January 13, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

More snow finally arrives

CONCORD, N. H. ( AP) — Northern New Englanders who feared — or hoped — they’d be in for a long, snowy winter after the first flakes fell in October finally got a second helping Thursday, more than two months later. More...

High court upholds Holland’s conviction

PORTLAND ( AP) — Maine’s supreme court has upheld the conviction and two life sentences for a Biddeford man who shot two brothers outside his home in a latenight confrontation. More...

41-year-old skier dies at Sugarloaf resort

CARRABASSETT VALLEY ( AP) — A 41- year- old skier has died after hitting a tree at Sugarloaf resort in Maine. Resort management say the man was on a green circle, or “easier” trail, at about 3:45 p.m. More...

Lewiston mission vandalized twice

LEWISTON ( AP) — A Lewiston mission that provides clothing, free meals and a safe place for at-risk youth to do homework has been vandalized twice in the past week. More...

Jay man faces several sex charges

FARMINGTON ( AP) — A Jay man has been indicted on several sex charges involving minors. More...

Controversial book to stay in RSU 10 libraries

DIXFIELD ( AP) — The board of a western Maine school district has voted to allow a book that contains sexual themes and strong language in district middle school libraries, but will only lend it to students who have parental permission. More...

Maine confirms 1st ‘bath salts’ OD death

BANGOR ( AP) — The Maine medical examiner’s office says a man who died at a Bangor hospital last summer is the state’s first confirmed death as a result of an overdose of the drug known as bath salts. More...

6 Maine schools to be replaced, renovated

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Board of Education has signed off on improvements to six schools in critical need of renovation or replacement. More...

Farmland Trust hits preservation milestone

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Farmland Trust says it’s reached the 30,000-acre mark in its campaign to preserve 100,000 acres of farmland for future generations of farmers. 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...

LePage to attend King breakfast

AUGUSTA (AP) — A year after Gov. More...

Baxter park officials accept land gift

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Baxter State Park Authority has accepted a 140-acre gift from a forest management company to the northern Maine wilderness preserve. The land has been donated by Huber Resources. More...

Maine Dems line up behind health law

AUGUSTA ( AP) — State Rep. Sharon Treat says she’s joining 50 other Maine Democrats and hundreds of legislators across the country in filing a “ friend of the court” brief with the U. S. More...

Armed man robs Portland credit union

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police are looking for an armed man who robbed a city credit union. Police say the man entered the University Credit Union just after 4 p.m. More...

Mass. man indicted in woman’s death

FARMINGTON ( AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Massachusetts man on a murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing of an 81- year-old woman in Maine last summer. More...

Teen to take 2,000 shots in memory of his mom

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A 13-year-old seventh-grade basketball player is taking 2,000 shots over eight days to raise money and honor the memory of his mother, who died of breast cancer. More...

Man dies after being found lying in alley

ELLSWORTH ( AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man found lying on the ground in an Ellsworth alley. More...

Maine snowpack at low level historically

AUGUSTA (AP) — Officials say Maine’s snowpack is currently at one of its lowest levels on record for this time of year. More...

Biddeford bakery unaffected by filing

BIDDEFORD (AP) — A Biddeford city official says he has been assured that the bankruptcy filing by the company that makes Wonder Bread and Twinkies will not immediately affect the company’s bakery in the city. More...

Divers search icy river for tot

Ayla Reynolds was reported missing Dec. 17

Divers searched a half-mile stretch of an icy river Wednesday for any sign of a toddler who’s been missing for more than three weeks, and authorities said investigators are considering all possibilities related to the girl’s disappearance More...