A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida’s Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly waters to escape.
The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors.
DEAR ABBY: I have just learned that a neighbor lost his wife. She died during childbirth. As a wife and mother, all I can think about is that newborn baby boy and his two beautiful sisters. It breaks my heart. I have never spoken to him, but I did chat from time to time with his wife.
Today is Monday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2018. There are 350 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.
Today's Highlight in History
On Jan. 15, 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense).
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As many of you know, I have a bit of an affinity for the structures — stores, bridges, things that used to stand where there’s now another bank. Sometimes I feel like I have a shared history with such places — even those who, like me, have undergone many transformations over the decades.
Spouse, Second Born and I attended a country music concert recently.
LEBANON (AP) — Maine State Police say speed and heavy fog were factors in a crash that killed an Acton man in Lebanon.
The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say 28-year-old Brian Leclair died at the scene after his car went off the road, rolled over and slammed into a tree. Leclair was wearing a seat belt. He died of head injuries.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A lawmaker in Maine used a public hearing to encourage residents to support a proposed bond that would improve rural broadband in the state.
State Rep. Seth Berry, a Democrat from Bowdoinham, wants voters to decide on the broadband issue. A public hearing was held on the subject on Wednesday in Augusta.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s secretary of state is warning residents to be aware of for-profit websites that offer services provided by the state for free.
Several leaders of rural schools in Maine have called for lawmakers to restore funding for centers where students can receive services ranging from mental health counseling to routine physicals.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Wardens say the recent subzero cold has made for good ice fishing conditions — for those hardy enough to venture outdoors.
Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Jim Pellerin said most lakes and ponds have 8 inches of ice but the cold has kept some fishermen indoors.
The ice still not safe everywhere, and there’s some open water.
ROCKPORT (AP) — Officials in Maine are leading tours around the state to give the public a look at examples of woodland stewardship and conservation by private landowners.
CHICHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The rain and warmer temperatures are gone, but the National Weather Service says a handful of rivers remain above flood stage in northern New England.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The deadline is nearing for a Maine lottery in which the winners will get the right to fish for baby eels.
Baby eels, called elvers, are often worth more than $1,000 per pound to fishermen. They are sold to Asian aquaculture companies for use as food.