May 14, 2018 RSS feed / Maine

Police: Trooper shot, killed man in armed confrontation

WALES (AP) — Maine State Police say a trooper shot and killed a man in an armed confrontation.  More...

Lobster industry fears weaker shells, but evidence is mixed

PORTLAND More people outside the U.S. are enjoying the New England tradition of cracking open a freshly cooked American lobster, and that experience hinges on one thing — the lobster getting there alive. More...

Candidates for governor split on economy, pot, ranked choice voting

AUGUSTA Gubernatorial candidates say it’s time to focus on lingering economic challenges facing rural communities following Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s eight years steadying Maine’s finances. More...

No injuries as fire heavily damages Damariscotta home

A fire heavily damaged a home in Damariscotta Thursday afternoon and remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.  A dispatcher for the Lincoln County Communications Center said the fire at 10 Woods Lane, located off Egy More...

Suspect in Gronk break-in caught

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Man charged after fatal crash

AUBURN (AP) — A Maine man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed a motorcyclist.  The Sun Journal reports 34-year-old Steven Primavera was arrested Wednesday and indicted by a grand jury in the death of More...

Kennebunk man charged following fire that burned hundreds of acres

A 69-year-old Kennebunk man has been summoned in connection with a wildfire that destroyed 314 acres in York County earlier this month.  State forest rangers have issued a summons to Michiel Brown of Kennebunk, alleging he failed to properly ext More...

Elation over a son’s recovery; devastation over other’s loss

PORTLAND   Two parents are elated that their eldest son is recovering from nearly drowning and anguished that his younger brother remains missing two weeks after falling into a river.  More...

Affidavits: Victims were alive when box truck was set afire

BANGOR (AP) — Court documents indicate two homeless people in Maine were alive before a man allegedly set fire to a box truck in which they were sleeping.  More...

Boyne completes purchase of 6 ski resorts

(AP) Michigan-based Boyne Resorts has completed its purchase of six ski resorts it was operating under longterm lease agreements from Maine to British Columbia.  CEO Stephen Kircher called the closing with Oz Real Estate this week “excepti More...

Martial arts expert argues he pummeled man in self defense

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine mixed martial art fighter is losing his argument that he was defending himself when he repeatedly punched an unconscious victim in the head. More...

Mayor who tweeted ‘Eat it, Hogg’ faces recall on June 12

WATERVILLE   Voters in a Maine city will decide next month whether to keep their mayor in office in the wake of the Republican’s use of Twitter to mock a school shooting survivor.  More...

UMaine brings goats to campus to help stressed students

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine has deployed a herd of goats to help students get through a stressful finals season at the end of the semester.  There was a line of students waiting this week to get close to the goats. More...

Post-LePage, parties vie for control of Maine seats

AUGUSTA   Candidates hoping to succeed term-limited, Republican Gov. More...

Scarborough voters oust 3 school board members by wide margins

SCARBOROUGH   The town’s voters decided overwhelmingly Tuesday to remove three school board members from office in the town’s first-ever recall election after months of controversy involving the superintendent and the high school pri More...

Court upholds disqualifying GOP man from U.S. Senate race

AUGUSTA (AP) — A would-be Republican candidate is disqualified from running for U.S. Senate in Maine over evidence of invalid signatures on his ballot petition.  More...

Senators differ on of Iran deal withdrawal

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s U.S. senators differ over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.  More...

Motorist killed in Gray crash

GRAY (AP) — The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Department says a motorist was killed when his car crashed into a tree in Gray.  Deputies say 72-year-old Richard Shok, of Wells, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the More...

‘We’ve got the watch from here’

Cpl. Eugene Cole honored by community, fellow officers

BANGOR The final police radio transmission for officer 1312 went out at 1:47 p.m. Monday. “Cpl. More...

Bookstore pulls books by author accused of sexual misconduct

WESTBROOK (AP) — A Maine bookstore says it is pulling books written by Junot Diaz, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.  More...