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Flags to be flown at half-staff in Maine on Pearl Harbor Day

The Associated Press on Dec. 07, 2012, at 5:37 a.m.
AUGUSTA | Flags are at half-staff in Maine in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day. Gov. Paul LePage signed a proclamation honoring the sacrifice of those on duty in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Dec. 7, 1941. Japanese aircraft sank four battleships and damaged four …

Portland Pirates CEO charged with OUI

The Associated Press on Dec. 06, 2012, at 3:33 p.m.
The CEO of the American Hockey League team in Portland, Maine, is free on $500 bail following his arrest this week for drunken driving. Police say 57-year-old Brian Petrovek was released from the Cumberland County Jail on Wednesday, hours after being charged with operating under the influence. …

Ex-Chelsea selectwoman accused of tax fraud claims she is illiterate

The Associated Press on Dec. 06, 2012, at 2:54 p.m.
PORTLAND | A former town selectwoman’s inability to read and write will be part of her defense when fighting tax fraud and worker’s compensation charges in Maine. Carole Swan, of Chelsea, testified this week during a suppression hearing in U.S. District Court in Bangor that she’s functionally illiterate. Attorney …

Maine Mall fires Santa after complaints he was rude, grumpy

The Associated Press on Dec. 06, 2012, at 9:56 a.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND | A mall in Maine has sacked Santa Claus after children and parents complained he was rude, grumpy and wouldn’t even let one child sit on his lap. Officials at the Maine Mall in South Portland say they’re looking for a jollier Santa and hope to have …

Police: Man called cops to complain prostitute shorted him

The Associated Press on Dec. 05, 2012, at 4:42 p.m.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH | Police say a New Hampshire man is facing charges in Maine after he called police to complain that a prostitute had not given him his money’s worth. Police announced the arrest of 34-year-old Scott Pipher this week. The Portsmouth Herald reports that the investigation started …

Victorino, Red Sox agree to $39 million, 3-year deal

The Associated Press on Dec. 04, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Red Sox agreed Tuesday to a $39 million, three-year contract, Boston’s second big addition during the winter meetings. Nicknamed The Flyin’ Hawaiian, Victorino tweeted that he planned to spend the day in Maui on a snorkeling trip aboard the Alii Nui …

Boston College hires Addazio away from Temple to coach football team

The Associated Press on Dec. 04, 2012, at 6:10 p.m.
BOSTON — Boston College has hired Steve Addazio away from Temple to be the Eagles’ next coach. Addazio, a Connecticut native, went 13-11 in two seasons with the Owls since taking over for Al Golden in Philadelphia. Temple is coming off a 4-7 season. In his first season with the …

18-month streak of above-normal temperatures ends in Aroostook County

The Associated Press on Dec. 04, 2012, at 6:51 a.m.
CARIBOU | The National Weather Service says last month’s monthly temperature was below normal in northern Maine, breaking an 18-month streak of above-normal temperatures. The weather service says November’s average temperature in Caribou, where official records are recorded for the region, came in at 31.5 degrees, or 0.2 degrees …
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. Former President Bush has been hospitalized for about a week in Houston for treatment of a lingering cough. Bush’s chief of staff, Jean Becker, says the 88-year-old former president is being treated for bronchitis at Houston’s Methodist Hospital.

George H.W. Bush stable after weekend in hospital

By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, The Associated Press on Dec. 03, 2012, at 9:05 a.m.
HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush remains Monday in a Houston hospital, where he is being treated for a painful, lingering bronchitis-related cough, and there is no timeline at the moment for his release, his spokesman said. Initially, aides had said the 88-year-old 41st president would be released from …
A group of Santas ride a chairlift, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry. More than 250 skiers and snowboarders participated in the annual Santa Sunday event to raise money to benefit the Bethel Rotary Club's Christmas for Children program.

Santa Sunday: Nearly 300 jolly skiers descend on Sunday River

The Associated Press on Dec. 03, 2012, at 6:10 a.m.
NEWRY | A bunch of Santas have hit the slopes at a Maine ski resort. Nearly 300 skiers and snowboarders decked out in red and white were gathering at the Sunday River resort for the annual “Santa Sunday” event. Spokeswoman Darcy Morse says 292 of them pre-registered. The 13th …

Sports briefs for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

The Associated Press on Dec. 02, 2012, at 9:04 p.m.
NHL owners, players set to meet without leaders NEW YORK — Traditional labor talks have made little progress in the ongoing NHL lockout, so the league and the players’ association are going to try something different in an attempt to save the season that is slipping away. A crew of …

Chiefs persevere, beat Panthers

The Associated Press on Dec. 02, 2012, at 8:54 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Against the backdrop of an unthinkable tragedy, the Kansas City Chiefs gave themselves a reason to be proud Sunday — and perhaps the impetus to let the healing begin. Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards in …

Police: Man killed in Durham crash had open beer can in car

The Associated Press on Dec. 01, 2012, at 10:52 p.m.
DURHAM, Maine— Maine State Police say a Lewiston man died when his car rolled over multiple times in Durham. Barry Morrison, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash late Friday afternoon, Trooper Nathan Jamo told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. Police say speed was “an overwhelming factor” …

Celts cruise without Rondo, top Blazers 96-78

The Associated Press on Nov. 30, 2012, at 11:07 p.m.
BOSTON — Two young fans held up a sign that said, “We Miss RONDO.” The Celtics looked just fine without him. While star point guard Rajon Rondo began a two-game suspension, Boston got 19 points from Jeff Green and 17 from Jason Terry while cruising to a 96-78 victory over …

Hall of Fame Class of ’13 semifinalists announced

The Associated Press on Nov. 30, 2012, at 7:11 p.m.
Six first-year eligible candidates, five non-players and two special teamers are notable among the list of 27 semifinalists announced Friday as candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Newcomers, presented in the politically correct alphabetic order by the Hall of Fame, are guard/tackle Larry Allen (1994-2007, …

Augusta priest facing drug charge appears in court

The Associated Press on Nov. 30, 2012, at 6:28 a.m.
An Episcopal priest charged with mailing prescription drugs to inmates at a Maine jail has made his first court appearance. The Kennebec Journal reports that the Rev. Stephen Foote was not required to enter a plea in Lincoln County Superior Court on Thursday, but bail conditions were …
The controversial mural by Judy Taylor that hung on the wall of the Labor Department's lobby in Augusta depicts the 1973 shoe mill strike in Auburn and Lewiston, a "Rosie the Riveter" image at Bath Iron Works, the paper mill workers' strike of 1986 in Jay, and other moments in Maine labor history.

1st Circuit rejects Maine labor mural appeal

The Associated Press on Nov. 28, 2012, at 5:59 p.m.
BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a judge’s ruling that Maine Gov. Paul LePage was within his rights to remove a large mural depicting scenes from the state’s labor history from an office building that served as home of the Maine Department of Labor. After taking office, …

Augusta man who stabbed roommate over messy kitchen found not criminally responsible

The Associated Press on Nov. 28, 2012, at 9:58 a.m.
A judge has ruled that an Augusta man who stabbed his roommate was not criminally responsible by reason of mental disease. Malcolm Robert Moore on Tuesday was ordered held at Riverview Psychiatric Center in the custody of the commissioner of the Department of Health & Human Services …

Dresden woman charged in connection with burglary spree

The Associated Press on Nov. 28, 2012, at 6:44 a.m.
AUGUSTA | A Dresden woman has been charged in connection with a string of burglaries this summer in Kennebec County. State police say 23-year-old Sabrina Marino is charged with three counts of burglary and one count of theft by receiving stolen property stemming from break-ins in Augusta, Manchester and …

Bonds, Clemens, Sosa set to show up on Hall ballot

The Associated Press on Nov. 27, 2012, at 10:07 p.m.
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to show up on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and fans will soon find out whether drug allegations block the former stars from reaching baseball’s shrine. The 2013 ballot will be announced Wednesday. Craig …
 
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