February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Hollis man accused of drunkenly assaulting roommates

HOLLIS — A Hollis man accused of drunkenly assaulting his roommates and pushing one of them out of a window is in jail on aggravated assault charges. More...

OOB man charged with sexually assaulting 11-year-old

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — A 42-year-old Old Orchard Beach man is free on $10,000 cash bail today following his arrest Monday on a charge he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl on Sunday. Kent Nguyen was charged with gross sexual assault. More...

DNA links Owens to scene of crime

PORTLAND — Prosecutors brought forensic experts to the stand in U.S. Superior Court on Wednesday to show DNA evidence linking a New Hampshire man to the Saco home where he allegedly shot his wife and her friend. More...

New school ‘great news’ for Sanford-area students

SANFORD — Bid requests for Sanford High School and Regional Technical Center were to go out today, with a goal to put shovels in the ground for the $103 million project in June. The new school is slated to open in fall 2018. More...

Amid boom, debate over lobster license rule changes

AUGUSTA — Members of the next generation of state lobster fishermen say they fear they will never get a license to fish for the valuable critters, but some longstanding lobstermen fear changing the rules could result in overfishing. More...

Authorities: Fatal shooting was accident

ROCKLAND (AP) — Authorities say a Maine man who shot a Connecticut State Police trooper during a hunting trip in Texas is unlikely to be charged. More...

World Cup biathlon returns to Presque Isle

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — The World Cup Biathlon is returning to northern Maine. Four days of events kick off at Nordic Heritage Sport Club in Presque Isle on today, starting with the men’s 10-kilometer sprint. More...

Project to put trackers on moose finished

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Biologists say a project to tag 45 New Hampshire moose with tracking collars has been completed. Fish and Game moose biologist Kristine Rines says 36 moose calves and 9 cows were tagged last month. More...

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BeBe’s Burritos opens new location in Saco

BeBe’s Burritos & Cantina reopened on Jan. 29 at its new location on 63 Storer St. in Saco, near the heart of the city’s downtown. More...

Valentine’s concert at Brick Store Museum

KENNEBUNK — Celebrate Valentine’s weekend by stepping into the past at the Brick Store Museum. Guests will gather in the museum’s program center on Friday at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a performance by the Mosaic Quartet. More...

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World / National

Over 100 suspected Mafiosos arrested

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors say police in Italy and abroad have arrested more than 100 suspected Laudani Cosa Nostra members, dealing a heavy blow to the Mafia clan which has terrified businesses in the Catania area on Sicily for years. More...

‘Game of Thrones’ road painted by mistake

ARMOY, Northern Ireland (AP) — “Game of Thrones” fans, don’t fret: Cleaners are coming. More...

Man barred from flight sees ‘small victory’

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Indian-American actor-designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he’s “thrilled” that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols. More...

National Sports

Celtics rally late, overtake Clippers

BOSTON — The way the Boston Celtics are scoring right now, they may want to try bottling a little of it before they leave for the All-Star break. More...

Entertainment

In ‘Hail, Caesar!’ a studio fixer’s faith is tested

The Coen canon reaches a crescendo – or rather a warped inversion of one – in “Hail, Caesar!” when the brothers assemble a quartet of religious leaders from various faiths before Josh Brolin’s 1950s movie studio “f More...

‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddle

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is as silly as it sounds, and not nearly as fun as it should be. More...

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Biddeford landlord sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of teens  Free Access 

ALFRED — Biddeford landlord James Pak was sentenced today to two life sentences in prison for murdering two teenagers in 2012. More...

Owens testifies in his defense

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PORTLAND — A New Hampshire man on trial for allegedly shooting his wife and her friend in Saco two years ago testified in his defense in U.S. District Court this afternoon. More...

Saco man charged with heroin trafficking

YORK – A Saco man was arrested Wednesday and charged with heroin trafficking as part of a drug investigation by federal agents. More...

Chinese church buying St. Mary’s

BIDDEFORD — A Chinese Christian church intends to open in the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 12 St. Mary’s St., according to documents on file with the city’s Planning Department. More...

Looking to destress? Visit OOB library

The Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library in Old Orchard Beach has created a “Library Winter Stress Free Zone.” Activities in the adult-only zone include coloring by the fireplace, puzzle books and a jigsaw puzzle table. More...

Sheriff’s suit against York County tossed out

PORTLAND — A Cumberland County Superior Court Justice has dismissed a civil complaint filed by York County Sheriff Bill King, saying his appeal of York County Commissioners’ actions regarding his salary came too late. More...

Clinton struggles to win over younger women

CONCORD, New Hampshire — For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President. More...

Fees raised for camping at state parks

AUGUSTA (AP) — Fees for camping at state parks have been raised by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry for the first time in 14 years. More...

Ex-tax collector to stand trial

SKOWHEGAN, (AP) — A former tax collector accused of stealing more than $400,000 from a Maine town is set to be tried in June. More...

Nonprofit works to prevent student hunger

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — A local nonprofit is working to ensure that students in the South Portland area don’t go hungry during an upcoming break in classes. More...

New Hampshire city bans use of e-cigarettes

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire city has voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes where regular cigarettes are already prohibited. More...

 

Sports

Next stop: Augusta  Free Access 

OOB boys advance with OT win

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — When a basketball team reaches the postseason, it will look to its most experienced players to step up and lead the way. More...

Bonny Eagle beats TA in overtime thriller

PORTLAND — Thanks to a strong second half, the Bonny Eagle girls basketball team powered past Thornton Academy 41-37 in overtime on Wednesday night at the Portland Expo. Mackenzie Emery led the Scots with 16 points and two steals. More...

UNE women claim 5th straight regular-season title

BIDDEFORD — The nationally-ranked University of New England women’s basketball team earned its fifth consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference regular season title with a 62-54 victory over Endicott College Wednesday at the Harold Alfond More...

Community Calendar  Free Access 

Saturday, February 13

A bean supper will be held at First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St., Saco, from 5-6:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger eat free. More...

Opinion

Why women in office matter

Millennial women shouted their views with their votes in New Hampshire, where almost 80 percent of them went for Bernie Sanders. More...

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Why is Obama still killing children?

President Barack Obama closed his speech at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast with a prayer for forgiveness. More...

Question of the Week

What will you do now that football season is over?