January 6, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

LePage gets early start on 2014 campaign

PORTLAND ( AP) — The next gubernatorial election in Maine is nearly three years away, but that hasn’t stopped Gov. Paul LePage from forming a re-election committee, holding a fundraiser and launching a re-election website. More...

Woman seeking drugs robs pharmacy

CORINTH ( AP) — Maine State Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Corinth pharmacy and made off with a large amount of prescription drugs. The Whitney Family Supermarket was robbed on Wednesday around 6:45 p.m. More...

Body found on shore of Maine island

GOULDSBORO (AP) — A search pilot looking for an eastern Maine man who went missing more than a month ago has found a body on the shore of an island. More...

Witness in coffee shop trial arrested

WATERVILLE ( AP) — A key witness in the trial of a man convicted of burning down a Vassalboro coffee shop that employed topless servers has attempted suicide while in jail. More...

CMP sets 1,000th pole in power project

AUGUSTA (AP) — Central Maine Power Co. says it has reached a milestone in its project to build a 440- mile transmission line through the southern half of Maine. More...

Driver in crash had suspended license

GARDINER (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a cargo van that crashed in Gardiner last weekend, killing him and his adult grandson, was not legally allowed to drive. More...

Portland man gets 16 years for robberies

PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a series of robberies, including one in which he and his girlfriend drove to the robbery site with their 4-year-old son in the car. More...

Raye seeks rematch against Rep. Michaud

EASTPORT (AP) — Senate President Kevin Raye says he’s going to seek a rematch with Democratic incumbent Rep. Michael Michaud in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. More...

Fire marshal retiring after 14 years

PORTLAND ( AP) — Maine’s fire marshal for the past 14 years is retiring at the end of the month. John Dean of Winthrop was a Maine firefighter for 27 years before becoming fire marshal in 1998. More...

CDC: 19 sickened by ‘bad’ beef

PORTLAND (AP) — A total of 19 people from seven states have become sick from salmonella linked to ground beef sold by Hannaford. More...

Maine-based cutter returns 125 Haitians

MIAMI ( AP) — A Mainebased Coast Guard cutter has returned 125 Haitians to their island country. A Coast Guard air crew spotted the overloaded sail freighter this week and directed the Reliance to intercept the vessel. More...

Father of missing toddler speaks out

WATERVILLE (AP) — The father whose 20- month- old daughter went missing before Christmas in Waterville has some words for TV talk show host Nancy Grace. More...

Sex offender facing new abuse charges

BETHEL (AP) — Police say a registered sex offender living in Bethel has been charged with sexually abusing a teenager. Rumford Detective Sgt. More...

Man wanted welfare to pay electric bill

ROCKLAND (AP) — Police say a Rockland man lied and forged documents in an attempt to get welfare benefits they say he needed to pay a delinquent $1,000 electric bill. More...