December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Maine

New route sought in examining park plan

MILLINOCKET As a public debate over a northern Maine national park becomes politicized and drifts toward personalities, a former Maine Senate president is calling for a broader look at the future uses of the region. More...

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...

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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...

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. 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...

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. 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. 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-jerker More...

LePage proposes massive MaineCare cuts

AUGUSTA More than 65,000 lowincome residents will lose health coverage through the state’s MaineCare program under a sweeping overhaul proposed Tuesday by the LePage administration. More...

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Cold case breaker: Discarded cigarette SKOWHEGAN ( AP) — A court document reveals that it was a discarded cigarette that led to the arrest of a Maine man in a 31-year-old murder case. More...

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Reward offered for info on jail escapee SANFORD (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the location and arrest of a New Hampshire jail escapee who may be in Maine. More...

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N.H. escaped inmate remains at large SANFORD ( AP) — Residents of several Maine communities remain on edge as police continue to search for a man who escaped from a New Hampshire jail. 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. 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. More...

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2 people arrested after 4-hour manhunt 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. on Monday where they found a man suffering from stab wounds. 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. More...