A Portland man left everything to his family, including his slave

on Oct. 23, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
When he died in 1743, he willed a house, a barn, a wharf, land, furniture, livestock and a man named Cambridge to his family.

Thirteen killed, 31 injured in California tour bus crash

By Sam Mircovich, Reuters on Oct. 23, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
The bus appeared to be ferrying casino-goers back to Los Angeles from the Red Earth Casino after a night of gambling.
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter shoots during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in the town of Naweran, near Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 23, 2016.

Peshmerga fighters flush Islamic State out of town northeast of Mosul

By Saif Hameed and Babak Dehghanpisheh, Reuters on Oct. 23, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
The offensive to take Mosul, by Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition, is expected to become the biggest battle in the country since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
Gordon Hamilton

UMaine climate scientist perishes in accident in Antarctica

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 23, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
Gordon Hamilton died after falling 100 feet when the snowmobile he was riding hit a crevasse.
Joel A. Harkins, 36.

Former Waldoboro man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

By J.W. Oliver on Oct. 23, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
A former Waldoboro man pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to possessing sexually explicit materials of children younger than 12.
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas to perform in Ellsworth on November 30, 2016.

World-renowned Fiddle / Cello Duo to Teach and Perform in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth

By Jennifer Torrance on Oct. 23, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
Protesters gather near a pipeline being built by a group of companies led by Energy Transfer Partners LP at a construction site in North Dakota before being confronted by police on Oct. 22, 2016.

Dozens arrested at pipeline protest in North Dakota

By Reuters on Oct. 23, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
More than 80 protesters were arrested near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline on numerous charges ranging from assault on a peace officer to rioting and criminal trespass.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Cleveland, Oct. 22, 2016.

Trump pledges to weaken media ‘power structure’ if elected

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Oct. 23, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
Trump promised to foil a proposed deal for AT&T to buy Time Warner if elected, arguing it was an example of a “power structure” rigged against both him and voters.
Maine is among several states, including Massachusetts, where marijuana legalization in on the November ballot. Question 1 would legalize marijuana for recreational use for people over the age of 21 in Maine, while creating a regulatory system for its cultivation and sale.

Alcohol sellers push to keep pot illegal in Massachusetts

By Christian M. Wade, The Eagle-Tribune on Oct. 23, 2016, at 8:12 a.m.
Political observers say the alcohol industry wouldn’t be spending money if it was unconcerned.
Casey Faulkingham of Houlton is the prevention and training coordinator for the Hope and Justice Project in northern Maine.

Aroostook County programs, police work together to combat domestic violence

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 22, 2016, at 2 p.m.
“Ending the problem is going to take a great deal of hands.”
The signage for an AT&T store is seen in New York, New York, in this October 2014 file photo.

Report: AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion

By Reuters on Oct. 22, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
AT&T Inc. reached a deal to buy media company Time Warner Inc. for more than $80 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

This murderer was hanged in Portland’s Bramhall Square for piracy

on Oct. 22, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
His trial commenced on the morning of June 4th. By suppertime, he’d been convicted. The next day, the judge sentenced him to hang.

State Awards $18,000 in additional Economic Development Funding for Madawaska

By Town of Madawaska on Oct. 22, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton in this November 2014 file photo.

State of Maine auctioning off over 150 firearms

By Mal Leary on Oct. 22, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
The state expects to net as much as $30,000 from the auction.
Third-party candidate Evan McMullin, an independent, talks to the press as he campaigns in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 12.

In Maine donations, a surprising new candidate makes a late mark

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 22, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Independent challenger Evan McMullin disclosed his first Maine contribution — $1,050 from a Fort Fairfield donor — in September.
Ryan Harris

Sanford police arrest suspect in 2015 motel robbery case

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
According to police, Ryan Harris entered the motel in Nov. 24, 2015, armed with a knife and demanded money from the clerk.

Not guilty

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
A train recently pulls into the Amtrak Downeaster Layover Facility in Brunswick.

Controversial Amtrak layover facility in Brunswick to open to the public

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6 p.m.
The rail authority plans to add a third round-trip from Brunswick to Boston at 11 a.m. each day beginning Nov. 21, Patricia Quinn said Friday.
New York financier Lynn Tilton arrives for an appeal hearing at the U.S. District courthouse in New York in 2015.

Diva of Distressed, former Old Town mill owner Lynn Tilton faces fraud trial

By Nate Raymond, Reuters on Oct. 21, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
The founder of New York-based Patriarch Partners will face an SEC administrative proceeding in Manhattan on Monday.

Christmas fair at Grace Church in Bangor

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.