January 24, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

What mackerel and a volcano tells us about climate change

PORTLAND   What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today’s era of global warming?  Quite a bit, researchers say.  More...

Driver gets 10-20 years in crash that killed pastor, wife

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Man gets 5-year prison term for role in crack cocaine ring

AUGUSTA (AP) — A man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a crack cocaine ring that brought drugs from Connecticut to Maine.  The Portland Press Herald reports Wendell White, of Rumford, Maine, was also senten More...

Officer bitten while trying to pull topless woman off pillar

AUGUSTA (AP) — Authorities say a Newcastle woman bit a police officer as he tried to pull a topless woman down from a pillar during the Women’s March on Maine rally outside the State House.  More...

Hospital worker’s suit about Medicare payments can continue

PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge says a former hospital billing official can continue with a lawsuit accusing her former employer of taking in millions of dollars in improper Medicare payments.  Jennifer Worthy filed suit against Mercy Hosp More...

Bill seeks to curtail drug company payments to doctors

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine lawmaker is working on a new ethics bill that would curtail gifts, free food and speaking and consulting payments from drug companies to physicians in the state.  More...

Historian seeks public’s help in recovering WWI stories

WORCESTER, Mass. A century after Worcester soldiers marched off to France to fight in World War I, a new call has gone out for volunteers. More...

Bill would keep vets from checking out pet owners’ drug use

CONCORD, N.H.   After a black Labrador retriever named Deeoge fell twice, his owners told his veterinarian that offering the dog Vicodin had seemed to ease his pain.  More...

Syrian refugee with message of hope denied entry into U.S.

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Thousands march for women in Northern NE

Thousands of people turned out for women’s marches and rallies in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire on Saturday as part of a series of protests a day after the inauguration of Republican President Donald Trump.  More...

Green Party clash after official takes band to inauguration

AUGUSTA The decision by a Green Party official to take a high school band to Washington to participate in Republican President Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities is at the center of a clash between wellknown members of the state’s Gree More...

Lobster and salmon from Maine served at inauguration

AUGUSTA (AP) — Officials say farm-raised salmon from Eastport, Maine, was on the menu at the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington.  New England fare was well-represented at the event with attendees also dining on Maine lobs More...

Man dead, police officer injured Waldoboro shooting

WALDOBORO (AP) — Maine police say a man is dead and a police officer injured in a shooting in Waldoboro.  Authorities say two officers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance at a home around 1 a.m. More...

2 highway deaths reported

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine State Police say two people have died in separate crashes in Whitefield and Westbrook.  Troopers say 62-year-old Robert Frith was killed Friday when the dump truck that he was driving overturned and hit a tree in White More...

1 dead after car crashes into river

WESTBROOK (AP) — Police say at least one person has died after a car crashed into a river in Westbook.  WGME-TV reports a passerby reported the vehicle submerged in the Stroudwater River on Sunday morning.  The Westbrook police chief More...

Turnpike employee in safety vehicle struck and killed

PORTLAND (AP) — A man fatally struck by a truck at a construction site has been identified as a Maine Turnpike employee who was picking up safety cones.  State police say Jeffrey Abbott was one of two people killed in separate crashes Frid More...

Police identify body recovered from beach

CAPE ELIZABETH (AP) — Police believe a body found this week on a Maine beach is that of a Portland man who was reported missing by his family in November.  The Portland Police Department on Friday extended condolences to the family of 29-y More...

Body recovered from river in Bucksport

BUCKSPORT (AP) — Police say a body has been recovered from the Penobscot River in the town of Bucksport.  Police said Saturday that the chief medical examiner in Augusta is tasked with determining the identity of the male body.  No ot More...

Amazon collecting sales tax in Vermont

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R.I. leader proposes free tuition for all

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A college-for-all idea that sparked Democratic voter enthusiasm during the presidential race could now be tested in the smallest state.  More...