December 2, 2011 RSS feed / Maine

Report lauds state’s school data collection

BANGOR   A national report released Thursday says Maine is making considerable progress on a project that at first glance might seem like a load of information technology mumbo jumbo. More...

Portland panel nixes park permit for Occupy

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s Public Safety Committee has unanimously recommended that the City Council reject OccupyMaine’s request for a permit to remain camped in a city park.  The 3-0 vote came Thursday night after a five-hour More...

Probe continues into shootings

DOVER-FOXCROFT (AP) — State police investigators have not pinpointed why a sheriff ’s department dispatcher gunned down his wife’s ex-husband before he was fatally shot by a trooper, officials said Wednesday.  No single issue e More...

Police kill gunman after fatal shooting

DOVER-FOXCROFT (AP) — A sheriff ’s department dispatcher walked into a nursing home and fatally shot a maintenance worker Tuesday morning before fleeing to nearby fairgrounds, where he was shot and killed by a state trooper, officials sai More...

Occupy Augusta, police, agree to standstill

AUGUSTA   Members of Occupy Augusta and the Maine Capitol Police agreed Monday to a standstill in a brewing dispute over an encampment in a state-owned park.  More...

Police: Man fatally stabbed in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police are investigating a fatal stabbing.  Police said in a statement that they responded to a Forest Avenue home at about 7:15 p.m. More...

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Hunter found dead in northern Maine   AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Warden Service says a hunter’s body has been found in the town of Shirley.  Officials say 54- year- old Dean Poulin of Waterville was hunting near Routes 6-15 on Sa More...

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Bangor man arrested on drug charges   BREWER (AP) — Brewer police following up on a tip about suspicious activity have arrested a Bangor man and accused him of selling the recreational drug known as bath salts.  More...

Women’s drum group performs Saturday

LEWISTON — Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, a six-piece women’s drumming and world music ensemble, will perform an all-ages show at 7: 30 p. m. More...

Holden man pulls gun in Silly String dispute

BREWER (AP) — A Holden man has been charged with pulling a gun on another man in a dispute that began over Silly String.  Police say 21- year- old Michael Bragdon was arrested Wednesday as he drove out of a supermarket parking lot in Brewe More...

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Washington County judge sanctioned   BANGOR (AP) — A Washington County probate judge has been sanctioned by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court for not dealing with cases fast enough.  More...

Man sentenced in roommate killing in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland man convicted in the shooting death of his roommate has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.  Daudoit Butsitsi was accused of ambushing Serge Mulongo on the night of Feb. 10, 2010, in a revenge killing. More...

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Three suspected of taking oil from home   BELFAST (AP) — Police in Belfast say three men are suspected of siphoning oil from an outdoor oil tank at the vacant home of a woman who recently died.  Police say the three were detained earl More...

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2 people arrested after 4-hour manhunt   More...

State budget task force agrees on $25M in cuts

AUGUSTA   A state task force created to identify $25 million in budget cuts to address a shortfall in the 2012-13 biennial budget has met its goal.  Members of the Streamline and Prioritize Core Government Services Task Force wrapped up the More...

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Report: Maine family should be alive   DEXTER (AP) — A new law enforcement report says a Dexter woman and her two children would be alive today if the state’s justice system worked better.  Authorities say Steven Lake killed him More...

Book aims to help kids cope with loss of a pet

PORTLAND   First there was Marley, the rambunctious Labrador retriever whose death brought readers to tears in John Grogan’s “Marley and Me.” Now there’s Sammy, a mixed-breed hound who’s the subject of another tear- More...

Report: Maine among big land conserving states

CAMDEN ( AP) — A new census of land trusts says 10 million acres have been conserved nationwide since 2005, including nearly 2 million in Maine.  The National Land Trust Census shows that the recession has not hurt voluntary land conservat More...

Mill’s reopening stokes Maine towns’ hopes

Clouds that shrouded mighty Mount Katahdin on a still November morning gradually lifted above its milehigh summit as the day wore on, just as a pale of gloom is giving way to a glow of optimism in two northern Maine towns below.  More...

Victorian Christmas open house features cookie walk

PHIPPSBURG — The Phippsburg Historical Society will hold its annual Victorian Christmas Open House and Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...