August 18, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

L.L. BEAN ‘STEPPING UP’

BEAN BOOTS are on display at the L.L. Bean manufacturing center in Lewiston. More...

Brunswick man, 31, indicted

PORTLAND   A 31-year-old Brunswick man was indicted by the Cumberland County grand jury this week, following a July night where he reportedly assaulted and threatened to kill a woman, and later struck another man with his car at Thomas Point Bea More...

‘Dark Money’ author to receive Perkins award at Bowdoin College

BRUNSWICK   Jane Mayer, author of “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right” (2016) and a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1995, will be presented with the 2017 Frances Perkins Cente More...

Harpswell man indicted for May hit-and-run

PORTLAND   A 22-year-old Harpswell man was indicted this week for a May hit-and-run collision he caused while intoxicated, according to police.  More...

Elvis fans cling to tickets 40 years after death

PORTLAND (AP) — Elvis died the night before he was supposed to kick off a tour in Portland, Maine.  Forty years later, fans like Anne Salamone are still hanging onto those tickets. More...

Escaped inmate captured after walking away from prison

WARREN (AP) — Police in Maine have captured an escaped inmate who walked away from a prison earlier this week.  More...

Portland walks back eligibility policy for sports, clubs

PORTLAND (AP) — The Portland school board has rescinded a new policy that would have required students to behave in class in order to be eligible for sports and other extracurricular activities.  More...

Lawsuit: Poland Spring Water is committing ‘colossal fraud’

(AP) — A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say their bottle contains “100 percent natural spring water” that hails from Maine.  More...

Man sues supermarket where his wife was killed by a stranger

SACO (AP) — A Maine man whose wife was slain inside of a supermarket two years ago has sued the chain, saying it failed to protect her.  Saco resident Jeffrey Boudreau filed the federal lawsuit as a representative of 59-year-old Wendy Boud More...

Gov. LePage: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

PORTLAND   Taking down statues of Confederate figures is “just like” removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. More...

Bushes: America must always reject racial bigotry

KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) — Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. More...

Casino question first on November ballot

AUGUSTA (AP) — An initiative to allow a southern Maine casino is set to be first on November’s ballot.  Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap drew the order Wednesday.  The first question is to allow slot machines or a casin More...

Police: 7 teens injured in crash involving alcohol

PORTER (AP) — Maine State Police say alcohol was a factor in a single-car crash that injured seven teenagers Tuesday night.  WCSH-TV reports the crash happened around 11:45 p.m. in Porter. More...

Democrat calls for state answers on unexplained deaths

AUGUSTA (AP) — A leading Democrat wants answers after a federal audit revealed the state didn’t investigate untimely and unexplained deaths in group homes for the developmentally disabled.  More...

Affidavit: Maine woman found dead in July was shot in head

CHERRYFIELD (AP) — Court documents indicate a woman found dead in Washington County was shot in the head and was in a relationship with one of the people charged with killing her. More...

Father disavows son’s beliefs after Charlottesville

LEWISTON   The father of one of the organizers of a demonstration that led to racially charged violence during the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, is disavowing his son’s racist views.  Peter Lodge, a professor at the University More...

Police: Man strangled woman and later left her in ditch

CLINTON (AP) — Police say they are searching for a man who strangled a woman and later threw her into a ditch in Maine.  The Clinton Police Department says in a Facebook post the alleged assault happened at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.  More...

Deal reached in lawsuit over student with bag put on head

READFIELD (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a Maine elementary school student who claimed a teacher put a paper bag on their daughter’s head four times.  More...

Union to vote on dropping mandatory dues for 6% raise

AUGUSTA (AP) — Negotiators for Maine’s largest state union say they’ve agreed to a new, two-year contract that will both increase wages and eliminate mandatory union fees for workers in jobs represented by unions.  More...

Secretary of State to draw ballot order

AUGUSTA (AP) — Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is set to draw the order of ballot questions for this November’s ballot. The drawing is open to the public. More...