Maine News

10:33 am , 12/22/2014 MPBN

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Maine Human Rights Commission says it plans legal action against the Brunswick School District over a former junior high school student who said he was bullied, harassed and assaulted by other students who thought he was gay.

Executive Director Amy Sneirson tells The Times Record the commission's lawsuit will be aimed at "improving policies" within the district.

10:28 am , 12/22/2014 MPBN

A tense runoff election in Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring in 2011, has ended with a win for Beji Caid Essebsi, a veteran of the country's autocratic regimes. Essebsi defeated interim leader Moncef Marzouki.

Affiliated with the secular-leaning Nidaa Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party, Essebsi won Tunisia's first democratic presidential election by taking more than 55 percent of the vote.

10:21 am , 12/22/2014 MPBN

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s. Bratton spoke two days after Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two police officers in New York.

10:12 am , 12/22/2014 MPBN

PARSONFIELD, Maine — Police are seeking the public's help in solving a weekend armed robbery at a Parsonfield restaurant.

The York County Sheriff's Office says a woman walked in the front door of the China Garden restaurant at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register.

After being given an undisclosed amount of cash, she left the restaurant and was seen heading toward Elm Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office.

9:46 am , 12/22/2014 MPBN

Spain's Princess Cristina, sister of King Felipe VI, will stand trial on charges of tax fraud, becoming the country's first royal in modern times to face prosecution.

The allegations stem from Cristina de Borbon's alleged links to her husband's business affairs between 2007 and 2008.

As we reported in June, a Spanish judge charged Cristina on tax fraud and money laundering charges.

9:32 am , 12/22/2014 Bangor Daily News

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The son of one of two New York City police officers killed Saturday night in Brooklyn is a freshman at Bowdoin College. Barry Mills, president of the college, informed the family of student Justin Ramos on Sunday morning that the college would provide full financial aid to …

9:00 am , 12/22/2014 Bangor Daily News

ROCKLAND, Maine — Police say they have suspects in vandalism that occurred at Oceanside High School East. The vandalism was reported shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower. He said there was forced entry into the building sometime since Friday evening. Several fire extinguishers …

8:36 am , 12/22/2014 Bangor Daily News

CHICAGO — For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus for use in new, potent drugs. His efforts finally paid off in mid-November with a donation …

8:33 am , 12/22/2014 Sun Journal

BRUNSWICK (AP) — The Maine Human Rights Commission says it plans legal action against the Brunswick School District over a former junior high school student who said he was bullied, harassed and assaulted by other students who thought he was gay.

8:33 am , 12/22/2014 Sun Journal

BRUNSWICK (AP) — The Maine Human Rights Commission says it plans legal action against the Brunswick School District over a former junior high school student who said he was bullied, harassed and assaulted by other students who thought he was gay.