January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

UPDATED: Senate District 20 voters will elect Trahan's successor on Feb. 14

Primary could set up historic rematch

AUGUSTA — Secretary of State Charlie Summers announced Thursday that voters in state Senate District 20 will go to the polls Feb. 14 to elect a new senator to complete the term of Sen. More...

Ex-Chelsea official seeks settlement

AUGUSTA (AP) — An attorney for a former Chelsea selectwoman accused of accepting kickbacks from a plowing contractor in exchange for getting him work with the town says he is working with federal prosecutors on a possible settlement. More...

Man arrested for Augusta abduction

AUGUSTA (AP) — Augusta police say they have arrested a man who abducted a woman at random from a Walmart parking lot last month. More...

L.L. Bean to offer limited-edition paddle

ORONO (AP) — Two Maine companies are teaming up to make limited edition 100th anniversary paddles for L.L. Bean. Shaw & Tenney in Orono has been making wooden oars and paddles since 1858. More...

2 arrested, 1 sought in meth lab case

PRESQUE ISLE ( AP) — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says its investigation into a meth lab in Presque Isle has led to two arrests and a warrant for a third suspect. More...

Lawmakers open session

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Gov. More...

Five people accused of welfare fraud

AUBURN ( AP) — Four Lewiston men and a woman from Waterford are facing welfare fraud charges. More...

Maine DEP resurrects environmental awards

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection is resurrecting a program that recognizes environmental stewardship. The DEP is taking nominations for the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. More...

Hunter charged with shooting family dog

YORK (AP) — A hunter has been charged with fatally shooting a family’s dog in southern Maine. Gregory Brown, 39, says he mistook the dog for a coyote. More...

Maine organization fires online reporter

PORTLAND (AP) — A conservative advocacy group has fired a reporter for its newly established online news service after he was accused of having a history of making racist comments. More...

Man accused of robbing supermarket

WATERBORO (AP) — Bail has been set at $250,000 for a 23- year- old Maine man accused of robbing a supermarket and suspected of several other robberies. Sheriff ’s detectives arrested Christopher Dimastrantonio of Gorham on Tuesday. More...