November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Maine

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Teen charged with arson in school fire   VASSALBORO (AP) — Fire investigators have charged a 13-year-old Maine girl with arson for allegedly setting fire to toilet paper at her school, forcing hundreds of students to be evacuated.  More...

Ethics staff wants Maine campaign spending probe

AUGUSTA (AP) — Ethics commission staff members want the attorney general to investigate a freshman legislator’s campaign spending, which an audit found included falsified receipts and false expenditure claims.  More...

Sebago deer hunter shot, dies at scene

SEBAGO (AP) — The Maine Warden Service on Sunday was investigating the fatal shooting of a hunter a day earlier.  Wardens said Peter Kolofsky, 46, of Sebago, was wearing hunter orange when he was shot Saturday afternoon. More...

6 left homeless after West Paris house fire

WEST PARIS ( AP) — A family of six is homeless following a weekend blaze that gutted their West Paris home.  Fire Chief Norm St. Pierre says the blaze at the home of Josh and Kristy Basso was reported just before 11 a.m. on Sunday. More...

Impact of U.S. deficit cuts unknown in Maine

AUGUSTA   With a possibility of $1 trillion in across-the-board federal spending cuts looming on the horizon, a revenue official in Maine said Monday it’s much too early to say what ripple effects those deficitreduction efforts would have More...

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4 rural post offices spared from cuts   BELFAST ( AP) — Four rural post offices in Maine won’t become victims of the postal service’s financial woes.  More...

Tribe not gambling on casino approval

INDIAN TOWNSHIP (AP) — One voice has been largely silent as Maine residents prepare to vote whether to allow three more casinos in Maine.  More...

Woman charged after crashing into home

OWLS HEAD ( AP) — Authorities say an Owls Head woman is facing drunken driving charges after crashing her car into a home over the weekend, totaling the vehicle and causing extensive damage to the home.  The Knox County Sheriff ’s Of More...