April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Senate sustains veto of solar rebate bill

AUGUSTA The Maine Senate failed to muster enough support Wednesday to revive a bill that would have restored a program that provides rebates for residents and businesses who install solar panels. More...

Antidote access expansion bill OK’d

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-led House has given final approval to a bill that would provide more people with access to an antidote that can prevent deaths from drug overdoses. More...

Bates student faces assault charge

LEWISTON (AP) — A Bates College student who’s listed as a captain of the football team and a member of the lacrosse team is facing charges for allegedly bursting into a stranger’s home and knocking over the elderly resident. More...

Man sentenced on sex charges

BELFAST (AP) — A Winterport man has been sentenced to nine months in jail for sexually abusing a child. David Hyatt was sentenced this week in Waldo County Superior Court to serve nine months of a sixyear sentence and 12 years of probation. More...

WMTW-TV to move studio out of Portland

PORTLAND ( AP) — WMTW- TV is moving its downtown Portland studio to a “broadcast-ready studio” in Westbrook this fall. More...

Shipping crude by rail in Maine

Railroads carried 4.2 million barrels of crude oil — enough to fill up 267 Olympic-size swimming pools — through Maine last year, up from 25,000 barrels in 2011 and down from 5.2 million barrels in 2012. More...

Caswell man dies after moving truck in flood

CASWELL The Maine Warden Service says a 74-year-old man has been found dead after he stepped into a culvert and was swept downstream after moving his truck across a flooded road in Caswell. More...

Ex-State Police chief denies sex charges

PORTLAND (AP) — A former Maine State Police chief has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old relative. A lawyer for Andrew Demers Jr. More...

Driver loses control of potato truck

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine potato truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into several trees off of Interstate 95 in Carmel. More...

UMS administrator’s $40K raise under fire

AUGUSTA (AP) — A $40,000 raise for a top University of Maine System administrator is being criticized by some for coming at a time when faculty and programs are being cut. More...

Maine to Nova Scotia ferry arrives today

PORTLAND (AP) — The new ferry that will connect Maine to Nova Scotia is making its first appearance in the state’s largest city. More...