January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Penobscot sheriff told activist of probe

BANGOR ( AP) — The Penobscot County sheriff is defending his decision to tell friend and longtime area activist the Rev. Robert Carlson that he was under investigation by Maine State Police just hours before his suicide. More...

Lawmakers to hear ‘Caylee’s Law’ bills

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A legislative committee is holding hearings on a pair of bills requiring notification of authorities when a child is missing. More...

Portland-bound jet diverted to Albany

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A regional jet made an unscheduled stop at the Albany International Airport after its crew noticed a problem with a fuel gauge. More...

Man requests flogging instead of prison

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man who asked to be publicly flogged instead of being sent to prison will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. U. S. District Judge John Woodcock on Tuesday ordered the evaluation for 34- year-old Domingos Nobrega of Bangor. More...

Toddler’s mom unable to finish polygraph

PORTLAND ( AP) — The mother of a toddler reported missing from her father’s Waterville home a month ago says she was unable to finish a lie detector test because of a medical condition. More...

Tobacco use report card shows slide

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s latest report card on tobacco use shows a continuing slide in the state’s grades. More...

LePage to hold 12th Capitol for a Day

LEWISTON ( AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is meeting with business and community leaders in Androscoggin County for his 12th Capitol for a Day event. The governor today is visiting Geiger Bros. More...

DEP approves revised Oakfield wind project

AUGUSTA ( AP) — State environmental regulators have approved a revised plan for the Oakfield wind power project in northern Maine. More...

CMP stops contractor’s work after death

SACO ( AP) — Central Maine Power Co. has ordered one of its contractors to stop work pending an investigation into the death of an employee who fell from a utility pole. John Plante of Oakland was working for Hawkeye LLC of Hauppauge, N. More...