April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Maine

Search continues for suspect in Somerset County police killing

Authorities continued a massive manhunt Thursday for the man suspected of fatally shooting a Somerset County sheriff ’s corporal, a day after the killing shocked central Maine communities and led to school lockdowns and a frantic search for a m More...

Police departments across Maine express anger, sadness over officer’s killing

Police departments across Maine took to social media Wednesday to express their anger and sense of loss over the fatal shooting of Somerset County Sheriff ’s Office Cpl. More...

Maine lawmakers to reconvene next week

AUGUSTA (AP) — House Speaker Sara Gideon and Senate President Michael Thibodeau are calling lawmakers back to Augusta to deal with vetoes and unfinished business.  Lawmakers will get back to work May 2 to wrap up work on school funding, t More...

PD: Suspected heroin was cremated remains

AUGUSTA (AP) — Police thought they were seizing heroin from a driver under the influence but the powdery substance has turned out to be the cremated remains of a former Maine police officer.  More...

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store  Free Access 

A Maine man killed a sheriff's deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town in Maine, officials said. More...

Governor to allow road signs pointing out national monument

PORTLAND   Road signs directing motorists to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are going to be installed — eventually — now that Republican Gov. More...

Maine student from Zambia performs in national poetry contest

PORTLAND   The Maine high school student who fled his native Zambia says the experience of participating in a national spoken poetry competition was “heaven” even though he didn’t advance.  Deering High School junior Allan More...

Police: Boy, 9, found in river, 5-year-old brother missing

AUBURN (AP) — Police in Maine say a 9-year-old boy who fell into a river along with his 5-year-old brother has been found and is in critical condition. Rescuers are searching for his brother.  More...

Elver fishermen on track to catch quota

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s baby eel fishermen are on track to catch the entirety of their quota for the valuable fish after falling short in recent years.  More...

Potential GOP challenger to Sen. King loses ballot fight

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Republican who hoped to unseat independent U.S. Sen. More...

Review of state response before child deaths delayed

AUGUSTA (AP) — A legislative watchdog in Maine says it needs more time to probe the state’s response in the cases of two girls who recently died following abuse.  More...

Police: Man crashed car while overdosing on heroin

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine police say they used naloxone to help revive a man who crashed his car into a utility pole while overdosing on heroin.  Police say 31-year-old Jess Legendre drove into a pole and then ended up in a ditch on Saturday in More...

Deer ice-surfs its way to safety

ALLAGASH (AP) — A video of a deer surfing an ice flow down river before nimbly jumping to safety is causing a sensation.  The young deer was shared widely on social media on Monday as it floated downriver and avoided an icy death near the More...

Trump administration releases $609M in energy assistance

PORTLAND The Trump administration has released the remainder of this year’s funding — $609 million — for a heating aid program it previously tried to kill. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and independent U.S. Sen. More...

Lawyers say arson suspects are intellectually disabled

CASCO (AP) — Lawyers for two men facing arson charges in a fire that destroyed a historic Maine schoolhouse say the men are intellectually disabled.  More...

LePage to allow road signs pointing out national monument

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is relenting on his ban on road signs directing motorists to a national monument that he opposes.  More...

Bid to smoke out woodchuck burns 2 acres

MONMOUTH (AP) — A Maine apple orchard employee’s attempt to channel the soul of Bill Murray’s character in “Caddyshack” has ended with a similar result.  More...

Firefighters contain brush fires, save home

SANFORD (AP) — Firefighters in Maine have contained two brush fires in the town of Sanford.  WGME-TV reports the first fire started around 2 p.m. Monday. The second fire began about 15 minutes later. More...

Woman on trial for fatal stabbing in Rockport

ROCKPORT (AP) — A Maine woman on trial the fatal stabbing of a man in the town of Waldo.  Victoria Scott was charged three months after the death of 43-year-old Edwin Littlefield, who was found dead outside a friend’s home in Februar More...

Maine again breaks record for low unemployment

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine labor officials say the state set another record for lowest unemployment rate in March.  The unemployment rate dropped to 2.7 percent in March, a drop of a little more than half a percentage point from March 2017. More...