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Youkilis, Yankees reach 1-year deal worth $12 million

The Associated Press on Dec. 11, 2012, at 7:47 p.m.
NEW YORK — Kevin Youkilis and the Yankees reached a deal Tuesday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, returning the hard-nosed All-Star to the AL East and filling New York’s immediate need for a third baseman. The one-year contract for $12 million is pending a physical. …
Paul G. Callaghan, Kittery police chief

Report: Kittery’s police chief, town manager quit, blame local politics

The Associated Press on Dec. 11, 2012, at 5:06 p.m.
KITTERY, Maine — Kittery’s police chief and town manager have both resigned, citing town politics. Police Chief Paul Callaghan and Town Manager Robert Markel both resigned on Monday night. Callaghan’s resignation comes after less than a year on the job. In his letter of resignation, he cites a vote of …

Man’s body found by Androscoggin River

The Associated Press on Dec. 11, 2012, at 4:10 p.m.
AUBURN, Maine — Auburn police are investigating the death of a 41-year-old man who was found alongside the Androscoggin River. Police say the body of Jeremy Perry of Lewiston was found on some rocks by the river around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators have classified the death as non-suspicious and say …
Former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine in June 2012.

George H.W. Bush improving, but still hospitalized

The Associated Press on Dec. 11, 2012, at 3:22 p.m.
HOUSTON — Doctors for former President George H.W. Bush say he’s improved after weeks of treatment for a bronchitis-related cough, though he’s not going home yet. A spokesman at Methodist Hospital in Houston said Tuesday that Bush’s status hasn’t changed and he remains in stable condition. George Kovacik says the …

Maine robberies getaway driver sentenced

The Associated Press on Dec. 11, 2012, at 6:51 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A woman who acted as the getaway driver for a series of robberies in Maine has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. Maria Mattson of Westbrook was also sentenced Monday in federal court to three years of probation. The 31-year-old Mattson pleaded guilty in …

Man who allegedly drove to Maine to kill wife to be held until trial

The Associated Press on Dec. 11, 2012, at 6:41 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A Missouri man prosecutors say drove to Maine with a car full of guns intending to kill his estranged wife has waived his right to a detention hearing and will be held until trial. Benjamin Lee appeared in U.S. District Court in Portland on Monday to face …

MLB, StubHub renew secondary ticket market deal

The Associated Press on Dec. 10, 2012, at 11:30 p.m.
CHICAGO — Major League Baseball Advanced Media and StubHub.com announced a new five-year deal Monday that continues the website’s role as the official secondary ticket market for the sport while eliminating the cheap listings that had become an eyesore for some clubs. The minimum price for baseball tickets on StubHub …

New Obamacare fee to start at $63 a person

The Associated Press on Dec. 10, 2012, at 6:27 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of millions …

89-year-old Kennebunkport man killed in pickup truck accident in Arundel

The Associated Press on Dec. 10, 2012, at 6:07 a.m.
ARUNDEL, Maine — An 89-year-old man has been killed after his pickup truck ran off the road and struck a utility pole. The York County Sheriff’s Office says Jack Shangraw of Kennebunkport was dead on arrival at Southern Maine Medical Center on Sunday. The accident happened at about 8:40 a.m. …
Jacksonville Jaguars fullback Montell Owens (24) runs past New York Jets free safety Eric Smith, left, for a 32-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL  game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Owens is a former University of Maine football standout.

Ex-UMaine star Owens strong, but Jaguars lose to Jets

The Associated Press on Dec. 09, 2012, at 8:13 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With Jacksonville’s offense sputtering, tight end Marcedes Lewis called his teammates together for impromptu meeting on the sideline. It did little to turn things around. The Jaguars faded in the second half — Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell gouged them up the middle — and lost 17-10 …

Perry teams with O’Hair to win Shootout

The Associated Press on Dec. 09, 2012, at 7:13 p.m.
NAPLES, Fla. — Kenny Perry and Sean O’Hair birdied five of the last six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday. The 52-year-old Perry became the oldest player to win the Shootout, and also won for the third time with a different partner. He won with John Huston …
The winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is an invasive species first discovered in Massachusetts in the 1990s.

Invasive winter moths spread into Maine

The Associated Press on Dec. 09, 2012, at 9:14 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — An invasive moth that can damage hardwood and fruit trees has been spreading in Maine. State officials are asking residents to be on the lookout for winter moths, which have spread into Maine from southern New England, where they have caused widespread damage. The moth was first …
Sen. Olympia Snowe R-Maine lays a holiday wreath over the grave of Lieutenant Edmund Sixtus Muskie at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington in December 2011, during Wreaths Across America Day.

Maine’s Worcester Wreaths set out for Arlington National Cemetery

The Associated Press on Dec. 09, 2012, at 8:41 a.m.
Thousands of Maine-made wreaths are beginning their journey to Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington and hundreds of other locations across the country and abroad. A convoy of trucks was departing Sunday morning from Worcester Wreath Co. in Harrington with holiday greenery that will honor veterans at cemeteries and other locations. …
Former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine in June 2012.

No timeline for former President George H.W. Bush leaving hospital

The Associated Press on Dec. 08, 2012, at 6 p.m.
HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush remains in stable condition more than two weeks after entering a Houston hospital for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Saturday the 88-year-old Bush continues to improve, but doctors are being cautious with his care. Kovacik says physicians …

Wells man catches lobster with 4 claws

The Associated Press on Dec. 08, 2012, at 4:24 p.m.
WELLS, Maine — A Wells lobsterman has caught a four-clawed lobster, but this one’s not going into a pot of boiling water. Zach Donnell tells WMTW-TV that he’s keeping the lobster and feeding it. Donnell says he will probably donate the unusual creature to the Maine Department of Marine Resources …

MaineGeneral sells downtown Augusta hospital

The Associated Press on Dec. 08, 2012, at 3:42 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — MaineGeneral Medical Center has sold its downtown Augusta hospital for $2.5 million while work on a replacement hospital continues. The Kennebec Journal in Augusta said Augusta East Redevelopment Corp., a subsidiary of Mattson Development, signed the purchase deal with MaineGeneral on Friday. The closing is expected to …

Maine averaging more than one pharmacy robbery per week, police say

The Associated Press on Dec. 08, 2012, at 10:54 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — State police say Maine is now averaging more than one pharmacy robbery per week. A robbery at a Walgreens drugstore in Bangor on Tuesday was Maine’s 54th of the year — 30 more than all of last year. Police arrested the holdup man in Bangor 22 minutes …
Gov. Paul LePage volunteers to lay holiday wreaths at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington in December 2011, during Wreaths Across America Day.

LePage salutes wreath caravan from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery

The Associated Press on Dec. 08, 2012, at 10:48 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage is saluting the caravan that carries thousands of wreaths from Maine to be placed on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. In his weekly radio address with first lady Ann LePage, the governor says the caravan of volunteers has made its way from Washington County …

Idaho duck hunter survives hypothermia

The Associated Press on Dec. 07, 2012, at 12:55 p.m.
POCATELLO, Idaho — An Idaho man is lucky to be alive after his canoe capsized in the chilly waters of the Snake River during a weekend duck hunting trip, doctors said. After spending more than 20 minutes in the water, Michael Jones of Pocatello survived hypothermia with the help of …
Author Stephen King speaks to a group of about 80 students at Sussex Regional High School in October 2012. The world-famous author drove from Maine and surprised students with an impromptu discussion on writing, following an arduous campaign by the school to convince him to visit.

Stephen King to give creative writing class at UMass Lowell

The Associated Press on Dec. 07, 2012, at 6:01 a.m.
LOWELL, Mass. — Novelist Stephen King will be sharing his experiences with creative writing students and later with a wider audience at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. The horror-master from Maine is the author of books such as “The Stand,” ”The Shining” and “The Green Mile.” King will give a special …
 
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