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Benefit spaghetti dinner

By Allison Smart on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Piscataquis valley fairgrounds, Fairview avenue, Dover Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 2079247554 Recently Sherry Mushero and her family had a fire in their home, and lost almost everything. Thankfully, everyone including their pets were able to get out of the …

Coast Guard says oil spill off Cape Porpoise being cleaned up

By CBS 13 Staff on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — The U.S. Coast Guard is overseeing an investigation and cleanup of an oil spill on the southern coast of Maine. The spill was discovered last night in the village of Cape Porpoise, in the town of Kennebunkport. The oil washed ashore on Bickford Island. Right now, the …

Under Putin’s gaze, Gazprom starts mega-pipeline to China

By Vladimir Soldatkin, Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:28 a.m.
US KHATYN, Russia — President Vladimir Putin on Monday oversaw the start of construction on a giant pipeline that is due to ship $400 billion worth of Russian gas to China in the three decades after flows begin in 2019. The 2,500-mile “Power of Siberia” pipeline, being built by state-controlled …
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Bean supper at Stillwater church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road, Old Town OLD TOWN, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road. Adults $7; children $1. Besides baked beans, there will …

Demolition to begin next week to make way for new arts center

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The demolition of an existing building, that will pave the way for construction of a new complex for Center for Maine Contemporary Art, is scheduled to begin next week. Rockland Main Street Inc. sent out a notice last week that advised downtown businesses that during the weeklong …
A still image from video taken by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker United Kalavyrta (also known as the United Kalavrvta), which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas July 25, 2014.

Disputed Kurdish oil tanker reappears off Texas coast, still full

By Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
HOUSTON — A tanker carrying disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil reappeared on satellite tracking on Monday near Texas, days after having gone silent with a $100 million cargo, but the latest vessel data showed it had not offloaded at sea. According to AIS ship tracking data used by the U.S. …
Two women jumped out of this truck before it burst into flames Sunday on the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Scarborough.

Two women escape burning pickup on Maine Turnpike

By CBS 13 on Sept. 01, 2014, at 9:55 a.m.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Two women jumped out of a truck before it burst into flames Sunday. The Maine Turnpike Authority Tweeted a picture around 4 p.m. from the northbound side in Scarborough showing the pickup engulfed in flames. Troopers said the truck likely had a leak in the fuel line …

Europe drafts emergency energy plan with eye on Russia gas shutdown

By Henning Gloystein, Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 9:24 a.m.
LONDON — The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter, a source told Reuters, as it braces for a possible halt in Russian gas as a result of the Ukraine crisis. Russia is Europe’s biggest …
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Benefit supper and show

By swederolf on Sept. 01, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. For more information: 207-973-3976 BANGOR, Maine — A chicken pie supper with all the fixin’s, including homemade rolls and pies, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the historic Bangor Grange Hall, …
Kiiya M. Foster

Missing Woodstock teen found safe

By Tony Reaves on Sept. 01, 2014, at 8:53 a.m.
WOODSTOCK, Maine — A 15-year-old girl reported missing over the weekend was found safe in Norway early Monday morning, according to police. Kiiya M. Foster was found by Norway police walking down a street, according to a release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. She …

Midcoast school group has evolved rapidly away from bricks and mortar

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 01, 2014, at 8:12 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A long-dreamed proposal to create a regional campus that would have included a new high school, vocational center, community college and marine trade center has quietly been abandoned as the Many Flags focus has changed to providing services for children and their families. One of the longtime …

The backpack burden: The concern for students’ spines

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 01, 2014, at 5:27 a.m.
Ever pick up your child’s school backpack and wonder if it’s filled with bricks? If so, you’re not alone. Those ridiculously heavy burdens have plagued students — and concerned parents — for many years, according to local chiropractors. Not only are overstuffed backpacks unwieldy and vexing, they can cause students …

Man seriously injured in York County crash

By CBS 13 on Aug. 31, 2014, at 8:55 p.m.
YORK COUNTY, Maine — A man is seriously injured after crashing overnight on U.S. Route 1. Rescuers flew the victim to the hospital after working for 45 minutes to free him from the vehicle. The crash happened on Route 1 at the York and Ogunquit town line. The 37-year-old victim …
Israeli women walk in a Jewish settlement known as "Gevaot", in the Etzion settlement bloc, near Bethlehem on Aug. 31, 2014.

Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke

By Jeffrey Heller, Reuters on Aug. 31, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
JERUSALEM — Israel announced Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke. Some 988 acres in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the …

Celebrity chef Todd English charged with alleged intoxicated driving in New York

By Reuters on Aug. 31, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
Celebrity chef Todd English, owner of a number of trendy U.S. restaurants including Figs in Boston, was arrested Sunday on a charge of alleged intoxicated driving in Southampton on New York’s Long Island. English was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge and released on $1,500 bail following his early morning arrest, …
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Family of seriously ill Joan Rivers ‘keeping fingers crossed’

By Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters on Aug. 31, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
NEW YORK — The daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, hospitalized in serious condition after suffering cardiac arrest, said Sunday the comedian’s family members are “keeping our fingers crossed,” according to a hospital statement. Rivers, 81, has been hospitalized since Thursday, when she suffered cardiac arrest after her breathing stopped during …

Werner Franz, last of Hindenburg crew, dies at 92

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Aug. 31, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
In 1936 and 1937, young Werner Franz worked as a cabin boy on the Hindenburg, the largest, fastest and sleekest mode of transportation the world had seen up to that time. The German-built airship, which was 804 feet long and kept aloft by hydrogen gas, was an engineering marvel, capable …

Kraft recalls nearly 8,000 cases of American Singles cheese product

By Anjali Athavaley, Reuters on Aug. 31, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
NEW YORK — Kraft Foods Group Inc. said Friday it is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of several varieties of its Kraft American Singles as a precautionary measure after a supplier failed to correctly store an ingredient. The Northfield, Illinois-based company said the recall affects four varieties of Kraft American Singles …
A lobster fisherman gets ready to empty a bucket of bait into a box aboard the boat prior to unloading the day's catch at the Beals-Jonesport Co-Op in Jonesport.

Lobster industry grateful for ‘normal’ summer

By Bill Trotter and Tim Cox on Aug. 31, 2014, at 5:27 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — If there is anything commercial fishermen in Maine have learned over the past several years, it is that things aren’t the way they used to be. Scallop catches are creeping back up as prices have hit an all-time high. Elver prices have come down a bit but remain historically high …
President Obama speaks about the situation in Ukraine in the Press Briefing Room of the White House on Aug. 28, 2014.

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

By Andrea Shalal, Reuters on Aug. 31, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from Democratic and Republican lawmakers Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama’s comment Thursday when he said, “We don’t have a strategy yet” for confronting the Islamic State militant …
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