December 8, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

LePage: Speculation about US Senate bid is ‘fake news’

LEWISTON   Gov. Paul LePage reiterated Thursday he will not seek a U.S. More...

Sen. Collins may change vote if GOP reneges on her changes

PORTLAND Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she may change her vote on the GOP tax overhaul if her amendments are not included in the final version. More...

Man leaves behind family in attempt to escape deputy

FARMINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a Maine man abandoned his wife and children in a car while trying and failing to evade a sheriff ’s deputy.  More...

PD: Bouncing roll of duct tape leads to 911 call

BANGOR (AP) — Police in Bangor, Maine, say a reported intruder turned out to be a roll of duct tape.  Officers responded to a call from a woman who heard noises from her basement and reported that her dog was barking aggressively at the no More...

Santa makes ‘naughty’ comment to shopper

BANGOR (AP) — The police in Bangor, Maine, say they’ve gotten a complaint about a department store “bad Santa” who apparently wasn’t working there.  Police posted on Facebook on Thursday that a woman walking around More...

Amazon abandons Maine pharmaceuticals wholesaler effort

PORTLAND (AP) — State officials say Amazon has let its state applications to become a pharmaceuticals wholesaler lapse.  The Portland Press Herald reports that the online retailer took no action to provide additional information needed on More...

Library may add cameras to stop sexual behavior

WESTBROOK (AP) — A local Maine library is upgrading its surveillance cameras to deter sexually inappropriate behavior.  The Kennebec Journal reports the Westbrook City Council approved the purchase of 11 new high quality cameras for the Wa More...

Sheriff resigns after complaints of lewd photos, texts

PARIS (AP) — A Maine sheriff facing sexual misconduct allegations says he has decided to resign.  The Sun Journal reports Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant on Wednesday submitted a resignation letter to the Oxford County Commission and G More...

Police investigate barbershop stabbing

LEWISTON (AP) — Police have arrested a Maine man who they say stabbed another man inside a barbershop.  WCSH-TV reports the stabbing happened Wednesday night at the Major Cuts barbershop in Lewiston. More...

Crash kills 16-year-old boy on way to school

MONTVILLE (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old high school student died in a car accident on his way to school in the Maine town of Montville.  Police say the crash killed Riley Boulay of Liberty, who was a student at Mount View High School in More...

Good Samaritans pull woman trapped in burning car

NAPLES (AP) — Two good Samaritans pulled a Maine woman to safety after she became trapped in a burning car in a violent crash.  Twenty-five-year-old Alicia Szostak says she was driving in Naples when she jerked her steering wheel to avoid More...

Maine high school band surprises bus driver battling cancer

PORTLAND (AP) — A beloved Maine school bus driver battling cancer received a heartwarming surprise this week.  The Portland Press Herald reports the South Portland High School marching band performed outside Mercy Hospital’s Fore Riv More...

Contest aims to identify best-tasting tap water in Maine

BANGOR (AP) — Maine municipalities are battling for bragging rights when it comes to the best-tasting drinking water.  Maine Rural Water Association’s 31st annual Best Tasting Water contest is being held Thursday at the Cross Insuran More...

Zinke wants to maintain Katahdin Woods monument

MILLINOCKET   Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday reiterated his support for a “made in Maine” solution that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.  More...

County officials want sheriff fired over lewd photos, texts

PARIS (AP) — Members of a Maine county commission are seeking the removal of a sheriff who admitted sending a sexually explicit photo of him in uniform in his office.  The Sun Journal reports the Oxford County Commission voted unanimously More...

Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in single-car crash

WINDHAM (AP) — Police in Maine say one person was killed and four others were injured when a car hit a tree.  WCSH-TV reports the crash happened Tuesday night in Windham. More...

Hobbins says he’ll advocate for ‘207’

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s public advocate says he’s going to work to preserve Maine’s 207 area code on a panel that makes recommendations on telephone numbers and area codes.  The Federal Trade Commission recently re-charte More...

Lewiston man sentenced to 10 years for drug, gun charges

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine man was sentenced to serve nearly 10 years in prison on drug and gun charges stemming from two separate arrests.  Prosecutors say 29-year-old David Tyree Brown pleaded guilty Monday to reckless conduct with a firear More...

Driver killed when snowplow leaves road, crashed into river

CLAYTON LAKE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Police believe a medical issue could’ve preceded a fatal snowplow crash in Clayton Lake Township, Maine.  WAGM-TV reports that 51- year-old Cedric Pelletier of Sinclair died when his dump truck equipped w More...

Search ongoing for missing woman

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Maine law enforcement officials are searching a property in Skowhegan as they look for a woman who has been missing for six months. More...