January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

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...

Private prison bill heads to dead files

AUGUSTA — A bill to allow a privately run prison in Maine, carried over from last year’s session in hopes of addressing the needs of aging inmates with more medical concerns, was killed Monday after lawmakers were told no one is interested in r More...

Maine Agricultural Trades Show opens

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Gov. Paul LePage will be on hand when the 71st annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show kicks off in Augusta. More...

Maine early college program gets award

PORTLAND ( AP) — The New England Board of Higher Education is honoring a Maine program that targets high school students who are undecided about higher education but who have the potential to succeed in college. More...

Portland woman faces drug trafficking charge

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine police have seized nearly 1,000 prescription painkillers from a Portland woman they say was trying to sell them on the streets. More...

Maine gets $3M from feds for highway repair

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $ 3 million to the Maine Department of Transportation to repair or reconstruct federal aid highways and roads on federal land damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. More...

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...

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...

Mass. man shoots himself in Maine

DEXTER (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been hospitalized after police say he accidentally shot himself in the leg while visiting Maine. More...

Medical marijuana dispensary to open

HALLOWELL ( AP) — A nonprofit company is opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Hallowell. Wellness Connection of Maine plans an open house to mark the opening of its Hallowell facility today. More...

2 dead in unrelated Maine car crashes

BIDDEFORD (AP) — A 19- year-old Biddeford man and a 20- year- old Wilton woman have died in unrelated car crashes in Maine. More...

Jay man calls cops, then he gets arrested

JAY (AP) — A Jay man who called police to report a burglary at his garage landed in hot water when responding officers uncovered what they called an elaborate marijuana growing operation at his home. More...