January 2, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Conditions remain unsafe as Maine ice fishing begins

PORTLAND ( AP) — Maine’s ice fishing season is kicking off with the new year, but wildlife officials are warning that ice conditions are unsafe across much of the state. More...

Shrimp fishing season kicks off in Maine gulf

PORTLAND (AP) — Fishermen are casting their nets as the Gulf of Maine shrimp fishing season kicks off. More...

Maine road deaths lowest since 1959

PORTLAND Even as drivers are increasingly distracted by cellphones, email and texting, the number of highway deaths dipped to the lowest level in more than five decades in Maine and to an all-time low in neighboring New Hampshire in 2011, officials More...

Maine 2011 fire deaths more than double from ’10

PORTLAND ( AP) — The number of fire deaths in Maine more than doubled last year from the state’s record low set in 2010. Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says the state recorded nine fire deaths in 2010. More...

Missing toddler’s dad pleads for her return

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The father of a missing Maine toddler says he hopes to tell whoever has her that “they have no right” to have taken her. More...

High court to hear woman’s suicide case

PORTLAND ( AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments to decide if the parents of a 25- year-old woman were legally obligated in preventing her from committing suicide. More...