A-frame house at 17 Weymouth St, just behind the Dairy Treat, but caused no injuries.

November 9, 2012

Gardiner's Christ Church Episcopal honors veterans Sunday

GARDINER -- Christ Church Episcopal will honor veterans Sunday morning at a special service that will include replicating how a church side altar appears in a World War II-era sketch.

November 9, 2012

State reports first flu cases of the season

AUGUSTA -- The first flu cases of the season were detected in Maine early last week, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

November 9, 2012

House District 80 race goes to recount on Wednesday

AUGUSTA -- A ballot recount at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday will determine whether incumbent state Rep. Melvin Newendyke, R-Litchfield, retains his squeaker of a win in House District 80.

November 9, 2012

Summit Natural Gas to enter 10-year deal with major real estate developer

AUGUSTA -- Just two weeks after a competitor signed up its first major gas customer in the city, Summit Natural Gas of Maine officials say they too have a commitment from a major central Maine gas customer.

November 9, 2012

Lake protection program gets $10,000 boost from state

An environmental program that was transferred recently from state administration to that of a private group received a boost in the form of a $10,000 grant that will help to keep the program running.

November 9, 2012

Smithfield residents plan Sunday service for late Gov. John Reed

 SMITHFIELD -- Residents will honor the memory of former Gov. John Reed, who had deep ties to the area, at a local service Sunday.

November 9, 2012

Augusta seeks proposals for run-down, historic Bond Street home

AUGUSTA -- The city will look for a preservation-minded new owner for a small single-family home on Bond Street considered by experts to be a remarkably intact example of the type of millworker housing once common.

November 13, 2012

Kennebunk police release 15 more names in prostitution case

Meanwhile, a local TV weatherman goes public to say his name won't be appearing on any upcoming list.

November 10, 2012

Harassing emails from paramour brought Petraeus affair to light Video clip included

The retired four-star general and CIA chief, who resigned, said in a statement that he had shown "extremely poor judgment."

November 9, 2012

A year later, Maine woman's death declared homicide

Samantha Folsom, 26, was found dead in the closet of her apartment on Nov. 9, 2011.

November 10, 2012

Hometown reception awes Maine Olympic champion

20121109_ElleLogan U.S. rower Eleanor Logan returns to Boothbay Harbor for the first time since winning gold at the London Summer Olympics.

November 10, 2012

Obama: Compromise, but not on tax cuts for rich

The president says he's invited congressional leaders of both parties to the White House next week to start negotiations on averting the "fiscal cliff."

November 9, 2012

Smithfield service to honor former Gov. Reed

SMITHFIELD— Local residents will remember former Gov. John Reed at a local service Sunday. Reed, who died of pneumonia Oct. 31 at the age of 91, spent his summers at his camp on North Pond and was a familiar face in the Smithfield community.

November 9, 2012

Maine confirms first influenza cases of season

Cases of Influenza A were confirmed in Aroostook County, Penobscot County and Cumberland County.

November 9, 2012

Judge frees JetBlue pilot who disrupted flight

The ruling comes months after Clayton Osbon was found not guilty by reason of insanity for his behavior on a March 27 flight from New York to Las Vegas.

November 9, 2012

Romney campaign spent $25K on election night fireworks

The fireworks were to be shot from a barge in Boston Harbor within sight of the Republican's election night party.

November 9, 2012

Feds drop sex abuse case against Syracuse coach

After a probe spanning nearly a year, a U.S. attorney says there's no evidence to support claims that Bernie Fine molested a boy in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room.

November 9, 2012

Police identify Scarborough man killed in Gorham crash

Jason Fowler was driving a Buick Regal near 165 Burnham Road at 2:30 a.m. when he lost control on a curve.

November 9, 2012

Maine ski resort opens 2 trails today

For Sugarloaf It's the earliest opening day since 2007. Sunday River opens on Tuesday.

November 9, 2012

Changing times: Politicians' tears more common now Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Attitudes seem to have changed since the early 1970s, when an alleged crying incident during the presidential primary season went a long way toward derailing the candidacy of a Maine senator.

November 9, 2012

1 dead, 2 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Prospect

In addition to the fatality, one man was hospitalized with what were described as critical injuries, and a woman was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

November 10, 2012

Gas rationing, shortage frays nerves in NYC Video clip included

"I take passenger, I look at gas. I take another passenger, I look at gas," said one taxi driver. "Tension all the time."

November 9, 2012

UMaine honors veterans; first lady to speak

Ann LePage says events like these are critical to ensuring that veterans have a smooth transition back to civilian life upon returning home.

November 9, 2012

CMP begins aerial inspection of power lines

The flights help spot potential problems with equipment, as well as signs of unauthorized use.

November 9, 2012

Snowe: Maine to get $35M in heating assistance

The allocation represents 90 percent of the state's total funding for the previous year.

November 9, 2012

Breastfeeding doll has fans, but hits resistance in 'prudish' U.S.



November 9, 2012

Navy SEALs punished for leaking classified secrets

Seven members of SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, officials said Thursday.