January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

New search begins for toddler

WATERVILLE (AP) — Dive teams from the Maine Warden Service and the state police will begin searching bodies of water around Waterville today for a toddler who’s been missing since December. More...

Officials ID body found on island

GOULDSBORO ( AP) — Officials say a body found on an eastern Maine island on Jan. 4 was that of a 57-yearold man who was reported missing last month. More...

Maine warns of investment schemes

GARDINER ( AP) — Officials are warning potential entrepreneurs to be wary of certain business investment schemes, especially “work at home” ventures. More...

Reward offered in 4-year-old homicide

WOODLAND (AP) — State police are hoping a $ 40,000 reward will bring in tips that lead them to the person who killed a Woodland man nearly four years ago. More...

Man accused of taking lunch money

HALLOWELL ( AP) — Police say a man attending his son’s basketball game at an elementary school went to the cafeteria and stole $40 in student lunch money. More...

Maine court hears Moosehead case

PORTLAND Critics of a massive residential development in the Moosehead Lake region urged the state supreme court on Tuesday to send the case back to Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission, while a lawyer for the agency argued that the panel ac More...

CMP clears another municipal hurdle

KENNEBUNK (AP) — Central Maine Power Co. has received approval from Kennebunk to upgrade the power grid, the last major hurdle in municipal permitting for the massive project. More...

Maine seeks update of expulsion rules

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would bar Maine school districts from expelling students without giving them a time line or plan for returning to class. Sen. More...

Dental office worker receives 6 months

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A former bookkeeper at an Augusta dental practice has been sentenced to six months in jail for embezzling about $120,000 from the business. More...

Woman pleads guilty to wire fraud, theft

PORTLAND ( AP) — A Westbrook woman has pleaded guilty to stealing about $29,000 from her ex-husband’s retirement savings. Martha Collins pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Portland on Tuesday to wire fraud and identity theft. More...