March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Maine

Dentist pays nearly $500K in settlement

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine dentist is paying nearly a half million dollars to settle claims involving improper billing for such irregularities as unsubstantiated tooth extractions and prescriptions of narcotics without proper justification. More...

Appeal of Bingham wind farm withdrawn

AUGUSTA (AP) — An environmental group fighting a Somerset County wind farm has abandoned its appeal of the state’s decision to grant a license for the project, clearing the way for construction. More...

Fellow inmates: Dube told us he killed Nicole Cable

BANGOR Fellow inmates of a man accused of luring a 15-yearold girl to her death via Facebook testified Wednesday that he told them he killed her. More...

Maine heating prices continue to climb

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil climbed 7 cents in the past week. More...

Lawmaker promotes new minimum wage bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new effort to raise the minimum wage is underway in Augusta. A bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Gina Melaragno of Auburn would raise the minimum wage from $7.50 to $12 per hour by 2020. More...

Man ordered to repay $36K back in taxes

PARIS (AP) — A Rumford man has been ordered to repay the state almost $36,000 after pleading guilty to falsifying his tax returns by claiming he lived in New Hampshire. More...

Speed blamed for massive I-95 pileup

ETNA (AP) — State transportation officials say a 75- vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 last week was likely caused by people driving too fast for the wintry conditions. More...