December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

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...

Police charge runaway with breaking into summer homes

BELGRADE (AP) — State police in Maine say a 17-yearold runaway boy was arrested after breaking into summer homes, one of which he was living in.  Police say eight seasonal homes had been broken into in Belgrade along Messalonskee Lake. More...

Woman admits to break-in that scared woman to death

BELFAST (AP) — A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a home invasion victim was literally scared to death.  Belfast officials say 37-yearold Tara Shibles pleaded guilty in a deal with the state for a 10-month jail sentence More...

Man to serve year in jail for unlicensed bitcoin operation

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Detroit man has been sentenced to slightly more than a year in prison for operating an unlicensed bitcoin business.  More...

US Rep. Chellie Pingree considering a run for governor

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Supplement makers settle fraud charges with Maine’s AG, FTC

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says a health products company and its owner are settling charges brought by herself and the Federal Trade Commission that alleged they deceived consumers.  More...

2nd finance agency downgrades MaineGeneral rating

AUGUSTA (AP) — A second agency has lowered MaineGeneral Medical Center’s credit rating after the loss of several primary care doctors last year.  More...

Senators want to prioritize preventive care cost savings

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is among a group of lawmakers who wants the Congressional Budget Office to prioritize the role of prevention in health care.  More...