NEW VINEYARD (AP) — The 4-year-old child whose leg was severed in an accident involving a front-end loader at a Maine gravel pit is in stable condition.
WATERVILLE (AP) — The owner of two pit bulls that were ordered to be put down for killing a Boston terrier says the dogs got loose and ran off minutes after Maine’s high court upheld the euthanasia order.
Winslow police Chief Shawn O’Leary called it “suspicious, to say the least.”
OGUNQUIT (AP) — A second actress is accusing former President George H.W. Bush of inappropriate touching.
Jordana Grolnick says Bush grabbed her buttocks during a group photo last year at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine.
ROME (AP) — A lakeside retreat created by an Army veteran who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan is extending its inaugural season by four weeks.
The Travis Mills Foundation was supposed to serve 57 veterans and their families in Rome, Maine. The extension of the season will bring that number to 89.
CAMDEN (AP) — Police say a 90-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle while lying on the roadway on U.S. 1.
Police say a person called 911 to report that a man in sleeping clothes was on the roadway and then tried unsuccessfully to flag down a dump truck before it ran over the man Thursday morning.
The victim, Henry Dircks, died on the roadway outside his home.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A judge says he’ll decide soon whether a Maine teenager charged with stabbing his parents to death should be tried as an adult.
Andrew Balcer’s defense attorney said Thursday there are better services available if Balcer remains at the Maine Youth Center. But prosecutors say he should be tried as an adult because of the severity of the crimes.
PORTLAND (AP) — The promoter of a popular concert series in Maine is expected to enter a new plea to a domestic violence charge.
Court records show 41-yearold Alexander Gray, of Waterfront Concerts, will enter a new plea during a court hearing Friday. The man previously pleaded not guilty in March to a domestic violence assault charge.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor and a Democratic senator are set to discuss the challenges facing loggers and the state’s logging industry.
Gov. Paul LePage will attend a logging discussion hosted by Democratic Sen. Troy Jackson in New Canada on Friday afternoon.
PORTLAND (AP) — Interstate fishery regulators will soon begin work on a new effort to get a handle on the population health of horseshoe crabs on the East Coast.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says its assessment of the horseshoe crab stock will begin this month.
BUCKSPORT (AP) — Maine police say a 26-year-old man is in custody after two people were shot near an apple orchard.
WCSH-TV reports that police say they charged Cory Turcotte with aggravated assault for shooting two men in a parking lot Wednesday night near Wight’s Apple Orchard in Bucksport.
The men who were shot were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
PORTLAND (AP) — Attorneys in Maine are reviewing statements given to police by the close friend of a 16-yearold girl whose boyfriend was convicted of her murder in 1992.
The Portland Press Herald reports attorneys on Wednesday discussed statements made by Gloria Staples in the murder investigation of Jessica Briggs.
BRUNSWICK — On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Curtis Memorial Library hosts Bowdoin College biologist Nathaniel Wheelwright, who will introduce his new book, “The Naturalist’s Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-year Calendar-Journal.” A reception starts at 6:30 p.m., presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
BATH — The Soggy Dog Designs’ 9th Annual Trick or Treat TROMP will be held this Saturday starting at 3 p.m. in Library Park in Bath. From 3-4 p.m., there will be Halloween-themed, non-scary carnival games, music, an open-air “photo’- BOO!th” and gathering of kids in costumes. At 4 p.m. the TROMP kicks off from Library Park, up Front Street to City Hall.
Tours at the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum in Brunswick, owned and operated by Pejepscot Historical Society, end for the season on Veterans’ Day weekend, Nov. 10-12, with free admission all veterans, active military, and their families.
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will host Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. Her lecture is titled “The Asian Century: Myth and Reality.”
A Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Brunswick walk is taking place at the Town Mall on Maine Street in Brunswick Sunday starting at 11 am.
On Nov. 7, Harpswell voters will have the opportunity to vote on two local referendums.
The first referendum article concerns Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps. FEMA released preliminary flood maps earlier this year, and both before and after that release towns in York and Cumberland counties have been preparing to appeal FEMA’s decisions.
Last week, legislators, health care professionals and interested parties gathered together for a panel hosted by the Harpswell Democratic Committee to discuss health care issues facing Maine.